Imitation de Jesus-Christ. Traduction Nouvelle. A. M. D. G. Edition Bijou. P. M.

By: Thomas A Kempis (circa 1380-1471)

Price: $75.00

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Book Condition: Collectible: Good


32mo. 3 1/8 x 2 1/4 inches. 320 pp. Half-title printed within a red ruled border (as is the entire text), engraved frontispiece image of Christ on the Cross with 3 women at the base of the cross, text in French-language and with some words printed in red ink; text clean, unmarked, paper lightly toned. Full black morocco, 4 raised bands, front cover and spine stamped in gilt letters, edges of the text-block gilt, head-, foot-, and fore-edges of the boards ruled in gilt, gilt turn-ins, marbled end-papers; binding square and tight, heavily rubbed, boards and text block bowed. From the library of Mel Kavin, southern California book binder, without distinguishing marks. IY915-128. Good. Thomas a Kempis was a German-Dutch canon regular of the late medieval period and the author of The Imitation of Christ, one of the most popular and best-known Christian devotional books. He was a member of the Modern Devotion, a spiritual movement during the late medieval period, and a follower of Geert Groote and Florens Radewuns, the founders of the Brethren of the Common Life. The Imitation of Christ was first composed in Latin circa 1418-1427. It is a handbook for spiritual life arising from the Devotio Moderna movement, of which Kempis was a member. The Imitation of Christ is perhaps the most widely read Christian devotional work after the Bible, and is regarded as a devotional and religious classic. It was printed 745 times before 1650. The approach taken in The Imitation of Christ is characterized by its emphasis on the interior life and withdrawal from the world. The book places a high level of emphasis on the devotion to the Eucharist as a key element of spiritual life. See: Wikipedia. A. M. D. G. - Ad majorem Dei gloriam is the latin motto of the Society of Jesus, and translates to "for the greater glory of God." Worldcat records a copy at the Bibliotheque Interuniversitaire Sainte-Genevieve in Paris, but the University of North Texas has a copy, which they date circa 1850.

Title: Imitation de Jesus-Christ. Traduction Nouvelle. A. M. D. G. Edition Bijou. P. M.

Author Name: Thomas A Kempis (circa 1380-1471)

Categories: Miniature Book,

Publisher: Dijon, Pellion et Marchet Freres, Editeurs: No Date

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: IY915-128

Keywords: Thomas A Kempis, Imitation de Jesus-Christ, Edition Bijou, Miniature Book, Religion, Devotional Literature, French-language