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July 23, 2019 11:00 AMCalender

Augustine of Hippo, Saint (354-430 AD) De Civitate Dei.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 3269BLocation: BostonDate / Time: July 23, 2019 11:00AM


Augustine of Hippo, Saint (354-430 AD) De Civitate Dei. [Nuremberg: Koberger], 1520. Folio, title page printed in red and black within an elaborate woodcut compartment containing a separate woodcut of Augustine at his desk, text in gothic letter, in columns throughout, painted triangular decoration to fore-edge, no imprint on title page, bound in full modern calf, tooled in blind, period-style by Fred Shihadeh in 1985, letter in gilt on front board and spine, 11 1/8 x 7 1/2 in.

This edition contains the commentary of Thomas Waleys (or Valois) (1287-1350?),Dominican master of theology at Oxford University, and Anglo-Norman chronicler Nicholas Trivet (or Trevet) (c. 1258-c. 1328),with the added commentary of Jacopo Passavanti (1302-1357) and Francis Maronis.

a-n8/6, o-z6, A-K6/8, L-M6, N-O8, P-S6/8, T-Y6 (Y6 blank & present); a8, b-k6.
Estimate $800-1,200

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