The 1600's & 1700's

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The 1600's & 1700's

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638562

Recurring Sets - at a significant discount...

Item #638562
A set of four era-based newspapers, sent either monthly or quarterly (whichever you select), for as short or as long as you wish - guaranteed to be valued at less than half of the per-issue price...



Have you ever had difficulty deciding which issues to add to your collection? Are you seeking to purchase a unique gift for someone, but are unsure of which issues to select? Perhaps one of our 4-is... See More  

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$50.00
654577

"The Swedish Intelligencer" by Butter and Bourne...

Item #654577

January 01, 1632

THE SWEDISH INTELLIGENCER, "The Second Part", London, 1632 



* Very rare 17th century periodical

* Publisher Nathaniel Butter




A quite rare newsbook by the famed publishing team of Nathaniel Butter and Nicholas Bourne who are credited with being the founders of the English language periodical format, taken from like-publishers in Germany & Amsterdam. Curiously some of the f... See More  

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$4,450.00
661783

Very rare & early news pamphlet from Amsterdam...

Item #661783

August 01, 1632

Dutch newsletter/pamphlet from Amsterdam, August, 1632



* Very rare 17th century publication

* Siege - capture of Maastricht

* Dutch journalist & printer Broer Jansz




A very rare news pamphlet by the famed early Broer Jansz, one of the most prolific newsmen of the 17th century. Included with this item is an extensive biography of him and his work.

Included also is a translation of this ... See More  

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$860.00
666262

One of the earliest 17th century newspapers you will find......

Item #666262

December 22, 1635

GAZETTE, Paris, France, December 22, 1635 



* Earliest newspaper in your collection?



This title was the very first regular newspaper published in France, started in 1631 by Théophraste Renaudot but with influential backing by the powerful Cardinal de Richelieu. All the text is in French with the first letter in the title containing embellishments (see). An ornate letter begins the... See More  

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$425.00
635602

Exceedingly early newspaper from France...

Item #635602

February 01, 1641

EXTRAORDINAIRE, Paris, France, February 1, 1641 with the date at the top in Roman numerals but then also dated at the bottom of the back page: "1 Fevrier, 1641". 



* Earliest of newspapers to be had



This "extraordinary" issue was done for a singular purpose, as defines most "extraordinaries" produced since then.

This issue published simultaneously along wit... See More  

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$165.00
631200

One of the earliest 17th century newspapers you will find...

Item #631200

February 23, 1641

GAZETTE, Paris, France, February 23, 1641  (date is in the imprint at the bottom of the back page).



* Earliest of newspapers to be had



This extremely early newspaper is filled with news reports with datelines from throughout Europe, including Naples, Rome, Nuremberg, Frankfort, Amsterdam, Cologne, with the back two pages containing reports from France. There are no advertisements.

This... See More  

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$360.00
661762

An early newspaper from 1641...

Item #661762

February 26, 1641

GAZETTE, Paris, France, Feb. 26, 1641 



* Earliest newspaper in your collection?



This issue predates the earliest English language newspaper we have in our inventory by nearly 15 years. This was the very first regular newspaper published in France, started in 1631 by Théophraste Renaudot but with influential backing by the powerful Cardinal de Richelieu.  The title has the fi... See More  

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$360.00
664405

Very early "supplement" issue to the famous French "Gazette" newspaper...

Item #664405

April 10, 1641

ARREST NOTABLE DU GRAND CONSEIL, Paris, France, May 17, 1641 (date at bottom of back page). 



* Rare 17th century publication



This is a "supplement" issue which was produced for a specific news report, in this case (translated): "Notable End of the Big Council."

Totally in French. Complete in 16 pages, 6 1/4 by 9 inches, wide margins, great condition.... See More  

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$82.00
662538

Earliest newspaper in your collection?

Item #662538

December 07, 1641

NOUVELLES, Paris, France, December 28, 1641 



* Earliest newspaper in your collection?



The heading roughly translates to: "Ordinary News"." This issue predates the earliest English language newspaper we have in our inventory. It was the "sister" publication of the "Gazette", the very first regular newspaper published in France, started in 1631 by Th&eac... See More  

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$270.00
633652

Earliest newspaper in your collection?

