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Historica relatio, de potentissimi regis Mogor a Magno Tamerlane oriundi, Mainz, Henricus Breem, 1598.With:(2) FROIS, Luís. Nova relatio historica de statu rei Christianæ in Japonia Mainz, Johannes Albinus, 1598.(3) FROIS, Luís. De rebus Japonicis historica relatio, Mainz, Johannis Albinus,1599.(4) SERRANUS, Marcus Attillius. De septem urbis Romae ecclesiis.Cologne, Birckmann for Arnoldus Mylius, 1600. 4 works in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards, two portraits in medallions and "HEI" and "DVR", the original clasps and catch-plates preserved.
- Ad 1: De Backer & Sommervogel II, cols. 420-421; Lach & Van Kley I, pp. 452-455; ad 2: Cordier, Japonica, col. 192; VD16 F3073; ad 3: VD16 F3085; Cordier, Japonica, col. 199; ad 4: VD16 S6060. Ad 1: First Italian translation of Peruschi's study of Akbar's realm. "The first section is based mainly upon the account of Akbar prepared by Monserrate at Goa in 1582 shortly after his return from the first mission to Akbar's court Peruschi modified it with materials taken from letters dealing with the second mission of 1591. Following his [Monserrate's] narrative, Peruschi reproduces in his second part the texts of four letters written in 1595 by the members of the third mission as forwarded to Europe by the Provincial at Goa" (Lach & Van Kley). The capital of the realm, Fatehpur Sikri, was built six leagues from Agra, with great and sumptuous palaces. The palace complex consisted of a number of independent pavilions arranged in a pattern derived from Arab tent encampments.Ad 2-3: First Latin translations of a series of letters on the Jesuit mission in Japan and the history (of christianity) of the country, both compiled or written by Luís Frois. They are valuable sources of information on Japanese cultural, political and religious life.Ad 4: Second edition of an account of the 7 most important churches and basilicas in Rome, including an account of their relics. With some owners' inscriptions. Title-page restored; some pages cut short, especially in ad 3; binding worn. Overall in good condition.
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