Item #1229 Oratio Habita in Gymnasio Patavino. Giovanni Antonio VOLPI.
Oratio Habita in Gymnasio Patavino...

Oratio Habita in Gymnasio Patavino...

Padua: [Cominus Press], 1737. 4to. [vi], xxxiii, [1] pp. FIRST EDITION. Woodcut devices on title and last leaf. Beautiful initials, head- and tailpiece, printer’s device on colophon. Original quarter vellum over marbled boards; wide-margined copy on heavy paper. Item #1229

Only copy of this finely produced publication of the Comino Press in Padua, founded by the brothers Volpi. Giovanni Antonio Volpi (1686-1766), Italian printer and classical scholar, established a press called Libreria Volpi-Cominiana (fl. 1717-1756) in conjunction with the printer Comino. For many years he was a professor of rhetoric and philosophy at Padua, and author of Latin poems and other works. From this celebrated press he issued excellent editions of the classics in very small editions.

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