Item #633652

December 21, 1641

NOUVELLES, Paris, France, December 21, 1641 (date is at the bottom of the back page)



* Earliest newspaper in your collection?



The heading roughly translates to: "Ordinary News"." This issue predates the earliest English language newspaper we have in our inventory. It was the "sister" publication of the "Gazette", the very first regular newspaper published i... See More  

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$320.00
664277

Extremely rare 1665 Oxford Gazette...

Item #664277

January 18, 1665

THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, January 18, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar)



* One of the earliest & rarest of newspapers to be had



This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published newspaper in the world. Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from London to Oxfor
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$1,530.00
660377

The Queen returns for Oxford, now that the Great Plague has eased...

Item #660377

February 19, 1665

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 19, 1665 



* The Great Plague is Over ?

* Queen Henrietta Maria returns




The back page actually has reference to the Great Plague & the return of the Royal Court to London, with: "This afternoon Her Majesty arrived here in two dayes from Oxford, in a perfect health, to the great content and joy of this Court, having been met by His Majesty...&qu... See More  

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$420.00
666301

Death toll from the Great Plague...

Item #666301

February 22, 1665

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 22, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar) 



* Among earliest of newspapers to be had

* Report on the great plague (rare)




Not only is the world's oldest, continually published English language newspaper (still publishes today) but it is also a very early issue, being #29.

The front page has a report from Venice referencing the Great Plague which was r... See More  

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$365.00
662361

Extremely rare 1665 Oxford Gazette...

Item #662361

January 04, 1666

THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, January 4, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar) 



* Earliest & Rarest of newspapers to be had



This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world. Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from Lond
... See More  

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$1,350.00
664849

Extremely rare 1665 Oxford Gazette... Account of deaths from the Great Plague...

Item #664849

January 18, 1666

THE OXFORD GAZETTE, London, January 18, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar) 



* Earliest & Rarest of newspapers to be had



This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world. Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from Lo
... See More  

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$880.00
615044

Nice content in this rare & very early title...

Item #615044

January 29, 1666

THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, January 29, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar) - issue #22



* Earliest & Rarest of newspapers to be had



This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world. Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself fr... See More  

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$1,740.00
661890

First report of the Great London Fire... In a London newspaper!

Item #661890

September 03, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, September 3, 1666 



* The Great London Fire issue (historic)



This issue certainly ranks as one of the premiere issues of all 17th century newspapers, announcing one of the most tragic events of the period.

This issue was published during the outbreak of what would be known as the Great London Fire, which destroyed much of the city of London. Since it was an early rep... See More  

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$8,750.00
663075

The king creates codes for rebuilding London after the Great Fire...

Item #663075

September 17, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, September 17, 1666 



* The Great London Fire disaster

* Charles II of England creates safety codes




Certainly one of the more notable events in London history was the Great Fire which began on September 2. Very shortly thereafter, in an effort to rebuild London in a safe manner, the King issue various directives as to how the city would be rebuilt.

This text... See More  

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$1,565.00
668440

The Great Fire of London...

Item #668440

September 24, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, September 24, 1666 



* The Great London Fire period coverage

* Among the earliest of newspapers to be had




One of the greatest calamities, and more notable events to strike London in its long history is the Great Fire which destroyed much of the city in September, 1666.  Finding period references to it are exceedingly difficult, as the number of newspape... See More  

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$1,350.00
662347

Reference to the 1666 Great Fire of London...

Item #662347

October 04, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 4, 1666 



* The Great London Fire period coverage

* Among the earliest newspapers to be had




One of the greatest calamities and more notable events to strike London in its long history is the Great Fire which destroyed much of the city in September, 1666.  Finding period references to it are exceedingly difficult, as the number of newspapers publish... See More  

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$535.00
667936

The Great London Fire of 1666....

