Title: Pia Desideria, Libri III, 1629
Author: Hermann Hugo
Publisher: Antverpiae, Apud Henricum Aertssen
An early 17th century edition of Hugo’s famous emblematic work, Pia Desideria, comprised of 3 books. The books are the Groans of the Penitent Soul, the Vows of the Holy Soul, and the Sigh of a Lover's Soul.
Born in Brussels, Hugo studied philosophy and theology at the University of Louvain, sadly dying of plague in 1629 at Rheinsberg. His legacy was publishing one of the most famous emblem books of the 17th century.
There are 33 of 45 numbered leaves of full-page engravings.
One volume in 32mo, (32)+444 pages
On note of condition, this volume is in Fair shape, with minor rubbing and wear to the binding, and cracking to the rear hinge, though the binding holds strong. There is heavy staining up to page 9, and some more staining throughout the rest of the volume. Pages 7-9, 17-19, 39-40, 55-58, 71-72, 81-82, 147-148, 159-159, 197-198, 325-326, 345-346, and 357-358 are lacking.