La vie miraculeuse de la seraphique et devote Sainte Catherine de Siene: Avec ses divines meditations sur la Passion de Nostre Seigneur, pour chacun jour de la sepmaine.
Blancone, Jean, Translator.
Item Number: 41046
Paris: Chez Nicolas Gasse au mont Sainct Hillaire pres la court d'Albret, c.1609.
Title-page with elaborate engraved historiated border, at the center of which the printed title of the present work has been pasted over an earlier engraved title, as issued. Small woodcut of Catherine on the title page of the third section, p.459. 12mo, contemporary vellum, ink titles to the spine. In very good condition with browning and usual wear, bookplate. This work went through a number of contemporary editions or printings, but all are scarce.
The life of Saint Catherine of Siena, the 14th century tertiary of the Dominican Order and a Scholastic philosopher and theologian, who also worked to bring the papacy of Gregory XI back to Rome from its displacement in France and to establish peace among the Italian city-states. she is one of the two patron saints of Italy, together with St. Francis of Assisi.