An introduction to a devout life By Francis Sales Bishop and Prince of Geneva. Together with a summary of his life, and a collection of his choisest maximes, now added to this last edition

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Published by [s.n.] in Printed at Paris .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Maxims -- Early works to 1800,
  • Meditations -- Early works to 1800,
  • Christian life -- Early works to 1800

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Book details

GenreEarly works to 1800
SeriesEarly English books, 1641-1700 -- 2444:1
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination[24], 423, [9] p
Number of Pages423
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15435363M

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