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Aristotle & Hermogenes
1530 Important Renaissance Ancient Greek Sammelband - Hermogenes & Aristotle
1530. This incredibly scarce book contains two important texts in Ancient Greek. They are bound as one in beautiful blind tooled decorative roll binding with original pig skin over beveled wooden boards with working clasps. Our first title is by Hermogenes of Tarsus printed by Parisian bookseller Chretien Wechel who was active between 1522 and 1554 and was originally from Germany. This was printed between 1530-1538 with his printer's devices. Contains: 1) Rhetorica Absolutissimum (1538) .. rules of speaking 2) De Inventione in Four Books (1530).. how to compose an oration 3) De Fromis in Two Books (1531).. on oratorical style 4) De Methodo Grovitatis (1531) Hermogenes of Tarsus was a Greek Rhetorician, surnamed The Polisher. He flourished in the reign of Marcus Aurelius. His works are considered monumental having inspired William Shakespeare during the Renaissance. Hugh Blair also mentioned Hermogenes in his worn on Rhetoric. His works on rhetorical treatises became popular textbooks that have still survived until today. The printer Chretien Wechel specialized in Greek, Hebrew and humanist impressions. He was close to the idea of Martin Luther and the French evangelicals. He had two main printer brands, each of which had several variations. There first represent a tree with two robins and the motto "Unum arbustum non alit duos erinthacos" the second shows a Pegasus above a caduceus surrounded by horns of plenty. Our second title is Aristotle's Organon printed by Johannes Bebel in Basil, 1536 with printer's devices which features a palm tree, with a large stone in its crown, … [Click Below for Full Description]
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