Quintilian; Marcus Fabius Quintilianus: [Institutio Oratoria] [colophon: impressum Florentaie [Florence] opera & sumptu Philippi Iuntae …] 1515. 8vo. ff. [iv], 269 [ie 369], lacking final leaf (V8) which is blank except for printer’s device to verso. Latin text, printed in italic letter, light waterstaining, a few early marginalia, nineteenth-century sheep-backed boards, rebacked, sprinkled edges.
Quintilian’s twelve-book guide to rhetoric was written in the late first century CE, under Domitian. It was popular with Renaissance humanists such as Petrarch. This is the only Giunti edition, described by Dibdin as ‘a very elegantly printed book’, which was edited by Niccolò Angeli da Bucine, a grammar teacher and lecturer in rhetoric at the Studio Fiorentino, and dedicated by Filippo Giunti to Roberto Acciaioli. Dibdin II, 367; Adams Q53.