by Knight, Samuel.
Cambridge: Printed by Corn. Crownfield, and sold at London by J. Wyat, T. Edlin, in the Strand; and T. Cox in Cornhill, 1726. 8vo, (8), xxxi, (1) - list of plates and errata, 386, cxliv - Appendix, (8) - index. Engraved portrait frontispiece and 19 engraved plates, 5 of which are folding, (List of cuts calls for the frontis and 16 plates, but 3 additional plates which are not on the list are present at pages 335, 350 and 355). Old calf poorly rebacked, upper cover re-atached. Plates printed on poor paper and almost universally browned. § First edition. An important early biography of Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam, 1466-1469) the Dutch theologian whose new editions of the New Testament are said to have been an important factor in the development of the Reformation. Bookplate of Edward Wilkins Fields.
(Inventory #: 123221)