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LOT 244:

The London Gazette, Numb. 34, Thursday, March 8th ...

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14/06/2018 at Kestenbaum & Company
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The London Gazette, Numb. 34, Thursday, March 8th to Monday, March 12th, 1665.
With an account of the false Messiah Shabthai Tzvi. Single leaf, double columned, recto and verso. Sm. folio.

London: Tho. Newcomb, 1665.

Newspaper carrying a contemporary two paragraph dramatic account of the activities of “the Jewish Prophet Sabadai” and his followers; datelined Constantinople, Feb. 19th 1665.
     It reads: “We have no small apprehension of those frequent Intelligences we receive, all of them bigg with relations of great Tumults in Palestine; Sabadai, their pretended Prophet, growing every day more powerful; inasmuch, as we have reports, that he leads no less then a hundred thousand after him, and is very severe against all Turks killing all they meet with… [There are] great Insurrections of the Jews in those Parts.”