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    Saint Cyprian. John Fell, ed. Cypriani Opera Recognita & Illustrata... Accedunt Annales Cyprianici, Sive Tredecim Annorum, quibus S. Cyprianus inter Christianos versatus est... Per Joannem Cestriensem (Pearson). Oxford: Sheldonian Theatre, 1682. Krown & Spellman retail: $600. First edition thus. Folio. 360 x 232 mm. Engraved frontispiece by Sonmans & Burghers, large Sheldonian device on title page. Ex-library with spine label and deacquisition stamp of Northampton Public Libraries on verso of title page and elsewhere. 19th century half calf over marbled boards, rebacked with old spine laid on. Raised bands and gilt titles on spine. Some rubbing to extremities, corners showing. Title label defective. Hinges repaired with paper tape adhesive, front repair starting. A fine copy. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

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    "In 1682 appeared the magnificent large folio, the fruit of Fell's long study of the Father whose stand against Rome and special theory of the episcopate gave him a unique appeal to Anglicans... The folio comprised all the saint's writings, copiously annotated by Fell, and a new Life, Annales Cyprianici, which was compiled byt the greatest English patristic scholar of the age, John Pearson... Fell's apparatus is impressive; his collations numerous, his notes copious. The composition of the text is creditable to an English press; the paper is excellent and the presswork admirable... The book represents the greatest of Fell's contributions to patristic scholarship and the exposition of the position of the Anglican Church." [Stanley Morison, John Fell, the University Press and the 'Fell' Types, p. 48-9.]

    This copy lacks, as almost all reported copies, the added dissertations on Cyprian by Henry Dodwell and the following indicies.

    Wing C7711. ESTC r18885. Dibdin 4th I,213 "An excellent and splendid edition." Graesse II,316.

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