Gregoriana super Novum Testamentum

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Gregoriana super Novum Testamentum
Ex operibus beati Gregorii gloriosissimi pape [et] [con]fessoris: insigne piu[m] ac religiosu[m] exceptionu[m] opus super Nouu[m] Testamentu[m] ab Alulpho egregio monastice p[ro]fessio[n]is diui B[e]n[e]dicti viro (cuius fuit [et] diu[us] Gregori[us]) collectu[m]


Commentary on the New Testament.


16th century blind tooled calf binding by Garrett Godfrey, a Dutch-born binder active in Cambridge from the early 16th century until his death in 1539. Covers with rolls number 3 and 4 of George J. Gray's, The Earlier Cambridge Stationers & Bookbinders and the First Cambridge Printer. Roll 3 is composed of four compartments - a turreted gateway, a fleur-de-lis, a pomegrantae and a rose stamps, each surmounted by a crown, with binder's initials "G.G." in a small panel between the rose and the turreted gateway ; roll 4 of quatrefoils within lozenges. Remains of fore-edge ties. Bookblock edges sprinkled red. The spine and corners have been skillfully repaired.


Gregory I, Pope (approximately 540-604)



Paris: Berthold Rembolt (-1518)




Binding by Garrett Godfrey (-1539).

Inscription in ink on title-page beneath printer's device, in a 17th century(?) hand: "Collegij Societatis Jesu Louanij" - Jesuit College, Louvain, Belgium.

Inscription in ink at foot of title-page: "J.F. Van de Velde 1783[?]". This is Belgian professor and bibliophile, last librarian of the old University of Louvain, Jean-Francois Van de Velde (1743-1823).

Purchased by the University of Liverpool in 1939 from Quaritch, bookseller, for £9.9.0, using funds provided by Mrs Clara Hornby.


USTC, 144582
BP16 103022


Quarto (22 cm)


Gregory I, Pope (approximately 540-604), “Gregoriana super Novum Testamentum,” The Hornby Bindings, accessed December 3, 2022,