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(5) Rare & Early 18th Century 1706-1734 Newspapers w/ Nice Masthead Engravings


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372135347422

Shown are 5 original & historic old newspapers, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE POST BOY, London Here is an interesting set of five different issues dating from 1706, 1715, 1719, 1729 and 1734. * Rare & early 18th century issues (5) * Nice masthead engravings (different) As was often the case newspapers which existed over 30 years the masthead would often change, sometimes subtly. Here is a set with each masthead being slightly different, the earliest 2 with two engravings each, all differently slightly, and the last without any masthead engravings. Each issue is complete as a single sheet newspaper in nice condition. A great price for 5 different issues from the early 1700's.

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Ends December 13, 2017 14:29

$99.00
158935

Early HOT AIR BALLOON Flight & Revolutionary War Peace Treaty 1783 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372131371431

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: JACKSON'S OXFORD JOURNAL, England, Sept. 13, 1783 * Very early hot air balloon flight * Revolutionary War peace treaty * Williamsburg, Virginia as capital ? Page 2 has a report headed: "The Areostatic Sphere" with details, from a letter from Paris dated Aug. 29, of a very early flight (preceding other reports) which happened on August 27. It begins: "A flying globe of near 13 get diameter, weighting between 25 and 30 pounds, committed to the winds in the Champ de Mars, the 27th of August, 1783, at five o'clock in the evening, in rainy weather. It is constructed of...." with much detail on it, and further on: "...It is the invention of Mr. Montgolfier d' Anonai en Vivaray, executed by Mr. R... See More  

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Ends December 09, 2017 15:27

$74.00
159160

President JOHN ADAMS Script Signatures Acts of Congress 1799 Old USA Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 391928501321

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 30, 1799 * President John Adams : script signature on front page The front page has an Act of Congress under: "Laws of the United States" which includes the text of sections 16 through 26 of "An ACT for the better organizing of the Troops of the United States; and for other purpose, dated March 3, 1799" which is signed in script type: John Adams President. This is followed by a Senate Resolve and is also signed in script: John Adams. Pg. 2 has an item: "This Day, the President of the United States enters the 64th year of his age..." with a bit more (see). The back page has a nice ad headed: "Playing Cards" for Columbian, Harry the Eighth, and Merry And... See More  

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Ends November 24, 2017 07:45

$67.00
158226

JOHN PAUL JONES Honored by Congress & re. Cornwalllis Surrender 1782 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372109855711

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 3, 1782 * American Revolutionary War * Naval commander John Paul Jones * re. Cornwallis' surrender at Yorktown Pg. 2 has a report concerning events just after Cornwallis' surrender, noting: "...the army had been separated into 3 divisions; one to go up the country of Virginia, one to North Carolina, & a third to Pennsylvania...the Carolina division had seized the arms & ammunition of the rebels who guarded them...At the time of the surrender of Cornwallis's army there were 2500 sick...". Pg. 3 has a report mentioning John Paul Jones including: "...Resolved, That the thanks of the United States...be given to Capt. John Paul Jones for the zeal, prudence... See More  

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Ends November 18, 2017 13:32

$73.00
158224

Early AMERICAN PLANTATIONS TRADE w/ England in 1680 Old London Gazette Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391909904325

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, March 7, 1680 * Earliest of newspapers to be had * Early American plantations trade The entire front page is taken up with a document from the King concerning the encouragement of trade with the plantations in America. The top of the page begins: "His Majesty having been pleased to make an Order in Council to Encourage the Plantation Trade..." with the document beginning: "Whereas since the expiration of the Act of Parliament...entitled, An Act for Regulating the Plantation Trade..." with much more. Very rare to find any 17th century newspaper with the entire front page devoted to an America-themed document. Single sheet newspaper, 7 by 11 inches, very nice c... See More  

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Ends November 18, 2017 13:27

$75.00
158092

REVEREND SAMSON OCCOM Mohegan Indian Presbyterian Cleric 1767 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372107628146

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 9, 1767 * The Reverend Samson Occom * Mohegan nation - Presbyterian cleric The last page contains a report on Reverend Samson Occom who had traveled to England to raise subscriptions (funds) for the Indian Charity School in Oneida. Occum, of the Mohegan tribe near New London, Connecticut, was the first Native-American to publish his writings in English (see Wikipedia or web-search for more). This contains the address that the chief speaker of the Indians to him, including: "...very glad you have come among us with God's news...We will, by the help of God, endeavour to keep the fire which you brought & kindled among us..." with more. Eight pages, 8 1/2 b... See More  

