# 42321

Fróis, Luís (1532-1597) et al.

Lettres du Iappon, de l’an M.D.LXXX. Envoyees par les prestres de la Compagnie de Iesus,

USD $14,000

vacans à la conversion des infidels audit lieu. Coppie d’une lettre du pere Louys Froës, escrite aux peres & freres de la Compagnie de Iesus. A Lyon : Par Benoist Rigaud, 1580. Octavo (170 x 110 mm), recent red morocco, richly gilt; title-leaf with printer’s woodcut device, 2-46, [1] ff.; some browning and light spotting, but a very good copy.

Rare Lyon edition of the French translation of several letters written from Japan by Jesuit missionaries in 1577. The authors are the Portuguese missionary, Luís Fróis, as well as Francisco Cabral, J.-F. Stephanon, and Father Organtin.

Another edition – also very scarce – was published in Paris in the same year by Thomas Brumen.

Not in Cordier, Japonica