Item #667936

October 11, 1666

LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 11, 1666



* The Great London Fire



Contemporary mentions of the Great Fire of London are quite uncommon, as this was one of the only newspapers in print at that time and they gave minimal coverage to this tragic event. However, this issue has not one but two references to the Fire on the reverse, the first reading: "Such as have settled in new habitations sin... See More  

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$560.00
215833

From London, just after the Great London Fire and plague...

Item #215833
THE LONDON GAZETTE, dated in 1667-1669, from London, England.   This is the world's oldest continuously published English language newspaper.  Founded in 1665, this issue is from the earliest years of its existence and from the decade of the Great London Fire and Plague.  The issue shown in the photo is an example of the look and condition of the issue you will receive.&nbs... See More  

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$96.00
661844

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1669...

Item #661844

May 24, 1669

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 24, 1669



* Earliest of English language newspapers to be had



Contains reports from Barbados, Falmouth, Madrid, Rome, Milan, Hambourgh, Warsaw, Cologne, Brussels, and more.

This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. ... See More  

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$52.00
673506

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1668...

Item #673506

July 05, 1669

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 5, 1669



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measurin... See More  

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$57.00
661657

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1669...

Item #661657

August 12, 1669

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Aug. 12, 1669



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measuri... See More  

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$52.00
671280

Mention of New York and Newfoundland in a 1669 newspaper...

Item #671280

September 20, 1669

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 20, 1669 



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers



A very early issue, from just the fifth year of its existence.

The front page begins with a report noting in part: "...Here arrived the Susanna from New York in America, laden with the commodities of those parts, whose thriving condition they commend, and are bound for Holland." ... See More  

Item from Catalog 299 (released for October, 2020)...

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$79.00
670515

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1669...

Item #670515

September 23, 1669

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 23, 1669



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measur... See More  

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$52.00
660912

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1669...

Item #660912

October 04, 1669

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 4, 1669



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measurin... See More  

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$52.00
120198

Over 300 years old and at a lesser price...

Item #120198
THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1670's (2nd-rate)  A genuine issue of this famous title, the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper having begun in 1665 & is still publishing today.

This newspaper is a bit "2nd rate" in condition, having minor disfigurements such as heavy foxing, edge tears, close trimming or other minor problems which allow us to discount ... See More  

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$24.00
201325

Oldest newspaper in the world... From the decade after the Great Plague...

Item #201325
LONDON GAZETTE, 1670's   This is the oldest continuously published newspaper in the world.  A 17th century issue from the decade after the Great London Fire and Plague.  The issue shown in the photo is an example of the look and condition of the issue you will receive.  Printed on high quality rag paper.  Very nice condition.

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$42.00
649303

Over 340 years old and at a lesser price...

Item #649303
THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1670's (2nd-rate)  A genuine issue of this famous title, the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper having begun in 1665 & is still publishing today.

This newspaper is a bit "2nd rate" in condition, having minor disfigurements such as heavy foxing, edge tears, close trimming or other minor problems which allow us to discount ... See More  

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$24.00
670808

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1675...

Item #670808

February 13, 1670

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 13, 1670



* Earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measuring 6 1/2 b... See More  

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$48.00
661045

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1670...

Item #661045

June 30, 1670

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 30, 1670



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measuri... See More  

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$52.00
616302

Four century set of the London Gazette...

Item #616302

January 01, 1671

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England.  A collection of four issues of this--the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper--each one hundred years apart. Issues are dated 1671, 1771, 1871 and 1971.

Interestingly, the format of this title did not change  much over the years save for the number of pages increasing with the years (see photos). The 4 issue collection comes i... See More  
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$240.00
661817

Four century set of the London Gazette...

Item #661817

January 01, 1671

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England.  A collection of four issues of this--the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper--each one hundred years apart. Issues are dated 1671, 1771, 1871 and 1971.

Interestingly, the format of this title did not change much over the years save for the number of pages increasing with the years. The 4 issue collection comes in a custom-made 4 s... See More  

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$240.00
623133

Four London Gazette newspapers...

Item #623133

August 21, 1671

THE LONDON GAZETTE England. These four issues cover the past four  centuries being 100 years apart with dates being: August 21, 1671; December 21, 1771; August 29, 1871; and September 23, 1971.

