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Advertisement on the Salem witch trials...
Item # 663786
February 28, 1693
THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Feb. 28, 1693 The back page has an advertisement for the book which relates to the witchcraft trials in New England, reading: "The TRYALS of several WITCHES Lately Executed in New-England and of several remarkable Curiosities therein Occurring. By Cotton Mather. Published by the Special Command of the Governour." with a bit more.
This is the only periodical 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.
Complete as a single sheet issue, 7 1/4 by 12 1/4 inches, some wormhole loss at the top margin not remotely closed to the mentioned item, nice condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's