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LONGINUS, [Cassius] Dionysius. Dionysiou Longinou rhetoros Peri hypsous logou biblion. Dionysii Longini rhetoris præstantissimi liber De grandi loquentia sive sublimi dicendi genere Latine redditus hypo thesesi synoptikais et ad oram notationibus aliquot illustratus. Edendum curavit et notarum insuper auctarium adjunxit. G.L. Cum indice.

Oxonii [i.e. Oxford]. Impensis Gulielmi Webb, 1638.
8vo. [42], 176, [2], 117pp, [3]. First seven words of title and 'hypo thesesi synoptikais' transliterated from the Greek. Parallel Latin and Greek text. Without the index (gathering Z) and the folding table. First and final leaves are blank. Contemporary blind-stamped vellum, later contrasting black calf lettering-pieces. Extremities discoloured, lightly rubbed, and bumped. Manuscript annotations to FFEP, occasional underlining, title page a trifle stained, else internally clean and crisp. John Stedman's copy, with his armorial bookplate to FEP.
A reissue, with cancel title page, of the 1636 edition printed by William Turner, of an Ancient Greek treatise on rhetoric spuriously attributed to Dionysius Cassius Longinus, translated into Latin by Gabriel de Petra.

John Stedman (1710-1791), surgeon, from 1740, to the North British dragoons, or Scots Greys; subsequently a practicing physician in Dunfermline and a founding member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Besides several medical treatises, he was the author of Laelius and Hortensia, or thoughts on the Nature and Objects of Taste and Genius (Edinburgh, 1782).

As with three records in ESTC, this copy is without the index (gathering Z) and the folding table - these appear not to have ever been bound in, perhaps suggesting copies were issued without either.
ESTC S108883, STC 16789.
£ 300.00 Antiquates Ref: 19555