London, South Kensington
6 June 2006
ERASMUS, Desiderius (1466?-1536). In euangelium Marci paraphrasis. Basel: Johann Froben, 1524. 8°. Woodcut device on title and last page (ownership inscription expunged from foot of title, a little very light browning). 19th-century old-style blindstamped calf (a trifle rubbed). Second edition - the first, also printed by Froben in the same year, appeared in folio. Adams E750.
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