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A report on Great Plague from 1666...

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June 07, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 7, 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 including an account of what I believe to be the Four Days' Battle with the Dutch.
At the bottom of the back page is a death report which ties it specifically to this significant year: "The Account of this Weeks Bill runs thus. The Total 191. Of the Plague 27. Decreased in all 10. Increased of the Plague 7."
A single sheet issue, 7 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's