Menandri acutissimi ac sapientiss. rhetoris De genere demonstratiuo libri duo : a natale de comitibus Veneto nunc primum è Graeco in Latinum ad omnium utilitate[m] translati & multis in locis partim erroribus purgati, partim ubi fuerant corrupti, in integrum restituti.

Menander, of Laodicea, active 3rd century.
Other Title:
Menandri acvtissimi ac sapientiss. rhetoris De genere demonstratiuo libri dvo
De genere demonstratiuo libri duo
De genere demonstrativo libri duo
Venetiis : Apud Petrum Bosellum, 1558.
64, [8] leaves ; 16 cm. (8vo)
umu- 3.2. aso- EtMi (3) 1558 (A)
Rhetoric, Ancient -- Early works to 1800.
Laudatory poetry, Greek -- Early works to 1800.
Place of Publication:
Italy Venice.
Signatures: A-I⁸ (leaf I8 blank).
Woodcut title vignette (device) and initials.
Errata on leaf I2r.
Local notes:
Kislak Collection copy bound with: Alexander Numenii. Alexandri Sophistae De figuris sententiarum ac elocutionum. Venetijs : Apud Sanctum Guerrinum, MDLVII [1557].
Kislak Collection copy has early ms. shelf-mark ("3.C.P.T.3.M.92") in brown ink of the library of Charles de Rohan, prince de Soubise, on front pastedown.
Presented to the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts by Jay I. Kislak in 2014.
Kislak Collection copy has gold-stamped red leather bookplate ("EX LIBRIS HENRI BONASSE") of Henri Bonasse (1899-1984) on front pastedown; bookplate (initials: PV) of an unidentified former owner on front pastedown.
Kislak Collection copy bound in full contemporary morocco (now red-brown); boards triple-ruled in gold with gold-stamped supralibros of Jacques-Auguste de Thou (1553-1617) in center (containing his arms and those of his first wife, Marie de Barbançon, and their joint monogram, IAM); 5 raised, gold-ruled bands on spine; gold-tooled spine panels, two with author and title ("MENAND. ALEX." and "RHETOR. LAT."), three with de Thou's gadfly emblem, and three with IAM monogram of de Thou and his wife; all edges gilt.
Penn Provenance:
Kislak, Jay I. (donor)
Thou, Jacques-Auguste de, 1553-1617 (armorial binding) (former owner)
Barbançon, Marie de (armorial binding)
Bonasse, Henri (bookplate)
Soubise, Charles de Rohan, prince de, 1715-1787 (former owner)
Penn Chronology:
Cited in:
EDIT 16 CNCE 27079
Bosello, Pietro, active 1550-1561, printer.
Early Venetian Imprint Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Jay I. Kislak Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
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