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Torsellino, Orazio (1545-1599) The Admirable Life of S. Francis Xavier.

Auction:
3117B
Lot:
178
Sold for:
$3,690$3,000

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3117B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 20, 2018 12:00PM

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Torsellino, Orazio (1545-1599) The Admirable Life of S. Francis Xavier. Paris [i.e. Saint-Omer: At the English College Press], 1632. First and only English edition before 1801, rare; no auction sales since 1922; ESTC lists five U.S. copies, engraved title, bound in full gilt calf by Bedford, gilt-tooled and lettered spine, a.e.g., rebacked, 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.

"During the first half of the 17th century the English College Press at St. Omer, France, under the direction of John Wilson, SJ, was the most important source of the proscribed Catholic literature that nourished the piety and loyalty of English recusants." (Catholic Encyclopedia)

[pi]1 (engraved title), A4, a4, e4, B-Z4, Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Zzz4, Aaaa-Iiii4.
http://estc.bl.uk/S118493
Estimate $5,000-6,000


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Keywords

John Wilson, S. Francis Xavier, ESTC, Orazio, Saint Omer, Saint-Omer, Paris, St. Omer, France, United States

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