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169256

Early 1718 Newspaper 18th Century LONDON GAZETTE Before Revolutionary War UK


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372535634669

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, August 19, 1718 * Early 18th century This issue is 300 years old. Various news from London and other parts of Europe and more. This title is the oldest continuously published daily newspaper in the world which began in 1665 and is still in existence today. Also with some interesting advertisements as well. A complete single sheet newspaper measuring about 7 by 11 1/2 inches, light foxing, nice condition. Historical Background: "When in the autumn of 1665 Charles II sought shelter in Oxford from the Great Plague, he and his courtiers wanted newspapers to read, yet feared to touch "The Intelligencer" or "The News," which, coming from London, might be infected. Therefore Leonard Litchfeld,... See More  

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Ends January 13, 2019 13:53

$28.00
169226

CAPTAIN JAMES COOK'S Third Voyage - Hawaiian Islands w/ Print 1785 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372534580344

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, April, 1785 * HMS Resolution - Royal Navy * Captain James Cook death * Third Voyage - Hawaiian Islands This magazine--much more scarce than the Gentleman's Magazine--published in serial form the account of: "Captain Cook's Voyage to the Northern Hemisphere...", this issue containing reports from January, 1779 when he returned to the Hawaiian Islands after his search for a Northwest Passage to the Atlantic. As noted in "The Content" at the beginning of the front page, topics include: "Description of Karakakooa Bay--Visit from Koah, a Priest & Warrior--Ceremonies at the Landing of Captain Cook--Arrival of Terreeoboo, King of the Island--Other Particulars of the Intercourse with the Nativ... See More  

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Ends January 12, 2019 14:58

$165.00
169224

18th Century World's Oldest NEWSPAPER 1729 London Gazette Over 285 YEARS OLD


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392192972188

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 13, 1729 * 18th Century original * Over 285 years old This newspaper is over 285 years old. Various news from London and other parts of Europe, with interesting advertisements as well. This title is the oldest continuously published newspaper in the world which began in 1665 and is still in existence today. A complete 4 page issue, measuring about 7 by 11 1/2 inches, nice condition. Fine and very early newspaper.

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Ends January 12, 2019 14:57

$24.00
169208

Rare 18th Century BRUSSELS BELGIUM Netherlands in French Langauge 1793 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392192965503

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GAZETTE DES PAYS-BAS, Brussels, Belgium, July 14, 1793 * Rare 18th century title * Nice masthead Title translates to "Netherlands Gazette", then: "With Privilege of His Majesty the Emperor and King." The coat-of-arms is of Leopold II of Austria. Totally in French as France occupied Belgium prior to this date, and then again from 1794 to 1814. A four pages issue plus a single sheet, broadside "Supplement Extraordinaire" at the back, 6 3/4 by 8 1/4 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends January 12, 2019 14:45

$67.00
169203

VIRGINIA GAZETTE Very Rare Colonial Williamsburg VA Pre Rev. War 1775 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392192963300

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, March 18, 1775 * Very rare colonial Williamsburg * Pre Revolutionary War tensions This newspaper was published by Dixon & Hunter, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. A very rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonial Virginia with terrific content. The front page has a report from London noting: "The petition from the American Congress to the King has been presented to his Majesty...a great personage has inspected all the papers which have been received relating to the unhappy transactions at Boston...". This was likely the Declaration and Resolves opposing the Coerc... See More  

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Ends January 12, 2019 14:41

$4,250.00
169188

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372534193770

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, January 3, 1778 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Page 2 has a very detailed letter concerning a naval battle between American ships Raleigh and Alfred, and several British ships including the Druid and Camel. A follow-up report as well. Also on pg. 2 is an interesting item: "...from Paris that Silas Deane meets with repeated insults every time he goes th... See More  

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Ends January 12, 2019 07:02

$375.00
169187

POPISH PLOT Titus Oates Conspiracy to Assassinate King Charles II 1678 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372534193303

