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161327

United States CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION Close 1787 Old Philadelphia PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372223760179

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 7, 1787 * United States Constitution Convention close Page 2 has a report beginning: "We learn from good authority that the Congress o the United States are now about to commence the sale of the ranges which have been laid off and surveyed of the lands belonging to the United States...". Also a report concerning the recent voyage of the ship Congress, with much detail. Other news of the day & a wealth of ads. Four pages, great condition.

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Ends March 17, 2018 16:26

$43.00
161291

Much on BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Post Death Letters & More in Rare 1790 Phila. Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372222630508

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, May, 1790 * A scarce American magazine title * Much on Benjamin Franklin post death Given that Ben Franklin died in April, it is not surprising that this issue has much on him. Among the articles within are: "Letter from Dr. Franklin to Michael Hillegas, Respecting covering Houses with Copper" signed in type: B. Franklin (see). Followed by: "Letter from the same to Samuel Rhoads on the same Subject" dated 1770, signed: B. Franklin. Also: "Information to Europeans who are Disposed to migrate to the United States..." takes over 7 pages. And "Letter on the Effects of lead upon the Human Body. From Dr. Franklin to a Friend" datelined "Philadelphia, July 31, 1... See More  

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Ends March 16, 2018 16:42

$145.00
161289

BRITISH Military Presence in Boston Annoys the Americans Citizens 1769 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391981328982

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, July 15, 1769 * British troops in Boston * Americans bothered Page 6 has a report from Philadelphia concerning an Act, followed by a lengthy report from Massachusetts Assembly complaining of actions by England, including: "...that an armament by sea & land investing this metropolis [Boston], and a military guard with cannon pointed at the very door of the State House where this Assembly is held, is inconsistent with that dignity as well as that freedom with which we have a right to deliberate, consult and determine...that the military power is ever dangerous & subversive to a free constitution..." with more. This is followed by two letters of response by the governor, ... See More  

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Ends March 16, 2018 16:40

$45.00
161288

PRE REVOLUTIONARY WAR American Tensions Building w/ TAXATION 1774 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391981328558

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 24, 1774 * Pre Revolutionary War tensions * Taxation on Americans An inside page has an item headed: "America to Great Britain" which begins: "Can any man be said to have a property in that, which another can be right take from him when he pleases, without his consent?.." with the remainder of this full-column take consisting of a series of questions, including: "...Are not the representatives of the people of Great Britain subject themselves to the laws which they made...Is there the same tie upon them with respect to any laws which they might make for America?"..." and "...Might they not be tempted to oppress the Americans...when, by so doing, they enri... See More  

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Ends March 16, 2018 16:40

$41.00
161287

RHODE ISLAND & Jamaica Loyal To King James II re. Rye House Plot 1685 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391981328289

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON GAZETTE, London, England, July 23, 1685 * James II of England * Rye House Plot The prominent feature of this single-sheet issue is the front page report and letter from the inhabitants of the Colony of Rhode Island, expressing their loyalty to the new king (King James II) upon his ascension to the throne after the death of his brother, King Charles II. Included also is a similar letter and report from Jamaica. The backdrop of this event is the famous and historic Rye House Plot. It was just days later that King James issued a Proclamation seeking the summons of several of the potential conspirators. Complete as a single sheet newspaper, 6 1/2 by 11 inches, very nice conditi... See More  

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Ends March 16, 2018 16:39

$125.00
161286

COLONIAL BOSTON Massachusetts w/ Native Americans 1768 Pre Rev. War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391981327958

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, April 18, 1768 * Rare Colonial Boston * Pre Revolutionary War * Native Americans - Indians Inside has a column headed: "America" with reports from Charleston providing news from the Southern part of the colonies, and that: "...Brig. General Haldimand had withdrawn the garrison of Tombrige-Fort & intended to establish another more advantageous post on Lake Pontchartrain; That the Creek & Chactau Indians continued the war against each other with unabating vigour...That the French & Spaniards still remained together at New Orleans..." and also that: "...the settlement & population of East Florida goes on with amazing rapidity..." (see). A report from Philadelphia repo... See More  

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Ends March 16, 2018 16:38

$185.00
161285

Historic & Rare BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL Revolutionary War 1775 American Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372222627375

