Petitions from and Privilege granted to Gerard Voss for his Latin translation of the works of St. Ephrem of Syria, Rome (1589)

Source: 140 Sec Brev Reg F 314 (1589)

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Petitions from and Privilege granted to Gerard Voss for his Latin translation of the works of St. Ephrem of Syria

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Petitions from and Privilege granted to Gerard Voss for his Latin translation from the Syriac of the works of St. Ephrem of Syria; the petitions express increasing frustration at the cost and slow pace of the issuance of the privilege. The petitions request and the privilege grants control over other versions and translations of Voss’ edition of St Ephrem’s works.

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  • Operum omnium sancti Ephraem Syri patris et scriptoris Ecclesiae antiquissimi et dignissimi, quotquot in insignioribus Italiae bibliothecis praecipuè Romanis, Graecè inueniri potuerunt: tomus primus [- tertius], nunc recens latinitate donatus, scholijsque illlustratus. Interprete & scholiaste r.d. doct. Gerardo Vossio Borchlonio Germ ... Pubblicazione: Romae : ex typographia Iacobi Tornerij, in via Peregrina sub intersignio nominis Iesu, 1589 (Romae : excudebat Iacobus Ruffinellus, 1589). Descrizione fisica: 3 v.; fol.

  • Gian Ludovico Masetti Zannini, Stampatori e librai a Roma nella seconda metà del cinquecento 206-07 (1980)

  • Jane C. Ginsburg, Proto-property in Literary and Artistic Works: Sixteenth-Century Papal Printing Privileges, 36 Colum. J. L. & the Arts 345 (2013), available at

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Author: Gerard Voss, Antonio Boccapaduli, Marcello Vestrio Barbiani

Publisher: N/A

Year: 1589

Location: Rome

Language: Latin

Source: 140 Sec Brev Reg F 314 (1589)

Persons referred to:
Barbiani, Marcello Vestrio
Boccapaduli, Antonio
St Ephrem of Syria
Voss, Gerard

Places referred to:
Catholic Christendom
Papal State

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Institutions referred to:
Apostolic Treasury



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