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 Greek Grammar - Lonicer, Ioannes

Graecae grammaticae methodus […] — Frankfurt 1551

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Graecae grammaticae methodus […] — Francoforti ex Officina typographica Petri Braubachij, Anno Domini M.D.LI. [Frankfurt, Braubach, November 1551].

8vo ( 152 x 100 mm).

110, (1) leaves, but lacking leaves 31-50 ( i.e. De pronomibus and part of De verbis). Contemporary annotations and small drawings.

Contemporary pigskin, portrait of Melanchthon as centrepiece with the legend DOCTOR PHIL/IP MELANCHTO [sic]. Rubbed.

The copy is recased, paste-down and fly-leaf are new. Perhaps the binding was to small to contain the complete text. – VD16 L-2443. 

This is one of approximately 95 different Greek grammars of the 16th century, which were printed in nearly 1000 editions – that would make around 900.000 copies in this century.