Lapide,Cornelio Cornelii a (Van den Steen ou La Pierre)
COMMENTARII IN CANTICUM CANTICORUM
Jacob & Peter Prost Brothers 1st first edition
Large copperplate printers mark on Titlepage + 2 emblematic woodcuts (repeats) + foliated and tail pieces.
Folio contemporary blindstamped pig with 2 working clasps with central emblem within floriated concentric panels on 5 raised bands beveled wooden boards old paper titling label bands painted black (old if not even original) (some rubbing/staining but in very good condition) Titlepages in red and black +[14pp] =foreword & approbations 492pp +[26pp] The book is in such good state that aside from neat ownership Capucinorum Tubij, in which monastary it seems to have been for a long time having an early hand written, with a later rubber stamp of the same and also a printed strip tipped to below imprint date for the same, there are no other marks. *One of Lapide's commentaries on the books of the Old Testament. Only St.Paul & Pentateuch were published while he was still in Belgium, he was then called to Rome where he was Professor of Hebrew and Scripture and where he spent the last 20 years teaching and editing his commentaries until his death in 1637. This, as several of his other works were only published after his death and then were in almost continual print as "They explain not only the literal, but also the allegorical, tropological, and anagogical sense of the sacred text, and furnish a large number of quotations from the Fathers and the later interpreters of Holy Writ" [Catholic Encyc.]
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