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158217

Historic BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL American Revolutionary War 1775 Boston Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391909899352

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE BOSTON GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Watertown, Massachusetts, Oct. 16, 1775 * Battle of Bunker Hill * Revolutionary War * In a Boston title The woodcut in the masthead was engraved by the famed Paul Revere, showing the Liberty figure setting the bird of peace free from its cage with the Boston skyline in the background--a strong political statement. Also noteworthy is that this "Boston" newspaper was printed in "Watertown" at the time (see masthead). Due to the stresses of the Revolutionary War the publisher, Benjamin Edes, removed the newspaper from Boston & went to Watertown with the issue of June 5, 1775. He then returned the newspaper to Boston in early November, 1776, ending a 17 m... See More  

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Ends November 18, 2017 13:18

$3,975.00
157853

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Tory Title 1776 Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372100126831

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Jan. 13, 1776 * Rare Revolutionary War era title * Tory issue from Pennsylvania * Great year to have (1776) The top of the front page begins with an advertisement for the selling of: "Common Sense, Addressed to the Inhabitants of America, on the following Interesting Subjects..." with a bit more (see). The balance of the front page is essentially taken up with an address by the King of England. There perhaps could not be a better newspaper from page (great for display) which establishes the King's view on prosecuting the war in America against: "...Those who have long too successfully laboured to inflame my people in America by gross misrepresenta... See More  

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Ends November 08, 2017 14:33

$845.00
157851

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372100124755

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, March 25, 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 front page has two Proclamations headed: "By Order of His Excellency, Sir William Howe, K.B. General & Commander in Chief, etc.", with the full text of both seen in the photos below. The balance of the ftpg. is taken up with ads. Most of pg. 2 is taken up with a large chart headed: "The United States of America, in Account with the Continental Congress" with an introducto... See More  

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Ends November 08, 2017 14:29

$610.00
157536

Very Rare GERMAN NEWSBOOK 17th Century Original Publication 1609 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372087571307

German newsbook dated 1609 Newsbook dated in Roman numerals on the full title page: M DC IX, or 1609, believed to have been printed in Frankfort, Germany. The short title is: "RELATIONIS HISTORICAE" but as is the case with most pre-1665 newsbooks the full title is quite long. Using a translation provided by the person from whom the issue was originally purchased many years ago, the full title crudely translates to: "H.F.L. MAGISTRATES HISTORICAL REPORT CONTINUATION BY SENIOR OBSERVERS DESCRIPTION MORE FLUENT NEWSPAPER AND TENDER HISTORICAL MEMORIES", "Printed in Year of Christ Birth 1609" The issue is complete in 64 pages and contains various news reports from September, 1608 through March, 1609. Totally in the German language, both red and black ink on the title page only, measures... See More  

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Ends October 26, 2017 07:26

$2,760.00
157505

WASHINGTON D.C. Created Seat of Government - District of Columbia 1791 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391894679351

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 27, 1791 * Creating Washington D.C. - seat of government * President George Washington & Thomas Jefferson The entire first column on page 2 is taken up with a very historic document: "A Proclamation" in which Maryland & Virginia both offered to cede to the United States land upon which the capital would be created. The text includes in part: "...the State of Maryland...cede(d) to Congress a district of ten miles square in this State for the seat of the Government of the United States..." and also: "...General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia...An Act for the cession of ten miles square within this State to the United States in ... See More  

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Ends October 25, 2017 07:35

$545.00
157465

BATTLE OF QUEBEC Benedict Arnold & ETHAN ALLEN 1776 Revolutionary War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372082747256

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NEW-ENGLAND CHRONICLE OR ESSEX GAZETTE, (Cambridge), Feb. 22, 1776 * Battle of Quebec - Canada * General Benedict Arnold report * Ethan Allen in captivity * American Revolutionary War The top of the first column begins with a report from Cork that: "...there has been commotions amongst the soldiers who are to embark for America; that a great numbers of them have deserted & that several of the officers who are absent have sent letters to acquaint their officers that they shall not join their regiments to be sent upon so unusual a war, to shed the blood of their countrymen." with more related content. There are additional reports relating to the Revolutionary War on the front page, includin... See More  