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, July 1, 1775 * Battle of Bunker Hill - Charlestown * American Revolutionary War * The gunpowder incident The most significant content would be a fine account of the very historic Battle of Bunker Hill, being a letter datelined: "Watertown, June 22" and includes in part: "Before this reaches you, you will doubtless hear of the engagement of last Saturday between our troops and those of the army at Boston; but lest you should not be well informed, I will now undertake to give you as regular an account as can at present be obtained..." and what follows are the details of the battle, one portion including: " ...Last Friday evening, a detachment from the ... See More  

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Ends March 16, 2018 16:37

$7,950.00
161256

USS MERRIMACK Newburyport Mass. Launching & Napoleon Bonaparte 1798 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391980684545

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 17, 1798 * USS Merrimack launching * Napoleon Bonaparte Page 2 has a very nice account of the launch of the ship Merrimack (see). The ftpg. has: "Buonaparte's Expedition". Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends March 15, 2018 15:49

$48.00
161251

COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA Philadelphia PA Post Benjamin Franklin 1769 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391980682357

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE, Philadelphia, July 20, 1769 * Famous 18th century title An excellent example of one of the most famous and successful American newspapers of the 18th century. Until four years previous, the imprint of Benjamin Franklin appeared on this newspaper. A nice engraving of the former Penna. coat-of-arms appears in the masthead. Page 2 has much news under the "London" dateline. One news bits notes: "It is said that the Tax of which the Americans so loudly complain, after deducting all expences attending the collection of it, amounts to no more than about four hundred fifty pounds per annum." and also: "The part of a late speech which respects the affairs of America has t... See More  

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Ends March 15, 2018 15:44

$290.00
161222

GEORGE WASHINGTON & John Adams ACT for Bakers Island Lighthouse 1796 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391980066895

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 27, 1796 * President George Washington The top half of the front page has an Act of Congress concerning the erection of a lighthouse on Baker's Island in Massachusetts, signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, and in block type by the Vice President: John Adams. Such script signature documents on the front page are increasingly difficult to find in 18th century American newspapers. Four pages, very nice condition. Some ink smears on pg. 3 only.

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Ends March 14, 2018 16:37

$89.00
161217

VANCOUVER EXPEDITION HMS Discovery at Hawaiian Islands Letter 1795 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391980065042

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, March 6, 1795 Page 3 has: "Extract of a Letter from an Officer on Board his Majesty's Ship Discovery, dated Owhyhee [Hawaii], February 2, 1794", including: "...This island swarms with inhabitants, the fair part of it are not the most lively in their person, or captivating in their manners...". Four pages, handsome masthead includes an engraving of Canterbury Cathedral.

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Ends March 14, 2018 16:32

$39.00
161215

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391980064123

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

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Ends March 14, 2018 16:31

$99.00
161139

COMMON SENSE by Thomas Paine Revolutionary War 1776 Philadelphia PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391977906093

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, April 13, 1776 * American Independence sought * Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" * Great year to have (1776) * Revolutionary War This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city. The top of the front page has an ad for the printing of a work taking the opposite stance of Paine's famous Common Sense, titled: "Additions to Plain Truth: Addressed to the Inhabitants of America Containing further Remarks on a late Pamphlet entitled COMMON SENSE: Wherein are clearly & fully shewn that American Independence is as illusory, ruinous, and impractica... See More  

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Ends March 11, 2018 08:45

$760.00
161138

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War w/ BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Ltr. 1778 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391977905181

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 18, 1778 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America * Benjamin Franklin & William Howe 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. The front page has an: "Order of His Excellency Sir William Howe....General and Commander in Chief" for the return of oil "...on pain of forfeiture...". This is followed by a great item headed: "By Order of His Excellency the Commander in Chief" which reads: "All... See More  

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Ends March 11, 2018 08:42

$455.00
161132

President GEORGE WASHINGTON Proclamation on COPPER CENT Coinage 1796 Newspaer


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391977904020

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, February 10, 1796 * President George Washington * Proclamation signed in script * U.S. coinage - copper cent At the top of the front page and taking almost half a column is "A Proclamation" for reducing the weight of the copper cent and half cent due to the increased price of copper. Signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington (see). A significant numismatic item which also reduced slightly the size of these two coins at the time, and great to have a Washington Proclamation on the front page. Four pages, inside has two very discrete archival mends, very nice condition..

