THE SCHOOL OF HEAVEN

Neueröffnete Himmels-Schule, in welcher aus zwölf, als so vielen Theilen vorgesetzten Lehrpunkten verschiedene Andachts und Tugendsübungen eine christliche Seele zu erlernen hat … zum allgemeinen Nutzen herausgegeben von P. Martialis Keller, Benediktiner in dem Reichsgotteshause Ottobayern.

Augsburg, Matthäus Riegers, 1793.

8vo, pp. [32], 781, [3]; with 17 full-page engravings included in pagination, title in red and black; small loss to lower corner of A3 touching a few letters (neatly repaired), some offsetting from engravings, a little light foxing; very good in contemporary red morocco, gilt border to covers incorporating vine leaves and bunches of grapes, floral cornerpieces, central Maltese Cross composed from green morocco onlay with gilt edges and corner ornaments, spine gilt in compartments, gilt edges partly gauffered, pale green endpapers; a little wear to extremities; ink inscription to rear endpaper ‘Maria Theresia Prinz der kath: Vorstadt Isny im Mai 1835'.

£500

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US $610€560

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Neueröffnete Himmels-Schule, in welcher aus zwölf, als so vielen Theilen vorgesetzten Lehrpunkten verschiedene Andachts und Tugendsübungen eine christliche Seele zu erlernen hat … zum allgemeinen Nutzen herausgegeben von P. Martialis Keller, Benediktiner in dem Reichsgotteshause Ottobayern.

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Rare later edition of this educational and devotional work by the Bavarian Benedictine Martialis Keller, containing prayers, exercises, and points of doctrine, and illustrated with attractive engravings, this copy in a contemporary local binding.

Divided into twelve parts, the Newly-opened School of Heaven provides the reader with morning and evening prayers; prayers for Mass and Communion; prayers to the Blessed Sacrament, the Trinity, Christ, the Virgin Mary, Joseph, and numerous saints; and prayers for Advent, Christmas, New Year, Lent, Easter, and Pentecost, as well as for ‘the consolation of poor souls in Purgatory’. The frontispiece portrays the Electress of Bavaria, to whom the work is dedicated, while the other engravings show, for example, King David sleeping, the Trinity, the Nativity, the Resurrection, Joseph with the infant Jesus, St John of Nepomuk, St Anthony of Padua, and St Anne.

No copies traced in the UK or US. Not in VD18.

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