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Execution of a pirate...

Item # 549040

August 3, 1728

THE POST-BOY, London, August 3, 1728 

* Early 18th century pirate execution 
* Rare title 
* Nice masthead

Not only does this issue have a terrific masthead which is nice for display (see the two intricate engravings) but this issue has a neat and uncommon report on the back page about a pirate who was executed, reading: "John Prie, lately condemn'd at a session of Admiralty for murder and pyracy on the High Seas, was executed yesterday at Execution dock, and afterward hang'd in chains by the River-Side (see photos)"

Other news of the day. Two nice engravings in the masthead.

The issue measures about 9 by 15 inches, has a full red tax stamp on the back page.  Single sheet, and in great condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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