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Ends March 11, 2018 08:36

$168.00
161120

THOMAS PAINE re. "Rights of Man" Book in Letter Signed in Type 1792 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391977316200

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 18, 1792 * Thomas Paine letter signed in type * re. "Rights of Man" book Page 2 has an article headed: "Mr. Paine" which has a letter from him to the chairman of the Society for Constitutional Information, signed in type: Thomas Paine. Four pages, irregular at the bottom margin from the paper-making process (not damage), scattered foxing.

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Ends March 10, 2018 09:56

$59.00
161119

SAMUEL ADAMS Massachusetts Governor RE-ELECTION Win 1796 Boston MA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391977315969

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 11, 1796 * Samuel Adams, Massachusetts governor * 18th century American original Page 2 has a very brief report: "His Excellency Samuel Adams is re-elected Governor of this Commonwealth, for the year ensuing: by a majority of about 2000 votes." Four pages, some foxing, close-trimmed at the top of pgs. 2 & 3 cause top line loss, otherwise good.

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Ends March 10, 2018 09:56

$48.00
161024

1777 Revolutionary War Newspaper - America Colonies - JEWISH Jews - re. Jew Bill


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372214609278

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 18, 1777 * Revloutionary War from the enemy * Jewish - Jews - Judaica Page 2 has a nice letter on board a British ship to a friend, datelined from New York, Jan. 4, 1777, which is mostly about shipping issues and includes: "...the 14th took a french snow loaded with wine, sugar & field pieces for the Rebels; she sailed from Hispaniola for Philadelphia...a brig from Hispaniola to Philadelphia loaded with gunpowder, molasses & dry goods for the use of the Rebel army..." (see photos). A Jewish-related item as well reads: "The Annuity Bill has already obtained the appellation of the Jew Bill & with good reason, as it is to restrain the extortio... See More  

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Ends March 07, 2018 15:01

$85.00
161022

Rare SALEM WITCHES TRIALS 17th Century Book Advertisement 1693 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391975670097

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Feb. 11, 1693 * Rare Salem witch trials advertisement * Very early and rare 17th century title The back page has an advertisement for the book "The Second Edition of the late TRYALS of several WITCHES in New-England. Written by Cotton Mather, and Published by the Special Command of the Governour." (see) This is the only periodical we have ever seen with any reference to the famous witch trials at Salem, Massachusetts, as the London Gazette made no mention of the trials or the executions A very uncommon item and the only period mention of this very notable event in American history. Complete as a single sheet issue, 7 1/4 by 12 1/4 inches, minor damp stain a... See More  

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Ends March 07, 2018 14:58

$345.00
161021

THE STAMP ACT Direct Tax on Colonies BEGINS London England 1765 Old UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372214603977

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1765 * The Stamp Act at it's beginning * Legitimized by the British Certainly the most notable content is the report: "By the act for laying a stamp duty on printed news papers, deeds, and parchments in America, the respective duties on each are the same as in Great Britain, the monies arising therefrom to be applied towards the necessary defense of the colonies." which was the British justification of the hated Stamp Act (see). Other articles in this issue include: "The Fish Act: Effects of it" "Letter of Queen Christiana of Sweden" "Description of the Field and Mole Crickets" "Winkleman's Account of Herculaneum" "Description of a Wheel Barometer... See More  

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Ends March 07, 2018 14:53

$83.00
161020

Rare 18th Century REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Western Hemisphere MAP 1776 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372214603384

Shown is an original & historic old magazine, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1776 The prime feature of this issue is the great map showing all of the western hemisphere titled: "A New Projection of the Western Hemisphere of the Earth on a Plane shewing the proportions of its several parts nearly as on a Globe, By J. Hardy, at Eton College." The map is dated at the bottom: "by F. Newbery, Ludgate Street, May 1, 1776". It measures 8 3/4 by 10 1/2 inches, small repair to a lower corner, otherwise in very nice, clean condition. There is a related article within this issue concerning the map. The issue begins with some lengthy: "Debates in the Present Parliament" continued from a previous issue, with much discussion concerning ... See More  

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Ends March 07, 2018 14:52

$388.00
160955

Rare Short Lived 18th Century STAFFORDSHIRE London England 1737 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372211690508

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE WARWICK & STAFFORDSHIRE JOURNAL WITH THE HISTORY OF THE HOLY BIBLE, London, March 30, 1737 * Early 18th century * Rare title This is a title I have never seen before prior to acquiring 8 or 9 issues and is quite rare as such, not to mention an early date. Records show this title only lasted from late 1737 to mid-1739. Pages 2 and 3 are entirely taken up with various reports from "London". A four page newspaper measuring 8 1/2 by 10 3/4 inches. The tax stamp which was on this issue was cut off causing loss to the lower right corner of the front leaf only, otherwise in very nice condition.

