Gutenberg in his workshop

Presentation of the collection of documents on the history of publishing.


Browse through the collections of the publishing history

From the donations received or from the general reserve of the multimedia library, a small selection of books for adults and children, representative of the evolution of maquettes from 1900 to the 1960s has been kept in order to be able to present an overview of the edition at educational purposes.

It is indicated by the mention "Specimen edition" in the bibliographic records.

An incomplete collection of Illustration (scattered numbers 1904-1944) was relocated to the Municipal Archives, which also had an incomplete collection as well as the following two titles:

  • La France illustrée (1899, whole year),
  • La semaine (1846).

A few examples