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LOYALISTS EVACUATE AMERICA Revolutionary Ending Events 1783 British Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372570999517

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 16, 1783 * Loyalists escaping America Page 2 has: "By authentic advices from Charlestown [Charleston]...we are informed that preparations were making with the utmost diligence for the evacuation of this valuable possession. Thousands of the inhabitants were packing up their goods & conveying their negroes to Jamaica...All hopes of a countermand having entirely vanished, the Loyalists were reduced to a situation too shocking for description..." and from New York: "...every thing was in the greatest confusion imaginable, the inhabitants being in daily expectation of receiving orders to evacuate the place...". Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends February 16, 2019 15:18

$45.00
169976

AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE Recognized by Spain & Benjamin Franklin 1779 Rev. War News


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372568883384

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE MIDDLESEX JOURNAL & EVENING POST, London, March 4, 1779 * Spain recognizes American Independence * Dr. Benjamin Franklin Page 2 has a Paris report: "It is assured, that the marquis de la Fayette reports, that the affairs of the United States of America are in the best situation & that the most perfect accord reigns between the members of the congress and the military commanders. Dr. Franklin expresses the greatest joy at the news he has received..." with more. Then another item: "A report is current that the court of Spain has acknowledged the independency of the Thirteen United States of America...that court had sent orders...to protect their navigation & give them every kind of assistance..." and a bit more. Pa... See More  

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Ends February 14, 2019 15:42

$57.00
169975

Rare Revolutionary War CLOSING EVENTS Old British Red Tax Stamp 1780 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372568882461

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, Nov. 20, 1783 * Closing events in the Revolutionary War Page 2 begins with reports from Rivington's Royal Gazette in New York, mentioning the loss of a ship--likely with Loyalists--en route to Nova Scotia. Also a report from Virginia concerning the possession of Detroit plus mention: "...Notwithstanding this flattering prospect of peace...we are not a little alarmed at the rash & wicked conduct of a party of North Carolina people, settled on the Cumberland...joined by a body of the Chickasaws, attacking one of the Spanish settlements on the Mississippi..." and also: "...was set on foot by some Tories that had taken refuge in Cumberland Settlement after the conquest of West Florida..." wit... See More  

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Ends February 14, 2019 15:42

$40.00
169960

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Enemy LONDON Chronicle England GREAT YEAR 1776 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372568867437

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 28, 1776 * Revolutionary War Era * Great year to have (1776) * From The Enemy A brief item notes a French ship went down in the Gulf of St. Lawrence: "...and the greatest part of her crew perished. She had on board a large quantity of gunpowder & arms for the Provincial army." (see). The back page has a nice report concerning the battles in the New York vicinity, including: "...4000 men were sent over to Long Island to prevent the Americans carrying off the cattle from the east side of it. That their main body was still at King's Bridge & our army close to them. That it was the prevailing opinion Gen. Howe was meditating some scheme to surround or drive them off...the season being... See More  

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Ends February 14, 2019 15:29

$53.00
169900

Rare & Early 18th Century BRITISH 1715 Old Newspaper w/ Nice Masthead Engravings


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392213195595

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE POST BOY, London, July 28, 1715 * Rare & early 18th century issue * Nice masthead engravings This is one of our favorite early newspapers as it is single sheet, small folio size, and has two great engravings in the masthead making it very nice for display (see images). The front page has various reports from throughout Europe while most of the back page is taken up with ads. Measures about 8 1/4 by 13 3/4 inches. Terrific condition. You will not be disappointed; a great price for a displayable issue over 300 years old.

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Ends February 10, 2019 15:14

$33.00
169896

MARTHA WASHINGTON Joinng the President George at Nation's Capital 1789 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392213194640

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, May 28, 1789 * Martha Washington's journey * 1st First Lady joining the President Page 2 has reporting of: "Congressional Intelligence" from the early months of the new federal government. Also a report beginning: "Yesterday arrived in this City from Mount Vernon, Mrs. WASHINGTON, the amiable consort of the President of the U. States. Mrs. Washington from Philadelphia was accompanied by the Lady of Mr. Robert Morris. At Elizabethtown point she was met by the President, Mr. Morris, & several other gentlemen of distinction..." with more of the details of her arrival (see). Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends February 10, 2019 15:12

$194.00
169895

President-Elect GEORGE WASHINGTON Inauguration Arrangements 1789 NYC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372564961093

