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Papers and Letters of French Booksellers and Bibliographers


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The papers and letters of French booksellers and bibliographers, including those of the Nyon family (papers cover 1786-1820), Treutell & Würtz (papers cover 1813-43), and Étienne Gabriel Peignot (papers cover 1804-53). There is also an arrangement of papers of miscellaneous French, German, Italian and English writers and booksellers (17th-19th century).


  • 17th-19th cent.


3 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

  • French

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. French c. 31].
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MSS. French c. 31-3

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 9972

Biographical / Historical

The Nyon family were booksellers in Paris; Treutell & Würtz were also booksellers.

Étienne Gabriel Peignot was born at Arc-en-Barrois on the 15th of May, 1767. Originally a bookseller he later became librarian at Dijon. Peignot died in 1849.

Other Finding Aids

Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 47187-9.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the Library c. 1939.
Papers and Letters of French Booksellers and Bibliographers
Susan Thomas
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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