La bibliotheque des prdicateurs, qui contient les principaux sujets de la morale chrtienne
Vincent Houdry (1631-1729) was a preacher, ascetic writer, and member of the Society of Jesus in Paris. These volumes, written between 1696-1702, are the first 8 volumes of a work that comprised 22 volumes, and a 23rd which was a carefully assembled index for the entire work. Considered a homiletic work, La bibliotheque des pr dicateurs, is intended as background material for the composition of sermons. However, it now represents a significant historical work of Catholic theology.
Publisher: Chez les Freres Bruyset
Date Published: 1731-1734
Place Published: Lyon, France
Condition: Very good
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: First 8 vols. of a 22-vol. set. Tome Premier: 4th ed. xix, 710, p; Tome Second: 723, p; Tome Troisieme: 3rd ed. 734, p; Tome Quatrime: 3rd ed. 613, p; Tome Cinquime: 3rd ed. 616, p; Tome Sixime: 3rd ed. 745, p; Tome Seitme: 3rd ed. 730, p, Tome Huitime: 3rd ed. 749, p. 26 cm full leather bindings with raised bands and gilt on spines. Ex-library with small library labels affixed to lower corners of the front pastedown endpapers and red stamping in upper corners of front endpapers. Bindings show wear from age and use with bumped and torn corners, some soiling, fading to gilt on spine, and tears in the leather, particularly along volume hinges near headcaps and tails. Some browning to pages and waterstaining, mostly near endpapers and early and late quires. Leather cracked along hinge of vols. 2, 6 & 7 but binding remains secure. Pages, for the most part, clean with clear text throughout. French language text. A mix of 3rd and 4th edition volumes as indicated above. Sold "as-is" and subject to additional shipping charges due to weight.