Beautiful posthumous edition published in Lyon by Gryphe of the famous Colloquies (first edition from 1522) by Erasmus, dedicated to the King of England Henry VIII, bound following the 1540 edition of his treatise on the art of letter writing (Opus de conscribendis epistoli, Original from 1522).
Titles adorned with the printer’s mark, repeated in the colophon, text in italics, with
notes in the headlines.
Octavo volume bound in full brown calfskin, spine with raised bands, plain. Boards adorned in blind-stamping.
A sound volume, significant restorations on the spine, corners and edges. Interior in good condition as a whole, fresh and clean. Dampstains on about the first 40 sheets, faded title with marks, missing a fragment in the corner and handwritten, crossed out ex-libris starting on page 30 the dampstain gets progressively lighter. The rest is fresh with some signs of handling. Holes in the margin of the Colloquia that don’t reach the text (worming). The second text also has a hole with a few letters missing between pages 263 and 224, the rest are in the margin.
Erasmus of Rotterdam (1467–1536). Sébastien Gryphius
1. Colloquiorum familiarium opus, Des. Erasmo Rot. autore. ( 1542) 689 [-3p]pages (Complete)
2.De conscribendis epistolis opus Des. Erasmi. (1540) 359[-1] pages ( Complete)
Lugduni, ( Lyon ) Gryphium, 1540-1542
“None of Erasmus’s works has caused as much turmoil as his Colloquia familiaria, constantly restarted and enriched. The battle of the Colloquia really began as soon as the publication of the first formally recognized edition (1522). It would rage during the
last fifteen years of the author’s life and would continue long after his death.
The Colloquia Fammiliares are a series of dialogues with a wide variety of characters and intended to represent the human comedy with a real didactic intention on the part of the author: teaching of language and morals. The entire society of the 16th century is depicted in these dialogues with a common theme: the madness of mankind.
Since the author’s death, this book has been severely criticized and condemned for heresy and was finally
banned. First in Paris in 1543, then successively condemned. The most severe of all 16th century indexes, that of Paul IV (1559) gave the
absolute irrevocable condemnation to all of Erasmus’s works.
- Anzahl der Bücher
- Literatur, Nachschlagewerke
- Autor/ Illustrator
- Erasme de Rotterdam / Gryphe
- Colloquiorum familiarium & De conscribendis epistolis
- Erscheinungsjahr (ältestes Objekt)
- Anzahl der Seiten
- 16.5×11 cm