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 11, 1685 * Popish Plots - guilty of perjury * Titus Oates anti Catholic conspiracy The back page has a significant report in the Popish Plot situation in England, where Titus Oates fabricated a supposed Catholic conspiracy to kill King Charles II (proven untrue). The back page, under the dateline of:: "Westminster, May 9" is a report noting: "Yesterday and this day Titus Oates was tryed at the Kings-Bench Bar upon two several indictments of perjury formerly preferred against him by the command & direction of the late King of ever blessed memory, which should have been tryed the last term had not his Majesties death prevented it, and now upon a full & clear evidence the said Titus Oates w... See More  

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Ends January 12, 2019 07:01

$115.00
169186

Rare 17th Century GREAT PLAGUE & London Fire Report 1666 Old England Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392192704881

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 1, 1666 * The great plague * London fire report Great content in this issue as the back page has a report concerning the rebuilding of London following the disastrous Great London Fire of less than two months previous, reading: "Sir George Moore, with some other Proprietors of houses lately demolished by the Fire in Fleet Street, having prayed liberty to rebuild the same, according to such model, form & scantling as should be set them by the Committee appointed by His Majesty for the advancement of that great work...That the said Proprietors should have liberty to re-edise their buildings accordingly." We have found it quite rare to find any period reference to the Great London Fire in ... See More  

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Ends January 12, 2019 07:00

$435.00
169185

Rare & Early COLONIAL American Boston Massachusetts 1768 Old Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372534192782

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, with the "Supplement" issue, May 23, 1768 * Rare Colonial America original The content is varied from thoughts on religious concerns on the front page, to "Thoughts on Vegetation" to "A New Method of Making Hogs Grow Quickly Fat" & other curious articles in addition to a wealth of advertisements. The better content is actually found in the attached Supplement issue with the front page having nice content including a letter to the Liverymen of London noting: "...The chief merit with you...I know to be a sacred love of liberty & of those generous principles...have since secured to this nation the great charter of freedom. I will yield to none of my countrymen in this noble zeal...I have steadily pu... See More  

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Ends January 12, 2019 07:00

$160.00
169182

18th Century BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS w/ Native Americans INDIANS 1793 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372534191659

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, September, 1793 * 18th century American magazine The front page begins with: "Thoughts On Social Intercourse" the text beginning: "Nobody but a blockhead proves tedious to a company. A man of the world presently comprehends whether he ought to stay or go; and knows too a moment the time it is fit for him to leave those who wish him at a distance..."with much more. The balance of the issue has an eclectic selection of articles including; "Description of Madrid" "Apology for Wrestling" and "Description of the Camel" amongst any more. Near the back is news of the day headed: "Domestick Ocurrences" with various tops including: "Northern Indians" which begins: "...arrived at the war offi... See More  

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Ends January 12, 2019 06:58

$53.00
169180

MAKING PEACE W/ AMERICA ? Revolutionary War Ending 1782 Old British Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392192703071

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 16, 1782 * Making peace with America ? Most of a column on pg. 4 is taken up with: "PEACE WITH AMERICA - A BILL Presented to the House of Commons...to enable His Majesty to conclude a PEACE, or TRUCE, with the Revolted Colonies in North America." (see for full text). This was the first step towards ending the Revolutionary War. Page 5 has very lengthy discussions from the House of Commons which includes much reflection on the Revolutionary War, its cause, and what was done wrong. One bit notes: "...it remained only to enquire into the causes of our failure of success. In his opinion, one great cause was the countenance that had been given in that House to the American rebellion. Gen... See More  

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Ends January 12, 2019 06:56

$75.00
169179

Post DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE Signing & Revolutionary War Era 1776 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372534187882

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 3, 1776 * Independence from Great Britain - Patrick Henry * Reverend John Wesley - Revolutionary War original Page 2 contains a letter concerning events at Quebec and Montreal (see photo). Another page has a lengthy letter signed in type by: John Wesley, and yet another has a letter from Lt. gov. Trumbull which includes: "...we have just heard that Gen. Carleton has this day a meeting with 500 Indian chiefs, friends to government they have brought in four rebel scalps with them, so you find that work is begun, which is horrid, but must have a vast effect on the Provincials...the rebels are drove quite out of Canada." (see) The back page has much great material, including an "...act... See More  

