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CASSIANUS, JOANNES. Monasticarum Institutionum libri IIII. De Capitalibus vitiis libri VIII. Collationes SS. Patrum XXIIII. De Verbi Incarnatione libri VII. Edited by Hendrik van Cuyck. 606, ; 275,  pages, including blanks p8 and 2V8. 2 parts in one volume. 8vo, 165x105 mm, contemporary pigskin over pasteboard blind-tooled to panel design formed by historiated and ornamental rolls, spine darkened and worn; contents toned with light dampstaining in upper margins, front free endpaper lacking. Posthumous armorial bookplate of the Ingoldstadt theologian Albert Hunger (1545-1604) dated 1604 on front pastedown; ownership inscription of Pastor August Höschl dated 1821 on rear pastedown; conspicuous stamp of Saint Gregory's University on top, fore, and bottom edges, pastedowns, and title. Antwerp: Christopher Plantin, 1578
first plantin edition of the collected writings of Cassianus (circa 360-435), whose works on monastic life influenced later Western monastic rules. Voet 927.