Cato Maior de senectute: Cato the Elder on old age

By: Marcus Tullius Cicero

Price: $85.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good


8vo. 9 3/16 x 6 inches. (60) pp. Title page printed in black and blue inks, section headings printed in blue ink; text clean, unmarked. White stiff wrappers, printed paper dust jacket on brown paper, clear plastic dust-jacket over all; binding square and tight, jacket rubbed, head of spine with gentle bump, small spot of soiling for fore-edge, bump to bottom edge. Folded prospectus laid in. SIGNED by Jack Stauffacher on the colophon. LA1020-001. Very Good. LIMITED EDITION of numbered 250 copies, this number 84, handset and printed by Jack Werner Stauffacher using original seventeenth-century Baroque types cut by the Hungarian punch-cutter Nicholas Kis in Amsterdam, 1686, on French Rives mold-made paper and printed on a Swiss Gietz Platen Press. For more than five hundred years, Cicero has been printed in many editions and his presence in the history of printing is significant. In many seventeenth- and eighteenth-century type specimen books, Cicero plays an important role in the display of the many point sizes. Since the rediscovery of classical literature during the Renaissance, Cicero was the favorite writer and model of Latin teaching. His De Oratore was the first book printed in Italy, at Subiaco near Rome, in 1465. Joannes de Spria in 1469 printed the first book in Venice, the Epistole ad familiares. A year later Nicolaus Jenson printed, also in Venice, the Rhetorica nova et vetus, in his famous roman types. In 1744 Benjamin Franklin published Cato Major (de senectute) in his newly purchased Caslon type. It was the first Latin classic to be printed in British America. Montaigne writes that Cicero "gives one an appetite for growing old." All good reasons for the Greenwood Press to issue an edition of Cicero's Cato the Elder on old age.

Title: Cato Maior de senectute: Cato the Elder on old age

Author Name: Marcus Tullius Cicero

Categories: IOBAVBF1122,

Edition: First Edition, thus

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, The Greenwood Press: 2001

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Paperback

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: LA1020-001

Keywords: Marcus Tullius Cicero, Cato Maior de senectute Cato the Elder on old age, Jack Werner Stauffacher, Greenwood Press, Fine Press, Limited Edition, History of Printing