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Pia desideria.


Publication Date: 1657
From Joseph J. Felcone Inc., ABAA (Princeton, NJ, U.S.A.)

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HUGO, HERMAN. Pia desideria. Antwerp: Lucam de Potter, [1657]. 12mo. [12], 346 p. 45 (of 46) engraved plates. A slightly imperfect copy, having leaf G1 in early pen facsimile and lacking the plate facing that leaf. Old calf, worn at spine ends and corners, clasps lacking. Occasional minor spotting and chips, but a good tight copy. Bookplate of William S. Heckscher. Herman Hugo (1588-1605) was a Jesuit, professor at Anvers and Brussels, and later chaplain to Ambrose Spinola, serving in the latter's campaigns where he ministered to the soldiery with notable bravery. This very popular work gives a series of meditations on the spiritual life The title page and emblems by Boetius a Bolswert are quite striking and depict various scenes with angels (and a few devils) including one of an angel hastening a boy away from a barrel-skirted and ruffed figure of Vanity. Landwehr, Emblem and Fable Books Printed in the Low Countries, 350; DeBacker-Sommervogel, vol. IV, col. 514. Bookseller Inventory # 12412

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Title: Pia desideria.

Publication Date: 1657

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