Châtelet de Paris banner register from the reign of Francis I (National Archives, Y9)

Documentary heritage submitted by France and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2011.

© Centre historique des archives nationales (France)
Overview of Register 2. 32 x 27 cm.

The Châtelet banners series covers the registration and publication of legislative texts, including the 1537 decree by King François I imposing a legal deposit system on booksellers and printers. For the first time printers and booksellers were required to deposit a copy of each of their publications in the King's library. This model spread in the 17th century supporting the growth of national libraries and the preservation of knowledge.

  • Year of submission: 2009
  • Year of inscription: 2011
  • Country: France
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