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A report on the Great Plague from 1666...

Item # 682029

August 23, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, August 23, 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.
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 290. Of the Plague 42. Decreased in all 42. Decreased of the Plague 6."
A single sheet issue, 7 by 11 1/4 inches, great condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's