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Discours de l'etat et des grandeurs de Jesus

By Pierre de Berulle

1623 - London - Antoine Estiene

5" by 7", 120, 510; 511-1146pp

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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A scarce second edition complete two volume set of 'Discours de l'tat et des grandeurs de Jsus', written by Pierre de Brulle (February 1575 October 1629), a French cardinal and statesman, one of the most important mystics of the 17th century in France, and founder of the French school of spirituality.

He is generally regarded as being the initiator of the so-called French School of Spirituality, and he founded the Congregation of the Oratory in France. He was deeply involved in Church renewal in France in the seventeenth century, and was made a Cardinal in 1627.

Brulle left several written works, the remarkable qualities of which led Pope Urban VIII to call him the Apostolus Verbi incarnati.

An inverted copperplate ink inscription has been left to the blank verso of the last page (Volume II).

In French.

CONDITION

Rebound in blind stamped full vellum. Externally, a trifle rubbed with some slight loss and tidemarks. Internally, firmly bound, with some age toning and occasional marks, as expected for books of this age. The first Volume conatins some tidemarks and evidence of some past worming. The second Volume is bright and clean with only the odd mark. In both Volumes, small amateur repairs have been left, from page 81-120, 1a-16a, 511/2 and the title page.

Overall Condition: VERY GOOD.


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