Pro M. Fonteio M. Tullii Ciceronis oratio ….

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Creator

Cicero.

Title

Pro M. Fonteio M. Tullii Ciceronis oratio ….

Publisher

Paris: In Officina Ascensiana [Josse Bade],

Date

1533.

Description

Flemish classical scholar and printer Josse Bade (1462–1535) settled in Paris in 1498, and in 1503 he established his own press there with the help of bookman Jean Petit. The title page of this edition of Cicero shows Bade’s famous printer’s device, which incorporates a working printing press. It is the earliest known representation of the machine.

Source

Purchased in 1926.