‘Wer Socinianische Bücher sucht, findet sie bey ihm am ehesten’

  title={‘Wer Socinianische B{\"u}cher sucht, findet sie bey ihm am ehesten’},
  author={Rietje van Vliet},
The microhistory of the Amsterdam-based Sebastiaan Petzold († 1704) demonstrates that in the Early Modern Period booksellers without a network were hardly able to manage professionally in the Republic of Letters. Petzold relied especially on patronage from Socinianist circles. The Socinian theologian Samuel Crellius (1660-1747) saw to it that Petzold was able to publish three highly controversial Socinian works, including the notorious Platonisme devoilé (1700). Petzold was also introduced to…