ROGERS, Bruce. Montaigne, Michel de. ~ Essays of Lord Michael of Montaigne.
Three Volumes. Woodcut portraits, ornamental borders and initials. One of 265 sets, this no 102. Designed by Bruce Rogers and printed at the Riverside Press. Translated from the French by John Florio. Edited and with notes by George B. Ives. Extra spine labels tipped-in to rear of volumes 2 and 3 only. Folio, a largely unopened set in the original linen backed pale green marbled paper covered boards, printed title labels to spines, volumes 1 and 3 lacking the plain dust jacket. Each volume housed in publisher’s green cloth boxes. All volumes very bright and fresh with a little darkening to the linen of the third volume, original rather soiled but sturdy boxes.
Rogers’s ‘Montaigne’ typeface was inspired by Nicholas Jenson’s 15th century alphabets.