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Cornwallis, Sir William (1579-1614) Essayes.

Auction:
3117B
Lot:
41
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$2,460$2,000

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3117B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 20, 2018 12:00PM

Description:

Cornwallis, Sir William (1579-1614) Essayes. London: Printed [by S. Stafford] for Edmund Mattes, at the signe of the Hand and Plowgh in Fleet-street, 1600. First edition, part one only, 12mo, woodcut device on title, bound in full olive morocco by Mounteney, tooled in gilt, a.e.g., in a custom half morocco box, 4 3/4 x 2 1/2 in.

Cornwallis influenced the essay-writing styles of Montaigne and Bacon, and helped define the English style of the genre.

A4, B-N8, O2.
http://estc.bl.uk/S108699
Estimate $3,500-4,500


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Keywords

William, Edmund Mattes, London, Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, Governors-General of India, Lords Lieutenant of Ireland, Michel de Montaigne, Military personnel, Philosophy

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