Grammaticae Libri quinque. Flavius Sosipater. late 4th century CHARISIUS.
Grammaticae Libri quinque.
DE THOU’S BACHELOR ARMS

Grammaticae Libri quinque.

Basle, H. Froben and N. Episcopius 1551.

8vo. [xvi], 319, [49]p. Different woodcut Froben devices on the title and final verso.

Late 16th-century gilt-ruled green morocco (spine faded, small ink spot), GILT ARMS OF JACQUES AUGUSTE DE THOU in the center of both panels, the manuscript cote Soubise in the upper right corner of the front panel.

Second Edition. Book hunter J.A. Parrhasius (1470-1534) rediscovered the sole early manuscript at Bobbio, where it was almost certainly written in the 7th/8th-century (Naples BN IV A/8). This Latin grammar is valuable for identifying the sources of its borrowings. Georg Fabricius (1516-71) edited the text and corrected the numerous errors in the first printing (1531). From the libraries of the French statesman, historian and bibliophile J.-A. de Thou (1553-1617), his heirs, J.-J. Charron marquis de Ménars (1643-1718), Card. Gaston de Rohan (1674-1749), Charles de Rohan prince de Soubise (1715-87), Euclid bibliographer Charles Thomas-Stanford (1858-1932; bookplate), Eduardo J. Bullrich (1895-1951; bookplate) and Robert Birley (initials). In nice condition.
¶Sandys, A History of Classical Scholarship I: 35; Schweiger, Handbuch…Lateinische Schriftsteller I: 102; VD 16 C 2059; Brunet I: 1802.

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