2023-08 Raynors HCA Live
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Two complete and authentic issues of The Observator, Monday, February 4, 1683 and February 9, 1686, London, each 2pp., disbound, rough binding edge not affecting text. A dialogue newspaper founded by Sir Roger L'Estrange, a Tory pamphleteer, as a vehicle for attacking dissenters and Whigs. These early single-sheet newspaper have the old style type making it great for framing. Uniquely, this newspaper was published by Joanna Brome, then upon her death, the publication was continued by her son, Charles Brome. Joanne Brome was the FIRST woman publisher of newspaper. Upon her death in 1684, her son took over the business. The credit line is on the bottom of the second page, "London, Printed for Joanna Brome (Charles Brome in the later issue) at the Gun in S. Paul's Church-yard".
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A Woman Publisher in 1683 - After Her Death, Her Son Continued the Business

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Minimum Bid: $70.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $91.00
Estimate: $100 - $200
Auction closed on Sunday, August 27, 2023.
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