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West Coast Rare Books

West Coast Rare Books

Westport / Ireland

M. Fabii Quintiliani. [Quintilianus Marcus Fabius] [Quintillian]. Institutionum

M. Fabii Quintiliani. [Quintilianus Marcus Fabius] [Quintillian]. Institutionum

M. Fabii Quintiliani. [Quintilianus Marcus Fabius] [Quintillian]. Institutionum Oratoriarum Libri Duodecimi / Oratoris Eloquentissimi Declamationes Undeviginti. Summa diligentia ad fidem vetustissimorum codicum recogniti, ac resstituti. Cum rerum verborumque indice locupletissimo. Lugduni (Lyon), Apud Antonium Gryphium, 1575. 16.5 x 11 cm. 756 pages, (68) [Index], 227 pages. Collation: original ffep w/ name of previous owner [*8, a8-z8, A8-Z8,AA8-FF6,aa8-pp2], original rfep with notes. Later, but old calf binding and end papers. Blind decorations on boards. Four raised bands. Gilt title on red morocco spine label. Gilt decorations to spine. Red speckled edges. Very good condition. Some shelf wear, rubbing and bumping. Head and tail of spine with minor material losses (see images). Leather binding dried out and a little brittle. Binding sound. Edges and end papers dust dulled. Name of previous owner, dated 1602. Stamp on title page (see image). Some traces of old woodworm, mainly on margins, rarely affecting text. Internally mildly age darkened, but very clean. A nice copy.

Marcus Fabius Quintilianus (c. 35 – c. 100 AD) was a Roman educator and rhetorician from Hispania, widely referred to in medieval schools of rhetoric and in Renaissance writing. In English translation, he is usually referred to as Quintilian, although the alternate spellings of Quintillian and Quinctilian are occasionally seen, the latter in older texts.

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Institutionum Oratoriarum Libri Duodecimi / Oratoris Eloquentissimi Declamationes Undeviginti.
Institutionum Oratoriarum Libri Duodecimi / Oratoris Eloquentissimi Declamatione
Institutionum Oratoriarum Libri Duodecimi / Oratoris Eloquentissimi Declamatione
Institutionum Oratoriarum Libri Duodecimi / Oratoris Eloquentissimi Declamatione
Institutionum Oratoriarum Libri Duodecimi / Oratoris Eloquentissimi Declamatione

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