ENCOMIUM MORIAE: i.e. Stultitiae Laus - Praise of Folly. Published at Basle in 1515 and Decorated with the Marginal Drawings of Hans Holbein the Younger. Now Reproduced in Facsimile. Erasmi Roterodami, Desiderius Erasmus of Roterdam., Heinrich Alfred Schmid., Helen H. Tanzer.
ENCOMIUM MORIAE: i.e. Stultitiae Laus - Praise of Folly. Published at Basle in 1515 and Decorated with the Marginal Drawings of Hans Holbein the Younger. Now Reproduced in Facsimile.
ENCOMIUM MORIAE: i.e. Stultitiae Laus - Praise of Folly. Published at Basle in 1515 and Decorated with the Marginal Drawings of Hans Holbein the Younger. Now Reproduced in Facsimile.

ENCOMIUM MORIAE: i.e. Stultitiae Laus - Praise of Folly. Published at Basle in 1515 and Decorated with the Marginal Drawings of Hans Holbein the Younger. Now Reproduced in Facsimile.

Basle: Henning Oppermann, 1931. Limited edition. Hardcover. 2 volumes, 8vos, brown laid paper over boards, paper spine labels, slipcase. Vol. 1 (facsimile): [88] leaves reproduced in color facsimile, colophon; Vol. 2: xv, 87 pp., illustrated. Both volumes with paper at joints splitting, facsimile volume sewing moderately loose, but holding, slipcase worn. Item #22132

Handsome facsimile of the unique copy, illustrated by Holbein, of Erasmus' timeless satire on tyranny, written in 1509-10 while the author was living at the home of Thomas Moore. No. 82 in an edition of 750 copies, 700 for sale. This copy with pencil signature of J. (Jake) Zeitlin on front pastedown of facsimile volume and pencil notation "Gift of Dr Beigleman" on front free endpaper. Jake Zeitlin (1902-1987) was the noted bookseller, publisher, poet, collector of Los Angeles. Paul Beigelman, MD (USC 1948) is distinguished for endowing a scholarship at USC Keck School of Medicine as well as donating a number of rare books, including incunabula, to USC. Box 329, folder 7 in the Jake Zeitlin papers archive at UCLA bears the heading "Paul Beigelman."

Price: $200.00