Des Livres (Jan van Krimpen)

Ah. Des Livres of Michel de Montaigne. If that means as little to you as it means to us, there’s hope: This is a lovely example of Dutch bookmaking. Designed by Jan van Krimpen and set in Romulus types, this couldn’t be more special. Now, one more things about this book: On the colophon there is a string of initials, probably of members of the Nonpareil Club. On one of the blank leaves at the back of the book, someone has translated some of those initials into names. The only two we recognize are JvK, SLH, and GWO. If you get this book, let us know if you break the code.
  • Author: Michel de Montaigne
  • Size: 4.25 × 7.125 inches
  • Pages: 32
  • Language: French
  • Binding: Hardcover in marbled paper
  • Publisher: Nonpareil, 1951