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December 21, 1734

THE COUNTRY JOURNAL: OR THE CRAFTSMAN, London, Dec. 21, 1734  This was the leading anti-Walpole political journal of its time: Thomas Lockwood describes it as "the most successful political journal of the first half of the eighteenth century...". 
The stated purpose of the newspaper was to expose political craft--hence the title--but the overriding purpose was to unseat Robert Walpole as Chancellor, or as the new term of abuse called him, "Prime Minister".
Various news reports of the day including details of various crimes, deaths, etc. Included is an interesting account of a failed highway robbery.
Page 3 has an illustrated advertisement for "Dr. Richard Rock's Tincture For Curing the Tooth Act, and Cleansing the Teeth".
Four pages, 10 1/4 by 14 1/2 inches, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's