Gaius Valerius Maximus:
Facta et dicta memorabilia.
Milan, Leonardus Pachel & Uldericus Scinzenzeler, 7 May 1487. Folio. 30 x 20 cm. 206 leaves. [Complete.]
Modern blue half morocco, spine gilt-lettered. 2-to-6-line initial spaces, several filled in a later brown ink, a few-guide letters. Occasional light stains, a few contemporary annotations, small marginal wormhole and track in a few leaves.
ISTC iv00037000. GW M49153.
Rare, ISTC records a total of only 17 copies, 2 of which in American Libraries.
The present copy (Christie’s, 2006) mentioned in GW online.
Commentary by Omnibonus Leonicenus (1412-1474). Only Milan edition of the Facta et dicta memorabilia with the commentary by Omnibonus Leonicenus, the noted humanist, grammarian and teacher of rhetoric. This work, reprinted from the Venice 1485 edition, deals with anecdotes and examples for the use of orators on topics such as religion, social customs, virtuous conduct, good fortune, military stratagems, famous law-suits, eloquence and evil conduct.