Possible author of Petit Oracle des Dames ; theme JGSS

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Following is the case:

As "oldest advertisement" for the Petit des Dames (for the moment) we have
inside an announcement content:

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I found then these "real announcements":

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30 Nivose, an 8 should be 19th of January 1800
... so very short after a new century (19th century) had started. Silvester is always a good time to sell divination decks.

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http://books.google.de/books?id=KW4oz1N ... gC&f=false
PAGE 115

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There's a "Paris, chez l'auteur, rue du Coq-Héron, maison de France" in the text.

The rue Coq-Héron is not very long. Google maps counts 64 meters.
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=rue%20du% ... a=N&tab=wl

At ...
Journal général de la littérature de France, Volume 2
http://books.google.de/books?id=QwQVAAA ... on&f=false

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Nivose an. VII means Dec/Jan 1798/99

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... we have a rather similar address with the addition "derrière la Poste aux Lettres".

And we have a name "Grasset St.-Sauveur", which should be this author: Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur ...
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Gr ... nt-Sauveur
.. who then correctly offers in his works: "Tableaux cosmographiques de l'Europe, l'Asie, l'Afrique et l'Amérique, 1787".
The author was a diplomat (Hungary, Cairo) and this possibly explains his stay in a house called "Maison de France", which possibly also explains the "Poste aux lettres" inside the house.

The name Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur combines with lots of pictures, if one asks google.images ...

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... and that makes clear, that the author commissioned these pictures for his literary interests and likely had more than one artists, which realized them for him.

One of these artists was L.F. Labrousse ...
https://www.google.com/search?q=Tableau ... 40&bih=768

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http://www.feelbyte.com/LF-Labrousse/An ... 15257.html

... well, he might have been the engraver.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Usage ... s_1800.jpg
A double picture by L.F. Labrousse, as it appears also in the Petit Oracle des Dames
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.... .-) ... and here it is, what I would call a "final confirmation":
LA A.c.3.21(A1.D5/2), JACQUES GRASSET SAINT-SAUVEUR, Costumes des représentans du peuple, membres des deux conseils, du Directoire exécutif, des ministres, des tribunaux, des messagers d'État, huissiers, etc. Dont les dessins originaux ont eté confiés par le ministre de l'Intérieur au citoyen Grasset S. Sauveur; gravées par le cit. Labrousse, artiste de Bordeaux ...
A Paris, chez Deroy, libraire, rue du Cimitière André-des-Arts, n° 15, [1796]. - Disegni originali: Jacques Grasset Saint-Sauveur; Incisore: L.F. Labrousse
http://www.istitutodatini.it/biblio/ima ... r/ac-3-21/

It looks, as if the original Petit Oracle des Dames did run with Grasset Saint-Sauveur as author, but that Petit Necromancien and the Petit Horoscope des Dames were made by Labrousse himself.

Compare: the evaluations at thread ...
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=783
especially in relation to the Fleischer passage in 1802:

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The author address was "A Bordeaux, chez l'Auteur, sous le péristile de la grande comédie". A "peristyle" in French is a great room with columns ... likely the address means, that you get the decks inside the theater, or, cause it is said "sous le péristile" possible downstairs, either inside (below) or outside in front of the theater, "chez L'Auteur"

The following postcard confirms, that the "Place de la comédie" was an old address in Bordeaux near a famous theater.



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Huck
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Re: Possible author of Petit Oracle des Dames

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There's another artist mentioned occasionally as working for Grasset, J. Laroque. In one case I saw, Labrousse as the painter and Laroque as the engraver. In other cases I saw only one name, either Laroque or Labrousse. Possibly only one man? The name is rather similar.

I found ...
Biography of the father:
GRASSET DE SAINT-SAUVEUR, ANDRÉ, merchant and secretary to the governor; b. 1724 in Montpellier, France, son of Jean Grasset de Saint-Sauveur and Louise Roussel; d. 1794 in Paris, France.
http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e ... 1&terms=de

Only two books of Jacques Grasset Saint-Sauveur are at Google.com.

http://books.google.de/books?id=jpfeZF7 ... navlinks_s
... with many pictures

http://books.google.de/books?id=LTtHAAA ... &q&f=false
without pictures
Huck
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Re: Possible author of Petit Oracle des Dames

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Further confirmation

Dummett, Decker and Depaulis in Wicked Pack of Cards had already knowledge about Saint-Sauveur: They referred to him in footnotes.

