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
aainly 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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