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One of the earliest 17th century newspapers you will find...



Item # 631200

February 23, 1641

GAZETTE, Paris, France, February 23, 1641  (date is in the imprint at the bottom of the back page).

* Earliest of newspapers to be had

This extremely early newspaper is filled with news reports with datelines from throughout Europe, including Naples, Rome, Nuremberg, Frankfort, Amsterdam, Cologne, with the back two pages containing reports from France. There are no advertisements.
This was the very first regular newspaper published in France, started in 1631 by Théophraste Renaudot but with influential backing by the powerful Cardinal de Richelieu. All the text is in French with the first letter  of "Gazette" very decorative & the first letter of the text highly embellished.
Eight pages, 9  by 6 1/4 inches, in great condition. One of the earliest dated newspapers to be found.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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