Meditations de la seconde annee.

[France, c. 1700.]

Manuscript on paper, 8vo, pp. [xii], 596, [4 blank]; early eighteenth-century French hand, brown ink, approximately 18 lines to a page, running titles, contemporary pagination; a very good specimen in contemporary vellum, leather ties; binding a little shaken and worn, one tie perished.

£750

Approximately:
US $992€877

Add to basket Make an enquiry

Added to your basket:
Meditations de la seconde annee.

Checkout now

Apparently unpublished set of meditations for the Sundays in the Liturgical year running from the seventh to the twenty-fourth week after Pentecost, shedding light on tools and practices put in places in the homiletic art. Themes range from reflections on the Eucharist, to consideration on mortality, on values, on grace, on human capacity for redemption. The meditations are often prompted by the Gospel of the day, lending strength to the notion that this book be a cleric’s personal tool for delivering semi-impromptu homilies: an aide-memoire, a structured repertoire of themes and examples made more convenient by a detailed table of content.

You may also be interested in...

WOOLRYCH, Humphry W.

Memoirs of the Life of Judge Jeffreys, sometime Lord High Chancellor of England.

First edition of a favourable biography of Judge Jeffreys. A jurist, Humphry William Woolrych (1795–1871) published a life of Edward Coke in 1826 and of Jeffreys the following year, as well as legal texts, a few works of poetry, and a novel. The unrepentant style of this near-hagiography causes Fowles to describe him as an ‘evident Tory’.

Read more

SPANISH TRADE WITH THE INDIES [SEVILLE.]

Mercantile contract between Sebastián de Baeza of Seville and Hernán López de Segovia, almost certainly relating to trade with the Indies.

A commercial document from the heyday of Seville’s trade with the Indies. Drawn up for Sebastián de Baeza, a resident of the barrio of San Bartolomé in Seville, the document recapitulates a previous agreement of 25 June 1576 between, on the one hand, Hernán López de Segovia and, on the other, Sebastián de Baeza and two fellow Sevillians, Jorge Bravo and Melchor Pérez de Cervantes (these last apparently in the capacity of witnesses). It is endorsed in a contemporary hand ‘la oblig[acion] hizo Sebastian de baeca a Segobia pasada’, below which a different hand has written ‘= Negozios de yndias’.

Read more