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Typographical design by Bruce Rogers (American, 1870–1957), Author Michel de Montaigne (French, 1533–1592), Editor George Burnham Ives (American, 1856–1930), Publisher Houghton, Mifflin and Co. (American, founded in 1880), Printer Riverside Press (American, founded in 1852)

Place of Publication: Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Place of Publication: New York, New York, USA


Overall (each vol., variable): 36.9 x 24.5 x 7.3 cm (14 1/2 x 9 5/8 x 2 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with letterpress decorative borders, initials, frontispiece portrait, and photomechanical facsimiles

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Boston and New York; Houghton Mifflin & Company, 1902[-1904]) 36.9 cm, 3 vols.; (v. 1) [4 ff.] 415 pp. [1 f.]; (v. 2) [3 ff.] 582 pp. [1 f.]; (v. 3) [3 ff.] 492 pp. [1 f.]; original publisher’s half pale green cloth with printed paper spine label, marbled pale green paper boards (green cloth box).

Boston and New York; Houghton Mifflin & Company, 1902[-1904]


William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent