Sancti Patris Nostri Basilii Magni Caesareae Cappadociae Archiepiscopi Opera Omnia. Nunc Denvo Graece et Latine Conivnctim
edita & collatiane Codicum manuscriptorum, precipue Bibliotheca Regis Christianissimi, cum in Greco Textu, tum in interpretatione correcta.
Collected writings of Saint Basil the Great, Bishop of Caesarea, Cappadocia (329-379). He was an influential early Christian theologian known for his vigorous defense of the Nicene Creed, his good works with the poor and underprivileged, personal asceticism, and the guidelines he provided for communal monasticism.
Two volumes of three. Volume three missing. Folio size (14" x 9"). Published by Charles Morel (Aegidii Morelli) in Paris 1638 (v1) and 1637 (v2) with woodcut printers marks on title pages of both volumes. Title in Greek at head of title pages, with Latin title following. Title pages printed in red and black. Frontispiece portrait of Basil on the back of the half title page Vol 1. Woodcut decorative chapter heads and initials. Text in Greek and Latin in parallel columns.
V1. (16) 803 p. V2. 807 p.
Bound in contemporary parchment somewhat worn and curled along the edges. Two small library stamps on each title page with modest handwritten library marks on each spine. Binding is secure and text is clean. Occasional light damp stain and a few bumped corners but overall in good or better condition.
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