“THE UNFOLDING OF A MIND OF GENIUS IN DIALOGUE WITH ITSELF”
MONTAIGNE. Essayes Written in French. London, 1613.
Second edition in English of Montaigne’s seminal masterpiece, with the important Elizabethan translation of John Florio used by Shakespeare as a source for The Tempest (circa 1611), a work profoundly influenced by Lucretius, who is quoted almost a hundred times in the work, a splendid folio volume in contemporary calf boards. $16,000.