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    Thomas Becon's Anthology of Lactantius

    Lactantius. [Thomas Becon, editor]. Anthologia Lactantii Firmiani, Elegantissimas Sententias, easque tam pietate, quam doctrina illustres, complectens: recenter in locos digesta communes per Thomam Beconum. Lugduni: Clementem Baudinum, 1558. First edition. Octavo. [28], 246, [6] pages. Decorated head-piece, large and small decorated and inhabited initials. Bound in contemporary vellum, all edges speckled. Bookplates of "Petri Buoninsegni 1814" and "Anne C. Morrel" on front pastedown. Vellum discolored and soiled on back board, holograph pen "Lact." and "1558" to spine, small holes and tracks to both covers and near foot of spine from biopredation; pastedowns rippled against boards, burn marks in the outer margins from the title page to page 40 with some paper loss, not affecting text; rear pastedown and last pages stained, foxing and occasional soiling, else a good copy. From the Anne Calpurnia Morrel Collection.
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    "...a copy of an Anthologia from Lactantius by the celebrated Protestant divine, and member of our college, Thomas Becon, printed in Lyons in 1558. Becon has arranged his selection in the form of commonplaces (loci communes) - i.e. passages suitable for a brief exposition - and has prefixed to it a short preface written at Marburg in 1557."

    - The Eagle. A Magazine supported by Members of St. John's College, Vol. XV. Cambridge: W. Metcalfe, 1889. Page 275.

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