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A large & decorative masthead... Avoiding taxation...
Item # 670090
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December 14, 1722
THE ORIGINAL LONDON POST OR, HEATHCOTE'S INTELLIGENCE, London, England, Dec. 14, 1722
* Great masthead engraving
* Very rare publication
A rare title with the text running continuously from issue to issue, the lead sentence is often the completion of the last sentence from the previous issue.
This was done by several periodicals during this period to avoid the tax on newspapers. This format classified it as a pamphlet and therefore no tax was required. According to Crane and Kaye this title is not held by any American institution.
Complete as a single sheet newspaper, 11 by 7 inches, with a very handsome and decorative masthead. A bit of light damp staining, generally nice & very displayable.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's