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Advertisement on the Salem witch trials...

Item # 668695

December 27, 1692

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Dec. 27, 1692  The back page has an advertisement--set in larger type than the rest of the issue so it stands out--for the book: "The TRYALS of several WITCHES lately Executed in New-England, with many Remarkable Curiosities therein Occurring, etc. Published by the Special Command of his EXCELLENCY the Governour of New-England. First Printed in Boston, and now Reprinted in London...".
This is the only periodical (similar ads appeared in multiple issues) 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 A very uncommon item and the only period mention of this very notable event in American history.
Complete as a single sheet newspaper, 7 by 12 inches, very nice condition.

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

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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