Paris: 1790. folio, 182, 2 page issues of this revolutionary daily. Bound in scuffed leather backed boards, paper some torn. Some minor staining and foxing but a very good copy. Martin & Walter 506. Item #34991
Born at Lisle, at the age of 28 Panckoucke moved to Paris where he became connected with the best known writers of the day. He published a number of periodicals and established the "Moniteur" under the direction of Marat. He undertook a system of separate dictionaries under the title: " Encyclopedie methodique ou par ordre de matieres" begin in 1780. It was finally completed in 1832, after his death. Encyclopaedia Britannica: Vol. 19, p. 573: "The first idea, indeed, of this famous official journal appears to have been Panckoucke's but it did not firmly establish itself until he had purchased the "Journal de l'assemblee nationale" and so secured the best report of the debates. The "Moniteur" however, kept step with the majority of the assembly, the "Mercure" with the minority." This official daily ran from 1789 - 1810.