Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam - Of Copia of Words and IdeasRegular price $15.00
The first edition of the De Duplici Copia Verborum ac Rerum of Erasmus was completed during Erasmus’ third and most lengthy visit to England (1509-1514). It is dedicated appropriately to John Colet for use in St. Paul’s School, which he had recently opened in London. The present translation was made from a seventeenth-century copy of the De Copia which had first been collated with a copy of the first edition of Schurer, dated January 1513, with a copy of the first revised edition, published by Froben in 1526, and with a copy of the 1540 Basle Opera Omnia edition representing the text as it appeared in Erasmus’ third and last revision. No significant differences were found between the seventeen-century copy of the Basle edition of 1540.
Translator: Donald King