Le Caire (Cairo): Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale, 1911. First edition. Hardcover. Folio (14 x 10 3/4"). , 2010, pp (Text),  double leaves (Plates). Modern full cloth, with gold lettering to spine. Publisher's device to title page.
Émile Chassinat's "Le Quatrième Livre des Entretiens et Épîtres de Shenouti" (Codex IFAO 1) contains the full Coptic text of Shenoute’s discourse “I Have Heard About Your Wisdom” (aka Ad Flavianum ducem).
Includes two double-page phototype plates at rear reproducing leaves 21 and 101 of the original manuscript.
Minor shelf wear. Ex-library copy with sticker at tail of spine, bookplate on inside of front cover, descriptive notice pasted on inside of back cover, and stamp at upper and lower paper edges. Introductory text in French, text in Coptic. Binding in overall good+, interior in very good condition. g+ to vg. Item #42891
Shenoute of Atripe (ca. 348-465) was the spiritual leader of the monastic community of the "White Monastery," located on the Upper Nile north of Thebes, just outside the town of Atripe - now the modern city of Sohag. As such, he wrote numerous speeches and letters that express his views on monastic life and what he considered the orthodox principles Christians should follow. His two major works, "Canon" and "Discourses," place Shenoute as the most important Coptic writer of Late Antiquity.