1678 Scarce Italian Vellum Book - Jesuit Paolo De Barry - Solitudine di Filagia - Solitude of Philagie.
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Author: Paolo De Barry.
Title : Solitudine di Filagia overo Indrizzo all'anima amante della santita... / del P. Paolo de Barry della Compagnia di Giesu ; tradotta dalla lingua francese nell'italiana da un Padre della medesima Compagnia.
Language: Text in Italian.
Publisher: In Venetia, Presso Paolo Baglioni, 1678.
Size: 6 " X 3.5 ".
Pages: 406 pages.
Binding: Very good full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining, notes of a previous owner on the first endpaper, lower margin of the illustrated frontispiece is short- as shown).
Illustration: Complete with the nice frontispiece illustration.
The book: A very rare find - nice 17th-century Italian edition of Paul Du Barry classic work - La Solitude de Philagie.
The author: Paul de Barry - Born at Leucate in 1587; died at Avignon, 28 July, 1661. He was a member of the Society of Jesus, rector of the Jesuit colleges at Aix, Nîmes, and Avignon, and Provincial of Lyons. He composed a number of devotional works on the Blessed Virgin, St. Joseph, and the saints, and a "Pensez-y-bien", which later had a large circulation and has been translated into several languages. The only ones of his works translated into English are "Pious Remarks upon the Life of St. Joseph", published in 1600; the "Glories of St. Joseph" (Dublin, 1835); "Devotions to St. Joseph", edited by the Rev. G. Tickell, S.J. (London, 187- [sic]).
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