Saint Austin Press, 1999, first edition. Father Jerome Bertram (trans). Hardback, condition: used very good. Dj very good, not price clipped, shelf wear particularly to upper edge and corners. Book, very good+, yellow cloth boards, silver lettering, binding tight, pages clean and bright. A complete and unabridged translation of this key text from John Cassian (c360 – 435 AD), Bishop of Marseilles. Cassian's teachings were one of the major influences on St Benedict and were written as practical guidelines on the monastic life. The work is in two sections, both of which provide practical and hopeful advice for the living of a Christian life.