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Exceedingly early newspaper from France...

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January 1, 1641

EXTRAORDINAIRE, Paris, France, February 15, 1641 with the date at the top in Roman numerals but then also dated at the bottom of the back page: "15 Fevrier, 1641". This "extraordinary" issue was done for a singular purpose, as defines most "extraordinaries" produced since then. The headings at the top of the front page roughly translate to: "Concerning the affairs of Catalonia. The second, of some progress of the Castilians against the Catalans. The third, from the hunt given to the Castilians before Barcelona."
This issue published simultaneously along with the "Gazette" of Paris, the very first regular newspaper published in France which started 10 years previous in 1631 by Théophraste Renaudot but with influential backing by the powerful Cardinal de Richelieu.
Complete in 4 pages, 6 by 8 3/4 inches, great condition. All text is in French.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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