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Evangelical Poverty, Exemplified in the Life of Our Blessed Saviour and His Apostles. In Two Parts. The First, Shewing What That Poverty is. The Second, How it May be Obtained
Printed and Sold by Joseph Downing. LEATHER BOUND. B003TVLZ5Q 1708 first edition 'Printed and sold by Joseph Downing in Bartholomew-Close near West-Smithfield' (London), 4 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches tall orange cloth over leather spine, gilt lettering and ruling to spine, xlii, 300, [4] pp. Covers somewhat rubbed, especially to tips. Title page lightly soiled to margins. Foxing to blank rear endpaper. Otherwise, a very good copy - clean, bright and unmarked - of this rare first edition. The English Short Title Catalog (No. T121738) locates copies at only three institutions worldwide - the British Library, Chetham's Library in Manchester and the National Library of Scotland - to which ESTC (No. 315514378) adds Haverford College Library in Pennsylvania. A translation, according to the subtitle of this work, 'from the High Dutch,' apparently by Anton Wilhelm Bohme (1673-1722), a German Lutheran royal chaplain at St. James's Palace in London known as an author and translator. A copy was said to have been in the library of English poet John Byrom (1692-1763), for whom Tauler was influential (Ward, Sacred Poems of John Byrom, Chetham Society 1895, p.383). A handsome copy of this rare translation. ~LR1~ Johannes Tauler (circa 1300-1361) was a German mystic, a Catholic preacher and a theologian. A disciple of Meister Eckhart, he belonged to the Dominican order. Tauler was known as one of the most important members of the Rhineland Mystics. He promoted a certain neo-platonist dimension in the Dominican spirituality of his time. . Very Good. 1708. First Edition.
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