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On the "South Sea Bubble"... A quarantine for the Plague...

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October 7, 1721

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 7, 1721 

* The Plague quarantine
* South Sea Bubble

The entire front page has: "By the King, A PROCLAMATION" requiring people coming from any place on the coast of France north of the Bay of Biscay, to bring bills or certificates of Heath. The Proclamation begins: "Whereas we have received information that several places in the Southern parts of France continue to be infected with the Plague; & that the infection has of late extended itself further within that Kingdom..." with much more, carrying over to take over half of page 2.
Page 5 contains a report headed: "South Sea House". The South Sea Bubble was the first stock market crash in England and is significant in business & economic history as such. Involving much manipulation, fraud and other devious practices, information on this "bubble" might best to learned thru a Google search.  Ultimately a fascinating piece of history particularly in light of recent events on Wall St. and elsewhere.
Six pages, slight irregular at the spine, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's

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