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Timeline Outline ViewEra: 1750 - 1800   |   Theme: Book History

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1751 – 1780Diderot & d'Alembert's Encyclopédie, the Central Enterprise of the French Enlightenment 1755Diderot on Information Overload, and the Encyclopedia as a Means of Organizing and Enhancing Associations in Knowledge May 5, 1757A Typographic Masterpiece, John Baskerville's First Book & the First Book Printed Partially on Wove Paper 1759Voltaire Issues "Candide, ou l'Optimism" Anonymously and Secretively 1759 – 1767Laurence Sterne's "Tristram Shandy": Philosophical and Comedic Digressions and Innovative Illustration Techniques October 6, 1759 – 1760The First Book Printed Entirely on Wove Paper 1761Astronomer Jérôme Lefrançois de Lalande Writes the First Comprehensive Treatise on Papermaking 1761 – 1762Frank Nichols Publishes Probably the First Color-Printed Illustrations in a Major Scientific Periodical 1763 – 1782Bookseller Guillaume François de Bure Begins "Modern" Rare Book Cataloguing 1766Aristotle's Complete Masterpiece: Probably the Earlest Illustrated Medical Book Published in the American Colonies 1768 – 1771Von Heineken Issues the First Systematic Guide to Collecting Prints, Blockbooks, and the Earliest Printed books 1769 – 1794The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe 1769 – 1774James Granger Inspires "Grangerizing," A Mania for Extra-Illustration 1773 – 1782The Siku Quanshu: Probably the Most Ambitious Editorial Enterprise before the Wikipedia 1774"Kaitai Shinsho" : The First Book on Western Medicine and Science Published in Japanese 1777The Earliest Directory of the Book Trade? 1777 – 1787Mesmer & the Animal Magnetism Movement: An Archive Circa 1782Léonard Defrance Creates Panel Paintings of the Operations of a French Enlightenment Printing Shop 1783 – 1785Noah Webster Reforms the Teaching of English in the United States 1784 – 1804The First Book Printed on Machine-Made Paper, the First Book Printed on a Stanhope Press, & the First Book Printed by the Foulis & Tilloch Method of Stereotyping, as Improved by Earl Stanhope 1784Thomas Astle Issues the First English History of Paleography and Diplomatics February 9, 1784 – 1805Mozart's Autograph Catalogue of His Own Compositions, and its First Printed Editions 1785John Pendred Issues the Earliest Directory of the Book Trade in England 1790 – 1841The Early Development of the Mechanized or Machine Press as Conceptualized by Nicholson and Developed by Koenig as Others 1790 – 1802André-Charles Caillot Issues a Bibliographical Guide to Antiquarian Bookselling and Collecting, with a Pioneering Exposition on Rarity 1791Earliest Precursor to the Dust Jacket? Circa 1792 – 1819Jacob Perkins Invents Steel Engraving 1793 – 1794Henri Grégoire Proposes a National Bibliography of France 1795Isaiah Thomas Issues the First American Book Printed on Wove Paper 1796Amerlia Simmons Writes the First American Cookbook Written by an American 1800Phasing Out Latin as the International Language Circa 1800 – 1820The Gradual Disappearance of the Long S in Typography 1800 – 1802Mathias Koops Issues the First Book Printed on Recycled Paper, with an Appendix Printed on Paper Made from Wood Pulp