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Ends January 12, 2019 06:56

$130.00
169178

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Enemy LONDON Chronicle England GREAT YEAR 1776 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392192318268

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 30, 1776 * Revolutionary War original from the enemy * Naval battle - New York Harbor * Great year to have (1776) Page 2 contains a brief report headed: "Extract of a Letter from a Midshipman on board of his Majesty's Frigate, the Emerald, of 34 Guns, dated New York, Sept. 30" which reports that an American privateer appeared off the harbor with a few details of a naval battle (see). On this report also is a red-inked tax stamp. Another page has two soldier desertion ads, with particulars (see). Another article has: "Anecdotes of Mr. Handel" with reference to his famous work the Messiah (see). Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends January 11, 2019 15:51

$41.00
169177

DR.BENJAMIN FRANKLIN on the Morals of CHESS Card Games 1792 American Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392192317930

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, April, 1792 * Benjamin Franklin - morals of chess Content includes: "Reflexions on the State of the Union" and a nice article: "The Morals Of Chess. By Dr. Franklin" which takes two pages; a series of: "Letters to a Young Lady - On Politeness - On Exercise & Relations - On Public Pleasures - On Visiting, Tea Parties - On Card Playing - On Gaming". Also: "Anecdote of General Washington" "Account of the New Colony at Sierra Leone, on the Coast of Africa" "North-Western Posts" "Observations on the Indian War" "Government of the United States" and more. Complete in 56 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 1/2 inches, full title/contents page with a decorative heading, disbound, never-trimmed margins, minor ... See More  

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Ends January 11, 2019 15:50

$64.00
169100

Rare 18th Century AMERICAN w/ Heraldic EAGLE Masthead Engraving 1785 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372531246027

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONTINENTAL JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Boston, June 30, 1785 * Rare 18th century American title * Nice herald eagle masthead engraving The dominant feature is the beautiful masthead, featuring a great engraving of a heraldic eagle with U.S. shield. A great masthead for display. The ftpg. is part of the continued "History of America" by William Robertson. Page 2 has a report noting in part: "...a petition has been presented by the state of South Carolina to Congress praying that a federal court may be appointed conformable to the articles of confederation & perpetual union, to decide a dispute concerning boundaries between the said state and the state of Georgia...". A page 3 item mentions: "...Legislature of... See More  

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Ends January 09, 2019 15:39

$78.00
169035

EARLIEST OF NEWSPAPERS TO BE HAD Original Early Rare 1675 London England Gazette


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392188904976

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 1, 1675 * Earliest of English language newspapers to be had This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measuring 6 1/2 by 10 3/4 inches and printed on very high quality paper with much cotton & linen fiber content. The issue is filled with various news of the day from various cities in Europe, each report with its own dateline, and even includes several "Advertisements" on the back page. Given its small size this would be a nice newspaper for framing & d... See More  

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Ends January 06, 2019 14:43

$42.00
169002

EARLY Rare 17th Century 349 Years Old LONDON GAZETTE England RARE 1669 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392188669943

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 3, 1669 * Earliest of English language newspapers to be had This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measuring 6 1/2 by 10 3/4 inches and printed on very high quality paper with much cotton & linen fiber content. The issue is filled with various news of the day from various cities in Europe, each report with its own dateline, and even includes a few "Advertisements" on the back page. Given its small size this would be a nice newspaper for framing & disp... See More  

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Ends January 06, 2019 07:13

$52.00
168981

BENEDICT ARNOLD General Promotion William Howe Revolutionary War 1777 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392187892861

