Noticias Summarias das Perseguisoes... da Companhia de JESU
Lisboa, Manescal, 1700 (Pinto de Matos, p 260 ; Streit 1460 ; Maggs, Biblioteca Asiatica, part V (1929), pp 29/30). Not in Palau.
In folio, contemporary free end papers, contemporary calf, spine restored, raised bands & (later) gilt.
A few leaves browned, else in fine, original condition.
E livro raro e estimado (Pinto de Matos). Palau mentions only one booklet by this author: Ferreira Manuel: breve compendio succesos de la Mision del Reyno de Tunquin en los anos 1674 a 1675 (Palau 90236) sin lugar, Folio, 9 hojas.
Christianity came to Indochina at the beginning of the XVI century. The Tonkin mission was founded by Jesuits in 1627. Their severe persecution began in 1680 and lasted for over a 100 years. This work describes the early years of that persecution (after Maggs).
Ferreira (S.J.) was born in Lisbon in 1630 and acted twice as Jesuit missionary in "India". The first time he was sent out to India proper in 1658, where he suffered persecution and imprisonment. His second mission was to Tonquin (An Nam in the text; Vietnam today) in 1694, where again he suffered persecutions. Beside the booklet described by Palau, and this book (without his name), Ferreira wrote an Annamite/ Portuguese dictionary that remained in manuscript (Maggs). Ferreira died in Macao in 1699.