Footnote 62

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The yellow "Depaulis 1989" is the text, which I need for two reasons. That's a catalog of an exhibition, and it contains information about a 66-cards-divination deck, which is said to have influenced the Petit Oracles des Dames. The second reason is now this reference.
Les cartes de la Révolution: cartes à jouer et propagande (catalogue d'exposition), Issy-les-Moulineaux, Musée Français de la Carte à Jouer, 1989

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Footnote 65

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The yellow bookseller "Deroy" appears also in the first announcement for the "Petit Oracle des Dames"
30 Nivose, an 8 should be 19th of January 1800
... so very short after a new century (19th century) had started. Silvester is always a good time to sell divination decks.

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http://books.google.de/books?id=KW4oz1N ... gC&f=false
PAGE 115
Indeed I also find the address noted in the footnote:

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http://books.google.de/books?id=Hz0TAAA ... es&f=false

Rue Saint-Nicaise in Paris
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http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fichier:Tu ... rousel.jpg

This looks like a rather good address
Huck
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Re: Possible author of Petit Oracle des Dames

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I found:
Jeu divinatoire géographique : France, c. 1820, eau-forte et pointillé, couleurs au pinceau,
52/52 cartes, 81 x 54 mm, ens. fr. ; dos réseau d’étoiles bleues ; ch. carte offre un personnage
folklorique (identifié par la lég. du bas), sauf les as, illustrés d’allégories ; des sentences
divinatoires et des chiffres plus ou moins « cabalistiques » accompagnent les cartes, ainsi
qu’une carte normale miniature au portrait français ; les fig. folkloriques s’inspirent des
planches des Tableaux des principaux peuples de l’Europe, de l’Asie, de l’Afrique, de
l’Amérique…, de Jacques Grasset-St-Sauveur (Paris, an VI) ou d’un jeu éducatif
intermédiaire. Un ex. auj au MFCJ (Depaulis 1989, n° 103), n’a que 32 cartes mais possède
en plus une carte « blanche » « Consultation d’Etteilla ». Il est à peu près certain que le
célèbre cartonomancien, mort en 1791, n’est pour rien dans ce curieux jeu ethnographique
(cp. Keller 1981, FRA 192 et 193, tous deux en 32 c.). Quelques rousseurs ici et là, mais très
bon état général. [1500 / 2200 €]
http://www.interencheres.com/medias/750 ... 050041.pdf

There seems to have been a sort of Etteilla deck in 1820 made with figures of Jacques Grasset-St-Sauveur

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I found this:

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That's the first Etteilla dec in Germany (Baumgärtner 1793) ... in an archive in Mainz
Following on this is ... (but no related)

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This is given as having been in the possession of an earlier Mainzer mayor (? ... who possibly had also the Etteilla?)
Huck
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Re: Possible author of Petit Oracle des Dames

#6
Ross G. R. Caldwell wrote:I've been trying to get Thierry's book for years, but copies never come up for sale. Maybe there will be one at the IPCS conference this fall.
Thanks.

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DDD notes a text "Le petit escamoteur", 1797, which is said to have been produced at the specific address near the Tuileries.

Worldcat gives this back on the title ..
http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=world ... escamoteur
.. which doesn't belong all to the theme.

From an auction I get this picture from a version of c. 1830:
http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/8964956
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... well, our Magician somehow.

Worldcat has texts of Castiaux, Lille ... who cooperated with Blocquel.

From an auction ...
http://www.auction.fr/DE/Auktion_painti ... ours_.html
... I get ...
Le Petit Escamoteur ou Recueil de tours divertissants avec les figures gravées pour en facilité l'exécution. [À la couverture : Manuel du prestidigitateur, ou de l'escamoteur de bon ton, édit. ornée de 29 figures.] Paris, Delarue ; Lille, Blocquel-Castiaux, s.d. (début 19e), in-32, 73 p., 6 pl. h. t., dont 2 dépl. comprenant 40 fig. (et non 29 comme annoncé à la couv.), 1 fig. dans le texte, br.
Bel exemplaire de cette rare édit. populaire.
... and an estimation of 25-50 Euro.