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia May 6, 1777 * Benedict Arnold promoted * General William Howe * General George Washington The front page has some war-related items including a note from Fishkill which includes: "...a number of armed Tories marched in open day through Walkhill & Little Britain on their way to join Howe's army. They were pursued by parties of the militia...". The ftpg. also has an: "Extract of a Letter from General Washington to Congress" (see photos). And also a report from Congress which tells of issues on how to pay the troops (see photos). Another brief yet significant item reads: "The Honorable the Congress have promoted Brigadier Gen. Arnold to the rank of Major General." Pg. 2 has a... See More  

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Ends January 05, 2019 09:36

$465.00
168878

President GEORGE WASHINGTON State of the Union Address JOHN ADAMS 1794 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372523898942

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 29, 1794 * President George Washington * State of the Union Address Over half of pg. 2 & a bit of pg. 3 are taken up with Washington's: "Address" to Congress, being his state-of-the-union address, signed by him in script type: Go. Washington. This offers a great overview of the events of 1794. The ftpg. has 2 items regarding relations with France, one letter beginning: "The Convention having decreed that the flags of the French and American Republics should be united and fly together in the Hall of its fittings, in testimony of the union and friendship...". Four pages, minimal loss at the blank spine not close to any text, minor loss to a lower corner of the back leaf, good conditi... See More  

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Ends January 03, 2019 10:03

$340.00
168877

Empress of OLD CHINA TRADE Begins w. United States Samuel Shaw 1785 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372523898227

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 10, 1785 * United States trade w/ China begins * Empress of China (ship) * Samuel Shaw An extremely notable issue on trade with China which began in 1784. Page 2 begins with a lengthy letter signed in type by Samuel Shaw, and is prefaced with: "The following is a letter to Mr. Jay from Mr. Shaw who went in the ship Empress of China to Canton, as commercial agent for the owners. It contains an interesting and well written account of that voyage..." which indeed it does (see). One paragraph of Shaw's letter begins: "On the 22d of February, 1784, the ship sailed from New York and arrived the 21st of March at St. Jago..." with much more on the remainder of the exc... See More  

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Ends January 03, 2019 10:02

$875.00
168757

PENNSYLVANIA LINE MUTINY Continental Army Soldiers Want Higher Pay 1781 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372516876929

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON MAGAZINE, February, 1781 The last 3 pages have nice reports & correspondences on what is known as the Pennsylvania Line Mutiny. This was a mutiny of continental army soldiers who demanded higher pay and better housing conditions. It ended with a negotiated settlement on January 8, 1781. The mutiny was the most successful and important insurrection of continental army soldiers during the Revolutionary War. Complete in 56 pages, 5 by 8 inches, nearly close-trimmed at the right margin of the front leaf only. One of the two plates called for is present being: "The Lady of Loretto" (see). Formatted very much like the Gentleman's Magazine but a much more scarce title. The title/contents page features a great engravi... See More  

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Ends December 28, 2018 09:33

$59.00
168756

JOHN DICKINSON Pennsylvania Farmer Plea & John Hancock Troubles 1769 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392182077874

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1769 * John Dickinson * John Hancock Contents include: "A New Voyage to the West Indies, Giving an Account of the various Nations that dwell near the great river Mississippi, ..." which is extremely descriptive of the western lands of America and the native American Indians in the area (see for portions) and taking over 4 pages; "...Letter from General Paoli to an English Gentleman" "Account of the late Abdication in Sweden" Noteworthy is: "An Address to the Americans by the Author of the Farmer's Letters", being John Dickinson. This takes 1 1/2 pages and includes: "In the great & important question now before us, my countrymen, a question on which the liberty or bondage...... See More  

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Ends December 28, 2018 09:32

$59.00
168656

Rare 1795 CONCORD NH New Hampshire 18th Century America Old Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372515635043

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COURIER OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, Concord, Oct. 3, 1795 * Rare 18th century American title Certainly one of the less common American 18th century newspapers. The entire front page is taken up with a continued portion of: "New French Constitution - Plan of a Constitution for the French Republic" with much of the inside pages being items from Europe as well. Most of the back page is taken up with chapter "Number VI" of "Tomo Cheeki, The Creek Indian lately in Philadelphia". Four pages, a few small archival mends at margins, very nice condition.

