Lyon: Horace Cardon, 1616. Early edition. Hardcover. pp: (xvi), 392; printer's device on title-page, ruled text borders throughout. Bound in laced vellum, ribbed spine with red leather label, sprinkled edges. With the engraved bookplate of Franz Pollack-Parnau; inner front hinge cracked and holding. 5.5" x 3.25" Very Good. Item #039845
Text in Latin. Bellarmine (1542-1621) was an Italian Jesuit, a Cardinal, and a major figure in the Counter-Reformation. He was canonized in 1930. This book was intended to help ordinary people in their spiritual lives.