1652 Scarce French Book - John Climacus' Ladder of Paradise - Traite des degrez pour monter au ciel.
Author: John Climacus (Saint Jean Climaque).
Title: Traité de S. Jean Climaque des degrez pour monter au ciel.: Traduit du Grec en Français par Mr. Arnauld d'Andilly.
Language: Text in French.
Publisher : A Paris, chez Pierre le Petit et Jacques Camusat, 1652. First thus.
Size : 6 " X 3.5 ".
Pages: 479 pages.
Binding: Very good full calf binding (hinges tight, small crack on the lower part of rear cover - as shown, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean, light foxing, small stain on the outer margin of last pages - as shown).
The book: Scarce 17th-century French edition of The Ladder of Divine Ascent, or Ladder of Paradise (Κλίμαξ; Scala or Climax Paradisi), -- an important ascetical treatise for monasticism in Eastern Christianity written by John Climacus in ca. AD 600 at the request of John, Abbot of Raithu, a monastery located on the shores of the Red Sea.
The author: John Climacus (Greek: Ἰωάννης τῆς Κλίμακος; Latin: Ioannes Climacus), also known as John of the Ladder, John Scholasticus and John Sinaites, was a 6th-7th-century Christian monk at the monastery on Mount Sinai. He is revered as a saint by the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic churches.
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