Title: Pia Desideria Tribus Libris Comprehensa, 1740
Author: Herman Hugo
Publisher: Antverpiae, prostant apud Joannem Baptistam Verdussen
Condition: Very Good
A mid 18th 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 45 numbered leaves of full-page engravings.
One volume in 32mo, (16)+416 pages
On note of condition, this volume is in very good shape, with some rubbing and wear to the boards, and stress to the hinges. There is minor foxing throughout. There is some misnumbering present. The title page has been mounted onto thicker stock due to potential damage.