Basle, H. Froben and N. Episcopius 1551.
8vo. [xvi], 319, 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 of this basic Latin grammar. Georg Fabricius (1516-71) edited the text and corrected numerous errors in the first printing (1531). Particularly valuable for its source identification, the work was composed in Constantinople and the text rediscovered by book hunter J.A. Parrhasius (1470-1534) at Bobbio in a 7th/8th-century manuscript (now Codex Neapolitanus IV A/8).
From the library of the French statesman, historian and bibliophile J.-A. de Thou (1553-1617), then of his heirs who sold the printed books en bloc to J.-J. Charron, marquis de Ménars (1643-1718); he in turn sold en bloc to Card. Gaston de Rohan (1674-1749), whence by inheritance to Charles de Rohan, prince de Soubise (1715-87). With the bookplates of the Euclid bibliographer Charles Thomas-Stanford (1858-1932) and of the refined Argentine collector of early books Eduardo J. Bullrich (1895-1951); initials of Robert Birley. In nice condition.
¶Schweiger, Handbuch der…lateinische Schriftsteller I: 102; Sandys, A History of Classical Scholarship I: 35; VD 16 C 2059; Brunet I: 1802.