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Very early, short-lived, colonial newspaper...
Item # 662669
April 26, 1753
THE INDEPENDENT REFLECTOR, New York, April 26, 1753
* Rare Colonial New York original
* Short lived title
This rare newspaper lasted for less than one year, publishing but 52 issues. Primarily moral and political essays, it gave offense to men in power and was "suppressed by authorities", as Brigham relates.
This issue has several random themes, with a page 2 paragraph beginning; "The love of Liberty is natural to our species & an affection for posterity, interwoven with the human frame...Do you not then think yourselves free? Our laws, our Assemblies, the guardianship of our Mother Country, the mildest & the best of Kings do they not convince you that hitherto you know not what is servitude?...".
A fine opportunity to purchase at a reasonable price a very early issue--over 265 years old--by James Parker from the colonial press of New York. American titles from the 1750's are rarely found.
Four pages, 6 3/4 by 10 3/4 inches, some foxing, good condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's