Anna Hermann to Hans Sloane – December 9, 1698
Item infoDate: December 9, 1698 Author: Anna Hermann Recipient: Hans Sloane
Library: British Library, London Manuscript: Sloane MS 4037 Folio: ff. 163-164
British Library, London
Legal, Scholarship, Trade or Commodities
Books, Booksellers, Dutch Law, Holland, Markets
Date (as written)
December 9, 1698
Origin (as written)
Joseph Pitton de Tournefort
Hermann discusses the distribution of Sloane’s books, the book market, and Holland’s book-selling laws. She writes ‘it is the costum in holland that all booksellers set against a book which the [sic] have not print them self so that I am perswathet I have by your direction meet with the best market in Engeland’.
Anna Hermann was the wife of Leiden-based physician and botanist Paul Hermann (1646-1695) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Hermann).