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164323

Prelude to REVOLUTIONARY WAR Boston Massachusetts Tensions 1774 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372322162320

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 27, 1774 * Prelude to the Revolutionary War * Original reporting from the enemy The back page has a brief yet very interesting item concerning the future events of British-American relations, noting: "...great sums were likewise expended to protect the Bostonians, etc. who by their conduct did not deserve protection; that instead of keeping troops there at a vast expence, we might only send them over able officers & teach them to fight; that they were numerous enough to defend themselves against an enemy, but not strong enough to rebel against us." Interesting to read this comment in light if what would transpire within the next several years. Complete... See More  

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Ends July 01, 2018 15:24

$49.00
164109

Rare 18th Century w/ NICE MASTHEAD London England British 1771 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392050149131

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: BINGLEY'S JOURNAL OR UNIVERSAL GAZETTE, London, June 1, 1771 * Rare 18th century title Mostly news from England & elsewhere in Europe but he bkpg. has news headed: "America" with datelines from Boston, Philadelphia, and Quebec (see). Four pages, folio size, nice condition.

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Ends June 22, 2018 15:48

$28.00
164108

Rare 1773 MIDDLESEX London England United Kingdom British Original Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372313914433

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE MIDDLESEX JOURNAL OR UNIVERSAL EVENING POST, London, Nov. 12, 1772 * Uncommon 18th century title The back page has a: "...letter form an Officer of the 59th Regiment of foot, dated at Halifax in Nova Scotia..." which has some reference to America (see). Four pages, partial red tax stamp on the ftpg., very nice condition.

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Ends June 22, 2018 15:44

$28.00
163119

ALBANY COUNTY New York LAND For Sale Advertisement 1770 Pre Rev. War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372280993318

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 13, 1770 * Albany County, New York * Land for sale advertisement The more famous newspapers of this period from shortly before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War--and from the year of the Boston Massacre--with an inside page containing the ad as seen in the photo below, headed: "AMERICAN LANDS to be sold..."in Albany County, New York, with other details noted. Other news reports and advertisements of the day as well. Eight pages, some rubbing with at the folds, otherwise rather nice.

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Ends May 17, 2018 15:12

$22.00
163116

Rare COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA Philadelphia PA w/ Nice Masthead Print 1771 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392022046482

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia, Nov. 11, 1771 * Nice Colonial Pa issue for display * Tea tensions build w/ England I have always contended that this title had one of the more beautiful mastheads of the 18th century, with very ornate lettering and a rather large engraving of a sailing ship (see photos). The front page is mostly taken up with ads while page 2 has reports from Petersburgh, London, Providence, Newport, New York and Philadelphia. Items include: "We are told that the American Tea Bill will be repealed. It is certainly not worth while for England to quarrel with her colonies for so trifling a revenue as is raised in consequence of that act." and other items. The back lea... See More  

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Ends May 17, 2018 15:09

$220.00
163095

Rare COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA Philadelphia PA 1771 Old Newspaper w/ Great Masthead


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392021226931

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, July 28, 1773 * Rare Colonial Pennsylvania title * Great masthead for display This newspaper from this period had one of the more beautiful & decorative of the colonial era (see). The entire front page is taken up with "Proceedings in the House of Commons on East India Affairs". Inside has reports from London, Charleston, Boston, New York & Philadelphia including much detail (including the graduates) on the "...commencement held in the college of this city before a very crowded & splendid assembly...", likely being the University of Pennsylvania. Also a detail "Twelve Dollars Reward" ad for a runway mulatto (see). Four pages, sli... See More  

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Ends May 16, 2018 14:26

$265.00
160953

PHILLIS WHEATLEY Woman Slave Girl Servant NEGRO Poet Poems 1774 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391974015014

