• Ex Libris Jean R. Perrette: Im auction at Christies

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    Ex Libris Jean R. Perrette: Important Travel, Exploration & Cartography

    5 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 184

    RICCI, Matteo -- Nicolas TRIGAULT, editor. De Christiana expeditione apud Sinas suscepta ab Societate Iesu. Ex P. Matthaei Riccii eiusdem Societatis Commentariis, libri V ad S.D.N. Paulum V. In quibus Sinensis Regni mores, leges atque instituta, & novae illius Ecclesiae difficillima primordia accurate & summa fide describuntur Auctore P. Nicolao Trigautio Belga ex eadem Societate. Editio recens ab eodem auctore multis in locis aucta & recognita. Lyon: Horace Cardon, 1616.

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    RICCI, Matteo -- Nicolas TRIGAULT, editor. De Christiana expeditione apud Sinas suscepta ab Societate Iesu. Ex P. Matthaei Riccii eiusdem Societatis Commentariis, libri V ad S.D.N. Paulum V. In quibus Sinensis Regni mores, leges atque instituta, & novae illius Ecclesiae difficillima primordia accurate & summa fide describuntur Auctore P. Nicolao Trigautio Belga ex eadem Societate. Editio recens ab eodem auctore multis in locis aucta & recognita. Lyon: Horace Cardon, 1616.

    4° (202 x 149 mm). Engraved title, folding woodcut and letterpress plate. (Some light browning and occasional spotting.) Contemporary limp vellum (rebacked preserving original backstrip). Provenance: early ownership inscription deleted in ink on lower margin of title-page.

    Second Latin edition of Ricci’s important history of the Jesuit mission to China depicting the manners, laws and customs of China, originally published in 1615 (see previous lot). Trigault translated the Italian manuscript original of Ricci's diary, and added other Ricci materials and a description of Ricci's death and burial.

    Cordier Sinica I, 809; De Backer & Sommervogel VIII, 239; Streit V:2095.


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