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FIRST EDITION OF THIS TREATISE ABOUT RHETORIC, REGARDING THE USE OF TROPES (ALLEGORIES, METAPHORS, ETC), WRITTEN BY THE FRANCISCAN FRIAR GIUSEPPE MARIA PLATINA

Platina, Giuseppe Maria. Trattato dell'eloquenza spettante ai tropi dedicato a S. Antonio di Padova da fr. Gioseffo Maria Platina minor conventuale. In Bologna: nella stamperia di Clemente Maria Sassi success. del Benacci, 1730.

4to (220x166 mm), full vellum binding, handwritten title at spine, green edges; pp. XVI, 499, [1].
Xyl. vignette at title-page. Xyl. initials and ornaments.

A literary trope is the use of figurative language - a word, a phrase, or even an image - for artistic effect such as using a figure of speech (allegory, metaphor, irony, etc.). The word trope has also come to be used for describing commonly recurring literary and rhetorical devices.

Giuseppe Maria Platina (1670-1743) Conventual Franciscan Friar, professor of literature and rhetoric at the University of Bologna, of metaphysics and theology at the University of Padua, writer and speaker.

Provenance: Handwritten ownership inscription at title-page (ad uso di Francesco dei Mancini, li 1772).

References: IT\ICCU\TO0E\026239. OCLC, 224286646.

Condition

Very light traces of use to the binding. Worm-work at gutter of many leaves, only partially interesting the text. Water-stain on top gutter of some leaves. Some little spots. Overall, a very good copy.

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[Rhetoric] Platina, Trattato dell'eloquenza, 1730

Estimate €300 - €400Nov 27, 2018