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ERASMUS, Desiderius (d. 1536)
[Enchiridion militis Christiani. English. 1544]
Enchiridion militis christiani, whiche may be called in Englysshe, the hansome weapon of a Chrysten knyght, replenysshed with many goodly and godly preceptes: made by the famus clerke Erasmvs of Rotterdame, and newly corrected and imprinted.
Imprynted at London [Iohn Byddell], [1544].
[320] p. ; 12.8 cm. (8º)

First published in Latin in 1515. The translation, first published in 1533, is attributed to William Tyndale. Imprint from colophon. At foot of title: 'Cvm Privilegio Ad Imprimendvm Solvm'. The title-page has a woodcut architectural border with Byddell's monogram in the sill. Signatures: A--U8. ESTC s109316.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting the colophon leaf. Inscribed in ink at foot of title Thomas Whitbey / Thomas Whitbey and on second front free-endpaper I Have Reade over this 2 times.

Binding C18th black calf, gilt-tooled Greek key borders, gilt-tooled spine compartments, gilt-lettered, gilt edges.

Reference Number 4774


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