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Author Name:    DE LA SALLE, Saint John Baptist) BETTERSBY, W...J. (ed.)

Title:   De La Salle : Letters and Documents. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Lonmans, Green and Co., London / New York / Toronto, 1952, 

Seller ID:   106430

(DE LA SALLE, Saint John Baptist). De La Salle : Letters and Documents. Edited by W. J. Battersby. London / New York / Toronto : Lonmans, Green and Co., (1952). First Edition. Pp (4),v-xxxix,(3),3-270,(2), frontispiece portrait + 2 plates and one text illustration. Index. 8vo, maroon cloth, gilt lettering to spine. "Here is presentedncre is presented, ior the first time, an English transition of all the authentic letters and extant papers writtenor signed by St. John Baptist de la Salle, accompanied by the original Fre nch texts. This volume supplements two previous works in which the author considers de la Salle firstly, as a Pioneer in Modern Education, and secondly, as a Saint and Spiritual Writer. The documents supply invaluable primarysources, hitherto not generally available, which make possible direct cont act with his spirituality, and provide a further light upon his life. In his introduction the author sets out details of the documents which have comedown to us, how they were preserved, and why so many others were lost; he also provides a commentary on the general historical background, and on thecircumstances in which the letters were written. The book will be very wel come to all those interested in de la Salle's great achievement in the field of education, and his enduring spiritual influence as founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools." (from the dj). From the library of Rev. R.J. MacSween, Prfessor of English (1948-1985) at St. FrancisXavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Minor fading to edges, ex-li bris R.J. MacSween (with his signaure and donation bookplate), else very good in chipped and torn, unclipped dustjacket. 40.00


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