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, April 27, 1789 * President-elect George Washington * In New York for inauguration (close) Pages 2 and 3 have much reporting on the earliest days of the federal congress (first sat on April 6). At the end of their work of April 25 was preparation for the inauguration of George Washington, just 3 days away from the date of this issue. Text includes: "...laid before the house a report agreed to by the committee of both houses appointed to determine the time, place and manner in which, and person by whom, the oath prescribed by the constitution should be administered to the PRESIDENT...the committee therefore recommended that he should be introduced in form to the two houses on THURSDAY next,... See More  

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Ends February 10, 2019 15:12

$360.00
169875

WHISKEY REBELLION Western Pennsylvania Henry Lee & Josiah Harmar 1794 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372564704946

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 6, 1794 * Whiskey Rebellion * Josiah Harmar 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. On the front page taking most of the first two columns, is a notice from a gentleman named Thomas Paine (not the famous one) announcing his intent to publish a newspaper called the Federal Orrery (offered elsewhere on our website). Page 2 has "A Proclamation" issued by the governor concerning an act of intimidation upon an officer residing i... See More  

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Ends February 10, 2019 09:39

$72.00
169869

18th Century FOLDOUT MAP of Toulan France - Germany - Netherlands 1747 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372564703555

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1747 * Foldout map of France Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map titled in the cartouche: "FRANCE With Its Acquired Territories In Germany, and the Netherlands...". This map shows considerable detail including a close-up view of the harbor & town of Toulon. The map also shows the southern portion of England and just a bit of Corsica, Spain, and Ireland. This map folds out to measure 11 1/8 by 10 inches, some light toning, a bit of chipping at margins but nothing affected at or inside the border. Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Directions to Make Cyder Exceeding French Wine" "Recipe to Present Sea Sickness" "... See More  

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Ends February 10, 2019 09:36

$119.00
169868

AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE COMPLETE ? Revolutionary War Ending 1782 England Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372564703194

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, Dec. 19, 1782 * American Independence complete ? * Revolutionary War ending Page 2 has some interesting reports from the House of Lords concerning the issue of independence for America, including: "...The nation...was at a loss how to reconcile what, on a former day, had been asserted with respect to the Independence of America...when compared with an assertion of one of his colleagues...there appeared an ambiguity...he should request the noble Lord to inform the House whether the treaty signed with the Americans was a full unequivocal & irrevocable acknowledgement of their independence & a formal renunciation of all authority of the Mother Country?..." with more (see). The back page al... See More  

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Ends February 10, 2019 09:36

$53.00
169829

BATTLE OF LONG ISLAND NYC & Benjamin Franklin Revolutionary War 1776 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372563052407

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Sept. 7, 1776 * Battle of Long Island - Brooklyn * Benjamin Franklin & John Hancock * American 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. One-third of the front page & nearly half of page 2 are taken up with An ORDINANCE for the Appointment of Justices of the Peace for the State of Pennsylvania" which is signed in type by its President: B. Franklin. This is followed by a document from Congress concerning the purchase of gun powder, signed in type by its President: John Hancock. Page 2 also has two depositions concerning a battle with the ... See More  

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Ends February 08, 2019 15:50

$970.00
169826

Early EMIGRATION FROM IRELAND to America w/ Travel Sufferings 1773 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392211717391

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 11, 1773 * Early emigration from Ireland An inside page item notes: "The noblemen & gentlemen of Ireland beginning now to feel the effects of emigration by woeful experience...proclaiming the number of manufacturers embarking with their families for some part of America...are very solicitous to obtain some law or regulation to prevent this alarming evil...". Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 inches, nice condition.

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Ends February 08, 2019 15:48

$28.00
169713

(4) President GEORGE WASHINGTON Proclamations w/ COPPER CENT Coin 1796 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372556587599

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 18, 1796 * President George Washington * (4) proclamations signed in script * U.S. coinage - copper cent The front page has 3 Acts of Congress, each one signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, plus part of a fourth Act which carries over to pg 2, also signed by Washington. The very first, at the top of the front page, is: "An Act Respecting The Mint" detailing the ways & means of procuring copper for the minting of cents and half cents. A great & early numismatic item. Also of significance is a pg. 3 item reading: "...reports...that the President will decline being considered a candidate for the Chair the ensuing election, I cannot find that he has given any intima... See More  