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Ends November 16, 2017 09:02

$60.00
157726

PORT JACKSON Sydney Description Botany Bay FIRST FLEET Australia 1789 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372094765579

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GLASGOW ADVERTISER, Scotland, Dec. 18, 1789 * Port Jackson, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia * Botany Bay - First Fleet An early newspaper reporting on the first European settlements in Australia, a result of the historic "First Fleet" of convicts & others which arrived there in January, 1788. Page 2 has: "Governor Phillips describes Port Jackson, which is only about nine miles to the Northward of Botany Bay in South Wales, on the coast of New Holland, as one of the finest harbours in the world, in which 1000 sail of the line might ride in perfect security. Sydney-cove, named so in honour of Lord Sydney, the Governor chose in preference, which is about half a mile in length & a quarte... See More  

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Ends November 02, 2017 15:05

$98.00
157622

CAPTAIN JAMES COOK Third Voyage Hawaii DEATH and Benjamin Franklin 1780 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391896822766

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, February, 1780 * Captain James Cook death * Third voyage - HMS Resolution * Benjamin Franklin This magazine was formatted very much like the much more common Gentleman's Magazine but the title page has a great & very detailed engraving of the skyline of London. The most notable content would be a report near the back concerning Captain James Cooks third voyage, and with good detail on the death of Cook. One portion includes: "...The islanders became every day more bold...their inclination for theft which went so far as to steal one of his boats. Captain Cook...advanced towards a large body...and accosted their chief...Indians begun then to be enraged...th... See More  

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Ends October 28, 2017 14:40

$96.00
157620

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372089741735

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, July 14, 1791 * Washington D.C. land sale * Early U.S. government The front page has a nice notice datelined "Georgetown, June 30, 1791", concerning the sale of a "Number of Lots in the Federal City." Mentions that the President of the United States approved the: "...Sites for the Public Buildings pursuant to the Act passed by Congress ...for establishing the temporary and permanent Seat of Government...". Includes details about the sale of the lots described as being "...in the best Situations in the Federal City." Might be the earliest notice for building lots in the future capital, especially since it appeared in a newspaper from what was ... See More  

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Ends October 28, 2017 14:38

$64.00
157413

WILLIAM WILBERFORCE African Slave Trade & Botany Bay Australia 1789 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372081622023

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 28, 1789 * African slave trade * William Wilberforce * Botany Bay - Australia Page 7 has a brief item from Parliament headed: "Botany Bay" reading: "Mr. Hussey asked whether it was the intention of Ministers to prosecute the scheme of forming a settlement in Botany Bay? Mr. Pitt said that from the accounts hitherto received from the Colony, they saw no reason for abandoning it." Considerable discussion is present regarding the "Slave Trade" which includes an appeal by William Wilberforce, and the bkpg. has mention of a ship: "...arrived from Nantz to take in brandy & wines for Africa, each vessel intending to purchase from 800 to 1000 slaves. He also ... See More  

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Ends October 20, 2017 12:09

$98.00
157265

BATTLE OF STONO FERRY South Carolina Revolutionary War J.P. Jones 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391888403694

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 2, 1779 * Battle of Stono Ferry, South Carolina * John Paul Jones - Revolutionary War All of pages 1, 2 & most of page 3 are taken up with: "The Spanish Manifesto" "Setting forth the Motives which Induced the King of Spain to Commence Hostilities against England", continued in a future issue. Further inside is a report noting: "...learn the military exercise & to consist of tradesmen only. the late appearance of Paul Jones on our coasts has suggested this matter, and I make no doubt but it will be put in execution, as an invasion by the French might easily be effected in the Humber, as the above squadron has plainly proved, though the Ministry never befo... See More  

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Ends October 15, 2017 07:45

$77.00
157258

BATTLE OF FORT FRONTENAC Ends w/ UK Capture French and Indian War 1758 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391888397143

