Paris: Apud Jacob Bessin, 1614. Item #01814
Scarce Life of St. Augustine
[AUGUSTINE of HIPPO, Saint]. ANGELIS, Ludovico de. De Vita, et Laudibus S.P.N. AVR. Augustini. Hipponensis Episcopi, et ecclesia Doctoris eximij. Libri Six. Recogniti secunda editione, & in compendium, à suo auctore R.P.F. Ludovico de Angelis, Portuensi, Lusitano, Ordinis Eremit. alumno & chronista generali, Doctori Theologo, & publico, in Collegio S. Aug. Olisipponensi, S. Pagina quondam interprete. Paris: Apud Jacob Bessin, 1614.
Second edition, originally published in 1612. Octavo (6 5/8 x 4 3/16 in; 167 x 106 mm). (16), 192 pp. Head- tailpieces, initials.
Contemporary limp vellum. Manuscript title to spine. Worming to upper corner of first few leaves, not affecting text, otherwise an excellent copy in its original seventeenth century vellum binding.
Scarce; OCLC notes only one copy of the second edition in libraries and institutions worldwide (British Library, London, (UK), and no copies at all of the first edition of 1612. No copies of either edition have come to auction within the last thirty-six years.
Augustine of Hippo (354-430), also known as Saint Augustine, was a theologian and philosopher of Berber origin and the bishop of Hippo Regius in Numidia, Roman North Africa. His writings influenced the development of Western philosophy and Western Christianity, and he is viewed as one of the most important Church Fathers of the Latin Church in the Patristic Period. His many important works include The City of God, On Christian Doctrine, and Confessions.
Of the author, Rev. Father Friar Luis dos Angelis, little is known.