The Lives of Ange de Joyeuse and Benet Canfield
by Jacques Brousse, edited from Robert Rookwood's translation of 1623 by T. A. Birrell
The Catholic Book Club, 1959, hardcover, dustjacket,
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, pages age-toned, dustjacket age toning to front and back endpapers, dustjacket has a little shelf wear with small chips to edges, minor markings to cover (see photographs)
'Baroque Hagiography can be rather a rich dish to swallow - ornate rhetoric, pios ejaculations, ponderous periods. Fortunately, the contemporary English translation of these two seventeenth century lives, here reproduced in a mildly modernised version, flavours the richness with a certain lively tang. Add to this two stories extremely interesting in themselves, and you have an historical document which is more than that alone.