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Pourcher, Abbot Pierre. - Histoire de la... - Lot 356 - Crait + Müller
Pourcher, Abbot Pierre. - Histoire de la bête du Gévaudan, véritable fléau de Dieu, d'après les documents authentiques et inédits. Saint-Martin-de-Boubaux, by the author, 1889. In-16, full brown calf binding, spine ribbed, entrenerfs decorated with scrolls, covers preserved - Binding rubbed, spine faded, gilt tarnished - 1040 pp. Rare and curious historical collection written and printed by the abbot Pourcher, parish priest of Saint-Martin-de-Boubaux in Lozère, from documents compiled in the National Library, in the library of the Institute in the newspapers of the time and in the collective memory of his parishioners. Without doubt the most complete work on the subject, even if the presentation of the beast by the good abbot makes it a divine punishment inflicted on the inhabitants of Gévaudan for having suppressed the feast of Saint Sévérien, first bishop of Mende. The author, a local scholar, printed his works himself. Rare.
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