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Ends December 27, 2018 07:02

$86.00
168654

THE WHISKEY REBELLION Western Pennsylvania Resistence 1794 American Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372515634470

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 18, 1794 This issue has content relating to the Whiskey Rebellion in Western Pennsylvania. This was a tax protest by farmers who sold their grain in the form of whiskey. The Whiskey Rebellion demonstrated that the new national government had the willingness and ability to suppress violent resistance to its laws. Page 2 has a report titled: "The Patriot Army", plus another report headed: "Pennsylvania" and another: "From the Patriot Army" all taking close to a full column on the Rebellion (see). Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends December 27, 2018 07:01

$78.00
169245

Runaway SLAVES Negroes Advertisements in Rare 1797 Philadelphia PA Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 372535526404

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 29, 1797 * Rare 18th century American title * Slaves advertisements Front page has two runway slave advertisements. See images for details. News of the day with several other interesting ads. Four pages, small piece torn away at the upper right corner, minor spine wear, good condition.

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Ends December 21, 2018 11:45

$39.99
169243

Five 18th Century LONDON England Pre Revolutionary War Era 1757-1772 Newspapers


eBay Auction Item # 392193598666

Offered are 5 original, historic, & collectible old newspapers: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Feb. 10, 1757, July 12, 1763, June 16, 1767, June 24, 1769, & April 14, 1772. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with some damp staining & some foxing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. Each measures about 8 by 11 inches. Additional lots are available--inquire if multiple sets are wanted.

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Ends December 21, 2018 11:24

$39.99
169240

(4) President GEORGE WASHINGTON Acts of Congress Script Signed in 1796 Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 372535498873

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 13, 1796 * President George Washington * Acts of Congress The middle of the front page is consumed by not one, but four Acts of Congress, each one signed in script type by the President: G. Washington, making this a terrific issue for display. Additionally, the top of page 3 has a document: "By The President of the United States" concerning construction of buildings in Washington, D.C., signed in script type: Go. Washington. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends December 21, 2018 11:01

$124.99
168588

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ENDING EVENTS w/ John Dickinson December 30, 1783 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392176986965

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 30, 1783 Page 2 has several reports headed: "America" including a report that John Dickinson was elected President of the Pennsylvania Assembly, & more. Also: "...Before she sailed all the King's troops and refugees had evacuated New York & the Americans had taken possession of the same...what with the number of people brought there by curiosity to see the place evacuated, and others to behold the celebration of the peace, the city appeared as full of inhabitants as when the troops were there...The remainder of theirs troops have been dismissed, almost naked, and without their arrears being paid to enable them to provide for their families..." and more. Further on: "...from Wilmington, in No... See More  

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Ends December 20, 2018 14:41

$56.00
168582

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1781 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392176985612

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 9 1782 * Revolutionary War Era * 18th century * From The Enemy Most of the ftpg. is: "The Humble and Dutiful Declaration & Address of his Majesty's American Loyalists" continued in a future issue (not present). This is a lengthy & passionate appeal which has near the beginning: "We, his Majesty's most dutiful & faithful subjects, the loyal inhabitants of America, who have happily got within the protection of the British forces...yet from numberless obstacles...have hitherto been compelled to remain under the tyranny of the Rebels & submit to the measures of Congressional usurpation..." and much more. Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends December 20, 2018 14:37

$37.00
169191

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ENDING EVENTS George Washington to Guy Carleton 1783 Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 372534209266

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, January 14, 1783 * American Revolutionary War * General George Washington Page 2 has reports of continuing skirmishing in the war with: "...a vessel having arrived at New York...The French fleet remained at Boston & Portsmouth without shewing the least disposition to leave those places & the American and French troops were gone into winter quarters...brought word of an attack made by a considerable body of the Americans on a small foraging party of English in which the latter repulsed them with great loss...to transports to Carolina under his convoy to take off the remainder of the troops from Charlestown...considerable fleet was to sail from Carolina..." and also: "...informed that about ... See More  

