Nov 25, 2014 - Sale 2368

Sale 2368 - Lot 52

Price Realized: $ 1,300
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
THE FIRST BOOK PUBLISHED IN MONTREAL? (CANADA.) Réglement de la Confrerie de l'Adoration Perpétuelle du S. Sacrement, et de la Bonne Mort. 16mo, contemporary marbled cloth-backed boards, moderate wear; unevenly trimmed on top edge. Montreal: F. Mesplet & C. Berger, 1776

Additional Details

Second edition of the rules for a seminary's mutual aid society. Fleury Mesplet was Montreal's first printer, having emigrated from France via London and Philadelphia under the encouragement of none other than Benjamin Franklin. The first edition of this work may have been printed in Montreal or Philadelphia. Dionne 8 ("parait-il, le premier livre qui ait été imprimé à Montréal"); Gagnon 2961; Lande 153; Streeter sale VI:3649; TPL 482 ("possibly the first book printed in Montreal"); Tremaine 231.