De vita et morib. Ignatii Loiolae : qui Societatem Iesu fundavit : libri III
Maffei, Giovanni Pietro, 1536?-1603
First edition of Giovanni Pietro Maffei, S.J. life of St. Ignatius of Loyola, which remained the standard biography of the founder of the Society of Jesus for many years.
Signatures: [pi]¹ [dagger]¹ A-2C⁴ 2D²Includes index and errataOriginal binding: Bound in dark brown smooth calf (rebacked); lettering on spine in gilt against red leather backgroundConserved binding: Bound in dark brown leather with blind tooling on upper and lower coversEngraved frontispiece portrait of St. Ignatius of Loyola. From the library of Archbishop John Carroll, with his signature on title-page (Jo. Episc. Balt.). Bound with: Vita Beati P. Ignatii Loiolae,Societate Iesu fundatoris. Romae: [s.n.], 1622. The volume has been conserved and digitized. Rebound in blind-tooled dark brown goatskin. Earlier binding of dark brown diapered calf preserved in clamshell with the book.
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