4umi Thomas More : Utopia

De Optimo Reipublicae Statu deque Nova Insula Utopia

“On the Best State of a Republic and the New Island of Utopia”, by Thomas More, written between May 1515, when he was in Flanders as an envoy, and 1516, back home in London.



Utopia as first printed
Utopia by Ambrosius Holbein
The first edition of ‘Utopia’, edited by his best friend Dutch scholar Erasmus (Rotterdam, ±1466 - Basle, 1536) and published by Flemish printing press pioneer Dirk Martens (* Aalst, 1446 or '47 - † probably Aalst, 2 May 1534) in Leuven in 1516.
A coloured first edition.
The Island of Utopia’, woodcut by German painter Ambrosius Holbein (* Augsburg, 1495 - † Augsburg, 1519 ) in 1518, 18 x 12 cm, kept in the Öffentliche Kunstsammlung, Basle.
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 Thomas More Utopia Book I Book II Of Their Towns, Particularly of Amaurot Of Their Magistrates Of Their Trades, and Manner of Life Of Their Traffic Of the Travelling of the Utopians Of Their Slaves, and of Their Marriages Of Their Military Discipline Of the Religions of the Utopians