Rare 17th century example of Balduini's Pauline Epistles
Commentarius In Omnes Epistolas Beati Apostoli Pauli.
Item Number: 95907
Francofurti ad Moenum: Johanne Oleario, 1691.
Rare 17th century example of the Pauline Epistles. Quarto, bound in full period vellum. Engraved headpiece, initials, and tailpiece. From the library of Professor F. A. Schmidt, one of the best known Lutheran scholars in the northwestern United States, with his bookplate to the front pastedown (Curtiss-Wedge, 409). In very good condition with some browning to the text.
One of the earliest extant Christian documents, the Pauline Epistles constitute thirteen books of the New Testament and are largely attributed to Paul the Apostle. As part of the canon of Christian theology and ethics, the Epistles offer an unprecedented insight into the beliefs and controversies of early Christianity. The Pauline epistles are usually placed between the Acts of the Apostles and the general epistles in modern editions of the New Testament. Most Greek manuscripts, however, place the General epistles first, and a few minuscules place the Pauline epistles at the end of the New Testament.