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GREGORY of Nazianzus, Saint (329-389). Carmina. In Greek and Latin. Venice: ex Aldi Academia, June 1504.

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GREGORY of Nazianzus, Saint (329-389). Carmina. In Greek and Latin. Venice: ex Aldi Academia, June 1504. Small 4° in 18s and 16s (215 x 150mm). Woodcut Aldine anchor device on O8v, final two leaves of errata. (Lacking the two leaves of table, waterstained, a few marginal tears.) Contemporary limp vellum, lettered in ink on spine (slightly worn, joints cracked). Comprising volume III of Aldus' Poetae Christiani, this work contains interleaved quires of Greek and Latin, with the middle pages of each gathering containing St. John's Gospel. This is the first printing of any part of the New Testament in Greek, and is only preceded by the Psalter of 1481 (the complete Greek New Testament first appeared in the Complutensian Polyglot). The additional leaves, often missing, are not so much an errata, more corrections to the text, with an index (here missing). Renouard Alde p.46; Adams G1142.
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