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    [Holmes' Bonfire of 1666 and the Second Anglo-Dutch War]. The London Gazette, Numb 79. London: Printed by the Newcomb. August 13 to 16, 1666. Two pages, 7" x 11". Includes a letter submitted by Robert Holmes giving an account of his successful expedition against the Dutch. Holmes had mounted a fireship attack on a fleet of merchant ships, destroying 150 vessels and sacking the town of West-Terschelling.

    A brief accounting of the death toll from the plague, then raging in London, appears at the very end of the paper. Ex. R. Douglas Stuart.

    Condition: Evenly toned and untrimmed. Top left corner is folded over. With folder from noted dealer Forest H. Sweet.


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