ROBERT BELLARMIN, saint

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ROBERT BELLARMIN, saint

De aeterna felicitate sanctorum libri quinque. Editio secunda. Antwerp, Plantin, Balthasar & John II Moretus, 1617.
In-8, 304 pp. and 16 ff.n.ch.: fawn basane, large cold decoration, formerly silver and gold, large frame with various castors and fillets delimiting a panel decorated with spandrels and a central motif drawn with small irons, traces of ties, smooth spine decorated lengthwise, gilt edges (period binding).
Treatise on the eternal bliss of the saints by Robert Bellarmin (1542-1621), an Italian Jesuit and theologian who was entrusted with the investigation of the famous trials of Giordano Bruno and Galileo. Canonized in 1930, he was proclaimed Doctor of the Church the following year.
Remarkable and fresh Flemish binding of the time.
From the Jean Furstenberg Library, with ex-libris from the Furstenberg-Beaumesnil Foundation.
Some very skillful and discreet restorations to the binding.
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