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Report from the Great Plague of 1666...

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May 31, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 31, 1666  

* Among earliest of newspapers to be had
* Report on the great plague (rare)

A notable issue from the year when the Great Plague was raging and also from the year of the Great London Fire.
The issue is filled with various reports from throughout Europe, much of it military reporting. The bottom of the back page has a death report which ties it specifically to this significant year: "The Account of this Weeks Bill runs thus. The total 201. Of the Plague 20. Decreased in all 2. Of the Plague 11."
A single sheet issue, 7 by 11 1/4 inches, small worm hole at the blank spine, good condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's