Liber, Qui Catecheticus major. Saint GREGORIUS, Bp. of Nyssa. fl.
Liber, Qui Catecheticus major.

Liber, Qui Catecheticus major.

Paris, G. Chaudière 1568.

8vo. 106 [r. 104] leaves.

17th-century gilt-ruled brown sheep (worn, rebacked), GILT ARMS OF JEAN-JACQUES CHARRON MARQUIS DE MÉNARS, red edges.

Bound with:
ILDEPHONSUS, Saint, Abp. of Toledo. c. 610-667.

De Virginitate S. Marie Liber [and three other texts]. Paris, S. Nivelle 1576. 8vo. [xiix], 88 [r. 80], [10] leaves.
Bound with:
ANSELM, Saint, Abp. of Canterbury. 1033-1109.

De Felicitate Sanctorum Dissertatio. Paris, S. Cramoisy 1639. 8vo. [xii], 46, [2 blank]p.

Ad I-III: Doctrinal, devotional and instructional works, all scarce. This volume belonged to the marquis de Ménars (1643-1718), who bought de Thou’s library en bloc; Cardinal A.-G. de Rohan then Chas. de Rohan prince de Soubise (Catalogue (1788) 821); manuscript ownership inscription dated 1883; bookplate of James Douglas (1837-1918). In good condition.

 Ad I: Only Edition of this 4th-century catechism translated by Pierre Moreau. Nôtre Dame canon Jean de St.-André lent him the Greek manuscript, which also contained the four short texts printed at the end.
¶Altenburger & Mann, Bibliographie zu Gregor von Nyssa 29; Olivier & Monégier du Sorbier, “Morelliana” in Revue d’Histoire des Textes 17 (1987) 73-218, esp. 117-24; Hoffmann, Bibliographisches Lexicon der…Litteratur der Griechen II: 189.
 Ad II: Editiones Principes of two Mariological works by the Spanish saint — On the Perpetual Virginity of Mary and Twelve Sermons on Mary. This is also the first printing of On the Virginity of Mary to be edited by François Feuardent (1539-1610), who provides variant readings to the text. Feuardent used a 9th-century manuscript then at Chartres (now BnF Latin 2855).
¶Fabricius, Bibliotheca latina II: 241-42.
 Ad III: Editio Princeps of St. Anselm’s sermon on eternal happiness. Jesuit J.-B. de Machault (1591-1640) edited the text.
¶Fabricius I: 107 (the 1612 edition is a ghost); Sommervogel-deBacker, Bibliothèque de la Compagnie de Jésus V: 259,6.

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