M. Tullii Ciceronis Orationum … libri.

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Creator

Cicero.

Title

M. Tullii Ciceronis Orationum … libri.

Publisher

Venice: Paulus Manutius,

Date

October 1540.

Description

This first of three volumes of Cicero’s orations printed by Paulus Manutius in 1540 is dedicated to Cardinal Benedetto Accolti (1497–1549), and this particular volume is the presentation copy, bound by the Mendoza Binder in Venetian red goatskin, with Cardinal Accolti’s arms on the upper cover and the Aldine dolphin and anchor on the lower. Note the absence of a title on the spine: the fore-edge of the book bears the title within a painted purple cartouche, evidence that the book was originally shelved with the spine facing inward.

Source

From the collection of T. Kimball Brooker.

Citation

Cicero., “M. Tullii Ciceronis Orationum … libri. ,” Grolier Club Exhibitions, accessed June 19, 2018, http://grolierclub.omeka.net/items/show/291.