GAZA, Theodorus. \kGrammatikhs eisafvghs\K and other Tracts, in Greek. Venice: Aldus Manutius, 25 December 1495.
Chancery 2° (284 x 190mm.). aα-lλ8 a8 b10 AA-LL8 MM4 (a1r half-title In hoc volumine haec insunt ..., a1v Aldus Manutius to the reader, a2r \kUeodvroy grammatikhs\K, lλ8r register and colophon, lλ8v blank, a1 \kUeodvroy peri mhnvn\K, b10v blank, AA1r \kBios Apollvnioy Alejandrevs toy grammatikoy\K, AA1v table of contents, AA2v \kApollvnioy peri syntajevs\K, MM2v \kHrvdianoy peri tvn ariumvn\K, MM4r register and colophon Impressum Venetiis in aedibus Aldi Romani octavo Calendas Ianuarias M.CCCCLXXXXV. 198 leaves, 31 lines, various types, woodcut initials, the words μεσα and παυη in manuscript on a1v (a few leaves slightly discoloured, some leaves with light spotting). 19th-century dark blue morocco by F. Bozerian le Jeune, covers with central floral roundel and semé cornerpieces of small tools and pointillé, within border, in gitl and blind, spine gilt in compartments with floral and pointillé decorations (slightly rubbed), olive morocco liners and pale blue watered silk doublures with gilt-stamped borders, paper and vellum end-papers, g.e.
EDITIO PRINCEPS and the fifth book printed by Aldus. Gaza (1400-1478), a refugee from the Muslims, was professor of Greek at Ferrara, a scholar and linguist of high esteem, who in 1450 was called to Rome by Pope Nicholas V to translate classical Greek works into Italian. His Greek grammar was many times reprinted and the first two books translated into Latin by Erasmus. HC *7500, BMC V-553-554, IGI 4181; Goff G-110; Renouard p.4.