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AUGUSTINUS, Aurelius (attributed to; PELAGIUS [fl.380/418-429]). De vita christiana. [Mainz:] Peter Schoeffer, [between 1470 and 1475].
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AUGUSTINUS, Aurelius (attributed to; PELAGIUS [fl.380/418-429]). De vita christiana. [Mainz:] Peter Schoeffer, [between 1470 and 1475].

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AUGUSTINUS, Aurelius (attributed to; PELAGIUS [fl.380/418-429]). De vita christiana. [Mainz:] Peter Schoeffer, [between 1470 and 1475].

Chancery half-sheet 4° (196 x 128mm). Collation: [18 210] (1/1r prologue, 1/2r text, 2/9v colophon, Schoeffer's shield device printed in red, 2/10 blank). 17 leaves (of 18, without final blank). Type: 3:91G. Two 3-line initials, paragraph marks and capital strokes in red. 20th-century brown crushed morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Provenance: Gordon H. Craine (bookplate, bought from Quaritch in 1956; by descent).

Third edition. Printed with the Durandus type in its post-1466/67 state, it is typographically closely allied to Schoeffer's edition of Gerson, dated to not after September 1470. The text has been attributed to the late 4th/early 5th-century writer Pelagius and his pupil Fastidius. H *2093; GW 3039; BMC I, 37 (IA. 270-271a); CIBN A-774; Bod. Inc. A-608; Goff A-1356.
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