The Life of Saint Francis of Assisi

John Henry Nash Book
The Life of Saint Francis of Assisi
St. Bonaventura
John Henry Nash
Place of Printing:
San Francisco, CA
Date of Printing:
Folio. 15.75 x 9.75 inches
McCune Location:
Sh. 12 Nash #3

Author and Commentators

St Bonaventura (ca 1217-1274). Italian. Cardinal Bishop of Albano. Canonized in 1842. Declared a Doctor of the Church in 1588. Bonaventura was originally named Giovanni di Fidanza but was given the name Bonaventura (“good fortune”) after he was cured from a serious childhood illness by the intercession of St. Francis of Assissi. Bonaventura entered the Franciscan order in 1243. He was noted as a theologian and philosopher.

Emma Gurney Salter (1875-1967). Translator. British historian and writer.


William Wilke (1879-1958). Born in San Francisco, he was an artist, illustrator and etcher.

The Book

#230 of 385 copies. Drawings by William Wilke. Approximately 46 pages of text. Marbled boards. Title, running heads, chapter headings, paragraph numbers, colophon, and ornaments at head of title and colophon printed in red. Double columns of text. Pages ruled in green, printed in black and orange. Woodcut initials by William Wilke. Printed on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the disaster of the San Francisco fire and earthquake of 1906.


The Life of Saint Francis of Assisi.

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