Quintiliani, M. Fabii; (Quintilianus, Marcus Fabius), Institutionum Oratoriarum, Persyn, R.A., Ex Officina Hackiana, Lugduni Batavorum (Leiden) Roterodami (Rotterdam), 1665, Reprint. Good. Full Calf, 8vo. Two volumes in four – Volume One – , 434pp; Volume Two – 435-916pp, ; Volume Three – , 430pp and Volume Four – 431-784pp, .
Later (late-eighteenth century) full-calf, raised bands, spines in six panels, contrasting title / volume labels to second and third panels, volute corner pieces and central lozenge shaped tool to remaining panels, gilt flower head frame to covers, all edges marbled with blue paste endpapers.
Volume labels chipped with loss to volumes one and two, both labels absent from volume four. Chipped to head of spines, corners bumped and rubbed, slightly rubbed to extremities, front joint of volume one cracked but holding well on cords. Internally some light browning to edges, light dampstain to bottom right hand corner of volume two, previous owners name to first page of text in each volume, otherwise fairly bright and clean.
Additional engraved titles to volumes one and three.
Brunet IV:1025-6, “edition assez recherchee”.
Attractive Variorum edition with notes by Gronovius and others. Latin text