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Title: D. Dionysii Carthusiani, in quatuor Evangelista Enarrationes, Praeclare admodum, & ab eruditissimis optimisque viris quamdivitissime desideratae, atquie nunc ex altera: eaque diligentissim ad archetypon recognitione, sublastis mendis quibus scatebant pluribus quam diligentissime excusae.
Description: Parisiis. Apud Gervasium Chevallonium. 1539. Folio, 335 x 212 mms., foliated [10], 381 [= 379], engraved vignette on title-page with publisher's initials in centre and "Chapel House Newport" above the vignette, contemporary annotation on title-page and numerous marginal annotations also in a contemporary hand, paste-down end-papers from printers' waste in red and black (probably pre-1500), contemporary calf, bordered and panelled in blind with a lozenge in blind within the border, remains of clasps, foully rebacked in totally unsympathetic style, title-page with stains, fore-margins of first 7 leaves very slightly stained Denis the Carthusian (aka Denys van Rijkel [1402/1403 - 1471] was educated at the University of Cologne and entered the Carthusian order in 1425. An astonishingly prolific author, he began his commentary on the Bible with the Psalms and extended it to the whole of the Old and New Testaments; this commentary on the first four books of the Bible is perhaps his best-known New Testament commentary. Denis' knowledge of theology was said to more comprehensive than that of any other theologian on his time or before, and one of his 16th century editors, Petrus Blomevenna, said of him "he who reads Denys reads everything."

Keywords: theology gospels prose

Price: GBP 1925.00 = appr. US$ 2748.87 Seller: John Price Antiquarian Books
- Book number: 7715

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