1866 Rare Book in a Nice Morocco binding - Of The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis. In Four Books.
Author: Thomas a Kempis.
Title: Of the Imitation of Christ in Four Books.
Language: Text in English.
Publisher: Oxford, James Parker and Co., 1866.
Size: 6 " X 4 ".
Binding: Attractive, beautiful, and very good full morocco leather binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover. All edges red.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, light and clean, notes of a previous owner on the second blank page - as shown).
The book: Rare 19th-century edition in a beautiful morocco binding of The Imitation of Christ -- a Christian devotional book by Thomas à Kempis, first composed in Latin (as De Imitatione Christi) ca. 1418–1427. It is a handbook for spiritual life arising from the Devotio Moderna movement, of which Kempis was a member. The Imitation is perhaps the most widely read Christian devotional work next to the Bible,[and is regarded as a devotional and religious classic. Its popularity was immediate, and it was printed 745 times before 1650. Apart from the Bible, no book had been translated into more languages than the Imitation of Christ at the time.
The author: Thomas a Kempis (c. 1380 – 25 July 1471; German: Thomas von Kempen; Dutch: Thomas van Kempen) was a German-Dutch canon regular of the late medieval period and the author of The Imitation of Christ, one of the most popular and best known Christian devotional books. His name means "Thomas of Kempen", Kempen being his hometown
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