- Fine copy w. the following minor defects: small old annot. in pen and ink on title-p.; a few lvs. w. small marginal waterstain; a few lvs. vaguely foxed. Binding partly (heavily) rubbed; a few wormholes in backstrip; lacks one of the small, pinlike catches.
= Cordier, Japan p.59; Alt-Japan Katalog 13; De Backer/ Sommervogel V, p.294; Streit IV, 956 (for part 3). The first two parts are the second edition of the first history of the Jesuit involvement in Asia (first published Dillingen, 1571); part 2 contains the 40 most important Jesuit letters from Japan (1548-1464, by i.a. Paulus Japonicus, Franciscus Xaverius, Cosmus Turrianus, Gaspar Vilela and Aloisius Frois, the one from 1548 (by Paulus Japonicus) being the first Latin-language Jesuit letter from Japan ever); the third part is an update containing letters of 1568-1570, first published in this edition. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CXXIV.