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1 Thomas a Kempis: (translator - R. P. de Gonnelieu SJ.). Imitation de Jesus Christ. (avec une pratique et une priere a la fin de chaque chapitre).
Tours, France. Alfred Mame et Fils. 1899 Hardcover Very Good 
32mo - 12 x 7.5 cm.; [8] - 608 - [6] pp. The text is in French. Full leather over boards with gilt lettering on a six panel spine. Doublured paste down end papers with the leather borders of same being decorated with gilt dentillations and an interior hinge of leather. The covers are gilt ruled on the narrow edges, head, fore and tail edges. All text block edges are gilt with no sign of wear, dulling or tarnish. One marker ribbon set into the headband. Illustrated with four full page black and white engravings, one of which is the frontis, and all with a tissue protector. This is the "Nouvelle edition, augmentee des prieres durant la messe et des vepres du Dimanche". The leather exterior is rubbed on the joints (the meeting of the spine and the covers). Remnants of a monastic label or bookplate of some sort on the front paste down end paper, the front free end paper has a 3 cm closed tear in the tail edge, Parisian bookseller's label on the verso of this end paper and a previous owner's name in pencil and dated 1904 is on the top of the half title page. The interior is very clean and the binding is very good. Aside from the end papers and the external wear to the leather, this little book shows few signs of ever having been used. 21086 
Price: 24.00 CDN
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