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Crastonus (Joannes) Dictionarium græcum...cum interpretatione latina, edited by Marcus Musurus, mostly double column, index triple column, 244 ff., the last blank, 42 lines, Roman and Greek type, early ink pagination and marginalia, a few small wormholes, some staining and spotting, hinges cracked, later vellum, lacking ties, stained, housed in a modern orange cloth drop-back box, [BMC V, 558; Goff C-960; HC 6151; Renouard, Alde, 13:7], folio, Venice, Aldus Manutius, December, 1497.

⁂ First Aldine edition. This work provides us with the earliest definite date that Musurus was working with Aldus, who in turn provided the index. In his preface the printer explains how to use the work and its index, suggesting that an owner should first number the pages (as here). Crastonus was an Italian Carmelite humanist and scholar. In collaboration with Bonus Accursius he edited a number of works to facilitate the learning of Greek.

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Crastonus (Joannes) Dictionarium græcum...cum interpretatione latina, edited by Marcus Musurus, mostly double column, index triple column, 244 ff., the last blank, 42 lines, Roman and Greek type, early ink pagination and marginalia, a few small wormholes, some staining and spotting, hinges cracked, later vellum, lacking ties, stained, housed in a modern orange cloth drop-back box, [BMC V, 558; Goff C-960; HC 6151; Renouard, Alde, 13:7], folio, Venice, Aldus Manutius, December, 1497.

⁂ First Aldine edition. This work provides us with the earliest definite date that Musurus was working with Aldus, who in turn provided the index. In his preface the printer explains how to use the work and its index, suggesting that an owner should first number the pages (as here). Crastonus was an Italian Carmelite humanist and scholar. In collaboration with Bonus Accursius he edited a number of works to facilitate the learning of Greek.