"Of the Imitation of Christ" by Thomas A Kempis and illustrated by William Russell Flint
Chatto & Windus, London - 1908 first UK edition (in the original deluxe vellum binding) - 278p, 20cmx15cm - signed by W. Russell Flint on bottom of title page - condition: very good, minor rubbing to original vellum boards, but illustrations on boards are still brightly gilded, some page foxing, all tipped-in plates are present.
Thomas à Kempis's masterpiece, in a somewhat modernized version of the popular 16th-century translation by Richard Whytford, with the illustrations of William Russell Flint. . The Imitation is perhaps the most widely read Christian devotional work next to the Bible, and is regarded as a devotional and religious classic. Its popularity was immediate, and it was printed 745 times before 1650. Apart from the Bible, no book has been translated into more languages than the Imitation of Christ at the time. The text is divided into four books, which provide detailed spiritual instructions: "Helpful Counsels of the Spiritual Life", "Directives for the Interior Life", "On Interior Consolation" and "On the Blessed Sacrament".
Personal inscription by W. Russell Flint on title page in pencil: "W. Russell Flint - My first "Colour" Book". An unique opportunity to purchase a handsigned copy of his first major coloured illustrated book, especially in the deluxe binding.
Provenance: Sothebys Rare Book Sale London Dec 2020.
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- Illustriert, Literatur
- Autor/ Illustrator
- William Russell Flint, Thomas A Kempis
- Of the Imitation of Christ (deluxe binding with gift inscription by W. Russell Flint)
- Sehr gut
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- Anzahl der Seiten
- 20×15 cm