October 12th Rare Autograph & Document Auction
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Complete issue of The Boston Gazette and Country Journal from May 21, 1770, four pages, 10 x 15.5, printed in Boston by Edes & Gill, with the masthead woodcut done by Paul Revere. The graphic features a seated woman to the right, Britannia, with a wreath and liberty pole with cap; under her robes is the shield of Britain; to the left is a tree with overhanging branches. The woman is opening the door to a birdcage on a pedestal and releasing and freeing the dove of peace. In the distance is a town/city view with church/meetinghouse spires.

In addition to offering some extracts from proceedings in the House of Commons, the newspaper publishes a letter from the Sons of Liberty to Nathaniel Rogers, warning him not to return to Boston as he refused to agree to not import goods from Great Britain. It also features a number of interesting advertisements, including three offering slaves for sale, and a few referencing John Hancock. In very good condition, with toning to the masthead, scattered creases, tattered edges, and the slave ads marked in ink.

Paul Revere-Boston Gazette and Country Journal 1770Paul Revere-Boston Gazette and Country Journal 1770
Paul Revere-Boston Gazette and Country Journal 1770
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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $584.25
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Thursday, October 12, 2023.

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