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    Thomas à Kempis. The Christian's Pattern: or, A Treatise of the Imitation of Jesus Christ. In Four Books. Written Originally in Latin by Thomas à Kempis. Now Render'd into English. To Which are added Meditations and Prayers, for Sick Persons by George Stanhope, D. D... London: Printed by M. Roberts, for D. Brown, without Temple Bar, et. al., 1704.

    Fourth edition. Twelvemo. [15], 339, [two page advertisement], 46 pages. Five engraved plates.

    Gorgeously rebound in later black leather with simple decorations and rules in green and spine titles in gilt inside five raised bands. All edges red. Floral decorative endpapers. Some minor rubbing to green and gilt. Minimal bottom edge wear. Scattered minor foxing, mainly at the endpapers. Near fine condition. An attractive and clean copy of a scarce book.

    "An expression of the mystical German-Dutch school of the fifteenth century and intended for monks and anchorites, the book has become one of the greatest spiritual forces in the life of Christians of all denominations. Its purpose is to instruct the soul in Christian perfection." (Printing and the Mind of Man 143)

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