Studies in the Franco-American Booktrade During the Late 18th and Early 19th Centuries


23 x 16 cm
305 pp. Index
Publication: 1994
ISBN 0 907132 72 3
ISBN-13 978 0 907132 72 1

Book Description

This volume brings together five studies on the booktrade in France and America during the revolutionary period at the end of the eighteenth and beginning of the nineteenth centuries. The papers encompass three major aspects of the subject: publishing, printing and bookselling. While little is known about the bookmen selected, their contributions to the book trade and the history of printing were highly significant. Nancrede was responsible for many firsts in American cultural history; Stone started a long-lasting press that printed many important Americana; Dufief sold many great libraries and was Jefferson’s book agent. This work is based throughout on original research and two of the papers appear here for the first time.


  • Introduction
  • Joseph Nancrede: Franco- American Bookseller-Publisher
  • John Hurford Stone: The English Press in Paris and its Successors
  • Nicholas Gouin Dufief: Franco-American Bookseller
  • Some Books in Revolutionary France; Some Books in Republican America
  • Additional Notes
  • Index

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