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155149

Rare BRITISH 18th Century 1731 Old London England Newspaper w/ Red Tax Stamp


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371996211268

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE DAILY POST-BOY, London, January 19, 1731 * Rare 18th century title * Red number tax stamp The front page has news items with datelines from Vienna, Hague, Falmouth, Liverpool (mention of a ship arrived from Virginia), Bristol, Edinburgh, London & elsewhere. The back page is taken up with advertisements. Complete as a single sheet issue, 10 1/4 by 16 1/2 inches, red tax stamp in an upper corner, very nice condition.

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Ends July 28, 2017 14:44

$34.00
155145

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371996194393

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

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Ends July 28, 2017 14:24

$1,250.00
155144

BATTLES OF LEXINGTON & CONCORD Revolutionary War Begins 1775 AMERICAN Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371996192050

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

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Ends July 28, 2017 14:20

$5,150.00
155136

BOSTON Massachusetts Pre Revolutionary War Military Tensions 1769 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391827593839

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1769 * Pre Revolutionary War tensions * Boston citizens to arm ? There is a full page headed "American News" including reports several reports from Boston, including: "...There is much talk...the most malignant insinuations...& speaks of deep & dark designs...of 30,000 men ready to take up arms...and of a design to throw off the dependence of the colonies on the mother country..." with more. Also reports from Hartford and New York, the latter containing: "...people here are in the utmost consternation at what we hear from Britain...that the Ministry want to make them slaves or beggars. The spirit of discontent is universal..." (see). Another lengthy... See More  

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Ends July 28, 2017 11:55

$48.00
154982

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371988082505

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

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Ends July 20, 2017 14:13

$1,650.00
154976

REVOLUTIONARY WAR North Carolina Regulators CHARLESTON SC 1779 Enemy Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391822137995

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 13, 1779 * Revolutionary War * North Carolina regulators The entire front page is taken up with a review of a new book: "Travels Through the Interior Parts of North America in the Years 1766, 1767 and 1768, by J. Carver..." (see for portions). This report carries over to take nearly a column on pg. 2. Inside has a report noting: "...which left New York the 4th of March. The only material advices which have transpired are that several skirmishes have happened between the foraging parties...all was quiet at New York & that they had received advices from Carolina that Colonel Prevost commanded at Savannah & that Col. Campbell was gone up the river towar... See More  

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Ends July 20, 2017 14:03

$57.00
154955

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371987209019

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

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Ends July 19, 2017 15:33

$840.00
154944

(2) SAMUEL CHIFNEY Prince of Wales ESCAPE Horse Racing Scandal 1791 Newspapers


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391821157611

Shown are 2 original & historic old newspapers, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, a pair of issues dated Oct. 29 and Nov. 15, 1791 Samuel Chifney, Sr., was a pioneer of professional horse racing and was the leading jockey of his day. But his career ended in ignominy after a scandal around a ride on the Prince of Wales's horse, Escape. The Oct. 29 issue contains an article: "Fracas at Newmarket", the racing venue where the scandal happened, providing much detail of the event (see hyperlink for much more). The Nov. 15 issue has follow-up information concerning the scandal (see). As a result of this controversy he would die in debtors' prison in London. Each issue is 8 pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends July 19, 2017 15:14

$59.00
154804

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371980921603

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

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Ends July 13, 2017 15:50

$677.00
154747

GEORGE WASHINGTON Acts of Congress Signed & Fort Lafayette Pitt. 1792 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391813871928

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NEW YORK JOURNAL & PATRIOTIC REGISTER, June 2, 1792 * President George Washington * Act of Congress signed * Fort Lafayette - Pittsburgh Page 2 has 1 1/2 columns taken up with: "Law Of The Union - An Act...for Making Provision for the Debt of the United States" which is signed in type: Geo. Washington, President of the United States. Pg. 2 also has an item headed "Pittsburgh" which begins: "The fort begun last winter at this place stands on the Alleghany river within 100 yards of the bank, on a beautiful rising ground, about one quarter of a mile higher up than the old garrison of Fort Pitt..." with more descriptive text. The back page has an ad for "Benjamin Gomez", the first Jewis... See More  

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Ends July 12, 2017 15:11

$86.00
154746

UNITED STATES MILITARY REVIEW General William Hull 1797 American Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391813871402

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, September 27, 1797 * General William Hull * United States military Page 3 has an interesting article: "Review Of Militia" commanded by Major-General Hull, with various particulars (see). The back page features 14 illustrated ship ads. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends July 12, 2017 15:10

$40.00
154679

Great 18th Century EASTERN CANADA MAP Foldout Quebec Nova Scotia 1746 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391810404942

