The First Fifty-two Years of Greek Printing
Psaltérion. Psalterium Graecum. Edited by Justinus Decadyus. Venice: Aldus Manutius, [1496–not after the middle of 1498].
Quarto.  leaves, 8½ x 5 inches. Printed on paper, Aldine Greek (146; 114), 20 lines. Two full woodcut borders with image of David playing the lyre; text in red and black; woodcut initials and headpieces; Psalm headings and all initial letters printed in red. Bound in late 18th-century English dark blue straight-grained morocco gilt, small ornaments in panels on spine, geometrical pattern on covers, interdentelle of Greek key pattern. Line of text ("iotai") omitted in printing from head of leaf r supplied in ink by a contemporary hand. § BM V 563 (IA.24458); Essling 169; Goff P-1033; ISTC ip01033000; Sander 5944.
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