1761 Praise of Folly Erasmus of Rotterdam Protestant Reform Illustrated Humanism

ERASMUS, Desiderius

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“When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.”

― Erasmus

 

In 1509, Erasmus composed his famous essay ‘In Praise of Folly’ which was a satirical attack on superstitions and other unconventional traditions in European society. Since its inception in the early 16th-century, it is considered one of the most important works of the Renaissance and helped develop early stages of the Protestant Reformation.

 

Erasmus uses satire to examine doctrine and corruption within the Catholic Church, even though Erasmus was devoted deeply to Catholicism. He concludes ‘In Praise of Folly’ with statements of supporting Christian Protestantism. He frequently references Greek mythological creatures and figures.

 

This 18th-century printing an important French edition, translated out of the original Latin by Gueudeville with notes.

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1761 Praise of Folly Erasmus of Rotterdam Protestant Reform Illustrated Humanism

 

“When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.”

― Erasmus

 

In 1509, Erasmus composed his famous essay ‘In Praise of Folly’ which was a satirical attack on superstitions and other unconventional traditions in European society. Since its inception in the early 16th-century, it is considered one of the most important works of the Renaissance and helped develop early stages of the Protestant Reformation.

 

Erasmus uses satire to examine doctrine and corruption within the Catholic Church, even though Erasmus was devoted deeply to Catholicism. He concludes ‘In Praise of Folly’ with statements of supporting Christian Protestantism. He frequently references Greek mythological creatures and figures.

 

This 18th-century printing an important French edition, translated out of the original Latin by Gueudeville with notes.

 

Item number: #4198

Price: $499

 

ERASMUS, Desiderius

 

L’Éloge de la Folie,

 

[Paris: Hocherau], 1761.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [1 blank], [6], 222, [1 blank]
    • 13 full-page engravings
  • Language: French
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~6.25in X 4in (16cm x 10.5cm)

 

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Categories

Philosophy

Religion

Authors

ERASMUS, Desiderius

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete