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Advertisement on the Salem witch trials...



Item # 668492

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 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."
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, very nice condition.

Item from Catalog 296 (released for July, 2020)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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$315.00