By Photios, Patriarch of Constantinople and early pioneer of the book group
Photios, Saint, Patriarch of Constantinople: Nomocanon Photii Patriarchae Constantinopolitani cum commentariis Theodori Balsamonis Patriarchae Antiocheni. Christophorus Iustellus ex bibliotheca Palatina nunc primum Graece edidit. Accessere eiusdem Photii, Nili Metropolitae Rhodi, & Anonymi tractatus de Synodis Oecumenicis ex bibliotheca Sedanensi ab eodem Iustello nunc primum Graece editi. Lutetiae Parisiorum [Paris], apud Abrahamum Pacard, 1615
First edition. 4to. pp. [xvi], 183, [iii], 287, [i]. Greek text, with Latin translation in the second part, intitals R.G. to title; late 18th century half calf, red edges. Photius or Photios chaired a form of early book group in ninth century Constantinople, and his ‘Myrobiblion’ is an account of some 280 books read and reviewed in his brother’s absence, many of them classical works which have since been lost. His collection of ecclesiastical law, with commentary by Theodore Balsamon (a 12th century Patriarch of Antioch) has been retained to a significant extent by the Greek Orthodox Church. This, the earliest printed edition, was edited by Christophe Justel (1580-1649).
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later half calf