Lot 5042x Interesting 1651 Commonwealth Weekly Newspaper entitled “Mercurius...

Auction Date: 28/05/2015 at 10am



2x Interesting 1651 Commonwealth Weekly Newspaper entitled “Mercurius Politicus” dated March 20th to March 27th and August 21st to August 28th, Subtitled “Comprising the summe of all Intelligence with the Affairs and Designs now on foot in the three nations of England, Ireland and Scotland”. In defence of the Common-wealth, and for Information of the People”. Containing 16 pages full of information that all is well happy and peaceful in England under Parliamentary Rule (Newspapers lied even then, All the Pubs Theatres were closed etc). But there was trouble in Royalist supporting Scotland with Col. Lilburn seizing their designers. The King (Charles II) has come to Stirling. Both items have some wear to spine and minor tears otherwise in A/G condition

Hammer Price: £240.00

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