Magnificent work Diario de Barcelona que comprehende los meses de Octubre, Noviembre y Diciembre de 1792, included in a first volume. It is one of the oldest newspapers in Europe.
In this work we present the first 92 original Diarios de Barcelona in their original size, from number 1 (1st October 1792) to number 92 (31th December 1792), accompanied by a monthly index for each of them.
In turn, it comes with a ‘Prospecto del Periódico Curioso, Erudito, Económico y Comercial que con el título de Diario de Barcelona, empezará a publicarse en ella el 1º de Octubre de 1792’.
On 1st October 1792, the Neapolitan printer Pedro Pablo Hussón de Lapazarán, after obtaining a government permit, first published the remembered Diario de Barcelona, a press publication that, despite some interruptions, was published daily until 1994, and later continue doing so in digital edition until its final closure on 31st July 2009.
For almost a century, it had the privilege of being the predominant newspaper in Catalonia, until the appearance of La Vanguardia in 1881 and La Veu de Catalunya in 1899. Today marks 222 years and one day of its first publication, and this ephemeris deserves a place in this blog for the importance it had in the history of journalism of this city.
One of the most notable dates of its long history was 6th June 1814, when the French War and the Napoleonic occupation of Barcelona ended. The founder’s authorisation was cancelled—who was openly pro-French—and granted to Antoni Brusi i Mirabent. This was the initiator of a family saga of printers and press entrepreneurs who would be able to identify the editorial line of the newspaper with their personality. So, this publication became the only newspaper to be known by both its own name and the editor’s surname; initially as the ‘Diario de Brusi’, and later as ‘El Brusi’.
With the granting of the management of the Diario de Barcelona, the Central Supreme Board wanted to recognise Brusi’s services during the war, since was in favour of those fighting the Napoleonic army, and had been responsible for printing and publishing wherever possible the Gaceta Militar y Política del Principado de Cataluña.
The newspaper, of liberal-conservative ideology, was mainly written in Spanish as most press of the time, but during the Napoleonic occupation it published the editions in French and Catalan in double column. Due to the predominance of the Catalan language among Barcelona society, explanations of the meaning of some Spanish words used in the articles used to be included.
Size of the newspapers: 20.5 x 15 cm
Binding without covers, sewn in the spine.
With royal privilege.
Historic, collector’s copy.
(It will be sent by courier with tracking.)
- Αριθμός Βιβλίων
- Ιστορία, Παράξενα κι εφήμερα, Περιοδικές εκδόσεις (εφημερίδες και περιοδικά)
- Συγγραφέας/ εικονογράφος
- Τίτλος Βιβλίου
- Diarios de Barcelona que comprehende los meses de Octubre, Noviembre y Diciembre de 1792
- Πολύ καλή
- Έτος δημοσίευσης παλαιότερου αντικειμένου
- 1η Έκδοση
- Original language
- Imprenta del Diario
- Μαλακό εξώφυλλο
- Αριθμός σελίδων
- 20.5×15 cm