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My October 2011 posts on Simon Blocquel for historical interest


Simon-Francioise Blocquel 1780-1863
Orphan (1), Native of Douai
Feb 1789 with his aunt, whose husband was printer/bookseller Charles-Louis de Bourbers of Lille (3)
1800-1802 - Apprentice for Charle-Louis de Bourbers (1 & 3)

French Mason, member of the Lodge of Amis réunis, edited the masonic publications (3)
1805 - rachete le fonds for the printer of Lille Hermenegilde-Hubert Lemmens & Associate (3)
1809 - Partnership with printer Jean-Baptiste Castiaux (1786-1855)(1) (His prospective father in law (3)
Castiaux information: Published of popular prints based in Lille. Went bankrupt in 1809 and from then worked in association with printer Blocquel (q.v.). Some of his wood-blocks executed by Fleuret and Antoine Thiebaut (qq.v.) come from Chartres-based publisher Garnier-Allabre (q.v.).(2) After Castiaux's death the business was taken over by his son Louis Castiaux, who died in 1864.
1811 - Brevete printing July 15, 1811 (3)
1813 - Bookseller the 1st of January (3)
1818 - Brevet renouvele November 20th 1818 (3)
1819 - Started printing lithography March 6, 1819 (1 & 3)
1820 - 1857 member of the Municipal Counsel de Lille
Until 1836 - member of the comiion of the bookseller comumunale and administrator of the bureau de bienfaisance
1836 -married Constance-Aimee-Patrie Castiaux, daughter of his associate. His brother in law Lois-Joseph- Marie Castiqux (1805)-1864) was also a partner of his work.
Address Rue de la Comedie
Lille Grande Place, no. 113, Lille(2)

1848 - By that time, his atelier employed 12 men, 12 women and two children
Brother in law (Beau-Frere?) Marie Francoise Delarue (1783-1848) librarre a Paris, est un collabrateur tres proche.

1861 - President de la Societie Typographique in Lille

Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneaur (1 & 3)

Author and editor of numerou publication and almanac (3)

The books were distributed in France and also Belgium. Editor of popular images, dominant in the Lilles production of his age. His domain addresses a diverse range--milatary, infants, artisans, clergy, etc...popular choice include books of piety, scholarly manuals, almanachs, essays of grand voages, regional traditions, military and adventure...(1)

Anagrams....Blismon...etc.

Printer of popular prints, based in Lille. Trained by De Boubers. Active from c.1805. Worked in association with Castiaux (q.v.) from 1809 till his death. Succeeded by his widow, who died in 1877. (2)

Also Known As
Blocquel, Simon François; Castiaux & Blocquel

...La maison Blocquel-Castia-Delarue present a series ..(note, the rest of the subject of this essay (1) was mainly descriptives of travel/almanac, travel narratives...Cerulean will comb through to get approximate dates...)

Combining three sources:

1. Roger D.J. Collins did a research paper for the Jouranl de la Societe des oceistes. n. 81, 1985, pp. 235-240 on the engraver and editor in Lille, France. (In a bit of a rush, will translate some of the notes more fully later, doing this on the fly).

2. British Museum website: October 2011

3. Citations from Librariedialogues.fr for Simon-Francois Blocquel (October 2011)



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17-10-2011
Free mason, no less! (Lodge of Amis Reunis)

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http://www.librairiedialogues.fr/per...locquel/49366/

Imprimeur-libraire ; imprimeur-libraire du corps de toutes les armes ; imprimeur lithographe. Natif de Douai. Orphelin, recueilli en fév. 1789 par sa tante, épouse de l'imprimeur-libraire lillois Charles-Louis de Boubers, chez qui il fait son apprentissage. Exerce la librairie dès 1800 ou 1802. En 1805 rachète le fonds du marchand d'estampes Zevort. Ouvre une imprimerie dès 1805. Franc-maçon, membre de la loge des Amis réunis, édite des publications maçonniques. En 1809, rachète le fonds de l'imprimeur lillois Herménégilde-Hubert Lemmens et s'associe avec le libraire Jean-Baptiste Castiaux, son futur beau-père. Breveté imprimeur le 15 juillet 1811 (brevet renouvelé le 20 nov. 1818), libraire le 1er janv. 1813 (brevet renouvelé le 27 juil. 1818) et lithographe le 6 mars 1819. Membre du conseil municipal de Lille de 1820 à 1857, membre de la commission de la bibliothèque communale et administrateur du bureau de bienfaisance à partir de 1836. Président de la Société typographique lilloise en 1861. Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur. Auteur et éditeur de nombreuses publications, notamment d'almanachs, de chansonniers et de livres d'instruction sous différents pseudonymes. Sa veuve est brevetée en sa succession le 21 juillet 1863.

Travaille en association avec J.-B. Castiaux jusqu'en 1835 env..

Here is more about the Lodge of Amis reunis in summary during the Enlightenment period:

http://www.bavarian-illuminati.info/...e-philalethes/



Maison François DELARUE & Fils A. DELARUE FILS SUCCESSEUR Éditeur d'Estampes, Imprimeur 68, Eue J.-J. Rousseau. — PARIS Le Catalogue général des Gravures, ...

The edition cover is all that is historic in this catalog, so am only saving this picture.

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Attached Images Editions Delarue.jpg (56.5 KB, 8 views)


http://www.tarotforum.net/showthread.php?t=164546



I am hoping this earlier information adds to Huck, MikeH's and others interests. I put the information in separate threads back in October of 2011, but have added it here for more detail--hopefully it adds to the interesting discussion. Best wishes,

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