DE SMET, PIERRE JEAN. 1804-1873. Cinquante nouvelles lettres. Paris: H. Casterman, 1858.

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DE SMET, PIERRE JEAN. 1804-1873.
Cinquante nouvelles lettres. Paris: H. Casterman, 1858.

Sold for US$ 793 inc. premium
DE SMET, PIERRE JEAN. 1804-1873.
Cinquante nouvelles lettres. Paris: H. Casterman, 1858.
x, 502, [2] pp. 8vo (175 x 110 mm). Period morocco. Custom solander box. Title and half-title detached, tiny hole to one leaf, covers detached, spine and text block split.

INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR to Madame Thérèse Parmentier, September 20, 1858. De Smet was a Belgian Jesuit active in missionary work with the Native Americans. He persuaded Sitting Bull to negotiate with the US Government the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie.
Provenance: Thérèse Parmentier; Father Urban Alphonse de Hasque [1870-c.1950], Belgian-born Catholic missionary in Oklahoma (correspondence with the booksellers Arthur H. Clark); inkstamp on endpaper of Holy Family Church Library, Anadarko, Oklahoma.
Acquisition: Swann, Dec 2, 1999, $690.

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DE SMET, PIERRE JEAN. 1804-1873. Cinquante nouvelles lettres. Paris: H. Casterman, 1858.
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