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Newsbook from the mid-17th century...

Item # 642967

February 21, 1659

"THE PUBLICK INTELLIGENCER, Communicating the Chief Occurrences & Proceedings Within the Dominions of England, Scotland, and Ireland: Together with an Account of Affaires from Severall Parts of Europe.", London, Feb. 21, 1659 

* Very rare 17th century item

Certainly one of the less common newsbooks from the 17th century. Newsbooks were the predecessors of today's newspapers, done in small size with one column yet published on a regular interval & each issue numbered and dated.
As the title suggests this issue is filled with news reports from all corners of Europe, most concerning military affairs. This is from the period of the English Civil War with various items on the troubles.
Complete in 16 pages, measures 5 3/4 by8 1/4 inches, irregular at the blank spine, minor margin wear, generally nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's