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Geschichte der Jesuiten in Portugal, unter - MURR, Christoph Gottlieb von - 1787. [1273399]
Two folding engraved floor plans. xl, 303 pp.; 1 p.l., 304 pp., one leaf of errata. Two vols. 8vo, cont. marbled sheep, spines richly gilt, red & green leather lettering pieces on spines. Nuremberg: Felssecker, 1787-88. First edition of this valuable history of the suppression of the Jesuits in Portugal, based on original documents. The suppression was overseen by the Marquis of Pombal; Murr gives here a highly detailed chronological account, year-by-year from 1750 through 1761. In Vol. II Murr provides a list of all the foreign missions of the Portuguese Jesuits, including Angola, India, Japan, Cambodia, China, Brazil, etc. Murr (1733-1811), a resident of Nuremberg, was a scholar with wide interests. He edited several intellectual journals, published on libraries and art museums, etc. A very fine and pretty set from the library of the dukes of Bavaria.
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