Historiae Ecclesiasticae Gentis Anglorum Libri Quinque, Auctore Sancto & Venerablili Baeda Presbytero Anglo-Saxone, Una com reliquis ejus Operibus Historicis in unum Volumen Collectis. Cura et Studio Johannis Smith, S.T.P. Et Ecclesiæ Dunelmensis non ita pridem Canonici.

By: BEDE, The Venerable.

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Binding/Condition: Bound original calf covers with double fillet in gilt around edges, sometime rebacked with raised bands and red & gilt morocco title label, scuff marks & wear on original covers, worn thru the leather at the corners, original endpapers, endpapers foxed heavier than rest of the book, very occasional light foxing--very clean copy.<br><br>Collation: Half title leaf, title leaf, b-d2, A-I2, K-A4, Aa-ZZ4, Aaa-Sss4, Ttt-Zzz2, Aaaa-Zaaaaaa2, last leaf blank. Pagination: (1) half-title, (1) blank, (1) title, (1) blank, (4) Epistola, (1) Præfatio, (1) blank, 1-468, [469]-649 Alfred the Great’s Saxon version of Eccl. Hist., (1) blank, [651]-788 Appendix, [789]-823 Vita Bedæ, (1) blank, (13) Index Rerum, (3) blank.<br><br>Online English Short Title Catalogue, Citation No. T138994


Bede’s Historiae Ecclesiasticae, a Primary Source for Early English History. Included is Alfred the Great’s version in Saxon language & characters. Cambridge, 1722.

Bede, the Venerable, Saint 673-735. Biblical scholar and ‘Father of English History.’ Best known for his Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum (Church History of the English People). “This..., a primary source for early English history, owes its value to Bede’s care in collecting information from those most likely to know, his meticulous listing of his authorities and the separation of historical fact from hearsay and tradition. Its interest is enhanced by the vividness of his descriptions.”--F. L. Cross: Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church, p.148. He entered the monastery at age 7 (at Wearmouth and then soon thereafter Jarrow where he spent the rest of his life), was ordained a deacon at 19 and made a priest in his 30th year. He was a voluminous writer including many commentaries on the scriptures, translations of the scriptures into Anglo Saxon, lives of the saints, etc. This edition published at Cambridge, includes Bede’s Historia Ecclesiastica as well along with Alfred the Great’s Saxon version of the history. Also included are Bede’s Chronicon, the prose and metrical lives of St. Cuthbert, the Historia abbatum, the letter Archbishop Egbert, De Locis sanctis, the martyrology(actually of Florus of Lyon), and the life of St. Felix of Hola. Includes bibliographical references and index.

Title: Historiae Ecclesiasticae Gentis Anglorum Libri Quinque, Auctore Sancto & Venerablili Baeda Presbytero Anglo-Saxone, Una com reliquis ejus Operibus Historicis in unum Volumen Collectis. Cura et Studio Johannis Smith, S.T.P. Et Ecclesiæ Dunelmensis non ita pridem Canonici.

Author: BEDE, The Venerable.

Illustrator: Includes a very nice folding map of England, Scotland, Ireland, and the coast of France at time of Bede. 63.5cm wide x 48.6cm high (facing p.655). There is a small tear at the corner near the gutter where the maps folds down--repaired with archival pape

Categories: 18th Century Books, Church History, Church of England, Bindings-Leather,,

Publisher: Cantabridgiæ, [Cambridge], Typis Academicis: MDCCXXII. [1722]

Binding/Condition: Bound original calf covers with double fillet in gilt around edges, sometime rebacked with raised bands and red & gilt morocco title label, scuff marks & wear on original covers, worn thru the leather at the corners, original endpapers, endpapers foxed heavier than rest of the book, very occasional light foxing--very clean copy.

Collation: Half title leaf, title leaf, b-d2, A-I2, K-A4, Aa-ZZ4, Aaa-Sss4, Ttt-Zzz2, Aaaa-Zaaaaaa2, last leaf blank. Pagination: (1) half-title, (1) blank, (1) title, (1) blank, (4) Epistola, (1) Præfatio, (1) blank, 1-468, [469]-649 Alfred the Great’s Saxon version of Eccl. Hist., (1) blank, [651]-788 Appendix, [789]-823 Vita Bedæ, (1) blank, (13) Index Rerum, (3) blank.

Online English Short Title Catalogue, Citation No. T138994

Type: Book

Provenance: Inscription on paste-down endpaper: “E Lib: J. Cla

Size: Folio, 38 x 24.7cm (15 x 9¾ inches).

Item Number: 18000

Keywords: 18th Century Books, Biography & Autobiography, Church History, Church of England, Latin Language, Patristics & Early Church, Sermons, Theology, Anglo-Saxon Language, Anglo-Saxon Printing, Alfred the Great,