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A KEMPIS, Thomas.

Of the Imitation of Christ.

As translated out of Latin by Richard Whytford... Re-edited into modern English with an Historical Introduction by Wilfrid Raynal.

Published: London: Chatto and Windus, 1908

Stock code: 110646

Price: £550

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A very attractive edition of Thomas à Kempis’s masterpiece, here in a “modernised” version of the popular 16th-century translation by Richard Whitford (or Whytford).

Octavo. Original blind-stamped brown morocco binding with brass clasps in imitation of a late 15th-century German binding, all edges brown, marbled endpapers. Title page printed in blue & black, colour frontispiece and 11 colour plates by William Russell Flint mounted on thick paper (with captioned tissue guards). Spine lightly sunned, one clasp missing, a touch of foxing in places. A very good copy.

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