Veiling 352 Old & Rare Books - General History & Topography
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STÖCKLEIN, J. [Der Neue-Weltbott] mit allerhand So Lehr- als Geist-reiche Brief/Schriften und Reis-Beschreibungen, welche von denen Missionariis der Gesellschaft Jesu Aus Beyden Indien u.a. über Meer gelegenen Ländern (…). Tl. 1-16. Augsb. & Grätz, 1726-29. 16 parts in 2 vols. W. engr. front. (repeated in vol. 2), 18 plain engr. maps (i.a. of California, Nagasaki, India and 2 of Chili), the majority fold., 2 full-p. portr. and full-p. representatioin of a compass rose. Fol. Cont. blind tooled pigskin over wooden brds. (binds. in detail slightly dissimilar), both vols. w. remnants of clasps. (Stamps (2) and some owner's entries in ink on ti.-p., text occasionally browned, else in good interior condition).

First 16 parts (of 38?/40?) of the 'Neue Weltbott' which contains translations into German of many 'Lettres édifiantes' as well as a large body of previously unpublished correspondence from German-speaking missionaries in India, China, South and Central America, and the Philippines. - De B/Sommervogel VII, 1585-6: "Cette collection très précieuse pour l'histoire des missions de la Compagnie se trouvent rarement complète."

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