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Articles and drafts of articles by Giles Barber concerning John Nourse (c.1705-1780), bookseller, and related papers, 1977-2006 and n.d. [c.1983-2006]

MS. 9101/73

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  1. 'John Nourse, Printed materials', publications and papers relating to John Nourse and the English book trade in the 18th century, 1977-2000 and n.d. [c.1990], including offprints of articles by Barber, namely 'Aspects of the Booktrade between England and the Low Countries in the Eighteenth Century', published in Documentatieblad, Werkgroep 18e Eeuw, Apr 1977; 'Voltaire and the 'maudites éditions de Jean Nourse'', published in Voltaire and his world, Studies presented to W.H. Barber (Voltaire Foundation, Oxford, 1985); and 'Voltaire et Oxford. Esquisse rapide d’un intérêt vieux de deux siècles et demi', published in Voltaire en Europe, Hommage à Christiane Mervaud (Voltaire Foundation, Oxford, 2000); and typescripts of unpublished talks on Nourse given by Barber, namely 'Reconstructing an archive: John Nourse, an eighteenth century London bookseller', n.d. [c.1990], possibly given at an Oxford University History Faculty graduate seminar, and 'Printing and Bookselling in Paris and London', 1991, given at the Institute of Historical Research Urban History Seminar 13 Feb 1991
  2. 'J[ohn] N[ourse]: Voltaire article 'Maudites' – Notes and Text', notes for an article on John Nourse and Voltaire, published as 'Voltaire and the 'maudites éditions de Jean Nourse'', in Voltaire and his world, Studies presented to W.H. Barber, 1985, 1983-1984 and n.d. [c.1983]
  3. proof? of 'Voltaire and the 'maudites éditions de Jean Nourse', with corrections, probably by Barber, [1985]
  4. 'J[ohn] N[ourse] Text', draft of 'John Nourse: Enlightenment Publisher and Bookseller. Behind the Scenes in Eighteenth Century Oxford, London and Europe' by Barber, n.d. [c.2000]
  5. ''Parleyvoo francay?' or Who was Molly Jones? The market for Italian and French publications in eighteenth century Oxford', article by Barber, and related papers, 2006 and n.d. [c.2006]


  • 1977-2006 and n.d. [c.1983-2006]


1 box (5 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 9101/73

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