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A "newsbook" from 1665, pre-dating the London Gazette...

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May 08, 1665

THE INTELLIGENCER, London, May 8, 1665 

* Rare 17th century periodical

Here is an uncommon title in newsbook format (the forerunner of newspapers), which has news from various cities in England and Europe. This title pre-dates the London Gazette, the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper (by exactly one month).
There is a report of a naval battle between the frigate Dartmouth and a privateer from the Netherlands, with some details (see). Other news reports from Europe.
Complete in 8 pages, 5 1/2 by 8 inches, great condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's