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RECENTISSIMA DE AMPLISSIMO REGNO CHINAE. Item de Satu Rei Christianae Apud Magnum Regem Mogor. Et de Morte Taicosamae Japoniorum Monarchae

Jesuit Letters], Longobardi, Nicol˛.; Busaeus, Johannes.; Gˇmez, Pedro., and others [Missions, Early Missionary Travels]

Published by Moguntiae(Mainz) Ioannis Albini 1601, 1601
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First edition of this Latin translation by J. Buys of several Jesuit letters from the east. With engraved titlepage featuring a large woodcut and engraved tail-piece and headlines. 8vo, in later but correct period style full speckled calf, the spine with gilt ruled raised bands and a red morocco label lettered and ruled in gilt, edges dyed. [iv], 132 pp. A fine copy in excellent state of preservation, the paper fresh and very clean, the binding also in fine condition. VERY SCARCE EDITION OF THESE JESUIT LETTERS ON CHINA AND JAPAN. We know of no other copies currently on the market and OCLC lists fewer then 15 copies in libraries world-wide. Includes a letter from Francisco Pasio, dated October 1598 from Nagasaki reporting the death of the great ruler of Japan, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, one of the most remarkable men in Japanese history. Published in Italian, also in 1601. Bookseller Inventory # 23501

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Publisher: Moguntiae(Mainz) Ioannis Albini 1601

Publication Date: 1601

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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