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Kirishitan Publications: Printed by the Jesuit Mission Press in Japan (3 volume set)
Hardbound and Japanse style binding.
3 vols. in 4 books with commentary volume by Toshiaki Koso.
Publication year: 2006
For over a century, from the arrival of St. Francisco de Xavier in 1549 to the enforcement of the national isolation policy exerted by the Tokugawa Shogunate in the mid 17th century, the Jesuits were the most active missionary order in Japan.
In 1590, a western-style printing press was brought to Japan by Alessandro Valignano. The Jesuit Mission published doctrine books and academic texts and encyclopedias on Japan, which are today collectively called KIRISHITAN PUBLICATIONS (Kirishitan meaning “Christian” in Japanese).
Only 30 titles and 70 copies are known to exist in the world today, 3 titles reproduced here are the most rarest among them.
2 vols. in one book. Hardbound, boxed.
Original: Kazusa, 1591. Held by Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, Venice.
The oldest title of Kirishitan publications, and only 2 copies exists in the world as of 2006.
2. ぎやどぺかどる (GVIA DO PECADOR)
2 vols. Japanese style binding and Hardbound, boxed.
Original: Nagasaki, 1599. In 2 vols. Held by Tenri Central Library, Tenri and The Japanese Province of the Society of Jesus, Tokyo.
Japanese selective translation of the work by a
Spanish Dominican friar, Luis de Granada.
3. MANVALE AD SACRAMENTA ECCLESIAE MINISTRANDA
1 vol. Hardbound, boxed.
Original: Nagasaki, 1605. Held by Kirishitan Bunko, Sophia University, Tokyo.
The first liturgical formula book in Japan. It is also the first two-color printing, and the first western-style music sheet.