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Title: Aristotelis Stagiritae Rhetoricorum Artis[que] Poeticae libri omnes. Quorum seriem, inscriptionémque altera ab hac pagina commostrabit.
Description: Lugduni Apud Iocabi Juntae [Printed by Theobaldus Paganus] 1561. 12mo, 117 x 75 mms., pp. [2] 3 - 302, engraved printer's device on title-page, engraved head- and tail-pieces, and initials, with contemporary inscription at foot of title-page, with contents on verso of title-page: Rheticorum ad Theodectum libri III Georgio Trapezuntio interprete. Rhetorica ad Alexandrum Francisco Philelpho interprete. De poetica Alexandro Paccio Patritio Florentino interprete. BOUND WITH: Aristotelis Stagiritae Problematum Duodequadraginta Sectiones, Quibus Alexandri Aphrodisaei Problematum libri adiecti suere. Lugduni. Apud Simphorianum Beraud, 1572. 12mo, pp. [305 - 306] 307 - 751 [752 blank]. 2 volumes in 1, with continuous pagination and collation, bound in contemporary calf with gilt ornament on both covers, bookplate of Arminster Catholic Mission on front paste-down end-paper, faint contemporary note on top margin of recto of front free end-paper; top of spine severely chipped, base of spine chipped, upper front joint volume 1 cracked, upper rear joint wormed, some other general wear to binding. The commentator Alexander, of Aphrodisias, is usually said to be "the greatest exponent of Aristotelianism after Aristotle." The three translators were George of Trebizond (1396-1486), the Byzantine humanist, Greek scholar, and Aristotelian polemicist; the Venetian scholar Francesco Filelfo (1398-1481), is described in Wikipedia as "a man of vast physical energy, of inexhaustible mental activity, of quick passions and violent appetites; vain, restless, greedy of gold and pleasure and fame; unable to stay quiet in one place, and perpetually engaged in quarrels with his peers"; and Alessandro Pazzi de Medici (1483 - c. 1830), a member of the Pazzi family in Florence and a noted Aristotelian. Brandes, P.D. History of Aristotle's Rhetoric, p. 117. Cranz, F. E. Bibliography of Aristotle Editions, 1501-1600 (2nd ed.), 108. 430. Green and Murphy. Renaissance Rhetoric Short-Title Catalogue, 1460-1700, RR. 280.

Keywords: Philosophy classics prose

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