Histoire des ouvrages des Savans: Mois Janvier, Fevrier & Mars 1703; [with] Mois d'Avril, Mai, & Juin 1703; [WITH:] Mois de Juil. Aout, Sept. Oct. Nov. & Dec. 1703.

By: BASNAGE, Henri (1657-1710).

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12mo. 410, [22] pp. Three title pages (grouping the months) with engraved printer's device, indexes. Original single ruled full calf with elaborate gilt-stamped spine, five bands, and 2 red leather spine labels, all edges red speckled; binding worn with cracked but holding joints. Bookplate of Hartford Seminary Foundation. Binding as is, internally very good. Henri Basnage de Beauval was a French Huguenot historian, lexicographer, and journal editor. His Histoire des ouvrages des savans was a periodical appearing from 1687 to 1709; it was a sequel to the Nouvelles de la Republique des Lettres of Pierre Bayle. The change of title was in fact cosmetic, to avoid trouble with the publisher of the Nouvelles. Basnage himself did almost all the editorial reviews, and those of John Locke's works, in particular, did much to spread his ideas. Barbier's Dictionnaire des ouvrages anonymes ascribes the editorship of this to Jacques Basnage de Beauval; the Library of Congress, British Museum, and Bibliotheque Nationale catalogues ascribe the editorship to Henri Basnage, sieur de Beauval. REFERENCES: Wiep van Bunge et al. (editors), The Dictionary of Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century Dutch Philosophers (2003), Thoemmes Press (two volumes), article Basnage de Beauval, Henri, p. 54–8; Hans Bots, Lenie van Lieshout, Contribution à la connaissance des reseaux d'information au debut du XVIIIe siecle: Henri Basnage de Beauval et sa correspondance à propos de l'«Histoire des ouvrages des savans », 1687-1709: publication annotee de quelque cent lettres et index thematique et analytique, Amsterdam, Holland University Press, 1984. See: Sgard, Jean. Dictionnaire des journaux (1600-1789), 2 vols., Paris, 1991, p. 650; Jack Censer, The French Press in the Age of Enlightenment, 2002.

Title: Histoire des ouvrages des Savans: Mois Janvier, Fevrier & Mars 1703; [with] Mois d'Avril, Mai, & Juin 1703; [WITH:] Mois de Juil. Aout, Sept. Oct. Nov. & Dec. 1703.

Author Name: BASNAGE, Henri (1657-1710).

Categories: France,

Publisher: A Rotterdam,, Chez Reinier Leers, 1703.: 1703

lbs: 3.00 lbs

Seller ID: LV1925

Keywords: France