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Oi eikositessares Oikoi tes hyperagias despoines - Kallonás, Meletios. Rare Gre - 1826. 
Leipzig, Melzer 1826 - Oi eikositessares Oikoi tes hyperagias despoines hemon Theotoku kai aeiparthenu Marias. (in Greek). Leipzig, Melzer, 1826. 12mo. 84p. including index leaf. Greek text. Fullpage woodcuts on verso of title and on page 80. Publishers marbled boards. An extremely rare Greek revival redaction of this Christian didactic text. The paraphrase in plain Greek of the 24 Houses of Our Most Holy Everlasting Virgin Mary Mother of Christ, was first published in Venice, 1695. The author of this Marian Passion Play,Brother Kallonás, abbot of the Ankaranthes Monastery of Kithuria, was a celebrated hymn writer. The present Leipzig edition offers a redaction together with the original text on parallel pages. It begins with a lengthy dedication to the Virgin Mary, and an address to the Christian reader. It precedes the Athens edition (1864) by 38 years. Modern Greek printing was carried out at Leipzig, as a greater variety of fonts were available there. Light traces of foxing, otherwise in good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Hünersdorff Rare Books ABA ILAB]
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