Peter G. Bietenholz.
Title Basle and France in the Sixteenth Century: The Basle Humanists and Printers in Their Contacts with Francophone Culture.
Book Condition Collectible: Very Good
Jacket Condition Very Good
Edition First Edition
Publisher Toronto and Buffalo: Librairie Droz, University of Toronto Press, 1971
Seller ID CH814-221
FIRST EDITION. 4to. 10 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches. (370) pp. Half-title, short-title bibliography of books printed in Basle, index; text clean, unmarked, pages toned. Brown cloth, spine blocked in black and titled in gilt, original dust-jacket in archival mylar; binding square and tight, jacket toned, light shelf wear. Very Good. This work explores the intellectual climate of Basle, the city where Erasmus lived, and which had a reputation for tolerance and liberalism which was rare in sixteenth-century Europe. This volume includes biographical information about Franco-phones in Basle; students, professors, political agents, merchants, doctors, ministers, and printers, and explains the reading habits and motives for writing and printing of these historical characters.
Peter G. Bietenholz, Basle and France in the Sixteenth Century The Basle Humanists and Printers in Their Contacts with Francophone Culture, Printing History