Subject: interpreting AN "Declarations des imprimeurs" [query]
I'm hoping list members might be able to help me interpret the
length and print-runs of 19th C books listed in the Archives
Nationales' "Declarations des imprimerus, releve des tirages
indiques a la Direction de la Librairie."
* When a given title in Format 8 has 25 Feuilles and 6000
Exemplaires, does that indicate 6000 copies of 200 octovo pages, or
rather of 400 double sided pages?
* The same title has a later entry: Format 8; Volumes 1; Feuilles
1/4. How should I interpret the category "Volumes" here, perhaps a
bulk measurement of a certain number of Feuilles (i.e 50, 100)? Am
I dealing with a 2 or 4 page publication that shares the book's
title and format: a publisher's prospectus or frontispieces and
tables of contents printed after installments were completed?
Many thanks in advance for any suggestions.
PhD Candidate, Department of Art History