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Jesuit missions in China, Japan and Brazil

ABREU, Sebastiao d'. Vida, e virtudes do Admiravel Padre Joam Cardim da Companhia de Jesu Portuguez natural de Vianna de Alentejo.
Évora, University Press, 1659. 4to. With engraved frontispiece portrait of the Jesuit João Cardim. Contemporary goatskin parchment. [14], [2 blank], 440, [8] pp. Full description
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The Chinese Rites Controversy

[ALEXANDRE, Noël]. Apologia de' Padri Domenicani missionarii della China, overo rispostra al libro del P. le Tellier Giesuita intitolato Desesa de' nuovi cristiani, ed alla Dichiarazione del Padre Le Gobien della medesima compagnia.
Including: Documenta controversiam missionarum apostolicorum imperii sinici de cultu praefertim Confucii philosophi, & progenitorum defunctorum spectantia...
Cologne, heirs of Cornelis d'Egmond, 1699. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. Contempary vellum. 613 [= 495], [1]; 193, [3] pp. Full description
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Images of the world in first edition, from the library of Joseph Fesh (1763-1839)

COLLEGIUM SOCIETATIS JESU. Typus mundi in quo eius calamitates et pericula nec non divini, humanique amoris antipathia. Emblematice propuntur a RR.C.S.I.A.
Antwerp, Jan Cnobbaert, 1627. 12mo. With an engraved title-page and 33 full-page engraved emblems on integral leaves. 18th-century (?) calf, gold-tooled spine. 240 [= 140], [3], [1 blank] pp. Full description
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Biography of the well-known martyr Ignacio de Azevedo

BEAUVAIS, Gilles-François. La vie du venerable pere Ignace Azevedo, de la Compagnie de Jesus. L'histoire de son martyre, & de celui de trente-neuf autres de la même Compagnie. Le tout tiré des procès-verbaux dressés pour leur canonisation. Dédiée au Roi de Pologne.
Paris, Hippolyte-Louis Guerin, 1744. 12mo. With engraved armorial headpiece above the dedication to King Stanislaus I of Poland. Contemporary mottled calf, gold-tooled spine, gold fillets on board edges. XLIII, [5], 300 pp. Full description
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Celebrating the feast of Saint Franciscus Xaverius

[BERLANGA, Cristóbal de (editor?)]. Onderwysinghe om met godtvruchtigheydt te houden thien vrydaghen ter eeren van den H. Franciscus Xaverius apostel van Indien ende Japonien, priester der Societeyt Jesu. Seer gebruyckt tot Roomen, ende nu vermeerdert met eenige authentycke mirakelen ende wel-daden geschiedt door de voorsprake vanden selven glorieusen heyligen.
Mechelen, Andreas Jaye, 1698. 8vo. With 3 full-page engraved illustrations by Hendrik Causé, and a woodcut Jesuit device on last page. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine. 128 pp. Full description
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First edition of an account of the Jesuit Mission in Syria, with a description of the region & people

BESSON, Joseph. La Syrie Sainte. Ou la mission de Jesus et des peres de la compagnie de Jesus en Syrie.
Paris, Jean Henault, 1660. 2 parts in 1 volume. 8vo. With a folding engraved map of Syria (including Lebanon, eastern Cyprus, and Palestine as far south as Gaza and the Dead Sea), with an inset map of the Lebanese coast from Beirut to Lebanese Tripo. Contemporary mottled tanned sheepskin, with gold-tooled fillets on the spine and boards. [24], 232, [24]; 269, [35] pp. Full description
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The important letters from Japan, 1615-1627 in the first and only edition in French

BONELLI, Jean-Baptist & Jean VIREAU (ed. & translator). Histoire de ce qui s'est passe au royaume du Japon, es annees 1625, 1626, & 1627.
Paris, S. Cramoisy, 1633. 8vo. Woodcut printer's device & head pieces. 19th-century green morocco, spine gilt , triple gilt lines along the edges of covers, (Emile ROUSELLES & Auguste FONTAINE). [7] 1 blank, 465 (=485) pp. Full description
€ 17,500
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