Elogia Societatis Iesu Sive Propugnaculum
Publisher: Iacobum Meursium,
+490+ pages plus Approbatio leaf. Quarto () bound in contemporary calf with raised spine bands. (DeBacker-Sommervogel III:1552) First edition.
. Rare text celebrating the Jesuits, with substantial information on the Americas including references to Jesuit missions in Mexico, Paraguay, Brazil, and Peru, as well as the Philippines, Japan, and China. Gomez describes Jesuit universities and gives biographies of important Jesuits. Cristobal Gomez (1610-1680) was a Spanish Jesuit who served as a missionary in Paraguay beginning in 1632; while there he was professor of philosophy and theology at Cordove du Tucuman, and served as Provincial in the last four years of his life.
Contemporary calf, worn, backstrip chipped with worming; moderate toning and foxing to contents else good.
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