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REPRINT EDITION. 8vo. 157 x 114 mm. [xxxii], 350,  pp. Woodcut printer's device on title-page, decorative initials, life of Longuiel pages [iii-xx], and epitaphs and testimonials pages [xxi-xxxii], includes the blank leaf b8, the last leaf is blank on the recto and with printer's device on the verso; text un-marked, the fore-edge of the title-page is chipped, some damp-staining, toning, and soiling to the text. Early full vellum; binding square and tight, the spine has been replaced (re-backed) with plain vellum, corners bumped and showing. Good. This volume contains the correspondence between Christophorus Longolius and the important humanists of the first two decades of the sixteenth century, including Pietro Bembo, Jacopo Sadoleto, Reginald Pole, Guillaume Bude, Desiderius Erasmus, and many others. The letters demonstrate the Latin style which made Longolius famous and highlights the common appreciation and commitment of the Roman humanists to the Latin style of Marcus Tullius Cicero. Includes a biography of Longolius, who came from a distinguished Norman family, but spent most of his career at Rome where he was known for his excellent Latin style and Ciceronian purity. A proposal to award Longolius Roman citizenship aroused resentment among the Romans and a trial before the Pope. See: Contemporaries of Erasmus, Volume II, pp. 342-345. Uncommon: This edition not in Adams or the BL German STC. World Cat records only one copy at the Niedersachsische Staats- und Universitatsbibliothek, Gottingen.
Title: Epistolarum Libri IIII. Tullianae uidelicet eloquentiae ad unguem expressa imago. Doctorum item aliquot epistolarum ad eundem Longolium, Liber I. Quibus eiusdem uita, per quendam ipsius studiosissimum conscripta, est premissa.
Categories: Early Printed Book,
Edition: Reprint Edition.
Publisher: Basel:, Nic. Episcopium,: 1562
Book Condition: Collectible: Good
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: II309-1
Keywords: Epistolarum Libri IIII, Christophe de Longuiel, Chritstophorus Longolius,