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Saint Bridget of Sweden
The Revelations of Saint Bridget of Sweden (c.1611)
Antwerp: Petri Belleri, 1611. Written over the span of decades by two confessors, The Revelations of Saint Bridget of Sweden document the prophecies, sermons, and life of its namesake and patron saint of Europe. Saint Bridget's prophecies include the coming anti-christ, the fall of the French empire, and the apocalypse. This copy was printed in Antwerp in 1611 by the son and widow of the printer Petri Belleri in collaboration with another printing house belonging to Joannes Keerbergius. The drawings were created by the famous draughtsman, Peter de Jode, who specialized in religious and devotional images for books. The pages were likely bound in Germany or Austria where the book most likely remained through the second world war. This was determined by markings and bookplates on the inside cover which show that the book previously resided in the library of an 18th century lawyer by the name of G.J de Bridoul. The book was later purchased in the 19th century by an unknown purchaser with the last name "Geller" for 10 Groschen and then sold again in the early 20th century in Munich to the well-known collector and book dealer, Robert Wolfve, whose rare and antiquarian book business is still operating to this day. It's likely that this book was either purchased or taken as a souvenir by an American soldier during the second world war. All pages are intact without any rips or damage to the pages. The book has been rebound with contemporary rope, probably at the beginning of the 20th century, which has allowed it to remain sturdy during its travels. I am happy to provide more images … [Click Below for Full Description]
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