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Mémoires Sur La Vie De M. De Laval, Premier Éveque De Québec
Jean Fr?ric Motiens Cologne: Jean Frédéric Motiens& , 1761. 1st. Hard Cover. Fine. 12mo (164 x 100 mm). vii, [1]-2l5pp. First edition. Modern rich burgundy leather, new end papers, with title in gilt stamped on black leather label and 1761 date in gilt stamped at bottom of spine. Inside page are pleasantly age toned evenly throughout. Attractive book in fine condition. & This scarce biography of the first Bishop of Quebec (1623-1708) contains much useful information about the late 17th century history of the region. Although the terminal leaf indicates this to be the end of the first volume, only one was published. First Edition of this scarce book, the earliest biography of François Xavier de Laval de Montigny [1623-1708], first bishop of Quebec (1674-88) and one of the most powerful and influential figures in seventeenth century New France., Although Sabin cites the first edition of this work, Paris, 1761, as existing in two volumes, only one volume is all that was published. & A scarce little book that Winsor says "is worth looking into, though not with the object of accepting all its statements. Frontenac is bitterly attacked, his faults magnified, and many serious charges preferred against him."& Streeter Sale 129. Sabin 39216; Dionne 653; Winsor, IV. pp. 358--59. Faribault, No. 378.
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