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Ends October 21, 2017 13:47

$890.00
157262

Rare 17th Century King Charles II of England Era 1665 Old Newsbook Periodical


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391888400597

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE INTELLIGENCER, London, May 8, 1665 * Rare 17th century periodical Here is an uncommon title in newsbook format (the forerunner of newspapers), which has news from various cities in England and Europe. This title pre-dates the London Gazette, the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper (by exactly one month). There is a report of a naval battle between the frigate Dartmouth and a privateer from the Netherlands, with some details (see). Other news reports from Europe. Complete in 8 pages, 5 1/2 by 8 inches, great condition.

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Ends October 15, 2017 07:38

$535.00
157243

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Tory Title 1776 Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372075843238

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Feb. 10, 1776 * Rare Revolutionary War era title * Tory issue from Pennsylvania * Great year to have (1776) The front page has a "Six Pounds Reward" for four men who deserted the military, with details, plus a lengthy "Ten Pounds Reward" ad for 2 runaway indentured servants. Page 2 has a report from Williamsburg noting that: "...near a hundred of the enemy landed at Norfolk, from the men of war, under a heavy firing of canon...They had set 3 houses on fire but were soon forced to retire....Three of our men were killed by cannon shot...". This is followed by a report from Cambridge of a military encounter. Page 3 has an item from New York noting: "T... See More  

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Ends October 14, 2017 13:23

$615.00
156982

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE John Hancock Type Signed in 1776 HISTORIC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391882417874

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, August 17, 1776 * Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text * As reported from Great Britain The front page contains a naval report from Philadelphia, carrying over to page 2, plus a report from General Howe noting: "…the rebels had more than 100 pieces of cannon for the defense of New York…it is no wonder he has not been more successful…" and more. There is reference to Bunker Hill in another brief report. Yet another page has a letter from Staten Island which has much detail, including: "Mr. Washington's headquarters were lately removed to the City Hall…" plus other tidbits as well. But certainly the overriding significa... See More  

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Ends October 06, 2017 15:32

$12,500.00
156937

Very Rare & Early PHILADELPHIA PA Colonial Pennsylvania 1735 Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391881709548

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE AMERICAN WEEKLY MERCURY, Philadelphia, April 3, 1735 * Earliest of American newspapers * Very early & rare 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 "tru... See More  

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Ends October 05, 2017 15:41

$2,935.00
156935

Historic GREAT FIRE OF LONDON Medieval City Conflagration 1666 British Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372067464051

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, September 24, 1666 * The Great London Fire period coverage * Earliest of newspapers to be had One of the greatest calamities, and more notable events to strike London in its long history is the Great Fire which destroyed much of the city in September, 1666. Finding period references to it are exceedingly difficult, as the number of newspapers publishing in 1666 was extremely small, this title certainly being the most significant. Page 2 contains a report of a Proclamation by the King asking residents to bring in surveys of their property concerning their losses from the Great Fire, for compensation. The text reads in part: "His Majesty having been graciously p... See More  

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Ends October 05, 2017 15:28

$1,350.00
156612

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE John Hancock Type Signed in 1776 HISTORIC Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372060083150

Shown is an original & historic old periodical, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1776 * Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text * As reported from Great Britain It would be difficult to argue for a more important document in American history than the Declaration of Independence. It remains a desire of most collectors to find an issue containing reference to it, and ultimately a contemporary printing of the actual document. With American newspaper printings commanding $50,000 or more in nice condition, here is an opportunity for a period printing at a very reasonable price. The title/contents page of this issue, with a decorative engraving, includes: "Declaration of American Independency 361" referencing the p... See More  

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Ends September 28, 2017 07:54