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May 1773 * Phillis Wheatley * Famous "Negro" servant turned poet Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the great article: "Some Account of Phillis, a Learned Negro Girl" which is a letter to the publisher stating: "Proposals have just been published for printing by subscription, some poems written by Phillis, a negro servant of Mr. Wheatley, of Boston, in New England, the following account has been received from her master...". Hereafter is an account of Phillis Wheatley, reading, in part: "Phillis was brought from Africa to America in the year 1761...she in sixteen months time...attained the English language....As to her writing, her own curiosi... See More  

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Ends March 04, 2018 07:32

$285.00
160280

ROCHESTER CASTLE Kent England Plate Print & Early Eskimos Indians 1772 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372188422829

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1772 * Rochester Castle at Kent, South East England print This is the end of year "supplemental" issue to this famous title, containing on the front page the title with date, plus the list of the contents which includes: "Description...of the Esquimaux [Eskimo] Indians..." which is very descriptive of them and takes over a full page. Also in the issue are: "An Historical Account of a Late Revolution in France" "Account of the Revenues of Bengal" "...Uncommon Diseases of the Ear" "Mode of Raising & Paying the Church-Money in America" and more. Included is a nice full page plate of "Rochester Castle", actually called for in the December issue bu... See More  

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Ends February 07, 2018 11:35

$37.00
158895

James SOMERSETT'S CASE Decision Lord Mansfield Slaves SLAVERY Negro1772 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372131223736

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1772 * Somersett's case * Slaves - slavery Certainly the most significant report in this issue is the court decision in the James Somersett court case, the slave purchased in Virginia then taken to England, escaped & eventually recaptured. This case ultimately determined that slavery was unsupported in England. This was a landmark slavery case which received wide attention (see the Wikipedia for much more on Somersett & his legal case). The report reads in part: "The Court of King's Bench gave judgment in the case of Somerset the slave, viz. that Mr. Stuart his master had no power to compel him on board a ship or to send him back to the plantations..... See More  

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Ends December 09, 2017 12:31

$125.00
157977

Very Early MISSISSIPPI & Ohio RIVERS Land for Sale 1773 London England Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372103016736

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: MIDDLESEX JOURNAL OR UNIVERSAL EVENING POST, London, April 3, 1773 * Early Mississippi & Ohio Rivers Filled with European news with a small bit on the back page noting: "Those gentlemen who are petitioning for lands on the Ohio and Mississippi are ordered to attend Lord Dartmouth on Thursday next, at the Plantation Office, to consider farther on their petitions." Four pages, nice engraving in the masthead, red tax stamp on the ftpg., archival mend at the spine, very nice condition.

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Ends November 11, 2017 13:41

$32.00
153592

EARLY WOMEN 18th Century Character Manners Actions Description 1773 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371924942233

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 22, 1773 The ftpg. has: "Essay on the Character, Manners, and Genius of Women in Different Ages..." and also: "Of the Great & Virtuous Actions of Women in General". There is rubbing here which affects about 8 words. Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, rubbing to the ftpg. as noted above, otherwise good.

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Ends May 19, 2017 14:52

$32.00
152439

Famous UNITE OR DIE Benjamin Franklin CARTOON Print 1774 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371876268155

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, November 16, 1774 * Benjamin Franklin's "Unite Or Die" cartoon If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption. The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead of this newspaper, shows a snake cut into various pieces, each with a label of a colony with the implied message that only by each of the separate colonies uniting under a single cause could the country--the snake--hope to strike back & be successful in defeating the British. Ben Franklin is credited with creating this device, conside... See More  

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Ends March 26, 2017 15:04

$18,500.00
145870

GOVERNOR WILLIAM TRYON New Hampshire & New York Border Dispute 1772 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391500176195

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE MIDDLESEX JOURNAL OR CHRONICLE OF LIBERTY, England, March 14, 1772 * Governor William Tryon Nice engraving in the masthead. Page 2 has a letter from New York noting: "Gov. Tryon has issued a Proclamation setting forth the right this province has to lands heretofore granted by New Hampshire & that...Royal Order in 1764 declared the western bank of the river Connecticut..." with more on a border dispute. Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends August 04, 2016 06:41

