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Pia Desideria

Herman Hugo's Pia desideria, a spiritual emblem book published in Antwerp in 1624, was the most popular religious devotional book of the seventeenth century. It went through 42 Latin editions and was widely translated up to the 18th century. The work indicating three paths to salvation, through purification, illumination and union. It consisted of a series of 45 emblems by Bolswert with accompanying verses by Hugo, subjects for meditation on the theme of spiritual love.

Pia Desideria

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    Pia desideria lib. iii. ad Vrbanum VIII

    Editio 6. emendata

    Liber primus, Gemitus animae poenitentis

    Liber secundus, Vota animae sanctae

    Liber tertius, Suspiria animae amantis.

    Author: Hermannus Hugo [Herman Hugo]

    Publisher: Apud Henricum Aertssens [Hendrik Aertssens]

    Antverpiae  [Antwerpen]


    Language: Latin

    Binding: Leather

    Pages: [32], 442, [4] p.

    Size: 14,5 x 10 x 3,5 cm

  • Description copy

    Full leather binding, engraved title page, coat of arms, 45 copperplate emblems by Boëce van Bolswert

'Het zou mooi zijn boeken te kopen als we de tijd om ze te lezen erbij konden kopen, maar meestal verwart men het kopen van boeken met het toe-eigenen van de inhoud ervan.'

Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)

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