Jules Trousset  

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Jules Trousset (1842 – 1905) was a French encyclopedist, historian and geographer, author of Un million de recettes.


Although he was a well known man in his time, very few things have survived on the life of Jules Trousset. A former teacher and director of publication, he was the author of popular books. He notably wrote the Atlas national and the Encyclopédie d’économie domestique, both rewarded by learned societies. A committed man, he founded Le Réveil républicain. Organe des Comités républicains du canton de Sceaux et de Villejuif and was mayor of Malakoff from 1893 to 1896.

« Le Trousset »

His most famous work is the Nouveau dictionnaire encyclopédique universel illustré, or Répertoire des connaissances humaines, nicknamed "le Trousset", published in Paris between 1885 and 1891, adorned with more than 3,000 engravings.

This work, which paid tribute to Pierre Larousse with whom he worked, tried to complete all knowledge. Trousset joined hundreds of foreign correspondents to his company. He sold the book by subscription, the buyers paying when all volumes had been received. Success was at the rendezvous.


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