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5 Rare Works of Augustinus of 16th century.

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5 Rare Works of Augustinus of 16th century.
 5 Rare Works of Augustinus of 16th century. AUGUSTINUS, Aurelius. De spiritu & litera, liber vnusVenezia, Giovani Patavino & Venturno Ruffinelli, 1534

Bound with: Libri quatuor. De praedestinatione & gratia. De praedestinatione sanctorum. De bonae perseuerantiae. De praedestinatione dei.Venezia, Giovani Patavino & Venturno Ruffinelli, 1534

Bound with: De fide et operibus, liber vnus.Venezia, Giovani Patavino & Venturno Ruffinelli, 1534

Bound with: De gratia & libero arbitrio ? liber vnus.Venezia, Giovani Patavino & Venturno Ruffinelli, 1534

Bound with: De natura et gratia, liber vnus.Venezia, Giovani Patavino & Venturno Ruffinelli, 1534

8vo, 155x100 mm; nineteenth century binding, half calf and marbled boards binding, gilt title and fillets on spine; Unnumbered leafs: 32, Collation: A-D8; 64, Collation: A-H8; 24, Collation: A-C8, C8 white; 48, Collation: A-F8; 36, Collation: A-D8 E4. On the title page, title within istoriated woodcut borders that presents upper a little printer?s mark. Full-page printer?s mark at the end of every work. Roman type. Ownership note of unidentified contemporary hand on the title page of De fide et operibus, another ownership note dated 1777 on the title page of De natura et gratia. Some slight spotting. Nice specimen.

Condition Report

Five rare works bound in a vol. Beautiful Venetian edition of some of the most important works of St. Augustine, all dedicated to the problem of grace, predestination and human freedom. The reflection on free will is central to the theology of St. Augustine: if man were not free to act, as you might call good or bad its action? On the other, in Augustine the doctrine of grace is closely linked to the doctrine of predestination: it is God who establishes those who will be saved and who will be damned; He certainly does not lead to evil, but those who are deprived of his mercy cannot not sin. Knowing that everything depends on divine predestination does not, however futile human efforts: the individual, in fact, it is not certain of his salvation or his damnation. The Lot is offered with a valid export license.