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178371

Very RARE Early French & Indian War Era ANNAPOLIS MD Maryland 1755 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372921426698

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE MARYLAND GAZETTE, Annapolis, May 1, 1755 * Very rare & early American title Not only is this a "Southern" title, but also an issue from the French & Indian War. While most of the news items are European reports, page 2 has a bit of war-related content in a letter from Pennsylvania noting: "We are like to have hot work with the French next summer, for their camp is but 250 miles from the city of Philadelphia, so that probably my future letters may furnish you with this history of a bloody campaign...The French will soon be so strongly fortified on the Ohio that no force can lead to that country will be able, perhaps, to dislodge them. A trifle of men & money wold have dislodged them when they first settled at Crow... See More  

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Ends February 20, 2020 14:43

$2,650.00
178363

AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy Edinburgh SCOTLAND 1780 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372921424481

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Sept. 1, 1780 * American Revolutionary War * General George Washington * Captain James Cook Inside includes: "...letter from Sir Henry Clinton...very full...& explicit on our affairs in America...account of Sir Henry's several times reconnoitering Washington's lines & he has given it as his opinion they are so strong & judiciously formed that unless he alters his position it would be hazardous to attack them. He has tried several manoeuvres to draw Washington out but all without effect...the grand American army has never made an attempt to act in any other than on the defensive." Another page has nearly a column of news from America, including a bit noting: "...that the rebels in ... See More  

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Ends February 20, 2020 14:40

$57.00
178338

SIEGE OF CHARLESTON Surrender to British & Henry Clinton 1780 Rev. War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372921053162

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 8, 1780 * Siege of Charleston, South Carolina * Surrender to British - Sir Henry Clinton * American Revolutionary War Page 2 has an address: "To the King's Most Excellent Majesty" with praise for: "...the late successes of your Majesty's arms..." in America. Also expressing: "...indignation..." towards France which has: "...basely encouraged & strengthened America in her ungrateful and unparalleled Rebellion..." with more. Then, with an introductory prefaced signed by: H. Clinton, is: "Hand Bill Issued After the Surrender of Charles Town [Charleston]". Then two Proclamations by Henry Clinton dated at South Carolina, concerning the British occupation of the city, etc. Then there i... See More  

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Ends February 20, 2020 07:42

$139.00
178332

JOHN ADAMS Ulster County Address & Napoleon Bonaparte 1798 Worcester Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392646326009

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 10, 1798 * President John Adams * Ulster County, New York Page 2 has and: "Address" prefaced with: "Among the numerous addresses presented to the President few, if any, have been better expressed than the following." signed: James Oliver. This is followed by the President's reply signed: John Adams. Four pages, minor loss at spine does not affect noted content, good condition.

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Ends February 20, 2020 07:39

$48.00
178287

Early & Rare 1776 North AMERICAN Revolutionary War Era Atlantic Coast & more MAP


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372916560878

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: "A Map of the Present Seat of War in North America" A very nice map which records show appeared in the "Westminster Magazine", London, the August, 1776 issue. The map measures 8 by 10 inches and shows from Northern Florida to Newfoundland and west to the Missouri River. A very detailed map from during the midst of the Revolutionary War. Bit close-trimmed at the bottom margin affects just the border. Generally in very nice condition.

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Ends February 16, 2020 15:24

$290.00
178284

NEW YORK CITY British Captured Revolutionary War GENERAL HOWE 1776 UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372916558301

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, Nov. 5, 1776 * American Revolutionary War * New York City captured * General William Howe This is a very significant issue, as most of the front page is taken up with reports on the historic capture of New York City by the British, beginning with the report from the noted: "London Gazette Extraordinary" issue of Nov. 4 which includes the lengthy & detailed report from General William Howe on his success in the capture of the city. His report is datelined "Head Quarters York Island, Sept. 21, 1776" and begins: "I have the satisfaction to inform your lordship of his majesty's troops being in possession of the city of New York. Upon the rebels abandoning their lines at Brooklyn..." followed... See More  

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Ends February 16, 2020 15:23

