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Xavier, Jerome, And Others."
Raguagli d'alcune missioni fatte dalli padri della Compagnia di Giesu nell'Indie Orientali, cioe nelle provincie di Goa, e Coccinno, e nell'Africa in Capo Verde.Rome, Bartolomeo Zannetti, 1615. Small 8vo (14.5 x 9.5 cm). Modern marbled boards."
165, [1 blank] pp.One of the two or three editions, all dated 1615 and all rare, of a collection of documents in Italian, reporting on Jesuit missions in the East Indies, Goa, Cochin China and Africa undertaken by the Jesuit Society. After a two-page letter from the printer (particularly mentioning reports from Ethiopia) come reports from the Ottoman realms, incorporating the two letters from Jerome (Girolamo or Hieronymus) Xavier (1549-1617), grand-nephew of St Francis Xavier, the first from Goa in India (undated) and the second dated 1611. Next comes a report from Monopotapa in South Africa, one from the Cape Verde islands off the coast of West Africa, and finally a collection of miscellaneous reports including ones from Madura in Indonesia, Cochin in southwest India, San Tomaso (in Madagascar?) and the Maluku Islands in Indonesia.Trimmed close to the text, just shaving the top of a few letters in the title and an occasional quire signature or catch-word, but otherwise in very good condition.l Iccu (9 copies); Lach & Van Kley, Asia Iii (part 4), p. 1990 (citing Streit); Streit V, 75; Worldcat (3 copies)."
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