Skip to content

Biblio logo: Used, Rare and Collectible Books for Sale

Pratique Des Exercices Spirituels, Tirée Des Oevvres de Sainte Gertrvde. Vtile & profitable à l’Ame devote, qui desire s’avancer à la perfection. Avec plusieurs   Meditations & salutaires enseignmens, tant pour les personnes seculieres... by  Saint the Great Gertrude - Virtues of Saint Gertrude the Great an Extremely Rare Edition. N - 1668 - from Calix Books (SKU: biblio12)

Pratique Des Exercices Spirituels, Tirée Des Oevvres de Sainte Gertrvde. Vtile & profitable à l’Ame devote, qui desire s’avancer à la perfection. Avec plusieurs Meditations & salutaires enseignmens, tant pour les personnes seculieres...

Click for full-size.

Pratique Des Exercices Spirituels, Tirée Des Oevvres de Sainte Gertrvde. Vtile & profitable à l’Ame devote, qui desire s’avancer à la perfection. Avec plusieurs Meditations & salutaires enseignmens, tant pour les personnes seculieres...: Very Rare Edition on the life of Saint Gertrude- No copies available

by Gertrude, Saint the Great

  • Used
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Occasional fox, mispagination and some tears in original vellum with ties.
Seller
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Swampscott, Massachusetts
Item Price:
$1,800.00
$4.50 shipping to USA
Standard Delivery: 7 to 14 days

More Shipping Options
Ask Seller a Question

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal

About This Item

Gertrude the Great, Saint. (1256-1302) Pratiqve Des Exercices Spiritvels, Tirée Des Oevvres de Sainte Gertrvde. Vtile & profitable à l'Ame devote, qui desire s'avancer à la perfection. Avec plusieurs

Meditations & salutaires enseignmens, tant pour les personnes seculieres, que pour la Profession Religieuse, & la renovation des Vœux. Nouvelle Edition, reveuë, corrigée, & mise en la pureté de nostre langue.

Et enrichie de plusieurs figures en taille douce. Paris: Chez Iean Covterot, ruë S. Iacques, au petit Iesus, prés les Mathurins, 1668. An extremely rare book. No copies found in any of the libraries. Copies of Jean Couterot's works only hold small numbers in libraries across the world. His publications were very small runs and a limited number have survived.

Saint Gertrude the Great:

8vo, 5.94 x 3.25 in. a8, e2, A-Z8/4, Aa-Zz4/8; lacking the engraved frontispiece (of Saint Gertrude), but with twenty one full-paged engravings, and four full-paged engraved tables. The engraving on page 272 is mistakenly printed upside down. This copy is in very good condition internally, without stains or browning. Some of the corners toward the end are a bit curled, but this is very minor. The binding is contemporary limp parchment with ties, and is also in good condition. The bookplate of the Maison des Oiseaux of Paris is pasted inside the front board. "In the 'Exercises' we have the saint at her best. They were written for her Sisters in religion and we feel she has here a free hand unhampered by the deep humility which made it so repugnant for her to disclose favors personal to herself. The 'Exercises,' which are seven in number, embrace the work of the purification and sanctification of the soul from the reception of baptismal grace to the preparation for death. Her glowing language deeply impregnated with the liturgy and Scriptures exalts the soul imperceptibly to the heights of contemplation. […] Her writings are also colored by the glowing richness of that Teutonic genius which found its most congenial expression in symbolism and allegory. The spirit of Saint Gertrude, which is marked by freedom, breadth, and vigor, is based on the Rule of Saint Benedict. Her mysticism is that of all the great contemplative workers of the Benedictine Order from Saint Gregory to Blosius. Hers, in a word, is that ancient Benedictine spirituality which is simply the spirit of the Church." (CE) The engraved illustrations printed in this edition are quite entrancing. One scene depicts Christ and Mary Magdalene entering the Garden of Gesthamene, while in the background in a different garden there are two pan-like devils dancing, a crowned skeleton, and a serpent wrapped around a tree. In another the soul is depicted as a little castle whose steps are religion, hope, and faith. Birds holding banners with problematic or sinful actions are assaulting the castle. A peacock is perched on its balcony. Several other engravings are more involved, with many layers of meaning, which in some cases are organized to serve as memorization guides.

Equally as interesting are the four engraved tables. A table is provided for recording one's faults, including, vain sadness, temper, envy, sensuality, vanity in habits, and others.

Reviews

Review this book and you'll be entered for a chance to win $50!

(Log-in or create an account first!)

You're rating the book as a work, not the seller or the specific copy you purchased!

Details

Bookseller
Calix Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
biblio12
Title
Pratique Des Exercices Spirituels, Tirée Des Oevvres de Sainte Gertrvde. Vtile & profitable à l’Ame devote, qui desire s’avancer à la perfection. Avec plusieurs Meditations & salutaires enseignmens, tant pour les personnes seculieres...
Author
Gertrude, Saint the Great
Format/binding
8vo nice condition original vellum
Book condition
Used - Occasional fox, mispagination and some tears in original vellum with ties.
Quantity available
1
Edition
Virtues of Saint Gertrude the Great an Extremely Rare Edition. N
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Chez: Covterot, Jean
Place of Publication
Paris
Date published
1668
Keywords
Very Rare Edition, Gertrude Saint, Saint Gertrude
Bookseller catalogs
Bibles, pslaters and missals; Rare Books;
Size
8vo

Terms of Sale

Calix Books

30 day return guarantee, with full refund including original shipping costs for up to 30 days after delivery if an item arrives misdescribed or damaged.

About the Seller

Calix Books

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Biblio.com member since: 2012
Swampscott, Massachusetts
Ask Seller a Question

About Calix Books

Calix Books is an on-line bookstore offering a wide range of books and ephemera. We do have specialty areas, for example, early Americana as well as rare religious works dating back to the 13th century, including a selection of Books of Hours.

Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

Parchment
Pages or book covering made from a prepared animal skin. Parchment describes any animal skin used for books, while vellum is a...[more]
bookplate
Highly sought after by some collectors, a book plate is an inscribed or decorative device that identifies the owner, or former...[more]

Frequently Asked Questions

This Book’s Categories

tracking-