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1758 * Fort Frontenac captured * French and Indian War The prime content would be a report from the French and Indian War prefaced with: "The following is Col. Bradstreet's Letter to Gen. Abercrombie after the Reduction of Fort Frontenac" with a dateline of Oswego, Aug. 31, 1758 & a nice account of the battle, the site of present-day Kingston, Ontario. The report begins: "I landed with the troops within a mile of fort Frontenac without opposition the 25th: the garrison surrendered prisoner of war the 27th...It was a square fort of 100 yards the exterior side and had in it 110 men..." with more (see). This event was led by English Col. John Bradstreet... See More  

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Ends October 15, 2017 07:32

$85.00
157254

SIEGE OF FORT TICONDEROGA & Benjamin Franklin 1777 Revolutionary War Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391888391386

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Oct., 1777 I * Siege of Fort Ticonderoga * Benjamin Franklin on swimming * Fight at Kingsbridge, New York nside has: "Some of the Circumstances which Inevitably retard the Progress of a Northern Army through the uninhabited Countries of America" deals with the difficulties of Burgoyne's army in the colonies, not used to being in an environment so heavily forested. This interesting article takes nearly two pages. Further on is: "Address to the People of Massachusetts Bay by one of their most Popular Preachers" begins: "Resentment has fired the soul of every lover of his country at the disgraceful evacuation of Ticonderoga...All our accounts agree that our ... See More  

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Ends October 15, 2017 07:23

$98.00
157088

Rare 17th Century THE HAGUE Netherlands Dutch Language 1698 Miniature Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391883828214

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: HAEGSE MERCUR, The Hague, The Netherlands, July 2, 1698 Nice engraving of the winged Mercury in the masthead of this small-size newspaper. Four pages, totally in the Dutch language, 6 by 7 3/4 inches, great condition.

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Ends October 08, 2017 15:21

$68.00
157036

Rare 18th Century EDINBURGH SCOTLAND 1726 Old Newspaper w/ Red Tax Stamp


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372069353560

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CALEDONIAN MERCURY, Edinburgh, Scotland, April 28, 1726 * Rare & early title My notes show this is the earliest of this title we have offered. Content is entirely European, mostly war-related. A handsome issue and a great "type" issue for any collection as the margins were never trimmed, it has a very nice red ink tax stamp on page 3, various foxing at folds, some rubbing. Four pages, 8 by 9 1/2 inches.

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Ends October 07, 2017 15:37

$64.00
157035

GEORGE WASHINGTON Ltr. & Ill-Treated Prisoners REVOLUTIONARY WAR 1780 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391883107358

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 28, 1780 * Prisoners of war - atrocities * General George Washington Inside has: "...from New York represent the situation of the unhappy prisoners remaining of Gen. Burgoyne's army as truly pitiable; they are marched to the furthest extremity of the American territories under the Allegheny mountains, 400 miles from the coast, almost starved and naked, having nothing but Indian bread for their subsistence..." (see). Almost two-thirds of another are is taken up with: "American State Papers (Discovered in Mr. Laurens's Trunk)", concerning "Mr. Temple", consisting of various letters of recommendation for him who was sent to England to try to bring peace w... See More  

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Ends October 07, 2017 15:36

$63.00
156996

President GEORGE WASHINGTON Letter & Samuel Adams Acts Signed 1795 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372069010302

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, July 9, 1795 * President George Washington * Samuel Adams Beginning on the ftpg. & concluding on pg. 2 is a letter to the Senate from the President concerning a treaty with the Creek Indians, signed in type: Go. Washington. Also on pg. 2 are two Acts from the Mass. legislature, each signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends October 07, 2017 08:43

$75.00
156967

GEORGE WASHINGTON & John Adams ACT Circuit Courts 1792 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372068378314

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, April 28, 1792 * President George Washington On the front page under an engraving of the Seal of the United States is: "An Act for altering the times of holding the Circuit Courts in certain districts of the United States, and for other purposes" signed in type: John Adams and George Washington. Other news of the day with a few ads. Four pages with a slight discoloration in the right margin, minor foxing, otherwise good.

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Ends October 06, 2017 15:11

$94.00
156939

Rare 17th Century 1693 Husbandry & Trade LONDON England Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391881710813

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: A COLLECTION FOR IMPROVEMENT OF HUSBANDRY AND TRADE, London, Oct. 20, 1693 * Rare 17th century title This is one of the more uncommon titles from the 17th century I have had the pleasure to offer, being single sheet printed on both sides with the content relating much to the title. The back page has a large chart showing prices of various grains by city (see). Never bound nor trimmed, wide margins, an archival repair to the folds on the back page with minimal loss. Measures 8 3/4 by 14 inches.

