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Introduction A La Vie Devote, De Saint François De Sales.

FRANCIS (de Sales, Saint).

FRANCIS (de Sales, Saint).

Introduction A La Vie Devote, De Saint François De Sales, Evesque et Prince De Geneve, Instituteur de l'Ordre de la Visitation de Sainte Marie. Reveue & corrigée par l'auteur avant son deceds. Et augmentée de la maniere pour dire devotement le Chapelet, & de bien servir la Sainte Vierge.

24mo. [83 x 53 x 25 mm]. [16]ff, 452pp. Bound in England in the second half of the eighteenth century in red goatskin, the covers with a gilt fillet and dog-tooth roll border. The spine divided into four panels with gilt compartments, lettered in the second and third, the first and fourth with an urn and sprigs, the edges of the boards and turn-ins hatched in gilt, plain endleaves, gilt edges. (One small patch of insect activity on the front cover).
Paris: F. Muguet, 1665.

A very good copy of this miniature edition in an attractive and well preserved English binding. COPAC records editions of 1637, 1641, 1644, 1649, 1651, 1666, 1667 and later, but not this one.

Eighteenth century ink signatures of Margaret Salvin of Croxdale, near Durham. Margaret was the fourth daughter of William Salvin of Croxdale Hall, and she married Thomas Riddell of Swinburne Castle in 1790.

Stock no. ebc2560

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