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One of the most intricately engraved mastheads to be had...



Item # 672520

April 26, 1729

THE NORWICH GAZETTE, England, April 26, 1729 

* Rare 18th century publication
* Great masthead engraving


See the photos for the tremendous detail in the masthead of this early newspaper, showing the skyline of Norwich. Individual buildings and even the windows can be seen in this woodblock engraving. There are insets in the upper corners as well, one showing the patron Saint George slaying a dragon.
The entire front page is taken up with news reports from Europe, continuing on to pages 2 & 3 with most of page 4 taken up with ads, eight of which are illustrated including one for a soldier who "deserted" from his regiment
Four pages, 8 1/4 by 10 1/4 inches, nice red tax stamp in a lower corner, very nice condition. An extremely displayable newspaper.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's