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A report concerning the Great Plague...

Item # 680131

May 21, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 21, 1666  

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

This is an extremely early issue of the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun just the year prior.
At the time of this printing the Great Plague was still ravaging Europe, particularly England. The front page has a related report from Paris noting: "Orders are sent...for the burning of all the hides, serges, and other woolen manufactures, silk stockings, etc. which come from England by Ostend, Bruges, Newport...as for that the contagion is said to be in those 3 places...".
Great to have a period account of the Plague and from 4 months before the Great Fire of London.
Complete as a single sheet issue, 7 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's