1649 Rare Latin Book - The Confessions of Saint Augustine of Hippo.
Author: Augustine, of Hippo Saint.
Title: D. Aurelii Augustini Hippon. Episcopi Libri XIII Confessionum. Opera et studio Henricus Sommalii é Societatis Iesu.
Language: Text in Latin.
Publisher: Köln: Coloniae Agrippine, sumptibus Cornelii ab Egmond et Sociorum, 1649.
Size: 4.5 " X 2.5 ".
Pages: 430 pages + index.
Binding: Very good original full calf leather binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed, small chip to the title label on spine - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown).
Illustration: Complete with the very nice illustrated title page.
Estimate: (USD 200 - USD 300)
The book: Rare and nice 17th-century edition of Saint Augustine of Hippo Confessions (Latin: Confessiones) -- an autobiographical work by Saint Augustine of Hippo, consisting of 13 books written in Latin between AD 397 and 400. The work outlines Saint Augustine's sinful youth and his conversion to Christianity. Modern English translations of it are sometimes published under the title The Confessions of Saint Augustine in order to distinguish the book from other books with similar titles. Its original title was Confessions in Thirteen Books, and it was composed to be read out loud with each book being a complete unit.
The author: Augustine of Hippo (13 November 354 – 28 August 430) was an early Christian theologian and philosopher from Numidia whose writings influenced the development of Western Christianity and Western philosophy. He was the bishop of Hippo Regius in North Africa and is viewed as one of the most important Church Fathers in Western Christianity for his writings in the Patristic Era. Among his most important works are The City of God, On Christian Doctrine and Confessions.
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