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La Renaixensa

(Updated 16/05/2024)

Editorial La Renaixensa, founded by Pere Aldavert, emerged from the initiative of a magazine created in 1871. It was headquartered at number 13 Carrer Xuclà in Barcelona. In 1873, Àngel Guimerà joined its management at a time when the company needed a printing press of its own in order to keep watch over its output. Thus, a private company was created with the partners Pere Aldavert, Àngel Guimerà, Iu Bosch and Tadeu Monge.

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The Biblioteca de Catalunya conserves the personal papers of Pere Aldavert and Àngel Guimerà, which include documents related to the publishing house.

Pere Aldavert collection in the Biblioteca de Catalunya 

Àngel Guimerà collection in the Biblioteca de Catalunya 

Duran i Tort, Carola. "La Renaixensa", primera empresa editorial catalana. Barcelona : Publicacions de l'Abadia de Montserrat, 2001

Llanas, Manuel. L'Edició a Catalunya.Segle XX (fins a 1939). Barcelona: Gremi d'Editors de Catalunya, 2005.