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    Marco Antonio Majoragio [Antonius Maria de'Conti] & Daniel Georg Morhof. Philochrysus Sive De Laudibus Auri Orationes duae: Omnis generis hominum, praecipue Ecclesiasticorum, vitia salse traducentes, quarum Priorem inter Maioragii anekdota Mediolani repertam, & Ultraiecti Anno 1666 primum editam, nunc recusam sistit, Posteriorem eiusdem argumenti, ipsis Kalendis Septembribus Anno 1690 Kiloni habitam.
    [issued with:] M. Antonii Maioragii Philochrysus Sive De Laudibus Auri Oratio: Qua omnis generis hominum, praecipue Ecclesiasticorum, vitia salse traducuntur, inter anekdota Autoris Mediolani, Ultraiecti Anno MDCLXVI primum editam, nunc recusa, cum Praefatione Danielis Georgi Morhofi. Lubeck: Peter Bockmann, 1690. Krown & Spellman retail: $650. 8vo. 2 parts in 1 vol. A-D8,E4; A-D8,E4. 72;70,[1],[1]pp. Disbound, old stamp on t.p., very good copies. Printer's device on second t.p., head- and tail-pieces, decorated initials. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

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    Marco Antonio Maioragio (1514-1555), Italian humanist, philosopher, and jurist, born in Majoragio, a small town not far from Milan. After completing his education with difficulty because of the Italian wars that ruined his family's finances, he went to Milan to continue his interest in the classics, mathematics and rhetoric. He was a student of philosophy under Vincent Madius. In 1541 he was named to chair of eloquence at the college at Milan and later taught also in Ferrara (1543-55). He taught rhetoric and eloquence and published a series of classical treatises and translations and is most remembered for his work on Aristotle. This treatise was not printed with his other works, probably because it criticizes church authorities, and remained unpublished until Marquard Gudius found a copy in Milan and caused it to be printed in Utrecht in 1666. Morfof reprints the work with a new preface and with his own oration on gold. It is a rare work and Thorndike was unable to locate a copy (See V,547.) [For other references to Majoragio see Lohr, Latin Aristotle Commentaries, II,239ff.]

    Morhof was born at Wismar, 6 Feb., 1639. From 1660 to 1666 was professor of poetry at Rostock, in 1666 he removed to Kiel as professor of history. In 1680 he was made librarian, an office for which he was admirably fitted, and which he turned to the best account of his writings...He was a man of very great learning, and of sound critical judgement." [Ferguson]


              VD17 14:645231T [Including:  VD17 3:306642P.] Bruniibg 2664. Ferguson, Glasgow,442 [1 part only]. Niceron, Memoires, V2,22ff. Not in Caillet, Ferguson (Young), Ackermann, Rosenthal, Duveen, or OCLC.

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