Incunable Pope Gregorius 1 – 1486 – Moralia in Job Leaf printed by Nicolaus Laurentii Alemenus
Ecclesiastical incunable manuscript page, Moralia Sopra La Vita Di Job, by Pontifus Maximus Gregorius I, printed by Nicolaus Laurentii, Florence, 1486
1486 Incunable Pope Gregorius 1 – Moralia in Job Leaf
Printed in Florence by Nicolaus Laurentii Alemenus in 1486.
A very nice example of a very rare and important incunabula printing.
Approx. 8 3/4 inches x approx. 13 inches.
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Author: Gregorius 1
Published by Nicolaus Laurentii Alemenus
Published in: Florence, Italy
Pope Gregory I (Latin: Gregorius I; c. 540 – 12 March 604), commonly known as Saint Gregory the Great, was Bishop of Rome and head of the Catholic Church from 3 September 590 to his death. He is known for instigating the first recorded large-scale mission from Rome, the Gregorian Mission, to convert the then largely pagan Anglo-Saxons to Christianity. Gregory is also well known for his writings, which were more prolific than those of any of his predecessors as pope.The epithet Saint Gregory the Dialogist has been attached to him in Eastern Christianity because of his Dialogues. English translations of Eastern texts sometimes list him as Gregory “Dialogos”, or the Anglo-Latinate equivalent “Dialogus”
The author, Nicolaus Laurentii (fl. 1475–1486) is the Latin form of the name of Niccolò di Lorenzo, also known as Niccolò Todesco (“Nicholas the German”). He was a German printer who lived in Florence, Italy in the late fifteenth century. He was among the first printers to use copper plate engravings and printed a number of works of importance to the Italian Renaissance. Laurentii moved to Florence from Wroclaw (today Poland). He worked with Johannes Petri of Mainz in a nunnery of the Dominican Order. The sisters there served as compositors and printers.
1486 Incunable Pope Gregorius 1