I don't find anything of big use. Castiaux & Blocquel made ALSO children education. As Grasset Saint-Sauveur was able to make playing cards, this might have been a side path publication. In my German researches I found variously literature about "magical tricks" during 18th century.


Added later (2017):

In later research it was found, that this text isn't identical to the text of Saint Sauveur in the year 1797. See:
viewtopic.php?f=11&p=18605#p18600
... and MikeH's reply in a following post:

mikeh wrote:....

Huck wrote,
Meanwhile I've gotten doubts, if this is the correct text (from the production of St-Sauveur in 1797). Maybe, maybe not.

Yes, it's good you have doubts. The book you showed, "L'Adroit Escamoteur", is not the one DDD are talking about. I will post a page with the correct title later.



Huck
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Re: Possible author of Petit Oracle des Dames

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I've made some by-path work on the direct pupils of Etteilla ...
viewtopic.php?f=11&p=11761#p11761
... just to get an impression, who might connect between the known Etteilla-group and Jacques Grasset Saint-Sauveur.

In summary:
Dodoucet or d'Odoucet got trouble, cause he mingled in politics. He went to prison in 1797 and so somehow was out of the way ... at least for this moment.
Claude Hugand wrote an educative work for school children in math - 1797.
Hisler is very interesting. There's some suspicion, that Hisler might have been the engraver of the Etteilla deck, and that his true name - in the case, that the suspicion is right - might have been "Georg Hisler", who is mainly known for engraved city views. This would have been demanded, that Hisler would have traveled a lot. In 1793 he organized, that the publisher Baumgärtner in Leipzig made a German Etteilla version, and in 1794 he published his own Lotto considerations inside a text, which might be either an Etteilla translation and somehow related to Etteilla texts.

More details at viewtopic.php?f=11&p=11761#p11761 ... as already stated.

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I'd some luck and found a longer biography of Jacques Grasset Saint-Sauveur
http://cdlm.revues.org/index3933.html

Biography of his father André Grasset Saint-Sauveur (already noted before):
http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e ... 1&terms=de

Biography of his brother André Grasset Saint-Sauveur:
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9 ... veur,_fils

Together there's now some better impression, what might have happen. The biographies are Quoted in the following Time Table.

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Attempt of a Time Table of the Grasset St.-Sauveur family:

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Father

1724
(Father) André Grasset Saint-Sauveur is born in Montpellier. Montpellier had a harbour and was traditionally connected to traffic and trade and journeys on the sea.

10 May 1747
André sailed on a warship as secretary of the new governor general (La Jonquière or "Taffanel") of New France to Canada.
http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?id_nbr=1672
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques-Pi ... ui%C3%A8re
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques-Pi ... ui%C3%A8re
The convoy of 39 ships was attacked after 4 days by 14 English ships which much more canons and La Jonquiere and also André became prisoners. The trading ships could escape, and the French war ships resigned after 5 days fight. They were freed with the peace of Aachen in 1748. La Jonquière landed in Quebec at 17 August 1749.

1 May 1750
Grasset got an "appointment as councillor of the Conseil Supérieur of Quebec", but Grasset had settled in Montreal and didn't claim the post. But he stayed a secretary till 1752.

October 1752
He married Anne-Marie, daughter of Charles Nolan Larmaque ...
http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?id_nbr=1560
.. and joined the business of his father-in-law. Grasset had already proven, that he might be a clever merchant himself, trading with Indians. The father-in-law died with debts, the wife died in a birth.

1755
A new gouvernor Louis-Philippe de Rigaud, Marquis de Vaudreuil ...
http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e ... d_nbr=1621
... renewed the installation od Grasset as "Secretary" and arranged the marriage to a daughter of a rich merchant in Montreal, Jacques Quesnel Fonblanche. But Grasset had his focus on his own business, having two shops in Montreal. His new wife, though young, was well introduced in the business with Indians by her father.

