On Migne The Great
This post is for all of you who have not actually seen a physical copy of Migne’s Latin and Greek works. It is a sight to see.
I visited the library at DTS today to take some pictures of a volume, as I mentioned yesterday that I would. Since I had my camera I figured I would take some pics of the set of Migne that DTS owns. It’s hard to realize how much Migne published without seeing the actual output. Following is a view of the bookshelf from the right (and look on the right-hand bookshelf), then from the left (look on the left-hand bookshelf). The black volumes are his set of Latin printings, the red are his Greek.
That is a lot of books, is it not? Migne published more than 160 volumes of Greek texts and over 200 volumes of Latin, both of Church Fathers and Christian writers. This work was all done in the 1800’s, so all of this is public domain material. I bet these are some of the only printings of some of these works, and some have never been translated into English.
So what do they look like a little closer up? Well, I aim to please. The following is a picture of some of his Greek volumes:
Here are some of his Latin:
The pic I went to the library for today is the following:
Migne is the man! I can’t think of much that would be better to have at a library than this.