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A challenge by bell ringers is met...
Item # 587776
August 23, 1729
THE NORWICH GAZETTE, England, August 23, 1729
* Rare 18th century title
* Great masthead engraving
See the photo below for the tremendous detail in the masthead of this early newspaper showing the skyline of Norwich. Individual buildings and even the windows can be seen in this woodblock engraving. There are insets in the upper corners as well, one showing the patron Saint George slaying a dragon.
Page 3 has a fascinating item concerning a challenge by the bell ringers of Eye put to the Norwich bell ringers, and the challenge is met (see photos).
The back page includes 8 illustrated ads. Four pages, 8 1/4 by 10 1/4 inches, great condition. Partial red ink tax stamp at the bottom of the front page. An extremely displayable newspaper.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's