[CASTONI, GIOVANNI.] Dictionarium graecum. Venice: Melchior Sessa and Petrus de Ravanis, December 24, 1525.
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[CASTONI, GIOVANNI.] Dictionarium graecum. Venice: Melchior Sessa and Petrus de Ravanis, December 24, 1525.
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[CASTONI, GIOVANNI.]
Dictionarium graecum. Venice: Melchior Sessa and Petrus de Ravanis, December 24, 1525.
Folio (305 x 210 mm). a-y8 z6 A8 B6 C-F8 G10. Mostly triple column. Title within broad historiated woodcut border designed by Vavassore after Hans Holbein's "Table of Cebes," woodcut initials and woodcut printer's device at colophon. Modern binding reusing vellum antiphonal leaf. Title strengthened at gutter and with repair at lower margin just touching border, a few minor instances of soiling or faint waterstains.

An attractive Greek-Latin/Latin-Greek dictionary, the first version of which was published in 1480. The present Venetian edition features a title page border after Holbein, and a 112-page appendix of philological and lexicographical tracts by ancient, Byzantine, and Renaissance grammarians. Not in Adams.
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