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Bible. Old Testament. Psalms. Latin. 
PSALTERIUM DAVIDIS CARMINE REDDITUM PER EOBANUM HESSUM. STRASSBURG: CRATO MYLIUS, 1546, WOODCUT PRINTER'S DEVICE ON TITLE-PAGE AND ON VERSO OF FINAL LEAF, WOODCUT INITIALS
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Bible. Old Testament. Psalms. Latin. 
PSALTERIUM DAVIDIS CARMINE REDDITUM PER EOBANUM HESSUM. STRASSBURG: CRATO MYLIUS, 1546, WOODCUT PRINTER'S DEVICE ON TITLE-PAGE AND ON VERSO OF FINAL LEAF, WOODCUT INITIALS
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Bible. Old Testament. Psalms. Latin. 
PSALTERIUM DAVIDIS CARMINE REDDITUM PER EOBANUM HESSUM. STRASSBURG: CRATO MYLIUS, 1546, WOODCUT PRINTER'S DEVICE ON TITLE-PAGE AND ON VERSO OF FINAL LEAF, WOODCUT INITIALS

Ibid. Greek. Dabidou profetou kai basilewV meloV, elegeioiV perieilemmenom upo Paulou tou Dolskiou PlaewV. Basel: Joannes Oporinus, 1555

2 works bound in one volume, 8vo (159 x 100mm.), contemporary blindstamped pigskin, sides stamped with portraits of such theologians as Martin Luther and Erasmus, upper cover with initials IGG and dated 1563, clasps and catches, later green morocco gilt lettering-piece, staining to some outer margins, a few tears with loss (not affecting text), binding slightly worn


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Provenance

James Ford, bookplate, initialled note on rear endpaper "perlegi apud Chamonix... mense Iulie 1857". 1857 was the year in which the Anglican chapel opened in the resort in response to the flurry of visiting Alpine adventurers.

Literature

VD16 B3184 & B3122

Catalogue Note

Eobanus Hessus (1488-1540), dubbed the "German Homer" for the quality and scope of his verse, was a dipsomaniac epicurean whose most famous work, perhaps ironically, was his translation of the Psalter.

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