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3 issues from the 17th century....

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August 10, 1699

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 8, 1674, July 28, 1687 & Aug. 10, 1699

* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had
* 3 issues from the last 3 decades of the 17th century

This publication is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And these are very early, genuine issues. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, these are complete as a single sheet, measuring 6 1/2 by 10 3/4 inches and printed on very high quality paper with much cotton & linen fiber content.
Each issue is filled with various news of the day from various cities in Europe, each report with its own dateline, and even includes several "Advertisements" on the back page. Given its small size these would be nice newspapers for framing & display with the 300+ year old date prominent at the top of each issue. Each issue is in very nice condition.

Category: British