Near Fine. Printed cloth, 8vo, xii, 212 pp. From the blurb: "In this work the editor outlines the history of Erasmus in English translation from 1522 to 1700. At the heart of the study is a series of full bibliographical descriptions of each edition of the translations, including notes on format, typography, publication, price (where known), and the kind of audience the edition was intended for. The descriptions are much fuller than those provided in Professor Devereux's earlier Checklist published by the Oxford Bibliographical Society in 1968. Devereux goes beyond bibliography, however, to examine some of the intellectual and political reasons for the appearance of Erasmus' writings in English. He shows, for instance, how the books were used, during the middle of the sixteenth century, as part of a government program of religious indoctrination. This work is of interest to historians of religion and history, librarians, and book collectors. "
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