‘Prohibited Best-Seller’ arrives in Malta… and New Castle!
Author Robert Thake celebrated the publication of our latest book, A Publishing History of a Prohibited Best-Seller with local distributor Oliver Gatt of BDL Books in San Gwann, Malta yesterday. We’re also celebrating in New Castle, Delaware, USA… congratulations, Robert!
This fascinating book concerns the Abbé de Vertot’s Histoire de Malte, first published in four quarto volumes in 1726, the most notorious example of a book whose enormous popular success was due almost entirely to its being banned by the Vatican. Robert has identified more than 120 editions, most from the 18th century, from bibliographic research conducted in archives and libraries in Malta, France, Italy, Holland, Switzerland, and England.