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Oriens Christianus, in Quatuor Patriarchatus Digestus; quo Exhibentur Eccleisæ, Patriarchæ, Cæterique Præsules Totius Orientis. Studio & opera R.P.F. Michaelis Le Quien, Morino-Boloniensis, Ordinis Fratrum Prædicatorum. Opus Posthumum.... [three lines, then printer's device]


Price: $8,000.00

Publisher: Parisiis, Ex Typographia Regia.: M.DCCXL. [1740] 1740

Item Number: 17938

"Michel Le Quien 1661-1733, patristic scholar. In 1681 he entered the Dominican Order at Paris where he spent most of his life. His magnus opus was his Oriens Christianus, published posthumously in 1740. ""Le Quien contemplated issuing this work as early as 1722, and had made a contract with the printer Simart... In editing it, he used the notes of the Benedictine Sainte-Marthes, who had projected an ""Orbis Christianus, and had obligingly handed him over their notes on the Orient and Africa. The Oriens Christianus as projected by Le Quien, was to comprise..... the hier... View more info