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Ruled, notebook with marbled covers comprising an inventory of a personal library probably from Québec, Canada. The works listed in the volume concern the history and exploration of Canada and North America. Written by and unknown compiler, possibly a Jesuit priest, the inventory of books includes the bibliographical information for each work: author, title, number of volumes, and year of publication. The titles are chiefly in French, with some in English, and a few in Latin. Publication dates in the library span from the 17th century to the 19th century. The earliest work is dated is 1633 and the latest 1878. Subjects in the library concern all aspects of Canadian culture, founding, and history. They include botany, England relations, exploration, France, history, Jesuit relations, Native Americans, North America, politics, topography, and voyages. Two leaves of clippings regarding ecclesiastical appointments and changes in Montréal and Québec, dated October 7, 1882 are laid in the volume. One printed leaf entitled: Quebec and its historic past is a summary of remarks from the conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, held August 1882. The library inventory is written on the first sixteen pages the remainder of the volume is blank. The covers and first end leaf of the volume are detached and the spine is lacking.
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- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Donna Brandolisio
- Finding Aid Date
- June 2018
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