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SALEM WITCH TRIALS – The Athenian Mercury. London: John Dunton, 31 December 1692 & 3 January 1692 [i.e. 1693]. Vol.9, Nos.6-7.
SALEM WITCH TRIALS – The Athenian Mercury. London: John Dunton, 31 December 1692 & 3 January 1692 [i.e. 1693]. Vol.9, Nos.6-7.

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SALEM WITCH TRIALS – The Athenian Mercury. London: John Dunton, 31 December 1692 & 3 January 1692 [i.e. 1693]. Vol.9, Nos.6-7.

Notice and advertisement for Cotton Mather’s Tryals of Witches, the first lengthy account of the Salem Witch Trials. The publisher of the present newspaper, John Dunton, was also the publisher of the first English edition of the book. Mather finished writing it in October 1692 and rushed it to press in both Boston and London. The first of these issues describes it as “published this Week.”

Two issues, two pages each, folio (325 x 193mm).

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