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M. FABII QUINTILIANI ORATORIARUM INSTITUTIONUM LIB. XII. Castigati ad fidem optimorum exemplarium, insignitaque lectionis distinctione, & additis in marginem adnotationibus percommode illustrati. Followed by M. FABII QUINTILIANI DECLAMATORIS
Paris, apud Simonem Colinaeum, 1541.ELOQUENTISSIMI DECLAMATIONES DILIGENTER RECOGNITAE. 1541 - 1542. 2 works in 1 volume, each with title page, both published by Simon de Colines, Latin text, 8vo, approximately 240 x 160 mm, 9¼ x 6¼ inches, large pictorial printer's device on title pages, a few decorated initials, leaves: (4), 250; 84, numbers 45, 46, 93 and 94 omitted from the foliation of the first part, text and register are continuous, collated and guaranteed complete, bound in 19th century half leather over marbled sides, gilt rules and lettering to spine. Handsomely rebound in full panel calf, maroon morocco label with gilt lettering and rules between raised bands to spine, Part I: title page dusty and lightly browned, name in top and bottom margins, another below title erased leaving tiny hole, tiny nick to lower edge, in about 50 places there is some highlighting of 2 or 3 lines of text in pale brown pencil or water colour, a couple of small corrections to text, original still legible, a few lines crossed through once but still legible, 6 neat early marginal notes, 1 erased, small ink smudge to 1 page with loss of 2 words, a little light browning to some pages; Part II, 1 small ink stain to text, still legible, 1 underlining, last 4 leaves slightly browned, otherwise clean. Text block tight and firm. A good copy. The first work is an early edition of Quintilian's famous treatise on the art of rhetoric. The second work in the volume was for many years attributed to Quintilian but is now recognised as spurious. Brunet, IV, 1025. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
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