Erasmus of Rotterdam - Praise of Folly - ( Item 125364 )
Published in London by Folio Society. 2014. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Fine slipcase. Erasmus's biting and brilliant 16th-century satire is ingeniously re-imagined with illustrations by award-winning artist Matthew Richardson. The greatest of humanist scholars, Desiderius Erasmus was one of the men who ushered in the Renaissance. The leading intellectual of his era, today his most popular work is In Praise of Folly, a satire that even at its most biting is animated by a warm and lively wit. To accompany this new edition, we have commissioned an introduction from Eamon Duffy, whose Saints and Sinners was recently published by Folio. Erasmus' playful prose is presented in Betty Radice's fresh, lively translation, with notes from the scholar A. H. T. Levi. Witty and surreal interpretations of Hans Holbein's original woodcuts from the award-winning artist Matthew Richardson make a delightful illustrative accompaniment. Bound in paper, printed with a design by Matthew Richardson. Set in Aldus with Blackmoor display. 200 pages; frontispiece and 8 colour illustrations. 9" x 5¾".
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