$3,995.00
155855

1789 Rules of Cricket Establsihed - British Publication - Gambling on Game Rare


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372026085637

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 28, 1789 * A cornerstone issue for any cricket collection The article is titled: "Cricket" which contains within a subtitle reading: "Laws of the Game" which takes the majority of the article. There is another smaller subhead reading: "Betts" which mentions wagering on the game. The prefatory paragraph reads: "This game, at present so fashionable, and at all times so creditable and manly, will, it is feared, receive a check from the variable state of the weather. While the frequent showers, however, are preventing cricket from being played so often as it otherwise would, it may not be amiss to compensate to inexperienced batsmen and bowlers for the loss t... See More  

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Ends August 26, 2017 08:53

$2,600.00
155581

Historic TREATY OF PARIS American Revolutionary War ENDS w/ Peace 1783 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391842489484

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 30, 1783 * Historic Treaty of Paris (peace) * End of the Revolutionary War Taking all of the front page & most of page two is perhaps the most significant document of the Revolutionary War era, being the complete text of the Treaty of Paris ending the war, formally headed at the top of the first column: "The Definitive Treaty between Great Britain & the United States of America, signed at Paris, the 3d Day of September, 1783". This document formally ended the Revolutionary War & is inclusive of all ten Articles with the signatures in type of John Adams, B. Franklin, David Hartley and John Jay (see). Following this historic document are two additional do... See More  

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Ends August 17, 2017 15:18

$1,950.00
155145

Rare BOSTON City View PRINT & Ratify United States Constitution 1787 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371996194393

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, December, 1787 * United States Constitution ratification (PA & DE) * Rare Boston, Massachusetts city view engraving This title has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, having begun in September, 1786 and lasting until December, 1792. The most notable content is actually the very rare foldout map titled: "A View of the Town of Boston, the Capital of New England" which measures 7 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches. Due to its desirability this map is almost always lacking. Rare to find it included. This map is archivally backed for strengthening & has some foxing to the left edge (see). The first article in this issue is: "A Description of Boston... See More  

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Ends July 28, 2017 14:24

$1,250.00
155144

BATTLES OF LEXINGTON & CONCORD Revolutionary War Begins 1775 AMERICAN Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371996192050

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Aug. 12, 1775 * Battle of Lexington & Concord * Revolutionary War beginning Certainly the most notable content is found on page 3, being a report from the London Gazette detailing the historic battle of Lexington & Concord. The report, which includes the list of soldiers killed & wounded, is signed in type by: Thomas Gage, and takes over a full column. Portions include: "...brought letters from General Gage...containing the following particulars of what passed on the 19th of April last between a detachment of the King's troops...and several parties of rebel provincials..." and what followed are nice details concerning the battle, including: "General Gage,... See More  

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Ends July 28, 2017 14:20

$5,150.00
155138

Extremely RARE 1665 Gazette 17th Century OXFORD London England PLAGUE Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371996050399

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE OXFORD GAZETTE, London, January 18, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar) - issue #19 * Earliest & Rarest of newspapers to be had * The black plague This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world. Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from London to Oxford when this newspaper began, so issues #1 thru #23 were published in Oxford (actually published simultaneously in London & Oxford), and when the contagion had subsided & the Court returned to London this newspaper went with it and renamed itself "The London Gazette" with issue #24, and... See More  

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Ends July 28, 2017 11:57

$730.00
154982

TREATIES OF ALLIANCE Amity Commerce & w/ France 1778 Revolutionary War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371988082505

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, December 10, 1778 * Treaties of Alliance with France * American Revolutionary War This is a particularly noteworthy issue as it may well be the very first American newspaper we have seen which prints the complete text of the "Treaties of Amity and Commerce, and of Alliance, Eventual and Defensive, between His Most Christian Majesty, and the Thirteen United States of America." This was the historic treaty which caused France to aid the American cause in the Revolutionary War. There are actually two treaties, one of military alliance, and the other of amity & commerce. Because of their lengthy, the entirety of pages 2, 3 and most of p... See More  

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Ends July 20, 2017 14:13

$1,650.00
154955

Rare 18th Century NEW JERSEY Trention NJ Revolutionary War Era 1780 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371987209019

