Denis Janot, Parisian printer & bookseller (fl. 1529-1544) : a bibliographical study
Rawles, Stephen (1976) Denis Janot, Parisian printer & bookseller (fl. 1529-1544) : a bibliographical study. PhD thesis, University of Warwick.
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This thesis primarily presents a descriptive bibliography of the works printed by or for Denis Janot, a Parisian printer who operated between 1529 and 1544. Much in the bibliography is owed to the work of Renouard now preserved in the Bibliothèque Nationale, but I have tried to re-examine every known copy of every book, and have found some fifty or more editions apparently not known to Renouard, or not ascribed by him to Janot. Appendices of works possibly connected with Janot follow the bibliography. The bibliography is the source of most of the conclusions drawn in the chapters preceding it.
After an introduction outlining the aims and methods of the bibliography, Chapter One discusses Janot's career, drawing on the evidence of his books, suggesting that it may be divided into four periods, and tracing Janot's development from a bookseller to a fairly orthodox printer of vernacular books to an artist who applied the aesthetic standards of the best humanist printers to the printing of French. Chapter Two examines Janot's printing materials, dealing mainly with those dating from and after 1534, when Janot began his independent career. Chapter Three considers the Amadis de Gaule romance and Janot's editions of its first five books. Treatment of critical reactions to the work is followed by a bibliographical analysis of Janot's editions. Using also the evidence of the contracts between translator and printer, the chronology of Janot's edition is established. Conclusions are then drawn about the nature of the work's reception by the reading public.
The first appendix to the text contains two documents drawn from Janot's books, while the second contains a short account of the life of Nicolas de Herberay, translator of the Aniadis, and the documents discussed in Chapter Three.
|Item Type:||Thesis or Dissertation (PhD)|
|Subjects:||Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z004 Books. Writing. Paleography|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Janot, Denis, d. 1545 -- Bibliography, Printers -- France -- Bibliography|
|Official Date:||September 1976|
|Institution:||University of Warwick|
|Theses Department:||Department of French Studies|
|Sponsors:||Great Britain. Dept. of Education and Science|
|Extent:||xi, 265; xvii, 347, lxi leaves|
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