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Author: [Quintilian] Quintilianus, Marcus Fabius: (Burmann, Peter, ed.:)

Title: De Institutione Oratoria libri duodecim.

Publication: Patavii [Padua]: Excudebat Josephus Cominus. 1736.

Description: 2 vols., 8vo., pp. [xii] cli [i] 352; [353]-740, 176. A few gatherings lightly age-yellowed, half-title in vol. 2 lightly spotted. Early half vellum with plain paper boards, red and green morocco gilt labels to smooth spines, edges sprinkled red and blue, boards lightly marked.

A reprint of Burmann's edition, first published in Leiden in 1720, which eclipsed 'the celebrity of all former commentators' (Dibdin); it provides the notes of Almeloveen, Gallaeus, Turnebus, Gibson, and Obrechtus, Dodwell's 'Annales', readings from three previously uncollated manuscripts, and more.

Bibliography: Dibdin (4th edn.) II 469. Schweiger II 845.

Reference Number: [27781]

Price: £250


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