Title: La Regle du Pere S. Benoist.Avec l'Abrege de la vie...
Publisher: Pierre de Bats, rue S. Jacques, proche la Fontaine saint Severin; l'Image S. Francois, A Paris.
Publication Date: 1715
Condition: Very Good
32mo. 173, , 16, , 101, 107,  pages; paginated separately (front pastedown endpaper worn, title page with inoffensive old ink scribble). Hand coloured portrait tailpiece of Benedict on page 173. Contemporary ownership inscription of Mr Cigaudiere & Celestine Goubier on front and rear free endpapers respectively. All edges red. 54 x 89 mm. Contemporary brown calf (slightly rubbed, corners worn). The Rule of St Benedict is a directory for spiritual and practical monastic life that has remained relevant for over 1500 years. In the Rule, ownership, even of the smallest thing, is forbidden. Not in Bondy, Spielmann nor Welsh. WorldCat locates a single copy, in Utrecht. A rare and early miniature book. Seller Inventory # 5277