Recusant printing (1617 - 1622)

St Francis de Sales

An introduction to a deuoute life composed in Frenche and translated into Englisg [sic], by I.Y.

Published: [Saint-Omer, C. Boscard for] Iohn Heigham

Date: 1617 - 1622

12mo, 301, 300-695, [11] p. , title is engraved. Corner of title made up, just touching the line frame, corner torn (but present and replaceable) at L1, last leaf defective, touching a fewe letters but with no loss of sense (mounted), later vellum

STC 11320a; A&R 341. All editions printed in the lifetime of the saint (1567-1622) are scarce.. This appears to be the sixth of such English editions, each known in a handful of copies. We trace just one at auction in the last 50 years.


later vellum


Offered by Sevin Seydi Rare Books