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW JERSEY GAZETTE, Trenton, May 10, 1780 * Rare 18th century American title * Revolutionary War era Titles from New Jersey are very uncommon, particularly from the 18th century. Of greater significance is that this was the very first newspaper in New Jersey, having begun just 2 years prior in 1778. The front page is taken up with reports from Europe, including a little chart headed: "The present American war has cost the following sums above the peace establishment..." showing the figures for 1775 thru 1779. Page 2 has an item noting: "...it plainly appears that France is making the greatest preparations imaginable for an invasion of Britain early in the spring...". Another item inc... See More  

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Ends July 19, 2017 15:33

$840.00
154804

BATTLE OF LONG ISLAND George Washington vs Howe Revolutionary War 1776 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371980921603

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Sept. 25, 1776 * Battle of Long Island - Brooklyn * George Washington vs. William Howe * American Revolutionary War original The front page has an item mentioning: "It is said General Lee was taken...crossing a ferry to Virginia & that Lord Dunmore, who had information of his route...sent a frigate to watch it, who took him and 30 rifle barrel men..." [must be untrue as he was not captured until December]. Another item makes an interesting observation: "...we as yet turned the tables on ourselves during the American war; for...instead of raising taxes on the Americans (the object of the war) we have been obliged o tax ourselves and that so enormously, t... See More  

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Ends July 13, 2017 15:50

$677.00
154624

1787 1st Magazine Printing UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION George Washington HISTORIC


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371975845395

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, September, 1787 * First magazine printing of the Constitution of the United States This title, along with the "Columbian Magazine", has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, both published in Philadelphia. The Museum was published by Mathew Carey and existed from January, 1787 thru the end of 1792. He was very proud of his subscription list which contained the names of the most famous men in the country, and printed commendatory letters of Washington, Dickinson, Livingston, Randolph and many others. Washington wrote in part: "I believe the American Museum has meet with extensive, I may say, with universal approbation from competent judg... See More  

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Ends July 08, 2017 07:56

$7,350.00
154608

Very RARE Pro American Independence Pre Rev. War CRISIS 1775 London UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391809249860

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CRISIS, London, England, October 21, 1775 * Very rare title In our over 40 years of dealing in rare newspapers We have rarely had the great fortune to encounter issues of this title. This extraordinary paper is one of the most bitter political sheets to be found, issued in London both in defense of American liberty and their cause for independence, as well as to attack the policies of the King of England. One scholar noted: "This title, which is of great rarity, contains a remarkable collection of papers attacking the Ministry & the British Government in terms of the greatest severity. Indeed, one can hardly believe that in time of war a publication of such character would be tolerated."... See More  

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Ends July 08, 2017 07:36

$830.00
154335

BATTLE OF LONG ISLAND George Washington vs Howe Revolutionary War 1776 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371962786205

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Sept. 11, 1776 * Battle of Long Island - Brooklyn * George Washington vs. William Howe * American Revolutionary War original Nearly half of the front page is taken up with a Resolve from Congress which provides for those soldiers injured in the course of duty, signed in type by the President of Congress: John Hancock. Much of the balance of the front page is taken up with a letter by William Falconer concerning the plight of the soldiers who have been trapped on Long Island in South Carolina. Page 2 begins with a report from Williamsburg, followed by a letter providing some details on the historic Battle of Long Island. Yet another report notes in pa... See More  

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Ends June 25, 2017 10:29

$830.00
154275

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1775 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371960846782

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 25, 1775 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America Page 2 has: "...Lord North's motion for a reconciliation with the Americans..." dated Feb. 20, 1775, which is followed by his explanation of it, in all taking most of a column. It includes: "The Tea-act also will be repealed if asked for." Page 3 has a lengthy letter signed by William Franklin, governor of New Jersey (and son of Ben Franklin. He was a Tory, much to the displeasure of his father). The letter covers many issues relating to the war & troubles between the colonies & England and also touches on independence: "...for as sentiments of independency are, by... See More  

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Ends June 23, 2017 15:28

$533.00
153730

Very Rare Pirate CAPTAIN WILLIAM KIDD Execution Hanging PIRACY 1701 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371932538150

