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Title: Novena del Angelico Doctor Santo Thomas de Aquino
Publication Info: Santa Fe de Bogota : C.B. Espinosa, C. Nicomedes Lora, 1815.

Summary: This novena, or a prayer booklet, includes prayers and recitations attributed to Thomas Aquinas. This novena also has an engaging visual cover: floral patterns wrapped around the novena booklet in thin, wallpaper like covering that is folded and glued around the corners to stick to the booklet. It is colorful and appears hand painted.
Historical Notes: This novena is an example of the importance of religious topics in early printing in nineteenth-century Colombia. The text provides prayers, poems, and recitations by the well-known Thomas Aquinas. Further, the Confraternidad de Santisimo Rosario paid for the compilation and publication of this novena. The involvement of a local religious order in the publication of this novena reveals the engagement of local ecclesiastical offices with the rise of early printing.

Subject(s): Early printed books -- Colombia -- 19th century
Printing presses -- Colombia -- 19th century
Catholic Church -- Colombia -- Novenas -- 19th century

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: NA
Record Number: 637