Book ID: 28870 Règlement pour la Librairie et Imprimerie de Paris; Arrêté au Conseil d'Etat du Roy, Sa Majesté y étant, le 28 février 1723. BOOKSELLING AND PRINTING.

The Regulation of Booksellers and Printers

Règlement pour la Librairie et Imprimerie de Paris; Arrêté au Conseil d'Etat du Roy, Sa Majesté y étant, le 28 février 1723.

Place and Imprint: Chaalons’ [i.e. Châlons-sur-Marne], ‘pour la Communauté des Libraires’, 1735.
Edition: New edition, apparently unrecorded.
Bibliographical References: Not found on OCLC or the Union Catalogue of France (CCFr).
Condition: A fine copy.
Book ID: 28870

Physical Description

12mo, contemporary polished continental calf, marbled paper endpapers, blind-ruled borders, red morocco spine label, gilt decorations and lettering, a.e. stained red. Woodcut tailpieces.

Comments

By the late 17th century, the French government attempted to regulate all aspects of printing and the distribution of books in and around Paris. In 1686 those regulations were codified in the Édit du Roy pour le Règlement des Imprimeurs et Libraires de Paris and the Édit du Roy pour le Règlement des Relieurs et doreurs de Livres. Further revisions were made 30 years later, and after some disagreements, two editions of the code were published in 1723 and 1731 in the form of a decree. The code was extended to all of France in 1744 and remained in effect until 1777. This edition is a provincially printed version of the 1723 edition, printed in Châlons-sur-Marne in 1735. The code is divided into 123 articles and is remarkably comprehensive in its regulation of all aspects of the trade, including the import of books, old and new, bound and unbound, and of imported printing types; books sold by subscription; requirements for the apprenticeships to booksellers and printers; the widows of booksellers and of printers; proofreaders; type founders; traveling booksellers; fairground booksellers and printers; prohibited books; auctions and inventories of libraries and bookstores, et al. From the library of 19th century Châlons librarian and local historian Amédée Lhote, with his bookplate on the front paste-down and ink ownership stamp in the margin of the final page of text; a bookseller’s catalogue entry for the Histoire de l’imprimerie a Châlons (1895) on the rear paste-down. Marginal notations in ink on two leaves.

Price: $3,750.00

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