Opera.

Gregory (Saint, the Great)

Opera.

...Complectitus item quosque liber suum inventarium.

Description: title page printed in red and black, a scattering of small wormholes in title and first section (index), reducing to three by the start of the text and wholly extinguished by f. 50, three further small holes in last 30 ff., sometimes touching a character but rarely affecting legibility, frequent short marginal early ink notes, a bit of dustsoiling and marginal dampmarking at end, ff. [22], CCCCL, [8], folio, early seventeenth-century English sprinkled calf, backstrip with four raised bands, remains of old label in second compartment, boards bordered in blind, front joint and backstrip ends expertly renewed, a bit rubbed and scratched, ownership inscription with Latin motto dated 1578 at head of title with initials T.G. and a further initial or surname lost with a small fragment of paper, 17th-century inscription of Roger Kay, shelf mark, and bibliographical notes on title early 19th-century bookplate inside front cover of Fulwar William Fowle (childhood friend of Jane Austen), good

Publication Details: Paris: Francois Regnault. 1521

Notes: An early reissue of the 1518 editio princeps of the collected works of Pope Saint Gregory I, called 'the Great' (c.540-604). Saint Gregory wrote widely, more so than any previous pope, and had an enormous influence on the development of medieval Christianity, both through his own works - he reformed the liturgy and established the Kyries at the beginning of Mass, and initiated the conversion of the British Isles - and later attribution: 'Gregorian chant' (plainsong) was so named in order to give it the air of tradition when it was developed years after his death. Among his writings are dozens ...more

Bibliography: (Adams G1166)

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Subject: Theology

Published Date: 1521

Stock Number: 46589

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