Title: Les Stations de Jerusalem, pour servir d'Entretien sur la Passion de N.S. Jesus-Christ, 1757
Author: Adrien Parvilliers
Publisher: A Lyon, Chez Pierre Bruyset-Ponthus
Condition: Very Good
A mid 18th century edition of The Stations of the Cross, otherwise known as the Way of Sorrows or the Via Crucis, being a series of images depicting Jesus Christ on the day of his crucifixion and the accompanying prayers. Generally, the stations are a set of 14, beginning with the death sentence of Jesus, to his Crucifixion, to his laying in the tomb. However, this edition unusually begins with The Last Supper, and ends with the Resurrection of Jesus.
Additionally included is The Dialogue, or Interview on Mental Prayer, beginning from page 211
There are 19 copperplate engravings, with one frontpiece, and the latter 18 displaying their respective stations at the beginning.
One finely bound volume in 16mo, 298+(7) pages
On note of condition, this volume is in very good shape, with wear and rubbing at the corners, and a very small wormhole noted at the lefthand top of the front cover. There is little to no foxing or staining throughout.
Several plates have had the extra margins cut away, to focus more sharply on the illustrations themselves.