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The first successful magazine in the country...



Item # 672145

April 23, 1743

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston,  April 23, 1743  This was the very first successful magazine in America, preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this title lasted but a few short years.
As the subtitle reads: "Containing Accounts of the Propagation & Revival of Religion in Great Britain & America", this 8 page magazine is almost entirely taken up with religious content from the "Great Awakening" period in American history.
Eight pages, 4 3/4 by 8 inches, various light damp staining, good condition. A rare opportunity for an American periodical from such an early year.
The Boston imprint appears at the bottom of the back page.

Item from Catalog 302 (released for January, 2021)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's