Title: Vie de Saint Francois Xavier: Apotre des Indes et du Japon, 1865
Author: Dominique Bouhours
Publisher: Tours, Ad Mame et Cie
An extremely 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”.
Worldcat records 1 existing copy of this edition in libraries.
This edition is bound in a richly decorated and ornate cartonnage binding of the period, adorned with gilt against white and green.
One finely decorated cartonnage volume in 12mo, 236 pages
On note of condition this volume is in good shape, with minor rubbing and wear to the binding. There is chipping to the head and foot of the spine, with a broken corner to the rear board. There is minor foxing throughout.