Isidore Liseux

Liseux (1836-1894) was active as publisher in Paris in the last quarter of the 19th century. His publications were mostly rare texts of 16th till 18th century authors: hard to find and little known books, republished in juxtalinear translation (Latin-French or Italian-French). These texts were translated by Liseux himself, or by his companion Alcide Bonneau (1836-1904). Liseux and Bonneau, both ex-priests, knew each other since seminary.

His books were published in small numbers, on high quality paper, and with excellent typography printed by Claude Motteroz, Antoine Bécus, and later Charles Unsinger.

Guillaume Apollinaire wrote: "Les publications de Liseux sont de plus en plus recherchées parce qu'elles sont correctes, belles et rares." (Le flaneur des deux rives, 1918)


Liseux writes one of his customers



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