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8 Rare Works of Augustinus of 16th century.

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8 Rare Works of Augustinus of 16th century.
 8 Rare Works of Augustinus of 16th century. AUGUSTINUS, Aurelius. De doctrina christiana libri 4. Venetijs, per Ioannem patauinum, & Venturinum de ruffinellis, 1534

Bound with: De natura et gratia, liber unus.Venetijs, per Ioannem patauinum, & Venturinum de ruffinellis, 1534

Bound with: De spiritu et litera liber unus. Venetijs, per Ioannem patauinum, & Venturinum de ruffinellis, 1534

Bound with: De gratia & libero arbitrio. Venetijs, per Ioannem patauinum, & Venturinum de ruffinellis, 1534

Bound with: PROSPER, Aquitanus. Opuscula de gratia et libero arbitrio Venetijs, per D. Bernardinum Stagninum, 1538

Bound with: AUGUSTINUS, Aurelius. Libri quatuor. De praedestinatione & gratia. De praedestinatione sanctorum. De bonae perseuerantiae. De praedestinatione deiVenetijs, per Ioannem patauinum, & Venturinum de ruffinellis, 1534

Bound with: De fide et operibus, liber vnus.Venetijs, per Ioannem patauinum, & Venturinum de ruffinellis, 1534

Bound with: DE VIO, Tommaso. Aduersus Lutheranos tractatus sequentes. De fide & operibus. De communione. De confessione. De satisfactione. De inuocatione sanctorumVenetijs, 1534

16mo, 151x103mm.; Contemporary brown calf binding, blindtooled on boards with triple fillet border, stylized floreal decorations and ornamental decorations, on spine the same decorations and cloth label with gilt crowned arms. Unnumbered leaves: 68, Collation: A-I8 K4; 36, Collation: A-D8 E4; 32, Collation: A-D8; 48, Collation: A-F8; 48, Collation: 2A-2E⁸F⁸; 64, Collation: A-H8; 24 Collation: A-C8 (C8 white); 16, Collation: A-B⁸. On the title page, title within orned woodcut borders that presents upper a little printer?s mark. Printer?s mark in full text in the end of every Sant?Augustine?s works. Circle and italic type, woodcut initial letters in the Opuscula of Prosper. Marginal notes except in the Aduersus Lutheranos. Handwriting notes in the first white page, on the first title page, on the De Spiritu et litera and, on the back cover, index of the present works. Some slight spotting on the first book. Nice specimen.

Condition Report

Eight rare works in one vol. It is a collection of writings reunited in the sixteenth century, certainly in anti-Protestant function. The work of Cardinal De Vio, in fact, it is expressly directed against the heresy of Luther: the six works of St. Augustine and Prosper Opuscula relate to issues such as Grace, Free Will and Predestination that were the most important reasons of theological conflict between Catholics and Protestants. Beautiful Venetian editions of Giovanni Padovano and Venturino Ruffinelli, who often printed for Bernardino Stagnino: all the title pages shows, in the upper of woodcut border, the little printer?s mark that represents a phoenix in flames; Sant?Augustine?s works are orned also by a full page printer?s mark on verso of the last leaf. Sander 671.