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Hilarius, Saint Sancti Hilarii Pictauiensis ... Opera studio et labore monachorum Ordinis s. Benedicti e Congregatione s. Mauri castigata, aucta, atque illustrata. Nunc vero Libris de Trinitate, et Commentariis in psalmos ad binos Capituli Veronensis codices, antiquitate ac praestantia quosuis ad hanc diem cognitos facile exsuperantes, diligenter exactis, atque octo maxime variantium tractatuum adjectione locupletatis. Tomus primus \- secundus. Veronae: apud Petrum Antonium Bernium, et Jacobum Vallarsium, 1730.

2 folio volumes, full vellum, title-page in red and black, pp. (32), LXXXVIII, LXXXIX-CLXXVI, 811 i.e. 812 col.; Frontispiece engraved by Heylbrouck. 3 plates at first volume.

Sumptuous and fundamental philological edition of St. Hilarius collected works.

Hilary (Hilarius) of Poitiers (c. 300-c. 368) was Bishop of Poitiers and is a Doctor of the Church. He was sometimes referred to as the "Hammer of the Arians" (Latin: Malleus Arianorum).

The edition contains his extant works, among which the Commentarius in Evangelium Matthaei, an allegorical exegesis of the first Gospel: this is the first Latin commentary on Matthew to have survived in its entirety; an exposition of the Psalms; and Hilary's major theological work, the twelve books now known as De Trinitate.

Reference: IT\ICCU\UBOE\007362. Brunet III/165: "Les importantes additions qui enrichent cette edition la rendent preferable".


A very fine copy.

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[Saints' Works] St. Hilary, Opera, 1730, 2 vols

Estimate €400 - €600
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