Walravens H. Letters by J.P.A. Rémusat to Schilling von Canstadt (1817–1829) in the Orientalists Archives of the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts, Russian Academy of Sciences // Written Monuments of the Orient. No. 1(11), 2020. P. 117—143.
The paper documents the relationship between the inventor, printer and
collector of Oriental books P.L. Schilling von Canstadt and the Orientalist J.P. Abel
Rémusat by means of their extant correspondence. The bibliophile with a splendid
Oriental library was a welcome partner and correspondent as he could and often would
help colleagues with his rarities not to be found anywhere else in Europe. His expertise
in printing Oriental scripts was attractive, too, as Orientalists were in need of adding
Oriental scripts to their publications. Rémusat, on the other hand, wrote evaluations for
the Petersburg dictionary project and publicized Schilling’s Chinese publications as
models of perfect printing art. There is also a memo from Fr. Gass to Schilling, which
gives some details about their printing experiments.