Hapanta ta tou theiou kai megallou kaloumenou Basileiou tes en tēi kappadokíai kaisareiás archiepiscopou = Divi Basilii magni opera Graeca quae ad nos extant omnia.

Accession number: 
PML 38069
Basil, Saint, Bishop of Caesarea, approximately 329-379.
Basileae : par' Hierōnymō Phrobeniō kai Nikalaō Episkopiō, MDLI [1551].
Gift of Roland L. Redmond, 1944.
[8], 698, [2] pages ; 33 cm (fol)

HIGH RESERVE; for bindings study only.
Title transliterated from Greek.
Printing place and date from title page, with Froben's device (also on final page).
Printers from colophon: Etypothē houtos Basileios en tē episēmo elketiōn polei basileia par' Hierōnymō Phrobeniō kai Nikalaō Episkopiō etei st theogonias aphya. En tē tod selidi pleonazē prooimion, ou archē Epeidē theou chariti.

16th-century English gold tooled brown calf, with the initials A.B. stamped in gold in decorative central cartouche on both covers, gilt and gauffered edges, by Thomas Berthelet; repaired. 4 ties, missing. Berthelet's tooling patterns seem inspired by those of the 16th-century Vatican and Arabesque Binders.

Manuscript inscriptions by Lady Anne and Sir Nicholas Bacon in Greek and Latin, one by Nicholas concerns the birth of their daughter Susan Bacon on 19 Oct. 1556, whose birth is otherwise unrecorded: "Susan Bacon was born on mundaye [th]e XIXth of October beyng [th]e day next folowyng seynt lukes day An[no] 1556 at Westmestre betwene [th]e howres of X and XI in ye fornoone" (rear pastedown).

Variant Title: 

Divi Basilii magni opera Graeca quae ad nos extant omnia

Lady Anne Bacon, initials stamped in gold on both covers, signature (dated 1553), and Greek inscription: “This book belongs to Anne Bacon, the gift of her husband Nicholas Bacon 1553”; Thomas Baker, bookstamp; Roland Redmond, bookplate.