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1652-1744 Catholic History & Missions Japan Goa China Brazil-4 vols Only edition
1652-1744 Catholic History & Missions Japan, Goa, China, Brazil - 4 vols. First & Only Edition. Indispensable Reference work, published over a 90 years period. George Cardoso & Antonio Caetano de Sousa. Agiologio Lusitano dos Sanctos e Varoens Illustres em Virtude do Reino de Portugal e suas Conquistas. Lisboa, na Officina Craesbeekiana, 1652 [Tomo I]; Lisboa, na Officina Henrique Valente D'Oliveira, 1657 [tomo II]; Lisboa, na Officina Antonio Craesbeeck, 1666 [tomo III]; Lisboa, na Regia Officina Sylviana, 1744. First & only edition. Complete collection of all that was published. Four volumes (29 x 20 cm & 30,5 x 21 cm). Vol. 1: [12], 59, [1 blank], 570 numerated pages [2] pp. errata & protest by the author. Vol. 2: [12], 788 numerated pages, [2] pp.; vol. 3: [12], 905, [3] numerated pages; vol. 4: [24], 728 numerated pages. Volumes bound in 18th century full calf, spine in gilt. Condition - Vol. 1: Title page crudely restored, spots and stains, some leaves with minor worm damage at the margin. Vol. 2: title page cut at the lower part, two leaves with loss of paper at the corner (not affecting text), two leaves with a tear, browning and spots, approx. 80 leaves with small worm damage. Vol. 3 title page with cuts crudely restored. Vol. 4: worming throughout. Nonetheless the condition, a valuable and rare collection whose publication took over 90 years to come to light. Fabulous encyclopedic work mainly dedicated to Portuguese ecclesiastic history and catholic missionary activity in the world, including Japan, Brazil, Goa, Macao, Cochin, Ormuz, Goa, Mexico, Malacca, Ethiopia … [Click Below for Full Description]
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