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L'Eloge de la folie...nouvelle édition, revue avec soin, & mise dans un meilleur ordre

After Hans Holbein, the Younger (German, 1497 or 1498–1543), Engraved by Unidentified artist, Dutch, 18th century, Author Desiderius Erasmus (Netherlandish (worked in England and Switzerland), died in 1536), Printer François L'Honoré (Dutch, active 1699–1740)

Place of Publication: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet II, 1038; Cohen-de Ricci 348 (1731 ed.)


Overall: 17 x 11.4 x 2.3 cm (6 11/16 x 4 1/2 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 84 engravings

Not On View


Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Amsterdam: François L’Honoré, 1728) Octavo; 138 leaves, plus two plates and six folding plates; nineteenth-century gilt-stamped green morocco (P. B. Sanford).

Allegorical frontispiece; portrait of author and others; illustrations of human follies

Amsterdam: François L’Honoré, 1728


C.E. Pratt (signature and date "IX.92"; with note of binding for him, Nov. 93); acquired in 1906 by William A. Sargent (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent