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On the Salem witch trials...

Item # 662913

February 21, 1693

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Feb. 21, 1693  This was a fine gentlemen's newspaper which was very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics & one of the earliest periodicals in English. Partially in question/answer format.
The back page has an advertisement for the 2nd edition of a book: "The late TRYALS of Several  WITCHES In New-England" by Cotton Mather. This is the only periodical that we have ever seen with any reference to the famous Witch Trials at Salem, Massachusetts.
A very uncommon item A quarto-size single sheet with a few lite damp stains, otherwise in nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's