Erasmus Roterodamus - Eloge de la folie - 1735

Erasmus Roterodamus - Eloge de la folie - 1735
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Beautiful large frontispiece, engraved on double page depicting the satirical sneer of Erasmus and his associates: T. More and Holbein.
Satirical masterpiece by one of the most brilliant minds of Humanism.
One of the most beautiful illustrated editions of Erasmus' masterpiece. > Cohen, 348. Sander, 613. Brunet, II, 1038, and Graesse, II 495.

Six large folded plates and 76 drawings by Holbein illustrating the various degrees of madness.
ELOGE DE LA FOLIE, translated from the Latin of Erasmus, by Gueudeville, with the figures of Jean Holbein taken from the original drawings.

In Praise of Folly, composed in the form of declamation by Erasmus with some notes by Listrius (Gérard Listre) and the beautiful figures of Holbenius (Holbein) all on the original of the Academy of Basel, translated into French by M. Gueudeville.

Coeval full spotted calfskin binding, spine with five raised bands, spine with gilded decorated sections, restored at the headpieces, loose joints, crisp interior and firm binding. Clear and well-inked pages, some stains and spots, two folding prints have been professionally restored to compensate for part of the image.
Illustrated with engravings and 6 folding plates by Holbein. Pp. (32); 340; (16).

Written in 1509, it is a corrosive allegorical satire on the errors of scholastic philosophy and ecclesiastical malpractice. While sharing the aspiration of the Lutheran reformation to a more authentic and less dogmatic Christianity, Erasmus opposed a break with the Church of Rome, hoping for a renewal of the Western world based on ancient form and Christian morality. It is the book that prepared Europe for that moral and religious revolution that was the Protestant Reformation.

A satirical masterpiece by one of humanism's most brilliant minds, In Praise of Folly was written in just a week by the sharp pen of Erasmus during a stay at the home of his friend Thomas More.

Initially born as a game to delight friends, this works took the shape and consistency of an essay, and was published in full in 1511. Folly, the protagonist and undisputed subject of one's own self-praise, is elevated to the supreme good of humanity.

Daughter of Pluto, god of wealth and youth, she accompanies all kinds of people: young and old, male and female, warriors and theologians, service boys, servants, pontiffs, kings and even God himself. A bearer of well-being and happiness, unlike wisdom, it is the true engine that guides the actions of men and makes existence bearable.
Otherwise - argues Erasmus - who would like to have children and procreate if they were not in the grip of the folly of love?

Erasmus from Rotterdam, Latin: Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, was a Dutch theologian, humanist, philosopher and essayist. He signed his writings under the pseudonym Desiderius Erasmus, his best-known work is “In praise of folly”.
He is considered the greatest exponent of the Christian Humanist movement.

Full title:
L'Éloge de la folie, composé en forme de déclamation, par Érasme avec quelques notes de Listrius (Gérard Listre) et les belles figures de Holbenius (Holbein) le tout sur l'original de l'Académie de Bâle. traduite nouvellement en françois par M. Gueudeville, revue avec soin et mise dans un meilleur ordre.
Chez François l'Honoré, A Amsterdam.

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Auteur/ Illustrator
Erasmus Roterodamus
Eloge de la folie
Publicatiejaar oudste item
Geïllustreerde druk
Oorspronkelijke taal
Chez François l'Honoré, A Amsterdam
Ingeplakte plaatjes
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173×109 mm
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