MELANCHTHON, Ph. De Rhetorica libri tres. Cologne, H. Alopecius, (Mense Augusto 1521). (64) pp. W. title within fine woodcut border and woodcut printer's mark on r° final leaf. Sm-8°. Mod. h. vellum.Melanchthon's writings on rhetoric have proven significant sources for several academic fields, including church history, Scriptural interpretation, the history of science, and the reception of classical literature. Early and very rare edition, published only two years after the first Froben edition. - Knaake II, 507; VD 16:M4181; Adams M 117.