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



Item # 666189

May 17, 1723

THE ORIGINAL LONDON POST OR, HEATHCOTE'S INTELLIGENCE, London, England, May 17, 1723

* Great masthead engraving
* Very rare title


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 7 inches, with a very handsome and decorative masthead (see). A little light damp staining and a few tiny worm holes at the black margins, very displayable

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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