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Handsome, early, displayable newspaper... bizarre weather storm...

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April 17, 1716

THE POST BOY, London, April 17, 1716  This is one of our favorite early newspapers as it is single sheet, small size, and has two great engravings in the masthead making it very nice for display (see photos). The front page has various reports from throughout Europe while the entire back page includes many ads.
On the front page is an interesting report from Genoa, "On the 22d, about Eight in the Evening, we had a great Shower of Rain colour'd like Blood, which lasted above two Hours, and was follow'd with dreadful Thunder and Lightning, which struck People with a general Fright; and the more, because nine Persons were kill'd, and twelve wounded by it, in the Suburbs of San Pietrod' Arena. It was very calm over Night; but the next Morning there arose such a furious Storm, that many Houses along the Sea-Coast were blown down..."
On the back page is the notice of the the publishing of the Articles of Impeachment of High-Treason for the Tryal of George Earl of Wintoun.
Measures 8 by 14 inches with a partial red-ink stamp on the back page. Terrific condition. You will not be disappointed; a great price for a displayable issue approximately 300 years old.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's