$325.00
178283

Historic Rare GEORGE WASHINGTON Presidential Election Elected WIN 1789 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372916555779

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 21, 1789 * George Washington's presidential election victory An inside page has a very historic report, noting the election of George Washington as the very first President of the United States. The full report can be seen in the photos, however portions include: "A letter from New York...says, 'That the Federal Congress was convened...was found that George Washington, Esq. was unanimously elected President, and John Adams, Esq. with very few dissidents, Vice President of the United States. These appointments...had diffused the most universal transports of joy, & that the immediate adoption of such measures as should secure unanimity at home & respectability abroad, was expected..." ... See More  

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Ends February 16, 2020 15:22

$385.00
178282

GEORGE WASHINGTON State of the Union Address Congress Response 1795 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372916554193

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 30, 1795 * President George Washington reply * State of the Union Address response The ftpg. has: "Congressional Summary - Congress of the United States" with prefacing remarks noting: "...members of the House...waited on the President of the United States at his own house, where the Speaker delivered the following 'ADDRESS' In answer to The President's Speech to both Houses..." which was Washington's state-of-the-union address. Following this is: "To which the President made the following reply:..." which is signed in type: Go. Washington. Four pages, minor foxing, a few small margin tears.

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Ends February 16, 2020 15:21

$78.00
178265

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392641587388

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 26, 1767 * Early America Page 2 has most of a column headed: "America" with reports from the Caribbean and Charleston, the later noting a request for repeal of an Act of Parliament restraining the emission of paper currency in America. Other items. Another page has a rare illustration, seldom found in such early issues, of a discovery in a digging in Dorsetshire, being an urn with another print of the pattern on it (see). Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends February 16, 2020 15:11

$26.00
178236

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372915332716

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: 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 February 15, 2020 15:19

$99.00
178234

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372915331757

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE INDEPENDENT REFLECTOR, New York, April 26, 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. This issue has several random themes, with a page 2 paragraph beginning; "The love of Liberty is natural to our species & an affection for posterity, interwoven with the human frame...Do you not then think yourselves free? Our laws, our Assemblies, the guardianship of our Mother Country, the mildest & the best of Kings do they not convince you that hitherto you know not what is servitude?...". A fine opportun... See More  

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Ends February 15, 2020 15:18

$235.00
178228

REVOLUTIONARY WAR w/ Gen. George Washington Enemy LONDON England 1782 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372915328824

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 13, 1782 * American Revolutionary War * George Washington & Quebec The ftpg. has an item: "...letter from Philadelphia...says that as soon as a reconciliation takes place between them and the Mother Country, the Congress intend to publish a proclamation ordering all their people home who are in the service of France, Spain, or any of the enemies of Great Britain..." and also: "...letters from Quebec speak of the state of that garrison as being in perfect security...correspondence had been detected...with some leading rebels in New England...that an attack was designed to be made in the spring by Washington and the French forces...". Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, very nice c... See More  

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Ends February 15, 2020 15:15

$42.00
178164

Rare 18th Century GLOUCESTERSHIRE England w/ Nice Masthead & Stamp1767 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392637450911

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, Dec. 7, 1767 (currently spelled Gloucester) Page 3 has news headed: "America" with datelines from Boston, New York & Philadelphia. Page 2 has half a column taken up with an: "Extract of a Letter, Dated Newport, Rhode Island....gives this Melancholy Account of the Loss of the Brig Dolphin, Capt. John Malbone". Four pages, a very nice & decorative masthead featuring engravings on either side. Red tax stamp on the ftpg., nice condition.

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Ends February 13, 2020 15:12

$30.00
178076

CONQUEST OF 1760 Seven Years' War French & Quebec Canada 1760 British Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392630514501

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 2, 1760 * Conquest of 1760 * Seven Years' War Inside has a report beginning: "The very hazardous endeavours lately made by the French in order, first, to recover Quebeck, and, secondly, to support themselves in their present poor footing in Canada, plainly shew how very important they consider those possession to be to them..." with a bit more. Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, very nice, clean condition.