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1746 * Great Eastern Canada map * Jacobite Rebellion Certainly the prime content in this issue is the quite large foldout map titled in the ornate cartouche: "A New Chart of the Coast of NEW ENGLAND, NOVA SCOTIA, NEW FRANCE or CANADA with the Island of Newfoundland, Cape Breton, St. John's, etc...". The map show much great detail of this portion of present-day Canada, from Labrador to Boston, including towns at the eastern edge of Massachusetts & other portions of New England including Salem, Manchester, Salisbury, Marblehead, Charlestown, Cambridge, Kenebec, etc. There is nice detail of the "City of Quebec" in an inset, as well as a more expansiv... See More  

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Ends July 09, 2017 08:09

$335.00
154626

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Electricity Lightning Rod Thunder Experiments 1752 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371975846625

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1752 * Benjamin Franklin * Electricity experiments * Lightning rod An inside page has an extremely significant article titled: "A Cut and Description of a Machine, easily constructed, for making the Experiment by which Franklin's new Theory of Thunder is demonstrated" with descriptive text showing how this experiment works. Each piece of the illustration is identified as well. A great and early contemporary piece on Franklin's experiments with electricity. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" with various news reports of the day. Also included in this issue is a full page print of seashells, as well as a full page print: "L... See More  

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Ends July 08, 2017 07:59

$255.00
154625

BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL General Thomas Gage Revolutionary War1775 British Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391809256680

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1775 * Battle of Bunker Hill * General Thomas Gage * Revolutionary War A very historic issue as it contains the first report on the battle of Bunker Hill, which is signed in type: Thomas Gage. This report takes nearly an entire page and begins: "I am to acquaint your Lordship of an action that happened on the 17th of June instant between his Majesty's troops and a large body of the rebel forces. An alarm was given at break of day on the 17th...The loss the rebels sustained must have been considerable from the great numbers they carried off during the time of action & buried in holes..." with much further particulars (see). Also in this issue are: "Fri... See More  

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Ends July 08, 2017 07:58

$335.00
154624

1787 1st Magazine Printing UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION George Washington HISTORIC


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371975845395

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

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Ends July 08, 2017 07:56

$7,350.00
154622

COLONIAL BOSTON Massachusetts KING RELIEF 1768 Pre Revolutionary War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371975844564

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, Aug. 8, 1768 * Rare Colonial Boston * Pre Revolutionary War Under the heading: "America" and from Philadelphia is a report which begins: "We can assure the public--that the assembly of this province so early as February last took into their consideration the act of parliament imposing a duty on paper, glass, etc. and thereupon under a sense of the oppression of that act, prepared & sent to their agents in London...instructions to unite with the agents of the other colonies...praying a repeal thereof..." and more (see). Also a report from Pensacola, Quebec, Newport, Portsmouth and Charleston. The Portsmouth report includes a letter from a Portsmouth t... See More  

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Ends July 08, 2017 07:54

$170.00
154608

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391809249860

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

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Ends July 08, 2017 07:36

$830.00
154528

CELEBRATING Repeal of the Stamp Act & Early Slave Ship SLAVER 1767 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371969255379

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, May 16, 1767 * Repeal of the Stamp Act celebration * Early slave ship - slaver Page 6 has a report headed: "America" with datelines from New York, one item noting: "...sailed from Bristol in June 1765 on board the sloop William, for the coast of Africa...where they continued 23 months purchasing slaves for a brig and themselves, and afterwards proceeded for St. Kitt's..." then report of a murder on board, and then: "...was afterwards cast away on the Isle of May, and the slaves were sold to the Portuguese for 50 dollars a head." Another report notes that: "...from the Grenades, we hear that the rebellious Negroes who had fled to the mountains in that island were ent... See More  

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Ends July 01, 2017 15:20

$67.00
154527

AMERICAN TAXATION Taxing the Colonies Impact Question 1767 ENGLAND Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391802163231

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 7, 1767 * America taxation question Page 8 has a brief but interesting report from London which says in part: "We are not without fear lest the measures taken for the establishment of a tax in America, should give rise to new troubles in most of our colonies", plus more. Page 6 also has a short item headed "America" with shipping related reports from Philadelphia, including an item about a ship from Charleston was shipwrecked on her passage from Jamaica (see). Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends July 01, 2017 15:12

$48.00
154396

SAMUEL ADAMS Act & USS United States Navy Frigate Construction 1796 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371967963523

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 3, 1796 * USS United States construction * Samuel Adams act The first column on the front page has an Act of the Mass. Legislature signed in type by: Samuel Adams. Page 2 has: "French Victory on the Rhine" concerning Buonaparte. Also: "Intercourse With Canada". Also a brief yet notable report from Philadelphia: "The building of the United States Frigate, now constructing in Southwark, goes on rapidly. Some progress has already been made in planking her." (see). Four pages, a bit of light foxing, very nice condition.

