Tusculanae disputationes.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius)

Tusculanae disputationes.

[Cum commento.]

Description: guide spaces for initials, 1 initial supplied in a 'home-made' style, text in a slightly larger type with commentary in the margins, sometimes on 3 sides, minor damp-stain at end, a little browned in places, a few spots, 58 leaves, including initial blank ('prima alba'), folio (304 x 201 mm), tightly bound in modern (not new) vellum, endpapers browning, inscription on a1v 'Hic liber est Jo bapt benivolo gramatici et [?civis] brixie', some annotations in the same neat humanist hand in the first half (some trimmed), another inscription, possibly 17th-century, inked out at head of text,

Publication Details: [colophon:] Venice: [Antonius de Strata, de Cremona], 5 December, 1491

Notes: The Tusculan Disputations were first printed in Rome in 1469, the anonymous commentary (plus text) in Venice in 1482. This copy with an identifiable first (private) owner/annotator, Giovanni Battista Benivolo, grammarian of Brescia: he edited Pietro Paolo Vergerio's De ingenuis moribus ac liberalibus studiis, published in Brescia with other pedagogic texts in 1511, again in 1528. His annotations include corrections to the text, the expansion of contractions, and a few words in Greek. The Tusculan Disputations are addressed to the general reader for purposes of edification. The first book deals...more

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Price: £3,500

Subject: Philosophy

Published Date: 1491

Stock Number: 64636

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