Bettenson, Henry. The Early Christian Fathers: A Selection of the writings of the Fathers from St. Clement of Rome to St. Athanasius. London: Oxford University Press, 1956. 1st Edition.
Gray cloth, white call number on spine from private library, former owner's signature on ffep, 5 x 6 1/2 inches, 424 clean and unmarked pp. with index. No dj. Good. Hardcover. 
"The aim of this book is to illustrate, from the writings of those authors on whom tradition has bestowed the name of Fathers of the Church, the process of development in Christian thought, life, and worship during the period which culminated in the acceptance of the Christian faith by the Emperor Constantine, and, what that acceptance made possible, the first oecumenical formulation of doctrine at the Council of Nicaea, which begins the era of conciliar definitions." - from the Introduction.