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The famous "Tatler" newspaper...
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November 15, 1709
THE TATLER, London, Nov. 15, 1709 This newspaper was founded in this year by Richard Steele who used the nom de plume "Isaac Bickerstaff, Esquire", the first such consistently adopted journalistic persona. Steele's idea was to publish the news and gossip heard in London coffeehouses, hence the title, leaving the subject of politics to the newspapers. To assure complete coverage of local gossip, a reporter was typically placed in each of the city's popular coffee houses with datelines from such. One of the datelines is: "From my own Apartment".
It was published three times a week for less than two years, from April 12, 1709 to January 2, 1711.
Single sheet, 7 1/2 by 13 inches, nice condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's