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SAN JUAN [DEL PUERTO], Francisco [De Jesús María] De [fl. 1708-1724].
Missión Historial De Marruecos, En Que Se Trata De Los Martirios, persecuciones, Y trabajos, que han padecido los Missionarios
Seville: Francisco Garay, 1708. folio. pp. 22 p.l., 829, [1]blank, [18]contents & index. title-page in red & black within ornamental border. text in double columns. engraved frontis. by J.C.Allet after a design by Pietro de Pietri. woodcut initials. typographic head & tailpieces. contemporary limp vellum (some marginal worming in outer gatherings). First Edition. An important detailed history of the Franciscan mission in Morocco, begun in 1234 with the appointment of Father Angelo, Franciscan friar and papal legate, as Bishop. Most of the text is devoted to the trials and tribulations of the missionaries, their persecution and many martyrdoms at the hands of the Muslim inhabitants. Also included are a description of the country and discussion of the religion of the Moors, manners and customs, government, &c. Palau 293854. Gay 1276. Brunet V 109. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: D & E LAKE LTD. (ABAC/ILAB) [Toronto, ON, Canada]

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