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Vita et doctrina Jesu Christi Ex Quatuor Evanvelistis Collecta

Nicolaum Avanicinum

1693 - Antwerp - Joannis Baptisteaw Verdussen

5" by 3", 462pp

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

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A very scarce early edition of Vita et doctrina Jesu Christi Ex Quatuor Evanvelistis Collecta, by Nicola Avancini. The Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ, Collected from the Four Evangelists. In daily meditations.

In Latin.

Nicola Avancini (1612 - 1686) was an ascetical writer. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1677, and for some years held the chair of rhetoric and philosophy at Gratz, and subsequently that of theology at Vienna. He was rector of the Colleges of Passau, Vienna, and Graz, Provincial of the Austrian Province, Visitor of Bohemia, and at his death Assistant for the German Provinces of the Society.

In the midst of these duties he published works on philosophy, theology, and sacred literature. His Meditations on the Life and Doctrines of Jesus Christ has maintained some popularity. This work, originality in Latin, was translated into the principal European languages and went through many editions. But these meditations, in their simple as well as their extended form, have assisted in the task of daily meditation.

Previous owner's ink inscription and annotation to title.

CONDITION

In a contemporary leather binding. Externally, sound but with some wear to extremities, rubbing and marks to boards and loss to head and tail of backstrip. Joints starting slightly. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with the odd spot and occasional handling marks. Slight evidence of past worming to rear pastedown and chipping to endpapers.

Overall: GOOD


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