Item #11285 Declamationes…Ex bibliotheca P. Pithoei. pseudo- Quintilianus.
Declamationes…Ex bibliotheca P. Pithoei.
Declamationes…Ex bibliotheca P. Pithoei.
“PRINTED EXPRESSLY FOR PRESENTATION” — RENOUARD

Declamationes…Ex bibliotheca P. Pithoei.

Paris, M. Patisson 1580.

8vo (174 x 110 mm.). [xxiix], 458, [21]p.

CONTEMPORARY GILT-RULED RED VELVET (worn, hinges neatly restored), all edges gilt.

Three classical texts edited by scholar and collector Pierre Pithou (1539-96) from a manuscript given him by the antiquary Claude Fauchet. Pithou adds nine unpublished models of eloquence to Quintilian’s corpus. The editio princeps of Calpurnius Flaccus and his own recension of the pseudo-Tacitus Dialogue on Rhetoric follow. The scholar concludes with a study of rhetoric and critical apparatuses for each of the three works. His methods and terminology mirror modern practice.
            Bookplate of Estienne bibliographer Antoine-Auguste Renouard (1765-1853). In good condition.
¶Renouard, Catalogue (1853) 909 “Large paper, bound in red velvet. This copy, offered by the editor to Christophe de Thou…is perhaps unique” (tr.); Renouard, Annales de l’imprimerie des Estienne 182,1; Schweiger, Handbuch der classischen Bibliographie. Lateinische Schriftsteller II: 849, I: 60 & II: 1017.

Item #11285

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