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GOMEZ CHRISTOPHORUS (1610 - 1680) - Elogia Societatis Iesu sive Propugnaculum Pontificum, Conciliorum, Cardinalium, Antistitum, nec non Imperatorum, Regum, Principum, et aliorum Virtute, Religione omniq Literatura illustrium (etiam Hereticorum) Testimoniis. Quà expressis verbo, quà scripto consignatis. Constructum et in tres partes divisum

Antverpiae (Antwerpen), apvd Iacobvm Mevrsivm, 1677. In-4° , 27,5 x 21 cm, (40)nn pp with an engraved title-page + 490pp + (38) nn pp (index). 19th century half leather with marbled boards, smooth spine with title label, ex-library copy with small stamp on verso of the engraved title, corner torn at pp. 67 (no loss of text), some unimportant stains, still a good copy. First edition of this collection of quotations, accounts, testimonies etc. on the history of the Jesuit order. The book is especially important for the information it contains on the South American activities of the Order. The author left Europe for Paraguay in 1632 and died in Cordoba de Tucaman. The title page was designed by Quellinus and engraved by Collin. ( Palau, III, 355. De Backer-Sommervogel volume III col. 1552). .
EUR 425.00 [Appr.: US$ 500 | £UK 363.5 | JP¥ 55142] Book number 32783

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