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The First Century of the Church in Japan

Translated from the Dutch and Annotated by F. Warrington Eastlake

The First Century of the Church in Japan Translated from the Dutch and Annotated by F. Warrington Eastlake

The First Century of the Church in Japan Translated from the Dutch and Annotated by F. Warrington Eastlake

[Japan] Scarce, first edition of this book that Eastlake mentions in the preface came about, '...While engaged in cataloguing the library of the late A.J.C. Geerts, the writer chanced to discover a small duodecimo volume, printed by "Jan Cnobbaert. Th'Antwerpen, 1628." Written in old Dutch, the style stiff and antiquated, the book is devoted principally to the description of the martyrdom of the February fifth, 1597. But though the contents of the volume are mainly martyrological, it gives in a few hasty outlines the history of the Church in Japan from 1542 to 1597, and affords more than a slight insight into the chain of events which finally led to the expulsion of the Jesuits in 1640'. The appendix material includes the names of the 26 martyrs as well as their biographical information. Title page with the small previous owner name-stamp of Dr. George R. Brush M.D. U.S. Navy who was a surgeon & medical inspector, from 1861-1894.

Yokohama, Japan. Kelly & Co., 1884.

pp[2], v, 62. 22.7 x 15.5cm.

Publisher's decoratively blind-stamped cloth, gilt cover titles, all edges tinted bright orange-red. Binding with some edge, tips wear and rubbing, top board on by the top cord; block is securely sewn; contents clean and in very good condition. b32090662

The First Century of the Church in Japan

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