Wilson's Arte of Rhetorique - G.H. Mair (Reproduction from 1560, vintage)

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Vintage reprint from 1560. Published in 1909 from Tudor & Stuart Library

"The Art of Rhetoric" is the earliest systematic work of rhetoric and literary criticism in the English. This work, which brought into English the procedures of Ciceronian rhetoric-invention, disposition, style, memory, and delivery-the core of the academic curriculum in Renaissance England, went through eight editions between 1553 and 1585. At the time, its appeal was both practical and academic. Today it gives a unique insight into the formal training of such authors as Shakespeare, Spenser, Jonson, and Milton.

Condition: Used book in very good condition. Some handwriting on inside cover. Book and pages are yellowed with age.