Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

5. From Reader to Publisher, the Third Blussé Generation

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter can be seen as history of a self-made man, a theme which would appeal to Pieter Blussé and certainly to his father Abraham Blussé, himself an autodidact of humble descent. The publishing house of A. Blussé & Son put many translations from English on the market, so as to judge the quality of original manuscript or book. The Blussés were not dependent on the advice of someone like Sjaquet. As printers and publishers of statute books, extracts from them and notes explaining them, they belonged to the group that profited commercially from these changes. With publishing, annual sales of 5,027 guilders are achieved; ten percent of this went to Pieter Blussé Jr as distributor, leaving him with 4,524 guilders per annum. The huge amount of effort and sacrifice that Pieter put into bookselling business and publishing house receives fullest attention.

Keywords: Abraham Blussé; Pieter Blussé; Pieter Blussé Jr; publisher



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Publishing Policies and Family Strategies — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation