1643 Scarce French vellum Book - Le livre des Eluz. Jésus-Christ en Croix. First Edition.
Author : Jean-Baptiste De Saint-Jure.
Title : Le Livre Des Eluz. Jesus-Christ En Croix. Compose par le P. Jean Baptiste De S.Jure de la Compagnie de Jesus.
Language : Text in French
Publisher : A Brusselles, Chez François Vivien, 1643. First edition.
Size : 7 " X 5 "
Pages : 557 pages
Binding : Very good full vellum binding with original ties (hinges fine, overall worn and scuffed) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content : Good content (bright, tight, some foxing and staining, small holes on very few inner margins - as shown, bookplate of a previous owner on first endpaper).
Estimate: (USD 200 - USD 250)
The book : Scarce 17th century first edition of this book (The Book Of The Elected: Jesus Christ On The Cross) by the jesuit Jean-Baptiste De Saint-Jure.
The author : Jean-Baptiste De Saint-Jure (1588-1657) was a Jesuit priest and writer. Bérullien spiritualist, he left many religious works.Jean-Baptiste Saint-Jure, or Sainct-Jure, was born in Metz in 1588. He entered the Society of Jesus as a novice in Nancy in 1604. He was the founder of an educational institution in Alençon, of which he was the first rector. He will later be rector of various other colleges, in Amiens, Orleans and Paris.
He is known to have been, following another Jesuit father, Jean-Joseph Surin, the spiritual director of the famous sister Jeanne des Anges after she was delivered from the demons who owned her and with whom he exchanged a voluminous correspondence. He was also the spiritual father of Gaston de Renty.
Jean-Baptiste Saint-Jure died on April 3, 1657, in Paris
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