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MORE, Thomas (1478-1535). [Utopia:] De optimo reip. statu, deque nova insula Utopia, libellus vere aureus. -Epigrammata. -- Desiderius ERASMUS. Epigrammata. Basel: Johann Froben, November-December 1518.
MORE, Thomas (1478-1535). [Utopia:] De optimo reip. statu, deque nova insula Utopia, libellus vere aureus. -Epigrammata. -- Desiderius ERASMUS. Epigrammata. Basel: Johann Froben, November-December 1518.

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MORE, Thomas (1478-1535). [Utopia:] De optimo reip. statu, deque nova insula Utopia, libellus vere aureus. -Epigrammata. -- Desiderius ERASMUS. Epigrammata. Basel: Johann Froben, November-December 1518.

4o (216 x 132 mm). Roman and Greek types, Utopian alphabet. Woodcut architectural title border by Hans Holbein on title, repeated on c1, full-page woodcut map of Utopia by Ambrosius Holbein, half-page woodcut scene depicting John Clement, Thomas More, Raphael Hythlodaye and Pieter Gillis by A. Holbein opening text, woodcut title border to More's epigrams by Urs Graf, woodcut title border to Erasmus's epigrams by Hans Holbein, one of three printer's devices at the end of each part, woodcut historiated initials by Urs Graf and A. and H. Holbein. (Title with fore-margin renewed just touching border, C1 with fore-margin renewed and edge of outer border in facsimile, last six leaves with fore-margins renewed, other smaller marginal repairs.) 20th-century black morocco, spine gilt, edges gilt, by Honnelaitre.

Third edition, second issue of the first Basel edition, including the FIRST EDITION of the Epigrammata and reprint of Erasmus. It is a page-by-page reprint of Froben's edition published in March of the same year, which established the text for all subsequent editions. Erasmus was responsible for arranging publication of the two Basel editions by "his" printer, Johann Froben, for which More provided a revised text. Gibson 4; Davies, Murray German, 203; Hollstein XIV, p.20.
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Please note that it is leaf c1 with the fore-margin renewed and edge of outer border in facsimile.

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