Biographical Notice of Joseph-Octave Plessis, Bishop of Quebec

FRENCH, T. B. (trans.)

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Bishop Joseph-Octave Plessis (1763-1825) oversaw the establishment of Quebec as a Roman Catholic Archdiocese and led the church during the challenging years of the Lower Canada Rebellion. As a Catholic missionary, he is a controversial figure today because his was personally involved in the promotion of the Church among the indigenous peoples of the Red River. His political work kept the French-Canadian cultural traditions alive and helped to define a place for the Catholic school system in Canada. Whatever your opinions on the value of those developments, Plessis is an important figure in Canadian religious and political history.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: G. & G. E. Desbarats
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1864
  • Place Published: Quebec
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    xiv, 177 p. 23 cm. Frontisportrait of Plessis. Reddish-brown cloth. Spine slightly chipped at top, softened at bottom. Corners slightly bumped. Owner's signature on front free endpaper with handwritten note on p. 177. Foxing. Owner's signature on front free endpaper. Chipped bottom corner p. 37 does not affect text. Minor foxing.

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