In a corner with a book

“I have sought after rest in everything; and found it nowhere except in a corner with a book.”

Thomas à Kempis


Right: The Imitation of Christ by the late-medieval monk Thomas à Kempis remained a popular devotional work through the 20th century. This copy from the Bizzell Bible Collection is an early 20th-century edition. A Russian icon from the 17th century is laid into the beautiful Moroccan leather binding. (London: Phillip Allan and Co., 1923; bound by Zaehnsdorf in Levant Morocco.)

Access works of the Bizzell Bible Collection through the History of Science Collections.

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