Rhetorica christiana :
ad concionandi et orandi vsvm accommodata, vtrivsq[ue] facvltatis exemplis svo loco insertis : qvae qvidem ex Indorvm maximè deprompta svnt historiis : vnde praeter doctrinam, svm̃a qvoqve delectatio comparabitvr /
avctore Rdo. admodvm P.F. Didaco Valades ...
|Main Author:||Valadés, Diego, b. 1533.|
Pervsiae [Perugia] : Apud Petrumiacobum Petrutium, 1579.
Indians of North America
Indians of North America /
Indians of North America / Colonization /
Indians of Mexico > Indians of Mexico / Missions > Indians of Mexico / Missions / Early works to 1800.
Rhetoric > Rhetoric / Early works to 1800.
Preaching > Preaching / Early works to 1800.
Engravings > Engravings / Italy > Engravings / Italy / 16th century.
Signatures: a⁴ b⁶ A-M⁴ N² O-3D⁴.
Includes index, p. [379-390].
Engraved t.p. incorporating female allegories of Theology and Rhetoric, with the device of the Franciscans at head and the arms of Gregory XIII, to whom the work is dedicated, at foot. Pietro Giacomo Petrucci's device at colophon (Zappella, fig. 960). Historiated initials, tailpieces. Text pages have ruled borders.
Some of the engraved plates and in-text ill. are signed by Valadés. The mnemonic alphabet on 2 leaves following N2 is copied from Lodovico Dolce's Dialogo on memory, as is the diagram of regions of the brain on L4v; see Mortimer. The folded table following PP4v lists sententiae.
Contains many references to manners and customs of the Indians of Mexico and North America.
, 378,  p. (the last 2 blank),  leaves of plates (some folded) :
ill., 1 table ;
24 cm. (4to)
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