Daniel Elsevier and Marc-Michel Rey

Daniel Elsevier and Marc-Michel Rey Daniel Elsevier and Marc-Michel Rey Exactly a hundred years separate the deaths in Amsterdam of the two single most important representatives of the export trade in books from Holland, Daniel Elsevier (1680) and Marc-Michel Rey (1780). Memorial plaques have now been attached to the houses - located not without some effort - in which they died. That finding the houses was no simple matter may be attributed to the circumstance that both men lived in rented properties. Elsevier and Rey have more in common than the fact that they spent their lives in rented houses. Daniel Elsevier died on 13 October 1680 and his death marked the end of a period in which the Dutch foreign book trade and publishing had been the European leaders. That this view of things is not peculiar to us but was also shared by his contemporaries is shown by what John Locke wrote on Elsevier's death.1 Marc-Michel Rey died exactly a century later, in April 1780; his death effectively meant the end of book exports on a large scale and publishing for foreign markets. DANIEL ELSEVIER The first Elsevier (or Elzevier) to settle in Holland was Louis, who came to Leiden from http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quaerendo Brill

Daniel Elsevier and Marc-Michel Rey

Quaerendo, Volume 12 (3): 183 – Jan 1, 1982

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Brill
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© 1982 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
0014-9527
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1570-0690
D.O.I.
10.1163/157006982X00219
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Daniel Elsevier and Marc-Michel Rey Exactly a hundred years separate the deaths in Amsterdam of the two single most important representatives of the export trade in books from Holland, Daniel Elsevier (1680) and Marc-Michel Rey (1780). Memorial plaques have now been attached to the houses - located not without some effort - in which they died. That finding the houses was no simple matter may be attributed to the circumstance that both men lived in rented properties. Elsevier and Rey have more in common than the fact that they spent their lives in rented houses. Daniel Elsevier died on 13 October 1680 and his death marked the end of a period in which the Dutch foreign book trade and publishing had been the European leaders. That this view of things is not peculiar to us but was also shared by his contemporaries is shown by what John Locke wrote on Elsevier's death.1 Marc-Michel Rey died exactly a century later, in April 1780; his death effectively meant the end of book exports on a large scale and publishing for foreign markets. DANIEL ELSEVIER The first Elsevier (or Elzevier) to settle in Holland was Louis, who came to Leiden from

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QuaerendoBrill

Published: Jan 1, 1982

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