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Tou agiou Isidorou tou Pelousiotou Epistolon - Isidorus, Pelusiota - 1638. [1277111]
Parisiis: Ægidii Morelli, 1638. Folio, pp. [56], 723, [1], [60], [66] index; Greek and Latin texts in parallel columns; title page printed in red and black, large engraved device on title; first several gatherings extended; prelims and first 60 pages with dampstain entering from the top margin touching the text; contemporary full calf neatly rebacked with new red morocco label on spine; extremities rubbed and worn, corners bumped and showing; a good, sound copy. Isidore of Pelusium (d. ca. 450) "was born in Egypt to a prominent Alexandrian family. He became an ascetic, and moved to a mountain near the city of Pelusium, in the tradition of the Desert Fathers. Isidore is known to us for his letters, written to Cyril of Alexandria, Theodosius II, and a host of others. A collection of 2,000 letters was made in antiquity at the "Sleepless" monastery in Constantinople, and this has come down to us through a number of manuscripts, with each letter numbered and in order. The letters are mostly very short extracts, a sentence or two in length. Further unpublished letters exist in Syriac translation" (Wiki). Ebert 10573.
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