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(BRAZIL.) Berettari, Sebastiano. Vita R.P. Josephi Anchietae, Societatis Jesu Sacerdotis in Brasilia Defuncti. , 427,  pages. 12mo, early vellum with later gilt morocco spine label, minor wear; minor foxing. Cologne: J. Kinckius, 1617
Second edition, after the Lyons edition of the same year. The first biography of José de Anchieta (1534-1597), a Jesuit from the Canary Islands who went as a missionary to Brazil. He was a founder of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, and was made a saint in 2014. This biography was based on a manuscript by fellow Jesuit Pedro Rodríguez. Borba de Moraes, page I:99; European Americana 617/20; JCB II:117; Medina BHA 652; Palau 27749; Sabin 4827. No copy of either 1617 edition has been traced at auction since 1971.
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