Title: Imitation de Jesus-Christ, 1903
Author: L'abbe D’Lamennais; Thomas a Kempis
Publisher: Dijon, Marchet Roux et cie
Condition: Very Good
An early 20th century edition of Kempis’ Imitation of Christ, as translated by D’Lamennais. The Imitation was a devotional produced by Kempis in the early 15th century, being a handbook inspired by the Devotio Moderna movement, which called religious reform though pious practices and enjoying the simplicity of life. Next to the Bible, The Imitation is the most popular Christian work in history, being a religious classic, and seeing numerous printings.
The Imitation is divided into four separate books, being "Helpful Counsels of the Spiritual Life", "Directives for the Interior Life", "On Interior Consolation" and "On the Blessed Sacrament".
This volume has been finely bound with gilt tooling to the covers and has bright inner dentelles bordering chromatic, flowery endpapers.
One finely bound volume in 32mo, 479 pages
On note of condition, this volume is in very good shape, with very little rubbing or wear to the binding. There is virtually no foxing or staining throughout.