Paris: Robert Estienne, 1551. First edition.
Wing folio ZP 539 .E8033
Gift of the McCormick Theological Seminary. Catalogued and Conserved by a grant from the B. H. Breslauer Foundation.
This first edition of the Works in the original Greek of the third-century Church father Justin Martyr, based on manuscripts of the French Royal Library, is bound along with the first edition of the Latin translation (Paris, 1554) by Joachim Perion. Begun by Robert Estienne and completed by his younger brother, Charles Estienne, this edition of the Greek is set in the first “grec du roi,” a type font designed a decade earlier by Charles Garamond. The Newberry with one of the best collections of Estienne imprints in the Western Hemisphere has numerous examples of Estienne’s Greek type fonts. Formerly in the library of Lane Theological Seminary.