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First Aldine edition of the collected commentaries on the rhetorical works of Cicero

[CICERO, Marcus Tullius].
In omnes de arte rhetorica M. Tullii Ciceronis libros, item in eos ad C. Herennium scriptos, doctissimorum virorum commentaria, in unum veluti corpus redacta, ac separatim a' Ciceronis contextu, quem a' diversis impressum nemo iam in sua bibliotheca non habet, ne quis inani sumptu gravaretur, edita. Accessit in omnes libros rerum ac verborum memorabilium plenissimus index.
Venice, sons of Aldus Manutius, 1546. 2 parts in 1 volume. Folio. With Aldus's woodcut device on title-page and repeated on the otherwise blank last leaf. 19th-century gold- and blind-tooled red morocco in Renaissance style: boards with a gold-tooled central ornament, gold-tooled board edges and turn-ins. [20] pp, 624 cols.; cols. 1-492, [8] pp., cols. 493-824[=826]
€ 3,500
First Aldine edition of the collected commentaries on the rhetorical works of Cicero: De oratore, De claris oratoribus (Brutus), Topica, De partione oratoria, Rhetorica ad Herennium (Pseudo Cicero) and De inventione. The original was edited by Jacques-Louis Strébée (Strebaeus) and printed under the same title in 1541 in Basel by Robert Winter and Thomas Platter. A page-for-page reprint of the present edition was published in 1551, also at the Aldine presses.
Title-page and last leaf a bit soiled, title-page restored, first and last leaves with insignificant marginal water staining, some marginal worm holes and other minor defects. Spine slightly faded, but the binding otherwise good. Adams C-1698; Ahmanson-Murphy 353; BMC STC Italian, p. 184; Renouard, Alde, p. 136, 8.
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