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Ends October 05, 2017 15:43

$83.00
156928

Rare COLONIAL American Boston Massachusetts 1768 Old Original EXTRA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391881698752

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE BOSTON CHRONICLE EXTRAORDINARY, Boston, Massachusetts, Jan. 7, 1768 * Rare Colonial America original This "Extraordinary" issue was printed between the newspaper's regular printing schedule (dates of Jan. 4 and Jan. 11) typically created when news arrived which needed to be known before the next scheduled edition. Most of the news is from Europe, however the back page has a note: "...from Mobile, in West Florida, that the governor of New Orleans had a length concluded a treaty of peace & friendship with the neighbouring Indians...". Complete in 4 pages, 8 1/12 by 10 1/2 inches, nice condition. A fine opportunity for a colonial imprint at a reasonable price.

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Ends October 05, 2017 15:19

$98.00
156717

FRENCH and INDIAN WAR American Forts Diagrams w/ Description 1755 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391877942275

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: (discounted price) THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1755 * Diagrams of three American forts * The French & Indian War A 4 page article headed: "An Account of the British Trade & Settlements in North America from the French of Mons. Dumont, one of the Commissioners on the Part of the King of France for settling the Limits of the English & French Colonies in N. America." This is a terrific article on the early settlements of America by the contending nations of England & France & the troubles which brewed between them. It takes over 4 pages. Subheads at the top of the pages are: "New History of Hudson's Bay" and "Discovery & Settlement of Newfoundland and "French & English Contend for i... See More  

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Ends September 30, 2017 14:18

$75.00
156716

FORT STANWIX Sir John Johnson Siege Revolutionary War 1779 Old British Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372062528168

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1779 * Ben Franklin's book is reviewed (brief) * Fort Stanwix report * Captain Cook's ships observed? Near the back is a review of a book titled: "Political, Miscellaneous, & Philosophical Pieces, Written by Benjamin Franklin..." (see image). Some talk of "American News" near the back, with mention that: "...Fort Stanwix was surprized & taken by Sir John Johnson...at the head of 1500 loyalists & Indian warriors; that there were only 100 rebel troops in the garrison...that a convoy of provisions & warlike stores were intercepted in going to the rebel army sufficient to supply the loyalists in that garrison during the winter." (see). Another rep... See More  

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Ends September 30, 2017 14:16

$65.00
156147

President GEORGE WASHINGTON Response re. the Jay Treaty 1796 Boston Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391859175607

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 3, 1796 * President George Washington * re. the Jay Treaty The ftpg. features an address "To the President of the United States" concerning the Jay Treaty, with his response signed in script type: Go. Washington. Pg. 2 report from "The Mint" reports on the quantities of various coins minted. The back page has a commercial ad: "By Thomas & John Hancock". Four pages, slightly irregular at some margins, good condition.

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Ends September 07, 2017 15:37

$78.00
156030

(2) HMS VICTORY Royal Navy Ship w/ Sir John Balchen LOST at Sea 1744 Magazines


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372032846006

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, two issue set, London, England, October and November, 1744 * HMS Victory has been lost... 255 years later it is found! October issue: Certainly the most notable report in the 1st issue is the report of the sinking of the British ship H.M.S. Victory. A report dated February 5, 2009 from the "Best Syndication News" service brings this event into the 21st century with its breaking news reading: "The HMS Victory ship sunk in stormy seas back in 1744 but it wasn’t until this week, when an American company called Odyssey discovered what they call “the most significant shipwreck discovery in history.” There are two reports of this ship's sin... See More  

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Ends September 01, 2017 15:22

$77.00
156016

DICK TURPIN English Highwayman Outlaw EXECUTION Hanging & Georgia 1739 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391854679417

Shown is an original & historic old magazine, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, April, 1739 * English Highwayman Dick Turpin * Execution (hanging) at York, England * Early Georgia - James Oglethorpe Perhaps the best content in this issue is a nice report of the execution of the infamous highwayman Dick Turpin. See the hyperlink for much more on him. The report includes: "The notorious Richard Turpin, and John Stead, were executed at York for horse stealing. Turpin behaved in an undaunted manner; as he mounted the ladder, feeling his right leg tremble, he stamped it down, and looking round about him with an unconcerned air, he spoke a few words to the topsman, then threw himself off, and expir'd in five minutes. He declared h... See More  

