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    Saint Cyprian. ...Opera, ad veritatem vetustissimorum exemplarium summa fide emendata... Rome: 1563.

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    Saint Cyprian [Thascius Caecilius Cyprianus]. ... Opera, ad veritatem vetustissimorum exemplarium summa fide emendata, addito etiam quinto epistolarum libro, antea nunquam edito. Alia eidem Cypriano adscripta. Cum indice rerum ac verborum memorabilium maxima diligentia collecto. Rome: Paolo Manuzio [Aldus], 1563.   

    Folio. a4, b6, c4, A-2M6, 2N-2T4. [28], 424, 25, [1] pages. Aldine anchor device on title page (Z52). Large and small finely decorated initials. Eighteenth century half calf over paste-paper boards, spine banded with gilt rules, title gilt on spine; boards rubbed with small surface paper chips, leather corners worn, some edge wear, decorated endpapers, blued edges; the bookbinder label of "Ghizzoni Ercole" on front pastedown, owner's stamp on title page blacked-out, light dampstains, some old marginal notes and underlines, else very good with ample margins. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    "St. Cyprian of Carthage. Bishop and martyr. Of the date of the saint's birth and of his early life nothing is known. At the time of his conversion to Christianity he had, perhaps, passed middle life. He was famous as an orator and pleader, had considerable wealth, and held, no doubt, a great position in the metropolis of Africa...On the whole his beauty of style has rarely been equaled among the Latin Fathers, and never surpassed except by the matchless energy and wit of St. Jerome." -Catholic Encyclopedia.

    "It seems the book de Spectaculus (of doubtful authority, however) was first published here." -Dibdin.

    Index Aurel. 148.101. EDIT 16 cnce 13896. Adams C 3161. Renouard II, 29:3. Ahmanson-Murphy 518. Bardenhewer II, 455. Brunet II, 459 "├ędition belle et rare". Ebert 5582. Dibdin (4th) 212.

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