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Lot 177: Tertullianus. Opera, 1580

1014: Rare Books & Manuscripts

by Addison & Sarova Auctioneers

November 5, 2016

Macon, GA, USA

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  • Tertullianus.  Opera, 1580
  • Tertullianus.  Opera, 1580
  • Tertullianus.  Opera, 1580
  • Tertullianus.  Opera, 1580
  • Tertullianus.  Opera, 1580
  • Tertullianus.  Opera, 1580
  • Tertullianus.  Opera, 1580
  • Tertullianus.  Opera, 1580
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Description: Tertullianus (Quintus Septimius Florens). OPERA TERTULLIANI ET ARNOBII QUOTQUOTE AB INTERITU VINDICARI SUMMORUM VIRORUM INDUSTIRA, POTVERUNT…. Paris: Julianum, 1580. 13.75" x 8.75". [12], 728, [84], 240, [16] pp. Period full calf boards sympathetically rebacked. First and last few leaves with some light wrinkling and fraying to margins, occasional light water-stains to margins in places, a few small stains in places but overall clean, a few instances of underlining in early ink, Very Good. ********************************* A nicely printed work with numerous woodcut initials, woodcut head/tail pieces, and one full-page woodcut. Contains commentary on the Bible as well as commentary on the death and resurrection of Christ, martyrs, persecution, Gnosticism, apologetics, and a variety of related subjects. Tertullianus (155-240 A.D.) was the first Christian author to produce a large collection of Latin Christian literature, and he is best known as being the earliest Latin writer to use the term "Trinity."

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