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Quinziano Stoa (Giovanni Francesco) De Syllabarum quantitae epographiae sex, collation: A-B8, C6, A-Q8, R10; [22], cxxxviii ff., woodcut portrait of the author on title, decorated initials, early ink annotations, worming to first 16 leaves, affecting text, contemporary boards alla rustica, fragments of re-used manuscript or printed leaves to pastedowns, spine worn and defective, numerous wormholes to covers, 4to (200 x 155mm.), Venice, Guglielmo de Monteferrato, June 1519.

⁂ Rare early edition of this popular Latin grammar by Giovanni Francesco Conti (1484-1557), which first appeared in Pavia in 1511. The author, better known under his humanistic name, Quinziano Stoa, was a disciple of the grammarian Giovanni Britannico, and taught Rhetoric and Greek at the University of Pavia. The title-page bears a fine woodcut depicting the author writing at his desk.

Provenance: early ownership 'Ad usum Innocentij Phollij liberalitate Rudolphi Rici eius avunculi'.

Literature: EDIT 16 CNCE 37659

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Quinziano Stoa (Giovanni Francesco) De Syllabarum

Estimate £300 - £400Apr 25, 2018
Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Max Hasler
Modern First Editions and 20th Century Literature
220 Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4LP
United Kingdom
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