Lutetiae: Mamertum Patissonium Typographum Regium. In the Roberti Stephani workshop. M.D. LXXXVI. 1586, 1586. First. Giusto Scaligero - Yvonis Villiomari Aremorici in locos controversos Roberti Titi – 1586
Yvonis Villiomari Aremorici In locos controversos Roberti Titii animadversorum liber. Ad nobilissimum virum Andream Oessentum Quinpentonii & Burentelli dominum, maecenatem suum. Cum Duplici index, alter auctorum utriusque linguae, qui in hoc libro aut emendantur, aut illustrantur, aut a Titij cesura praua, vel calumnia vindicantur: altero rerum, & vocum memorabilium in utraque lingua.
Apud Mamertum Patissonium Typographum Regium. In the Roberti Stephani workshop. M.D. LXXXVI. 1586
Joseph-Juste Scaliger, Roberto Titi, Robert Estienne, Mamert Patisson
VERY RARE FIRST PARIS EDITION OF THIS SATIRICAL BOOKLET BY GIUSEPPE GIUSTO, published under the pseudonym of Yves Villomari, on the 'Loci Controversi' by the Sansepolcrano scholar and philologist Roberto Tito, dated 1583.
Giuseppe Giusto Scalìgero (fr. Joseph-Juste Scaliger), French philologist of Italian origin (Agen 1540 – Leiden 1609), son of the famous Italian humanist Giulio Cesare Scaligero. He excelled in the study of antiquity due to his perfect command of Latin and Greek to which he also combined knowledge of Arabic and Hebrew. It seems that this satirical pamphlet, which sharply criticizes Roberto Tito's philology, was received with enthusiasm by many scholastics and undermined the credibility of the opponent against whom it was directed.
Following Titi's monumental philological-erudite research published in the volume Locorum controversorum libri decem (Florence 1583), Scaliger criticized him harshly. Titi responded with moderation to the violent attack with his Pro suis locis controversis assertio adversus Yvonem quemdam Villomarum Italici nominis calumniatorem (Florence 1589). The controversy, and the way in which it was conducted and resolved by him, increased his notoriety among the Italian and European scholars, with whom he initiated correspondence that lasted for the rest of his life (to name a few, Girolamo Mercuriale, Antonio Riccobono , Gabriello Chiabrera and Galileo Galilei).
pp. (4) 197 (6). Blank eighteenth-century paperback binding. Slight watermarks and rare and irrelevant woodworm holes in the inner margin, overall a very good copy. Latin text with some lemmas and locutions in Greek; frontispiece with vignette, some endings engraved; some medals engraved in the text; numbering error: p. 83 repeated.
17 x 12 cm. Item #84