London: Macmillan, 1880. Cloth. ETIENNE DOLET, THE MARTYR OF THE RENAISSANCE: A BIOGRAPHY
Christie, Richard Copley (1830-1901)
Published by London: Macmillan, 1880
8vo 559 pages; Title vignette, plates, Dolet, Etienne. Classical studies. French Literature - Printers - France - 16th Century. Bibliography: p.  - 553. On last page: Dolet's printer's mark. Bound in original publishers’ brown cloth, clean sharp tight copy of this excellent work.
Étienne Dolet, 3 August 1509 – 3 August 1546) was a French scholar, translator and printer. Dolet was a controversial figure throughout his lifetime. His early attacks upon the Inquisition, the city council and other authorities in Toulouse, together with his later publications in Lyon treating of theological subjects, roused the French Inquisition to monitor his activities closely. After being imprisoned several times, he was eventually convicted of heresy, strangled and burned with his books due to the combined efforts of the parliament of Paris, the Inquisition, and the theological faculty of the Sorbonne.
In 1535 he published through Sébastien Gryphe at Lyon a Dialogus de imitatione Ciceroniana. The following year saw the appearance of his two folio volumes Commentariorum linguae Latinae. This work was dedicated to Francis I, who gave him the privilege of printing, for a ten-year period, any works in Latin, Greek, Italian or French, which were the product of his own pen or had received his supervision. Accordingly, on his release from an imprisonment occasioned by his homicide of a painter named Henri Guillot, also called Compaing, he began his typographical and editorial labours at Lyon.
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