Selected Special Collections
Archive of French Publishing Prospectuses Collection
Prospectuses for monographs and serials, catalogs of publishers and booksellers, subscription solicitations for serials, and miscellaneous items issued chiefly in France and Belgium during the 19th century. Also includes materials from Germany, Great Britain, and Switzerland. The prospectuses relate to publications in a variety of fields: natural history, science, technology, voyages and travel, literature, politics, economics, the arts, history, and philosophy. Prominent French publishers represented in the collection include Armand Colin, Dunod, Hachette, and Larousse; prominent British publishers include Bernard Quaritch and Elkin Mathews.