MISSIONS & MISSIONARIES
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A PERUVIAN INCUNABLEIn Spanish, Quechua, & Aymara from
the Press ofAntonio Ricardo, primer impressor en estos Reynos del Piru
Acosta, José de; Juan de Atienza (attrib. authors).  Tercero cathecismo y exposicion de la doctrina christiana, por sermones. Para que los curas y otros ministros prediquen y enseñen a los Yndios y a las demas personas. Impresso ... en la Ciudad delos Reyes [i.e., Lima]: Por Antonio Ricardo, 1585. Small 4to in 8s (20.5 cm; 8.125"). [7 of 8], 215 ff., lacking title-leaf (supplied in facsimile) & final blank; 13 ff. supplied from another, shorter, copy.
$50,000.00
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What the Unitarians WereDoing in Japan in 1900
American Unitarian Association. Japan Mission.  [cover-title] Unitarian movement in Japan, sketches of the lives and religious work of ten representative Japanese Unitarians. [colophon: Tokyo: Nihon Unitarian Kyokai, 1900]. Oblong 12mo (16 x 22 cm). Frontis., 67, [1] pp., [1] f.
$300.00
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In the MASSACHUSET Language, 1686Translated by Eliot of Bible Fame
Bayly, Lewis.  Manitowompae Pomantamoonk: Sampwshanau Christianoh Uttoh woh an Pomantog Wnssikkitteahonat. Cambridge [MA]: Printed [by Samuel Green] for the Right Honerable [sic] Corperation [sic] in London for the Gospelizing the Indins [sic], in New-England, 1685 [i.e., 1686]. Small 8vo (14.2 cm; 5.5"). 2 leaves only, pp. 99–101.
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— Here's a Longish Series of Missionary BIBLES, to Start!

APhiladelphia KJV w/ Scott’s Commentary
Bible.  English. Authorized (i.e., King James version). 1814. The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, with copious marginal references; also, the introductions to all the books and chapters in the Bible, with the general preface, as affixed to the commentary of Thomas Scott, D.D. Philadelphia: William W. Woodward, 1814. 2 vols. in 1. 4to (24.1 cm, 9.5"). [441], [160] ff.
$300.00

Syriac from the UBS
Bible.  Syriac. Peshitta. 1823.  [title romanized as] Kethabhe kaddishe, he-kethabhe de-dhiyatheka àttika u-hedhatha. [London: United Bible Societies, 1823]. 4to. 705, 360 pp.
$850.00
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Early ABS Spanish New TestamentA Controversial Translation
Bible.  N.T. Spanish. 1823. Scio de S. Miguel.  El Nuevo Testamento de nuestro señor Jesu Cristo, traducido de la Biblia Vulgata Latina. Nueva York: Estereotipa por Elihu White a costa de la Sociedad Americana de la Biblia, 1823. 12mo (18 cm, 7"). 376 pp.
$600.00
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A Trio from the Old TestamentBengali
Bible.  O.T. Job. Bengali. Yates. 1843.  The preceptive and devotional books of the Old Testament comprehending Job, the Psalms of David and the writings of Solomon, in Bengálí. Calcutta: Printed at the Baptist Mission Press, 1843. Sm. 4to (25.5 cm; 10.125"). [4], 475–608 pp.
$350.00
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In One of theLongest Surviving Classical Languages in the WORLD
Bible. Tamil. 1844. Fabricius-Rhenius.  The Holy Bible. In Tamil. Madras: Printed at the American Mission Press for the Madras Auxiliary Bible Society and American Bible Society, 1844. 8vo (22.5 cm; 8.875"). [4], 1104, 388 pp.
$1100.00
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Mission Press Production inSequoyah's Syllabary
Bible. N.T. Epistles of Paul. 1844(?). Worcester & Foreman.   [drop-title] The Epistles of Paul to Timothy. [Park Hill: Mission Press, John Candy, pr., 1844(?)] . 12mo (16 cm; 6.25"). 24 pp.
$825.00
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Calcutta Baptist Mission Press
Bible. O.T. Psalms. Bengali. 1844.; Bible. O.T. Proverbs. Bengali. 1844.  [four lines in Bengali, then] The Psalms of David and the Proverbs of Solomon in Bengálí. Calcutta: Pr. for the Bible Translation Society and the American and Foreign Bible Society, at the Baptist Mission Press, 1844. 12mo (16.3 cm; 6.5"). 178, 53, [1 (blank)] pp.
