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us: Merlin, Joseph, 1718-1783

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    • us: Merlin, J. (Joseph), 1718-1783
    • us: Merlin, 1718-1783
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        (naf) Toulouse (France)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Paris (France)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Bordeaux (Aquitaine, France)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Address: (Au bas de la) Rue de la Harpe (, vis-à-vis la rue Poupée) , , Paris
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        • City: Paris
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        (lcsh) Publishers and publishing
          (lcsh) Booksellers and bookselling--Colportage, subscription trade, etc.
      • Sources

        • found: Contes moraux, 1765: t.p. (A Paris, chez J. Merlin, libraire, rue de la Harpe)
        • found: Répertoire d'imprimeurs/libraires (vers 1500-vers 1810), c2004 (Merlin, Joseph; 1718-1783; bookseller in Paris at rue de la Harpe, quai des Théatins, under the sign of Saint Joseph)
        • found: Voltaire. Charlot, ou La comtesse de Givri, 1767: title page (A Geneve, et se trouve a Paris : Chez Merlin, libraire, rue de la Harpe, vis-à-vis la rue Poupée, à l'image Saint-Joseph)
        • found: BnF, Apr. 14, 2014 (Merlin, Joseph (1718-1783); born 1718, Toulouse, died 1783-03-18; active as binder in Toulouse, then as colporteur in Bordeaux, 1737-1746; in Paris from 1754, where he worked as "colporteur sans qualité"; imprisoned for selling prohibited books, but released on the intervention of highly-placed protectors; admitted as bookseller, June 22, 1764, after an "apprentissage fictif"; worked for Voltaire and his circle; called by Voltaire "Merlin l'Enchanteur"; declared bankruptcy in 1778; addresses in Paris, 1762?-1783: (Au bas de la) Rue de la Harpe (, vis-à-vis la rue Poupée); Quai des Théatins; sign: À (l'Image) Saint Joseph)
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