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Ends September 01, 2017 15:05

$68.00
155634

ETHAN ALLEN Desertion to British ? William Howe Revolutionary War 1781 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391843405872

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 1, 1781 * Ethan Allen desertion to the British ? * General William Howe actions * Revolutionary War from the enemy Most of the front page is taken up with "Letter V", part of a series of very critical letters of the military actions of General Howe in American during the Revolutionary War. Some portions include: "...that this was a simple error: & that a great General did not see, in a deliberation of six weeks, what a New York barber saw in six seconds, I leave them to mourn for his ignorance...These sir, prove, that you know the right thing, though you never did it...And what were your rapid movements for this purpose? You was sixteen days in moving e... See More  

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Ends August 18, 2017 15:24

$62.00
155200

Rare 17th Century KING WILLIAM III Era Pamphlet 1695 London England Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371998282121

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, May, 1695 * Rare 17th century title This is a very uncommon periodical published during the reign of King William III, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely a periodical, with the more extended title reading: "... Giving an Account of all the Publick and Private Occurrences, Civil, Ecclesiastical, and Military, that are most considerable in every Court: The Interest of Princes, their Pretensions, and Intrigues, etc." (see). Much of this issue is concerned with the political & military affairs of Europe & is organized into news by country or region with commentary on the events. Near the... See More  

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Ends July 30, 2017 10:24

$73.00
155193

Very EARLY Rare 1691 OBSERVATOR London England British Newspaper 326 Years Old


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371997190987

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: MERCURIUS REFORMATUS, OR THE NEW OBSERVATOR, London, England, June 19, 1691 * 17th century original * Rare title A quite uncommon newspaper done in question/answer format, whereby a topic, or topics, are raised and then discussed. The topics indicated under the masthead in this issue are: 1. One would have expected the French King in person at this time as the Head of his Army. 2. The Unaccountable Methods of that King about the taking of Mons. 3. How disappointed in the late Attempt upon Leige. 4. A new Invention of the French Court about Reducing Towns to their Obedience. 5. And how ridiculous. Several advertisements on the back page. Complete as a single sheet issue, 8 by 12 3/4 inche... See More  

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Ends July 29, 2017 11:46

$94.00
155137

Rare 17th Century 331 Yrs. Old LONDON GAZETTE England w/ Slave Ad 1686 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391827594897

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 28, 1686 * Earliest of English language newspapers to be had The back page has amongst its "Advertisements" a reward for a runaway: "...Black Boy about 15 or 16 years of age, in light coloured cloth cloaths, lined with black satin...a scar in his head lately broken...shall have 20 s. reward." (see). This is one of the earliest runaway slave ads to be seen in any newspaper. Complete as a single sheet newspaper, 6 1/2 by 11 inches, great nice condition. This is this newspaper the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world, beginning in 1665 and still publishing today.

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Ends July 28, 2017 11:56

$83.00
154747

GEORGE WASHINGTON Acts of Congress Signed & Fort Lafayette Pitt. 1792 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391813871928

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK JOURNAL & PATRIOTIC REGISTER, June 2, 1792 * President George Washington * Act of Congress signed * Fort Lafayette - Pittsburgh Page 2 has 1 1/2 columns taken up with: "Law Of The Union - An Act...for Making Provision for the Debt of the United States" which is signed in type: Geo. Washington, President of the United States. Pg. 2 also has an item headed "Pittsburgh" which begins: "The fort begun last winter at this place stands on the Alleghany river within 100 yards of the bank, on a beautiful rising ground, about one quarter of a mile higher up than the old garrison of Fort Pitt..." with more descriptive text. The back page has an ad for "Benjamin Gomez", the first Jewis... See More  

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Ends July 12, 2017 15:11

$86.00
154684

Very EARLY Rare 17th Century 335 Year Old LONDON England 1682 Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371976819172

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: HERACLITUS RIDENS, London, April 11, 1682 * Very rare 335 year old title An interesting and uncommon dialogue newspaper, which was a typical format for some periodicals of that day. Subtitled: "A Dialogue between Jest & Earnest, Concerning the Times." This conversation begins: "Good morrow, Brother, what refection have you for us this morning. We left off with the Wisdom of the Nation, shall we go on with Popery and Arbitrary Power, or the Whiggish Plots we had begun withal the time before?..." Complete as a single sheet issue, 8 by 12 1/2 inches, never-trimmed margins, great condition.

