1520 EXQUISITE Saint Athanasius Alexandria Council of Nicaea Paganism INCUNABLE

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An extremely rare, post-incunable edition of the works of Athanasius the Great, of Alexandria. Athanasius was a 4th-century Bishop in Alexandria, known for his Christian theology and his defenses against Arianism and forms of early-church paganism. He was active during the reign of Constantine the Great.

 

Athanasius’s works mostly include letters, though the letters are greatly in defense of Christianity. He sought to defend the Holy Trinity, as well as decrees made at the Council of Nicaea. This Nicaean defense (367AD) is one of the first-known written examples of the listings of the New Testament books. He also wrote a set of works, “Against the Heathen,” and “On the Incarnation” which would become the first work of developed Orthodox theology.

 

The writings of Athanasius serve two purposes – attack paganism and defend teachings of Christian redemption. This mindset is fulfilled throughout his works, including his Old Testament exegeses, where he defends the truth of the Holy Spirit.

 

This incredibly rare 1520 printing of the works of Athanasius was published in Paris. It should be noted that only two known copies of this work exist in institutions worldwide (per USTC)!

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1520 EXQUISITE Saint Athanasius Alexandria Council of Nicaea Paganism INCUNABLE

 

An extremely rare, post-incunable edition of the works of Athanasius the Great, of Alexandria. Athanasius was a 4th-century Bishop in Alexandria, known for his Christian theology and his defenses against Arianism and forms of early-church paganism. He was active during the reign of Constantine the Great.

 

Athanasius’s works mostly include letters, though the letters are greatly in defense of Christianity. He sought to defend the Holy Trinity, as well as decrees made at the Council of Nicaea. This Nicaean defense (367AD) is one of the first-known written examples of the listings of the New Testament books. He also wrote a set of works, “Against the Heathen,” and “On the Incarnation” which would become the first work of developed Orthodox theology.

 

The writings of Athanasius serve two purposes – attack paganism and defend teachings of Christian redemption. This mindset is fulfilled throughout his works, including his Old Testament exegeses, where he defends the truth of the Holy Spirit.

 

This incredibly rare 1520 printing of the works of Athanasius was edited by Erasmus of Rotterdam and partially translated by Johannes Reuchlin [aka Capnion]. It should be noted that only two known copies of this work exist in institutions worldwide (per USTC)!

 

Item number: #16027

Price: $2950

 

WELLS, Theodore

 

Athanasii Episcopi Alexandrini Sanctissima Eloquentissimaque Operra [sic] rursum impressa ac studiosissime emendate

 

Paris, [Nicolas des Prez] venundantur Jean Petit, 1520

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete
    • [6], cccxlii (=349), [11]
    • Colophon: Venundantur ab Ioanne Parvo in via divi Iacobi ad signum lilii aurei Parisiis
      • Anno … MDXX ad Idus Iulias [15. Juli 1520]
    • References: USTC 145290;
    • Language: Latin
    • Binding: Vellum; tight & secure
    • Size: ~13.75in x 9in (35cm x 23cm)
    • Exceedingly rare, valuable, and desirable

 

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16027

 

Category

Religion

Authors

WELLS, Theodore

Printing Date

1450-1501 Incunable

Language

Latin

Binding

Vellum

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete