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182830

Year Prior UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION Pre Convention 1786 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373107412212

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 16, 1786 * United States Constitution not yet created An issue from the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War and before the creation of the Constitution & the new federal government. Page 2 has an item from Virginia: "An ACT to Amend the Act entitled, 'An Act for Vesting in George Washington, Esquire, a Certain interest in the Companies Established for Opening and Extending the Navigation of James and Potowmack Rivers", taking most of a column. Nearly half of page 3 is taken up with: "Extracts from the Journal of the United States in Congress, Assembled". The front page has an illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufactory" which shows the iconic t... See More  

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Ends August 07, 2020 15:37

$56.00
182801

Rare 18th Century PHILADELPHA PA Pennsylvania 1796 Original American Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392865527366

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Dec. 14, 1796 * Rare 18th century American publication A quite rare title, and until a recent find, the very first we have offered in our 44 years. It published for exactly one year. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.

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Ends August 07, 2020 15:18

$82.00
182795

PHILADELPHIA PA Colonial Pennsylvania Very Rare & Early 1735 Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373107091448

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE AMERICAN WEEKLY MERCURY, Philadelphia, April 3, 1735 * Earliest of American newspapers * Very early & rare publication As any serious collector of newspapers knows, it is exceedingly difficult to find any colonial American newspapers from before 1760, let alone an issue from 1735. It began in 1719 and only published through 1749. It was the very first newspaper in all of the Middle Colonies, and only the fourth newspaper published in all of the American colonies. This is a great issue from the premier city of the colonies at that time--when Ben Franklin was just beginning his career--and a handsome issue as well, as the masthead features two wood engravings, one showing a newsboy on horseback "trumpeting" the n... See More  

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Ends August 07, 2020 09:47

$2,935.00
182780

GEORGE WASHINGTON Becomes Commander in Chief Revolutionary War 1775 UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373107087817

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 5, 1775 * George Washington becomes commander-in-chief * Continental Army - American Revolutionary War Page 2 has an: "Extract of a Letter dated Philadelphia, June 20" which notes that Congress intends to make two proposals: "First, that they will submit to an absolute restriction of their trade for the benefit of Great Britain upon condition that nothing further shall be required of them...Or, Second that it shall be agreed between Great Britain & the colonies that the latter shall raise her full, equal, and just proportion of revenue for the support of the whole empire in a similar manner as the assessment is upon Scotland...On this system the Colonies cannot be taxed one farthing... See More  

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Ends August 07, 2020 09:41

$167.00
182759

UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION North Carolina Ratification Talks 1788 U.S. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373107080380

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Aug. 30, 1788 * United States Constitution * North Carolina ratification ? This is a great issue on the creation of our Federal Constitution as over half of page 2 is taken up with results of the "State of North Carolina" Constitutional Convention, which recommends a "Declaration of Rights" and various "Amendments" to the Constitution. Both lists are included in this issue in their entirety, and read just as can be found on the internet. Discussion was based on the view that the new central government’s powers were too broad, and that the Constitution must be amended to limit and clarify those powers. By the time North Carolina’s convention left to... See More  

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Ends August 07, 2020 09:26

$170.00
182700

Rare 18th Century GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES Philadelphia PA 1795 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392863978181

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Jan. 10, 1795 The ftpg. is filled with ads including one for: "A Negro Man" in jail presumed to be a runaway; and one for a lottery: "For the Improvement of the Federal City". Four pages, wide never-trimmed margins, great condition. This was the home of the nation's capital at the time while awaiting the completion of the "federal city" at Washington, D.C., where it would move in 1800.

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Ends August 06, 2020 07:57

$98.00
182683

Runaway SLAVE Black Advertisement in Rare 1798 Philadelphia PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392859743233

This issue is being offered as a piece of history. We at Rare Newspapers offer such items being mindful of the truths that "Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it" (Sir Winston Churchill), and "To educate a man is to unfit him to be a slave" (Frederick Douglass). Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 23, 1795 * Rare 18th century American title * Runaway Slave advertisement Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements including one on the back page for a runaway slave. (see) Four pages, untrimmed,... See More  

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Ends August 02, 2020 14:43

$42.00
182620

ISLAND OF TOBAGO MAP Caribbean 1778 Revolutionary War Colonies PEACE ? Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392858457585

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE SUPPLEMENT, London, For the Year 1778 * Map of the Caribbean island of Tobago * American Revolutionary War era A very nice "Supplement" issue published at the end of the year, & from the Revolutionary War. Perhaps the best item in this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of the Island of TOBAGO, Drawn from an Actual Survey by Thos. Bowen 1779". The map is quite detailed and measures 8 1/4 by 10 1/4 inches & is in very nice condition. Also included in the issue is: "Narrative of the Negotiation in America" concerning the "...commissioners empowered by his Majesty to quiet the disorders & restore peace in the American Colonies...", which takes over nine pages. Part of this lengthy re... See More  

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Ends August 01, 2020 10:05

$110.00
182615

Unusual BENJAMIN FRANKLIN False Death Report 2 Years Prior 1788 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392858455123

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 4, 1788 * Benjamin Franklin * False death report Page 2 has a curious item: "Letters are said to have been received from Philadelphia which mention that the celebrated Dr. Benjamin Franklin died there about the middle of January last in the 78th year of his age. Many historian will soon be engaged to delineate his character...one of the most extraordinary any age or country has produced..." with a bit more. Franklin actually died over two years later, in April, 1790. Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, 9 1/4 by 12 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends August 01, 2020 10:02

$56.00
182614

HENRY KNOX Document for Pension Benefits Revolutionary War Victims1793 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373100846948

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE MAIL; OR CLAYPOOLE'S DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 16, 1793 * American Revolutionary War victims * Henry Knox document re. pension benefits The front page has a document headed: "War Department" concerning pension benefits for those injured in the Revolutionary War. It is signed in type: H. Knox. Four pages, wide, never-trimmed margins, great condition.

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Ends August 01, 2020 10:01

$64.00
182600

PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON New York to Philadelphia Capital Move 1790 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373100835236

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Sept. 6, 1790 * President George Washington * New York to Philadelphia On page 3 under "New-York" is a report headed "Departure of the President" that begins: "Yesterday morning the President of the United States, with his family set off from this city for his seat at Mt. Vernon, in Virginia, where...he will reside, till his presence is necessary at Philadelphia." More about the "parting scene" described as "solemn and affecting". Some small loss in the upper left corner, archival mends to two spine tears, large area of heavy of damp staining.

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Ends August 01, 2020 09:53

$47.00
182413

Rare 18th Century GLOUCESTERSHIRE England w/ Colonial America 1768 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373094132328

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, Oct. 3, 1768 * Colonial America reporting (currently spelled Gloucester) Page 2 has a letter from Philadelphia noting in part: "...arrived here from Fort Pitt & informs us that the garrison were very healthy about a fortnight ago...has been exploring the heads of the Mississippi, the Scioto, and Lake Superior...went 1500 miles to the westward of Michillimackinac & traveled 1100 miles on Lake Superior..." and more. Then reports from the Virginia Gazette. Page 3 has a petition from Massachusetts to tie King complaining about the conduct of the Royal Governor Francis Bernard, noting in part: "...who has betrayed an arbitrary disposition...he has...treated the representative body with cont... See More  

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Ends July 25, 2020 14:28

$56.00
182412

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1777 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392851910920

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 4, 1777 * Revolutionary War * 18th century * From The Enemy A page 2 item from Philadelphia headed "America" is concerning supplies for the army, noting: "...sundry inhabitants of these United States to keep supplies from the army or promote their own interest have purchased considerable quantities of clothing & refuse to dispose of the same unless upon extravagant or unreasonable terms..." followed by a "Resolve" to take "...such suitable measures for obtaining, for the use of the army, such necessary articles...& that laws be provided in each of the states for effectually preventing monopolies of necessaries for the army...". Another report notes the arrival of Dr. Franklin fro... See More  

