Aristotele / Bernardo Segni - Rettorica et Poetica d'Aristotile - 1551

Aristotele / Bernardo Segni - Rettorica et Poetica d'Aristotile - 1551
Philosophy, Reference works - Quantity: 1 - Book

Two works in one volume with progressive numbering and single cover page, but with double dedication to Cosimo de’ Medici, Signore od Florence.
8vo, approx 15.5 x 10 cm, [2] + 209 + [17] cc., nineteenth-century parchment binding, gold title within a tag on the spine, sprayed edges, bookplate on the front endpapers, register and publishing information on the colophon, allegorical cover page entirely engraved with figures, friezes and putti, illustrated drop caps. Dedication at the beginning and on sheet 160 before the Poetica.
In good condition, intact and well preserved cover, inside small restoration at the bottom right corner of the cover page and water stain on the first ten sheets circa, otherwise in very good condition (see photos).
Second edition, after the first of 1549 for Torrentino in Florence, of the Poetics and Rhetoric of Aristotle in the fundamental vulgar translation of the philologist and humanist historian Bernardo Segni.
Its "vulgarisation" marked a turning point in Aristotelian criticism, giving rise in the humanistic age to a debate that reached up to the 19th century: "Latin translations soon gave way to those in vernacular, more precisely those in the "Florentine vernacular language" when, in 1549, the Poetics was translated by Bernardo Segni. Aristotle's Poetics then became an indispensable and new reference point, capable of triggering a dialectic so lively that we can speak of a new orientation of aesthetic thought" (Toscano, La riscoperta di Aristotele).

Lot details
Number of Books
Philosophy, Reference works
Author/ Illustrator
Aristotele / Bernardo Segni
Book Title
Rettorica et Poetica d'Aristotile
Publication year oldest item
Original language
Stampata in Vinegia per Bartholomeo detto l'Imperador e Francesco suo genero
Binding/ Material
Number of pages
15×10 cm
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