Lisboa: Livraria Sa da Costa, (1939). Hardcover. Small octavo in blue stamped and gilted blue cloth boards; 2 p. leaves xi-xxxi, 259 p. : front. (port.) ; 19 cm. A legitimately deaccessioned ex-library copy with very minimal markings (from a graduate seminar library ; never circulated). Near Fine thus with light rubbing to a few areas of edges. Item #15283
In Portuguese. Uncommon in cloth. Series: Coleccao de classicos Sa da Costa. "Antonio da Fonseca Soares (Antonio das Chagas) (1631 -1682) was a Portuguese Franciscan and ascetical writer. Having entered the Portuguese army as a common soldier, he was forced to flee to Bahia in Brazil, as the result of a duel. There he led a dissolute life, but was converted through the writings of Louis of Granada. Having returned to Portugal, he continued to lead his former life of dissipation, until in 1662 he was taken with a grievous illness. On his recovery he hastened to fulfill his promise, and was admitted into the Franciscan Order in May of the same year, receiving in religion the name of Antonio das Chagas. He died leaving a great part of his writings still unpublished." -- Wikipedia. || Catholicism ; Brazil ; Asceticism ; Spiritual life -- Catholic Church. Vie spirituelle -- Eglise catholique.
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