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The Art or Crafte of Rhetoryke
by Leonard Cox
The Art or Crafte of Rhetoryke was written by Leonard Cox/Cockes and originally published circa 1530, a second edition appearing in 1532. It is the first rhetoric handbook in English.
Paperback, 84 pages
Published February 20th 2009 by Dodo Press
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An interesting pedagogically based distillation of Cicero. Themes of patronage and education of young noble boys especially emphasized. Focuses on Invention, Judgment Disposition and Arraignment. I wonder if this is a Ramian (pre-Ramian) influence. Also the criticism of poets herein.