SANCTI IRENAEI EPISCOPI LUGDUNENSIS ET MARTYRIS Detectionis et Eversionis falso cognominatae agnitionis aeu CONTRA HAERESES Libri Quinque.
Joannis Baptistae Coignard
Folio contemporary calf with six raised bands and handsome gilt compartments.Gilt fore-edges (chipping to head & foot of spine/corners and a some part of edges esp. to lower edge, some scratches to boards). All edges sprinkled red. Half title + Titlepage with 135 x 92mm engraving by P.le Pautre + v-xii [=Preface + contents] +[xiii]-clxii =Dissertationes Praeviae in Irenaei Libros + clxiii -clxxviii =Selecta Veterum Testimonia & Elenchus Librorum et Capitum Operis. +1p + full page engraving of the Prospectis Systematis Valentinianorum. [page i with large engraving of Irenaeus blessing the crowds] by P.F,Giffert. + 2-337pp "Contra Haereses". This part is in three parallel columns with Greek text and two latin texts. [338 -439pp =Fragmenta +Appendix +variae Lectiones, Greek Glossaries & indeces. +[ 1pp} = Irenaei & Veterum Gnosticorum. Pagination begins again with 1-221pp & Privilege du Roy. Ths final section includes Desiderius Erasmus' Observations & notes on Saint Irenius + a final index. There are side notes as well as larger foot notes almost thoughout. The paper is crisp, clean and well bound in.
Price: GBP 240.00 or USD 302.00
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