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Oratio Habita in Gymnasio Patavino.

VOLPI, Giovanni Antonio

Published by [Cominus Press], Padua, 1737
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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. 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. Bookseller Inventory # 1229

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Title: Oratio Habita in Gymnasio Patavino.

Publisher: [Cominus Press], Padua

Publication Date: 1737


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