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The first successful magazine in the country...



Item # 704882

May 28, 1743

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston,  May 28, 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, very nice condition. A rare opportunity for an American periodical from such an early year.
The Boston imprint appears at the bottom of the back page.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's