Lot n°0027

- RICHARD (Edouard-Emery). Acadie. Reconstitution d'un chapitre perdu de l'histoire d'Amérique. Publié d'après le manuscrit original, entièrement refondu, corrigé et annoté avec une introduction et des appendices par Henri d'Arles. Québec, Typographie J. Laflamme, 1916, 3 vol. grand 8°, 417, 504, 547 p., demi-basane maroquinée rouge, dos à 4 nerfs, auteur, titre, filets et roulettes dorés (tomes 1-2), br. (tome 3), cachets (pet. manque marg. au faux titre et au frontispice grossièrement restauré). Édouard-Émery Richard (1844-1904) was a Canadian historian and politician. Richard was of Acadian heritage. Following his last failed campaign, Richard returned to Arthabaskaville and began to immerse himself in his heritage. He fervently promoted the Acadian cause, petitioning for an Acadian museum, working on his own research, and even starting a campaign for reparations. An 1893 article in Toronto by Pierce Stevens Hamilton and histories by Francis Parkman and Thomas Beamish Akins spurred Richard to begin his own published history. His work, first published in two volumes in 1895, was controversial for mixing English and French in text. Despite this controversy, his work brought him accolades, including an election to the Royal Society of Canada and an honorary doctorate from Université Laval.
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