L'Eloge de la folie.... Nouvelle édition revüe et corrigée
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
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([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