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Medina, Balthasar de (1634-1697) Vida, Martyrio, y Beatificacion del Invicto Proto-Martyr de el Japon San Felipe de Jesus, Patron de Mexico.
Madrid: en la Imprenta de los Herederos de la Vidua de Juan Garcia Infanzon, 1751.
Second edition, quarto, with full-paged engraving of the martyred saint and one text woodcut, title page printed within border of typographical ornaments, bound in very good contemporary limp parchment, contents crisp and clean, 8 x 5 3/4 in.
Felipe de Jesús (1572-1597) was the first Mexican saint and the first Catholic missionary to be martyred in Japan. He and a group of other religious were executed in Nagasaki, Japan in 1597. The first edition of his biography was published in Mexico in 1683.