A Literary Tour de France
Pontarlier

Summary

Population: about 3,300 in 1780.
Book Trade: one bookseller
Institutions: royal subdélégation, bailliage court of justice, and tax recette.
Culture college.
Very high literacy: male 81%, female 40% (for entire département).
Communications: first French city on the road from Neuchâtel through Jura.
Economy: trade in iron and hardware, paper, whitened hairs (for wigs), horses, earthenware, cloth, wood and timber, wine and spirits, cheese.

 

Booksellers in Pontarlier