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Ends February 02, 2019 15:41

$210.00
169705

Early CHARLESTON South Carolina NATIVE AMERICANS Pre Rev. War 1767 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372556584405

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 27, 1767 * Early Native Americans * Pre-Revolutionary War The bottom of the ftpg. has news headed; "America" with a Charleston dateline noting: "...that the Chickasaws had joined the Chocktaws in their present war against the Creeks..." with more on this. Inside has half a column headed; "America" with datelines from New York, Newport, and Boston (see). Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends February 02, 2019 15:37

$27.00
169704

Rare 1781 State of Connecticut REVOLUTIONARY WAR Military Soldier PAY DOCUMENT


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372556584039

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 October 9, 1781 and is written out for "Twenty Pounds" 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 February 02, 2019 15:37

$127.00
169702

Great AFRICA Geographer Thomas Jefferys 18th Century MAP 1748 British Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372556580347

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1748 Certainly the prime content in this issue is the very nice foldout map of "AFRICA", which shows considerable detail of the entire continent, at least as much as was known over 250 years ago. Included also is the Saudi Arabia peninsula, portions of present-day Iraq and Iran, as well as the very southern tips of Italy (including Sicily), Greece, and Spain. Madagascar & other islands in the area are shown as well. This map folds out to measure 11 by 10 inches & is in good condition. Interesting articles in this issue include: "Invention of Writing Music by Playing It" with two small illustrations; "Articles For a General Peace" "Introduction to Heraldry" with related plate; "A... See More  

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Ends February 02, 2019 15:32

$145.00
169701

BENEDICT ARNOLD Major John Andre TRAITOR Revolutionary War Defects 1780 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372556579944

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1780 * Benedict Arnold defects * Major John Andre treason * Revolutionary War Within the "Historical Chronicle" near the back of the issue is a portion which notes: "...These gentlemen were reply'd to by others in opposition, who in thee accumstom'd style execrated the American war & denounced vengeance on those who had been the cause of it...all the evils with which we are not threatened, & the loss of our transmarine possessions; the independency of the colonies; their accession to the power of our natural enemies; & their possession as essential to the very being of Great Britain as a great nation, was all foreseen & foretold before the tyranny of administration had... See More  

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Ends February 02, 2019 15:32

$133.00
169700

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON England 1778 Original Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392207074075

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, May, 1778 * Revolutionary War Era * 18th century * From The Enemy There is much on discussions in Parliament, one bit including: "...With regard to the American independency, if the Americans could be persuaded to give up the idea, he would be one of the first to vote for retaining them dependent on the sovereignty of Great Britain; but as he was confined they would not, he was anxious to keep them as allies..." with more on this and concerns over an American alliance with France (see). At the back are reports headed; "American Affairs" including: "At a court lately held at Morris-Town, in New Jersey, 35 persons received sentence of death for their loyalty to their king; two of whom ... See More  

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Ends February 02, 2019 15:31

$47.00
169699

BOSTON PORT BILL American Reaction Pre Revolutionary War Tensions 1774 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392207073609

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, July, 1774 * Boston Port Bill reaction * Pre Revolutionary War tensions Among the articles is: "The Speech of Moses Bon Saam, a Free Negro, to the Revolted Slaves in ...the West Indies" which takes nearly 1 1/2 pages. Over 9 pages are taken up with reports of debates in Parliament. There is a full page plate of: "Women at the Quern and the Luaghad, with a View of Talyskir", Taliskir being a town on the Isle of Skye off Scotland. In: "Review of New Publications" is: "Thoughts on the Act for Making More Effectual Provision for the Government of the Province of Quebec" and; "Observations on the Act of Parliament Commonly Called the Boston Port Bill..." . The bkpg. has news headed: "A... See More  

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Ends February 02, 2019 15:30

$57.00
169698

Capture of SAINT EUSTATIUS in Caribbean Islands Revolutionary War 1781 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392207073407

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, March, 1781 * Islands of the Caribbean * Revolutionary War era The back 3 pages have various correspondence concerning the capture of St. Eustatius, when the British seized the Dutch-owned island in the Caribbean. The two plates called for are lacking. Complete in 48 pages, 5 by 8 inches, a bit close-trimmed at the right margin of the title/contents page only, very nice condition. Formatted very much like the Gentleman's Magazine but a much more scarce title. The title/contents page features a great engraving of the skyline of London.

