1612 Scarce French vellum Book - Saint Teresa of Ávila
Author : Teresa of Avila; Thomas a Jesu; G.C.T.A.
Title : Sommaire et abbrégé des degrez de l'oraison par lesquels l'ame monte à la parfaicte contemplation ... extraict des livres de la B. Mère Térèse de Jésus, ... par le R.P.F. Thomas de Jésus, ... avec un autre brief traité de l'oraison mentale et de ses parties, composé par le mesme Père, et traduits d'espagnol en françois par G.C.T.A [BOUND WITH] Traicte de l'oraison mentale.
Language : Text in French
Publisher : Paris, Chez Robert Foüet, 1612. First edition.
Size : 6 " X 4 "
Pages : 526-117 pages
Binding : Very good full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a removable protective mylar cover .
Content : Very good content (bright and tight, note of previous onwers on first and last blank free endpaper page).
Illustration: Very nice full page illustration by L. Gaultier, sculp.
The book : Scarce 17th century edition of this book by Saint Teresa of Ávila on "Oraison mentale". Only 2 copies on Worldcat, none in auctions history. This is the only known copy for sale actually.
The author : Saint Teresa of Ávila, also called Saint Teresa of Jesus, baptized as Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada (28 March 1515 – 4 October 1582), was a prominent Spanish mystic, Roman Catholic saint, Carmelite nun and author during the Counter Reformation, and theologian of contemplative life through mental prayer. She was a reformer in the Carmelite Order of her time and the movement she initiated, later joined by Saint John of the Cross, eventually led to the establishment of the Discalced Carmelites, though neither she nor John were alive when the two orders separated.
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