EUSEBIUS CAESARIENSIS (ca. 260-ca. 360). Historia ecclesiastica. Translated from Greek into Latin and continued by Tyrannius Rufinus (ca. 345-411). - BEDA Venerabilis (ca. 673-735). Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum. Strassburg: [Georg Husner], 14 March 1500.
Chancery 2o (268 x 194 mm). Collation: s6; a8 b-n6 o8; p-z6 A-B6 (1r title, 1v blank, 2r table, v blank; a1r title, a1v blank, a2r Eusebius, o8v blank; p1r Bede, B6r colophon, B6v blank). 160 leaves. 50 lines and headline, double column. Types: 5:156G (titles, headlines, chapter incipits), 6:80G (text). Three- to seven-line intial spaces, with printed guide letters. (Slight uniform browning, faint dampstains to margins, two or three small wormholes catching a few letters on most leaves, several small wormholes to blank margins at end.) 19th-century quarter vellum, speckled paper sides.
Provenance: early marginal annotations -- S. Hamer collation mark dated January 24, 1972, Fredericksburg, Va.
A combined edition of the two most important and influential histories of the early Church. Eusebius of Caesaria, advisor and confident to the Emperor Constantine the Great, wrote the history of the Christian Church from the Apostolic Age to the conversion of Constantine, when the Roman Empire also became officially Christian. Rufinus of Aquileia, who translated Eusebius' work early in the fourth century, continued it to the death of the Emperor Theodosius in 395. Bede the Venerable, the most learned monk and the most influential scholar of Anglo-Saxon England, wrote the history of the English Church from Roman times to his own day.
HC 6714*; BMC I, 162 (IB. 2377); BSB-Ink. E-113; GW 9439; Harvard/Walsh 304; Pr 747; Goff E-129.