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Last issue of a very rare, early newspaper...



Item # 685447

October 02, 1688

PUBLICK OCCURRENCES Truly Stated, London, Oct. 2, 1688 

* Rare 17th century publication

With only 34 issues of this newspaper ever published, and being from the 17th century, this is a quite rare title. And this is the last issue published: issue #34.
Curiously, the very first newspaper printed in America was titled: "PUBLICK OCCURRENCES Both Forreign & Domestick" and had a very similar format. It existed for just a single issue in 1690. Could the title have been borrowed from the British newspaper of two years earlier?
A single sheet issue, 7 1/2 by 12 inches, untrimmed margins, very nice condition.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's