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    [St. Basil The Great]. Operum D. Basilii Magni Caesariæ Cappadociæ quondam Archiepiscopi Prior Tomus [-Secundus], cuius pars multo.. Paris: Ex officina Carolæ Guillard, sub Sole aureo, via ad divum Iacobum, 1547. Edited by Godefroy Tilmann. Folio. Two volumes in one. [34], 213; [1], 221 leaves. Two title pages with printer's device, woodcut on verso of first title page, large and small decorated initials, including a large inhabited initial letter "D" on first numbered leaf signed in block "C.G.". Contemporary vellum, soiled, lightly warped, rebacked with original (?) spine, gilt label to head of spine, surface chips to covers and spine, track from biopredation on back cover; holograph inscriptions beneath imprint on title page, occasional underlines and pen notes in margins, few small holes from biopredation to first leaves and last leaves with minor loss to text, stain over passage on verso of first volume's page 82, two lines on verso of second volume's page 202 scored, pages cockled, dampstains, foxing, and soiling. Very good. From the Franklin V. Spellman collection of books published by French printer Charlotte Guillard and her associates.

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