Letter from the Earl of Shrewsbury to Ambrose Lisle Phillipps, Esq., Descriptive of the Estatica of Caldaro and the Addolorata of Capriana. Stigmata, 16th Earl of Shrewsbury, John TALBOT.
Letter from the Earl of Shrewsbury to Ambrose Lisle Phillipps, Esq., Descriptive of the Estatica of Caldaro and the Addolorata of Capriana.
Letter from the Earl of Shrewsbury to Ambrose Lisle Phillipps, Esq., Descriptive of the Estatica of Caldaro and the Addolorata of Capriana.
Letter from the Earl of Shrewsbury to Ambrose Lisle Phillipps, Esq., Descriptive of the Estatica of Caldaro and the Addolorata of Capriana.

Letter from the Earl of Shrewsbury to Ambrose Lisle Phillipps, Esq., Descriptive of the Estatica of Caldaro and the Addolorata of Capriana.

London: Charles Dolman, 1841. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. 44pp. + 2 blank leaves. Superb half-leather craft binding by renowned London book-binder, Bernard C. Middleton (1924 - 2019). Fine-grained brown leather over marbled paper boards; two raised bands with gilt title and decorations to spine, decorative gilt rules to border of spine and corners. Two full-page engraved b/w plates on heavy paper. The first edition of this contemporary account of two famous incidents of stigmata: the spontaneously bleeding wounds on hands, feet, or head reminscent of those said to have been suffered by Christ when he was nailed to the cross and forced to wear the crown of thorns. One concerned Maria Domenica Lazzari known as L’Addolorata (the woman of pain) and the other Maria von Moehrl known as L’Estatica (the woman of ecstasy. From the collection of Dr. M. H. Coleman, with his blind-stamped ex-libris seal on the first front blank page. A near-contemporary (January 1842) newspaper clipping quoting correspondence on "A Visit to the Ecstatica and Addolorata of the Tyrol" loosely inserted and a related eleven line owner's note, in very faint brown ink (barely visible but still legible) on the verso of the title-page. Small abrasion on title page, edges a little darkened, else a clean VG+ copy. Item #49809

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