Aphthonii Progymnasmata, Partim à Rodolpho Agricola, partim à Johanne Maria Catanaeo, Latinitate donata, Cum scholiis R. Lorichii
Greek rhetorician Aphthonius was a native of Antioch in the third or fourth century. During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, his works were used as rhetoric textbooks in schools, particularly in Germany. The book was translated from Greek into Latin by Rudolph Agricola (1443-1485) and the ecclesiastical and poet Giacomo Mario Cataneo (d. 1525). This is Elzevir's third edition, the first two having been printed in 1642 and 1645. Latin text.
Details: 445 p. + 10 p. index. 12 cm. Colour frontispiece and title page vignette. Full leather with gold impressing on spine. Text block edges red. Marbled endpapers. Small chips at spine ends. Front corners worn. Ink signature at top of page across from frontis and ink and red notation on last page. Tear in p. 247.