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Ends July 09, 2017 08:24

$68.00
154528

CELEBRATING Repeal of the Stamp Act & Early Slave Ship SLAVER 1767 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371969255379

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, May 16, 1767 * Repeal of the Stamp Act celebration * Early slave ship - slaver Page 6 has a report headed: "America" with datelines from New York, one item noting: "...sailed from Bristol in June 1765 on board the sloop William, for the coast of Africa...where they continued 23 months purchasing slaves for a brig and themselves, and afterwards proceeded for St. Kitt's..." then report of a murder on board, and then: "...was afterwards cast away on the Isle of May, and the slaves were sold to the Portuguese for 50 dollars a head." Another report notes that: "...from the Grenades, we hear that the rebellious Negroes who had fled to the mountains in that island were ent... See More  

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Ends July 01, 2017 15:20

$67.00
154109

GEORGE WASHINGTON Morristown NJ South Carolina Revolutionary War 1780 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391789032862

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1780 * General George Washington's army * Morristown, New Jersey * South Carolina events The first article has "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" which includes discussion of the situation in America. Near the back the "Historical Chronicle" has several items from America concerning the Revolutionary War, including a letter from New York which has: "...since Gen. Clinton's departure from hence...the longest & most severe winter that was ever remembered...horses with heavy carriages could go over the ice into the Jerseys...The rebels though to avail themselves of this easy communication & threaten an attack upon Staten Island...For this ... See More  

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Ends June 18, 2017 07:36

$74.00
154092

USS UNITED STATES Navy Frigate Capital Ship Philadelphia TO LAUNCH1797 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391788395657

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE MINERVA & MERCANTILE EVENING ADVERTISER, New York, May 4, 1797 * USS United States to launch Page 2 has a report datelined "Philadelphia, May 3" which notes: "We have good authority for mentioning that Wednesday next, the 10th instant, is appointed for launching the United States frigate; and that it will take place at two o'clock on that day, if the weather permits." Decorative front page with 23 illustrated ship ads. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, minor fold rubbing to the ftpg., nice condition.

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Ends June 17, 2017 15:05

$63.00
153970

PRE REVOLUTIONARY WAR American Tensions Building 1774 Old British Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371948111602

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 21, 1774 * Pre Revolutionary War tensions Over two-thirds of page four is taken up with: "An Abstract of the Bill for the better Regulating the Government of the province of Massachusetts Bay in North America", which is a great analysis of this controversial Act of Parliament. The author examines the Act clause by clause (see). Another very nice article takes half a page and begins: "The sum of the petitions with all that is advanced in favour of the Americans, amounts to this, that their love and loyalty will not survive a taxation. From thenceforward we are to expect marks of their resentment..." which would be a gross understatement. Fine reading (s... See More  

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Ends June 11, 2017 07:53

$77.00
153824

Very Early PLAYING CARDS & Backgammon Game Boards Advertisement 1799 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391774596899

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, November 20, 1799 * Very early playing cards * Backgammon boards The back page includes many ads, two of which are very early ads for "Playing Cards", being Henry the Eighth, Columbian brand cards and backgammon boards. A few other particulars as noted in the ads (see photos). News of the day. Complete in 4 pages, a little spine wear, generally in good condition.

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Ends June 03, 2017 07:37

$60.00
153663

CAPE HENRY LIGHTHOUSE Virginia Beach VA Construction Proposal 1790 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391766627182

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, October 13, 1790 * Cape Henry Lighthouse (Virginia Beach) The front page has an advertisement by the "Treasury Department" for: "...proposals...for the building of a Light House...upon the lot of land on Cape Henry...state of Virginia..." and what follows is considerable details as to how the lighthouse is to be constructed (see for portions). Among the other news items in this issues are those headed "Foreign Intelligence" "Miscellany" "The King of Sweden" "Justice of Philip IV" "Federal Representatives" "Women" "Further of War" and more. Complete with four pages, this issue has light foxing, minor loss at the blank spine margin, but is gen... See More  

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Ends May 26, 2017 13:09

$87.00
153577

AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE ACKNOWLEDGED ? Revolutionary War 1780 Edinburgh Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371924921399

