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Charles-Joseph Panckoucke

Overview page. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945) — Bibliography.

 (1736–98) French publisher and bookseller.

Beginning his career in Lille, where his father was a printer and publisher, he moved to Paris in 1762, soon becoming the wealthiest and...

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Henrik Gabriel Porthan

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography — Modern History (1700 to 1945).

 (1739–1804) Finnish professor and librarian.

A prolific scholar, Porthan founded Finnish critical historical writing (including library history). He raised the quality of the...

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Lars Salvius

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 (1706–73) Printer, publisher, bookseller, and reformer of the Swedish book market.

A printer in Stockholm from 1742, he considerably raised typographical standards. As a driving...

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Marc-Michel Rey

Overview page. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945) — Bibliography.

 (1720–80) Amsterdam bookseller and publisher.

Born in Geneva, Rey moved to Amsterdam in 1746 to start his publishing career. He soon became one of the foremost booksellers of the...

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Mary Jane Godwin

Overview page. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945) — Bibliography.

(?1765–1841),

author and publisher of children's literature, mother and step-mother to William Godwin's children. An English woman who had been forced to flee wartime Europe...

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Nikolai Ivanovich Novikov

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 (1744–1818) Russian writer, journalist, and publisher.

Novikov initiated several periodicals, including Russia’s first bibliographical journal. He also organized the book trade in...

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print culture

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A conceptual term that identifies the distinct cultural impact made by print technology. The term was popularized by McLuhan, who believed that print culture exemplifies the triumph of the...

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Prosper Marchand

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 (1678–1756) Huguenot publisher and journalist.

A bookseller and publisher in Paris from 1698, he was forced to flee to Holland in 1709 following his conversion to Calvinism. In...

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