1756 It starts the seven years war in Germany. The war has also resonances in Canada., where English fight against French.

1757
(Son I) Jacques Grasset Saint-Sauveur was born.
1758
(Son II) André Grasset Saint-Sauveur was born.

1759
Battle of Quebec with unlucky result for the French troops.
http://www.britishbattles.com/battle-of-quebec.htm

1760
The governor returned to France. Grasset had been part of the administration.

1761-1763
It developed the "affaire du Canada" ...
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affaire_du_Canada
... and between many others also Grasset was accused in December 1763 (totally there were 55 accusations in the case). The earlier governor was acquitted in 1763.

1763
New France in Canada changed officially from French rule to British rule in this year, mainly due to an unlucky outcome of the war.

Nov. 1764
Grasset returned to France with wife and 5 small children and his 83-years-old father-in-law to meet the accusations.
He appeared at court in January 1764 and his case was dropped in April 1764, with the court not able to prove him guilty.
Jacques Grasset Saint-Sauvur was six years old, when he left Canada. Should one suspect, that his later pictures of Canadian Indians should likely go back to reports or paintings of his mother or his father?

1767
"According to the author of the “Mémoire du Canada,” Grasset had amassed 1,900,000 livres during his stay in Canada. Yet, seven years after the conquest, in August 1767 Grasset claimed that his entire fortune consisted of 317,292 livres in bills of exchange that he had acquired honestly through his two advantageous marriages and his trading activities."

1772 - 1781
The father is appointed as French consul in Trieste, and the post is active till 1781. The first books of son Jacques later show costumes of Italy, the region around Trieste and the Levant. Likely Jacques accompanied diplomatic travels of his father. He later claimed the title of Vice-Consul of Hungary and the Levant (1782 he was 25 years old, so he was a rather young Vice-Consul).
" .... his financial situation had become so bad that he had to put his family in the care of a religious community because he lacked the means to support them. In May 1778 his wife wrote to the minister of Foreign Affairs, the Comte de Vergennes, that as all her resources were exhausted she was “reduced to the most dire want.” In 1794, André Grasset de Saint-Sauveur died in Paris at the Hôpital des Incurables, a completely ruined man."
???? ... this passage looks like drawn from common ambassador-difficulties and not naturally presents the correct situation. The son Jacques was able to produce books for an exclusive market after his time in Trieste, which shouldn't have been a sign, that the family was exhausted of all resources.

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Sons

1764 - 1772 ?
"Après des études chez les jésuites de Sainte-Barbe, à Paris, Jacques s’initie au métier et travaille « pendant dix ans comme vice-consul à la commission, aux ordres de son père." This seems to say, that Grasset (and likely also his brother André) got education from the Jesuits in Paris till 1772. And:

1772 - 1782
... he helps his father in his diplomatic missions. "Après Trieste, les Grasset eurent des postes à Zante et à Corfou (le cadet, lui, passera ensuite dans les îles Baléares)". Possibly also André helps his father.
Zante - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zakynthos
Corfou - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corfu
Baleares - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balearic_Islands
I understand, that either Jacques or André were (for some time) at the Balearic islands. In a later publication (1801-1805) the brother André was published posthumous with texts about the Balearic islands, in a published text of 1799 given to André (I saw only a version with text, no pictures) he wrote very similar texts to the books written by Jacques. The author of the book about the Balearic Islands claims, that he has studied the region in a period of 6 years (which will not fit with the life description of Jacques). But the time 1801-1805 will also not fit, cause André was dead then.
The likely truth will be, that Jacques (or somebody else ?) used the older texts of the younger brother André in 1805. For the 1799 edition by André we have the title "Voyage historique, littéraire, et pittoresque dans les îles et possessions ci-devant vénitiennes du Levant; savoir: Corfou, Paxo, Bucintro, Parga, Prevesa, Vonizza, Sainte-Maure, Thiaqui, Céphalonie, Zante, Strophades, Cérigo et Cérigotte." Corfou and Zante are mentioned, so one likely has to assume, that both brothers helped their father in 1772-1781 and both worked together on "location descriptions" during their travels. Andre disappeared then (between 1782-1792) for 6 years to the Balearic/Pythusian Islands, a time, in which Jacques started to publish in Paris under the guidance of Maréchal.

