MAFFEI, GIUSEPPE PIETRO [IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA]. 'DE VITA ET MORIBUS DIVI IGNATII LOJOLAE, QUI SOCIETATEM JESU FUNDAVIT. LIBRI III...' PADUA: APUD JOSEPHUM COMINUM, 1727
1,500 - 2,500 USD
- 'De vita et moribus divi Ignatii Lojolae, Qui Societatem Jesu fundavit. Libri III...' Padua: Apud Josephum Cominum, 1727
- paper, ink, leather
8vo (6 9/16 x 4 1/4 in.; 166 x 108mm). Engraved portrait of Ignatius of Loyola (bound after index), woodcut historiated chapter, initials, head- and tailpieces, large woodcut arms to colophon; minor foxing, Jesuit library stamp to title-page. Full green morocco, covers elaborately bordered with gilt scroll, greek key, and floral motifs, spine with raised bands in six compartments, each with repeat overall gilt floral pattern, all edges gilt and gauffered, decorative endpapers; minor rubbing to extremities.
Christie's Rome, 14 December 1999, lot 121
Brunet VI, 21398; De Backer-Sommervogel V-297
A biography of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit order, by the Italian philosopher and theologian Giuseppe Comino. Covers the the beginnings of the Jesuit order, and includes a preface by Giuseppe Rocco Volpi.