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Bible, New Testament, French. Le Nouveau Testament de Notre Seigneur Jesus-Christ

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2730B
Lot:
80
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Books & Manuscripts - 2730B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 31, 2014 11:00AM

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Bible, New Testament, French. Le Nouveau Testament de Notre Seigneur Jesus-Christ, trans. Louis-Isaac Lemaistre de Sacy (1613-1684). Boston: Buckingham, 1810.
Two octavo volumes, First American printing of a Bible in French, prepared under the direction of Jean-Louis Anne Madelain Lefebvre de Cheverus (1768-1836), first Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boston, the Approbation at the end of volume two bears his name and title; nicely preserved set in original boards covered in contemporary blue paste paper jackets, contents slightly toned and spotted, dust covers slightly faded, with the original paper spine labels, 8 3/4 x 5 1/4 in. (2)
Cheverus was sworn in as Bishop of Boston on November 1, 1810, and signed his approval for the publication of this work shortly thereafter, on December 22 of the same year.
Estimate $300-500


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Jean-Louis Anne Madelain Lefebvre de Cheverus, first Bishop, printing

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