“I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself": Limited Nonesuch Press edition of the Essays of Montaigne; one of only 1375 copies
MONTAIGNE, Michel de. Translated by John Florio.
Item Number: 96155
London: The Nonesuch Press, 1931.
Limited Nonesuch Press edition of the Essays of Montaigne. Octavo, two volumes, bound in full contemporary morocco with gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, morocco spine label, green morocco inlays within gilt frames to the front panels. One of only 1375 copies, this is number 1177. Edited by J. M. Stewart. In near fine condition.
Founded in 1922 in London by Francis Meynell, his second wife Vera Mendel, and their mutual friend David Garnett, The Nonesuch Press was established in the basement of Garnett's bookshop in Soho. Nonesuch was unusual among private presses in that it used a small hand press to design books and then had them printed by commercial printers. Among the press's best-known editions were the collected works of William Congreve and William Wycherley and translations of Cervantes and Dante.