With more than 65 illustrations full page
|Publication year oldest item:||1659|
|Author/ Illustrator:||Pierre Corneille|
|Book Title:||L'imitation de Jesus-christ - Tome 1|
|Number of Books:||1|
|Publisher:||imprimé par Maurry pour Robert Ballard|
Pierre Corneille - L'imitation de Jesus-christ. Traduite et paraphrasé en vers françois par P. Corneille - imprimé par Maurry pour Robert Ballard, 1659 - 416 pp. - Hardcover, binding in full glossy calf of the time, spine with 5 raised bands, red edges - small duodecimo, 9 x 14 cm
Very good condition, partly split bottom joint, leather spine discoloured on the bottom, worn corners, 1 tear on the corner of an engraving
With more than 65 prints in full page, very rare edition with its many illustrations.
New edition. The first edition of the translation of Corneille dates from 1656.
The work has been attributed to Thomas a Kempis (1380-1471), he had considerable influence on the spiritual life of the 17th century. It is a book of wisdom and consolation, helping to withstand the vicissitudes of existence.
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