$475.00
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The First Choctaw New Testament
Bible.  N.T. Choctaw. Wright-Byington. 1848.  The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, translated into the Choctaw language. Pin chitokaka pi okchalinchi Chisus Klaist in Testament Himona, chahta anumpta atoshowa hoke. New York: American Bible Society, 1848. 12mo (18.1 cm, 7.1"). 818 pp.
$2275.00
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A Sanskrit Bible Inscribed to One Great Baptist Missionary from Another
Bible.  Sanskrit. 1848.  The Holy Bible in the Sanscrit language. Vol. I. Containing the five books of Moses and the book of Joshua. Calcutta: Pr. at the Baptist Mission Press, 1848. 8vo (22.2 cm, 8.75"). [6], 414 pp.
$800.00
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Romans in KOREAN, Printed in Korea
Bible.  N.T. Romans. Korean. Ross et al. 1890.  [title in Hangul character, translated as: Epistle to the Romans]. [Seoul: Sammun Ch'ulp'ansa], 1890. 12mo (21.5 cm; 8.5"). 26 ff.
$7500.00
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The First N.T. for theSpeakers of Sagalla
Bible.  N.T. Sagalla. Gae. 1994.  Uvoro ghwaloli kwa wandu wose: Ilagano Iwishi. Nairobi: Bible Society of Kenya, 1994. Small 8vo (18.5 cm; 7.25"). 475 pp., illus., maps.
$275.00
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The First JESUIT Mission to theMUGHAL Empire
Bartoli, Daniello.  Missione al Gran Mogor del P. Ridolfo Aqvaviva ... sua vita e morte, e d'altri quattro compagni uccisi in odio della fede in Salsete di Goa. Milano: Lodovico Monza, 1664. 12mo. [4] ff., 193, [1] p., [1] f.
$8750.00
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To Convert England's Jews
Bible.  N.T. Judeo-German. Luther. 1820.  [in Hebrew characters, transliterated at] Doz Nayye` Te`stame`nt fon De`m Me`ssyas. [London]: Gedruckt bey A. Macintosh, 1820. 8vo (18 cm; 7"). 591, [1 (blank)] pp.
$575.00
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Hymnal *&* Music Lessons inGILBERTESE
Bingham, Hiram.  Te boki n anene ma b'ana ae aia boki Kristian ni karaoiroa te Atua ... (Gilbertese hymn and tune book ... ). New York: E boretiaki iroun te Biglow & Main Co. [for the Hawaiian Board of Missions], 1900. Oblong 12mo (14 x 18 cm; 5.25" x 7"). x, 231, [1] pp.
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He Wanted to Be a Missionary to the Chiriguanos . . .
He Learned Angolan” Instead & Served Lima's Blacks
Buendía, José.  Vida admirable y prodigiosas virtudes del venerable y apostolico padre Francisco del Castillo de la Compañia de Jesus, natural de Lima, ciudad de Los Reyes en la provincia del Perù. Madrid: Antonio Roman, 1693. 4to. [16] ff., 666 pp., [1] f. (without the portrait).
$1750.00
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Nahuatl Catechism, withProvenance
Catholic Church.  Catechisms. (Manuel Perez, trans.).  Cathecismo romano, traducido en castellano, y mexicano por ... Manuel Perez. Mexico: por Francisco de Rivera Calderon, 1723. Small 4to (20.5 cm; 8"). [14] ff., 248 pp.
$4750.00
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Small Format forUse in the Field
Catholic Church Catechisms. Kalispel.   (Canestrelli, trans.).   Catechism of the Christian doctrine prepared and enjoined by order of the Third Plenary Council of Baltimore. [Woodstock, MD]: Woodstock College, 1891. Square 16mo (14 cm; 5.5"). 102 pp.
$225.00
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McMurrin CopyMormon Provenance
Church of Latter-day Saints.  The book of Mormon: An account written by the hand of Mormon, upon plates taken from the plates of Nephi ... fifth electrotype edition. Liverpool: George Teasdale, 1889. 12mo (17.2 cm, 6.75"). xii, 623 pp.
$950.00
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Mínupgua ak-mákukur, danáashe ízissúrak . . .”CROW
[Crimont, Joseph Raphael; Joseph Mary Cataldon; & Peter Paul Prando].  [cover title] Prayers in the Crow Indian language composed by the missionaries of the Society of Jesus. De Smet Mission, Idaho: De Smet Mission Print, 1891. 8vo (22 cm; 8.5"). [2] ff., 19, [3 (blank)] pp.
$275.00
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The First Work in theIgbo Language
Crowther, Samuel Ajayi.  Isoama-Ibo primer. London: Printed for the Church Missionary Society [by W.M. Watts], 1859. 12mo (17 cm; 6.75"). 17 pp.
