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Title: Psalmi Davidis ex hebraica veritate latins versibus expressi A Io. Matthaeo Toscano, I. V. D. Quibus praefixa sunt Argumenta singulis distichis comprehensa, opera Io. Avrati Poetae Regij.
Description: Parisiis. Ex Officina Federici Morelli Typographi Regij. 1575. FIRST EDITIONS. 2 volumes in 1, 8vo, 176 x 105 mms., fol. [8], 141, [7], title within woodcut border. [BOUND WITH] Octo Cantica Sacra e Sacris Bibliis latino carmine expressa a Io. Matthae A Toscano: praefixit argumentis I. Avrati Poetae Regij. Eivsdem Toscani Hymni, & Poemata ad Ampliss. V. Renatum Biragum Franciae Cancellarium. Parisii. Ex Officina Federici Morelli Typographi Regij. 1757. 8vo, 176 x105 mms., fol. 60, title within woodcut border, later calf (probably 18th century, rebacked with old spine laid down, new black morocco label, oval gilt ornament on each cover; contemporary name on title-page of first items obscured, various contemporary names and scribblings on front paste-down end-paper, slight worming of top margin of text throughout occasionally affecting one or two letters of a word, but a reasonable copy. Giovanni Matteo Toscano (?1500 - 1576) translated the psalms from the Hebrew, and the first item includes a poem in Greek dedicated to Toscano. The text was edited by Federic Morel (1523 - 1583). Jean Dorat (1508 - 1588) introduces the psalms and canticles with a couplet in Latin in the first item, while Morel discusses the metres used by Toscano in the second part, which contains Toscano's poems. Toscano met Dorat at the court of Catherine de Medicis (1519 - 1589), and Dorat, effectively his mentor, assisted him with the preparation of these texts. Adams B1464 and T843.

Keywords: psalms translation literature

Price: GBP 935.00 = appr. US$ 1335.17 Seller: John Price Antiquarian Books
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