AUGUSTINE, SAINT. 354-430.
De Civitate Dei. Venice: Bonetus Locatellus for Octavianus Scotus, February 18, 1489.
Folio (304 x 204 mm). A-R8 [-A1, 3, 4, 5?, 7?], S6, t-z8, [et]8, [con]8, [rum]8, AA-EE8, FF-HH6. Two columns, commentary around text. Later vellum, gilt-lettered leather spine labels. First signature wanting 5ll, light dampstain mainly in margins and predominately affecting first and last few signatures, minor scattering of wormholes, infrequent early marginalia, spine darkened, joints briefly split near head and tail of spine, minor shelfwear.
The City of God described the Christian state of living with "eyes fixed on heaven," which featured prominently in the religious philosophy and art of the Middle Ages. Arnoult 155; Goff A-1245; Hain-Coppinger 2065; Hillard 212.