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Ends June 30, 2017 08:07

$59.00
154392

Nice MASSACHUSETTS SPY Published by Isaiah Thomas 1798 Worcester MA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371967960159

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Feb. 7, 1798 * 18th century American title Over one-third of pg. 2 is taken up reports from the Federal Congress which includes some discussions on a bill to create a tax on spirits and stills. There is also a report from Georgia that: "...a party of white men crossed the Oconee River...attacked a camp of Indians, killed one & wounded two of them..." with a bit more. Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends June 30, 2017 08:01

$40.00
154337

re. JOHN ADAMS State of the Union Address SENATE Response 1797 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371962787897

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 13, 1797 * President John Adams Nearly half of the front page is taken up with the response of the Senate to President John Adams' state-of-the-union address, followed by his acknowledgement signed: John Adams. Page 2 has Adams's response to the House of Representatives, signed; John Adams. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends June 25, 2017 10:31

$44.00
154335

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371962786205

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

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Ends June 25, 2017 10:29

$830.00
154275

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1775 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371960846782

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

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Ends June 23, 2017 15:28

$533.00
154272

NEW YORK CITY Nation's Capital Pre George Washington Inauguration 1789 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371960843264

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Jan. 23, 1789 * 18th century America Most of page 2 is taken up with much reporting from the New York legislature while all of pages 1, 3 & 4 are taken up with advertisements. The back page features 14 illustrated ship ads. Four pages, very nice, clean condition.

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Ends June 23, 2017 15:24

$42.00
154230

COLONIAL Boston & New York Reports Pre Revolutionary War 1767 London Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391793698039

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 28, 1767 * Pre Revolutionary War America reports Both the front page & an inside have have a few reports headed: "America" (see). Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends June 23, 2017 06:51

$26.00
154229

Early THE STAMP ACT Repeal Mention 1767 OLD London England British Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371960300125

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 12, 1767 Page 6 has most of the first column taken up with reports from the South Carolina Gazette, plus another column has letter from Maryland with some news (see). Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends June 23, 2017 06:50

$26.00
154171

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Edinburgh Scotland 1777 Old Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391792135953

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Sept. 24, 1777 * Rare Revolutionary War title One-third of the front page and over one-third of page 2 are taken up with: "On the American Rebellion - Letter 1" of which is a series which concerns: "...that unnatural rebellion which now does so much mischief in America..." and which concerns: "...two points; the Pretensions of America, and her Complaints...The Pretensions of American, just before the Congress had hit upon that bold expedient of dethroning their lawful sovereign & of releasing his subjects with a papistical authority from their oath of allegiance to him, were all comprised in this: Absolute independency from the British parliament..." wi... See More  

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Ends June 21, 2017 14:58

$59.00
154109

GEORGE WASHINGTON Morristown NJ South Carolina Revolutionary War 1780 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391789032862

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1780 * General George Washington's army * Morristown, New Jersey * South Carolina events The first article has "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" which includes discussion of the situation in America. Near the back the "Historical Chronicle" has several items from America concerning the Revolutionary War, including a letter from New York which has: "...since Gen. Clinton's departure from hence...the longest & most severe winter that was ever remembered...horses with heavy carriages could go over the ice into the Jerseys...The rebels though to avail themselves of this easy communication & threaten an attack upon Staten Island...For this ... See More  

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Ends June 18, 2017 07:36

$74.00
154106

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391789028795

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, January 14, 1779 * Revolutionary War Era * General George Washington * From The Enemy The back page has an item noting: "...that Admiral Byron was still at Newport in Rhode Island, not knowing which way to direct his course in order to find out Mons. d'Estaing...that every thing was quiet in the neighbourhood of New York; that General Washington had left his army in winter quarters in the Jerseys & was gone to the South with a few select officers, probably with a view to put himself at the head of the troops that had been raised in Georgia & the Carolinas to make head against Brigadier-general Campbell; that the destination of General Campbell's expedition h... See More  

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Ends June 18, 2017 07:31

$49.00
154103

Pre Revolutionary War TENSIONS in Boston 1767 Old London England Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371955402678

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 17, 1767 * Pre Revolutionary War tensions Page 3 has an interesting item which notes: "It is assured, that the late extraordinary resolutions of a town meeting at Boston, New England, were the last efforts of a dying faction, that the inhabitants in general, both of that town and of the province, wholly disapprove those proceedings, and are perfectly easy & satisfied with the measures taken here." How wrong they were! This is an interesting counterpoint to the Revolutionary War which would soon follow. Another page has a report headed: "America" with reports datelined "Georgia" and "Charles-Town", the former noting: "...The affair at St. Mary's River ... See More  

