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(without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated.1908 Excerpt: ... Account of the Killing of several
Rapparees in Ireland. No. 38. Published by Authority. Single sheet
folio. From Tuesday, June 9, to Wednesday, June 16, 1691. Printed
at Dublin and Reprinted at Edinburgh, Anno Dora., 1691. It is
unknown whether other numbers were published at Edinburgh. The
whole contents of this odd sheet are a grim catalogue of the
slaughter or capture of Irish rapparees. This extract will suffice
as an example: --"On Sunday last Collonel Beecher, Lieutenant
Collonel Moore, and Captain Bernard, with the Militia under their
command, marched from Wintervary into the enemies' Quarters, killed
between forty and fifty Rapparees, brought off 1,100 Lead of Black
Cattle, 1,200 sheep, and 100 Garrans, and returned to their
respective Quarters without the least loss." The Rapparees were the
irregular Irish soldiers, who carried pikes and took part in the
wars of 1688-92. Their characteristics made their name synonymous
with bandit, robber, freebooter. No. 1 was published on September
30, 1690, in Dublin, and the paper was also reprinted in London.
This is the only known Edinburgh reproduction of an Irish
periodical. 1699.--The Edinburgh Gazette. Numb. 1. From Tuesday,
February 28, to Thursday, March 2d, 1699. s. sh., folio: 2 cols. to
the page. Edinburgh: printed by James Watson in Craig's Closs, on
the north-side of the Cross. On col. 4 appeared this notice:
--"Advertisement--The publishing of this Gazette is intended to be
much sooner and also much fuller hereafter: For as yet neither hath
the Publisher gotten Correspondent settled throughout the Kingdom
for Intelligence; nor the Press (and other things that must be had
towards the quick Dispatch thereof) but in such order as are
necessar; But in time coming, all things will be in readiness that
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||246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
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