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Advertisement on the Salem witch trials...

Item # 633473

June 17, 1693

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, June 17, 1693 

* Rare Salem witch trials advertisement
* Very early and rare 17th century title

The back page has an advertisement  for the book "A Further Account of the Tryals of the New-England Witches, with the Observations of a Person that was upon the place six or seven days, when the suspected Witches were first taken into Examination..." with more detail (see)
This is the only periodical (similar ad appeared in multiple issues) we have ever seen with any reference to the famous witch trials at Salem, Massachusetts, as the London Gazette made no mention of the trials or the executions A very uncommon item and the only period mention of this very notable event in American history.
Also among the advertisements on the bkpg. is: "The Conversion of Theodore John, a late Teacher Among the JEWS, together with his Confession of the Christian Faith..." with more (see).
Complete as a single sheet issue, 7 1/2 by 12 1/4 inches, nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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