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Augustinus, Aurelius|Erasmus, Desiderius"
D. Avrelii Avgvstini Hipponensis Episcopi, Omnivm Opervm Primvs tomus, summa uigilantia repurgatorum a mendis innumeris, per Des. Erasmvm Roterodamvm, ut optimo iure tantus ecclesiae doctor renatus uideri possit. Inspice lector, & fateberis hanc no(n) uanam esse pollicitationem: qud si gratus etiam esse uoles, non patieris tantum laboris, tantum(que) impensarum frustra sumptum esse. Addito indice copiosissimo."
Basel, Froben, 1529. (24, 190) 596 (i.e. 610) (2) p. Contemporary blind-stamped Pigskin over wooden boards, Folio (Lacks the bottom-clasp. Provenance: with a small book-plate of And. Persson Vasteras on the front paste-down and library-stamp of the Bibliothek der Fursten- und Landesschule zu Grimma on the titlepage. The first volume of of the collected works of Saint Augustine of Hippo, or Aurelius Augustinus (354-430). This volume contains an extensive index for all volumes, his Retractiones, Confessions, his treatises on the artes liberales, et al. and concludes with a biography, here in a corrected and annotated edition by Erasmus, being a first edition printed by the Swiss printing office of Froben. The famous humanist, Desiderius Erasmus (1469-1536), was the first to prepare an edition of the Complete Works of Augustine, he added his own observations as well as numerous corrections to previous editions. In his view the church fathers were role models for being a good christian and scholar and embodied precisely what was needed for the revival of true Christianity. His edition was part of a larger editorial program of the works of key Church Fathers and became the standard version of Augustine's works in the decades in which the Reformation took shape. The work is bound in a firm and richly blind-stamped pigskin binding, bearing the initials B.L. in black on the front cover flanked by petals.)."
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