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One of the more handsome of mastheads from the colonial era...
Item # 651965
August 22, 1771
THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, August 22, 1771 This newspaper features one of the larger & more decorative masthead engravings to be found in a colonial America newspaper.
Half of the front page 1 taken up with a report from the Virginia Gazette: "To Messrs. Henley and G. Watkin, Two of the Protesters Against Bishops".
Page 2 is taken up with reports from Europe as well as a note from Boston,and pg. 3 has reports datelines from Newport, R.I., New York, and Philadelphia, as well as a wealth of ads including two for runways.
Four pages, a bit of staining near the top of pg. 3, two very tiny rubbing holes near the top of the front leaf, otherwise nice condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's