Pierre-Jacques Blondel's memorandum, unknown (1725-1726)

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Pierre-Jacques Blondel's memorandum, unknown (1725-1726), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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Full title:
Memorandum on the abuses practised by the booksellers and printers of Paris

Full title original language:
Mémoire sur les vexations qu'exercent les Libraires & Imprimeurs de Paris

Abstract:
Following the status quo on the book trade code of 1723, in particular regarding continuation of privileges, the disputes about the monopolies of the Parisian booksellers were particularly poignant. The report attributed to abbot Pierre-Jacques Blondel denounced with a high degree of accuracy the practices of the Parisian booksellers aimed at excluding their counterparts from the provinces from the profit resulting from the publication of the most profitable works: faked counts of editions, speculations about the privileges and the works. Newer still, Blondel also described 'vexations' which the authors themselves underwent in their editorial relations with their booksellers.

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Author: Pierre-Jacques Blondel (1683-1739)

Publisher: unknown

Year: 1725-1726

Location: unknown

Language: French

Source: Bibliothèque nationale de France : VP-545

Persons referred to:


Augustine, St
Ballard, Christophe
Barbou, Jean Joseph
Bilaine, Pierre
Blondel, Pierre-Jacques
Boucherat, Louis
Busée, Pierre
Calmet, Antoine Augustin
Camusat, Jean
Catullus, Gaius Valerius
Coignard, Jean-Baptiste
Coignard, Louis
Colines, Simon de
Colombat, Jacques
Cramoisy, Sébastien
De Sacy, Louis-Isaac Lemaistre, sieur
Desessarts, Jean-Baptiste
Deshouliers, Antoinette
Desprez, Guillaume
Dezalliers, Antoine
Du Cange, Charles Dufresne, Sieur
Estienne, Robert
Fleury, Claude
Francis I
Frézier, Amédée-François
La Fontaine, Jean de
Le Petit, Pierre
Livy
Mariette, Jean
Martin, Gabriel
Montalan
Montfaucon, Bernard de
Morel, Fédéric
Moréri, Louis
Muguet, François
Nicole, Pierre
Nivelle, Sébastien
Osinont, Charles
Ovid
Patisson, Mamert
Pliny 'the Elder'
Quintilian
Reynie, Gabriel Nicolas de la
Thierry, Denis
Turnèbe, Adrien
Vascosan, Michel de
Vitré, Antoine
d'Houry, Laurent
Émery, Pierre

Places referred to:
Frankfurt
Limoges
Paris
Rouen
Troyes

Cases referred to:
N/A

Institutions referred to:
Academy of Sciences (Paris)
Chambre syndicale des libraires et imprimeurs (Paris)
Keeper of the Seals ('Garde des Sceaux')
Parisian Guild of Booksellers and Printers
Parlement of Paris
Royal Academy of Music (Paris)
Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture (Paris)
University of Paris (Sorbonne)

Legislation:
Code de la Librairie 1723

Keywords:
Bible, the
almanacs
author/publisher relations
authors' remuneration
authorship, legal concept of
book market
book trade
censorship
classics, Greek and Latin
counterfeit
customs
duration, prolongation of privileges
editions, new
employer/employee relations
fraud
guild regulation
guilds
importation
learning, the advancement of
monopoly
piracy
price regulation
printing, history of
privileges, French
privileges, fictitious
privileges, printing
public performance
registration
remedies
reprints
reputation
royalty/royalties
scholarly writing
subscription
translations, of classic works
typography
universities

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