ISABELLA H. VAN EEGHEN Three contemporaries in the service of Daniel Elzevir (Pieter le Grand, Johannes Beuns, Jacob de Zetter) Years ago I searched in vain for a direct point of contact between the Elzevirs and Pieter le Grand. The role which he played was so obscure that some scholars even considered him to be a fictitious person. The opposite proved to be the case. He revealed himself to be quite an inde- pendent figure, though there was always a close connection between him and the Elzevirs. I have published all the evidence in part III of De Amsterdamse Boekhandel, pp. 204-6 (1965). Now, just as the fifth and final part has been published, I have at last been able to see the long sought document. On 25 March 1664 the twenty-nine-year-old Pieter le Grand made a statement to notary C. Touw on behalf of L. and D. Elzevir. Some years previously, when Le Grand had been living in at the Elzevirs', the paper merchant Christoffel van Gangelt had delivered some paper to the house for sale on commission. The writing paper which was delivered had been ordered, but not the printing paper. In the presence of Le
Quaerendo – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1979
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