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Sancti Ambrosii Mediolanensis episcopi opera 1614  

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Title:
Sancti Ambrosii Mediolanensis Episcopi Opera
Author:
Ambrose, Saint Bishop of Milan
Place:
Parisiis [Paris].
Publisher:
Cum privilegio Regis
Date:
1614
Description:

5 volumes bound in 2. [8], 96; 1150; 656; [4], 552; [8], 688; [44], 208 numbered columns. With engraved portrait frontispiece, title pages with large woodcut devices, head and tail pieces, initials throughout. (Folio) 38.5x24 cm (15x9½"), period calf, gilt decorated spines, speckled edges.

With the illustrated bookplates of Societatis Verbi Divini, with their inkstamps on title pages, library pockets and cards on rear pastedowns. St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan from 374 to 397, became one of the most influential ecclesiastical figures of the 4th century. He was one of the four original Doctors of the Church and served as a mentor to St. Augustine. He is patron saint of Milan.

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Condition:
Good amount of wear and chipping to leather, edges and corners worn, 2nd volume with loss to head of spine and corners, joints cracked; first volume with wormholing to endpapers, pages and front and rear, and some margins, not affecting text, interiors otherwise clean; good.
 
Item number:
306860
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