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Ends July 25, 2020 14:28

$125.00
182410

Rare 1776 REVOLUTIONARY WAR w/ American Independence ? Philadelphia PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392851909297

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Jan. 20, 1776 * Great year to have (1776) * American Independence ? Nearly two-thirds of the front page are taken up with a terrific consideration of the troubles between England & the colonies titled: "Extracts from the Sentiments of a Foreigner on the Disputes of Great Britain & America". A few bits include: "...Can they so far betray those rights which are so dear to them as to aim at reducing their brethren & their children to slavery?...let them revolve in their thoughts all the benefits which they derive from their original country...Let their love of the parent country however be attended with a certain jealousy respecting their own Liberty...they know also tha... See More  

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Ends July 25, 2020 14:26

$580.00
182409

Rare TORY Pro British Rev. Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Penn. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392851908948

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 28, 1778 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Only to be found in a Loyalist newspaper, the entire front page is taken up with text and many charts headed: "Estimate of Expences Arising from America to Great Britain since the Accession of the House of Hanover". The text begins: "The Congress having repeatedly declared against the government of Britain as incompetent...... See More  

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Ends July 25, 2020 14:25

$310.00
182388

RHODE ISLAND Refusing to Accept the United States Constitution 1790 US Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392851804485

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, March, 1790 * United States Constitution * Rhode Island refusing Included is an unusual illustration (rarely found in 18th century magazines) of a chamber lamp, within the descriptive text. Other items include: "Character of General Lee" "Female Heroism: or Magnanimity of the Whig Lades in Charleston when that City was in the Hands of the British" "On Comets" & much more. Near the back is: "The Chronicle" with the latest news of the day including much on the French Revolution, with a section headed: "United States" with American news from Bennington, Vt.; New York, Richmond, Columbia, S.C.; & Philadelphia. A report from Newport, R.I. discusses that state's intransigence in rati... See More  

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Ends July 25, 2020 12:22

$46.00
182328

GEORGE WASHINGTON Presidential Message re. Embargo to Congress 1794 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373092714755

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, April 3, 1794 * President George Washington * Message to Congress re. Embargo Page 2 contains a message from the President to the Congress concerning the Embargo, signed in type: Go. Washington. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, great condition.

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Ends July 24, 2020 07:48

$70.00
182315

Rare PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE Philadelphia PA 1797 Newspaper w/ Runaway Slaves Ads


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373092708821

This issue is being offered as a piece of history. We at Rare Newspapers offer such items being mindful of the truths that "Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it" (Sir Winston Churchill), and "To educate a man is to unfit him to be a slave" (Frederick Douglass). Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, July 1, 1797 * Rare 18th century American title * 4 slave advertisements The masthead features an engraving of a porcupine. The entire front page is taken up with ads including one for a runaway slave. The back page has 3 more slave ads. News of the day and other advertisements of the day. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, a few tiny binding slits along the blank spine, nice condition.

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Ends July 24, 2020 07:39

$72.00
182313

Rare 18th Century Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania w/ Ads 1798 Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373092708499

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 1, 1798 * Rare 18th century American publication Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements. Four pages, tiny binding holes along the spine, very nice condition.

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Ends July 24, 2020 07:37

$37.00
182305

WASHINGTON D.C. Land Sale Early American Government 1791 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373092706260

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, September 23, 1791 * Washington D.C. land lots for sale * Early United States government era The front page is filled with ads, and certainly the most intriguing is the one with a dateline of "George-Town, Sept. 9, 1791" with the text including: "The sales of the lots in the Federal City will commence on Monday the 17th...commissioners finding they may engage materials & workmen for the Public Buildings to any desirable extent..." with a bit more. Four pages, irregular at the blank spine, nice condition.

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Ends July 24, 2020 07:31

$45.00
182257

Year Prior UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION Pre Convention 1786 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392848225158

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 18, 1786 * United States Constitution not yet created An issue from the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War and before the creation of the Constitution & the new federal government. Various news reports of the day. The back page has an illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufactory" which shows the iconic tricorne (three corner) hat of the colonial period. Four pages, light dirtiness to the top half of the front page, a very small rubbing hole to the front leaf, good condition.

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Ends July 22, 2020 15:17

$36.00
182251

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1781 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392848222835

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 3, 1783 * Revolutionary War Era * 18th century * From The Enemy The back page has several items concerning prisoners from the war and an agreement made concerning Loyalists: "A negociation has been held between the American Congress & the King's officers relative to such persons as intended to stay, to dispose of their effects after the King's garrison were withdrawn..." Also: "...Left New York near 5000 of the British prisoners of war had arrived at New York from Philadelphia...the numbers stood 5826 out of which there were but 806 Germans, and 326 belonging to provincial corps which last the Americans were determined should not stay among them...". Also a report concerning: "The u... See More  

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Ends July 22, 2020 15:14

$48.00
182050

Rare 18th Century Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania w/ Ads 1795 Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392839346239

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 12, 1795 * Rare 18th century American publication Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements. Four pages, tiny binding holes along the spine, very nice condition.

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Ends July 15, 2020 09:46

$37.00
182048

Rare PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE by William Cobbett Philadelphia PA 1797 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373084193453

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 19, 1797 * Rare 18th century American publication * 4 runaway slave advertisements (lightly inked) This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper. Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political opponents, usually those of a Jeffersonian-Republican sentiment. The first issue appeared on March 4, 1797 and the newspaper lasted but 770 issues. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

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Ends July 15, 2020 09:44

$67.00
182030

JOHN ADAMS Vice President of the United States INAUGURATION 1789 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373084158203

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), June, 1789 * John Adams inauguration * 1st Vice President of the United States Among the articles within are: "Physical & meteorological Observations, Conjectures & Suppositions, by Benjamin Franklin" which takes 4 pages; "Account of the Culture of Tobacco" "Remarks on Dueling" "Observations Relative to a Commercial Treaty with Great Britain" "Inaugural Address of the Hon. John Adams, Vice President of the United States" which takes over a page and is signed by him in type: John Adams; a "Masonic Address"; some great discussion on: "Remarks on the Amendments to the Federal Constitution..." proposed by various states & which takes over 2 pages; a poem: "On the Establishment of the Co... See More  

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Ends July 15, 2020 08:36

$79.00
181981

Rare NIAGARA FALLS View Print - Charleston SC South Carolina 1751 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373084122151

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1751 * Rare engraving of Niagara Falls * Charleston, South Carolina The prime feature of this issue is the very nice full page plate captioned: "A View of the Fall of Niagara" which is accompanied by an article taking over 2 pages on Niagara Falls. Note: this plate is actually called for in the February issue but is more commonly found here so as to accompany the related article. There is another full page allegorical plate. There are engravings of several fish and a two-headed snake, and a half page engraving of two "Rice Birds" with a related article on the devastation they cause in South Carolina. Among the other articles noted in the table of co... See More  

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Ends July 15, 2020 07:09

$195.00
182718

Six 6 Original 18th Century AMERICAN United States 1793 Philadelphia Newspapers


eBay Auction Item # 373105980298

Offered are 6 original, historic, & collectible old newspapers: THE MAIL; OR CLAYPOOLE'S DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia A lot of six issues dated January 2, 8, 11, 14, 16 & 18, 1793. All are complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, scattered foxing, generally nice condition. Offered at nearly half the $42 per-issue price.

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Ends July 13, 2020 08:51

$129.99
182711

* Uncommon Title 1792 Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania 18th Century Old Newspaper *


eBay Auction Item # 392863992249

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE MAIL; OR CLAYPOOLE'S DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 12, 1793 * 18th century America publication Page 3 has a half column report from Pittsburgh concerning the arrival of soldiers from Virginia, which notes near the beginning: "...are sincerely happy...to inform the inhabitants of the western country that there is now a prospect of a speedy & general peace with the various Indian nations within the territory of the United States north west of the river Ohio..." with much more on this. Also a page 3 report concerning Mr. Blanchard, the balloonist. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.

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Ends July 13, 2020 08:15

$49.99
182644

18th Century PHILADELPHIA PA Pennsylvania as Nation's Capital 1794 Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 392859392180

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, April 26, 1794 * Philadelphia as the nation's capital Various news reports from when Philadelphia was the temporary seat of the federal government while the District of Columbia was under construction. The ftpg. begins with a detailed article headed: "PIRACY!". Page 3 has reports from: "Congress". In addition to news reports of the date are ads for: "An Essay on Slavery" "Treasury Department" and more. Four pages, wide never-trimmed margins, an archival mend near the bottom of the back leaf, otherwise in nice condition.

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Ends July 09, 2020 07:35

$39.99
182577

1777 REVOLUTIONARY WAR Enemy Newspaper General John Burgoyne BENJAMIN FRANKLIN


eBay Auction Item # 392858373835

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 11, 1777 * Great ftpg. Rev. War content * General John Burgoyne * Benjamin Franklin Almost the entire front page is taken up with a terrific item headed: "An Appeal to the Unprejudiced or a Vindication of the Measures of Government with Respect to America" which is a great statement on the need for the Revolutionary War. A nice issue for display as such, as one can get a sense for the feelings of the day from just the front page. Elsewhere is a report from Paris that: "...with respect to the arrival of Dr. Franklin in that city...the King has forbidden his ministers from having any thing to do with the Doctor either directly or indirectly...on pain of disgrace & the King's indigna... See More  

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Ends July 08, 2020 08:24

$67.99
181782

Rare 18th Century CAPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA Pennsylvania 1798 American Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392821888606

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Jan. 25, 1798 * 18th century American publication The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. News of the day with several advertisements. Four pages, wide never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

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Ends July 01, 2020 08:23

$42.00
181781

Rare PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE by William Cobbett Philadelphia PA 1797 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373070917960

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, May 20, 1797 * Rare 18th century American publication * 3 runaway slave advertisements This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper. Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political opponents, usually those of a Jeffersonian-Republican sentiment. The first issue appeared on March 4, 1797 and the newspaper lasted but 770 issues. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

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Ends July 01, 2020 08:22

$67.00
181780

Runaway SLAVE Black Advertisement in Rare 1798 Philadelphia PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392821886975

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 9, 1795 * Rare 18th century American title * Runaway Slave advertisement Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements including one on the back page for a runaway slave. (see) Four pages, untrimmed, tiny binding holes along the spine, very nice condition.

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Ends July 01, 2020 08:20

$42.00
181714

RHODE ISLAND Refusing to Accept the United States Constitution 1790 US Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392815366240

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, March, 1790 * United States Constitution * Rhode Island refusing to accept Included is an unusual illustration (rarely found in 18th century magazines) of a chamber lamp, within the descriptive text. Other items include: "Character of General Lee" "Female Heroism: or Magnanimity of the Whig Lades in Charleston when that City was in the Hands of the British" "On Comets" & much more. Near the back is: "The Chronicle" with the latest news of the day including much on the French Revolution, with a section headed: "United States" with American news from Bennington, Vt.; New York, Richmond, Columbia, S.C.; & Philadelphia. A report from Newport, R.I. discusses that state's intransigen... See More  

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Ends June 27, 2020 15:09

$72.00
181657

Runaway SLAVES Blacks Advertisements in Rare 1798 Philadelphia PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392814178348

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 22, 1798 * Rare 18th century American title * Slaves advertisements Front page has two runway slave advertisements. See images for details. News of the day with several other interesting ads. Four pages, untrimmed and very nice condition.

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Ends June 26, 2020 15:12

$44.00
181525

Great 18th Century PHILADELPHIA PA Pennsylvania w/ Slave Ads 1783 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392807477783

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia, Feb. 1, 1783 * Nice masthead * Rare publication The front page is entirely taken up with ads including an: "Eight Dollars Reward" ad for "...a likely [Black] Wench..." with details, and a "Ten Dollars Reward" for a runaway "...[Black]Man named Adam...". Page 2 has a small bit noting: "From the known principles of the premier, respecting the American contest...from the unhappy loyalists it may naturally be concluded that the colonial war will not yet be terminated." The balance of the issue is taken up with other news of the day and more advertisements. Four pages, ornate lettering in the masthead, some water staining near the top, even foxing throughout.

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Ends June 21, 2020 08:54

$120.00
181357

Rare PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE by William Cobbett Philadelphia PA 1797 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392800789507

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, May 29, 1797 * Rare 18th century American title This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper. Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political opponents, usually those of a Jeffersonian-Republican sentiment. The first issue appeared on March 4, 1797 and the newspaper lasted but 770 issues. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, an old stain, nice condition.

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Ends June 15, 2020 12:19

$67.00
181243

Year Prior UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION Pre Convention 1786 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392797831320

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 20, 1786 * United States Constitution not yet created An issue from the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War and before the creation of the Constitution & the new federal government. Various news reports of the day. The back page has an illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufactory" which shows the iconic tricorne (three corner) hat of the colonial period. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends June 13, 2020 07:17

$40.00
181226

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392797114611

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 14, 1778 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. The entire front page is taken up with ads, one of which is for the printing of: "Common Sense". Page 2 has numerous reports which relate to the Revolutionary War, bits including: "...the enemy's ships went up Rappahannock River & took a French ship with 4 or 500 hogsheads of tobacco..." and a report from Congress, now located in at Lancaster, Penna: "...that the invasion of the state of Pennsylvania by... See More  

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Ends June 12, 2020 15:34

$275.00
181225

Historic GREAT FIRE OF NEW YORK American Revolutionary War 1776 U.S. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392797114460

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 9, 1776 * Great Fire of New York (1776) * American Revolutionary War This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city. The front page has a report noting in part: "During the time that General Howe lay at Turtle bay he dispatched several sloops to New York, Staten Island, etc. to reconnoitre the situation of the American forces in those parts...informed him that General Putnam lay at New York entrenched with a body of 12,000 men..." with more. Page 2 has a note: "It is said the American provinces have not only declared themselves independent but that they ha... See More  

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Ends June 12, 2020 15:34

$665.00
181162

1ST DAY OF THANKSGIVING President George Washington Proclamation 1789 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392795433245

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, October, 1789 * President George Washington * 1st Day of Thanksgiving proclamation The issue begins with a continuation of the "History of the American War" which takes 8 pages & continues in a future issue. Other articles include: "Memoirs of the Bastille" "A short Description of the country between North River and Morristown, near New Windsor, New Jersey" lacking the noted plate. Near the back is the "Chronicle" with the latest news reports including much on the French Revolution. News from the "United States" includes a letter from the "Western Territory" from the "Rapids of the Ohio" which begins: "Our affairs in this quarter bear...a very gloomy aspect. The Indians are da... See More  

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Ends June 11, 2020 08:38

$133.00
181012

Rare PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE Philadelphia PA 1798 Newspaper w/ Runaway Slaves Ads


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373041920591

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 23, 1798 * Rare 18th century American title * 3 runaway slaves advertisements The masthead features an engraving of a porcupine. The entire front page is taken up with ads. Page 3 has 2 runaway slave ads. Another one appears on the back page. (see) New of the day and other advertisements of the day. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, a few tiny binding holes along the blank spine, nice condition.

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Ends June 04, 2020 15:19

$72.00
180871

Rare 18th Century Philadelphia PA w/ GEORGE WASHINGTON Letter 1797 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373035792080

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Jan. 20, 1797 * Rare 18th century American publication * President George Washington letter A scarce title, and until a recent find, the very first we have offered in our 44 years. It published for exactly one year. The front page has a letter to George Washington offering congratulations for his public service (concluded in a future issue). Page 3 has a letter signed in type by: Go. Washington, concerning relations with France. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.

