London, South Kensington
18 November 2003
AUGUSTINUS, Aurelius (354-430, Saint). Epistolae. Basel: Johann Amerbach, 1493.
Median 2° (310 x 211mm). Gothic and Roman type, shoulder notes, initial spaces with guide-letter. (A few small wormholes at beginning and end affecting a few letters.) 18th-century Austrian half sheep, red sprinkled edges (sides rubbed). Provenance: Krems, Lower Austria (monastic inscription) -- Viscount Mersey, Bignor Park (booklabel).
Second edition of most (206) of St. Augustine's surviving letters. HC *1969; GW 2906; BMC III, 755; Goff A-1268.
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