volume 42, issue 3-4, P241-248 2012
DOI: 10.1163/15700690-12341246
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Abstract: In the second half of the eighteenth century advertisements for auctions often mentioned desirable titles to entice potential buyers into attending. An analysis of these advertisements in several newspapers published between 1740 and 1800 revealed that the enumeration of titles only occurred in a limited percentage, varying per decade from 13 to 20%. Nonetheless the 975 advertisements thus traced, permitted to gain some insight into the books that were mentioned. This article presents an outline of the most f…

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