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    Collection of 18th Century British Newspapers consisting of 16 newspapers dating from 1712 to 1795. Included are 12 single sheet (printed both sides) issues of The Spectator- all dated 1712, the Spectator was founded in 1711 by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele "to enliven morality with wit, and to temper wit with morality...to bring philosophy out of the closets and libraries, schools and colleges, to dwell in clubs and assemblies, at tea-tables and coffeehouses." Also included are single issues of the following: The Daily Gazetteer, four pages, October 19, 1741; The London Chronicle: or Universal Evening Post, eight pages, September 19, 1758; The True Briton, four pages, August 15, 1794; and The Oracle and Public Advertiser, four pages, June 6, 1795. Conditions range from very good to fine. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection.

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