Nov 06, 2014 - Sale 2364

Sale 2364 - Lot 12

Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(BRAZIL.) Barros, Andre de. Vida do apostolico Padre Antonio Vieyra da Companhia de Jesus, chamado por antonomasia o Grande. Portrait plate, text illustrations. [24], 686 pages. Folio, contemporary calf; repairs to lower corner of title page and leaf Ttt1, moderate foxing, minor dampstaining. Lisbon: Sylvania, 1746

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first edition. Life of António Vieira, a Jesuit missionary to the Brazilian states of Pará and Maranhão. "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 been in the habit of doing"--Rich 1746:12. Borba de Moraes, page I:83; European Americana 746/19; Sabin 3645.