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Title: Illustrium Scriptorum Religionis' Societatis Iesu Catalogus. Hac secunda Editione auctus.
Description: Lugduni (Lyon), apud Io. Pillehotte, 1609, small in-8, 17 x 11 cm, title with architectural woodcut + 304 pp + (8) nn pp (index, errata), contemporary full vellum, red leather title label on spine, red sprinkled edges, a worm gallery in the upper margin of approx. 30 pp (not affecrting the text), small name stamp on the blank lower marin of the title, still a nice copy. This is the first bibliography of Jesuit writings by one of its founders. Ribadeneira (Toledo 1526 - 1611) entered the Society of Jesus on Sept. 18th 1540, at the age of fourteen and eight days before the approval of the order by Pope Paul III. This Lyons' edition is the second edition, as stated on the title. According the bibliography of De Backer-Sommervogel (Volume VI, col. 1754, item 13) there was an edition of 1602 (but De Backer never saw this edition). In 1608 Plantin-Moretus published an edition. It might be assumed that our edition is named second edition in reference to this Plantin-Moretus edition especially if we consider the author's preface which is dated November 1605 and the dedication to the Antwerp bishop Torrentius. The author lists not only the publications of his Jesuit collegues but gives also biographical details. At the end is a detailed list of all the Jesuit colleges around the world. E.g. in Japan there are 154 jesuits divided over 12 colleges.With a Latin ode by the Antwerp bishop Torrentius on the Jesuit Order. .


Price: EUR 1200.00 = appr. US$ 1304.22 Seller: Antiquariaat Wim de Goeij
- Book number: 23464