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Lot 987: JOHN OF SALISBURY. Policratici contenta festivum opus: & omni statui delect
November 16, 2016
2311 RW Leiden, NetherlandsLive Auction
JOHN OF SALISBURY. Policratici contenta festivum opus: & omni statui delectabile lectu: quod intitulant Policraticum de nugis curialium. Par., B. Remboldt, (1513). (45), 1 blank, 232 lvs. Ti. printed in red & black. Mod. brds. (W. stamp & old. annot. on ti-p., a bit stained at beginning & end). John of Salisbury (Johannis Sarisberiensis ), (c. 1120-1180), English author, educationalist, diplomat and Bishop of Chartres. This work sheds light on the decadence of the 12th century court manners and the ethical lowness of the royalty. John's writings are excellent at clarifying the literary and scientific position of 12th century Western Europe. - Adams, J-304.
Estimated Price: € 400