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Ends December 20, 2018 07:25

$79.99
168543

ISAAC HAYNES British Execution & Charleston SC Revolutionary War 1782 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392176363411

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 2, 1782 * re. Isaac Haynes execution * Charleston, South Carolina * American Revolutionary War All of the front page, page 2, and a portion of page 3 are taken up with details of a debate in the House of Lords on the Duke of Richmond's motion respecting the execution of Col. Haynes in America. This was a very notable event in the Revolutionary War as Isaac Haynes was hanged by the British under controversial charges. Pg. 3 has a report: "...that Charlestown is at present in a much greater state of security than it has ever been since it fell into the possession of the English...General Greene is not in the neighbourhood of Charlestown, as has been generally represented, but is 200... See More  

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Ends December 19, 2018 15:24

$60.00
168529

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Tory Title 1776 Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392176358520

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

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Ends December 19, 2018 15:14

$685.00
168526

Pre Revolutionary War TENSIONS in Boston 1768 Colonial Massachusetts Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372507396578

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Nov. 7, 1768 * Pre Revolutionary War tensions A report from Charleston notes that: "About a dozen of the ringleaders of the late disturbance at Dr. Turnbull's settlement at the Mosquito Harbour in East Florida, we hear, have been secured...". This is followed by a lengthier report from Mecklenburg beginning: "Gov. Tryon has been here in person to command the militia intended against the Orange County regulators..." with much more. And a letter from London includes: "...Administration seems ashamed of what they did in the repeal of the stamp duty & are now determined to have obedience paid to all acts of parliament respecting America: For this end they propose to begin at Boston, where they say lies ... See More  

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Ends December 19, 2018 15:13

$166.00
169158

Over 335 Years Old Very RARE 1679 ANTI CATHOLIC Protestant Original Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 392192214882

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE WEEKLY PACQUET OF ADVICE FROM ROME: OR, THE HISTORY OF POPERY, London, Sept. 12, 1679 * Newspaper from the 17th century * Rare variant title An unusual anti-Catholic newspaper which has a short life before being suppressed. Attached at the back is a single sheet headed: "The Popish Courant" with the same date. Complete in 8 pages, 5 1/4 by 7 1/4 inches, nice condition.

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Ends December 19, 2018 12:35

$37.00
169151

1669 Newspaper EARLY Rare 17th Century 349 Years Old LONDON GAZETTE England RARE


eBay Auction Item # 392192122383

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 10, 1669 * Earliest of English language newspapers to be had This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measuring 6 1/2 by 10 3/4 inches and printed on very high quality paper with much cotton & linen fiber content. The issue is filled with various news of the day from various cities in Europe, each report with its own dateline, and even includes a few "Advertisements" on the back page. Given its small size this would be a nice newspaper for framing & disp... See More  

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Ends December 19, 2018 09:41

$34.99
169147

Rare 1781 State of Connecticut REVOLUTIONARY WAR Military Soldier PAY DOCUMENT


eBay Auction Item # 372533133604

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: A genuine Revolutionary War pay document from the State of Connecticut in the year of 1781. Fascinating document for providing pay to soldiers through the Deputy Quarter Master of the Military for the State Of Connecticut. This document contains two signatures, is dated December 26, 1781 and is written out for "Thirteen Pounds Twelve Shillings" Measurement is approx. 4 by 6 inches. Minor wear, nice condition. A terrific item for display and dated just after Cornwallis' surrender. Very rare !

