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A Relation of the Missions of Paraguay. Wrote originally in Italian, by Mr. Muratori, and now done into English from the French translation by  [Lodovico Antonio] Muratori - Hardcover - 1759 - from Paul Haynes Rare Books (SKU: Biblio437)

A Relation of the Missions of Paraguay. Wrote originally in Italian, by Mr. Muratori, and now done into English from the French translation

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A Relation of the Missions of Paraguay. Wrote originally in Italian, by Mr. Muratori, and now done into English from the French translation

by Muratori, [Lodovico Antonio]

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First English edition. Printed for J. Marmaduke in Long-Acre. London. 1759. Small 8vo. xvi, 294, [2]pp. Contemporary full calf, spine in six compartments with recent leather label. Head of spine worn. Joints cracked, exhibiting wear. Text toned, some browning to edges,with a little spotting, but generally crisp and clean. Some copies of the first English edition include the map from the French edition, some do not, and this copy still in an early binding shows no evidence of ever having included the map.

Armorial bookplate of Lady Dowager Arundell to fep., inscribed below "The Honble. Julia Arundell. (With evidence at the edges that someone has attempted to remove the bookplate prior to her grand-daughter's inscription pre-1815). Talbot armorial bookplate to rear ep, inscribed below, "J Reginald F G Talbot from his afft. Mother Julia Talbot March 25th 1839.

From the library of Dowager Lady Arundell of Wardour, Mary Christina Conquest (c1743-1813) to possession of her grand-daughter, Julia Arundell Talbot (1791-1843), daughter of James Everard, Lord Arundell of Wardour (1763-1817) and Mary-Christina Arundell (-1805), to possession of her son John Reginald Talbot (1826-1906)

A most important work on Paraguay, "composed in great part from documents written by various Jesuit missionaries and travellers, furnished to Muratori by Father Gaetan Cattanio (1696-1733), a missionary of the brotherhood of Jesus, in Paraguay. His letters, published as an appendix to this work, are exceedingly interesting in affording descriptions of the Indians of Paraguay at this early day. The historian is said also to have derived no small portion of his work from the communications of Santo Bueno, Viceroy of Peru." Field, Thomas. An essay towards an Indian bibliography. 1107.

Palau 185922. Sabin 51422. Field 1107.

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Bookseller
Paul Haynes Rare Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
Biblio437
Title
A Relation of the Missions of Paraguay. Wrote originally in Italian, by Mr. Muratori, and now done into English from the French translation
Author
Muratori, [Lodovico Antonio]
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Printed for J. Marmaduke
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1759
Keywords
South America, Jesuit
Bookseller catalogs
Travel and Exploration; Provenance, Bookplates and Associations; Americas and Caribbean; Christmas gift ideas; Fine Bindings;
Size
Small 8vo

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