Title: Epistolae divi Pauli apostoli ad Romanos expositio plana et perspicua. Multo castigatiora ac emendatiora, 1596. Potentially Toxic Binding
Author: Aegidius Hunnius
Publisher: Frankfurt, Johannes Spieß
Condition: Very Good
An extremely scarce late 16th century edition of Hunnius’ Epistolae divi Pauli apostoli ad Romanos expositio plana et perspicua, containing a commentary on the Epistle to the Romans, published several times by Spieß in Frankfurt. The exegesis of Paul is one of the focal points in this text.
This volume has been bound in half blind tooled pigskin over wooden boards, with roll stamped designs displaying the Virtues. The portions not bound in pigskin have been painted green to the front and rear boards. Early green pigments found on similar bindings at the University Library of Southern Denmark and the Smithsonian Libraries have been found to be colored with a combination of indigo and orpiment, a yellow pigment derived from naturally occurring arsenic sulfide toxic. Care should be taken when handling this volume, either using nitrile gloves, or vigorously washing one’s hands after handling.
USTC records eight existing copies of this edition in libraries.
One half pigskin bound volume in octavo, 519+(8) pages
This volume is in very good shape, with some wear and staining to the binding. There is slight browning throughout.