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The apostles in Latin verses from the 6th century

Acta Apostolica, carmine heroico descripta.
Antwerp, Joannes Grapheus, 1535 (title 1534). 8vo. Old boards. (48) ll.
€ 1,250
Antwerp edition of Arator's Acts of the Apostles in Latin verses. The Italian poet Arator (490-c. 560), subdeacon in Rome, composed these verses in 544 and presented them to Pope Vigile. They were published by Aldus at Venice in 1502, and later in the Bibliothèque des Pères, Paris, 1575.
Good copy, with on verso of the front board, spine damagaed, boards loose, first leaves stained, slightly browned, old owner's manuscript entries. Nijhoff-Kronenberg 129; Machiels A 831; not in STC Dutch, Adams; NUC lists one copy.
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