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LUDOLPHE LE CHARTREUX.
Vita Christi Cartuxano.
Sevilla, Juan et Jacome Cromberger, 1530-1551. 4 volumes small folio. 8 leaves. 253 leaves. (i.e. 252). + 263 leaves. + 238 leaves. + 8 leaves. 266 leaves. Full brown morocco, gilt spines with nerves, blindstamped boards (later binding). An exceedingly rare collection of the four volumes of the precious translation in Spanish of the "Life of Jesus" by Ludolph the Carthusian, one of the most influential spiritual works of the end of the Middle-Ages. The first work bearing the title of "Life of Jesus", and offering a romanticised and humanised portait of Christ in which the reader was invited to recognize himself. This book was hugely successful since its first Latin edition in 1472, and was translated and printed, already in the 15th century, in French (1487), Portuguese (being the first book printed in Portuguese in 1495) and in Catalan (1495). The present translation in Spanish was probably the most important version because of the determining and durable influence it exerted on Ignatius of Loyola. The founder of Jesuits read it at the age of thirty when performing his spiritual conversion (1521) and he picked out of it the meditation techniques of his Spiritual Exercises. This translation was ordered by Queen Isabel I of Castile to the poet Ambrosio de Montesino (1444-1514). Published for the first time in 1502 in Alcalá de Henares, in a very valuable edition which was also the first book printed in this town, it was reprinted in Sevilla in 1530-1531 by Cromberger, who was associated with the printer of the first edition and had inheritated his printing material. Cromber … [Click Below for Full Description]
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