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Moriæ encomium : or, A panegyrick upon folly / Written…

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Erasmus, Desiderius, -1536.


Moriæ encomium : or, A panegyrick upon folly / Written in Latin by Desiderius Erasmus. Done into English, and illustrated with above fifty curious cuts, design'd and drawn by Hans Holbeine. To which is prefix'd, Erasmus's Epistle to Sir Thomas More, and an account of Hans Holbeine's pictures, &c. and where to be seen.


London : Printed, and sold by J. Woodward, in Threadneedle street




xvi, viii, 12 unnumbered pages, 171 pages, 24 plates : frontispiece (portrait), illustrations ; 20 1/2 cm
Translated by White Kennett, bishop of Peterborough.
The 1st edition appeared (without illus.) Oxford, 1683, under title "Witt against Wisdom. Or A panegyrick upon Folly".
The 46 cuts are from a series of drawings made on the margins of a copy of the Latin edition printed at Basel in 1514?, here reversed. The greater part were by Hans Holbein, the rest by his brother Ambrosius, and possibly two other, unknown artists. c̲f̲. A. B. Chamberlain, Hans Holbein, v. 1, p. 45-50, and Paul Mantz, Hans Holbein.

PA8514 .E5 1709


More, Thomas, Saint, 1478-1535.
Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543 -- Bibliography.


Kennett, White, 1660-1728.
Holbein, Hans, 1497-1543.