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Pre-Revolutionary War Boston Newspaper with Paul Revere Masthead and Reference to the Boston Massacre

The Boston Gazette and Country Journal. Boston, MA: Edes & Gill, July 16, 1770. No. 797. 4pp, 9.25 x 15.5 in. Leading Colonial American, pro-independence newspaper with masthead containing prominent engraving of an early political cartoon designed and engraved by Paul Revere. The engraving depicts the dove of peace being set free from its cage by a female figure of “liberty,” with the skyline of the city of Boston serving as the background.

Inside-page references to British Captain Thomas Preston and the Boston Massacre, which is referred to as "...the horrid massacre on the fifth of March last...," are included. The Nonimportation Agreements in the American Colonies resulting from the British taxes on the American Colonies and the Boston Massacre are also covered in the issue. 

Condition:

Light horizontal and vertical folds, with some minor soiling at folds, few holes at folds. Possibly trimmed along right edge of pages 3/4. Period inked identification on page 1, top left corner. Light wear and chipping to edges. 

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,600
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$875
11/19/2020

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