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Gentleman's newspaper from 17th century London...



Item # 670094

June 29, 1695

ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, England, June 29, 1695  A fine gentleman's newspaper which was very popular in the coffeehouses of early England.
This newspaper was done in question/answer format. Among the questions is one beginning: "A young gentleman of one and twenty, possessed of no fortune, marries an old woman near fifty, whom though a person of very ill fame for incontinence, ill nature & several other ill qualities...".
This newspaper published at a time when there were no newspapers in all of the American colonies.
A single sheet newspaper printed on both sides (typical for the period), 7 by 12 inches, very nice condition.

Item from Catalog 299 (released for October, 2020)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's