Imitatio Christi. Italian.
Florence : Antonio di Bartolommeo Miscomini, 22 July 1493.
On the attribution to Thomas à Kempis see A. Ampe, L'Imitation de Jésus-Christ et son auteur (Roma, 1973) and R.R. Post, The Modern Devotion (Leiden, 1968) pp.520-536 (CIBN).
Contemporary Italian (Florence?) blind-tooled brown leather over thin wooden boards. Gilt and gauffered edges. 2 shell catches, clasps missing.with shell clasp catches.
Imitazione di Gesu Cristo
[likely Richard Fisher (1908-1890), through inheritance to:] R.C. Fisher (b. 1841); his sale, Sotheby's, 21 May 1906, lot 574, collection bought en bloc before sale by: C.W. Dyson Perrins, armorial and round booklabels, no. 71 (front pastdown); his sale, Sotheby's, pt. 1, 17 June 1946, lot 8; Pierpont Morgan Library, presented by New York Public Library, August 1946.