The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Brunet, Jacques Charles
BRUNET, Jacques Charles, a French bibliographer, born in Paris, Nov. 2, 1780, died there, Nov. 16, 1867. The son of a bookseller, he early devoted himself to the study of bibliography, and made several catalogues of old libraries. His most important work is the Manuel du libraire et de l'amateur de livres (3 vols. 8vo, 1810). The 5th edition (7 vols. 8vo, Paris, 1860-'67) is the most complete work on bibliography ever produced. He also published Recherches sur les éditions originales des cinq livres du roman satirique de Rabelais, and several other works. In 1848 he received the decoration of the legion of honor.