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Illustrated Mexican edition of Spiritual Exercises  

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Ejercicios espirituales de nuestro padre San Ignacio, por el padre Sebastian Izquierdo segun se practican en la Casa de Ejercicios de San Felipe Neri de México

Izquierdo, Sebastian


Impr. de Luis Abadiano y Valdes



[2], xiv, 178 pp. With 12 engraved plates. (8vo) 14.5x10 cm (5¾x4"), period mottled sheep, spine tooled in gilt, morocco lettering piece. 

Scarce Mexican  illustrated edition of the "Spiritual Exercises" of Ignatius of Loyola, the famous treatise, "a series of meditations designed to lead souls to conquer the passions and give themselves to God". The work is introduced and edited by the Spanish theologian Izquierdo from Alcala; and is distinguished by its illustrations, emblematic in character, presenting images as a guide to a life of devotion and meditation. Of particular note are the illustrations of the chapters “Universal Judgment” (p.68), “Hell” (p.77), and “the healthy and good choice" – in which an angel and a demon try to influence the decisions of the man (p.110). The plates are signed "Pavia." OCLC/WorldCat lists only four copies of this 1846 edition. There was an 1838 edition from the same publisher, of 167 pages, also with only four copies listed.

Lot Amendments

Top corner of front cover worn, minor rubbing and wear to spine and other corners; old 5-line ink notation to front flyleaf; very good, quite clean internally.

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