Venice: Gioliti, 1586.
First Edition. Hardcover (Vellum). Good Condition. Item #043210
The first edition in Italian of this biography of Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuits (d. 1556, beatified 1609). Full contemporary vellum, worn, discolored, splitting at the spine ends, title worn and browned, dampstain to last section, a few small wormtrails, scattered foxing and staining, first section loose. (xlii), 589, (2) pp.
The first biography of Loyola,first published in 1572 in Latin, Ribadenera claimed that his only miracle was the creation of the Jesuits, a fact he later modified in a 1609 work in support of Loyola's canonization. First Italian ed.. Size: Octavo (8vo). Previous owner's signature in ink. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Religion & Theology. Inventory No: 043210.