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 22-26, 1701 * Famous pirate Captain William Kidd * Historic & very rare report * Execution - hanging The London Gazette is the oldest continually published newspaper in the world, having started in 1665 and is still publishing today. This issue contains on page two an exceedingly significant report--perhaps the rarest and most sought after pirate report to be found in any newspaper--which is datelined "London, May 23" and reads: "This day Capt. William Kidd, and three other of the Pirates lately condemned at the Admiralty Sessions at the Old-Baily, were executed at Execution-Dock."(see photos). Certainly the first, if not the only report ... See More  

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Ends May 27, 2017 15:07

$16,500.00
153615

Very Rare BRITISH OCCUPATION Charleston SC Revolutionary War 1782 Tory Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391759458211

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE ROYAL GAZETTE, Charleston, South Carolina, July 13, 1782 * Revolutionary War * Extremely rare issue * British occupation Certainly a most rare title, this being just the second issue we have offered in our 40 years in the hobby. This title is the continuation of the "South Carolina & American General Gazette" which began in 1764, but when the British captured Charleston during the Revolution War in May, 1780, the Gazette was seized and turned over to Tory printer Robert Wells who continued the paper under the name "Royal Gazette", reflecting the British perspective. The newspaper lasted less than 18 months under this title, not including a suspension from Aug. 7 - Sept. 7, 1782. Th... See More  

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Ends May 20, 2017 07:56

$4,350.00
153611

Great AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Philadelphia Pennsylvania PA 1775 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391759455922

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 11, 1775 * American Revolutionary War at the beginning * Pennamite-Yankee War - Wyoming Valley * General George Washington bounty Most of the front page is taken up with a lengthy document concerning the Pennamite-Yankee War, an intermittent conflict between settlers from Connecticut, who claimed the land along the North Branch of the Susquehanna River in the present Wyoming Valley, and settlers from Pennsylvania, who claimed the same lands (see hyperlink for more). This report carries over to the bkpg. Page 2 has a fascinating letter from an officer of the British army stationed in Boston, in which he criticizes the British efforts in America... See More  

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Ends May 20, 2017 07:50

$600.00
152921

Historic GEORGE WASHINGTON First 1st Inauguration as President 1789 UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391729758421

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 16, 1789 * President George Washington * First inauguration (historic) Certainly one of the more desirable events to have in a period newspaper is the first inauguration of George Washington. American issues with such content are virtually unobtainable today, and reports in any newspapers worldwide are extremely uncommon. Here is a nice report of this significant event found on page 2, datelined: "Extract of a Letter from New York, dated May 1" with the text giving more details on the inauguration than is found in many American newspapers. See the photos below for the complete report, with portions reading: "Yesterday took place...a ceremony of the i... See More  

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Ends April 15, 2017 08:02

$965.00
152702

BATTLE OF THE CEDARS Revolutionary War John Hancock & Ethan Allen 1776 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371885888667

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, August 7, 1776 * Battle of the Cedars * Invasion of Quebec campaign * John Hancock & Ethan Allen The entire front page is taken up with an excellent account of the Battle of the Cedars in Canada which happened just a few months earlier, part of an inquiry of it by Congress which includes many "Resolves" signed in type on pg. 2 by: John Hancock. Page 2 continues with war content including a report from Williamsburg, as well as: "A Letter dated 23d July, at Fort Montgomery...". Some war content on pg. 2, and the back page has two documents form Congress signed in type by: John Hancock, one of which is: "...directed to exchange any officer in the British... See More  

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Ends April 06, 2017 13:59

$610.00
152603

Rare 17th Century ENGLAND 1647 Newsbook During English Civil War King Charles I


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371881160122

Shown is an original & historic old newsbook, offered to enhance your collectible interest: MERCURIUS ELENCTICUS, London, March 15-22, 1647 [1648 by today's calendar]. * Very rare mid-17th century periodical * English Civil War - Charles I of England An exceedingly rare newsbook (predecessor of today's newspapers) from during the English Civil War. This is the very first issue of this title we have been able to offer. The full title as seen in the photo is: "MERCURIUS ELENCTICUS. Communicating the unparallell'd proceedings at Westminster, the Head-quarters, and other Places, discovering their Designes, reproving their Crimes, and advising the Kingdome." Information as provided on the internet notes this title was published by Sir George Wharton, who took the pen name George Nawo... See More  

