French American Newspaper]:

Published by Boston: Samuel Hall, April 23 - Oct. 15, ., 1789
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Seventeen issues of 8pp. each, continuously paged, lacking issues 9-10, 12, 16, and 19-23. Quarto. Scattered foxing and mildewing. First and last issues tanned. Untrimmed. In a red cloth clamshell case, leather label. The first French language newspaper published in Boston, and the second in the United States. "An undated Prospectus was issued in an octavo pamphlet of eight pages. The paper was of quarto size, paged and eight pages to the issue. The name of the editor is not given in the imprint, but Isaiah Thomas, in his HISTORY OF PRINTING, 1874, vol. 1, p.178, states that the paper was printed for Joseph Nancrede, who taught French at Harvard College" - Brigham. This appears to be only the second French newspaper published in the United States, preceded only by the COURIER DE L'AMERIQUE in Philadelphia, which ran from July through October, 1784. This paper is full of current American news, with extensive coverage of the beginnings of the federal government. A nice run of the paper, in original condition. EVANS 21773. BRIGHAM, p.285. George Parker Winship, "Two or Three Boston Newspapers" in PAPERS OF THE BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA (Vol. 14, pp.57-81), 1920. Bookseller Inventory # WRCAM 40155

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Publisher: Boston: Samuel Hall, April 23 - Oct. 15, .

Publication Date: 1789

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