Magnentii H-Rabani Mauri, ex abbate Fuldensi, achiepiscopi sexti Moguntini, opera quae reperiri potuerunt, omnia in sex tomos distincta

By: Rabanus Maurus; Hrabani Mauri;Colvener, George (Coveneer), editor

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6 volumes in 3. T1 [12] 15,[49],348 pp T2 [4] 463 [1] pp T3 4,514 (i.e. 518) [2] pp; T4 [2] 429 [3] pp; T5 [4] 823 [1] pp T6 [4] 334 pp. In what appears to be original stamped full leather over wooden boards with 5 massive original cords at the spine, gilt labels in compartments. Illustrations in De Laudibus Sanctae crucis with verses arranged in a grid with illustrations superimposed in red; in Latin, printed in double columns within ruled borders throughout. Title page vignettes, head and tail pieces, initials. Initial title pages say 1627, but all interior title pages indicate 1626, as per OCLC 1015458902. Includes life of Rabanaus Maurus by Rudolf of Fulda. These massive folio volumes are in good antiquarian condition. Corners of boards are rubbed, cords are visible, joints are cracking, top board on Vol. III has cracked and has been reinforced. Interior pages are clean and unmarked but with heavy consistent browning throughout. Gift bookplate dating from the 1800s inside each front board. A very heavy set (40 lbs or 18 kgs) will require additional shipping. Rabanus Maurus Magnentius (c. 780 - 4 February 856), also known as Hrabanus or Rhabanus, was a Frankish Benedictine monk and theologian who became archbishop of Mainz in Germany. He was a student of Alcuin's, and the author of the encyclopaedia De rerum naturis ("On the Natures of Things") which looked at the world theologically (in the first section) but also examines the secular world, including early medicine, nature, domestic matters, etc. He also wrote treatises on education and grammar and commentaries on the Bible. He was one of the most prominent teachers and writers of the Carolingian age, and was called "Praeceptor Germaniae," or "the teacher of Germany." Rabanus was instrumental in bringing learning to the Eastern part of the Frankish Empire; he established the library in Fulda. "He was a commanding figure among the ecclesiastics of his age, a great churchman and the first German theologian". Although some of Rabanus's works had been published as incunables, this compilation by Colvener was the first attempt to bring together nearly all of his works (a few still remain unpublished to this day). It is quite scarce in commerce -- only two copies at auction in the last 50 years and none for sale anywhere in the world. Migne brought out an edition in the 1800s but it was marred by a number of errors. Rabanus' works comprise commentaries on scripture (Genesis to Judges, Ruth, Kings, Chronicles, Judith, Esther, Canticles, Proverbs, Wisdom, Sirach, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Maccabees, Matthew, the Epistles of St Paul, including Hebrews); and various treatises relating to doctrinal and practical subjects, including more than one series of homilies. In De institutione clericorum he brought into prominence the views of Augustine and Gregory the Great as to the training which was requisite for a right discharge of the clerical function.One of his most popular and enduring works is a spectacular collection of poems centered on the cross, called De laudibus sanctae crucis, a set of highly sophisticated poems that present the cross (and, in the last poem, Rabanus himself kneeling before it) in word and image, even in numbers, cunningly printed here by Antoine de Henin. The recent revival of interest in Rabanus, occasioned by the 1150th anniversary of his death in 2006, has renewed the call for critical editions and translations of his works.; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 3000 pages

Title: Magnentii H-Rabani Mauri, ex abbate Fuldensi, achiepiscopi sexti Moguntini, opera quae reperiri potuerunt, omnia in sex tomos distincta

Author Name: Rabanus Maurus; Hrabani Mauri;Colvener, George (Coveneer), editor

Categories: Medieval Studies, Religion - Bible Study, Religion - Theology, Language -- Latin, Incunabula & Early Printed,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Coloniae Agrippinae (Cologne), Antonii Hiearati, sub signo Gryphi: 1626-1627

Binding: Leather

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 9373

Keywords: Doctrine Theology Early Church Catholicism In The 1600s Medicine Scripture Bible Commentary,