[Epistolai]. Epistolae

London: ex officina Rogeri Danielis, 1651. Item #047499

[viii] 393 [10]p., title in Greek and Latin, with parallel Greek and Latin text, major index at the end. Bound in period full dark brown leather with red leather spine label and gilt lettering, upper one-inch of spine lightly chipped. Tight hinges, original endpapers. Small 18th-century(?) signature of "Wm. Henderson" on upper margin of t.p., plus signature and small name label of Kiffin Ayres Rockwell (who acquired the copy in November of 1954) on the front flyleaf. Edited from a Bodleaian ms. by Richard Montague (1577-1641) and published after his death. Totalling 248 letters on the controversies of the Photian 9th-century reign as patriarch, this is the earliest edition of the correspondence from this Bodleian manuscript. Wing, P2136; ESTC R12714.

Price: $550.00