Lot 23 of 515:
Letters of Juan De Avila 1590  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$168
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Lettere Spirituali Del Dottor Giovanni Avila Predic. Ne L'andaluzia; Tradotte Di Lingua Spagnola Nella Toscana Dal Rever. Padre Maestro Timoteo Botonio
Author:
Avila, Juan De
Place:
Firenze
Publisher:
Filippo Giunt
Date:
1590
Description:

[6], 850, [20] pp.  Full page engraved plate of crucifixion, woodcut initials. (12mo) 16½x10", period vellum, title inked on spine.

With the decorative bookplate of Carlo Migliorini. A loose sheet from the period with manuscript notes is laid in. John of Ávila was a Spanish priest, preacher, scholastic author, and religious mystic, who has been declared a saint and Doctor of the Church by the Catholic Church. He is called the "Apostle of Andalusia", for his extensive ministry in that region.

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Condition:
Fair amount of wear and some staining to vellum, remnants of label on spine; wormholing to title page with no loss to text, interior sound with scattered light staining and foxing; very good.
 
Item number:
309040
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