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Ends May 28, 2020 15:10

$140.00
180870

Very Rare AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Providence RI Rhode Island 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373035791812

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, June 10, 1779 * Very rare American Revolutionary War publication A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This is the volume 1, #13 issue. The front page has a report noting in part: "...a proposal is talked of among the southern gentlemen in case he enemy should not soon evacuate Georgia, of manumitting a number of the black & forming them into regiments, who upon their good behaviour during the continuance of the war, are to have their freedom every after; for which...that their masters should have a consideration made them by the public...". Most of page 2 is taken up... See More  

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Ends May 28, 2020 15:10

$765.00
180844

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Tory Title 1776 Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392778741766

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, March 9, 1776 * Rare Revolutionary War era title * Tory issue from Pennsylvania * Great year to have (1776) This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city. Over half of the front page is taken up with: "The following rules for establishing a Society for Relieving the Distresses of Prisoners...". Page 2 has reports from Williamsburg, Worcester, New York, and Montreal with the latest reports concerning the Revolutionary War. Over half of page 3 is taken up with a very lengthy work: "To the People of Pennsylvania, Letter I" signed in type: Cato. It begins: "The... See More  

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Ends May 27, 2020 15:16

$555.00
180801

Rare PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE Philadelphia PA 1798 Newspaper w/ Runaway Slaves Ads


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373031722283

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 7, 1798 * Rare 18th century American title * 3 runaway slaves advertisements The masthead features an engraving of a porcupine. The entire front page is taken up with ads. The front page has a runaway slave ad under: "Twenty Dollars reward" Two more appear on page 3. (see) New of the day and other advertisements of the day. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, a little ink dirtiness to a quadrant of the front page only, a few tiny binding holes along the blank spine, nice condition.

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Ends May 24, 2020 13:45

$72.00
180787

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373031601576

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, June 19, 1777 * Revolutionary War Era * 18th century * From The Enemy The front page has: "The news from America...is that there has been an action between the King's troops and the Provincials in the Jerseys...General Howe is advancing forward with 10,000 men...that should there be 20,000 they could not succeed against Philadelphia...so many advantageous posts that they can embarrass General Howe, the whole campaign." Page 3 has a few items, and the back page has a letter to Lord North which is pessimistic on the war, one item noting: "...with an immense fleet, a very large army...Great Britain occupies of American land a bare extent of about 30 miles after having destroyed in par... See More  

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Ends May 24, 2020 11:03

$54.00
180784

(2) GEORGE WASHINGTON John Adams Signed Acts of Congress 1794 Phila. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392775132440

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, March 31, 1794 * U.S. presidents sign acts of Congress Page 2 begins with two Acts of the U.S. Congress, each signed in type by the President: Go. Washington, and the Vice President: John Adams. The back page has a notice headed: "War Department" concerning applying for pension for those injured from the Revolutionary War, signed in type by the Secretary of War: H. Knox. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, great condition.

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Ends May 24, 2020 11:02

$105.00
180629

Rare 18th Century 1795 BOSTON by "Other Thomas Paine" w/ Nice Masthead Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373027537304

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Nov. 2, 1795 * Uncommon title Much of page 2 has European reports, and then page 3 has news items from Norfolk, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Easton, Greenfield, Presque Isle, Salem & elsewhere. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends May 20, 2020 15:08

$40.00
180373

Rare PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE John Adams Letter Florida Boundary Line 1797 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392757101970

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 13, 1797 * Rare 18th century publication * President John Adams * Early Florida boundary Page 3 has a letter to Congress signed in type by the President: John Adams. The focus is on the disputed boundary line between the colonies of East and West Florida and the territory of the United States. This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper. Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political opponents, usually those of a Jeffersonian-Republican sentiment. The first issue appeared on March 4, 1797 and the newspaper lasted but 770 issues. ... See More  

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Ends May 10, 2020 11:15

$76.00
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