$349.50

SKU: US21452 Category: Product ID: 6904

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NEWSPAPERS – “PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE” WARTIME VOLUMES: …(A) SEPTEMBER 18, 1776; …(B) JULY 17, 1776. RATHER RARE – MADE OF RAG PAPER SO IT SURVIVES FROM THAT PERIOD, RATE GOOD SHOWING GREAT AGE. THEY EXISTED FROM 1728 TO 1800 (10 YEARS AFTER FRANKLIN DIED). IT WAS THE “NEW YORK TIMES” OF ITS DAY. NEWSPAPER WAS BOUGHT IN 1729 BY BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AND HUGH MERIDETH, FRANKLIN PRINTED IT AND CONTRIBUTED TO IT BY ALIAISES. IT IS NOTED FOR PRINTING THE FIRST POLITICAL CARTOON IN AMERICA (“JOIN OR DIE”). CHOICE