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Theological scholars at the University of Louvain in Belgium edited a revised edition of the Complete Works published from 1567 to 1577 in Antwerp by Christopher Plantin. The edition included letters and sermons not published before as well as new commentary on the texts. This work was also reprinted several times by Plantin and by other publishers.


Tomus I. [-X.] Operum... 11 vols. Lyon: Excudebat Ioannes Quadratus, typographus Lugdunensis, 1586. This edition was based on Plantin’s edition of 1567-1577. Includes final unnumbered vol. [11], containing: “…tomis decem comprehensa…indice tripartito.” Vol. 2. (Special Collections)


Operum. Primus [-Decimus] Tomus…10 vols. Cologne: Sumptibus Antonii Hierat, 1616. This edition also contains a commentary on the De Civitate Dei by the French Augustinian, Léonard Coquée (d. 1615). Falvey Library’s Special Collections owns volumes 3-10. These volumes were part of the collection in the Library of St. Augustine’s in Philadelphia and survived the 1844 riots and the fire that burned St. Augustine’s church and rectory. Vol. 5. (Special Collections)