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Author Maber, Richard G.

Title Publishing in the Republic of Letters : the Ménage-Graevius-Wetstein correspondence, 1679-1692 / Richard G. Maber
Published Amsterdam ; New York, N.Y. : Rodopi, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (174 pages) : illustrations, portraits, facsimiles
Series Studies in the history of ideas in the Low Countries
Studies in the history of ideas in the Low Countries.
Contents List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Description of the manuscripts; Editorial principles; Table of the letters; The Ménage -- Grævius -- Wetstein correspondence; Plate Section; Bibliography; Index
Summary "This book prints for the first time two remarkable interlocking sequences of letters between Paris and the Netherlands: 40 letters from Gilles Menage in Paris to Johann-Georg Graevius in Utrecht, and 30 from the printer Henrik Wetstein, in Amsterdam, to Menage. Their principle focus is the publication of a considerable number of Menage's works outside France, above all his monumental edition of Diogenes Laertius's Lives of the Philosophers." "The letters give an engaging picture of mutual help within the community of scholars. Dutch, German, English, and French, including Huguenot exiles like Le Clerc and Bayle. Menage's are full of information from Paris: while Wetsein's, forthright and humorous, concentrate on publishing details in a sometimes stormy relationship. The great Diogenes edition encountered an extraordinary range of problems: difficulties at every stage of publication, hazardous wartime communications, and, not least, a bizarrely eccentric collaborator in Marcus Meibomius. The two correspondences provide a fascinating case-study of the practical working of international scholarly publishing in time of war, and the European network of learned correspondence in the later seventeenth century." "Each letter is printed in full, accompanied by a summary, detailed commentary, and extensive annotations."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-165) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Graevius, Joannes Georgius, 1632-1703 -- Correspondence.
Ménage, Gilles, 1613-1692 -- Correspondence.
Wetstein, Henricus -- Correspondence.
Authors and publishers -- Europe -- Correspondence.
Authors and publishers -- France -- History -- 17th century.
Authors and publishers -- Netherlands -- History -- 17th century.
Genre/Form Records and correspondence.
Personal correspondence.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1417592052 (electronic bk.)
9781417592050 (electronic bk.)