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Gospel harmony of the 16th Century. AMMONIUS. Quatuor Euangeliorum consonantia.

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Gospel harmony of the 16th Century. AMMONIUS. Quatuor Euangeliorum consonantia.
 AMMONIUS, Alexandrinus. Quatuor Euangeliorum consonantia, ab Ammonio Alexandrino congesta, ac a Victore Capuano episcopo translata. Coloniae, ex aedibus Eucharij Ceruicorni, 1532

16mo, 145X102 mm; half leather binding and marbled wrappers, gilt title and decorations to the back, sprayed edges. Pp. [16], i.e. 240 238, [34], Coll.: A8 A-R8. Title-page within architectural frame with winged cherubs and mythical figures, on bottom Cleopatra; beautiful printerĀ?s mark in A8V depicting St. Jerome sitting in front of a lion, 2 large illustrated Initials, round and italics types, references on the margins. Name of author handwritten on the title-page. Very good condition.

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Beautiful and rare edition. The work is attributed to Ammonium of Alexandria which, in the second century, proposed a synopsis of the Gospels identifying the parallel tracks: devised harmony, or consonance, of the four Gospels, taking as a basis the Gospel of Matthew and integrating the missing sections with passages taken from the other Gospels. The text that has survived is the Latin version that made the Bishop of Capua Vittore in the fifth century: the consultation is facilitated by references on the margins. This edition is beautifully illustrated with an architectural title-page with Cleopatra at the base and several allegorical figures, with a full-page printer's mark depicting St. Jerome in his study sitting in front of the lion; finally two large initials, the first with the portrait of St. Mark, the other with San Giovanni in ecstasy with the eagle.
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