Woman Printer; Chrysostom - Tomus tertius omnium operum divi Ioannis Chrysostomi, Archiepiscopi Constantinopolitani - 1556

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Woman Printer; Chrysostom - Tomus tertius omnium operum divi Ioannis Chrysostomi, Archiepiscopi Constantinopolitani - 1556
Incunabula & early printing - Quantity: 1 - Book

Tomus tertius omnium operum divi Ioannis Chrysostomi, Archiepiscopi Constantinopolitani .. Parisiis : Apud Carolam Guillard viduam Claudij Chevallonij, & Gulielmum Desboys ..., 1556.it

Title page loose, 18th century binding (somewhat worn) but else. A book of typographical beautiful, with woodcut initials.

John’s nickname, Chrysostom (pronounced Chris es tom by some, and Chris SOS tom by others), meant “golden mouth” but no one called him that in his lifetime. He was given that honorary title 150 years after his death, but from the beginning of his ministry people were enthralled with his preaching. John studied under Libanios, the famous secular professor of rhetoric at Antioch He was drilled in grammar and syntax, tutored in the Greek classics (Demosthenes, Plato, Homer) and trained to memorize long passages. John pursued the finest education in liberal arts. This collection contains his homilies from Rich with practical examples and analogies, his homilies display his aptitude for reaching laypeople as well as developing complex theological substance that helped to formulate early Christian thought.

Of special note, because highly collectable is, that this book was printed by Charlotte Guillard (died 1557) , the first woman printer of importance. She became one of the most important printers of the Latin Quarter area in the city of Pariser business was significant: she owned four or five printing presses with between 12 and 25 employees and a stock of 13000 books. She catered to students, professional or religious clientele, often printed anti-Protestant books, and offered books in Latin as well as Greek

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Incunabula & early printing
Author/ Illustrator
Woman Printer; Chrysostom
Book Title
Tomus tertius omnium operum divi Ioannis Chrysostomi, Archiepiscopi Constantinopolitani
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1556
Edition
1st Edition Thus
Language
Latin
Original language
Yes
Binding/ Material
Leather
Number of pages
846
Dimensions
37×25 cm
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