1879 LE COMBAT SPIRITUEL - SPIRITUAL MANUAL CATHOLIC CHARITY GOOD WORKS SOUL GOD
LE COMBAT SPIRITUEL (IL COMBATTIMENTO SPIRITUALE)
Book Details + Condition: Librairie Jacques Lecoffre (Paris). 1879. 154 pages. Hardcover, full leather. Marbled endpapers and text block. Written in French. Diminutive volume (5" x 3.5") of one of the most important Catholic spiritual manuals, originally written in Italian by Theatine cleric Lorenzo Scupoli and translated into French by R.P. Brignon, Jesuit. This guidebook emphasizes the importance of good works and charity, and gives examples of common situations and how to manage them in a virtuous way. Hand-painted cover and spine with embossed gilt lettering. An overall firm and clean copy, with tight binding; lightly rubbed corners and edges; interior is clean and free of markings, save faded religious stamp on title page.