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70 2787 Asia Acosta M
70 2787 Asia  Acosta M
70 2787 Asia  Acosta M
70 2787 Asia  Acosta M
70/2787 [Asia]. Acosta, M. Historia Rerum a Societate Iesu in Oriente Gestarum, ad annum usq; à Deipara Virgine M.D.LXVIII (...). Accessere de Iaponicis Rebus Epistolarum libri IIII (...). Et recentium De Rebus Indicis epistolarum liber usque ad annum 1570. Paris, M. Sonnius, 1572, 3 parts in 1 vol. w. continuous pagination, (10),246 lvs., woodcut printer's vignette on title-p., contemp. blindst. pigskin over wooden covers, spine w. raised bands, 2 brass-and-leather clasps and catches.

- 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.

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