Title: Vie de Sainte Therese, 1853
Author: Joseph Francois Bourgoin de Villefore
Publisher: Tours, Alfred Mame et Cie
Condition: Very Good
A scarce late 19th century edition of the Life of Saint Teresa of Avila, according to Spanish authors and contemporary historians.
Commonly known as Saint Teresa of Jesus, she was a Spanish noblewoman-turned nun, mystic, reformer, and theologian. Canonized after her death, she was also declared a Doctor of the Church, centuries late by Pope Paul VI.
Worldcat records 11 existing copies of this edition in libraries.
This edition is bound in a richly decorated and ornate cartonnage binding of the period, with bright gilt flowering designs against blue and white. There is a lithograph central panel.
One finely decorated cartonnage volume in 12mo, 238 pages
On note of condition this volume is in very good shape, with very little rubbing or wear to the binding. There is some foxing throughout.