Libro de la Vida y Martyrio de la Divina Virgen y Martyr Sancta Ines.

Martinez (Fr. Eugenio)

Libro de la Vida y Martyrio de la Divina Virgen y Martyr Sancta Ines.

Description: FIRST EDITION, woodcut device on title, irregular, sometimes quite pronounced, browning, small worm hole petering out by signature K, touching some letters in the preliminaries, but marginal thereafter, ff. [viii], 305, [7, Index], small 8vo, marbled wrappers of uncertain date (not recent), brand on top edges, numbers and letters on the fore-edge

Publication Details: Alcalá de Henares: Hernan Ramirez, 1592

Notes: Much of the little that is known about the Cistercian Martinez's life is derived from this book. The colophon tells us that the present work was finished (i.e. composition thereof) on the 18th September 1584, when the author was 25 years and 2 months old. A full-blown hagiography of St. Agnes, replete, Palau tells us, with tall stories and extravaganza (patrañas y extravigancias). St. Agnes, the patron saint of chastity, gardeners, girls, engaged couples, rape survivors, virgins, and the Children of Mary. Not a slim volume by any means, this copy was once part of a Sammelband, which, to judge...more

Bibliography: (Palau 154299)

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Price: £2,500

Subject: Theology

Published Date: 1592

Stock Number: 62623

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