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Ends April 01, 2017 16:15

$1,265.00
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
152046

Historic NEW ENGLAND RESTRAINING ACT Pre Rev. War 1775 Philadelphia PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391701563219

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Sept. 2, 1775 * The New England Restraining Act * Pre Revolutionary tension w/ England * John Hancock gets married Taking nearly one-third of the front page and most of page 2 is the extension of the very historic New England Restraining Act by Parliament. This was the King's response to the American colonies' decision to boycott British goods. The Act provided that New England's trade be limited to Britain and the British West Indies, trade with other nations prohibited effective July 1, 1775. In April 1775, after news was received in London that colonies outside of New England had joined the Continental Association, a second restraining Act was passed ... See More  

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Ends March 12, 2017 16:30

$1,250.00
151410

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Philadelphia PA w/ Pre Siege of YORKTOWN 1781 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391681054853

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA PACKET OR THE GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 16, 1781 * Pre Siege of Yorktown - battle * American Revolutionary War This issue was printed just 3 days before Cornwallis would surrender to Washington at Yorktown. The front page has a report concerning a naval engagement in the Caribbean involving Sir Samuel Hood. Page 2 has a report mentioning Cornwallis with: "Lord Cornwallis's last dispatches contain another melancholy proof of the inefficacy of this American war...Every commendation that is due to the bravery, the skill & activity of lord Cornwallis & Lord Rawdon carries within it the strongest proof of the superior number of American forces in that quarter...In what ... See More  

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Ends February 17, 2017 15:25

$560.00
151023

Extremely RARE 1665 Gazette 17th Century OXFORD London England OLD UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391669628700

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, January 11, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar). * Earliest & Rarest of newspapers to be had * The black plague This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world. Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from London to Oxford when this newspaper began, so issues #1 thru #23 were published in Oxford (actually published simultaneously in London & Oxford), and when the contagion had subsided & the Court returned to London this newspaper went with it and renamed itself "The London Gazette" with issue #24, and the rest ... See More  

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Ends February 04, 2017 14:02

$1,835.00
149952

Historic President GEORGE WASHINGTON Inauguration Inaugural Address1789 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371801642665

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), May, 1789 * President George Washington * Inauguration - inaugural address Rarely are we able to offer an American imprint with a period report of Washington's inauguration and inaugural address. The reporting of this signal event in American history is terrific. Before the printing of the inaugural address are several addresses of congratulations to Washington, including one from the citizens of Alexandria, Virginia, with his response signed in type: George Washington; another from the citizens of Baltimore with his response signed in type: George Washington; one from the Society of the Cincinnati with his response, also signed in type: George Washin... See More  

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Ends December 28, 2016 14:48

$2,875.00
149875

CAPTAIN WILLIAM KIDD Very Rare Pirate Death Sentence COMMANDEER 1700 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391634362300

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: A MONTHLY ACCOUNT OF THE PRESENT STATE OF AFFAIRS, (London), June, 1700 * Captain William Kidd * Given death sentence A quite rare monthly publication, this likely being the first we have offered in 40 years. Crane & Kaye notes that no American institution has any issue of this title, and only one is recorded in Europe, being the March, 1700 issue. As the title notes, the content report the various reports throughout Europe in the past 30 days. The format has the heading of the article in the margin (see). Certainly the most notable report is the back page article with column heading: "19 Pyrates Condemn'd". It reads: "On the same day was held a session of the Court of Admiralty at the ... See More  

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Ends December 25, 2016 12:27

$2,350.00
149393

Rare NEW HAVEN CT Connecticut Revolutionary War INDEPENDENCE YEAR 1776 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391619280660

