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By America's first newspaper publisher...



Item # 643849

February 20, 1679

THE PROTESTANT (DOMESTICK) INTELLIGENCE, OR NEWS BOTH FROM CITY AND COUNTRY, London, England, February 20, 1679 (1680 by today's calendar). Here is a rare opportunity to purchase a newspaper by Benjamin Harris. Harris was the first newspaper publisher in the colonies, having published "Public Occurrences Both Foreign & Domestick" in Boston in 1690. It lasted for only one issue.
Before emigrating to the colonies he published this newspaper in London, but he was eventually put in jail and upon release headed for the colonies. A fine opportunity for a Harris imprint (his name appears at the bottom of the back page).
A single sheet issue, 6 3/4  by 10 3/4 inches, nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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