London: Printed by G. Eld and M. Flesher, 1620. Second English Edition. Folio, , 861 [i.e. 860], ; Fair; newly rebound in black leather, burgundy label with gilt lettering, paneled spine, previous calf preserved on boards, both covers stamped with central gilt decoration; lacking the first three leaves, including the title page. The following 6 leaves have significant wear, including chipping and tears; some tide-marks and water-staining, primarily to the lower fore corner and the fore edge, minimal to top edge; some fraying to fore edge from thumbing; Page 860 misnumbered 861; shelved case 3.
Shelved Dupont Bookstore
STC (2nd ed.), 917; ESTC: S106898;
On the city of God against the pagans (Latin: Dē cīvitāte Deī contrā pāgānōs), often called The City of God, is a book of Christian philosophy written in Latin by Augustine of Hippo in the early 5th century AD. The book was in response to allegations that Christianity brought about the decline of Rome and is considered one of Augustine's most important works, standing alongside The Confessions, The Enchiridion, On Christian Doctrine, and On the Trinity. As a work of one of the most influential Church Fathers, The City of God is a cornerstone of Western thought, expounding on many profound questions of theology, such as the suffering of the righteous, the existence of evil, the conflict between free will and divine omniscience, and the doctrine of original sin. [wikipedia];
The City of God was first printed in 1610, with a reprint of an older commentary by J. L. Vives, later revised and reprinted in 1620.;