Girardin Journal des connaissances utiles title page of vol. 1.
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The title page of the first issue, for October, November and December 1831, bragged that it was printed in an edition of 100,000--an uncommonly huge edition size for a periodical at the time. Because the first issue was intended to cover three months of a monthly periodical, the publisher gave himself sufficient time to produce 100,000 copies when printing machines in France were in short supply, and to prepare for more efficient high volume production by January 1832.
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