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Quintus Asconius Pedianus from Aldine Press  

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Asconii Pediani explanatio in Ciceronis orationes in C. Verrem, in orat. pro C. Cornelio, in orat. contra competitores, in orat. pro M. Scauro, in orat. contra L. Pisonem, in orat. pro Milone
Asconius Pedianus, Quintus
Paulus Manutius

[12], 104 leaves. With Aldine printer's device on title page. (Small 8vo) 14.7x9.8 cm (5¾x4"), rebound in modern vellum by Gaivan, spine tooled in gilt with red morocco lettering piece, marbled endpapers. 

Historical commentaries on the speeches of Cicero by Roman historian Quintus Asconius Pedianus. Paulus Manutius was a Venetian printer with a humanist education, the third son of the famous printer Aldus Manutius and his wife Maria Torresano. Ownership marks in ink on title page and blanks, one page with an underlined line and margin note.

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Boards bowed slightly; hints of foxing to edges, a few instances of soiling, a few closed tears; very good or better.
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