DIONYSIUS, the Areopagite, pseudo-. Opera. Latin translations by Marsilio Ficino and Ambrogio Traversari with commentary by Hugh of St. Victor, Albertus Magnus, Robert Grosseteste, and others; edited by Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples. Woodcut historiated title border and 16 text diagrams in second part. , 329, ; , 117, ; 67,  leaves, including final blank in each part. 3 parts in one volume. Folio, 282x204 mm, contemporary 1/4 blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards with brass catches, lacking clasps, spine darkened and worn with ink shelf number, chipped at top and bottom; varying toning throughout, dampstaining in lower margins in first part, general title soiled, split between gatherings q and r with a few leaves loose. St. Charles Borromeo Seminary bookplate. (Strassburg: [Georg Husner], 1502-03)
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000
Third collected edition of the late 5th-/early 6th-century works on mystical theology attributed to Dionysius the Areopagite; the first was printed in 1479. "The supposed apostolic authority of these writings, added to their intrinsic value, caused them to exercise a profound influence on medieval theology" (ODCC). Hoffmann I, 578-79; Sarton I, 406.