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[Bookbinder's Ticket for Leger Brousseau]
[Bookbinder's Ticket for Leger Brousseau]
Title[Bookbinder's Ticket for Leger Brousseau]
Date Created1897
Sort Date1897
DescriptionA rectangular ticket, black ink on faded blue or grey paper.
Extent1 bookbinder's ticket : relief printing ; 3.1 x 1.8 cm
Subject - GeographicQuébec (Québec)
Personal NamesBrousseau, Leger
TypeStill Image
NotesLéger (baptized Joseph) Brousseau Sr. was born in Québec City on May 21, 1826. His older brother, Jean-Docile Brousseau, had a bookstore and print shop on Rue Buade, and was appointed the official printer for the archdiocese of Québec in 1855 and became owner of Le Courrier du Canada in 1858. Léger entered into a partnership with his brother, and then began using his own name as publisher when Jean-Docile embarked on a political career in 1861. A successful publisher, Léger also became the Québec agent of several renowned European publishers during the 1880s. He passed away on February 8, 1890, but his bookshop and printing works continued to operate after his death. This bookbinder's ticket indicates that the printing works (and presumably also the bookshop) operated under Léger's name at least until 1897. For the first few years after Léger's death, his shops were under his son's care. Financial difficulties forced Léger Brousseau Jr to sell the businesses a few years later, so it is unknown if, at the time of this ticket's creation, the shops were still being managed by the Brousseau family.
1) Lavoie, Elzéar. 'Brousseau, Léger.' Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online. University of Toronto/Université Laval, n.d.
Access IdentifierBBT MUR CAN I B7684
Digital IdentifierBBT_MUR_CAN_I_B7684
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. Leslie Binder. BBT MUR CAN I B7684
Date Available2012
Publisher - DigitalVancouver : University of British Columbia Library
RightsImages provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy, or otherwise use these images must be obtained from Rare Books and Special Collections:
TranslationLeger Brousseau Printer and Bookbinder 11 & 13 Buade Street Québec 1897
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