|Documents - Historical|
|Realisation Price||100.00 USD|
Goldberg Auctioneers / Fall Manuscript Auction (#101) - 18/11/2017 / Historic Documents/Manuscripts / Lot 13
Early English Newspaper, <I>The Observator. In Dialogue</I>. Saturday, December 31, 1681 Two-page newspaper (one sheet), 13¼ x 8¼", London, Printed for Joanna Brome, at the Gun in S. Pauls Church-yard. was a newspaper written in the form of a dialogue by Roger L'Estrange. It was published from April 13, 1681 to January 15, 1704. The paper promoted L'Estrange's anti-whig views. This issue features a dialogue between a Tory and a Whig on the subject of religion. Overall foxing; several edge chips and small paper loss at corners, not affecting text. Sir Roger L'Estrange (1616-1704, London), was an English journalist and pamphleteer who was an ardent Royalist during the English Civil Wars and Commonwealth period (164960). After the Restoration, he was appointed surveyor of the impremerie. In addition to , he published two other news sheets: the and the , from 1663 to 1666, as well as a variety of pamphlets in support of the government. He was knighted in 1685 for his part in discrediting the Popish Plot, a fictitious story alleging that the Jesuits planned to assassinate King Charles II.