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Ends February 08, 2020 09:04

$28.00
178074

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE is Read to Army & Patrick Henry Letter1776 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392630510294

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 26, 1776 * Declaration of Independence is read * Patrick Henry letter - Revolutionary War * Great year to have (1776) This issue has all of pages 1 & 2 taken up with American war reports, beginning with: "Advices From America" which includes a report datelined from New York, July 15 concerning a letter to be delivered to Washington, plus a dateline of "Philadelphia : In Congress, July 19" beginning: "Resolved, that general Washington, in refusing to receive a letter said to be sent from Lord Howe addressed to George Washington, acted with a dignity becoming his station & therefore this congress do highly approve the same..." and more, signed in type: John Hancock, President. This is... See More  

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Ends February 08, 2020 09:03

$235.00
178073

BATTLE OF LONG ISLAND & Riding the Rail Torture 1776 Revolutionary War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372906570316

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 10, 1776 * Battle of Long Island * American Revolutionary War * Riding the Rail torture Page 3 has a nearly half column letter from Chamblee with reports on events in the Crown Point & Lake Champlain vicinity (see photos). An inside pg. has reports concerning the British in New York, including: "...that they had done their utmost endeavours with the Congress to bring about a reconciliation but in vain, & therefore they were preparing to attack New York...that the army was then preparing for action but that it would take up many days before they could begin...no time would be lost in proceeding upon the operations of the campaign..." with a bit more. But by far the most historic re... See More  

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Ends February 08, 2020 09:03

$162.00
178072

Rare COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA w/ War of the Regulation NC Regulators 1771 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392630507168

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 27, 1771 * Rare Colonial Pennsylvania title * North Carolina regulators * Great masthead for display This newspaper features one of the larger & more decorative masthead engravings to be found in a colonial America newspaper. Page 2 has a report from Wilmington, North Carolina noting: "In consequence of intelligence of the Regulators being beat, the inhabitants of this town & neighbourhood, assembled themselves together...to embody a company of men to assist his Excellency the Governor against the Regulators, and for defraying the expenses..." and also an agreement: "Whereas the people who style themselves Regulators, have daringly presumed to giv... See More  

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Ends February 08, 2020 09:02

$220.00
177991

Great AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Philadelphia Pennsylvania PA 1775 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392626919550

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

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Ends February 06, 2020 07:55

$600.00
177990

BATTLE OF THE CEDARS Canada Revolutionary War w/ John Hancock 1776 US Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372903797170

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, July 27, 1776 * Battle of the Cedars * Invasion of Canada campaign * John Hancock & George Washington 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. Note that this issue is just the second published since it printed the Declaration of Independence in the July 13 issue. Pages 2 & 3 have much content concerning the Revolutionary War including an item from Williamsburg which begins: "The heavy cannonade from our lines in Gloucester...obliged Lord Dunmore to withdraw his troops & shipping from Gwyn's island..." with more. An item from Hartford note: "Last week ab... See More  

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Ends February 06, 2020 07:54

$720.00
177989

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War w/ Battle of Bennington 1778 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372903797089

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 14, 1778 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America * Battle of Bennington & much more 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 great account of the Battle of Bennington, being a nearly half page letter signed in type by the losing commander of the British forces: J. Burgoyne. See the photos for the details. The letter has near the end: "...This, my Lord, is the true state of the event. I have not dwelt u... See More  

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Ends February 06, 2020 07:54

$545.00
177976

18th Century World's Oldest NEWSPAPER 1730 London Gazette 289 YEARS OLD


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372900915403

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, March 28, 1730 * 18th Century original * Over 290 years old This newspaper is 289 years old. Various news from London and other parts of Europe, with interesting advertisements as well. This title is the oldest continuously published daily 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 February 03, 2020 12:37

$25.00
177930

Rare 1716 POST BOY Newspaper LONDON England 18th Century w/ Masthead Engravings


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372896473244

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE POST BOY, London, July 7, 1716 * Rare title w/ nice masthead One of the nicer mastheads of the 18th century as it features two handsome engravings (see). Various news reports from Europe. The back page is mostly filled with advertisements and notices. Complete as a single sheet newspaper, measures 8 1/4 by 14 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends January 30, 2020 15:07

