Questions of Antiquity . . . a FIRST EDITION from Aldus the Younger (1576)
De Quaesitis Per Epistolam Libri III (1576)
by Aldus Manutius
6 x 4. In Latin. Printed by Venetiis: Aldus, 1576. FIRST EDITION. Complete. This work on questions of antiquity, written by Aldus the Younger, son of Paulus Manutius (esteemed Cicero scholar), covers astronomy, the Ptolemies, and questions of the liberal arts. In very good overall condition. (The color image of the author we included on our website is NOT in the book.)
Aldus Manutius, the Younger (1547–1597) was the last member of the Manuzio family to be active in the Aldine Press that his grandfather founded in Venice. A child prodigy, he wrote, at the age of fourteen, a treatise on Latin spelling, Orthographiae Ratio. He is known to have stated that the purpose of grammar is the clarification of syntax.
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