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Institutiones Oratoriae by  Marcus Fabius QUINTILIANUS - 1st Edition - from D & E Lake Ltd. (ABAC, ILAB) and Biblio.com

Institutiones Oratoriae

by QUINTILIANUS, Marcus Fabius

Condition: Very Good


[Colophon on fo. 204v:] Venice: Bonetus Locatellus for Octavianus Scotus, 17 July 14[93]. folio. 293 x 208 mm. [ff. 206]. complete with final blank. roman types in 2 sizes. 41 lines of text surrounded by 61 lines of commentary. Scotus' printer's device at end. some text diagrams. several large woodcut initials. other smaller initial spaces with guide letters. A fine, fresh copy, bound in 17th century sprinkled calf, gilt back (front joint cracking, corners bumped, signature e bound out of order after f). A VERY HANDSOME COPY OF THIS CELEBRATED TREATISE ON EDUCATION, WHICH IS ALSO AN IMPORTANT EARLY DOCUMENT OF LITERARY CRITICISM. "QUINTILIAN TAKES HIS FUTURE ORATOR AT BIRTH AND SHOWS HOW THIS GOODNESS AND CHARACTER AND SKILL IN SPEAKING MAY BE BEST PRODUCED. NO DETAIL TRAINING IN INFANCY, BOYHOOD OR YOUTH IS TOO PETTY FOR HIS ATTENTION. THE PARTS OF THE WORK WHICH RELATE TO GENERAL EDUCATION ARE OF THE GREATEST INTEREST AND IMPORTANCE. QUINTILIAN POSTULATES THE WIDEST CULTURE; THERE IS NO FORM OF KNOWLEDGE FROM WHICH SOMETHING MAY NOT BE EXTRACTED FOR HIS PURPOSE; AND HE IS FULLY ALIVE TO THE IMPORTANCE OF METHOD IN EDUCATION.HE DEVELOPS ALL TECHNICALITIES OF RHETORIC WITH A FULNESS TO WHICH WE FIND NO PARALLEL IN ANCIENT LITERATURE.[HIS] LITERARY SYMPATHIES ARE EXTRAORDINARILY WIDE.ANCIENT LITERARY CRITICISM PERHAPS TOUCHED ITS HIGHEST POINT IN THE HANDS OF QUINTILIAN." (ENCYCL. BRITANNICA, 11TH EDN.) THIS IS PROBABLY THE FIRST EDITION TO CONTAIN THE EXTENSIVE COMMENTARY OF RAFAELLO REGIO (RAPHAEL REGIUS) [D. 1520] OF BERGAMO WHO TAUGHT AT PADUA (AN EARLIER MILAN 1491 EDITION CITED BY HAIN-COPINGER WITH NO COLLATION APPEARS TO BE A GHOST). REGIO ALSO PUBLISHED COMMMENTARIES ON OVID AND OTHER CLASSICAL AUTHORS. BMC V 441. BRUNET IV 1024. GOFF Q-29. HAIN-COPINGER 13652. IGI 8264. OATES 1971. PROCTOR 5045.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.
  • Bookseller: D & E Lake Ltd. (ABAC, ILAB) CA (CA)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: AINstQUI52
  • Title: Institutiones Oratoriae
  • Author: QUINTILIANUS, Marcus Fabius
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: [Colophon on fo. 204v:] Venice: Bonetus Locatellus for Octavianus Scotus, 17 July 14[93].
  • Keywords: INCUNABULA INCUNABLE CLASSICS PHILOSOPHY EDUCATION
  • Bookseller catalogs: Incunabula;


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