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Ends February 02, 2019 15:30

$32.00
169697

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Magic Squares PUZZLE Print Engraving 1768 London UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392207073097

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1768 * Ben Franklin's "A Magic Square of Squares" plate Page 2 has "Interesting Advices from America" with a Boston report beginning: "Last Friday fe'nnight the officers of the customers made a seizure of a sloop belonging to John Hancock..." with more (see photos), followed by other reports of troubles in America. On an inside page is an article titled: "Suprizing Properties of Numbers placed in Dr. Franklin's Magic Square of Squares" which is a fascinating article describing Benjamin Franklin's amazing numerical puzzle. There is also a full page engraving of this "Magic Square of Squares". More typically this plate is missing from the issue, but it is present here. Among var... See More  

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Ends February 02, 2019 15:29

$298.00
169696

CAPTAIN JAMES COOK'S Third Voyage Aleutian Hawaiian Islands PRINT 1785 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372556577544

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, March, 1785 * HMS Resolution - Royal Navy * Captain James Cook - Third Voyage * Aleutian & 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 after October, 1778 when he was exploring the far northwest coast of North America in search of a Northwest passage to the Atlantic, extending into what are now called the Aleutian Islands & to the Bering Strait then the Arctic Ocean before having to turn back due to ice. As noted in "The Content" at the beginning of the front page, topics include: "Description of the Russia Settlement Oon... See More  

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Ends February 02, 2019 15:29

$148.00
169662

(2) PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON Letter & Address 1791 Philadelphia PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372555542841

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 10, 1792 * President George Washington The ftpg. has discussion from Congress on the President's state-of the union address and agrees to a response to him headed: "The Address". Also on the ftpg. is a letter to Congress from the President concerning the situation with France, completed on pg. 2 where it is signed in type: G. Washington, and is followed by another address to the House of Representatives signed: Geo. Washington. Four pages, discrete archival strengthening at the spine, very nice condition.

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Ends February 01, 2019 14:42

$87.00
169658

KING GEORGE III Assassination Attempt by Woman Margaret Nicholson 1786 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392206332888

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 10, 1786 * King George III murder attempt * Margaret Nicholson Beginning on the front page & taking over a column on pg. 2 is a nice account of the attempted assassination of King George III by Margaret Nicholson, an event which received much attention at the time, in fact Wikipedia has a nice account on her. Part of the report notes: "...The knife that was struck at his Majesty's breast was a desert knife, worn very plain...much sharpened...It struck against his Majesty's waistcoat & made a little cut...Had not his Majesty shrunk in his side the blow must have been fatal!..." with more (see ). See also our item 550221 which includes a contemporary print of the assassination attempt... See More  

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Ends February 01, 2019 14:40

$78.00
169657

CHARLOTTE CORDAY & Jacobin Leader Jean-Paul Marat Assassination 1793 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392206332472

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, October 2, 1793 * Chalotte Corday * Jean-Paul Marat On page under the heading "France" is the report pertaining to the trial of Charlotte Corde who murdered Marat. "The exterminatrix of Marat, continued to display the same uncommon spirit of heroic firmness and resolution to the last moment of her life. Being asked by her Judges, who were her accomplices? she answered, 'I have none -- could solely be excited by her own impulse to free her country of its most dangerous enemy..." While this article did not state that she had been sent to the guillotine at that time, there is on the same page a poem "To The Memory of Marie Ann Charlotte Corde". Other news and advertisements, so... See More  

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Ends February 01, 2019 14:39

$75.00
169655

Best KING GEORGE II of Great Britain London Chron. DEATH 1760 Old UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392206331705

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 25, 1760 * George II of Great Britain death * Early, same day report (rare) Only to be had in a London newspaper is this very rare, same-day report of the death of the king. At the top of the back page is a heading: "Postscript" with news recently received, the text noting: "This morning about seven o'clock, departed this life, at his palace at Kensington, his Sacred Majesty our most gracious Sovereign; a Prince endowed with all royal virtues. The grief and consternation which this unexpected event has occasioned, is legible in every countenance, and will be deeply felt by all his subjects, who regarded him as their common father." (see) This was the report of the death of King Georg... See More  

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Ends February 01, 2019 14:38

$258.00
169630

Rare 1777 CONTINENTAL John Dunlap PENSYLVANIA Paper Money Currency Three Pence


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372555524455

Colonial currency: Pennsylvania, three pence note dated April 10, 1777. A decorative border plus an engraving of the Penna. coat-of-arms along with the text. The reverse has: "To counterfeit is DEATH" along with "Three Pence, Philadelphia, printed by John Dunlap" and the year 1777. John Dunlap was also the printer of the Declaration of Independence. One signature, measures 2 1/4 by 2 3/4 inches, various wear, more so at the fold & margins.