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Ends March 04, 2018 07:37

$42.00
160953

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391974015014

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

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Ends March 04, 2018 07:32

$285.00
160952

SURRENDER AT YORKTOWN Lord Charles Cornwallis to George Washington 1782 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372211687497

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1782 * Lord Charles Cornwallis * General George Washington * Surrender at Yorktown This issue contains the very historic report of the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia. An inside page has a nice report headed: "Extract of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton" which begins: "...I had the honour to acquaint your Lordship with my fears respecting the fate of the army in Virginia. It now gives me the deepest concern to inform you that they were but too well founded..." with more. Following this is a report headed: "Copy of a Letter from Lt. General Earl Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton dated York-Town, in Virginia, Oct. 20, 1781" which be... See More  

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Ends March 04, 2018 07:31

$355.00
160942

BATTLE & CAPTURE OF QUEBEC Canada James Wolfe French & Indian War 1759 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372211121801

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 20, 1759 * Battle & capture of Quebec, Canada * French and Indian War * General James Wolfe Page 6 has the: "Abridgment of the Placart Published by Gen. Wolfe...on His Arrival in the River St. Lawrence, 1759" containing in part: "The King justly exasperated against France, has set on foot a considerable armament by land and sea, to bring down the naughtiness of that Crown... The Canadians cannot be ignorant of their situation... The utmost exertion of their valour will be entirely useless, and will only serve to deprive them of their advantages that they might enjoy by their neutrality... they will only have their own selves to blame when they shall groa... See More  

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Ends March 03, 2018 15:25

$270.00
160938

BATTLE OF LONG ISLAND New York & Patrick Henry Revolutionary War 1776 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391973665142

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Oct., 1776 * Battle of Long Island * Revolutionary War * Patrick Henry This issue is filled with a great wealth of notable content concerning the Revolutionary War, however the prime piece here is the nice foldout map titled: "Sketch of the Country Illustrating the late Engagement in Long Island". The map measures 9 by 13 inches & shows the region from Amboy in New Jersey to "Hamsted Plains" and a bit beyond, and north to West Chester & New Rochelle. Points of interest on the map include New Utrecht, Brooklyn, Jamaica, "Flat Bush", New York, Harlem & Flushing. Also shown on the map are Bergen Point, Staten Island Oyster Bay, Governor's Island, King's Bridge & ... See More  

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Ends March 03, 2018 15:18

$535.00
160937

BATTLES OF LEXINGTON & CONCORD Revolutionary War Begins BOSTON MAP 1775 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391973664606

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1775 * Battle of Lexington & Concord * Revolutionary War beginning * Rare map of Boston, Massachusetts Certainly a prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map headed: "A Map of 100 Miles Round Boston" showing just that with much detail (see). This map measures about 9 1/2 by 10 1/2 inches, with a bit of toning and small bit oftypical ink off-setting from having been folded against itself for 240 years. Otherwise the map is in great condition. Inside contains a nice, detailed and historic account of the Battle of Lexington & Concord, prefaced with: "In our last magazine we gave an imperfect account of a skirmish that happened between ... See More  

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Ends March 03, 2018 15:17

$460.00
160936

BATTLES OF LEXINGTON & CONCORD Revolutionary War Begin MINUTEMEN 1775 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372211113734

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 20, 1775 * Battle of Lexington & Concord * Revolutionary War beginning * Rare mention of minutemen The back page has a letter which describes the first shots of the Revolutionary War as the British marched from Boston towards Concord to destroy a colonial arms depot. Text includes: "...the late engagement between the King's troops and the provincials, a brigade of about 850 or 900 men marched from Boston on the night after the 18th of April..." Along the way the British encountered (in Lexington) about: "...30 or 40 minute men, as they were called...". There is some confusion as to who fired first, but as the letter suggests, it was most likely the Briti... See More  

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Ends March 03, 2018 15:16

$675.00
160934

Rare 18th Century Post Revolutionary War OXFORD England 1787 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372211111390

