Book #60001

In Praise of Folly; Together with a Life of Erasmus and His Epistle Addressed to Sir Thomas More

Desiderius Erasmus
In Praise of Folly; Together with a Life of Erasmus and His Epistle Addressed to Sir Thomas More. Desiderius Erasmus.
In Praise of Folly; Together with a Life of Erasmus and His Epistle Addressed to Sir Thomas More

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: Reprint Edition
Size: 16mo
Publisher: London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, [1951].

A handsome Sesame Library [1951] edition in Fine condition with 54th and 55th leaves becoming detached from the upper spine and previous owner's stamp to rear pastedown; lacking dust-wrapper (as issued?). Charming small format book bound in navy cloth with brilliant silver embossed titles on spine, peppered with classical black and white Holbein style woodcuts throughout. [4], [i-ii] iii-xxiv, [1]-223 [224-8] pages.

This ecumenical humorous Renaissance classic using Folly, herself, to highlight the wasteful and pedantic efforts of man was ostensibly written at the home of the author Erasmus's friend Thomas More. The book was widely printed and later used during the Elizabethan age as a tool of education and has endured to the present day as an all-time piece of classical literature; Ex-Libris; Wood block print.

Price: $15.00