Eighteenth-century broadside bibliography

[Artist unknown], Circonstances principales de la vie du R. P. Quesnel & ses principaux écrits (Principal Circumstances of the Life of the R.P. Quesnel & His Principal Writings), ([publisher unknown, ca. 1720]). Engraving. Graphic Arts GA 2009- in process

The next time someone asks you for a bibliography, you might consider the format seen here. This is a broadside depicting the Jansenist Pasquier Quesnel (1634-1719) at his desk, surrounded by a garland listing his published works. It may be an incomplete proof for a memorial to the author at his death. The only other copy we have located is in the Bibliothèque Nationale, but it is unclear whether that impression is also unfinished.

Princeton University Library owns eight of Quesnel’s books. To read more about him, see Joseph Anna Guillaume Tans, Pasquier Quesnel et le jansénisme en Hollande (Paris: Nolin, 2007). Firestone Library (F) BX4735.Q4 T36 2007

For the broadside, see Leon Vallée (1850-1919), Bibliographie des bibliographies (Paris: E. Terquem, 1883-87). Firestone Library (F) Z1002 .V18 (item 1588)