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Ends February 01, 2019 14:19

$119.00
169628

Pre Revolutionary War TENSIONS in Boston 1768 Colonial Massachusetts Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372555523057

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Dec. 19, 1768 * Pre Revolutionary War tensions The publisher of this newspaper had Loyalist leanings, causing its demise before the formal outbreak of the Revolutionary War. Most of the front page is taken up with a continuation of: "Voltaire On History". An inside page has a report from a navy officer to a friend in Philadelphia which includes: "The people of Boston have a behaved in so haughty a manner, by flying in the face of the Mother country, that troops are actually embarked to bring them to subjection...How it will end I know not;--people on this side of the water expect bloodshed! I hope that will be avoided & things amicably settled...". Another address of the Mass. General Assembly incl... See More  

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Ends February 01, 2019 14:17

$159.00
169555

Rare & Early COLOGNE GERMANY Rhine River Colony 18th Century 1751 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372548367519

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: ORDINARIA RELATIONIS DIARIE CONINUATIO, Colonie Agrippinea, March 19, 1751 In 50 A.D. Roman emperor Claudius planted a colony on the left bank of the Rhine River. At the request of his wife he named it "Colonia Agrippina", which later became Cologne, Germany. All four pages appear to be in Latin. Never bound nor trimmed with wide margins, 6 1/4 by 7 1/4 inches, a few period notations mostly in in the wide margins, very nice condition.

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Ends January 25, 2019 14:16

$59.00
169521

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392201360164

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 January 25, 2019 13:53

$140.00
169518

Runaway SLAVES Negroes Advertisements in Rare 1797 Philadelphia PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372548352978

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 January 25, 2019 13:52

$44.00
169957

BATTLE OF CAMDEN SC South Carolina CORNWALLIS Revolutionary War 1780 Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 392216253629

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Oct. 20, 1780 * American Revolutionary War The front page has Revolutionary War content, a few bits including: "...Earl Cornwallis, the present victorious British commander...of the American dispute protested against the right of taxing the Americans...letter to Earl Cornwallis...thanking him in the most warm terms for the spirit & activity he shewed at Camden...Lt. Colonel Tarleton, who has distinguished himself by the brilliancy of his conduct in the late action in South Carolina..." with more. Page 2 has a brief bit: "The ten men who were hanged for breaking their paroles were executed at Charlestown on the day the Virginia sailed from thence...". Also: "...letter from New York says... See More  

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Ends January 22, 2019 14:12

$59.99
169948

VIRGINIA GAZETTE Very Rare Colonial Williamsburg Intolerable Acts 1774 Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 392216012061

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, December 22, 1774 * Very rare colonial Williamsburg * Pre Revolutionary War tensions * Intolerable Acts creation This newspaper was published by John Pinkney, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. Pinkney continued this title which just months prior was published by Virginia's first woman printer, Clementina Rind, noting in the masthead: "Printed by John Pinkney, For The Benefit Of Clementina Rind's Children." A very rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonial Virginia, as any experienced collector is aware. Most of the front page is taken up with: "An Address to Pro... See More  

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Ends January 22, 2019 07:51

$3,749.99
169945

Rare 18th Century COLONIAL NEW YORK Short Lived Publication 1753 Old Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 392216001981

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE INDEPENDENT REFLECTOR, New York, June 28, 1753 * Rare Colonial New York original * Short lived title This rare newspaper lasted for less than one year, publishing but 52 issues. Primarily moral and political essays, it gave offense to men in power and was "suppressed by authorities", as Brigham relates. The imprint appears at the bottom of the back page, noting: "New York: Printed by J. Parker at the New Printing Office in Beaver Street...". A fine opportunity to purchase at a reasonable price a very early issue--over 265 years old--by James Parker from the colonial press of New York. American titles from the 1750's are rarely found. Four pages, 6 3/4 by 10 3/4 inches, a bit of rubbing at the folds with a ... See More  

