The Society of Jesus 1548–1773.

[London], Quaritch, 2006.

4to (250 x 190 mm), pp. [192], with numerous black and white illustrations; blue cloth, pictorial dust-jacket.

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This is a catalogue of books by Jesuit authors and works relating to the Society of Jesus published between 1548, when Ignatius of Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises was first printed, and 1773, when the Society was suppressed. It includes an historical introduction by Alastair Hamilton, Arcadian Visiting Research Professor, Warburg Institute, University of London. Originally issued as our Catalogue 1226 in 1996, The Society of Jesus has been unobtainable for many years and has become sought after as a reference work. To meet this demand it has now been reprinted, in hardback, in an edition of 200 copies.

ISBN-10: 0 9550852 1 7.

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