Pennsylvania Chronicle, and Universal Advertiser. John DICKINSON, Benjamin FRANKLIN.

Pennsylvania Chronicle, and Universal Advertiser.

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[DICKINSON, John]. [FRANKLIN, Benjamin]. The Pennsylvania Chronicle, and Universal Advertiser. From February 1, 1768, to January 23, 1769. Volume II. Phila.: Printed by William Goddard at the New Printing-Office, 1768-1769. [2],32,[4],33-48,[8],49-56,[8],57-64,[4],65-72,[4],73-88,[4],89-96,[4] ,97-104,[4],105-112,[4],113-128,[8],129-380,[4],381-452pp., including eleven separately-paginated supplemental Postscripts. Illustrated throughout with woodcut mastheads and advertisements. Printed in three columns. 4to. Modern 1/2 calf and marbled boards, gilt morocco label. Light to moderate foxing, some small tobacco burns, uneven toning, occasionally trimmed close, a few leaves chipped at bottom edge, costing a handful of words, two small holes in the text at top of page 147-148, costing all or part of about twenty words. A few postscripts rather tanned. Overall very good. FORD 608. Verner W. Crane: "Certain Writings of Benjamin Franklin on the British Empire and the American Colonies," in The Papers of the Bibliographical Society Of America, Vol. 28 (1934), pp.1-27. John J. Zimmerman: "Benjamin Franklin and the Pennsylvania Chronicle," in The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 81, no. 4 (1957), pp.351-64. A complete run of fifty-two issues of the second volume of this important and popular Philadelphia newspaper, dated January 25-February 1, 1768, through January 16-23, 1769 (the whole also identified as nos. 55-106). The collection also includes eleven additional postscripts bound chronologically as they were published. The most notable contributions to the current run of the Pennsylvania Chronicle come from John Dickinson and Benjamin Franklin, and address crucially important issues that would lead the colonies to open revolution within a few years. Included here are the first printings anywhere of the final three essays in Dickinson very influential "Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania." The postscripts are printed in either four or eight pages; five of them are folio and are folded into the volume, while the May 16 postscript is small quarto. Each eight-page issue of the newspaper proper, as well as the postscripts, contains a wealth of details about the everyday life of Philadelphia and the surrounding region, including political commentary in the form of letters to the editor, news of escaped prisoner.

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