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A large & decorative masthead... Avoiding taxation...

Item # 653522

February 15, 1722

THE ORIGINAL LONDON POST OR, HEATHCOTE'S INTELLIGENCE, London, England, Feb. 15, 1722  A rare title with the text running continuously from issue to issue, the lead sentence is the completion of the last sentence from the previous issue. This was done by several periodicals during this period to avoid the tax on newspapers. This format classified it as a pamphlet, and therefore no tax was required. According to Crane and Kaye this title is not held by any American institution.
Complete as a single sheet newspaper, 11 by 6 3/4 inches, with a very handsome and decorative masthead (see). Water staining does not deter readability.

Item from Catalog 278 (released for January, 2019)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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