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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site


Jacques François Chéreau (Biographical details)

Jacques François Chéreau (publisher/printer; French; Male; 1742 - 1794)

Also known as

Chéreau, Jacques François


Rue Saint-Jacques, aux deux piliers d'or Rue des Mathurins-Saint-Jacques, aux deux piliers d'or (from 1775) Rue des Mathurins près celle de la Sorbonne (1784-1785)


Printseller and publisher, the major dealer in Paris after Basan in his time. Son of François II and Geneviève Marguerite Chéreau, and reunited the stock of the two branches of the Chéreau family. Sold out to Joubert in 1786; committed suicide in 1794 after his son-in-law was guillotined.


Préaud, pp.83-4
Undated printed catalogue at M.2.1(6)