Title: La Vie de Saint Francois Xavier, Apotre des Indes et du Japon, 1880
Author: Dominique Bouhours
Publisher: Limoges, Barbou Freres
Condition: Very Good
A scarce mid 19th century biography on the life and times of Saint Francis Xavier, the Navarrese Catholic missionary who founded the Society of Jesus, and one of the greatest missionaries since Paul the Apostle. Form his missionary work in India, to tireless efforts in Japan and Southeastern Asia, he was known as the “Apostle of the Indies” and “Apostle of Japan”.
This edition is bound in a brilliantly decorated and ornate cartonnage binding of the period, with pink against golden gilt. There is a large central panel depicting a cardinal of the Catholic Church.
Worldcat only records one existing copy of this edition in libraries, based on collation.
One finely decorated cartonnage volume in 12mo, 167 pages
On note of condition, this volume is in very good shape, with minor rubbing and wear to the board edges, with a small bend on the edge of the back cover. There is also wear to the head and foot of spine. There is foxing throughout.