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Augustinus, Aurelius, Heiliger. Divi Aurelii Augustini hipponensis episcopi Meditationes, Soliloquia & Manuale.
Augustinus, Aurelius, Heiliger. Divi Aurelii Augustini hipponensis episcopi Meditationes, Soliloquia & Manuale.
Augustinus, Aurelius, Heiliger. Divi Aurelii Augustini hipponensis episcopi Meditationes, Soliloquia & Manuale.
Augustinus, Aurelius, Heiliger. Divi Aurelii Augustini hipponensis episcopi Meditationes, Soliloquia & Manuale.
Augustinus, Aurelius, Heiliger. Divi Aurelii Augustini hipponensis episcopi Meditationes, Soliloquia & Manuale.
Augustinus, Aurelius, Heiliger. Divi Aurelii Augustini hipponensis episcopi Meditationes, Soliloquia & Manuale.
Augustinus, Aurelius, Heiliger. Divi Aurelii Augustini hipponensis episcopi Meditationes, Soliloquia & Manuale.
Augustinus, Aurelius, Heiliger. Divi Aurelii Augustini hipponensis episcopi Meditationes, Soliloquia & Manuale.
Augustinus, Aurelius, Heiliger. Divi Aurelii Augustini hipponensis episcopi Meditationes, Soliloquia & Manuale.
Augustinus, Aurelius, Heiliger. Divi Aurelii Augustini hipponensis episcopi Meditationes, Soliloquia & Manuale.
Augustinus, Aurelius, Heiliger. Divi Aurelii Augustini hipponensis episcopi Meditationes, Soliloquia & Manuale.
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Divi Aurelii Augustini hipponensis episcopi Meditationes, Soliloquia & Manuale. : Collatione manuscriptorum exemplarium emendata et annotatis passim sacræ scripturæ allegationibus aucta.

Main author: Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo. Other authors: Anselm, Saint, Archbishop of Canterbury (1033-1109), Bernard, of Clairvaux, Saint (1090-1153), Sommalius, Henricus (1534-1619).
Mylij, Arnoldi. In Officina Birckmannica. Cologne. 1594

161 [i.e. 162], [9 unnumbered leaves of Index at the back] printed pages. In Latin. 4-point type on mould laid and chain-lined handmade rag paper. Title page with woodcut printer’s device of Fat Hen beneath tree within motto enclosed scrolling border. Includes three historiated capitals (two 'D's and one 'O').

Last leaf of index and colophon, three-quarters torn away and lacking. Title page with mild spots and minor stains, rather grubby. Page edges blackened and age-toned. Front free endpaper lacking, rear endpapers torn and largely torn away. Some marginal marks and slight historic stainig. Overall age-toning . Visible on the back inside cover is a fragment of parchment Latin manuscript with carolingian minuscule and red highlights on the capitals dating from possibly as early as the ninth century.

74 x 100mm. Contemporary full sheepskin binding. Spine with two raised bands and the remnants of a red script. Wonderfully patinated from 429 years of handling. Rather worn at corners -lower back corner missing. Damage to lower back edge. Signs of slight historic smoke damage.

Arnold Mylius (1540-1604) was a bookseller/publisher/printer who learned the book trade in Antwerp in the establishment of Arnold Birckmann and became Managing Director. In 1576 Arnold worked with Plantin to print the fifth volume of Augustine’s Opera, paying for half the cost of the paper and the printing, & receiving in exchange half the edition to sell. He opened his own ‘Fat Hen’ printing press, to great acclaim and between 1586 and 1604 published over 200 books. For religious reasons, Arnold moved to Cologne and married Barbara Birckmann who died in 1596 after having three children: Arnold, Marguerite and Herman.

Not in Bondy, nor Spielmann, nor Welsh. OCLC, 70667586. WorldCat locates 2 copies worldwide (University of Illinois and Clemens & Alcuin Libraries). #OABA3