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, May 29, 1776 * American Revolutionary War * Great year to have (1776) The entire front page is taken up with considerable detail on the court martial trial of Col. Roger Enos. In the summer of 1775 Enos took part in the Battle of Bunker Hill and other activities around Boston and then joined Benedict Arnold's expedition to Quebec as commander of the rear guard. In October of 1775 Enos and the soldiers under his command left the struggling expedition because of a shortage of food and supplies. After marching his troops through the Maine wilderness and home to Connecticut, Enos was called a traitor and a coward, and court-martialed for "quitting without lea... See More  

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Ends December 09, 2016 15:33

$615.00
149301

Extremely RARE 17th Century ORANGE Gazette London England OLD UK 1689 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391617456515

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE ORANGE GAZETTE, London, February 5, 1688/9 (issue #9 of 18) * Earliest & Rarest of newspapers to be had An exceedingly rare newspaper which lasted but 18 issues about which very little is known. Crane & Kaye notes only two institutions have any issues of this title, and neither have all 18. This newspaper logically was created in celebration of the arrival of the Prince of Orange to the throne, to be King William III when he would be coronated several months later. (London Gazette notes his arrival in London in its Dec. 24, 1688 issue, and his coronation in its April 15, 1689 issue) The back page has a report noting: "...the Lord Mayor's Hall...by directions of the Lord Dartmouth are... See More  

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Ends December 07, 2016 15:39

$1,590.00
149168

Rare 17th Century ENGLAND United Kingdom 1659 Newsbook During English Civil War


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371779284686

Shown is an original & historic old newsbook, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER OF THE COMMONWEALTH, Faithfully Communicating all Affairs both Martial and Civil. London, June 14, 1659 (year is in the imprint at the bottom of the back page). * Very rare 17th century periodical * English Civil War era This is just the second issue of this very rare newsbook title we have encountered. This is item 2125 in the Crane & Kaye bibliography: "A Census of British Newspapers & Periodicals, 1620-1800" which notes that this title is not held by any American institution. An exceedingly rare issue as such. This was printed during the English Civil War and as such has a great wealth of military-themed content. Complete in 8 pages, 5 by 7 1/4 inches, ver... See More  

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Ends December 02, 2016 12:29

$1,250.00
148104

Extremely RARE 1665 Gazette 17th Century OXFORD London England OLD UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391577947568

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, January 4, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar) - issue #15 * Earliest & Rarest of newspapers to be had * The black plague This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world. Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from London to Oxford when this newspaper began, so issues #1 thru #23 were published in Oxford (actually published simultaneously in London & Oxford), and when the contagion had subsided & the Court returned to London this newspaper went with it and renamed itself "The London Gazette" with issue #24, and ... See More  

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Ends October 29, 2016 15:41

$1,775.00
146592

REVOLUTIONARY WAR re. Battle of Bunker Hill & Patrick Henry 1775 USA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371697064565

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Dec. 6, 1775 * re. Battle of Bunker Hill * American Revolutionary War * Patrick Henry The front page has a report from Cambridge noting in part: "...a detachment of the American army, now investing the town of Boston, broke ground on Cobble (or rather Miller's) hill....most exposed to the enemy of any we are possessed of...not a shot has been fired from Bunker's hill, or which it is within point blank shot...Our troops are now well secured in this advanced posts..." and more carrying over to pg. 2 where is also another letter from Cambridge (see). One bit begins: "Colonel Henry received an express yesterday morning with the following intelligence that Lo... See More  

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Ends August 28, 2016 14:29

$560.00
146220

RULES FOR THE MILITARY Established American Revolutionary War 1775 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371687868600

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Sept. 23, 1775 A terrific issue on the creation of the rules which govern those in the military, as nearly half of the front page and over a column on pg. 4 are taken up with: "Articles of Association, in Pennsylvania. We the officers and soldiers engaged in the present Association for the defence of American liberty...do voluntarily & freely...adopt...the rules by which we agree & resolve to be governed in all our military concerns & operations..." followed by a list of the 32 rules, each detailed (see for portions). Pages 2 and 3 have various war-related content including a letter from Ticonderoga which notes: "...that Col. Allen, with 400 men, had cut off t... See More  

