Raynors HCA 2017-02
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 2/23/2017
Facsimile of First Paper Printed by Benjamin Franklin. Boston Massachusetts, 1856, Single sheet, printed on both recto and verso, measuring circa 8 1/2 by 12 1/4 inches. ""Facsimile of the first Paper ever issued by Franklin and now printed (Sept. 17, 1856) on a press once used by him"". 2 pages printed on light beige paper, Franklin discusses the reasons and purpose for the paper and what the paper will report on. Though it is a reprint, it is from Franklins original printing press from 1723 and a copy of his first historic news paper that he released for the public. Discusses news from England, a speech by the King discussing a foreign conspiracy (in Europe) and also a few small advertisements. Interesting, historic and rare even as a reprint. VF condition.
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