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Ends December 19, 2018 09:07

$99.99
169142

SIEGE OF FORT TICONDEROGA & Benjamin Franklin 1777 Revolutionary War Magazine


eBay Auction Item # 372533081264

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Oct., 1777 * Siege of Fort Ticonderoga * Benjamin Franklin on swimming * Fight at Kingsbridge, New York Inside 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 force in Ticonderoga nearly equ... See More  

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Ends December 19, 2018 08:01

$89.99
169141

PHILLIS WHEATLEY Woman Slave Girl Servant NEGRO Poet Poems 1774 Magazine


eBay Auction Item # 392192070316

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

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Ends December 19, 2018 07:57

$274.99
169140

GEORGE FREDERIC HANDEL Music Composer Death & George Washington 1759 Magazine


eBay Auction Item # 372533073141

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old magazine: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1759 * Death of Handel (music composer) * Very early George Washington Near the back is an inconspicuous yet quite significant report on the death of famed composer George Frederick Handel. Under the heading: "List of Deaths for the Year 1759 is an entry reading: "Geo. Fred. Handel, Esq; a great musician. He was born in Germany in 1685, and had been in England 50 years." This report is supplemented by a report of the funeral which reads: "Friday, 20th" "The remains of the late Mr. Handel were deposited at the foot of the Duke of Argyll's monument in Westminster Abbey; the bishop pretends, and the whole choir attended, to pay the last honors due to his memory; and it is computed t... See More  

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Ends December 19, 2018 07:50

$129.99
169125

EARLY Rare 17th Century 349 Years Old LONDON GAZETTE England RARE 1669 Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 392191501928

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 31, 1669 * Earliest of English language newspapers to be had This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measuring 6 1/2 by 10 3/4 inches and printed on very high quality paper with much cotton & linen fiber content. The issue is filled with various news of the day from various cities in Europe, each report with its own dateline, and even includes a few "Advertisements" on the back page. Given its small size this would be a nice newspaper for framing & disp... See More  

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Ends December 18, 2018 11:25

$34.99
169124

1675 Newspaper EARLY Rare 17th Century 343 Years Old LONDON GAZETTE England RARE


eBay Auction Item # 392191501704

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 26, 1675 * Earliest of English language newspapers to be had This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measuring 6 1/2 by 10 3/4 inches and printed on very high quality paper with much cotton & linen fiber content. The issue is filled with various news of the day from various cities in Europe, each report with its own dateline, and even includes several "Advertisements" on the back page. Given its small size this would be a nice newspaper for framing & ... See More  

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Ends December 18, 2018 11:25

$34.99
169122

Historic CONSTITUTION CONVENTION BEGINS w/ George Washington 1787 Old Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 372532105707

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 28, 1787 * Constitutional Convention begins * George Washington elected 1st president An exceedingly historic issue as this newspaper reports the formal beginning of the Constitutional Convention--terrific to have in a newspaper from the city where these notable proceedings were held. As such, this is likely the first newspaper to report this event, which significantly includes the election of George Washington as its President. From Philadelphia is a report of various arrivals by boat, and a note: "...General Pinkeney and major Butler, we hear, are delegates to the convention. Friday, at the state house in this city, seven states were fully represented in con... See More  

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Ends December 18, 2018 11:15

$3,499.99
169116

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


eBay Auction Item # 392191374986

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 19, 1771 * Rare Colonial Pennsylvania title * Great masthead for display This newspaper features one of the larger & more decorative masthead engravings to be found in a colonial America newspaper. The ftpg. is taken up with reports from Europe as are most of pages 2 & 3. Some American items on page 3. The bkpg. includes two "Deserted" advertisements. Four pages, archival strengthening near the top of the spine, one crease, generally nice.

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Ends December 18, 2018 08:14

$134.99
169066

Extremely RARE 17th Century OXFORD EDITION England Gazette 1665 Old Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 372530823258

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE OXFORD GAZETTE, Oxford, England, Dec. 28, 1665 * Earliest & Rarest of newspapers to be had 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 is history. The London Gazette still publishes to this day. This is issue ... See More  

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Ends December 17, 2018 07:39

$3,249.99
168457

MAXIMILIEN ROBESPIERRE Reign of Terror French Revolution EXECUTION1794 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372503159011

