# 42443

Fróis, Luís (1532-1597) et al.

Lettere del Giappone dell’anno M. D. LXXVII. Scritte dalli Reverendi Padri della Compagnia di Giesù.

USD $15,000

Rome : Francesco Za[n]netti, 1579. Octavo, later panelled red calf, boards with gilt central device and borders, spine with raised bands decorated and entered in gilt; gilt dentelles; pp. 72; title with woodcut device; first few leaves with small expert restoration at lower fore-edge, otherwise excellent throughout, a near fine copy.

Very rare collection of letters from Jesuit missionaries in Japan, including Luís Fróis (Bungo, 6 June, 1577), Organtino Gnecchi-Soldo (Miyako, 21 September, 1577), Giovanni Francesco Stephanoni (Sanga, 24 July, 1577), and Francisco Cabral (Kuchinotsu, 1 September, 1577).

Cordier, Japonica, 71; Streit, v. IV, p. 427; Sommervogel, v. II, col. 492; Rivière, col. 197.