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  • THE ORENDA. by Boyden, Joseph.
    Boyden, Joseph.
    THE ORENDA.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014. First edition - Novel by this award-winning Canadian writer, set in the seventeenth century, where a Jesuit missionary ventures into the wilderness in search of converts. "A Huron warrior and elder named Bird soon takes him prisoner, along with a young Iroquois girl, Snow Falls, whose family he has just killed. The Huron-Iroquois rivalry, now growing vicious, courses through this novel, and these three are its principal characters.. . a story of blood and hope, suspicion and trust, hatred and love, that comes to a head when Jesuit and Huron join together against the stupendous wrath of the Iroquois, when everything that any of them has ever known or believed in faces nothing…

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    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014. First edition - Novel by this award-winning Canadian writer, set in the seventeenth century, where a Jesuit missionary ventures into the wilderness in search of converts. "A Huron warrior and elder named Bird soon takes him prisoner, along with a young Iroquois girl, Snow Falls, whose family he has just killed. The Huron-Iroquois rivalry, now growing vicious, courses through this novel, and these three are its principal characters.. . a story of blood and hope, suspicion and trust, hatred and love, that comes to a head when Jesuit and Huron join together against the stupendous wrath of the Iroquois, when everything that any of them has ever known or believed in faces nothing less than annihilation. A saga nearly four hundred years old, it is also timeless and eternal." 439 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 83215
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  • THE GRAND PEREGRINATION, Being the Life and Adventures of Fernao Mendes Pinto. by [Pinto, Fernao Mendes, 1509 -1583] Collis, Maurice (1889-1973)
    [Pinto, Fernao Mendes, 1509 -1583] Collis, Maurice (1889-1973)
    THE GRAND PEREGRINATION, Being the Life and Adventures of Fernao Mendes Pinto.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Faber & Faber, (1949) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first biography of this 16th century Portuguese adventurer and explorer who left Portugal in 1537 as a common soldier but whose travels were intended to help him establish himself as a merchant. Pinto traveled to the coast of India, Japan, China, and Malaya and more - was thrown into prison by the Chinese, introduced firearms to Japan, and succeeded in becoming wealthy but after meeting Saint Francis Xavier, he joined the newly formed Jesuit Society and headed a mission to Japan, only to recognize its futility. His autobiography - Peregrinacao or Pilgrimage - was published posthumously in 1614. While some of the claims in this work might have…

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    London: Faber & Faber, (1949) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first biography of this 16th century Portuguese adventurer and explorer who left Portugal in 1537 as a common soldier but whose travels were intended to help him establish himself as a merchant. Pinto traveled to the coast of India, Japan, China, and Malaya and more - was thrown into prison by the Chinese, introduced firearms to Japan, and succeeded in becoming wealthy but after meeting Saint Francis Xavier, he joined the newly formed Jesuit Society and headed a mission to Japan, only to recognize its futility. His autobiography - Peregrinacao or Pilgrimage - was published posthumously in 1614. While some of the claims in this work might have been inaccurate, Collis considers them compatible with historical events and Pinto's work as the most complete European account of 16th century Asian history. Includes 13 illustrations, bibliography, index. 313 pp

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    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (toning to pages and endpapers, some chipping to the dj at the top of the spine)

    Book ID: 84600
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