Cinq siècles d'imprimerie genevoise : Actes du Colloque international sur l'histoire de l'imprimerie et du livre à Genève 27-30 avril 1975
Geneva, Société d'histoire et d'archéologie, 1980-1981
Two volumes (24.5 cm), I: xv, 365 pp. II: 352 pp., illustrations. Publisher’s skivertex boards. - Thirty-three contributions, by Francis Higman (on Genevan printing and French censorship in the Reformation period), Gabrielle Berthoud (on the printer of Protestant texts Jean Michel, 1538-1544), Pierre Pidoux (on the first Genevan music printing, 1551), Enea Balmas (on the Italian refugee community in Geneva), Bernard Lescaze (on readership and censorship), Jean-Marie Arnoult (on the itinerant printer Pierre Estiard, whose name was used in clandestine editions of Rabelais), Olivier Reverdin (on the production of Greek books, by the Estienne family in particular), Henri-Jean Martin (on Genevan-French booktrade relations), Martin Germann (on the publisher J.H. Widerhold and his authors and customers in Zurich), Giles Barber (on 17 counterfeit editions of Candide, all dated 1759), Robert Darnton (on editions of the Encyclopédie created by resetting and repeating earlier sheets), among others. Reviewed by David J. Shaw, in The Library, series six, volume 7 (1985), pp.275-276. ¶ Superior copy in new condition.