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The praise of folly by Desiderius Erasmus

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven, Conn .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

StatementDesiderius Erasmus ; translated with an introduction and commentary by Clarence H. Miller ; afterword by William H. Gass.
SeriesYale Nota bene
ContributionsMiller, Clarence H.
LC ClassificationsPA8514 .E5 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxiv, 198 p. ;
Number of Pages198
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18406845M
ISBN 100300097344
ISBN 109780300097344

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