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Earliest newspaper in your collection?



Item # 627068

June 4, 1632

NOUVELLES, Paris, France, June 4, 1632 (date is at the bottom of the back page)

* Earliest of newspapers to be had

The heading roughly translates to: "NEWES" "Ordinary Events from Various Places." This issue predates the earliest English language newspaper we have in our inventory by several years. It was the "sister" publication of the "Gazette", the very first regular newspaper published in France, started just one year earlier in 1631 by Théophraste Renaudot but with influential backing by the powerful Cardinal de Richelieu.  The first letter of the title and the text are very ornate (see). All text is in French.
Four pages, measures 6 1/2 by 9 inches, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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