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    Quintilian, Marcus Fabius. Instutionum Oratoriarum Libri Duodecim, Summa diligentia vetustissimorum codicum recogniti, ac restituti. Accesserunt huic novae editioni Declamationes Quae Tam Ex P. Pithoei, IC. Clarissimi, quam aliorum bibliothecis & editionibus colligi potuerunt. Geneva: Jacob Stoer, 1636-7. 8vo. 2 vols in 1. *6, A-2Q8; A-2N8. [12].595,[1],[58],[2];569,[6],[1]p. Modern calf, title gilt on black leather label, t.p. repaired (no text loss). A few corners repaired, stamp of "Scott County Public Library" on *2r, foxing and light browning. Printer's device, head- and tail-pieces, decorated initials. From the Krown & Spellman Collection. Krown & Spellman retail: $350.00

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    Quintilian (ca.30-100), the famed orator and educator of Rome, was perhaps the first rhetorician to receive a salary from the fiscus.  His Institutio Oratoria covers the training of an orator from infancy to manhood, and was highly influential upon the writers of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, especially Erasmus, Vives, Ben Jonson, and Pope.  Numbered among Quintilian's personal students were the likes of Domitian's two great-nephews and Pliny the Younger.

    Pierre Pithou (1539-1596), a native of Troyes, lawyer and scholar. Pithou wrote many legal and historical books, besides preparing editions of several ancient writers.

    "Henry IV appointed Pithou procurator general of the Parliament of Paris; but he soon resigned the post, preferring to return to his juristic and literary studies. He edited Salvian, Quintilian, Petronius, Ph¾drus, the Capitularies of Charlemagne, and the "Corpus juris canonici"."

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