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Death report from the Great Plague...

Item # 680094

January 01, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Jan. 7, 1666 (1667 by today's calendar) 

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

An early issue of the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1666. This is issue #119.
The front page has a report from Norwich, England, reporting on the deaths from the Great Plague which was ravaging Europe at the time: "The Account of our bill of Mortality for this last week runs thus, buried of all diseases 18, whereof the Plague 8."
Complete as a single sheet issue, 7 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's