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19 July 2017

Barros (Andre de).

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Lot 5

Estimate: £600 - £800

Vida do Apostolico Padre Antonio Vieyra da Companhia de Jesus, chamado por antonomasia o Grande: Acclamada no Mundo por Principe dos Oradores Evangelicos, Pregador Incomparavel dos Augustissimos reys de Portugal..., 1st edition, Lisbon: Sylvania, 1746,
title in red & black and with lower outer blank corner repaired, one engraved plate, few engraved headpieces and decorative initials, lacking two leaves of dedication, leaf 3T1 repaired to lower blank margin, spotting and few marks, occasional dampstaining and toning, front pastedown repaired to edges, contemporary sheep, gilt decorated spine with red morocco title label, folio
Sabin 3645; Rodrigues, Bibliotheca Brasiliense, 348. Father Antonio de Barros was born in Lisbon in 1697 and became the Superior of the Jesuits in that town. He died in Lisbon in 1754. "Father Vieyra was most zealous in converting the Indians of Brazil, but was much persecuted by the Portuguese inhabitants for opposing their making slaves of them as fast as they became Christians, which, it appears, they had previously done as a thing of course."

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