~TITLE CONTINUES: Tramslated from the Text of the Edition of Michael Joseph Pohl, Director of the Royal Gymnasium at Kempen, by W. Duthoit. ~Blue cloth gilt. Front endpage inscribed. No dustwrapper. Size: xxviii, 330, (ii) pp. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Titel: Prayers and Meditations on the Life of ...
Verlag: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner
Zustand: Very Good
Buchbeschreibung Paul, Trench, Trubner, London, 1904. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. B00B0K21CY 1904 first edition Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Co., Ltd. (London), 4 3/4 x 7 inches tall brown cloth hardbound, no dust jacket, gilt embossed oval images of Christ crucified to front cover and resurrection to rear cover, gilt lettering to spine, top page edges gilt, fore and bottom page edges untrimmed, fine engraved frontispiece portrait of Kempis with tissue guard, title page in red and black, xxviii, 330 pp. plus publisher's ads. Moderate rubbing and edgewear to covers. Bumping to all four tips. A bit of foxing to pastedowns, and a 1 1/2 x 4 inches section of the upper edge of the blank front free-endpaper has been excised, presumably to remove a prior owner name. Catholic parish stamp to half title page. Otherwise, a very good copy - clean, bright and unmarked. ~KM5~ Contains 87 prayers and meditations written by medieval Catholic monk Thomas a Kempis, in an English translation from Michael Joseph Pohl's 1900 critical edition, still the definitive Latin version. The prayers and meditations are divided into four parts: 'Devout Meditations on the Life of Our Savior Jesus Christ, and upon the Benefits Wrought by Him for Us'; 'Of the Passion of Christ, according to the Four Evangelists'; 'Concerning the Resurrection of Christ, and His Appearances'; and 'Of the Ascension, of Pentecost, and of Certain Other Matters.' Thomas a Kempis (circa 1380-1471) was an Augustinian monk, priest, copyist and scholar and the most probable author of 'The Imitation of Christ,' one of the best known Christian devotional works, among many other published writings. He spent most of his long life at Mount Saint Agnes monastery, in the town of Windesheim, located in what is now the Netherlands. He wrote these works for the instruction of novices of his Augustinian monastic order, followers of Geert Groote's Brethren of the Common Life, but over the years they became popular among the faithful worldwide. Buchnummer des Verkäufers KM5-0671-7599