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I am currently comparing the sales of books by Rousseau and Voltaire in the city of Versailles, and I noticed a very important peak in sales of books by Rousseau in 1781. I was wondering if anyone knows if there is any particular relation between Rousseau and Versailles, or something that might explain this peak. Same question for Voltaire and Geneva.

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    Would you mind sharing these sales numbers, so we have an idea of what you're talking about? – Semaphore Oct 11 '14 at 19:10
  • @Semaphore Well the sales in Versailles represent 36% out of all sold books i.e. 1400 out of 3,858 total – Carpediem Oct 11 '14 at 19:14
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    @TylerDurden But still, that seems to me to important to just be a "royal fad" – Carpediem Oct 11 '14 at 19:48
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    Ok so here's what I found. There is a librarian by the name of Poinçot who acquired 1300 copies of Les Confessions of Rousseau. But I can seem to be able to find who is he and to whom did he sell these books. – Carpediem Oct 11 '14 at 22:03
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    What is the source for all these data? – Felix Goldberg Oct 12 '14 at 14:08

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