SR - OS - 99.3 French/
, 179, , 193-450, , 475-484, 487-664,  p. ; 2°.
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General note: A translation of: Essais. First word of title is xylographic. Title page continues onto verso. Books 2 and 3 each has separate dated title page on leaves R1r and 2R1r, respectively; register is continuous. Leaf 2Q4 is blank. With two final errata leaves. Signatures: A8 [par.]² B-Q6 R4 S-2P6 2Q-2R4 2S-3I6 3K4 [3L]². Preliminaries include quire [par.]² following A8. [Par.]1 bears a poem to John Florio; [par.]2 bears errors and omissions; these 2 leaves are frequently lacking. Entered to E. Aggas 20 October 1595; to E. Blount 4 June 1600. No slip cancel on B1r; quire [para.] present; wormhole from beginning through quire M, slightly affecting text UK-SuSCL Cited in: STC (2nd ed.), 18041 Pforzheimer, 378 Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, 1961. 1 microfilm reel; 35mm. (Early English books, 1475-1640; 895:16). Ownership and custodial history: MS. ink initials on tp. "K.G."; ink marginal marks (?18thC) on pp. 64,65, 67; armorial bookplate, 18thC, with motto 'victoria concordia crescit'. Arms of Richard Townley, 1566-1628, of Townley, Lancashire, blind-stamped on the front and back boards UK-SuSCL Binding Information: Contemporary full leather with coat of arms of Richard Townley, 1566-1628, of Townley, Lancashire, dated 1603, motto 'TENEZ LE VRAY' blind-stamped on boards UK-SuSCL