Paradis-Gaertlein Voller Christichen Tugenen...Mit Kupern Gezieret.
Arndt, Johann.

Nuremberg: Peter Conr. Monath, 1739. A rare separately printed edition of Arndt's "The Garden of Paradise," which is often found bound with Sechs Bucher vom Wahrem Christemthum. This edition is not in OCLC or in Landwehr's German Emblem Books 1531-1888, though OCLC does include a record of a Copper-engraved frontisportrait and six full-page emblematic pates, each within a border, accompanied by German verse. With old, light waterstains at lower inner corner of preliminaries, minor toning to binding. A very good copy. Contemporary vellum, ornately tooled with a floral pattern on both covers and spine. A central oval stamp on both covered is tooled in black with the word "Jesus. The binding elements are hand-painted in red, green, yellow and black. The front cover is st Twelvemo. 48]. 458, [22] pp. Index (Item ID: 16506)


Johann Arndt (1555-1621) was a German Lutheran theologian who wrote several works of a devotional nature, inspired by St. Bernard, Johannea Tayler and Thomas à Kempis. His principal work is Sechs Böcher vom Wahren Christentumntum or Four Books on True Christianity (1605-10), which was translated into many European languages and served as a foundation for other devotional works, both Roman Catholic and Protestant. The present work, translated into English as The Garden of Paradise, was first published in 1612. Both works were widely read over a period of two centuries. Arndt's writings influenced John Wesley

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