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Subject is exactly "Imitatio Christi"
The most popular private devotional tract of the fifteenth century, bound in Bavaria and owned by the Augustinian canons of St. Nicolaus, Passau. Chancery octavo, 114 x 106 mm. Single column, 22 lines.
This notably extravagant binding is the work of an unknown binder employed by Napoleon III (1808–1873). It is heavily decorated, using nearly every nineteenth-century technique of moulding and tooling. This binding is copy number 89 of 103 of…
This copy of the Imitatio Christi has an inscription by a librarian that lists the contents and states that this book was donated to the Carthusian monastery of St. Margaretental in Basel.
Christian devotional literature emphasizing ethical living and the nurturing of Christ-like inner spirituality.
Extract of John Wesley's translation of the Imitatio Christi.
The Imitatio Christi ("Imitation of Christ") is the most widely read Christian text after the Bible, and the most popular fifteenth-century text read today.
First edition of the Imitatio Christi. The Imitatio Christi is the classic expression of the Devotio Moderna, or "modern devotion," a movement that responded to the widespread need for deepened spiritual life in the years before the Reformation. It…
This Venetian edition of 1486 is one of many that attribute the Imitatio Christi to Jean Gerson (1363-1429) in the incipit preceding the text. Here, the blank space for the initial Q has been illuminated with gold leaf and handsome vegetal decoration…
This Parisian edition of the Imitatio Christi shows Christ on the Cross surrounded by his followers and Roman soldiers. In the space on the woodcut for an inscription is a prayer that would earn the reader an indulgence.
In this engraved frontispiece for this edition of the Imitatio Christi, Thomas à Kempis kneels in devotion before the Virgin Mary and Christ Child.
Miniature edition with an engraved frontispiece of Christ carrying his cross up the hill on which he will be crucified.