Marti, Domingo, 1811-1852
Carta en que se refieren varios martirios y persecucion de la Mission, que la Provincia del Santissimo Rosario del Orden de Predicadores de estas Islas
tiene en el Reyno de Tunkin; y es prosecucion esta de la que se imprimió en el año pasado. En Sto. Thomas de Manila : por D. Candido Lopez, 1840. Small quarto, contemporary full red calf, upper board with gilt title on contrasting leather overlay, ornate gilt borders, spine with gilt decoration; old silk pastedowns, the front pastedown with armorial bookplate featuring the crest of Juan Sanchez of Aragon, Sanchez label on rear blank with note ‘Rarissimo’; pp 71; a fine copy.
Spanish Dominican missionary Domingo Marti’s epistolary account of the martyrdoms of the 27 Catholic martyrs who were victims of the violent persecution of Christians in Tonkin (Vietnam) under the Ngyuyen dynasty Emperor Minh-Mang (reigned 1820-1841). An earlier edition (86 pages) was printed in 1839, also by the Real Colegio de Santo Tomas in Manila.
Marti, who entered the Dominican Order in 1827, was born in Morella in Spain in 1811. In May 1828, in the company of 17 other Dominican brothers, he departed from Cadiz for the Philippines, arriving in Manila in October the same year. In 1837 he was sent to Vietnam. Having served as Apostolic vicar of central Tonkin from 1847, he died in Hong Kong in 1852 on his way back to Manila.
OCLC locates only 3 copies; National Library of the Philippines holds a further 3 copies.