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(MEXICAN IMPRINT--1683.) Medina, Baltasar de. Vida, martyrio, y beatificacion del invicto proto-martyr del Japon San Felipe de Jesus,patron de Mexico. Engraved plate tipped to second leaf, illustration on leaf 20. , 64,  leaves. 4to, later vellum; minor foxing, lacking free endpapers; title page in red and black, edges tinted violet. Mexico: Juan de Ribera, 1683
first edition of the life of Saint Philip of Jesus, a Mexican who was one of 26 Franciscan missionaries crucified in Japan in 1597. The plate, depicting the crucified Philip pierced with two spears, is not found in most copies. Medina, Mexico 1287 (does not call for a plate, but suspects that one was issued); Palau 159375; this edition not in Sabin. 4 copies in OCLC. We have traced only one other copy at auction with the plate, at a Swann sale, 13 December 1956, lot 224.