1668 Scarce Latin vellum Book - Sulpicius Severus Chronicle of Sacred History and Life of Saint Martin of Tours.
Author: Sulpicius Severus.
Title: Sulpicii Severi Opera Omnia Cum Notis Johannis Vorstii.
Language: Text in Latin.
Publisher: Berlini, Impensis Danielis Reichelis bibliopolae, 1668.
Size : 5.5 " X 3.5 ".
Pages: , 336, 304 pages.
Binding: Very good original full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, some foxing and staining, small ink stamp on the back of the title page - as shown, upper margin of first free blank endpaper page cut - as shown).
Illustrations: Including a nice illustrated title page.
Estimate: (USD 250 - USD 300)
The book: Nice and scarce 17th-century edition of the works of Severus. Including Chronicle (Chronica, Chronicorum Libri duo or Historia sacra, c. 403), a summary of sacred history from the beginning of the world to his own times. Also included is his most popular work during the Middle Ages -- Severus' Life of St. Martin, as were also the dialogues and letters which relate to the same subject. These works did much to establish the great reputation which that wonder-working saint maintained throughout the Middle Ages. The book is not properly a biography, but a catalog of miracles told in all the simplicity of absolute belief.
The author: Sulpicius Severus ( c. 363 – c. 425) was a Christian writer and native of Aquitania in modern-day France. He is known for his chronicle of sacred history, as well as his biography of Saint Martin of Tours.
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