$42.00
143029

AMERICAN LIBERTY Pre Revolutionary War Tensions Stephen Arnold 1774 UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391427756993

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 26, 1774 * Pre Revolutionary War tensions * Mention of Thomas Jefferson's Summary View... * Stephen Arnold... William Draper... The ftpg. has an item from Providence, Rhode Island, which mentioned in part: "...advice that a mob was raised consisting of some hundreds of people who threatened, & were hourly expected to come to destroy said town of East Greenwich, in order to shew their resentment of the injury which they said had been offered to Stephen Arnold... one of the Justices of the Inferior Court of Common Please...who had been charged with industriously propagating principles unfriendly to American liberty, & had been hung in effigy by some of the... See More  

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Ends May 06, 2016 15:15

$98.00
142873

1772 MIDDLESEX London England Pre Revolutionary War w/ Red Tax Stamp Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391422398530

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE MIDDLESEX JOURNAL OR CHRONICLE OF LIBERTY, London, April 25, 1772 * Uncommon 18th century title Various news of the day with the ftpg. having a short bit: "The circumstance of making the American governors independent of their several Assemblies is generally deemed the wisest regulation that has lately taken place in government..." (see). Four pages, a printing error distorts the right side of the masthead, small piece from the spine margin affects noting. Nice condition.

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Ends May 01, 2016 14:19

$29.00
142703

Rare 18th Century WORCESTERSHIRE ENGLAND w/ Red Stamp 1773 Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371587052925

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: BERROW'S WORCESTER JOURNAL, England, Sept. 23, 1773 A typical newspaper of the day with ornate lettering in the masthead. Certainly one of the less common 18th century titles. Four pages, various wear at the margins, a bit irregular at the spine, red inked tax stamp on the ftpg.

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Ends April 28, 2016 06:53

$38.00
142038

PRE REVOLUTIONARY WAR United Kingdom Edinburgh Scotland 1772 Old UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371567405769

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 3, 1772 * Rare title Pages 1 and 2 are almost entirely taken up with various European news, including military events, with pgs. 3 & 4 mostly taken up with ads. Four pages, folio size, nice condition.

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Ends April 03, 2016 11:18

$27.00
139768

Rare COLONIAL AMERICA w/ African Slaves Trade at Charleston SC 1773 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371520017495

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE MASSACHUSETTS GAZETTE & BOSTON WEEKLY NEWS-LETTER, Aug. 26, 1773 * African slavery trade * Southern slaves arrive * Colonial New England This newspaper was printed in Boston less than four months before the Boston Tea Party. Page 2 has a report on the number of slaves imported into Charleston, South Carolina, and noting where they were from (see). The entire front page and some of the back page are taken up with a lengthy report concerning church discipline, etc. Pages 3 and 4 are mostly taken up with ads. Four pages, scattered foxing, a bit close-trimmed at the top of pages 2 and 4, otherwise good. Coat-of-arms engraving in the masthead.

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Ends January 28, 2016 08:04

$230.00
138486

Coverting 18th Century JEWS TO CHRISTIANITY Jewish Judaica 1770 London Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391324365119

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 13, 1770 * Judaica - Jewish Inside has a poem: "The Monk and Jew. A Tale. From Poems, by Nobody." The poem begins: "To make new Converts truly blest..." and more about the attempted conversion of a Jewish person and the result. Other news from Europe throughout. About 8 1/2 by 11 inches, 8 pages, nice condition.

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Ends December 19, 2015 14:22

$48.00
138481

CHARLESTON'S LIBERTY TREE South Carolina Meeting Non-Importation 1770 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371490164540

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 28, 1770 Inside under "America" is report from "Charles-Town, S.C." that says the recent meeting at the "...Liberty-tree..." resulted in an agreement to "...adhere strictly to the resolves of non-importation, and to punish...defaulters by the most severe reflections on their conduct in the publick papers..." Other news of the day from Europe. Quarto-size, 8 pages in nice condition.

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Ends December 19, 2015 14:16

$33.00
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