AUGUSTINUS, AURELIUS. 354-430.  Opera omnia. Prima [-Undecima] pars librorum diui Aurelij Augustini.  Basel: Johann Amerbach, Johann Petri and Johann Froben, 1505-1506.

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AUGUSTINUS, AURELIUS. 354-430.
Opera omnia. Prima [-Undecima] pars librorum diui Aurelij Augustini. Basel: Johann Amerbach, Johann Petri and Johann Froben, 1505-1506.

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AUGUSTINUS, AURELIUS. 354-430.
Opera omnia. Prima [-Undecima] pars librorum diui Aurelij Augustini. Basel: Johann Amerbach, Johann Petri and Johann Froben, 1505-1506.
Folio (approx. 304 x 213 mm). 11 volumes bound in 9: Vol. 1 80 leaves (including final blank); vol. 2 144 leaves; vol. 3 127 leaves (without final blank), (vols. 1-3 in one); vol. 4 306 leaves; vol. 5 360 leaves; vol. 6 206 leaves; vol. 7 356 leaves (including final blank), woodcut illustration on verso of title, rubricated with initials and paragraph marks in blue and red; vol. 8 400 leaves; vol. 9 236 leaves; vol. 10 312 leaves (including final blank); vol. 11 257 leaves (lacks final blank). Contemporary blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards, nearly uniform, some volumes with brass clasps (vol. 7 blind-stamped with different tools and clasps, vol. 10 bound in half pigskin and wooden boards), some darkening, wear to joints and edges, some clasps missing, upper cover of vol. 5 nearly detached, first gathering loose, overall some darkening to leaves, a few leaves with marginal chipping and tears.
Provenance: occasionally some early marginalia; Bamberg, Library, 1677; Mercantile Library; John Redman Coxe (1773-1864), American medical doctor and bibliophile (his signature in volume 1 and and 6); George Dana Baordman (owners name on title); Philadephia (old ink stamp on title and first leaf).

FIRST EDITION OF THE COLLECTED WORKS, printed by the most prestigious Basel printers Amerbach, Petri and Froben, referring to themselves in the colophon as "Ioannes tres, ciues basilienses" the three Johanns. The edition is arranged in chronological order: vols. 1-3 his early writing, vols. 4-8 the works he edited or wrote as bishop and vols. 9-11 works that do not appear in his "Retractationes" (or "reconsiderations"). All parts, with the exception of vol. 7 with an introduction by Amerbach. Adams A-2156; VD16 A 4147.
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AUGUSTINUS, AURELIUS. 354-430.  Opera omnia. Prima [-Undecima] pars librorum diui Aurelij Augustini.  Basel: Johann Amerbach, Johann Petri and Johann Froben, 1505-1506.
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