56. Paulus Manutius. Epistolae (1560)

8° ; [8], 168, [4], 169-229, [3] leaves; 149 x 92mm.

Originally published in 1558 by the Venetian Academy, the Epistolae is a collection of letters and dedicatory prefaces written by Paulus Manutius to many notable figures of his time. Paulus provided a model of letter writing in elegant Ciceronian Latin which was highly instrumental in the emerging renaissance of letters. His vast erudition eminently distinguished Paulus from other scholars, editors, and commentators, and the frequent reprinting of the Epistolae stands as a testimony to the enduring popularity and success of the work.

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