Oratoriarum Institutionum Libri XII. Opera ac Studio Joachimi Camerarii, Joannis Sicardi...Adiecimus Guihelmi Philandri...Castigationes...

Basel: [Robertum Winter, 1543]. A scarce edition of Quintilian's Institutio Oratoria, edited with a commentary by J. Camerarium, J. Sichard, and G. Philandrier. With the colophon leaf, but without the final blank. Fore-edge clasps lacking. Half in chip in pigskin at the head of the spine, corners worn. Ink ownership annotation, dated 1597, on front pastedown, subsequent early ownership annotation on front free endpaper. A very good, attractive copy. Contemporary blind-tooled pgiskin. Quarro. 24], 754, [2] pp. Item #16065

Quintilian's (c. 35 – c. 100) work is a twelve-volume textbook on the theory and practice of rhetoric, first written about 95 CE. It was widely influential in its own time, and throughout the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Though he was less popular from the early modern period onwards, he has been praised by John Stuart Mill and modern post-structuralist critics and continues to be included in anthologies of literary criticism.

VD 16. Not in Adams or BL German STC. OCLC lists three locations in North America— Berkeley, the University of Chicago, and Saint Bonaventure University in New York.

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