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Lot 41

South America.- Jesuits.- Barros (Andre de), Vida do apostolico Padre Antonio Vieyra da Companhia de Jesus, first edition, Lisbon, 1746.

 

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South America.- Jesuits.- Barros (Andre de) Vida do Apostolico Padre Antonio Vieyra da Companhia de Jesus, first edition, title in red and black, engraved portrait, engraved vignettes and initials, restoration to lower corner of title and foot of 3T1, occasional foxing or light water-staining, contemporary speckled calf, a little rubbed and bumped, [Sabin 3645], folio, Lisbon, Sylvania, 1746.

⁂ First edition of this important biography of Vierya (1608-97), a prominent, if controversial Jesuit missionary. Much of his life was devoted to the conversion of the native peoples of South America. His resistance to the Portuguese practice of enslaving new converts brought him into direct conflict with powerful figures both within the court and in the church itself.

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South America.- Jesuits.- Barros (Andre de) Vida do Apostolico Padre Antonio Vieyra da Companhia de Jesus, first edition, title in red and black, engraved portrait, engraved vignettes and initials, restoration to lower corner of title and foot of 3T1, occasional foxing or light water-staining, contemporary speckled calf, a little rubbed and bumped, [Sabin 3645], folio, Lisbon, Sylvania, 1746.

⁂ First edition of this important biography of Vierya (1608-97), a prominent, if controversial Jesuit missionary. Much of his life was devoted to the conversion of the native peoples of South America. His resistance to the Portuguese practice of enslaving new converts brought him into direct conflict with powerful figures both within the court and in the church itself.

Lot 41

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