Item 4 - Opera

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Bede, Opera.

Pr. in 8 vols. by Ioannes Hervagius (Iohann Herwegen), Basel, 1563.

The first printed edition (editio princeps) of the works of the Venerable Bede (d. 734), and the last until the nineteenth century. The illustrations are from his works on chronology and from some of the many pieces wrongly ascribed to him by the editor.

On the title page of vols. 5 and 7 is ‘Conventus Leod’ fratrum minorum Recoll’’, on that of vol. 2 ‘Conventus PP Recollect Leod’’; i.e. withdrawn from the library of the Franciscan convent at Liège. From the Library of Christ College.

Christ College Rare PA 8260 .O64 1563

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

When reusing this material, please cite the reference number and provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections”

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Title from catalogue :
Opera Bedae Venerabilis presbyteri, anglosaxonis : viri indivinis atqve hvmanis literis exercitatissimi : omnia in octo tomos distincta, ... : addito rerum & verborum indice copiosissimo

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