first editionfull red morocco tooled in blind, spine with raised bands and lettered in gilt, top edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles, marbled en
by KEMPIS [Thomas] a
London: Arhtur L. Humphreys, 1897. First edition. full red morocco tooled in blind, spine with raised bands and lettered in gilt, top edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, by Bayntun-Riviere. Fine. Quarto. 266 pp A handsome volume of this classic. Thomas à Kempis, C.R.S.A. (Thomas van Kempen or Thomas Hemerken or Haemerken, litt. "Hammerkin" (small hammer); c. 1380 – 25 July 1471, was a 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 books on devotion. Kempis's 1441 autograph manuscript of The Imitation of Christ is available in the Bibliothèque Royale in Brussels.
(Inventory #: 33648)
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