Publisher: London: Printed by G. Eld and M. Flesher, 1620.
Edition: Second edition in English; the first was published in 1610.
Bibliographical References: STC 917; NCBEL I, 2180.
Condition: Corner of one leaf torn (without loss of text); a few minor spots and paper flaws; an unusually fine, large copy.
Book ID: 27834
DescriptionFolio, contemporary panelled calf, skillfully rebacked with the original spine preserved. a.e. sprinkled red. Vignette title-page.
CommentsSaint Augustine's seminal philosophical work in defense of Christianity in its second English edition. The translation by John Healey (1585-1618) was one of the remarkable translations of its era and was used for many subsequent editions, well into the 20th century. The commentary is by the great humanist scholar Juan Luis Vives (1492-1540). Bookplate of Joseph Copley inside the upper board.