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FAVRE, PIERRE FRANCOIS: - Lettres edifiantes et curieuses sur la visite apostolique de M. de La-Baume evque d'Halicarnasse, a la Cochinchine en l'anne 1740, o l'on voit les voyages & les travaux de ce zl prelat, la conduite des missionnaires jesuites & de quelques autres, avec de nouvelles observations &c. pour servir de continuation aux memoires historiques du R.P. Norbert Capucin. Venise, chez les Frres Barzotti, (actually Neuchatel) 1746.

. 4to. Pp. viii, 380. With title printed in red and black. Contemporary calf, very nicely rebacked with spine richly decorated in gilt and with title label. Occasionally some light browning. First edition. An important work containing letters with impressions and experiences of French missionaries in Indochina, opposing themselves to the Jesuit missions. Favre, a Swiss priest, heavily criticized the practices of Jesuit missionaries established in the area especially their tolerance of certain pagan rites practiced by the Christians. As a result this work was put on the Index and publicy burned in Fribourg in April, 1746. Brebion, Bibl. de voyages en Cochin-Chine p. 186. Chadenat 2873. Cordier BI 923-24. Streit vi,1658.
EUR 2000.00 [Appr.: US$ 2411.81 | £UK 1722.5 | JP 260974] Booknumber: 28057

Total: EUR 2000.00 [Appr.: US$ 2411.81 | £UK 1722.5 | JP 260974]

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