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Re: The Dodal and the Payens

Thanks very much for furnishing that information, Yves. I knew you had it up your sleeve! As for the Mermé/Payen/Dodal connection, JC agrees that the LWB should have inserted more conditionals into the phrasing. He has seen this scenario as the most likely, and feels that existing sources do nothing...

Re: The Dodal and the Payens

I believe it was Yves who did as much research as he could on the Mermés. If editors were no longer allowed to engrave their own molds after 1701, that would explain why the Payens would hire someone. It could be that there were few engravers (a very specialised skill-amazing!) around by that time, ...

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