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: OLLA PODRIDA, Oxford, England, April 14, 1787 * Rare title Although having a Spanish name (translates to "any miscellaneous collector or assortment") this newspaper is in English. The content is essentially a lengthy editorial on a topic, this issue dealing with "knowledge of the world". Complete in six pages, 7 1/4 by 11 3/4 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends March 03, 2018 15:12

$28.00
160933

Rare 18th Century EDINBURGH SCOTLAND Body Snatcher to be Whipped 1739 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372211102110

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, April 10, 1739 * Rare 18th century title * Grave robber sentenced Page 3 has an item: "Yesterday the magistrates past sentence on the fellow, who was last week convicted of raising the dead bodies, & condemned him to be publickly whipt on the 20th inst. by the hands of the common hangman...". Four pages, 8 1/2 by 10 3/4 inches, nice full red tax stamp on the ftpg., wide never-trimmed margins, great condition.

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Ends March 03, 2018 15:03

$53.00
160872

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372209174651

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, December 30, 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 b... See More  

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Ends March 01, 2018 15:41

$47.00
160871

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391972301727

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, August 30, 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 ... See More  

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Ends March 01, 2018 15:40

$52.00
160862

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1782 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391972290165

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 29, 1782 * Revolutionary War Era * 18th century * From The Enemy Over two-thirds of the ftpg is taken up with a review of: "Essays on the History of Mankind in Rude & Cultivated Ages...", which quite succinctly details the situation between America & England in a few paragraphs. A few points include: "The discovery of America has opened an immense field to the ambition of the state of Europe...But between countries so widely separated, a political union subsists with difficulty...But when colonies are regard in the light of subordinate provinces...& not entitled to the same privileges & immunities with the parent state, the lovers of civil liberty will ... See More  

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Ends March 01, 2018 15:17

$56.00
160845

AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Hostilities Coming to an End 1782 British Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372208758635

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 4, 1782 * American Revolutionary War * Hostilities coming to an end ? Page 3 has: "American News" which includes: "...Lt. Col. Lee, from the Southern Army...& informs that General Greene, with the main body of the army, continued in a position North of Pon Pon River within four miles of Jacksonburgh...that the British army remained in their fortified camp...hat Brig. General Marian...was on the North side of Cooper River...that the operating force of the two armies were nearly equal...that General Wayne had confined the British forces in the state of Georgia to the town of Savannah..." and more (see). ]The bkpg. has an item: "...that soon after the acc... See More  

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Ends March 01, 2018 07:32

$52.00
160844

RYE HOUSE PLOT King Charles II Of England Assassination Plan 1683 UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372208757687

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 2, 1683 * Charles II of England * Assassination plot Over half of the front page is taken up with a Proclamation" by King Charles II for the apprehension of his illegitimate son the Duke of Monmouth. The text of the Proclamation reads in part: "...received information upon oath that James Duke of Monmouth [and others]...have traitorously conspired together & with divers other ill-affected & desperate persons of this our kingdom, to compass the death and destruction of our Royal Person, & of our dearest brother James Duke of York..." with more. This was for his involvement in the Rye House Plot, a plan to assassinate the king & his brother, the Duke of York.

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Ends March 01, 2018 07:30

$188.00
160843

Rare 18th Century FLYING POST w/ Nice Masthead Engravings 1718 London Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391971994545

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE FLYING-POST: OR, THE POST-MASTER, London, Sept. 27, 1718 * Very rare title In 1695 the Licensing Act of England was allowed to lapse, which caused several newspapers to begin publication, this title being one of them. But this is certainly one of the more rare such titles as we have only offered relative few in the past 40 years. Much of the issue is taken up with a list of concerns of the "...Sub-Governor and Directors of the South-Sea Company..." who were given time with the King at Hampton Court. Being the South Sea Company, the items relate to situations in South America and the Caribbean, including much related to slaves (see). The back page has the reply of the King. Single s... See More  

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Ends March 01, 2018 07:28

$176.00
160842

NATHAN HALE HANGING Hanged Revolutionary War American Soldier 1776 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372208755411

