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Fernandez Navarrete Domingo
Rare Antique Book 18th C An Account of the Empire of China Navarrete, Fernandez
1732. Very Good Antique Condition. Rare Antique Book 18th C An Account of the Empire of China Navarrete, Domingo Fernandez A handsome copy, Hardcover, panelled calf, gilt title and five raised bands on spine, with original two front and two rear blank. By Fernández Navarrete, Domingo, d. 1689 A collection of voyages and travels. Published c. 1732 An Account of the Empire of China, Historical, Political, Moral and Religious. A short Description of that Empire, and Notable Examples of its Emperors and Ministers. Also, an Ample Relation of many remarkable Passages, and things worth observing in other Kingdoms, and several Voyages. There are added, the Decrees of Popes, and Propositions defin'd at Rome for the Mission of China; and a bull of most Holy Father Clement X. in favour of the Missioners. Written in Spanish by the F.F.F. Dominick Fernandez Navarette, Divinity Professor in the College and University of St. Thomas at Manila, ... Navarrete, a Dominican friar, served as a missionary in China for many years and was much opposed to the Jesuits' accommodation to traditional Chinese customs in the notorious Rites Controversy. His book, a valued and sympathetic account of China, first appeared in Spanish in 1676 and became popular through much of Europe, especially among those hostile to the Jesuits (see Löwendahl 165). There was no separate English edition, but the present (abridged) translation was first published in Awnsham and John Churchill's multi-volume 'Collection of voyages' (1704). The 'Collection' was several times reprinted: Early accounts of China While Marco Polo' … [Click Below for Full Description]
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