excessive bureaucratic procedure or paperwork; bureaucracy; red tape ...1856
from French paperasserie (bureaucracy; red tape) (1807) from paperasse (quantity of paper, especially of bureaucratic paperwork) (c1590 in Middle French; from papier (paper n.) + -asse, augmentative suffix; + -erie
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1856 - see EXAMPLE below
"...but his long experience led him to the conviction that the Prussian system of official interference was thoroughly defective and wasteful. In his later life he lost no opportunity of denouncing bureaucracy and paperasserie (red-tapism), or of dwelling on the comparative cheapness and efficiency of the less elaborate State machinery which is employed in England..."
From: The Edinburgh Review, Or Critical Journal: For January, 1856....April, 1856
ART. IV - Das Leben des Ministers Freiherrn vom Stein. By G.H. Pertz. Berlin 1849-1855