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De Arte Rhetorica, et Poetica Institutiones: a Patre Petro Maria La Torre è Societate Jefu olim elaboratæ: nunc vero a P. Josepho Mariano Vallarta
Mexici [Mexico]: Typis & sumptibus ejusdem Collegij, Superiorum facultate, 1753. Very Good. Title continued: "ejusdem Societatis Accessione quadam locupletatae: adjecta quoque de Latinæ orationis elegantiis appendicula Commodiores factæ: ad eorum usum, Qui in Regali, & Antiquiori Divi Ildefonsi Collegio Mexicano Litterarum studijs operam navant." [4], 192, 91, [5] p.; 15 cm. Signatures: pi2 A-2A4 A-M4 (8vo). Error in signing: the second set of A and C are signed 2A and 2C. Contemporary full calf with five spine compartments between raised bands. Gilt-tooled decoration on spine. All page edges red. Errata (Errores Corrige) on p. [iv]. Final 4 unpaginated pages contain index. Primarily in Latin. Institutionum Poeticarum has separate pagination and signatures. Pietro Maria della Torre was the author of the original work on rhetoric, which was the basis of this expanded work by José Mariano Vallarta y Palma. This edition is the first of this work published in the Americas. Medina, La Imprenta en México, 4124. A scarce 18th-century Mexican imprint. In Very Good Condition: 2x1.5-cm section of leather lacking at tail of spine; leather is rubbed and stained; small scrape on back board; pages are clean, tight, and bright.
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