Imitation of Christ & Contempt for World 1682 Valencia Spain rare vellum bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Religion, Christianity, 17th Century Books, Vellum Book Bindings).
Los Quatro Libros De La Imitacion de Christo y Menosprecio del Mundo.
Published 1682, Valencia by Bernardo Nogues.
371 pages. Text in Spanish. Small chapter woodcuts. Index at rear. A small pocket sized book.
Period full vellum binding, hand lettered title and date on spine. Binding displays typical wear, wrinkling, and signs of handling, but remains tight and sound. Text block clean and tight, largely free of age spotting, some light old damp staining to fore edges of some early pages.
Book opens to title page.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 4" H x 3" W.