Basle: Genathianis, 1676.
First edition with Holbein's illustrations. Engraved additional title-page, full-page engraved portraits of Erasmus, Holbein the Elder and Holbein the Younger, engraved transcription of Erasmus' memorial stone, & 81 illustrations (6 mounted and folding), all (with the possible exception of 3 or 4) engraved by Caspar Merian from drawings by Holbein found in Oswald Myconius' copy of the 1515 Froben edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Holbein's Illustrations to Praise of Folly. Contemporary calf, gilt spine with leather label. Slight wear to spine tips, joints starting but solid, covers somewhat darkened, internally fine Graesse II, 495; Brunet II, 1037. Item #244187
A series of illustrated satirical treates on Catholic dogma, this book was released in English as "In Praise of Folly" and enjoyed a long life during the Protestant Reformation in several languages.
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