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A pro-American newspaper from London in 1775...
Item # 631697
October 21, 1775
THE CRISIS, London, England, October 21, 1775
* Very rare title
In our over 40 years of dealing in rare newspapers We have rarely had the great fortune to encounter issues of this title. This extraordinary paper is one of the most bitter political sheets to be found, issued in London both in defense of American liberty and their cause for independence, as well as to attack the policies of the King of England. One scholar noted: "This title, which is of great rarity, contains a remarkable collection of papers attacking the Ministry & the British Government in terms of the greatest severity. Indeed, one can hardly believe that in time of war a publication of such character would be tolerated." The editors certainly did not lack courage. The third number was ordered to be burned but their attacks, centering on the King and the American situation, only grew bolder & stronger, and continued throughout the duration of the war.
The text on all pages is shown in the photos so you can see the entirety of this issue. Note that just beneath the dateline is: "An Ideal Scetch of a Foolish King finished, continued from the last Number." and the text begins with the words--in very large letters-- "To The King".
Complete in six pages, measures 7 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice condition.
Note: this is not the "Crisis" pamphlet published by Thomas Paine.