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Very Rare Oxford Gazette 17th Century 1665 London England Newspaper Great Plague For Sale

Very Rare Oxford Gazette 17th Century 1665 London England Newspaper Great Plague

Very Rare OXFORD GAZETTE 17th Century 1665 London England Newspaper GREAT PLAGUE (Note: additional images are located below the description) Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE OXFORD GAZETTE, London, January 18, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar).

* Earliest of newspapers to be had

This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published newspaper in the world. Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from London to Oxford when this newspaper began, so issues #1 thru #23 were published in Oxford (actually published simultaneously in London & Oxford), and when the contagion had subsided & the Court returned to London this newspaper went with it and renamed itself "The London Gazette" with issue #24, and the rest is history. The London Gazette still publishes to this day.

This is issue number 19. The front page has much reporting on news events in Europe, including military, such such content carrying over to page 2 as well.

The bottom of the back pagea has the weekly account of deaths from the Plague, reading: "The Account of the weekly Bill runs thus, Total 375. Plague 158. Increased 110." (see).

A single sheet newspaper measuring 7 by 11 inches, some light, scattered foxing, ample margins, nice condition.

An exceedingly scarce newspaper and a cornerstone issue for any early newspaper collection, being among the first few issues of the world's oldest continually published newspaper--and from the very brief period when it published in Oxford.
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