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Lot 149/0210

SOLD Hammer price: €460, Estimate: €320-450

[Wadding (Fr. Michael)] Godinez (Miguel) Pratica della Theologia Mistica, sm. 8vo Venice 1748. Hf. title, some cont. m/ss owners inscriptions & 2 library stamps on title, cont. full vellum. A very good copy.
* Second Italian edition of Wadding’s posthumous treatise on mystical theology, first published in Latin in 1681. Wadding was born in Waterford in 1591, and was a younger brother of Peter and cousin to the famous Luke Wadding. He studies in Lisbon & Salamanca before entering the Jesuit order in 1610 he went to Mexico as a missionary, and changed his name to Miguel Godinez. He later taught at a series of Jesuit colleges where he compiled his lectures on mystical theology, first published some 40 years after his death. Copac records only two Spanish editions, both in the British Library. This is a very rare volume in any edition. (1)

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