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The Post-master or The Loyal Mercury,
Newspaper edition of Captain Singleton (Exon: A. Brice, 1720).

[two woodcuts, left Mercur, subtitled "itaque reduque", right: Fame, subtitled: "Volat ocior Eoro.":] [line of typographical ornaments]| Numb. 6.| [line of typographical ornaments]| THE| Post-master| OR| [whole line:] The Loyal Mercury.| [rule]| FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER the 2d, 1720| [rule]| [Text aus Captain Singleton]| [end of page:] EXON, Printed by Andrew Brice, at the Head of the Serge-Market, in South-gate-street,| where are sold Dr. Wm. Luly's Antinomal Pills, being the same Sort he sold on his Stage in| St. Thomas, and elsewhere.


Newspaper, each issue a folded sheet, paginated, No. 6 (2. Sep. 1720), p.31-34, being the earliest edition I saw (on Microfilm). The first two pages of each edition offer Singleton's text, the second half of the paper remains reserved for news.


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Bibliographical Reference

P. Wilson (1990), p.xvii.

History of Publication

Newspaper edition of Captain Singleton (1720).link