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Arrest Du Conseil D'Estat Du Roy, Qui casse et Annule Les Arrets Du Conseil, Obtenus Par Jacques Nicolas & François-Denis Le Tourneur Oncle & Neveu, Pour Estre Reçus Libraires En La Ville De Roüen; et Ordonne Que Les Srs Cailloüà Freres Seront et Demeuront Destituez de la Profession le Libraires, &c. Du 11 Septembre 1724.
- Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1724. 4pp. 4to. Woodcut headpiece. Uncut. A good copy with wide margins. First edition of this very important parliamentary paper. It renews officially, by naming specific individuals, under the reign of Louis XV the interdictions, made by Louis XIV, for Protestants to exercise the trade of booksellers and printers. Frà re (Manuel de Bibliographie Normande, I, p. 171, col. 1) devotes a whole page to this affair of forbidding booksellers to work and the suspension of the brothers Calloüe and the family Le Tourneur - a suspension which nevertheless did not impede the Calloüe family being one of the most famous families of printers in Rouen where they worked from 1612 to at least 1753; printing and edition not only many Protestant works but also books in Spanish or translated from the Spanish. There is also a widow Calloüe who died at the Bastille and Jean Calloüe himself fled to England where another member of his family, Denis, translated into French, works that were favorable to King Charles II.z
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