Abstract

Abstract:

This article examines how the Moretus family of printer-publishers in Antwerp quickly assumed control of the distribution of Nadal’s famous Adnotationes et meditationes in evangelia and accompanying Imagines. The sale of both parts of this work is traced over more than fifty years. The ways in which the market for Nadal’s publications burgeoned in the early seventeenth century and ultimately declined by the 1630s are documented. Essential throughout is the great diversity in the demand for these works. For amidst the exceptionally wide-spread, international interest in these works, there was a significant, as yet unrecognized demand for plain copies of the Adnotationes, without any accompanying illustrations. Hence, new insights are given for discussions of the actual spiritual and visual influence exerted by these remarkable publications in the decades immediately following their publication.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1744-8581
Print ISSN
0024-2160
Pages
pp. 307-339
Launched on MUSE
2019-09-26
Open Access
No
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