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Lot nr:779
Book nr:26483
Title:Moorias egkoomion
Description:8vo, [80], 336, [12] pp, with engraved title after H. Holbein (ink stain and lower margin repaired), engr. vignette on title, engr. headpieces, full-page portrait of Erasmus after Holbein, 3 full-page engravings (tombstone of Erasmus and two portraits of Holbein), and 81 engravings after drawings by Holbein in text, 6 folded and mounted (mounted ones are browned). Contemp. calf, spine ribbed and gilt-titled, gilt-stamped fillet borders and boards, joints and end of spines repaired, marbled endpapers, corners bumped
Note:Most interesting scholarly edition of Erasmus' famous 'Praise of Folly' with engraved illustrations after Holbeins charming 'doodles'. Holbein drew them in the margins of his copy of the first edition of 'Praise of Folly' and they were copied by G. Settler and engraved by G. Merian for this 'facsimile' edition. With an interesting preface by Patin.
Bookplate of William Morehead.
Bibl. Belgica E 884
Price:€700 - €900
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