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Advertisement on the Salem witch trials...



Item # 645130

February 11, 1693

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Feb. 11, 1693  The back page has an advertisement  for the book "The Second Edition of the late TRYALS of several WITCHES in New-England. Written by Cotton Mather, and Published by the Special Command of the Governour." (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.
Complete as a single sheet issue, 7 1/4 by 12 1/4 inches, minor damp stain at the bottom, good condition.

Item from Catalog 265 (released for December, 2017)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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