Getting to know Macintosh’s European buyers

The University of Leeds’s superb AHRC-funded project, “The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe”, has recently made its database available for public searching. The project maps the trade of the Swiss publishing house, Société Typographique de Neuchâtel (STN).

The French translator of Macintosh’s book, Jacques-Pierre Brissot (1754–1793), had a close working relationship with STN and the project’s database contains information related to the sale of a number of Brissot’s books, including his Voyages en Europe, en Asie et en Afrique (1786).

The database shows a number of booksellers to whom copies of Voyages was dispatched and gives an important indication of its geographical circulation. All valuable grist to the mill! Congratulations are due to the project team for putting together such an excellent resource.

Screenshot from STN Online Database Archive

STN Online Database Archive showing the purchasers of the French translation of Macintosh’s book.

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