Life and Letters of Erasmus: Lectures Delivered at Oxford 1893-4.

Finely bound example of the Life and Letters of Erasmus

Life and Letters of Erasmus: Lectures Delivered at Oxford 1893-4.

FROUDE, James Anthony. (Erasmus).

$75.00

Item Number: 101426

London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1899.

Finely bound example of Froude’s work on the life and letters of the greatest scholar of the northern Renaissance. Octavo, bound in full tree calf with elaborate gilt tooling to the spine in 5 compartments, black morocco spine label lettered in gilt, gilt ruling to the panels, gilt coat of arms to the front panel, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers and all edges marbled. In very good condition.

Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, known as Erasmus was a Dutch Christian humanist who was the greatest scholar of the northern Renaissance. Originally trained as a Catholic priest, Erasmus was an important figure in classical scholarship who wrote in a pure Latin style. Among humanists he enjoyed the sobriquet "Prince of the Humanists", and has been called "the crowning glory of the Christian humanists". Using humanist techniques for working on texts, he prepared important new Latin and Greek editions of the New Testament, which raised questions that would be influential in the Protestant Reformation and Catholic Counter-Reformation. He also wrote On Free Will, In Praise of Folly, Handbook of a Christian Knight, On Civility in Children, Copia: Foundations of the Abundant Style, Julius Exclusus, and many other works.

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