Provenance: Library inkstamps of the Städtmuseum Asch[affenburg], Eduard Geipel collection, on front flyleaf. " /> STÖCKLEIN, JOSEPH. Allerhand So Lehr- als Geist-reiche Brief-Schrifften und Reis-Beschreibungen Welche von denen Missionariis der Gesellschaft Jesu aus Beyden Indien und andern Über Meer gelegenen Länder seit An. 1642 biss auf das Jahr 1726 in Europa angelangt seynd. Jetzt zum erstenmal... verteutscht und zusammen getragen. Augsburg and Graz: Philips, Martins and Veith 1726. <I>8 parts in one vol., folio, 319 x 210 mm. (12½ x 8 3/8 in.), contemporary speckled calf, covers panelled in blind, spine in six blind-tooled compartments, edges blue-sprinkled, extremities rubbed, small chips and wormholes to head and tail of spine, lacking map in part 7, lacking 2-ll. errata, frontispiece slightly creased, remains of pasted down slip on title and frontispiece, 2 or 3 short marginal tears, a few of the maps slightly discolored</I>. FIRST EDITION, parts 1-8 only (of 38), the parts separately titled and paginated, half-title, engraved frontispiece on verso, general title printed in red and black, part 2 title dated 1725, double column, without the 4-page errata at end, engraved windrose plate, 12 engraved maps (of 13), of which 6 (of 7) double-page, one engraved portrait, a few text woodcuts, large woodcut tail-pieces and initials. Howes S-1022; Sabin 91981. Important collection of Jesuit relations, seldom found complete. "To some extent, as stated in the title, a German translation of the 'Lettres édifiantes et curieuses' of the Jesuit missionaries...but much additional material from manuscript sources is also included" (Sabin). The maps include Father Chino's 1702 map of California, maps of the Amazon basin, Peru, the South Pacific islands, Formosa, and a plan of Nagasaki. <I>Provenance</I>: Library inkstamps of the Städtmuseum Asch[affenburg], Eduard Geipel collection, on front flyleaf. | Christie's