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Examples of the Confessions published from 1501 to 1600. Texts that are noteworthy and/or available as full-text scans are linked separately in the navigation to the left.

1569 (Mayer), front cover 1569 (Mayer), title page


Confessio Augustiniana in libros quatuor: distributa, et certis capitibus locorum theologicorum qui sunt hodie scitu dignissimi, comprehensa...
Dilingæ [Dillingen] : apud Sebaldum Mayer, 1569.

This edition contains commentaries by the Jesuit Hieronymous Torrensis. The book is partly bound in vellum-tooled covered boards with a page of illuminated manuscript covering the remainder (see image of cover, above left).

1573, title page 1581, title page


D. Avrelii Avgvstini Hipponensis Episcopi, Confessionum Libri tredecim...
Louvain : apud Hieronymum Wellaum sub Diamante, 1573.

D. Aurelii Augustini Hipponensis episcopi, Confessionum, libri tredecim...
Wirzeburgi [Würzburg] : Ex officina Henrici Aquensis, Episcopalis Typographi, 1581.


S. Aurelii Augustini Hipponen. episcopi, Confessionum, libritredecim.
Romae [Rome] : Ex officina Iacobi Tornerÿ, 1589.

1589, title page
1589, title page