Zante and Corfou were Venetian islands near the Western Greek coast, which likely served for embassy contacts to the Ottoman Empire, which reigned in most of the Balkan territory in the time.

An edition of 1788 ... called 2nd volume ...
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b86220511
... gives the impression, that a good portion of the first part was based on earlier "personal journeys". However, that all pictures were taken at the given locations is hardly believable. The "journey" starts in Malta and goes then through "Italy" to the region of Trieste and it's surrounding. Generally it seems possible, that Jacques (also André ?) served as Vice-Consul (as representative of his father) and had opportunity to some longer journeys. The diplomatic post from Paris to Constantinople likely often needed reliable messengers.

1782/86
? the first publication ? ... "La Belle Captive, ou Histoire véritable du naufrage & de la captivité de Mlle Adeline, comtesse de St-Fargel, âgée de 16 ans, dans une des parties du royaume d’Alger, en 1782", Paris, 1786
It got a critique at January 1786: ... http://books.google.de/books?id=oTgTAAA ... le&f=false
The story has erotic elements ... and this kind of story plot is later repeated, for instance with "Hortense, ou la Jolie Courtisanne, sa vie privée dans Paris, ses aventures tragiques avec le nègre Zéphire dans les déserts de l’Amérique" (1796). Jacques Grasset Saint-Sauveur knew about the publishing laws of "sex sells". In his journey literature we find many paintings of female persons with open breasts. And in the Petit Oracle des Dames we find at about 15 of 42 cards "naked persons".

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Late 1780s:

In the earliest productions there was a cooperation between Jacques Grasset Saint-Sauveur and Sylvain Maréchal ...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvain_Mar%C3%A9chal
... a "French essayist, poet, philosopher, and, as a political theorist, precursor of utopian socialism and communism (his views on a Golden age society are occasionally described also as utopian anarchism)". Marèchal was seven years older than Grasset and had first publication experience already in 1770. It seems plausible, that Marèchal guided the young author Grasset to some more experience in matters of publication.

The engraver Claude-Louis Desrais (1746 ? - 1816) ...
https://www.google.com/search?q=claude- ... 0QXd6IS5CQ
... is mentioned in context of the first productions of Jacques Grasset in the late 1780s. He is called a pupil of Francesco Casanova. Francesco Casanova ...
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francesco_Casanova
.. was the brother of Giacomo Casanova. "Quant au profil marqué de l’aventurier des Lettres chez Grasset, je compte aussi étudier son séjour à Trieste, dans les années 1772-1781, séjour durant lequel la famille Grasset aurait fréquenté nul autre que Casanova, selon René Dollot" ... it's said, that there was a contact between the Grasset family and Giacomo Casanova in their time in Trieste.

Another cooperator of the early time (last connection to Grasset in 1792) was a person Jean Francois Cornu. A person Jean Francois Cornu de la Poype (with humble origin, possibly the same person) became major general in 1793 and distinguished himself at the siege of Toulon 1793 (another less important general in this action was Naopoleon Bonaparte, who had just arrived from Corsica; Napoleon was made Brigadier admiral after the siege). Jean Francois Cornu, the real cooperator, is called an "homme de loi" (possibly an advocat), so he's likely NOT the general (but one doesn't know this for sure).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Fran% ... e_La_Poype
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Toulon

September 1792
Brother André (meanwhile member of a religious order) died (with many others) in a massacre connected to the French revolution.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/September_Massacres
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massacres_de_Septembre
Later - in 1926 - André was (cause his death as a martyr) beatified by Pope Pius XI. A school in Canada took then the name "Collège André Grasset" in 1927.

1793
DDD give the date "1793 ?" as a suspicion for a production of a deck with 33 cards very similar to the Petit Etteilla from the "citoyen St-Sauveur" with the address "rue Nicaise, Maison de la section des Tuileries, à Paris". In my opinion this seems more probable for the time 1795-1797, when Grasset made a lot of productions. I saw that "c[itoyen]ne Saint-Sauveur" was still used in a work of 1797.


