This firm was founded by Jean Antoine Meissonnier (1783-1857) in 1812. Over 25 years later, in 1839, Jacques Léopold Heugel (1815-1883) became a partner. In the same year they bought the weekly music journal Le Menestrel, which had been started six years earlier by Jules Lovy. The name of the firm was changed to Heugel following Meissonier's retirement on April 20th, 1842.
His younger brother Joseph Meissonnier (1790–1855) also founded a publishing firm J. Meissonnier, in 1821.
A. Meissonnier's plate numbers are in the format of ####. Dates in italics are estimated.