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Jean-Baptiste La Barre
La Vie De La Marie Agnes Dauvaine,
Paris-Chez Estienne Michallet, 1675. Book. A scarce biographicalaccount of the life of Marie Agnes Dauvaine. With a beautiful full-page portrait of Marie and attractive headpieces. Marie Agnes Dauvaine (1602-1665) was a French nun from Nancy. After being introduced to the Duchess of Mantua, she decided to join the nuns of L'Annonciade Celeste, but faced opposition from her parents. Instead, Marie lived the life of a nun herself. After the death of her parents, she was able reach her goal and joined the convent in Paris in1619. By 1635 Marie was elected prioress, a position she held for thirty years, alternating with others in accordance with tradition. Jean-Baptiste La Barre wrote his biography of Marie Agnes Dauvaine in 1675, ten years after her death. With attractive bookplates to front endpapers of a Ramsgate Monastery and one Mary Barbara Hales. Condition: In a vellum binding. Externally, a trifle rubbed with wear to extremities, particularly to tail of spine. Front hinge slightly strained but firm. Internally, binding loosening slightly in places. Loss to bottom of front free endpaper. Institutional bookplates and a label to front endpapers. Three leaves have been replacedwith very neatly hand-written early copperplate manuscriptversions. Bright and generally clean. Overall: GOOD. Good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Rooke Books [United Kingdom]

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