1794
The father André died under poor conditions (?)

1795 - 1797
Lots of publications from the side of Jacques Grasset St.-Sauveur. Although "father André dies under poor conditions", Jacques Grasset behaves as somebody, who has enough money to invest, possibly as a heir with good financial conditions.
His cooperators are L.F. Labrousse (from Bordeaux) and J. Laroque.
Jacques Grasset has definitely the address "rue Nicaise, Maison de la section des Tuileries, à Paris" in 1796
(confirmation through one of his books).
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http://books.google.de/books?id=Ej4TAAA ... &q&f=false

1797
DDD records the small book "Les tireur de cartes ou le cartonomancien", which compiles various "divination with cards" material, between them a text with strong similarities to a text produced by Etteilla in the year 1791, "L'art de lire dans les cartes". The 1797 book appears with the address "rue Nicaise, Maison de la section des Tuileries, à Paris", which already appeared as the address of "citoyen St-Sauveur", who made a playing card deck very similar to Petit Etteilla (possibly 1793). From the same address, also 1797, a production is recorded of the "Petit Escamoteur" (with "Deroy"). This book in another edition is merged with a the Etteilla text", made by "Pegoreau", called "Le Bohemién (year VI, so c. 1798).
As address of a St-Sauveur book is given (same year) an address in Bordeaux. Already earlier printer of Bordeaux were used by Saint-Sauveur, he also wrote about the region of Bordeaux.

In 1799 and 1805
Publication of works of his brother André

1799
Sauveur offers books in Paris from the address: rue Coq-Heron, maison de France

Jan. 1800: The address "Chez auteur, rue Coq-Heron, maison de France" announces "Le Petit Oracle des Dames"

1802
Fleischer reports ...
http://books.google.de/books?id=UdhIAAA ... en&f=false
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The "Petit Oracle des Dames" is now offered by Gueffier. Two other productions - likely ALSO from the author of the Petit Oracles -, the "Petit Necromancien" and "Petit Horoscope des Dames" with 42 cards, are announced from an address in Bordeaux.

1805/06
Archives de l'honneur, ou notices sur la vie militaire des generaux de brigade, adjudans-commandans ... qui par leurs belles actions se sont illustres, par F. Babié ... et J. G. St.-Sauveur, etc.

1808
Acteurs et actrices celebres qui se sont illustres sur les trois grands theatres de Paris.
by Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur

1810
Death of Jacques Grasset de Saint-Sauveur

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I've to say, that this was rather difficult. A lot of material isn't reachable. And if it is reachable, it's often difficult to handle. And then all in French language ... that's not easy.
I remember, that I said, that I only attempted to generate a time-line.
Huck
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Re: Possible author of Petit Oracle des Dames

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Huck wrote:
I found this:

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That's the first Etteilla dec in Germany (Baumgärtner 1793) ... in an archive in Mainz
Following on this is ... (but no related)
No illustrations, but the book at link below (Oekonomische encyklopädie, 1845) appears to describe the illustrations of the cards (all 78) on pages 312-323 that came with the Theoretischer und praktischer Unterricht über das Buch Thot, 1793. (It is in German, perhaps Huck could help with that?)

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=87e ... 93&f=false

For example:

Die Karte Nummer 1. hat die Ueberschrift: Etteilla, und die Unterschrift: der Forschende. Figur stellt ein blaues Wolkengemisch vor, mit hellgelben klaren Wolke. Oben an der linken ist das gewöhnliche Zeichen des Widders. Auf Karte ist die Nummer unten nochmals, jedoch umgekehrt.

google translation:

The card number 1. Has the caption: Etteilla, and the signature: the researchers (?).* The figure shows a mix of blue clouds with a pale yellow clear of clouds. Above on the left is the usual sign of Aries. On the card again is the number on the bottom, but reversed.

SteveM

* Researcher or searchers, I presume in the sense of consultant, questioner or enquirer.
Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different.
T. S. Eliot

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