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Ends January 22, 2019 07:33

$224.99
169911

PHILADELPHIA PA Colonial Pennsylvania Very Rare & Early 1736 Original Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 372567476847

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE AMERICAN WEEKLY MERCURY, Philadelphia, Feb. 24, 1735/6 * Earliest of American newspapers * Very early & rare The double year reflects the two calendars in use at the time. My today's calendar the year is 1736. As any serious collector of newspapers knows, it is exceedingly difficult to find any colonial American newspapers from before 1760, let alone an issue from 1736. It began in 1719 and only published through 1749. It was the very first newspaper in all of the Middle Colonies, and only the fourth newspaper published in all of the American colonies. This is a great issue from the premier city of the colonies at that time--when Ben Franklin was just beginning his career--and a handsome issue as well, as the m... See More  

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Ends January 21, 2019 07:36

$3,499.99
169910

re. XYZ AFFAIR French Relations with France & JOHN ADAMS Letter 1798 Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 372567472690

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 27, 1798 * re. the XYZ Affair * France relations * John Adams Pg. 2 has an address of Congregational ministers of Mass. to the President, with his reply signed in type: John Adams. Also an address of the Mass. Assembly to him concerning the XYZ Affair, with his response signed: John Adams. Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends January 21, 2019 07:31

$49.99
169478

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ENDING EVENTS George Washington to Guy Carleton 1783 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392198193502

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 January 20, 2019 12:44

$87.00
169407

GEORGE FREDERIC HANDEL Music Composer Death & George Washington 1759 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372541353088

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 January 18, 2019 15:47

$140.00
169364

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392196347926

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 January 17, 2019 15:56

$149.00
169361

Historic CONSTITUTION CONVENTION BEGINS w/ George Washington 1787 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392196345916

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 January 17, 2019 15:54

$3,675.00
169317

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original w/ Benedict Arnold & King 1781 Enemy Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372539733900

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE MIDDLESEX JOURNAL & EVENING POST, London, Sept. 13, 1781 * Revolutionary War Era * Benedict Arnold * From The Enemy Page 2 has nearly 2 columns taken up with: "American News" with some bits including: "...letter from Lord George Germain...of which the following is an extract: I have received the King's commands to signify to you his Majesty's pleasures that you do acquaint Brig. General Arnold, Lt. Colonels Dundas & Simcoe...that their conduce & behaviour are approved of by his Majesty...". Also: "...informed that yesterday...about 1000 rebels in 50 whaleboats crossed the North River at Dobb's Ferry and landed near Col. Philips; a reconnoitering party of British & Hessians in number supposed about 200, fell in with... See More  

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Ends January 17, 2019 09:33

$58.00
169316

Rare JOHN PAUL JONES Mention in Revolutionary War Era 1779 Old Enemy Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392196124418

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE MIDDLESEX JOURNAL & EVENING POST, London, Feb. 20, 1779 * John Paul Jones * Revolutionary War Page 3 has a letter dated at Boston noting in part: "...Captain Pyne mentions in his letter that the Americans are determined never to submit to Great Britain". and further on: "...Letters have been received...who have made their escape from Brest whither they were some time since taken prisoners by Paul Jones. They are both arrived at Cork & reports that upwards of 280 English seamen are confined on board Jones's vessel, the Ranger, and that an old French frigate is fitting out for him at Brest & is to sail under American colours." This latter item is a rare reference to the French ship Duc de Duras which was renamed the B... See More  

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Ends January 17, 2019 09:33

$78.00
169283

Historic DEATH OF GEORGE WASHINGTON President John Adams 1799 American Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392195413399

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 28, 1799 * President George Washington death * HISTORIC Newspapers reporting the death & funeral of George Washington--dated before the end of 1799--are among the more difficult, late-18th century reports to be found. This issue has related content on the front page with the top of the second column headed: "Washington Is No More ! " followed by a report from the "Congress of the United States" which includes: "Mr. Speaker, Information has just been received that our illustrious Fellow Citizen, the Commander in Chief of the American army, and the late President of the United States, is no more. Though this distressing intelligence is not certain, there is too much reason to believe its ... See More  

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Ends January 16, 2019 08:48

$633.00
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
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
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
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