$37.00
178343

CAPTAIN JAMES COOK South Seas So. Pacific 1st Voyage HMS Endeavour 1771 Magazine


eBay Auction Item # 392646362473

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1771 * HMS Endeavour - Royal Navy * Captain James Cook * 1st voyage of South Pacific The prime content is likely an article reviewing a book titled: "A Journal of a Voyage round the World in his Majesty's Ship Endeavour in the Years 1768, 1769, 1770, and 1771..." which takes over 2 1/2 pages on Capt. James Cook's exploration of the South Seas (see photos for portions). Terrific reading. Among the many other articles noted in the table of contents are: "Particulars of the Seizure & Deliverance of the King of Poland" "Translation of Mr. Huet's Journey to Stockholm" "Critical Remarks on Some Passages of Voltaire" "Curious Antiquities in Scotland Described" "Dr. Percival on Ul... See More  

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Ends January 27, 2020 08:26

$89.99
178342

Historic President GEORGE WASHINGTON State of the Union Address 1793 Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 372921118837

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SUPPLEMENT FOR THE YEAR 1793 for Gentleman's Magazine, England. * President George Washington * State of the Union Address Within this supplement issue, which was published at the end of the year, is a very historic document being Washington's annual state-of-the-union address for 1793, which was the first year of his second term of office. It has a banner heading: "The Following Speech of the President of the American Congress, December 3, 1793, is of too Much Importance in the Annals of Politicks to be Omitted in our Repository of Memorable Events", so it is printed in this issue in full, taking over 2 pages and signed in type at its conclusion: George Washington. (see photos for portions) Of curious interest is wha... See More  

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Ends January 27, 2020 08:22

$69.99
178341

Historic GEORGE WASHINGTON Farewell Address Orders to Army Troops 1783 Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 392646357623

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August & September, 1783 * General George Washington * Farewell address to Continental Army A 2 issue set. The August issue has a section headed: "Authentic Papers Relative to American Affairs" includes reference to learning of the Treaty of Peace ending the Revolutionary War, and also includes a "Resolve" from Congress concerning the mutinous soldiers in Washington's army, along with Washington's reply. This is followed by "A Proclamation" from Congress which begins in part: "Whereas a body of armed soldiers in the service of the United States...having mutinously renounced their obedience to their officers..." with more (see for portions). This is followed by the first portion of G... See More  

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Ends January 27, 2020 08:17

$199.99
178340

Early MASON-DIXON LINE Creation re. Pennsylvania & Maryland Region 1769 Magazine


eBay Auction Item # 372921115297

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, for the year 1769 * Mason and Dixon Line creation This is the "supplement" issue provided at the end of the year containing various articles much like the regular issues but containing fewer pages. It has just a one-third page masthead and also includes the table of contents on the front page. Articles include an: "Accurate List of the Knights, Burgesses, & Citizens returned to serve in the present Parliament" & "Further Reflections on Mess. Mason's and Dixon's Measure of a Degree of Latitude in North America", they of the Mason-Dixon Line fame, & which is a continuation of a lengthier article--and map--which is in the December issue. Other articles as well. No plates... See More  

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Ends January 27, 2020 08:12

$24.99
177854

NON-IMPORTATION AGRREMENT American Colonies Agreeing re. Goods 1768 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372892634175

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, June 6, 1768 (currently spelled Gloucester) Page 2 has reports headed: "America" beginning: "Most of the merchants & importers of goods have already subscribed a voluntary engagement to each other that they will not sell on their own accounts or on commissions, nor buy or sell for any person whomsoever, any goods...which shall be shipped from Great Britain after the first day of October next until the act of Parliament imposing duties on paper, glass, etc. be repealed..." with more. Four pages, a very nice & decorative masthead featuring engravings on either side. Never-trimmed margins, red tax stamp on the ftpg., nice condition.

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Ends January 27, 2020 07:52

$57.00
177853

Five 18th Century LONDON England Pre Revolutionary War Era 1758-1772 Newspapers


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372892632497

Offered are 5 original, historic, & collectible old newspapers: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated April 18, 1758, June 28, 1764, March 19, 1767, Oct. 17, 1769, & Jan. 21, 1772. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with some damp staining & some foxing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. Each measures about 8 by 11 inches. Additional lots are available--inquire if multiple sets are wanted.

