Memorandum on the dispute between the Parisian and the provincial booksellers, Paris (1690s)

Source: Bibliothèque nationale de France : Mss. Fr. 22119 n° 21

Citation:
Memorandum on the dispute between the Parisian and the provincial booksellers, Paris (1690s), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Full title:
Memorandum on the dispute which has arisen between the booksellers of Paris and those of Lyon, regarding the privileges and extensions of these which the King grants for the printing of books

Full title original language:
Mémoire sur la contestation qui est entre les libraires de Paris et ceux de Lyon au sujet des privilèges et des Continuations que le Roy accorde pour l'impression des livres

Abstract:
Following the effective destruction of the public domain entailed by the royal decrees and regulations of 1665 and 1686, this anonymous memorandum was one of the first to describe the right of exploitation safeguarded by privileges in terms of a private property. Anticipating in some respects the 1725 apology of the Parisian guild by Louis d'Héricourt, we find this 'mémoire' already then speaking of privileges as a guarantee for the labour invested in the publication of a work - a guarantee which could even become perpetual. The author of the work, on the other hand, was not yet central in any way to the theoretical system advanced by the Parisian booksellers in order to defend their monopolies.

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Year: 1690s

Location: Paris

Language: French

Source: Bibliothèque nationale de France : Mss. Fr. 22119 n° 21

Persons referred to:
Arnauld d'Andilly, Robert
Aubéry, Antoine
Augustine, St
Bertier, Antoine
Bilaine, Pierre
Cassiodorus, Flavius Magnus Aurelius
Combesis, Francisco
Comenius
Couterot, Edme
Cramoisy, Sébastien
De Sacy, Louis-Isaac Lemaistre, sieur
De la Haye, Jean
Desprez, Guillaume
Du Cange, Charles Dufresne, Sieur
Furetière, Antoine
Giunti, Filippo
Giunti, Jacques
Goibaud-Dubois, Philippe
Gonet, Jean Baptiste
Le Jeune, Nicolas, Sieur de Franqueville
Le Petit, Pierre
Louis XIV
Maimbourg, Louis
Mazarin, Jules
Meturas, Gaspard
Morin, Jean
Pralard, André
Rebuffé, Pierre
Richelet, César-Pierre
Richelieu, Armand Jean Duplessis, Cardinal de
Tertullian
Tinghi, Philippe

Places referred to:
Amsterdam
Angoulême
Antwerp
Blois
Bordeaux
Caen
Champagne
England
Europe
Florence
France
Geneva
Germany
Grenoble
Limoges
Lyon
Madrid
Netherlands
Normandy
Nuremberg
Orleans
Paris
Reims
Rome
Rouen
Seville
Spain
Toulouse
Troyes
Venice

Cases referred to:
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Institutions referred to:
Académie française
Collège de Montaigu (University of Paris)
King's Council of State (France)
Lyon Guild of Booksellers and Printers
Parisian Guild of Booksellers and Printers
Rouen Guild of Booksellers and Printers

Legislation:
Parisian Book Trade Regulations 1665
Parisian Book Trade Regulations 1686

Keywords:
authors' remuneration
barter trade
book market
book trade
duration, prolongation of privileges
interest groups
lobbying
patronage
perpetual protection
printing, history of
privileges, French
property analogies
property theory, publishers' property
public domain
public good
religious works
renewal
scholarly writing
subscription
translations, protection of
utility

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