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Beautiful engraving in the masthead...

Item # 683810

October 20, 1785

THE CONTINENTAL JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER Boston, Oct. 20, 1785  The beautiful masthead is an early version of the Seal of the United States.
Page 3 has a report noting: "Great Britain, in all probability, will be totally excluded from trading to the United States of North America unless she moderates the unjustifiable rigour of her act of navigation & proceeds upon the same principles of policy that guide the conduct of the other nations of Europe..." with much more.
Another page has: "...we learn that before Dr. Franklin left France, he had an audience of the Grand Monarque at Versailles who made him a present of his picture set with brilliants, worth near 14,000 French Guineas."
Four pages, rubbing damage in the masthead causes some loss but is not close to the engraving.

Item from Catalog 327 (released for February, 2023)...

Category: The 1600's and 1700's