Aurelius Augustinus, De Civitate Dei: contra paganos libri duo & viginti: opus dignissimum, Lugduni, Ioannis Koburger Nuremburgensis bibliopolae, mensis octobris die XV 1520.
Firm 18th-century half leather binding with gold title on the spine, overall very well preserved. Marbled endpapers.
PP. 299, (II), 62, (II). Complete (the sheets are only numbered on the front).
Sheets in very good overall condition, without any particular flaws, except for some slight stains on the inner and outer margin of a few sheets.
Rare edition of the early 1500s of De civitate Dei with a magnificent r/b title page with beautiful woodcut frame.
De civitate Dei is a Latin work in twenty-two books written by St. Augustine of Hippo between 413 and 426. In the first ten books he defends Christianity against the accusations of pagans and analyses the social-political issues of the time; in the other twelve books, on the other hand, he deals with the salvation of man.
The work, which is one of Augustine's most famous, is an apology of Christianity towards pagan civilization; it discusses topics such as God, martyrdom, Jews and others concerning Christian philosophy.
- Number of Books
- Literature, Philosophy, Religion
- Author/ Illustrator
- Aurelius Augustinus
- Book Title
- De Civitate Dei: contra paganos
- Very good
- Publication year oldest item
- Original language
- Ioannis Koburger Nuremburgensis bibliopolae
- Binding/ Material
- Half leather
- Number of pages
- 32×22 cm