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A sanatarium for women lunatics...

Item # 681527

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October 28, 1725

THE POST-BOY, London, England, Oct. 28, 1725  One of the more handsome issues of the era with the masthead featuring two quote ornate wood engravings making this a very displayable newspaper.
The top of the back page has an ad: "Concerning Lunatick or Melancholy Persons" advertising an institution for: "...the female sex afflicted with Lunacy...treated with the greatest care & lenity...a large garden, good air, and a very pleasant situation...good accommodation at an easy rate for women-lunaticks...who are deem'd or thought incurable...No men lunaticks are entertain'd at the same house."
Single sheet, 8 by 14 inches, good condition.

Item from Catalog 320 (released for July, 2022)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's