Le Voyage de Galilée.

Naud, Michel. Le R. P. [or Nau] 1633-1683.

Book ID: 34560


12mo. [14], 259 pp., [1], contemporary marbled calf, title gilt on raised and decorated spine, title vignette, speckled edges, bookplate of Bibliotheque du Chateau de Menneval verso front cover, previous owner’s inscriptions on title page with the name crossed out, spine cracked at lower edge, marginal damp stain on pages 103-112, otherwise copy in overall good condition, Michel Le Petit et Estienne Michallet, Paris, first and rare edition, 1670.


Naud (1631 – 1683), a French Jesuit priest, orientalist and a missionary to Syria. He arrived in Aleppo in 1665 . He studied Arabic and Syriac and became a good connoisseur of the Eastern liturgy. A great traveler, he had previously (in 1669) made a trip to Galilee in Bonnecorse M. company whose story was published – without the knowledge of P. Nau – by FS Alquié . This narrative is repeated in his “Voyage Nouveau de la Terre Sainte”, of which he is the basis of the fifth book.
Later in 1674 he was a member of the suite of the Marquis de Nointel, French ambassador to the Porte during his voyage in the Eastern Mediterranean in 1673-4, thereby gaining access to places that otherwise might have been to the lone Christian pilgrim. He joined the ambassador’s suite only to Palestine, Syria, and Lebanon. According to Sommervogel, Naud left Paris in 1665 to enlist in the Levant Missions. This work describes a journey Naud carried out with the French consul at Sidon, Bonnecorse, in 1665. Naud returned to Paris in 1682.
Bibliographic References: Röhricht, 1138; Tobler, p. 111. Copac locates only one copy a the British Library

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