Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo.
Pious Breathings: Being the Meditations of St. Augustine, His Treatise of the Love of God, Soliloquies, and Manual; to which are added Select Contemplations from St. Anselm and St. Bernard. 4th Edition. London: Printed for W. Innys, A. Ward, J and P. Knapton, S. Birt, T. Longman and T. Shewell, D. Browne, J. Clarke, Exchange; J. Hodges, J. Oswald, H. Whitridge, T. Sanders, T. Tyre, J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper, J. Rivington and B. Barker, 1745.
Call Number: (SPL) BR 65 .A8 E6 1745
Special Collections, Golda Meir Library
This devotional volume compiled the meditations of three saints, Augustine, Anselm and Bernard into a portable octavo aimed at a wide readership and sold by many prominent London publishers.
Such cooperative ventures were not uncommon among publishers in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, whereby a small group of publishers could expand their list of available titles without large financial commitments. These arrangements resulted from an increased demand for new and varying titles and the growing prominence of individual booksellers.