1535 Erasmus of Rotterdam FROBEN Renaissance Aphorisms BASEL Holbein Woodcuts

Desiderius Erasmus

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Famous aphorisms of Renaissance humanist, Erasmus of Rotterdam including translations of classical Greek and Latin authors including Plutarch, Xenophon, Livy, and Pliny. This famous Basel printing was published by Johann Froben. Not only was Froben a famous publisher in his own right, he was actually good friends with Erasmus! They even were roommates for a time in Basel! Froben’s work made Basel the leading 16th-century center for Swiss book trade.

Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (1466 – 1536), known as Erasmus of Rotterdam, or simply Erasmus, was a Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, social critic, teacher, and theologian.

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1535 Erasmus of Rotterdam FROBEN Renaissance Aphorisms BASEL Holbein Woodcuts

Masterpiece of Renaissance Humanism from Froben

Famous aphorisms of Renaissance humanist, Erasmus of Rotterdam including translations of classical Greek and Latin authors including Plutarch, Xenophon, Livy, and Pliny. This famous Basel printing was published by Johann Froben. Not only was Froben a famous publisher in his own right, he was actually good friends with Erasmus! They even were roommates for a time in Basel! Froben’s work made Basel the leading 16th-century center for Swiss book trade.

Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (1466 – 1536), known as Erasmus of Rotterdam, or simply Erasmus, was a Dutch Renaissance humanist, Catholic priest, social critic, teacher, and theologian.

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Main author: Desiderius Erasmus

Title: Des. Erasmi Rot. Apophthegmatvm libri octo : cvm primis frugiferi, denuo uiglianter ab ipso recogniti autore, non sine lucro nouæ accessionis.

Published: Basileae : In Officina Frobeniana, 1535.

Language: Latin

Notes & Contents:

  • 1st edition thus,
  • Collated: [8], 864, [56]p
    • Reissue of original 1531
  • Signatures: []⁸a-z⁸A-2N⁸2M⁴.
  • Contains collections and translations of classical Greek and Latin authors: Plutarch, Diogenes, Xenophon, Pliny, Livy, Suetonius, Macrobius, Herodotus, Seneca, Philostratus, Valerio Maximo, Eutropius and others.
  • Printer’s device on t.p. and on p. [56] at end.
  • Prefatory material – letter by Erasmus from 1531
  • Colophon: Basileae, : In Officina Frobeniana per Hieronymvm Frobenivm et Nicolavm Episcopivm, 1535.

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Wear: wear as seen in photos

Binding: tight and secure vellum binding

Pages: complete with all pages; plus indexes, prefaces, and such

Publisher: Basileae : In Officina Frobeniana, 1535.

Size: ~6.5in X 4.5in (16.5cm x 12cm)

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Category

Literature

Authors

Desiderius Erasmus

Printing Date

16th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete