Title: Imitation de Jesus-Christ, Early 20th Century
Author: L'abbe D’Lamennais; Thomas a Kempis
Publisher: Limoges, Dalpayrat et Depelley, Editeurs
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".
There are several black and white engravings, with border decorations to the text.
This volume has been finely bound with gilt tooling to the covers, bearing a monogram to the front cover. There are bright inner dentelles.
One finely bound volume in 32mo, 544 pages
On note of condition, this volume is in very good shape, with light rubbing and wear to the binding, and lightly stressed hinges. There is virtually no foxing or staining throughout.