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Homiliae Venerabilis Bedae Presbyteri Anglosaxonis, theologi suo aeuo celeberrimi, hyemales & quadragesimales de tempore ac de sanctis, nunc primum summa dili=gentia restitutæ & in lucem æditæ. Cvm Indice. [Woodcut printer’s device]

By: BEDE, The Venerable.

Price: $1,950.00

Publisher: [Cologne], Apud Iannem Gymnicum. : Anno M.D.XXXIIII [1534] Cum priuilegio Cæsareo in

Edition: Early (1st?) Printing of The Venerable Bede’s Homilies for the Church Year

Inscription: Written in pen on front paste-down endpaper “ Supl

Item Number: 17999

Condition: Bound full blind-stamped pigskin--soiled some, sometime rebacked with original pigskin spine laid over, partially beveled edges, lacks clasps & catches, title lettered in old pen on spine and on front fore-edge of pages, lacks front free endpaper, removed tape stain on paste-down endpaper along front hinge, 5 worm holes in title--down to 2 by the 12th leaf (p.7) but the last hole ending on p.270, title page repaired along gutter with resulting loss of 4 letters (Vene of Venerabilis) but filled in with old pen, title tattered along outside edge, 2 pages with remains of leather bookmark pasted to them. A tight copy.


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 monaster... View more info

Image for Catechismvs Romanvs, Ex Decreto Concilii Tridentini, & Pij v. Pontificis Maximi iussu primum editus:  Nunc vero, luculentis quastionibus, qua mox rei proposita materiam oculis subijciant, distinctus, breuibusg annotatiunculis elucidatus, studio & industria Andrea Fabricii Leodii, Illustrissimorum Principum, Alberti & Ernesti, eius filij, Comitum Palatinorum Rheni, ac vtiusque Rauaria Ducum Consiliarij.  [Plantin's woodcut device with dividers]

Catechismvs Romanvs, Ex Decreto Concilii Tridentini, & Pij v. Pontificis Maximi iussu primum editus: Nunc vero, luculentis quastionibus, qua mox rei proposita materiam oculis subijciant, distinctus, breuibusg annotatiunculis elucidatus, studio & industria Andrea Fabricii Leodii, Illustrissimorum Principum, Alberti & Ernesti, eius filij, Comitum Palatinorum Rheni, ac vtiusque Rauaria Ducum Consiliarij. [Plantin's woodcut device with dividers]

By: FABRICIUS, ANDREAS.

Price: $575.00

Publisher: Antverpiæ,, Ex officina Christoph. Plantini, Typographi Regij: M.D.LXXII. [1572] 1572

Item Number: 16935


"The Liége theologian Andreas Fabricius (1520-1581), Councillor to Albert Duke of Bavaria, besides rephrasing the doctrinal exposition of the Creed, Sacrament, Decalogue, etc., in the form of questions and answers, also added interpretative comments printed in the margins. Fabricius' work proved quite popular, and was often reprinted. Plantin himself issued reprints in 1574, 1583 and 1587. There were at least ten other reprints between 1591 and 1698. (16935) A few woodcut initials. Bound modern blind-tooled calf, title ""Catechismvs Romanvs"" in gilt near bottom o... View more info

Image for Modvs Baptisandi, Preces et Benedictiones quibus ecclesia Aethiopum vtitur, cum Sacerdotes benedicunt Puerperæ, vna cum infante Ecclesiam ingredienti post qua dragesimum puerperij diem. Item Orationes, quibus ijdemvtuntur in Sacramento Baptismi & confirmationis. Item Missa qua communiter vtunter, quae etiam Canon vniuersalis appellatur, nunc primum ex lingua Chaldæa siue Æthipica in Latinam conuersa.

Modvs Baptisandi, Preces et Benedictiones quibus ecclesia Aethiopum vtitur, cum Sacerdotes benedicunt Puerperæ, vna cum infante Ecclesiam ingredienti post qua dragesimum puerperij diem. Item Orationes, quibus ijdemvtuntur in Sacramento Baptismi & confirmationis. Item Missa qua communiter vtunter, quae etiam Canon vniuersalis appellatur, nunc primum ex lingua Chaldæa siue Æthipica in Latinam conuersa.

By: PETRUS de Comos, Abbas Æthiops.

Price: $1,250.00

Publisher: Lovanii. [Louvain],, Apud Martinum Verhasselet in pingui Gallina Bibliop. Iurat. : Anno Domini. 1550. Mense Ianuario. ¶Cum Gratia &

Item Number: 17916


The Mode of Baptism in the Ethiopian Church, Louvain, 1550, translated into Latin...... This work was published at a time when the Ethiopian church had just endured years (1531-1543) of invasion and persecution brought on by the Muslin leader Ahmad Gragn. This excerpt will give some context for this work which was published 5 years before the founding of the Ethiopian Jesuit mission in 1555. "With the Ottoman conquest of the whole Near and Middle East, Islam was given a special impetus in the Red Sea area and in the Horn. The Muslim communities of the Ethiopian region began to be more and mor... View more info