Institutionum Oratoriarum libri duodecim. Adusum scholarum accommodati, recisis quae minus necessaria visa sunt, et brevibus notis illustrati, a Carolo Rollin.

  • Quintilian
  • Londini [London]: Impensis Gul. Thurlbourn & J. Woodyer; T. & J. Merrill; & R. Matthews 1758
  • ESTC T170517.


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8vo, pp. xxiv, [8], 520, [36]. Contemporary sprinkled calf, spine with raised bands between double gilt rules, red morocco label, central gilt tools in compartments, edges sprinkled red. Rubbed, a little chipping to spine ends, spine creased. Ownership inscription of Thomas Noel (Dec 2, 1763) to front pastedown, shelfmark stamp of the Ben Damph Forest library (of the Earls of Lovelace) to flyleaf.


The scarce second English edition of Charles Rollin's edition of Quintilian's Institutes: ESTC locates copies in 9 locations, none of them in the USA. Rollin (1661-1741), a Parisian historian and educator, had first published his edition at Paris in two small volumes starting in 1715; it was first reprinted in England in 1738 and went on to become a standard edition for the UK schools market.

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