$1500.00
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An American Unitarian in India & Beyond Very Early Account of Travelling the Suez Canal
Dall, Charles Henry Appleton.  From Calcutta to London by the Suez Canal. Calcutta: The “Englishman” Press, 1869. 12mo (16.2 cm, 6.35"). [6], 272, xxii pp.
$1000.00
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Nesika Papa Klaksta Mitlite Kopa Saghalie”CHINOOK
Eells, Myron.  Hymns in the Chinook jargon language. Portland, OR: David Steel, 1889. 16mo (14.5 cm; 5.75"). 40 pp., and wrappers.
$200.00
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Original Wooden Printing BlockShanghai, 1880
Episcopal Church.  Book of Common Prayer. Chinese (Low Wenli). 1880. [title transcribed as] Chiao hui tao wen [“Wade Gile” system of transcription] or Jiao hui dao wen [in the “Pinyin” transcription system]. Shanghai: St. John's College, 1880. 8vo (25 cm; 10"). One wooden printing block, one page on each side.
$925.00
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A Capuchin on the Trinity, with Some POETRY as Well
Feliciano de Sevilla.  El sol increado dios trino y uno, y la grande excelencia de su culto y devocion. Reimpreso en Mexico: por D. Felipe de Zúñiga y Ontiveros, 1790. 4to (20.5 cm; 8.25"). [10] ff., 464 pp.
$775.00
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Surprising ContentCapuchins in Tibet
Surprising FrontispieceUncalled for, Signed, & Au Sanguine
Francisco, de Ajofrín, fray.   Carta familiar de un sacerdote, respuesta a un colegial amigo suyo, en que le dà cuenta de la admirable conquista espiritual del vasto imperio del gran Thibèt, y la mission que los padres Capuchinos tienen alli, con sus singulares progressos hasta el present. Dase tambien una noticia succinta de la fundacion de esta penitente seraphica familia; de los santos que la ilustran, cardenales, arzobispos; de su observancia, y austeridad, missiones que tiene en todo orbe, provincias, conventos, y religiosos en que se halla propagada, con orras noticias historico-eclesiasticas. Mexico: En la imprenta de la Bibliotheca Mexicana, 1765. Small 4to. Frontis., [2] ff., 48 pp.
$10,500.00
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Some Bishops Found Themselves Together in Paris . . .
Grégoire, Henri.  Compte rendu par le citoyen Grégoire, au concile national, des travaux des évêques réunis à Paris, imprimé par ordre du Concile National. [Paris: L'Imprimerie-Librairie Chrétienne, 1797]. 8vo (21 cm, 8.25"). 84 pp. (lacking half-title).
$150.00
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Awen Anna Kije Manito?CREE
Guéguen, Jean Pierre.  Kiskinoamati-Masinaigan gaie aiamie kokwedjimitowini-masinaigan, à l'usage des Sauvages du Saint-Maurice (Postes de Wemontaching, Okikendatc Manawan Coucoucache) et de Mekiskan. Publié sous les soins du Rév. Père Jean-Pierre Gueguen, O.M.I. Montréal: C.O. Beauchemin & Fils, Lib.-Imprimeurs, 1889. 16mo. 32 pp.
$725.00
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Missionary Travel tothe ArcticAn Account of Lapland
Högström, Pehr.  M. Petr. Höchströms in Galliwarn Beschreibung von dem unter Schwedischer Crone gehörigen Lappland, in sich fassend einen kurtzen Ünterricht sowohl von des Landes Beschaffenheit überhaupt, als aüch von dem Züstande der Einwöhner, ihrer Haushaltung, Sitten, Manieren, Lebensart, Lastern ünd Aberglaüben .... Stockholm & Leipzig : Beij Johann Friedrich Lochner, 1748. 8vo (17.7 cm, 7"). Engr. t.-p. (double-page), 328 pp.; 1 fold. map, 1 fold. plt.
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The Operational Rules for a Hospital EXCLUSIVELY
for the Treatment of INDIANS
Hospital Real de Indios (Mexico).  Constituciones, y ordenanzas, para el regimen y govierno del Hospital Real, y general de los indios de esta Nueva España, mandadas guardar por S.M. en Real Cédula de 27 de Octubre ... de 1776. Mexico: Impresas ... en la Nueva Oficina Madrileña de D. Felipe de Zúñiga y Ontiveros, 1778. Folio (28 cm; 9"). [17] ff., 64, [2], 6 p.
$4750.00
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