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SETON, John. Dialectica Joannis setoni cantabrigiensis, annotationibus Petri Carteri, ut clarissimis ita breuissimis explicata. Huic accessit, obartium ingenuarum inter se cognationem, Guilielmi Buclaei Arithmetica.

Londini [i.e. London]. Apud Thomam Marsh, 1577.
8vo. [318]pp. With a linen-backed folding table. Handsomely bound in later gilt-tooled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed and marked. Marbled endpapers, small paper repairs to text of initial five gatherings - with some slight loss of sense, very occasional contemporary faded inked annotations and underlining, paper repair to lower corner of terminal leaf, some spotting/browning.
A reissue of the annotated edition of Roman Catholic priest John Seton's (1508/9-1567) treatise on logic, with notes by fellow logician Peter Carter (1530?-1590), initially printed in 1563. Dedicated to Bishop Gardiner as Chancellor of Cambridge, Dialectica, when first printed in 1545, concisely communicated emergent humanist Aristotelianism (though some remnant of medieval logic theory remained). Divided into sections, the book consists of brief statements followed by densely printed prose exposition. Carter's contribution was to reorganise the text for the purposes of teaching; adding definitions and rules after each section. Seton claimed to have been persuaded to publish by his colleagues John Cheke and Thomas Watson, though the work was widely circulated amongst his students in manuscript form prior to printing and remained the standard textbook on scholastic logic for more than a century, with the final reprint of this annotated edition appearing in 1639.

ESTC records copies at four locations in the British Isles (BL, Lambeth, Oxford, and Westminster School), and one further copy in North America (Illinois).
ESTC S103624, STC 22253.
£ 1,500.00 Antiquates Ref: 17265