14. Jean Croiset’s Christian Prayers

Jean Croiset (1656–1738), Orazioni cristiane, ovvero tutti gli esercizi ordinarj del cristiano con un ristretto di sua fede del rev. Padre Giovanni Croiset (Bassano: Giambattista Remondini, 1749), 387 pages.
Private Collection

Translated from French, this mid-century collection of prayers from the Remondini is entirely typical of the firm’s religious offerings. As a prolific, widely published author, the Jesuit Jean Croiset had already established himself as a respected, popular authority, and thus publishing this spiritual text in Italian must have seemed a promising business venture.