- The history of the Librairie Paul Jammes -
 
 
The LIBRAIRIE PAUL JAMMES was created by Paul Jammes (1890-1983) in 1925, in Saint-Germain des Prés. His two sons, Pierre Jammes and André Jammes took over his legacy; Isabelle Jammes, his grandchild, has been in charge of the store since 1994. Initially run as a «librairie d’érudition», the company evolved after World War II and is now mostly selling rare books. Nevertheless, the Librairie Paul Jammes never forgot its roots and is still selling reference books.

For over 50 years, thematic catalogues published by the boostore have reflected the tradition of the Librairie Paul Jammes and the modern bibliophilia : Typographia Regia (introduction by Stanley Morison), 1957. Poètes latins de la Renaissance, 1960. Pédagogie, éducation, enseignement. 1971. La Nature, 1984. Belles écritures, 1992. Cabinets de curiosités, 1997. Emblèmes, 2003. Choix bibliophiliques, 2004. Ame et conscience I : Philosophie, 2006. Ame et conscience II : Réforme, protestantisme, jansénisme, 2007. Théâtre, 2007. Histoire du livre I à XIII : Bibliographies classées par thèmes 2001-2010. Economie politique, 2009. Cent livres illustrés, art et technique, 2009. Littérature A-L et M-Z, 2009 et 2010. Vers l'Orient, 2010. Seizième Siècle, 2011. Beaux-Arts, 2012. 59 Livres rares et précieux, 2012.

The Librairie Paul Jammes is affiliated with The Syndicat national de la Librairie Ancienne et Moderne (SLAM) as well as the Ligue Internationale de la Librairie Ancienne (LILA). Both of these organizations' websites, slam-livre.fr for the SLAM and ilab.org, for LILA, are amongst the best search engines for old and rare books.
 
 

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