6255. Asconius commentarii... Ciceronis orationes 1536

ASCONIUS, P. Commentarii eruditissimi, in aliquot insignioris M. T. Ciceronis orationes... hias adiecti sunt Antonii Luschi Vince[n]tini in XI Ciceronis Orationes Commentarii... Parisiis (in aedibus Ioannis Parui,... excudebat Ioannes Iodoicvs Tiletanvs) 1536.

Small 4:o. (12), 1-307, (1 blank) pp.
Contemporary black calf, somewhat worn, lower cover mended with new leather in outer part, upper cover with later initials E.I.P.Z.S. and the year 1721 in (later) gilt, blank spine in six compartments, new inner doublures and endpapers. Title mended in outer lower corner and with old signature of Sebastianus Meichsner and old annotation. Some minor marginal dampstaining. Minor foxing. Cut in upper margin, otherwise a wide copy. Old catalogue cut mounted on inside of upper cover, bookplate of Roman Kaczmar.

The only surviving work of the first century commentator Asconius (about 3-88 A.D.), pertaining to legal, historical and antiquarian matters of the time. The manuscript was found by Poggio Bracciolini at St. Gallen in 1416. This edition published by J. Lodovicus.
(Gian Francesco) Poggio Bracciolini 1380 -1459), Italian scholar, writer and humanist. He recovered a great number of classical Latin texts, mostly lying forgotten in German and French monastic libraries, and disseminated manuscript copies among the educated world. (Wikipedia).

From the library of Roman Kaczmar.