Paris: Chez Georges Josse, 1660. Vellum. Very good. 8vo. (32),579,(1)pp. Woodcut printer's device on title. Cont. vellum, hand lettered spine, later small printed library call label at head, ties lacking. Very minor pinhole worming at bottom fore-corner of first 16 leaves, text unaffected. Engraved bookplate of the "Congregation de Notre Dame..." on front pastedown and minor inked ownership notation on title. A scarce edition of the letters of Francois Xavier (1506-1552), who was the first Christian missionary to venture into Japan. Not in the Tenri Library Mission Catalog. (Inventory #: 9580)
Early Printing, Travel, History of Printing, Science & Technology, Incunabula, Religion and Philosophy.
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