Cookies Policy
X

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

6. A Necrology of Knowledge, Culture and Folly

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

The publication that appeared in 1781, De mensch van zijne zwakke zijde, translated from the German, is one of the few satirical works Blussé ever published. The records of the Tirion Company, which ran from 1779 to 1810, are a clear indication that Pieter was not exaggerating when he included this takeover among his 'sweetest fruits'. Among these well-known names there were also a great number of reading clubs and commentators, however, and it is fair to suspect that Bougainville's lust for adventure was shared by more than 347 individuals. It is not surprising that Blussé made every effort to secure the right to publish the Walloon Cantiques, nor that he put forward his son Adolph to do the printing. Blussé's edition of Lavater's Physiognomiekunde (Handbook for the Study of Physiognomy) was probably of little use to eighteenth-century readers because of the virtual absence of illustrations.

Keywords: bougainville; physiognomy; publisher's list; Tirion company

10.1163/9789004257955_008
/content/books/b9789004257955_008
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

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