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Ends January 27, 2020 07:51

$47.00
177849

AMERICAN COLONIES Tensions w/ England Pre-Revolutionary War 1769 Old UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392609842578

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1769 * Tensions between American Colonies & England The most significant content is a seven page section headed: "Interesting Affairs Relative to America" filled with correspondence about the troubling situation in America. Included is: "Part of a Letter Published in the Maryland Gazette" which begins: "Every new piece of intelligence from England is more alarming than the last...We have little reason to expect a redress of grievances from the present temper & disposition of the British ministry...A people who were once free can hardly be deprived of many of their dearest & most valuable rights...The axe must be paid to the root of liberty & a plan of slavery made consistent in all... See More  

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Ends January 27, 2020 07:50

$75.00
177848

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN 1st American Diplomat FRANCE French Minister 1782 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392609842264

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1782 * Benjamin Franklin * 1st American diplomat to France Most notable is the article which is prefaced with: "The following is said to be the Substance of a Conversation Lately Held by Dr. Franklyn [Franklin] with the French Minister on the Subject of American Affairs; supposed to Contain the Real Sentiments of the American Congress" which takes over a full column. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day. One item begins: "Among the calamities that have attended the American war, none are more to be lamented than the untimely deaths of many brave men, cut off, not in battle or in any honourable service, but by treachery or in the... See More  

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Ends January 27, 2020 07:49

$50.00
177847

GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON & Charleston SC Revolutionary War 1779 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392609842128

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, August, 1779 * General George Washington * American Revolutionary War Near the back is a full page headed: "American Affairs" which includes a letter from Vice Admiral Peter Parker on events at Jamaica. Also a report noting: "...The American fort commanded by General McDougal was so strong, being situated in a mountainous & almost inaccessible country...it was doubted if General Clinton would attack it. Washington had taken posts in very strong ground from which he could not be dislodged without great loss & difficulty...General Prevost's retiring to John's Island was that the Polish Count Pulaski had thrown himself with a considerable force into Charles Town [Charleston], which General Lin... See More  

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Ends January 27, 2020 07:48

$52.00
177833

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN & Water Spouts Doctrine Prints Plates 1788 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372891517121

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, February, 1788 * Benjamin Franklin on water spouts * Post Revolutionary War era Perhaps the most interesting article is: "Dr. Lindsay on Dr. Franklin's Doctrine of Water-spouts" which comments on Ben Franklin's work (see for portions). This article takes 2 1/2 pages and one of the plates includes prints of various water spouts. An article: "Edict in Favour of America, Issued at Paris" begins: "While the British court are endeavouring in some measure to discourage the American trade, the French are pursuing the quite contrary policy..." with more taking more than a full page. Among other items of interest in this magazine are: "Original Letter on the Salmon Fishery in the Tweed"... See More  

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Ends January 26, 2020 10:21

$69.00
177832

Capture of SAINT EUSTATIUS in Caribbean Islands Revolutionary War 1781 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392608539775

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. One of the two plates called for is present. Complete in 48 pages, 5 by 8 inches, 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 January 26, 2020 10:21

$32.00
177831

REVOLUTIONARY WAR Peace Restored ? British General WILLIAM HOWE 1777 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392608539719

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, June, 1777 * General William Howe * Revolutionary War * Restoring peace Nearly five pages are taken up with: "Debate in the House of Lords...Relative to the American War" which obviously has much concerning the Revolution, including reference to America declaring itself independent. Another page has a "Proclamation" signed in type by William Howe, from New York, on "...Restoring peace to the colonies..." which is good reading (see for the full text). Near the back is a great & detailed: "Extract of a letter from Howe to Germaine" from New York, talking of battles at Danbury Bound Brook, plus other affairs in the vicinity, taking a full page (see). This is followed by a letter to... See More  

