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A beautiful & intricately engraved masthead...
Item # 630141
May 31, 1729
THE NORWICH GAZETTE, England, Nov. 11, 1727 See the photo 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. Plus the first letter of the text is very ornately engraved
The front page begins with a nice report from Charleston, South Carolina, concerning the problem with pirates along the South Carolina Coast. Mentioned is: "...The snow Beginning of Bristol, John Hall...was taken & after being plundered was released...Four of these privateers are on our coast...the famous Commander, Bloss, took those vessels...fitted out at the expense of this provide with proper arms, ammunition and stores of war, with 100 men on board, to scower the coast & protect our trade." with more (see). Further on is mention of troubles on the Carolina coast, carrying over a bit to pg. 2.
Four pages, 8 1/4 by 10 1/4 inches, darkly inked front page red tax stamp, plus the entire issue is very nicely inked. In great condition. An extremely displayable newspaper.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's