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Ends August 18, 2016 15:39

$680.00
145157

Forts Ontario & Oswego Plans & Early American Map - 1757 British Publication


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391482246098

Shown is an original & historic old magazine (with map), offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1757 * French and Indian War era American Regional Map * Plans for Fort Oswego and Fort Ontario * french and Indian War - American Affairs Update Among the inside pages is a quite lengthy & detailed article titled: "An Historical Account of American Affairs during the Two last years, with a particular journal of the Siege & Surrender of Oswego" with this text taking over six pages (see photos for portions). This text also includes a report headed "Account of the Surrender of Fort Granville" & "Col. Armstrong's Success against Kittanning". Included as well is a very nice half page map headed: "Plan of the Forts Ontario an... See More  

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Ends July 13, 2016 14:21

$540.00
144145

MERCURIUS AULICUS (2 issues - Oxford & London) English Civil War King Charles I


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391454104332

Shown is an original & historic old set of newsbooks (early newspapers), offered to enhance your collectible interest: * A top-end collectible set for the distinguished collector * The mouthpiece for King Charles I from during the English Civil War * Both the Oxford and the smuggled "underground" London editions of the same date I don't believe we have ever offered a pair of issues of the rare British newsbooks, but this very special situation almost require that these two issue remain together. Offered is a pair of issues of the MERCURIUS AULICUS newsbook, both of the same date, "The five and thirtieth Weeke" of 1643 (year not printed but is verifiable), one the "regular" Oxford edition, the other the secretly-printed and exceedingly rare London edition. This newsbook was c... See More  

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Ends June 09, 2016 15:12

$4,300.00
142470

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania 1776 Old American Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391409622164

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, October 24, 1776 * Rare Revolutionary War title from America * Great year to have (1776) All of the front page & over half of page 2 are taken up with a continuation of a satirical political dialogue "...between Orator Puff and Peter Easy on the Proposed Plan or Frame of Government". Page 3 has a report which notes: "Two ships of war are now passing our quarter and standing along shore to the southward. We suppose they are bound to the capes. A fleet of 64 sail now lies at Sandy Hook, inward bound." Page 3 also has much on a plan for a new government for Pennsylvania. The back page is entirely taken up with ads including a detailed ad fo... See More  

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Ends April 17, 2016 15:13

$515.00
142330

Extremely RARE 1665 Gazette 17th Century OXFORD London England OLD UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371575699295

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, Dec. 4, 1665 * Earliest & Rarest of newspapers to be had * The black plague This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world. Plus this is the #6 issue. Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from London to Oxford when this newspaper began, so issues #1 thru #23 were published simultaneously in Oxford & London and when the contagion had subsided & the Court returned to London this newspaper went with it and renamed itself "The London Gazette" with issue #24, and the rest is history. The content is entirel... See More  

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Ends April 14, 2016 14:42

$670.00
141835

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania 1776 American Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391395806489

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, October 15, 1776 * Rare Revolutionary War title from America * Great year to have (1776) The front page is a continuation of a dialogue concerning Pennsylvania creating a new form of government. Page 3 has a report from Harlem which includes: "Yesterday morning about 4000 of the enemy landed at Fagg's or Frog's point, about six miles above us. A detachment was immediately sent to oppose them; the enemy got possession of the point...had made no farther progress...the main body of Howe's army must be there..." & more. Also a letter from "Camp Keowee, South Carolina", which has much on military events in that part of the country--great reading.... See More  

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Ends March 30, 2016 08:09

$620.00
139282

Rare 17th Century EARLIEST OF NEWSPAPERS 1635 Paris FRANCE French Old Periodical


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391343671593

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GAZETTE, Paris, France, December 22, 1635 * Earliest of newspapers to be had This title was the very first regular newspaper published in France, started in 1631 by Théophraste Renaudot but with influential backing by the powerful Cardinal de Richelieu. All the text is in French with the first letter in the title containing embellishments (see). An ornate letter begins the first paragraph on the front page. Four pages, 8 5/8 by 6 1/4 inches, in great condition. One of the earliest dated newspapers to be found.

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Ends January 15, 2016 07:30

$745.00
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