L'Eloge de la folie.... Nouvelle édition revüe et corrigée
Illustrated by Charles Eisen (French, 1720–1778), Engraved by Pierre (Pitre) Martenasie (Flemish, worked in France, died in 1770?), Engraved by Jacques Aliamet (French, 1726–1788), Engraved by Jean Baptiste Delafosse (French, 1721–1806), Engraved by Jean Jacques Flipart (French, 1719–1782), Engraved by Louis Legrand (French, 1723–1807), Engraved by Noël Le Mire (French, 1724–1801), Engraved by Jean Jacques Pasquier (French, died in 1785), Engraved by Sébastien Pinssio (French, born in 1721), Engraved by Jacques Nicolas Tardieu (French, 1716–1791), Engraved by Pierre François Tardieu (French, 1711–1771), Author Desiderius Erasmus (Netherlandish (worked in England and Switzerland), died in 1536)
Place of Publication: Paris, France
Cohen-de Ricci 348-49 (quarto format); Ray, French Illustrated Book, 24
Overall: 24.4 x 18.6 x 3.1 cm (9 5/8 x 7 5/16 x 1 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Illustrated book with 17 etching and engravings
Not On View
([Paris:] 1751) Quarto; 128 leaves, plus 14 plates; modern gilt-stamped brown morocco (with old mottled brown calf covers).
Frontispiece of Momus before Minerva, with elaborate decorative border; illustrations to Erasmus’s text, showing various human follies; decorative vignettes.
Mexborough [armorial bookplate with motto "Be Fast"; acquired in 1919 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.
William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent