First edition, 1886. Bound by Bradstreet's in handsome half-leather and marbled boards, raised bands, spine with gilt title and gilt designs, gilt top edge, marbled endpapers, 383 pp., illustrated with mounted etchings on yellow India proof paper, also with a variety of elaborately lithographed Pre-Raphaelite boarders throughout, clean unmarked text, Very Good copy with typical age-toning to the pages, light soiling to the covers, and light rubbing to the edges of the covers. A very handsome copy!. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Imitation of Christ: Four Books; ...
Publisher: John C. Nimmo
Publication Date: 1886
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First printing.
Book Description Nimmo, London, 1886. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First printing. First printing of this edition, 1886. Large 8vo, original beveled full vellum with decorations in red, blue and gilt, 383 pp., illustrated with mounted etchings on yellow India proof paper, also with a variety of elaborately lithographed Pre-Raphaelite boarders throughout, the etchings printed on deep cream colored india paper, mounted. Also, bound in opposite the first page of the preface is an original 1739 copperplate engraving of Thomas A Kempis. Slight occasional foxing, occasional binding soil but a very good handsome copy of this lovely edition. Seller Inventory # C000023294