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De creatione hominis liber. Cologne, Melchior Novesianus, 1537. Small folio, brown calf, cold decoration on the boards, gilt fleuron on the corners, spine ribbed (modern binding in the old taste).
First edition of the Latin translation, published by John Antonianus, a Dominican of Nijmegen who died in 1588. The original Greek text was not printed until 1615.
Gregory of Nyssa, a theologian and mystic who lived in the fourth century, is a Father of the Church. His De creatione hominis liber proposes an interpretation of Genesis: [...] working on the origin of man, on the contradictions that inhabit him, Gregory also works on his end. [...] Gregory invites his reader on a cosmological as well as a physiological and physical journey, [...] nourished by the influences of the philosophical tradition of Plato, Aristotle, Galen or Plotinus, Philo of Alexandria or Origen (Claire Marre, "Gregory of Nyssa, about the treatise "The Creation of Man"").
The volume also includes six other treatises by the author or about him, published in 1512: the De philosophia libri octo, the Mystica mosaica vitae enarratio, the De differenti usiae of Basil the Great, etc.
Old handwritten inscription on the verso of the last leaf.
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