"ONE OF THE MOST WIDELY READ BOOKS OF ALL HUMAN HISTORY"
ERASMUS [Desiderius] Rotero. (HOLBEIN, Hans, illustrator) (MORE, Thomas). Moriae Encomium. Stultitiae Laus. Basel, 1676.
First edition of Erasmus' "brilliant, biting satire" on human folly to appear with Hans Holbein's illustrations, with engraved additional title-page, vignette title page, portrait of Erasmus after Holbein, two portraits of Holbein, engraved transcription of Erasmus' memorial stone, and 81 delightful in-text engraved vignettes after designs by Holbein, six mounted and folding. $3500.