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Header image credit: Le viellard en réfléxion, also known as A Scholar in His Study, engraving by Nicolas Joseph Voyez after Gerard Dou (Paris: chez Basan graveur, eighteenth century). London, Wellcome Collection. Public domain.

Header image credit 2019-2022: Lahontan, Nouveaux voyages … (A La Haye: chez les fréres l’Honoré, marchands libraires, 1703)tome I, detail of unnumbered page near “Table des Lettres”, Source: gallica.bnf.fr / Bibliothèque nationale de France.


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