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Curious double-masthead newspaper...

Item # 569173

February 27, 1730

THE DAILY ADVERTISER, London, February 27, 1730 

* Uncommon title from the old country

A very interesting single sheet newspaper of folio size, curious in that it has a double masthead: one at the top of the front page and also one at the top of the back page, with the same date. Formatted as if the front side with the news reports was separate from the back page which has nothing but advertisements and the imprint at the bottom.

Just below the masthead on the front page is a banner-format (from edge to edge) note from the publisher on his intents for this new newspaper, which he founded just a few weeks prior to this issue.

Measures 9 1/2 by 16 inches. Some light water staining in the top and bottom quadrant does not deeter readability. Small hole near top. Generally very nice.

A rare and early title seldom offered.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's