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE MARYLAND JOURNAL AND BALTIMORE ADVERTISER, Oct. 24, 1794 * Maximilien Robespierre execution Much of pages 2 & 3 are taken up with: "The Fall of Robespierre" - A full Account of the Proceedings of the Convention at this Memorable Juncture." Robespierre was a leading figure in the French Revolution & the resulting Reign of Terror, he ultimately being executed on July 28, 1794. Historians have debated his involvement in the excesses of the Reign of Terror. The bkpg. has a lengthy letter signed in type by: John Jay concerning he illegal seizure of American ships by the British. A response signed by: Grenville, British Secretary of State. Four pages, small piece from the right margin of the ftpg. touches no text, bit... See More  

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Ends December 15, 2018 14:41

$48.00
168453

Rare 18th Century KLEVE Lower Rhine Region Germany French Language1793 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392174017268

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COURIER DU BAS-RHIN, July 24, 1793 This translates to "Courier From the Lower Rhine". Totally in French, this is the first of this title we have offered. Eight pages, 6 1/2 by 7 3/4 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends December 15, 2018 14:39

$57.00
168366

(3) President GEORGE WASHINGTON Acts of Congress Script Signed in 1796 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372501196485

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 15, 1796 * President George Washington * 3 Acts of Congress signed in script * Nathaniel Gorham death Page 2 has a report of the death of Nathaniel Gorham, a signer of the Constitution. Nice to have in a Boston newspaper as he lived in nearby Charlestown and was a signer for the state of Massachusetts. The front page has three Acts of the United States Congress, each signed in script type: Go: Washington. The first act is quite lengthy and is for the sale of land in the Northwest Territory. The third Act begins on page 1 and concludes on page 2. Complete in four pages, nice condition.

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Ends December 13, 2018 15:22

$155.00
168314

GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON'S Farewell Circular Letter to the Army 1783 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372500195551

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 12, 1783 * General George Washington * Announces his resignation (circular letter) * Commander-in-chief - Continental Army Under the heading: "American News" on page 6 and concluding on page 8 is the complete printing of "A Circular Letter from his Excellency GEORGE WASHINGTON, Commander in Chief of the Armies of the United States of America, dated June 18, 1783." (The actual document is dated June 8th, however the British reports note the 18th.) The letter is datelined from his headquarters at Newburgh, New York, and begins: "The great object for which I had the honour to hold an appointment in the service of my country being accomplished, I am now preparing to resign it into t... See More  

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Ends December 12, 2018 15:36

$565.00
168313

SILAS DEANE Benjamin Franklin Support - Revolutionary War Ending 1783 Newpsaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372500195325

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 11, 1783 Page 2 has an interesting bit: "The latest account from Philadelphia mention that the idea of admitting the colony of Vermont as a fourteenth state had been revived, and was then agitating in Congress." Vermont would become the 14th state but not until 1791. This is followed by other news concerning completing the treaty of peace to end the Revolutionary War. Most of the space is taken up with a lengthy letter signed in type: B. Franklin, Minister Plenipotentiary from the United States of America at the Court of France, which is supporting of fellow ambassador Silas Deane against charges of financial impropriety Congress has accused him of. The back page has a report which would ... See More  

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Ends December 12, 2018 15:35

$62.00
168307

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Hutchinson Letters Affair Pre Rev. War Tensions 1774 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372500190156

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 9, 1774 * The Hutchinson Letters Affair * Pre Revolutionary War tensions * Benjamin Franklin & taxation Page 5 has an item which reads: "...I beg leave, sir, to offer my sentiments on the supposed right to tax the Colonies, and on the measures that have been lately unfortunately adopted respecting America..." with more concerning taxation (see). Another page has an item from New York which notes: "...Assembly of Georgia having rejected the memorial, sent them by the Lower House, of the re-appointment of Benjamin Franklin, Esq., Agent in Great Britain for the said Colony..." with a bit more (see). This is followed by a report from Philadelphia (see), and following this is more conc... See More  

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Ends December 12, 2018 15:28

$58.00
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