[Greek] MEtaphtrasis tou Psalteros... Interpretatio psalmorum versibus heroicis.

APOLLINARIS, Bp. of Laodicaea, (1580.)


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8vo (165 x 100mm) [8], 199p., Greek Letter, 19th century violet grained morocco, gilt spine, a few marginal worm holes


Paris: Jean Bienné,

Originally published in 1552, this is the second edition, sometimes found with a Latin version (but different pagination). In addition to the life of Apollinaris from the Suda, there is a short preface by Nicolaus Goulu (1530-1601) and at the end (pp. 193-199) various paraphrases also in hexameter verse of the Magnificat, the song of Zacharias, the Nunc Dimittis, and (pp. 195-199) a hymn to Christ, all from his pen. He succeeded his father-in-law Dorat as professor at the collège royal. 

Hoffmann I, 198.


Provenance: M. Duduit, 1692. On the verso of the title are written instructions to the binder -maroquin violet/apollinarii/psalmi/graeci

Stock Code: 41576

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