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Item # 622756 THE BRITISH APOLLO, OR CURIOUS AMUSEMENTS FOR THE INGENIOUS and subtitled: "To Which are Added the Most Material Occurrences Foreign and Domestick". Published in London, and "Perform'd by a Society of Gentlemen" as noted in the masthead, the date is July 16, 1708. The British Apollo appeared twice a week until issue 79, and then three times a week.
A popular paper edited by Aaron Hill and Marshall Smith, it existed for less than 4 years. Readers were invited to send in questions, on any subject whatsoever, and the editors would contrive to provide answers, which took up the first half of each number.
The last two pages were devoted to poetry, snippets of news, announcements of new books, and various advertisements. An interesting & curious title for a newspaper, complete in 4 pages & measuring about 7 1/2 by 12 1/2  inches. Nice condition.

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