Correspondence and papers of Giles Barber relating to the publication of an edition of Nicolas Contat, Anecdotes Typographiques (1762), 1976-1988 and n.d. [c.1979]
- 'Contat: Anecdotes', agreement between Barber and the Oxford Bibliographical Society for the publication of [an edition of] Nicolas Contat, dit Le Brun, Anecdotes Typographiques [(1762)], [published by the Society in 1980, edited with an introduction and notes by Barber], and related papers, including correspondence with Philippe Minard of the University of Lille regarding the reprinting of the work in France [in Philippe Minard, Typographes des Lumières (1989)], 1976-1988 and n.d. [c.1979]
- 'Anecdotes, addenda etc.' letters received by Barber following the publication of Anecdotes Typographiques, reviews of the book, and related papers, 1980-1981
- 1976-1988 and n.d. [c.1979]
1 box (2 folders)
Biographical / Historical
Nicholas Contat's Anecdotes typographiques, published in 1762, is an autobiographical account of a printer's apprenticeship in eighteenth century Paris.