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DE CIVITATE DEI, THE CITY OF GOD.: AUGUSTINE (Saint Aurelius,

AUGUSTINE (Saint Aurelius, Bishop of Hippo).

Published by Venice Bonetus Locatellus for Octavianus Scotus Klendas sic Martias 18 Feb (1489)

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From: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. (Oxford, United Kingdom)

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About this Item: Venice Bonetus Locatellus for Octavianus Scotus Klendas sic Martias 18 Feb, 1489. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. EX LIBRARY COPY FROM ST. AUGUSTINE'S ABBEY, THEIR BOOK-PLATE TO FIRST PASTEDOWN, NO OTHER LIBRARY MARKS,1489. 4to in 8s, approximately 280 x 210 mm, 11 x 8 inches, 2 line printed title to first and last pages, woodcut to verso of first title page, A1, divided in to 2 scenes, portrait of Saint Augustine writing at his desk above an image of the warring cities with Cain and Abel looking on, 264 leaves, collation: A-R8, s6, t-z8, [ ]8 [ ]8 [ ]8, AA-EE8, FF-HH6. Double columns, 51 lines of text, 65 lines of commentary to a page, black letter, printer's device on last page of Registrum, woodcut has some red highlights, signatures A-R4 have rubrication, leather spine with gilt lettered black label, gilt decoration to spine, paper covered boards. Spine slightly rubbed, boards have some pale spotting and shelf-wear to edges, 3 leaves have heavy browning but all text legible, a few other leaves have some pale brown staining, pale damp staining and spotting to margins, worming from first title page through to the end mostly hitting letters but not always, 5 holes at the start and reducing gradually, mostly small size but on 26 leaves slightly larger, some occasional old neat ink marginalia and a few pointy hands, a few small neat repairs to first title page, otherwise a very good copy. Collates the same as the British Library copy, see Copac. Polain, Catalogue des Livres Imprimes au Quinzieme Siecle des Bibliotheques de Belgique, Volume I page 227 No. 366; F. R. Goff, Incunabula in American Libraries A-1245; Ludovici Hain, Repertorium Bibliographicum, Volume I, page 259, No. 2065. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. Seller Inventory # 24324

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