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Aug. 25, 1780 * American Revolutionary War Page 3 includes: "The principal hope that the remains with respect to the reduction of America is briefly this: if Washington's army are completely beaten, Congress will at least accept, if not offer terms; without this there is but little shadow of an agreement with America short of independence." Elsewhere is: "take this opportunity of congratulating your Majesty on the late successes of your arms in North America, particularly in the reduction of the capital & province of South Carolina...the rebellion in America, that these deluded people may now be induced to return to their duty & allegiance & gratefully fee... See More  

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Ends May 19, 2017 14:17

$62.00
153511

Rare 18th Century BRITISH 1728 Old London England Newspaper BROADSHEET EDITION


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391754110916

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: MIST'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, August 24, 1728 * Rare 18th century title This is a very rare, variant issue of this title, being a broadsheet version done in one column format, presenting just the text of a letter to the publisher signed "Amos Dudge". Most of the focus of the letter is on the leadership of Persia. I say this is a variant issue as we have had the "regular" edition of this title and date, done in more typical 4 page format & includes the lengthy letter by Amos Dudge, but it also includes other news reports of the day and some advertisements. This content of this letter must have been such that the publisher printed this broadsheet version containing the letter only. Sing... See More  

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Ends May 14, 2017 07:28

$87.00
153339

(3) President GEORGE WASHINGTON & Samuel Adams Documents 1796 Boston Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371912184164

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 27, 1796 * President George Washington * Samuel Adams The front page begins with a document: "Official By the President of the United States" concerning building codes for houses in the new city of Washington, D.C. IT is signed in script type: Go. Washington. Taking half of the ftpg. is: "An Act for Establishing a Turnpike Gate on such Roads..." signed by the governor of Massachusetts: Samuel Adams. Page 2 has a letter of "thanks" from the mayor of Fredericksburg, Va. to the President, followed by his replay signed in type: Geo. Washington (see). Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends May 05, 2017 14:32

$98.00
153305

17th Century ACT OF PARLIAMENT Queen Mary Era 1689 London Document Publication


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391745813709

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: An Act of Parliament with a full title page, noting publication at London in 1689 (see). * Act of Parliament * Queen May reign * 17th century original The Act is titled: "An Act for Enabling Lords Commissioners for the great Seal to Execute the Office of Lord Chancellor or Lord Keeper." Printed in beautiful Old English type (see), it takes 8 pages including the title page. Small worm holes at the blank spine margin, 7 1/2 by 12 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends May 04, 2017 15:17

$97.00
153015

JOHN PAUL JONES Revolutionary War Naval Commander & Pirate ? DEATH 1792 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391733952826

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1792 * John Paul Jones death - pirate ? * Revolutionary War naval commander * "Father of the American Navy" By far, the most interesting item in this issue is the obituary for John Paul Jones. As can be seen in the report he does not get good press in this British publication (not surprisingly), with portions including: "At Paris, in the utmost poverty, the celebrated Paul Jones. This noted desperado appeared first in the cause of America in April 1778...intent to burn & plunder that town [Whitehaven]...His memorable action with the brave Capt. Pearson of the Serapis, who became his prize...In December, 1783, he arrived in London from Paris..." with... See More  

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Ends April 19, 2017 15:02

$98.00
152594

AGREEING TO PEACE ? American Revolutionary War Ending 1783 Old BRITISH Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371881149283

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, May 22, 1783 * American Revolutionary War ending * Working on a agreeable peace solution The front page has news from New York noting: "...a confirmation of the great rejoicing that were in the different parts of America in consequence of the Peace...as soon as the regular official information was received of the Peace being actually concluded, Sir Guy convened the troops then quartered at New York...that they were to retire to Nova Scotia...Several of the regiments refused quitting the province of New York....were of course disbanded & have become subjects of the United States of America...Sir Guy Carleton received the dispatches from Government containing ... See More  

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Ends April 01, 2017 15:58

$73.00
152048

EARLY GAME OF CHESS 18th Century Description & GEORGIA Settlers 1733 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371863585900

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1733 * Early article on playing the game of Chess * Settlers off to the colony of Georgia A very nice pre-Revolutionary War magazine from the "mother country" with a wide range of varied content including news of the day, political reports, literary items, and other unusual tidbits. This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907. Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Debate in the House of Lords upon the Mutiny Bill" "Quotations from Gulliver's Voyages" "The Rights of the King and People" "Proposals to Refrain Infidelity" "Address to the Protestant Dissente... See More  

