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Acosta, Manuel

Acosta, Manuel

Historia rerum a Societate Iesu in Oriente...

De Japonicis rebus epistolarum, Libri IIII... - Recentium de rebus Indicis... ad annum 1570. Paris, Michael Sonnium, 1572 (Streit IV, nr 956 ; Cordier, Japan, col. 59 ; Bunko 66 ; Sommervogel V, col. 294). In octavo - contemporary blindstamped pigskin over wooden boards - original clasps - plates soiled. Mint condition.

Part I : Acostas Historia das Missions da Oriente ... translated in Latin by Maffei. Part II (from lf 46 onwards) : the 40 most important Jesuit letters from Japan (between 1548 and 1564). Includes the first Jesuit letter from Japan ever (Paulo Japao, 3/12/1548) in Latin. Part III (from folio 200 onwards) : update with Jesuit letters from the Indies from 1568, 1569 and 1580. Second edition (first, Dillingen 1571) of the first history of the Jesuits involvement in Asia. The third part, the Rebus Indicis, are letters of 1568-1570. They are published here for the first time (Streit). Japan letters from Paulus Japonicus ; Franciscus Xaverius ; Cosmus Turrianus ; Gaspar Vilela ; Aloisius Frois and others (see Cordier col. 54, 55, 56, 57 and 58). For the letters between 1568 and 1570 see Streit IV, nr 956.

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