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De arte rhetorica libri tres, 1588
(251 words)

Record ID


Voet reference number


Museum Plantin-Moretus



Cyprianus SOAREZ

Title page transcription

DE ARTE ‖ RHETORICA ‖ LIBRI TRES, EX ‖ ARISTOTELE, CICERONE, ET QVINCTILIANO PRÆ- ‖ CIPVE DEPROMPTI: ‖ Auctore Cypriano Soarez, Sacerdote ‖ Societatis IESV. ‖ V. ‖ ANTVERPIAE, ‖ Ex officina Christophori Plantini, ‖ Architypographi Regij. ‖ M.D.LXXXVIII.


4⁰ [168]: A-P⁴; pages 1-113, [114-120]


Number of sheets


[1]: Title
[2]: Emmanuel Alvarez Societatis Nominis Iesu, ad lectorem; Michael Venegas eiusdem Societatis ad eundem (italic type)
3-4: Cyprianus Soarez christiano lectori S
5-7: In libros de arte rhetorica auctoris prooemium (italic type)
8-113: Text (parts in italic type, marginals in roman type, italic type, and greek type)
[114-120]: Index (on three columns; italic type)

Edition information


Woodcut: V. on title-page, 50 × 50: the monogram IHS surrounded by angels


Museum Plantin-Moretus
- A 60

Bibliographical references

Backer-Sommervogel [S.J.], 7, column 1332 (with the date 1589)
Palau y Dulcet, 22, page 201 (with the date 1589)
Not in Reulens-de Backer

Online bibliographical references

Note 1

Reprint of the 1575-edition.

Note 2

The title-page shows the date 1588, but the Plantinian catalogues note it down on the date of 1589, meaning very likely that actually printed at the end of 1588 it only came on the market in 1589.

Note 3

Listed in M 296, folio 16v ([Rhetorica Cypriani Soarez] a⁰ [15] 89, f[euilles] 14, [price:] stuivers 4), and M 321 (sub 1589).

Further reading

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“De arte rhetorica libri tres, 1588”, in: The Plantin Press Online. Consulted online on 21 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2024

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