The General Evening Post. Nos. 8139 to 8282 [complete]
The General Evening Post. Nos. 8139 to 8282 [complete]
The General Evening Post. Nos. 8139 to 8282 [complete]

The General Evening Post. Nos. 8139 to 8282 [complete]

London: printed by M. Say, in Avemary-Lane, Lud-gate Street, Tuesday, January 3 to Saturday, December 30, 1786. Folio, 143 issues in all, bound in contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, the spine with a partial later paper repair, cracks starting at the joints, but the binding remains sound; no. 8140 with small 2" square cut from the first sheet; no. 8151 with clean tear (no loss); tear in fore-margin of 8148 with minor loss to approx. a half dozen lines (sense remains clear); no. 8169 with small tear at bottom corner with loss to the ends of 2 lines; no. 8156 with one-quarter of first leaf and one-eighth of second leaf torn away; top of no. 8200 with paper flaw and minor loss on verso (sense remains clear); no. 8270 with a bit of odd staining on the second leaf; several issues trimmed close at the top (no loss); magenta half-penny stamps in margins of most issues (some partially trimmed by the binder's knife); in all, good and sound. Contains numerous notices of books published, treaties announced, a lengthy account of a hurricane in Jamaica, ship news, London news, Parisian Intelligence, theatre notes, country news, American news, foreign Intelligence, post-office news, legal notices, amusements, auctions, lotteries, bankruptcies, real estate offerings, news from the House of Lords and the House of Commons, assorted poetry, letters, etc. The General Evening Post was a tri-weekly which began circulation in 1733 and merged in 1822 with the St. James’s Chronicle, and London Evening Post, to form the St. James’s chronicle, and General Evening Post. NCBEL II,1327; Ward, Index of British Serials, p. 62. Item #59331

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