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Ends January 26, 2020 10:20

$64.00
177827

GEORGE WASHINGTION Jean-Antoine Houdon STATUE Richmond VA Arrival 1796 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392608538785

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, May 14, 1796 * French sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon * Famous George Washington statue arrival * Virginia State Capital - Richmond The most notable content is a rather inconspicuous report of the arrival of the very famous Jean-Antoine Houdon statue of George Washington for the capitol building at Richmond. The report from Richmond reads: "The elegant statue of the President of the U. States, which was ordered from Paris some time ago, by the Legislature of Virginia, arrived here a few days since...It is said to be a masterly piece of workmanship of its kind and we understand is to be placed in the Capitol in this city." Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends January 26, 2020 10:19

$71.00
177822

MILITARY SUPPORT Appropriations & More Acts President JOHN ADAMS 1799 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392608536838

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 2, 1799 * Military support act * President John Adams The front page has: "An ACT making appropriations for the support of the military establishment, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine...", signed in script type: John Adams. There is also: "An ACT vesting the power of retaliation, in certain cases, in the President of the United States...", also signed in script type: John Adams. Page 2 has an interesting report: "Gen. Dearborn of Massachusetts, arrived a few days ago at Shell Castle, with the frames of the Light-House, which the care of the Federal Government has undertaken to direct Cape Hatteras, and the Beacon which was to be placed at Shell-Castle..." with ... See More  

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Ends January 26, 2020 10:15

$56.00
177820

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392608536597

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 C... See More  

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Ends January 26, 2020 10:14

$775.00
177818

Pre Revolutionary War TENSIONS in Boston 1768 Colonial Massachusetts Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392608536295

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, June 6, 1768 * Pre American Revolutionary War tensions Under reports from London is: "...Letters from Boston, New England, mention that the late public spirit for establishing new manufactures was greatly subsided, the adventurers having met with nothing but disappointments in procuring materials, scarcity of money, & high price of wages." Elsewhere is: "...some dispatches said to be of importance were sent away...to be put on board the packet boat bond for New York, for Major General Gage, commander in chief of his Majesty's forces in North America...Letters from Boston & Philadelphia mention that house rent had fallen in those cities...occasioned by the decay of trade & great scarci... See More  

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Ends January 26, 2020 10:13

$197.00
177779

Commander ALEXANDER HAMILTON Founding Father during Quasi-War 1799 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392605062804

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 9, 1799 * Alexander Hamilton during Quasi-War Page 3 has a report concerning the construction of a light house at Shell Castle and at Cape Hatteras (see). Also reports from New York, Pittsfield, Worcester, Boston and Lexington. The back page has a nice "War Department" notice mention that: "All officers...who are...absent from their commands are required...to report themselves by letter to Major General ALEXANDER HAMILTON..." with a bit more. This is the Alexander Hamilton who served again in the military during the Quasi War. Four pages, some damp staining, generally good condition.

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Ends January 24, 2020 07:32

$55.00
177778

ALIEN & SEDITION ACTS re. France Quasi-War President John Adams 1798 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392605060754

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Aug. 15, 1798 * Alien and Sedition Act * President John Adams Most of the ftpg. first column is "The Sedition Act" signed in type by the President: John Adams. This was part of the collective Alien and Sedition Acts, four bills passed in 1798 by the Federalists during an undeclared naval war with France, known as the "Quasi-War". Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends January 24, 2020 07:31

$138.00
177777

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372889084616

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CONTINENTAL JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Boston, Sept. 1, 1785 * Rare 18th century American title * Nice herald eagle masthead engraving * Death of this publication's publisher Page 3 has a black-bordered notice of the death of Captain John Gill, who founded this newspaper and until about 4 months previous was still the publisher. Four pages, an ink stain at the very top, archival strengthening at the spine, generally good condition.

