Swiss publisher. Associate of the Société Typographique de Lausanne. Traveled in the French provinces and sold subscriptions to a pirated Swiss edition of the Encyclopédie. Went to Paris (September 1778) and apparently met with Franklin. Arrested in Paris for having distributed a printed catalogue of banned philosophical books (1781). Proposed to establish a French publishing and bookselling house in America with his two brothers-in-law (1784).
Son-in-law and business associate of Samuel Fauche, imprimeur du roi in Neuchâtel. Fauche was a former partner in the Société Typographique de Neuchâtel who was working for the rival publishing consortium of Lausanne-Berne.