3.2.1: 1725 - 1830 - Introduction


Certainly until the last quarter of the eighteenth century, printing production was still large, although a decreasing proportion was intended for the export market so that the dominant position of the Republic as a producer of books was gradually lost. In a technical sense, no essential changes with respect to composition and printing took place. The innovations developed around 1800 abroad only penetrated gradually into the Netherlands. Although, at the end of the century, we see some revival of national élan, a favourable climate for a degree of industrialisation of the craft of book production was missing. Complaints were made from within the craft itself about the deterioration of typographical quality: technical manuals for composition and printing were almost unknown and fear of competition meant that where previously admiration for the quality of the art of printing had existed, a veil of secrecy now surrounded it. All this may be the result of the conservative organisation of publishers, booksellers and printers in guilds: each town organised closed book trade associations which, in fact, were intended to establish a monopoly and were consequently broken up during the French period (from 1815 onwards they were replaced by the Vereeniging ter Bevordering van de Belangen des Boekhandels (Association for the Promotion of the Interests of the Book Trade) which is still in existence).

The separation of the trades of publisher and printer also took place in this period: publishers, for example Luchtmans, frequently no longer had their own printing house. In many cases there was co-operation among various publishers in so-called companies, on the one hand to spread large capital investment and, on the other hand, to limit the risk of piracy. Certainly at the end of this period, the author became a more prominent participant in the production process.


author: F.A. Janssen
 
 


Introduction



Brill E. J. - biographical data

Name: Brill, E. J.
Name: Luchtmans, S. & J.
Name: Backhuys, W.
Name: Oosters Antiquarium, Het
Name: Brill, Evert Jan
Name: Oordt, Adriaan Pieter Marie van
Name: Stoppelaar, Frans de
Name: Peltenburg, Corneille
Name: Wieder, F. J.
Name: Edridge, T. A.
Name: Pruijt, F. H.
Name: Kasteleijn, R. J.
address: Leiden
Period: 1848-....
Period: 1860-1992


Luchtmans - biographical data

Name: Luchtmans
address: Leiden
Period: 1825 - 1847
Period: geen


Luchtmans en Van Paddenburg - biographical data

Name: Luchtmans en Van Paddenburg
address: Leiden
address: Utrecht
Period: 1836 - 1836
Period: geen


Luchtmans et Radink - biographical data

Name: Luchtmans et Radink
address: Leiden
address: Amsterdam
Period: 1845 - 1845
Period: geen


Luchtmans, Johannes - biographical data

Name: Luchtmans, Johannes
address: Leiden 1749-18..


Luchtmans, Jordaan - biographical data

Name: Luchtmans, Jordaan
address: Leiden 1684-1708


Luchtmans, Jordaan - biographical data

Name: Luchtmans, Jordaan
Name: Luchtmannus, J. Lugtmans, Jordaan
address: Leiden 1684-1708


Luchtmans S. & J. - biographical data

Name: Luchtmans, S. & J.
Name: Brill, E. J.
Name: Luchtmans, Jordaan
Name: Luchtmans, Samuel
Name: Luchtmans, Johannes
Name: Brill, Johannes
Name: Bodel Nijhuis, Johannes Tiberius
address: Leiden
Period: 1683-1848


Luchtmans, S. en J. - biographical data

Name: Luchtmans, S. en J.
address: Leiden
Period: 1801 - 1849


Luchtmans, Samuel, I - biographical data

Name: Luchtmans, Samuel, I
address: Leiden 1709-1755


Luchtmans, Samuel, II - biographical data

Name: Luchtmans, Samuel, II
address: Leiden 1741-1780


Luchtmans, Samuel, III - biographical data

Name: Luchtmans, Samuel, III
address: Leiden 1781-18..


Printed for the London society for the Publication of Oriental Texts, and sold by S. and J. Luchtmans - biographical data

Name: Printed for the London society for the Publication of Oriental Texts, and sold by S. and J. Luchtmans
address: Leiden
Period: 1847 - 1847
Period: geen


S. & I. Luchtmansios - biographical data

Name: S. & I. Luchtmansios
address: Leiden
Period: 1842 - 1842
Period: geen


S. & J. Luchtmans - biographical data

Name: S. & J. Luchtmans
address: Leiden
Period: 1840 - 1847
Period: geen


S. bt. J. Luchtmans - biographical data

Name: S. bt. J. Luchtmans
address: Leiden
Period: 1824 - 1824
Period: geen


S. en J. Luchtmans - biographical data

Name: S. en J. Luchtmans
address: Leiden
Period: 1790 - 1848
Period: geen


S. en J. Luchtmans en de Gebroeders van Cleef - biographical data

Name: S. en J. Luchtmans en de Gebroeders van Cleef
address: Leiden
Period: 1836 - 1836
Period: geen


S. et J. Luchtmans - biographical data

Name: S. et J. Luchtmans
address: Leiden
Period: 1801 - 1846
Period: geen


Images about Luchtmans*


"Algemeen Kunstwoordenboek", Leiden, 1734