* ERASMUS, Desiderius (1466?-1536). [Moriae encomium.] [In Greek:] Morias Enkomion. Basel: Typis Genathianis, 1676.
8vo (162 x 150 mm). Engraved title by Kaspar Merian after Holbein, engraved device on title-page, 3 engraved portraits after Holbein, engraved transcription of Erasmus' memorial stone, 81 illustrations by Merian after Holbein including 6 mounted and folding. (A few leaves trimmed close touching page numbers or catchwords, some minor browning or offsetting. Contemporary calf, Greek key roll tooled border (rebacked, some wear to covers). FIRST ILLUSTRATED EDITION of In Praise of Folly, with commentary by G. Listrius, and engravings by Hans Holbein, with the illustrations taken from drawings made by Holbein and his brother Ambrosius in the margins of 1515 edition of Erasmus's work by Froben.
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