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    Pierre Grégoire (Gregorius Tolosanus). Syntaxes artis mirabilis, in Libros XL. [with] Commentaria in prologomena syntaxeon mirab(ilis) artis. Lyon: Antoine Gryphius, 1578. Krown & Spellman retail: $1200. Small 8vo. 115 x 77mm. 2 vols in 1. *8, a-m8 [m8 blank]; a-z8. [16], 190, [2]; 304, [16]pp. Device Gryphius #2 on title pages. Contemporary white calf with gilt center-piece and gilt panel, spine banded, edges red, minor staining and soiling on covers, corners bumped, old name on title page, foxing. A nice copy. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    More Information: Gregoire (d.1597) was a native of Toulouse where he taught law. "He as a very learned man, and wrote some books full of erudition; but he does not appear very judicious in the choice of the things contained in them...He was invited into Lorrain in a very glorious manner, to be professor of the civil and canon law at Pontamousson, where duke Charles had lately founded a university," Pierre Bayle. This work was reprinted a number of times in France, Italy, and Germany; but all editions are scarce.      Adams G1089. Baudrier VIII, 376 & 373. Ferguson I,344 (later ed.) Cantamessa 1972, listing a third volume?

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