Abbey Antiquarian Books[Abbey Logo]

119 Northwick Business Centre
Blockley, Moreton-in-Marsh
Glos. GL56 9RF, UK

tel:  +44 1386 701133     e-mail:

Browse Books by Catalogue:
1. Antiquarian (before 1700)
2. Antiquarian (1700-1900)
3. Children's Books (before 1900)
4. Children's Books (after 1900)
5. Pop-ups and Movables
6. Paper Dolls
7. Bewick and Woodengraving
8. Fable and Emblem Books
9. Art and Collecting
10. Biography
11. Classics (Greek/Latin)
12. Cookery
13. Crime Fiction
14. English Topography
15. Fiction
16. History
17. Medical
18. Military
19. Natural History
20. Poetry
21. Religion
22. Royalty
23. Science and Technology
24. Sport
25. Travel
26. Foreign Language Books.

Catalogue of Antiquarian Books (before 1700)

Order this Book:  click here to make your purchase through our secure server now.

In our Catalogue this is Booknumber V68732

Author Scupoli,Lorenzo) translated into Latin by Lorich Jodocus
Title PUGNA SPIRITUALIS tractatus Tractatus vere aureus de Perfectione, vitae Christianae, Ab incognito, sed pio & docto viro primum Italice Scriptus: dein ab alio item incognito in Germanicam linguam versus; Demum Latine redditus. A. R. D. Iod. Lorichio.
PlacePub Lugduni (ie Lyon, France)
Publisher Claud Cayne
Date 1643
Description 16mo newer roan blindtooled with red gilt lettered spine label. Titlepage +(13pp=dedications) +(1p blank) +(8pp=contents) +(7p=license and approbations) +(1p blank) +216pp Ownership Richard Wright to Titlepage some damp marks throughout, most but not all marginal. Two small areas of rubbing to Titlepage one causing a 3mm hole to a unprinted area of the page. Last page is edge frayed but nowhere near the printed area. A few corners turned down and a few creases and a few other signs of use. The original rear endpaper is glued to the new endpaper for 1cm along the gutter. It shows that Richard Loughnane Boytonwrath owned the book in 1825. The original author was Italian but seems to be unknown as the title calls him "incognito" however the British Library attributes the work to Lorenzo Scupoli also called Lorentino (or Laurentius) Scupolo. It was then translated into German by an unnamed translator and from there into Latin by Lorich. Still reprinted well into the 19th century this is an early edition of this Catholic guide to spiritual perfection in life.
Booknumber V68732
Price Price: GBP 75.00 or USD 105.00
Picture [No Picture Available]

Send us an enquiry about this Book:                     Visa MC

Order this Book:  click here to make your purchase through our secure server now.

Thank you for visiting

John and Anne Adye