THE IMITATION OF CHRIST Thomas A Kempis
Thomas A Kempis was born at Kempen in 1380 and died in 1471. About 1399 he took up his residence in the Augustine monastery of Mount St. Agnes at Zwolle, where he was ordained priest in 1414. His numerous Latin works include a chronicle of his monastery, sermons, hymns, moral treatises, and other writings, but his fame rests entirely upon the celebrated devotional treatise, THE IMITATION OF CHRIST. This work, which appeared anonymously, underwent several revisions, and is divided into four books. It has passed through an enormous number of editions in almost all languages.
LIBRARY OF CLASSICS Introduction by G. F. Maine Illustrated by Douglas Hamilton. London and Glasgow Collins clear-type press. Printed in Great Britain – 382 pages – not dated. Green edged pages to match, marbled boards inside cover and back. 15 x 10 x 1.5 cm
Collins – green leatherette covered softback book with gold title letters on front and spine with decoration. VGC. Gifted name in ink inside front cover dated 1946.
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