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In Praise of Folly. Illustrated with many curious Cuts, Designed, Drawn, and Etched by Hans Holbein, with Portrait, Life of Erasmus, and his Epistle addressed to Sir Thomas More.
London: Reeves & Turner, 1876 - Octavo (218 x 144 mm). Modern red calf, raised bands with gilt Greek key tooling to spine, compartments tooled in gilt, brown and green labels, double gilt fillet to covers, board edges gilt, turn-ins gilt, edges gilt. In a custom red cloth slipcase. Joints just starting, wear to labels. An excellent copy. Portrait frontispiece with tissue guard, 77 plates. An attractively bound copy of Erasmus's seminal work, written in 1509. This edition is after the translation from the Latin by White Kennett (1660–1728) and includes the illustrations by Holbein which were produced for Johann Froben's 1515 edition.
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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