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    Chronicling the Travels of
    Jesuit Missionaries

    [Yves Mathurin Marie Tre´audet de Querbeuf]. Lettres Édifiantes et curieuses, Écrites des missions Étrangeres. Nouvelle Édition. Twenty-six volumes. Paris: J. G. Merigot, [1780-1783]. Text in French. Twelvemos. Full mottled leather bindings with gilt titles and labels on spines. Red and black labels on spines of all except Volume XV, which has a yellow spine label. All edges painted red, though head edges have faded a bit. Marbled endpapers in all. Ex-library collection, with only bookplates reading "Library of the Newton Theological Institution," with no other indication. Rubbing, soiling, and wear to extremities, affecting leather on covers as well as the decoration on spines. Head and tail-pieces affected with loss on 21 volumes. Front joints starting on Volumes I, IV, and XV. Small holes in rear joints of Volumes XVII and XXII. Textblocks are cockled from damp, with scattered foxing, dampstaining, and thumbsoiling throughout all. Some tears and roughness scattered throughout, none affecting text. Color has been affected on most marbled front and rear endpapers, in addition to colors bleeding through to versos, dark smudges, and biopredation and tearing near hinges. A holographic transcription of pp 311-312 is bound with print pages in Volume XXI. In very good condition.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    8th-9th Wednesday-Thursday
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