Opus epistolarum Des. Erasmi Roterodami denuo recognitum et auctum per P.S. Allen View larger
Erasmus (Desiderius), c. 1466-1536
Allen (Percy Stafford), 1869-1933, editor (vols. I-VIII); Allen (Helen Mary), 1878-1960; Garrod (H.W), editors (vols. IX-XI)

Opus epistolarum Des. Erasmi Roterodami denuo recognitum et auctum per P.S. Allen

Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1956-1963
Twelve volumes (23.5 cm), I (1906, but undated reprint of 1956): xxiv, 615 (3) pp., 4 plates outside pagination. II (1910, but undated reprint of 1956): xx, 603 (5) pp., 4 plates outside pagination. III (1913, but undated reprint of 1956): xxxi (1), 634 (6) pp., 8 plates outside pagination. IV (1922, but undated reprint of 1956): xxxii, 632 (8) pp., 3 plates outside pagination. V (1924, but undated reprint of 1956): xxiii (1), 631 (1) pp., 4 plates outside pagination. VI (1926, but undated reprint of 1956): xxv (1), (6) 518 pp., 1 plate (frontispiece) outside pagination. VII (1928, but undated reprint of 1956): xxiii (1), 560 pp., 2 plates outside pagination. VIII (1934, but undated reprint of 1956): xliv, (16) 516 pp., including frontispiece; 2 plates outside pagination. IX (1938, first edition): xxiv, 497 (1) pp., 3 plates outside pagination. X (1941, reprinted 1963): xxiv, 440 pp., 2 plates outside pagination. XI (1947, reprinted 1963): xxxii, 400 pp., 3 plates outside pagination. XII (1958, first edition): iv, 189 (1) pp. Uniform publisher’s cloth bindings and dust jackets. - The original edition was printed from 1906 to 1947; the index followed in 1958. As often, the present set is a mixture of editions: volumes I-VIII are the undated reprint published by Oxford University Press in 1956 (price £12), uniformly bound in yellow-brown buckram, with dust jackets dated “[9/56]”. Volume IX is the first edition (1938), bound in a harmonious shade of buckram (its wrapper dated “[3/38]”; volumes X-XI are lithographic reprints from the sheets of the first editions published respectively in 1941 and 1947, in matching bindings, with dust jackets dated “[818303/9/63]” and “[818304/9/63]”. The index volume (XII) is in first edition, similarly bound, in a wrapper dated “[3/58]”. ¶ Owner’s name in ink on endpaper of volume II (only); a few pencil annotations in margins of volume V; ink stamp “Campion Hall” on title-page of volume XII (repeated twice elsewhere in the same volume). Minor defects to just jackets.
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