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Ends January 24, 2020 07:31

$225.00
177776

Rare 18th Century BOSTON Massachusetts w/ Jay's Treaty Close 1795 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392605056543

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Oct. 19, 1795 * Uncommon title * re. Jay's Treaty Page 2 has a: "Letter from Edmund Randolph to the President of the United States". A page 3 item begins: "We have authentic information that in consequence of the expected treaty between Great Britain and America, the garrison's at the Western Posts expected to leave them according to stipulation..." with more on this. The reference is to the controversial Jay Treaty. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends January 24, 2020 07:31

$44.00
177774

Rare & Early 18th Century 1st Successful AMERICAN 1743 Old Boston Mass. Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392605051193

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, Massachusetts, July 21, 1744 * Very rare 18th century magazine * 1st successful magazine in America This was the very first successful magazine in America, preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this title lasted but a few short years. As the subtitle reads: "Containing Accounts of the Propagation & Revival of Religion in Great Britain & America", this 8 page magazine is almost entirely taken up with religious content from the "Great Awakening" period in American history. In great condition, 8 pages, 4 3/4 by 8 inches. A rare opportunity for an American periodical from such an early year. Included is a photocopy o... See More  

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Ends January 24, 2020 07:27

$110.00
177771

Rare COLONIAL Boston Massachusetts N.E. w/ St. Augustine Florida 1762 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372889080743

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE BOSTON NEWS-LETTER AND NEW ENGLAND CHRONICLE, May 13, 1762 * Rare Colonial Massachusetts * St. Augustine, Florida This is a much later issue of America's first successful newspaper, founded in 1704. The top of the ftpg. has a nice recruiting advertisements to enlist soldiers to fight in the on-going French & Indian War: "For Recruiting His Majesty's Regular Forces In AMERICA" All Able-bodied volunteers above the age of 18...who are willing to engage in His Majesty's service..." with further details on what will be paid. Page 3 begins with: "A Description of Augustin" being the Florida city of St. Augustine. Then a letter beginning: "As the Spaniards have thought proper to force us into a war with them, it beh... See More  

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Ends January 24, 2020 07:24

$625.00
177761

18th century 1729 ACT OF PARLIAMENT King George II Era London England Document


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392605023376

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, England, 1729 * 18th century original document Nice full title page has an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Inside has an act: "...for making good the loss occasioned by a sum of money being stolen out of His Majesty's Exchequer...". A decorative document given the displayable title page. Four pages, 11 by 7 1/4 inches, very nice, clean condition.

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Ends January 24, 2020 07:13

$38.00
177727

Rare BRITISH 18th Century 1734 London England Newspaper w/ Early Virginia Rpt.


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392598211988

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE DAILY POST-BOY, London, Nov. 16, 1734 * Rare 18th century title * Early Virginia report The front page has a somewhat lengthy: "Humble Address of the Council in Assembly, to the Hon. William Gooch Esq., his Majesty's Lt.-Gov. of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia". This is followed by the governor's brief reply. Nice to have American content on the front page of such an early dated newspaper. Single sheet, 9 1/4 by 15 1/2 inches, great condition.

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Ends January 20, 2020 15:14

$47.00
177723

PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON Visits New York City from Mount Vernon1796 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392598209259

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, Aug. 27, 1796 * President George Washington Page 3 has a report: "The PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES has just arrived from Mount Vernon. Whether on a visit to this City, or on his sway to the northward, we cannot tell------Thank GOD he can ride in a carriage which is not bullet proof." Four pages, 9 1/2 by 11 3/4 inches, scattered foxing, good condition.

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Ends January 20, 2020 15:09

$43.00
177717

Rare 1781 State of Connecticut REVOLUTIONARY WAR Military Soldier PAY DOCUMENT


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372883978767

Fascinating document for providing pay to soldiers through the Deputy Quarter Master of the Military for the State Of Connecticut. This document contains two signatures, is dated December 26, 1781 and is written out for "Twenty-five Shillings" Measurement is approx. 4 by 6 inches. Minor wear, nice condition. A terrific item for display and dated just after Cornwallis' surrender. Very rare !

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Ends January 20, 2020 15:06

$120.00
177691

RULES FOR THE MILITARY Established American Revolutionary War 1775 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372882419664

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

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Ends January 19, 2020 15:11

$635.00
177689

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE John Hancock Type Signed in 1776 HISTORIC Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392596701535

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

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Ends January 19, 2020 15:10

$3,995.00
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