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 26, 1776 * Hanging of Nathan Hale - American Revolutionary War * "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country" fame Page 6 has a letter dated Sept. 23 from New York which includes an exceedingly significant report. The report includes: "...Yesterday we hanged an officer of the Provincials who came as a spy...". Noting that this letter is dated "From New York Island, Sept. 23", and with the records verifying that Nathan Hale was hanged on Sept. 22 in New York, it is very obvious that this "officer of the Provincials" was Nathan Hale although not mentioned by name. Hale was, indeed, a spy for the Continental Army having volunteered for an... See More  

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Ends March 01, 2018 07:25

$585.00
160841

REVOLUTIONARY WAR Howe - Benjamin Franklin Electricity Experiments 1778 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372208753299

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1778 * Revolutionary War - Jonathan Trumbull * Benjamin Franklin - electricity experiments The first article is a "...Debate...on Enquiry into the State of the Nation..." continued from a previous issue and has much on the Revolutionary War, including: "...that with equal force General Washington could not stand before the British troops, who were at this day perhaps the bravest in the world...General Washington's force was 15,000, not speaking of the militia; General Howe's numbers were but 13,000 rank & file, yet he defeated the Continental troops...As to the practicability of reducing our rebellious subjects in America by force of arms...he began ... See More  

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Ends March 01, 2018 07:22

$83.00
160839

CREATING DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Seat of Government Washington D.C. 1791 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391971628243

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, July, 1791 * Creating Washington D.C. - seat of government The bulk of the issue is taken up with a wide range of eclectic articles as noted on the full title/contents page. A few include: "Thoughts on the Decay of States" "Character of the Virginians" "Description of Gray's Gardens, Pennsylvania" "Shorts Account of the Life & Character of Thomas Hutchins, late Geographer General of the U.S." "The Extravagant Wife: An American Tale" "Preservatives Against the Fatal Effects of Drinking Cold Water in Warm Weather" & much more. Near the back are: "Proceedings of the State Legislature" which includes an address to the Mass. Congress signed in type: John Ha... See More  

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Ends February 28, 2018 15:55

$74.00
160838

Rare POPISH PLOT re. Catholic Leaders Phony Conspiracy 1679 London UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391971627133

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 17, 1679 * Popish Plot The front page has a report from Madrid with Judaica reference: "...from the Pope, requiring him to send some of the processes made by the Inquisition against the Jews to Rome, that so the Pope might see their manner of proceedings declaring them if in ten days time he did not deliver them to the Nuncio, that he should be ipso facto suspected & all the Inquisitors excommunicated..." (see). Also of significance is a back page report concerning the 'trial of the five Catholic Lords' involved in the Popish Plot. It mentions that 4 or them (Lord Belasyse was too ill to attend): "...were brought to the Bar, where kneeling & ten standing... See More  

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Ends February 28, 2018 15:53

$175.00
160837

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391971624116

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON GAZETTE , England, Sept. 20, 1666 * The great plague * London fire report The front page has mention of the Great Plague which ravaged Europe at this time, reporting: "The Plague is very hot at Dunkirk & Bergue in which last place, the governor of the Fort St. Louis is dead & the Baron d'Arnicourt fallen sick." The back page has a rare mention of the Great Fire of London noting: "This day was presented to His Majestie by His Highness the Duke of York, Edmund Godfrey Esquire, one of His Majesties Justices of the Peace for the County of Middlesex, and City & Liberty of Westminster, who after the Publick thanks and acknowledgement of his eminent service done in helping to suppress th... See More  

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Ends February 28, 2018 15:48

$475.00
160836

Rare & Early JUDAICA Judaism Jewish JEWS Mention 17th Century 1670 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372208198886

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 27, 1670 * 17th century Judaica content * Jewish - Jews The front page includes an item from Rome: "The Pope seems much concerned that after all his care for the reestablishment of the Mount of Piety, few persons will be perswaded to adventure to take up moneys from them, but rather apply themselves to the Jews, who furnish them at a far greater interest. This week a congregation was held upon this affair where some ways were proposed for taking this trade out of the hands of the Jews, whose cause was there so well managed that nothing was concluded to their disadvantage." (see) The back page has an interesting item on the King opening Parliament, noting: ... See More  

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Ends February 28, 2018 15:42

$64.00
160833

1699 Newspaper EARLY Rare 17th Century 318 Years Old LONDON GAZETTE England RARE


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391971617666

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, March 7, 1699 * Earliest of newspapers to be had * 17th century original 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 wo... See More  

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Ends February 28, 2018 15:36

