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ORIGENES ADAMANTIUS (Origen, Origenis).:
TERTIUS ET QUARTUS TOMI OPERUM ORIGENIS ADAMANTII: quorum Tertius complectitur : post Apologium explicanda
(Paris), venundantur cum reliquis eorundem tomis in edibus Joannis Parvi: et Jodoci Badii Ascensii, (1519).. Volumes III and IV only of 4, bound in 1 volume, (1519) Latin text, folio, 330 x 210 mm, 13 x 8¼ inches, 2 title pages, that to Volume III in red and black, both with architectural and pictorial borders, at the top Origen writing, in the centre the large device of the printer Josse Badius showing men working on the press, decorated initials throughout, leaves (6), CCXXIIII; (2), CLXXV, bound in modern quarter morocco over marbled boards, raised bands and title blind stamped to spine. Small dark spot at tail of spine, title neatly inked on fore-edges, title page to Volume III lightly soiled in lower outer corner, margin only, small neat repair to 3 margins, some early neat margin notes, occasional neat underlining or emphasis marks to margins, 1 or 2 corrections to text, not obscuring original, tiny wormhole to last 2 pages affecting running title but with no loss, final blank leaf with neat early manuscript notes and dusty and slightly stained. Contents otherwise bright and clean, binding tight and firm, a good sturdy copy. Date obtained from colophon to Volume IV. Volume III contains commentary on the New Testament (Matthew, Luke, the Epistle to the Romans); Volume IV contains chapters against heretics, the Contra Celsum, Peri Archon, and other material such as Tituli apologetici Pamphili pro Origene and Liber Rufini. Josse Badius Ascensius (1462-1535) was a humanist scholar and a pioneer of the printing industry. He set up his printing business in Paris in 1503 and … [Click Below for Full Description]
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