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Aphthonius
Aphthonii Sophistae Progymnasmata
Paris: Aegidium Gorbinum, 1580. An extremely rare Paris edition of AphthoniusAphthonii Sophistae Progymnasmata. Partim à Rodolpho Agricola, partim à Ioanne Maria Catanaeo latinitate donata. Cum luculentis & vtilibus in eadem Scholiis Reinhardi Lorichii Hadamarii. Nunc verò omnia multò quàm antea & emendatiora & meliori artificio dispositaParisiis, Apud Aegidium Gorbinum, sub insigne Spei, è regione Collegij Cameracensis, 158016°. in-8 (12,6 x 8,1 cm). Pp (24), 259, (3). Contemporary limp vellum. Title-page with woodcut printer's mark. Spine with 3 raised bands and handwritten title.Signatures : ã8, ê4, A - Z8, Aa - Ii8, Kk4 (Kk4 blank) Cf : Not in Adams, Hoffmann, Schweiger. This textbook on the elements of rhetoric by Aphthonius of Antioch (2nd half 4th century) was used in the Byzantine schools, but remained very popular in Europe, even until the 18th century. The ancient Greek text of this edition was translated in Latin by Rudolf Agricola (1443 - 1485) and Joannes Maria Catanaeo (14xx - 1529 ?) and with annotations by Reinhardus Lorichius (15xx - 1564?).Compared to the edition published the same year in London by Thomas Marsh, this edition printed by Gilles Courbin from Paris, is excessively rare. We could trace only 5 copies in Italy and 1 in the BnF.Title-page with handwritten ex-libris of the bibliophile Hieronymus Manutius.Endpaper and flyleaf with 16th- and 17th-century owner entries and annotationsLower margin of quires V - Aa with wormholes (far outside of text). Vellum bit stained.
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