$34.00
160802

LORD HORATIO NELSON On Board the HMS Victory LETTER 1796 British Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372205694372

Shown is an original & historic old magazine, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1796 * Lord Horatio Nelson * HMS Victory Included is a nearly column long letter signed in type: Horatio Nelson, written on board his ship Victory near Toulon, mentioning in part: "I have the pleasure to inform you that the troops...troop possession of the forts & town of Puerto Ferrajo this day..." with further details. (see) Includes both plates called for, one of which is a nice view of: "Newington House, Oxfordshire..." Complete in 88 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, nice condition. This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting unti... See More  

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Ends February 25, 2018 15:19

$29.00
160753

Early America & Greenland 18TH CENTURY London England 1767 British UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391969037528

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 19, 1767 * Early America Most of the ftpg. is taken up with: "The History of Greenland, Containing a Description of the Country & its Inhabitants...", continued in future issues. Page 2 has half column of news items headed "America", as well as: "An Extract from Obilby's Account of America" which is about South America. Another page has nearly a full column of news from America (see). Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends February 24, 2018 15:31

$26.00
160733

Very Early LONDON GAZETTE 17th Century 1666 England Newspaper w/ GREAT PLAGUE


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372204718735

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON GAZETTE, London, March 29, 1666 * Earliest of newspapers to be had * Update on the great plague (rare) Front page news from "Spain" includes: "The Queen of Spain in Acknowledgment of the good services and fidelity of the Servants and Family of the Late King....". From "Venice" is a report stating, in part: "We have very great probability that our Fleet by this arrived at Candia, the Navy' having been ready long since at Pharos...". On the reverse is news from "Lisbon" stating: "We are Very impatient to hear what success his Majesty of England's Ambassador hath had in the mediating od a Peace between us and Spaine...". By far the most historic content in this issue is a... See More  

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Ends February 24, 2018 14:53

$244.00
161337

Post DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE July 20, 1776 Revolutionary War HOWE Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 372224489423

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 20, 1776 * Post Declaration of Independence * Great month & year to have (7/1776) An inside page has some reports on events in the Revolutionary War in America, including: "...letters from...Boston...mention...an account of the proceedings of the Provincials on their taking possession of Boston. The first thing they set about was putting up to sale the effects of all those gentlemen & traders who had left Boston & gone with General Howe to Halifax..." with more, and also: "...dispatches from Lord Howe...was safely arrived off New York but that he should not attempt to land his men till he was joined by the troops under the command of his brother Gen. How... See More  

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Ends February 23, 2018 07:37

$79.99
161336

RARE & Early 18th Century 1721 London England Old Newspaper w/ Great Engraving


eBay Auction Item # 391982490677

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON JOURNAL, England, Dec. 30, 1721 * Great masthead engraving * Early 18th century original One of the more decorative mastheads to be found, which includes a nice view of the skyline of London along with coat-of-arms insets in the upper corners. The first letter on the front page is extremely ornate as well (see). Filled with various news reports of the day including crime items. There is also a report noting: "The account of the Plague in France...is very moving, the miseries of the people for want of necessaries to support life, being as affecting as the pestilence itself..." with more detail (see). Complete in 6 pages, a few interior ink stains, measures 8 1/4 by 13 1/2 inc... See More  

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Ends February 23, 2018 07:30

$99.99
161335

BOTANY BAY AUSTRALIA Penal Colony Convicts Admiral Arthur Phillip 1788 Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 391982485378

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 31, 1787 * Botany Bay, Australia * Penal Colony - convicts * Admiral Arthur Phillip The back page has a nice, early report concerning the settling of Australia with convicts, with mention of Commodore Phillips: "It is the intention of government, as soon as the settlement in Botany Bay is fully formed, and Commodore Phillips has sent home his dispatches...to send out two ships every year with convicts for the complete peopling of the colony, and getting rid of a set of people which this over-cloyed country abounds with...." with a bit more (see). Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, 9 by 12 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends February 23, 2018 07:24

$124.99
160655

Rare 18th Century AMERICAN 1795 BOSTON MA Massachusetts w/ Masthead Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391967463518

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Aug. 6, 1795 * Uncommon title Most of the ftpg. is taken up with: "Vindication of the Treaty of Amity, Commerce & Navigation with Great Britain". Pages 2 & 3 have some content concerning the controversial Jay Treaty. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends February 22, 2018 13:49

$42.00
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