A Literary Tour de France


Population: 20,000 in 1780.
Book Trade: ten booksellers and four printers. Active book trade and printing industry. Guild, chambre syndicale, and inspector of the book trade.
Institutions: capital of Burgundy, with royal Intendance, military government, parlement high court of justice, Cour des aides and Chambre des comptes financial courts, tax généralité, trade court, and bishopric.
Culture university (of Law only), college of medicine, college, drawing school, learned academy, theater, concerts, newspaper, and reading cabinet.
high literacy (for entire département): male 54%, female 26%.
Communications: destination and overnight stop on diligence post road from Paris to Geneva. On alternate road from Paris to Lyon
Economy: commercial city. Wine, grain, wool, iron, silk and woolens, calicoes, mustard.

Booksellers in Dijon