Asortyment księgarski Piotra Dufoura w świetle katalogu z 1793 r.

Agnieszka Zych-Kwiatkowska


The article presents the most significant book catalogue of a Warsaw printer, bookseller and publisher of the Polish Enlightenment, Piotr Dufour. It also analyses the text structure of the catalogue from the point of view of the content and form of the works that it includes.
The catalogue includes 336 Polish and foreign literary texts including: 164 plays, 139 prose works and 32 poetic works. These texts are dominated by 176 translations from French followed by Polish literature – 92 titles, and translations in: Italian – 24 titles, German – 16 titles, English – 5 titles, Latin – 3 titles and two from Greek and Russian.
It is an assortment catalogue, mostly (95%) presenting book inventories from 1774–1792.
The works discussed in the article, representing Belles-lettres, scientific literature, journalism, religious and popular science literature create a full picture of Piotr Dufour’s activity as a publisher, bookseller and editor.