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3269B Boston
July 23, 2019 11:00 AMCalender

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

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 3269B Location: Boston Date / Time: July 23, 2019 11:00AM


Augustine of Hippo, Saint (354-430 AD) De Trinitate. [Freiburg im Breisgau: Kilianus Piscator (Fischer)], 1494. Folio, printed in black letter, two columns throughout, capital strokes and initials supplied in red, first largest initial in red and blue, contents good, some discoloration to last leaf, in later parchment over boards, 11 3/4 x 8 in.

Although not as well-known as some of his other works, De Trinitate is arguably Augustine's masterpiece and of more doctrinal importance than the Confessions or City of God. See Edmund Hill's St Augustine on the Trinity in Life of the Spirit (1946-1964), Vol. 15, No. 180 (June 1961), pp. 540-548. https://www.jstor.org/stable/43705747?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

a8, b-n6.
Goff A1346; HC 2040*; Pell 1543; Pr 3215; BMC III 695; BSB-Ink A-880; GW 2929.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

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