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A Lapdie, Cornelio Cornelii [ a Lapide, Cornelius Cornelii - van den Steen, Cornelis Cornelissen ]
Commentarius In Quatuor Evangelia
Henricum & Corneliu Verdussen, Antwerpiae [ Antwerp ], 1695. Full cats paw calf, G. 2 volumes, tp, engraved title page, [iv]+620+[52]pp, tp+[ii]+557+[42]pp, marbled endpapers, attractive head & tail pieces, corners bumped but sturdily & attractively bound. Curious hole & tear to the gutter of 50pp in volume I with the LOSS of text to 20pp ( the hole becomes larger until it is a large tear across the page & then decreases in size ) pp101-110 the most affected with loss of several lines of text, occasional ink splash & burn mark, an attractively bound, but sadly damaged set. Old bookplate of Sydney Cooper, New College Oxford on the pastedowns. Later edition of Lapide's monumental commentary on the Bible which 'explain not only the literal, but also the allegorical, tropological, and anagogical sense of the sacred text, and furnish a large number of quotations from the Fathers and the later interpreters of Holy Writ during the Middle Ages. Like most of his predecessors and contemporaries, a Lapide intends to serve not only the historical and scientific study of the Bible, but, even more, the purposes of pious meditation, and especially of pulpit exposition' ( Catholic Enc. ) Cornelis Cornelissen van den Steen, Flemish Jesuit and exegete [ 1567 - 1637 ]. Graesse IV 104. 3900 grams. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Eastleach Books [Newbury, BER, United Kingdom]

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