CANADA -- (FAILLON, E.M.). Histoire de la Colonie Française en Canada. Villemarie (= Montréal), Bibl. Paroissiale, 1865-66. 3 vols. xiii, (3), xxiii, 551; xxiv, 568; xxiii, 548 pp. 4°. Cont. hcf. w. red cf. labels. (Spine ends chipped, spines a bit rubbed, corners bumped, stamps on ti-pp.).First edition of this important history of Canada by the Abbé Faillon, based on official documents and unpublished archival sources. Faillon spent seven years in Canada, returning three times to verify and complete his notes. His meticulous research resulted in the present Histoire, which far surpasses Charlevoix's earlier Histoire de la Nouvelle France in scope and depth. - Chadenat 1337: "Publication très importante ..."; Sabin 23651.
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