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Unusual, short-lived newspaper...

Item # 643016

January 08, 1710

THE VISIONS OF SIR HEISTER RYLEY: WITH OTHER ENTERTAINMENTS, London, January 8, 1710  Sir Heister Ryley, the fictitious editor of the Visions of Sir Heister Ryley, is a man interested in all fields of learning, a "stickler in the business of truth" and absolutely adverse to siding with any political party. His little newspaper was a 4 page serial. It contained essays, letters and miscellaneous material which was datelined: "From my Little Closet in the Great Parlour, St. James". The newspaper lasted through only eighty issues, being quite rare as such.
Four pages, 5 1/2 by 7 inches, foxing, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's