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Ends March 12, 2017 16:35

$78.00
151531

Repeal of Stamp Act Celebration Sons of Liberty in America 1766 Old UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391685285942

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, June 27, 1766 * Celebration re:the repeal of the Stamp Act * Original 18th century Scotland Newspaper Inside has over a full column of reports headed: "America", from New York, Boston, and Philadelphia, one paragraph noting: "...freeholders & other inhabitants of the town of Boston met at Faneuil hall when they were well pleased with the accounts which had been received from home in regard to the progress of the repeal of the stamp-act; whereupon they voted the methods to exhibit their joy when the account shall arrive of the bill for a repeal having passed the whole legislature..." followed by more on the plans for celebration (see). Elsewhere are a f... See More  

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Ends February 22, 2017 15:32

$62.00
150950

RARE 18th Century Title from London England (LAST ISSUE) 1735 Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371830776930

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE FREE BRITON, London, June 26, 1735 * Rare title... 18th century original... This is issue number 294 of this title as well as its last, as the note at the bottom of the back page reads: "The continuation of this paper will proceed in a new Daily Paper, which will make its appearance the beginning of next week." (see). Plus, one of the banner heads on the front page notes: "Some Account of the Alternation Intended to take Place Next Week in the Manner of Publishing this Paper." Over half of the first column is the publisher's discussion of starting a new newspaper after nearly 6 years with this title. Single sheet, 8 by 13 inches, never-trimmed margins, some loss at the top not affe... See More  

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Ends February 02, 2017 15:27

$67.00
150518

PRESIDENT JOHN ADAMS & USS Constitution Navy Midshipmen Search 1798 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371816026246

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 2, 1798 * President John Adams * USS Constitution The front page has an Address from the city officials & citizens of Philadelphia to the President expressing their concerns about the unprovoked aggressions of France and noting that: "...nothing has been wanting on your part, to preserve us the blessings of peace and safety...", with his related comments in a gracious reply that concludes on pg. 2, signed in type: John Adams. Another similar response to the inhabitants of York, Pa., signed in type: John Adams. Page 3 has a nice advertisement headed: "Constitution Frigate" in which they seek applicants to serve on this historic ship, specifically looking f... See More  

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Ends January 15, 2017 07:18

$75.00
148935

GEORGE WASHINGTON Act of Congress re. Retired Military Pensions 1796 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371773720941

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 14, 1796 * Act of Congress re. pensioners * Retired military men * President George Washington Most of the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress: "An ACT Authorizing & Directing the Secretary at War to Place Certain Persons therein named on the Pension List", with a huge list of names (great for genealogical purposes). It complete at the top of page 2 where it is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. Four pages, an old tape mend across page 4 affecting only ads, nice condition.

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Ends November 25, 2016 14:30

$65.00
148423

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Edinburgh Scotland 1777 Old Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391592161906

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, May 7, 1777 * Rare Revolutionary War title Page 2 has: "An American Anecdote" taking two-thirds of a column, concerning the French & Indian War (see). Page 2 has several reports concerning the Revolutionary War including: "...an account of Sir Guy Carleton having passed over the lakes on the ice & taking possession of that [Ticonderoga] post, which on his approach had been abandoned by Col. Waine the rebel commander..." and further on: "It is expected that the King's troops in Canada...will soon get into the American provinces..." and "...The rebels at Providence, some time ago made appearance as if they intended to attack us...they report that the for... See More  

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Ends November 10, 2016 14:17

$60.00
148301

CAPTAIN JOHN DONNELLAN Landmark Murder Case Trial John Hunter 1781 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371755308218

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: RUDDIMAN'S WEEKLY MERCURY, Edinburgh, Scotland, April 11, 1781 * Poison or Apoplexy? The Chirurgeon’s Verdict * Captain John Donnellan guilty & hanged All of pages 1, 2, 3 & most of pg. 4 are taken up with details of the landmark case in medical jurisprudence, the trial of John Donnellan for the murder of his brother-in-law. In brief, the case is noteworthy because of the involvement of John Hunter, the famous Scottish anatomist, who was called to give expert testimony. To the fury of the judge, and in marked contrast to the other expert witnesses, all of whom stated definitively that Donellan was guilty, Hunter was reserved, offering other explanations and pointing out that the scien... See More  

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Ends November 05, 2016 15:30

$97.00
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