LOT 260
SOLD €320,00

Lugdunensis, I. Libri quinque adversus portentosas haereses Valentini et aliorum,

accuratius quàm antehac emendati, additis graecisquae reperiri potuerunt: opera et diligentia Nicolai Gallasii (...). (Geneva), I. le Preux & I Parvus, 1570, (20),408,(22) p., woodcut headpieces and initials, contemp. richly blindst. calf, frontcover w. central panel depicting Samson fighting the lion and Delilah cutting off Samson's hair, backcover w. central panel depicting Judith cutting off the head of Holofernes, both these central panels surrounded by 4 rolled borders that incl. depictions of Justitia, Prudentia, Lucretia etc. (monogrammed H.K.) and German rulers, folio.

Occas. annots in pen. Binding rebacked w. renewed endpaper and use of part of the orig. backstrip, outer corners and lower margin of frontcover restored. In all, a good and attractive copy of this rare edition, w. contemp./ old owner's entries of M. Martinus Zoble (Vratisl.), Elias Frick (historian, Ulm and leipsic, 1696) and Joh. Ad. Lipp. (1725). The copy is also interesting, because of the extensive old annotations on first blank and on 31 pages bound with at the end, titled "Sequentia quinq. capita Irenaei primur et util Fr. Fevardentig (...)." Irenaeus, bishop of Lyons (ca. 140-202), was the first great Catholic theologian. The present work is his most important one, directed against the heresy of Valentinian Gnosticism. *Proceeds go the Red Cross.

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