Lot 23 of 703:
1769 Issue of The Boston-Gazette railing against British tyranny  

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The Boston-Gazette and Country Journal. No. 764



Edes & Gill

Nov. 27, 1769


4pp. 39.2x25 (15½x10”), silked.

The Boston Gazette, published weekly, was established in 1719 as a competitor to the Boston News-Letter and ran for nearly a century (1719-1798).  From April 1756 to December 1793, it was published with the additional "And Country Journal." This issue contains news from Britain, including tidbits about Edmund Burke, John Wilkes, Isaac Barre, and others.  There is also a brief article, signed Tacitus, railing against the tyranny of Britain:  "If this be government, what is anarchy!"

During the American Revolution, the Gazette was a leading publisher of material protesting British taxes and anti-British sentiment.  Contributors included such notable personages as Samuel Adams, Phyllis Wheatley, and Paul Revere.  

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Expertly silked; small stains; large stain on front center with small loss of page and larger area of lost text and on verso and small bleeding through to page 3-4 with small hole; very good.

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