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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]

MS. 9101/101

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  1. '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]
  2. '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)

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 9101/101

Biographical / Historical

Nicholas Contat's Anecdotes typographiques, published in 1762, is an autobiographical account of a printer's apprenticeship in eighteenth century Paris.

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