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The Alchemist

Ben Jonson; Edited by Alvin Kernan

In none of Ben Jonson’s plays is Renaissance heroic humanism converted to comic reality more obviously and successfully than in The Alchemist.  Here the aspiration of the Renaissance to control and remake the...

September 10, 1974, Paper, $29.00

The Humane Imperative

A Challenge for the Year 2000

Theodore M. Hesburgh

What we read in the newspapers each day and what we consider to be world trends in the last decade do not leave much room for enthusiasm or hopefulness.  It is easy for Americans—idealists and realists alike—to fall...

September 10, 1974, Cloth, $48.00

The Yale Edition of The Complete Works of St. Thomas More

Volume 3, Part 1, Translations of Lucian

St. Thomas More; Edited by Craig R. Thompson

In 1505 and 1506, More and Erasmus found a world of profit and delight in turning some of Lucian of Samosata’s writing into Latin.  More translated the Cynicus, Minippus, Philopseudes, and Tyrannicida, and...

September 10, 1974, Cloth, $125.00

In Bluebeard's Castle

Some Notes Towards the Redefinition of Culture

George Steiner

“Four impressive lectures about the culture of recent times (from the French Revolution) and the conceivable culture of times to come.” –New Yorker "An all too convincing diagnosis of what is...

September 10, 1974, Paper, $18.00

Ephesians 1-3

A New Translation with Introduction and Commentary by Markus Barth

Encompassing the body of Pauline theology, Ephesians (volumes 34 and 34A of the acclaimed Anchor Bible series) has been called "the crown of St. Paul's writings," yet both its authorship and addressees are the...

August 6, 1974, Cloth, $65.00

The Invention of Dante's Commedia

John G. Demaray

Centuries before and after Dante's composition of the Commedia, European pilgrims on the greatest journey of their lives sailed to Egypt, retraced the path of the Exodus to Jerusalem, and then voyaged to the eternal city of...

April 1, 1974, Paper, $24.00


Pevsner completed his survey of England's buildings with Staffordshire. A county of striking contrasts, it includes the industrial towns that make up Stoke-on-Trent and much of the Black Country, but also the cathedral city...

March 11, 1974, Cloth, $65.00


Jennifer Sherwood and Nikolaus Pevsner

Oxford's unique collection of university and college buildings both old and new form a major part of this book. The city itself with its medieval walls and castle and ancient churches is also fully described. Among the county...

March 11, 1974, Cloth, $65.00

The Ancient View of Greek Art

Criticism, History, and Terminology

What did the ancient Greeks think about their own art?  J.J. Pollitt attempts to answer this question by studying the critical terminology of the ancient Greeks—the terms they used to describe and evaluate sculpture,...

January 1, 1974, Cloth, $45.00

The Yale Editions of Horace Walpole's Correspondence, Volume 36

With the Walpole Family

Horace Walpole; Edited by W. S. Lewis and Joseph Reed, Jr.; With the assistance of Edwine M. Martz

October 11, 1973, Cloth, $85.00