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Livre

The name of several obsolete currencies. Livre currencies were used in parts of France, the Channel Islands, and a number of former French colonies.
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"In addition to this there hath been paid to a mason who hath made the holes wherein to place the gratings of the windows, and the floor of the chamber where the cage is, because that floor could not support this cage by reason of its weight, twenty-seven livres fourteen sols parisis."
"To a joiner for window frames, bedstead, hollow stool, and other things, twenty livres, two sols parisis."
"Three hundred sixty-seven livres, eight sols, three deniers parisis.
"Gossip," retorted Louis XI., "think you that 'tis for birds of this feather that we cause to be made cages at three hundred and sixty-seven livres, eight sous, three deniers apiece?
"Why a roof of copper, embellished and gilt, two thousand livres at the most."
In '68 we made you valet of our chamber: in '69, guardian of the fortress of the bridge of Saint-Cloud, at a hundred livres of Tournay in wages (you wanted them of Paris).
'73, by letters given to Gergeole, we instituted you keeper of the Wood of Vincennes, in the place of Gilbert Acle, equerry; in '75, gruyer* of the forest of Rouvray-lez- Saint-Cloud, in the place of Jacques le Maire; in '78, we graciously settled on you, by letters patent sealed doubly with green wax, an income of ten livres parisis, for you and your wife, on the Place of the Merchants, situated at the School Saint-Germain; in '79, we made you gruyer of the forest of Senart, in place of that poor Jehan Daiz; then captain of the Château of Loches; then governor of Saint- Quentin; then captain of the bridge of Meulan, of which you cause yourself to be called comte.
(27.) << Les bonnes ventes du livre religieux >>, Livres de France, 118 (avril 1990), p.
Yvan Cloutier a defini l'edition religieuse comme <<l'ensemble des imprimes dont les titres ont une connotation religieuse explicite : spiritualite, bible, morale, theologie, livres de priere, etc.>>.
In 1752, for example, in the seigneurial court of the barony of Gemeaux, a young woman appeared before the judge to declare her pregnancy, and the judge awarded her 30 livres from the named father, for the costs of her delivery, with no court case.
Il s'agit de la copie de 1847, la seule integrale, avec sa division en 42 livres, qui occupent les quatre volumes de la presente edition, qui correspondent aux anciennes "parties" du texte.
Il y en a qui viennent avec des titres de livres en tete; d'autres qui preferent une rencontre [beaucoup moins que]hasardeuse[beaucoup plus grand que] avec le livre.