Thomae a Kempis: Opera omnia ad autographia eiusdem emendata : atque etiam tertia fere ex parte nunc aucta, omnia vero in tres tomos distributa: opera ac studio Henrici Sommalij ... Antverpiae, Ex officina typographica Martini Nutij, 1600- 1601, 713 pp., 200 pp. 2 volumes in one, later half-leather binding - considerable wear on the binding. In the front and back a little loose in the binding. The last page is glued on the blank endpaper and is missing a part at the bottom. (see photograph). The back part has been cut tight at the top, without loss of text. Some writing on the first two blank pages, Pretty clean interior.
Very rare edition.
Martinus Nutius or Martin Nuyts was the name of three successive printer-booksellers in 16th and 17th-century Antwerp, active for almost a hundred years from 1540 to 1638.
Martinus Nutius II (1553—1608) was the younger son of Martin Nutius and Marie Borrewater, and younger brother to Philippus Nutius. He became associated with his brother in the family business from 1579, and took it over completely after his brother's death in 1586. He joined the Guild of St Luke in 1587. On 23 April 1589 he married Anna Templaers. Their children were Martin (born 1594), Philippus (born 1597), Maria (born 1601), Michel (born 1603), and Jean-Baptiste (born 1606).[
The printer's device of Martinus Nutius (1515-1558), a Belgian printer. The device features a bird feeding another bird in a nest. Surrounding the image is the Latin inscription PIETAS HOMINI TUTISSIMA VIRTUS (the piety of men is the surest virtue).
An early seventeenth century collected works of Thomas a Kempis (circa 1380-1471), medieval Catholic monk, priest, copyist and author. Kempis is accepted by modern scholars as the author (or at least editor) of The Imitation of Christ, one of Christendom's most beloved devotionals, the text of which is included in this collection,
- Number of Books
- Author/ Illustrator
- Thomas a Kempis
- Book Title
- Opera omnia ad autographia eiusdem emendata.. Rare edition
- Publication year oldest item
- Publication year youngest item
- 1st Edition Thus
- Original language
- Antverpiae, Ex officina typographica Martini Nutij
- Binding/ Material
- Number of pages
- 180×115 mm