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Eusebius Pamphilus, Bishop of Caesarea.

ECCLESIASTICA HISTORIA DIVI EUSEBII [TRANSLATED BY RUFINUS], ET ECCLESIASTICA HISTORIA GENTIS ANGLORUM VENERABILIS BEDAE. STRASSBURG: [GEORG HUSNER], 14 MARCH 1500
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Eusebius Pamphilus, Bishop of Caesarea.

ECCLESIASTICA HISTORIA DIVI EUSEBII [TRANSLATED BY RUFINUS], ET ECCLESIASTICA HISTORIA GENTIS ANGLORUM VENERABILIS BEDAE. STRASSBURG: [GEORG HUSNER], 14 MARCH 1500
Estimate
2,0002,500
LOT SOLD. 4,560 GBP
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Eusebius Pamphilus, Bishop of Caesarea.

ECCLESIASTICA HISTORIA DIVI EUSEBII [TRANSLATED BY RUFINUS], ET ECCLESIASTICA HISTORIA GENTIS ANGLORUM VENERABILIS BEDAE. STRASSBURG: [GEORG HUSNER], 14 MARCH 1500
Chancery folio (278 x 193mm.), 160 leaves, double column, 50 lines and headline, Gothic letter, initials supplied in red and blue, paragraph marks and initial-strokes supplied in red, late eighteenth-century English calf, blind-stamped borders, first title-page cut down and mounted, b5 repaired in text with slight loss, occasional short tears in margins, blue initials in first few gatherings washed, light staining in some margins, joints repaired
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Provenance

The Duke of Sussex, bookplate; Franke Parker, inscription dated 22 June 1850 and bookplate recording his bequeathal to the Bishopric of Cornwall, 1883; Cathedral Library, Truro, bookplate

Literature

HC *6714; BMC i 162; GW 9439; Goff E129

Catalogue Note

first edition of these two important histories together, the second edition of Bede's great history of the English people, which was first printed at Strassburg, [c. 1475-78], by Eggestein. Eggestein also printed an edition of Eusebius's Ecclesiastica historia [not after 1475], and these two editions share paper stocks and layout; several copies survive of the two works bound together. GW records a Speyer 1490 edition of both texts as a ghost.

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