Each contain news of the day, lots of royal related news. This title is the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world and is still published today. Of interest is t

... See More  

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$240.00
662811

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1674...

Item #662811

July 02, 1674

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 2, 1674



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, mea... See More  

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$44.00
665091

Duke of Monmouth becomes Chancellor at Cambridge University...

Item #665091

July 20, 1674

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 20, 1674 



* James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth

* Becomes chancellor of Cambridge University




The front  page begins with a report concerning the famous Duke of Monmouth, some eleven years before he would be beheaded for treason in 1685.

This is a more pleasant report, datelines from "Cambridge" noting: "This day the Senate of this Un... See More  

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$73.00
662056

Early use of term "Union Jack" & descriptive of the British flag...

Item #662056

September 28, 1674

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 28, 1674



* Very early Union Jack Flag description



More than half of the front page is taken up with a notable Proclamation by the King of England concerning use and description of the British flag, and is one of the earliest printed references to the term "Union Jack" for the flag (is it the earliest??).

The Proclamation is a result of merchant s... See More  

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$255.00
672610

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1677...

Item #672610

May 27, 1675

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 27, 1675



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, mea... See More  

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$47.00
615233

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from the 1670's...

Item #615233
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, 1670's



* More than 1 available at this severely discounted price



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measuring 6 1/... See More  

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$42.00
674571

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1677...

Item #674571

November 05, 1677

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 5, 1677



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measurin... See More  

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$47.00
674830

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1677...

Item #674830

November 22, 1677

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 22, 1677



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, me... See More  

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$47.00
673321

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1677...

Item #673321

December 13, 1677

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 13, 1677



* Among the earliest of newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measuring 6 1/2 by 10 3/... See More  

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$47.00
639695

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1678...

Item #639695

July 25, 1678

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 25, 1678



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measuri... See More  

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$47.00
617054

Significant issue on the Popish Plot...

Item #617054

April 10, 1679

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 10, 1679 



* Popish Plot



The back page has not one but two items concerning the Popish Plot in England, a contrived conspiracy to accuse Catholic leaders of plotting to kill King Charles II.

A report from Dublin notes: "A Proclamation has been published...appointing a reward...to any person that shall...apprehend any Popish Dignitary or Jesuit...&... See More  

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$288.00
666926

Interesting title from the 17th century...

Item #666926

May 02, 1679

THE WEEKLY PACQUET OF ADVICE FROM ROME: OR, THE HISTORY OF POPERY, London, May 2, 1679



* Newspaper from the 17th century

* Rare variant title




An unusual anti-Catholic newspaper which has a short life before being suppressed. Attached at the back is a single sheet headed: "The Popish Courant" with the same date. The double date is due to the use of two calendars at the time.

Compl... See More  

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$59.00
666218

British pamphlet from 1681...

Item #666218

August 07, 1681

A pamphlet titled: "A SERMON Preached before the Judges, etc. In the time of the Assizes in the Cathedral Church at Gloucester on Sunday Aug. 7, 1681"  printed in London, 1681.

A border around the title page, complete in 32 pages, 5 3/4 by 7 3/4 inches, light damp staining at the top of first five leaves, some light dirtiness & very minor margin wear.

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$57.00
617070

Before freedom of the press...

Item #617070

October 17, 1681

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 17, 1681  The back page has a report noting: "Richard Janeway, Richard Baldwyn, and James Vade...to answer to such information as shall be exhibited against them...ordered to prosecute them for publishing and dispersing divers false and seditious news-books and pamphlets tending to the disturbance of the peace and quiet of His Majesties government."... See More  

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$44.00
670379

17th century from London... 1681 original...

Item #670379

November 26, 1681

THE OBSERVATOR, London, November 26, 1681



* Woman publisher



This is a handsome dialogue newspaper founded by Sir Roger L'Estrange, a Tory pamphleteer, as a vehicle for attacking dissenters and Whigs. Done in a dialogue format, between Whig & Tory. This early single sheet newspaper has the old style type making it great for framing, but the most intriguing aspect of this issue is tha... See More  

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$42.00
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