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Aliquot orationes [with] (2) Logos peri praot tos. De mansuetudine seu clementia oratio [with] (3) episcopi adversus eos qui castigationes aegra ferunt, oratio [with] (4) de Non contemnenda Dei Ecclesia et mysteriis [with] (5) de orando Deo, orationes duae
(1) Basle, Per Ioannem Oporinum, 1552, (2)+(3) Paris, apud Jean Bienné, 1570, (4) Paris, apud Jean Bienné, 1576, (5) Paris apud Jean Bienné 1579 £7,500.00. [DE THOU À LA GRECQUE] 8vo. Five works in one. 1) pp. [xvi], 95 [i], 203, [xxi]. 2) two parts in one pp. 29 [iii] [last blank]: pp. 14 [ii] last blank. 3) pp. 32. 4) pp. 24. 5) pp. 75 [v] last two ll. blank. The last four works bound between the first and second parts of the first. Greek and Roman letter, some Italic. Bienné’s woodcut device on the second and third vols, De Thou’s autograph shelf mark ‘no. 232’ on pastedown, C18th engraved arms on rear pastedown with the insignia of the Order du St. Esprit, Later inscription in Greek on title page translates as “The sacred property of Andritsaina – a gift of Agathophron Nicholopolou”, Index in an early hand (de Thou’s son?) on rear fly. Light age yellowing, single wormhole in lower blank margin. A fine copy in exceptional contemporary French red morocco, covers bordered with a triple gilt rule, the first, bachelor, arms of De Thou gilt at centre (Guigard II p. 450), spines with gilt ruled raised bands, double gilt ruled in compartments with De Thou’s monogram gilt at centres, double head and tail bands ‘alla Greca’, all edges gilt. A most interesting Sammelband of Greek texts of St. Chrysostom, with their latin translations, including four very rare editions by the Parisian printer Jean Bienné, very finely bound for the extraordinary library of Jaques Auguste De Thou. De Thou (1553-1617) decided to unite these texts in one volume, ingeniously placing the Greek works firs … [Click Below for Full Description]
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