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Ends June 18, 2017 07:24

$48.00
154099

Early & Rare WASHINGTON D.C. 18th Century MAP & Paul Revere 1792 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371954741650

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, May, 1792 * 18th century Washington D.C. map Eighteenth century American magazines are increasingly scarce in today's market. This title was published by the famed Isaiah Thomas, the patriot printer from the Revolutionary War & founder of the American Antiquarian Society. Content includes "The Pleasures of Poverty" "An Oration on Genius" "Funeral Rites of the Aboriginals" "Happiness of an American Farmer" and more. Near the back is a: "Collection of Publick Acts, Papers, etc." from the federal government including: "An ACT for the Relief of Certain Widows, Orphans, Invalids & other Persons" and "An ACT for Making Farther & more Effectual Provision for ... See More  

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Ends June 17, 2017 15:15

$240.00
154097

SAMUEL ADAMS Selected CLERK of Boston 1772 Pre Revolutionary War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371954738651

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 21, 1772 An inside page contains a report from a Boston letter concerning political events in that town, and which mentions "...the House then made choice of Mr. Samuel Adams for their clerk...". The article goes on to report other political happenings, taking an entire column. Complete in 8 pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends June 17, 2017 15:10

$40.00
154096

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Appointed British Diplomart Agent 1771 Old London Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391788398701

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, December 19, 1771 Inside has a report headed "America" from Philadelphia noting in part: "...Benjamin Franklin, Esq., is appointed Agent for this province at the Court of Great Britain, for the ensuing year." Other news of the day, mostly European, plus ads as well. Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, great condition.

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Ends June 17, 2017 15:09

$39.00
154094

COLONIAL BOSTON Massachusetts INDEPENDENCE 1768 Pre Revolutionary War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391788397607

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Oct. 24, 1768 * Rare Colonial Boston * Pre Revolutionary War A nice newspaper from colonial Boston, the hotbed of activity raging against the hated policies of Parliament towards the American colonies. This city & its environs saw much action against the Stamp Act, and would soon be the focus of the Boston Tea Party, the Boston Massacre, and the outbreak of war with the Battle of Lexington & Concord. All of the front page has reports of the "...Trial of John Grainger, Daniel Clark..." and others for "...shooting at John Green..." (see for beginning). Elsewhere is a report from Hartford, mentioning: "...the disturbance at Boston with the officers of the customers wa... See More  

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Ends June 17, 2017 15:07

$177.00
154092

USS UNITED STATES Navy Frigate Capital Ship Philadelphia TO LAUNCH1797 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391788395657

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE MINERVA & MERCANTILE EVENING ADVERTISER, New York, May 4, 1797 * USS United States to launch Page 2 has a report datelined "Philadelphia, May 3" which notes: "We have good authority for mentioning that Wednesday next, the 10th instant, is appointed for launching the United States frigate; and that it will take place at two o'clock on that day, if the weather permits." Decorative front page with 23 illustrated ship ads. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, minor fold rubbing to the ftpg., nice condition.

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Ends June 17, 2017 15:05

$63.00
154083

JAY TREATY RATIFICATION Benjamin Franklin & Captain James Cook 1795 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391788320558

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1795 * Jay Treaty ratification * Captain James Cook * Benjamin Franklin Included are two correspondences concerning the conflicting information on whether Ben Franklin requested that Capt. Cook, in his naval adventures, not be taken by American naval forces during the Revolutionary War (see). Near the back are a few bits of: "American News" with datelines from Quebec and New York, the latter noting: "The Treaty of Amity, Commerce & Navigation between Great Britain & the United States of America, was ratified on the 24th by the Senate of the United States. It is understood that this is the final decision of the United States on the subject...". T... See More  

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Ends June 17, 2017 13:58

$57.00
153972

MUTINY ON THE HMS BOUNTY Royal Navy Captain William Bligh 1790 British Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391781660961

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1790 * Mutiny on the Bounty * Captain William Bligh Near the back of this issue is one of the more historic naval report of the 18th century, since romanticized by the famous movie, giving a fine account of the mutiny on board the ship Bounty. The report is headed: "Several Memorable Events have lately happened at Sea, which for their Singularity & Importance are worthy to be recorded." which begins: "The first that attracted the public notice was a mutiny on board the Bounty..." with the detailed, carrying over to the next page, with mention of Captain Bligh, Fletcher Christian, & others, with the actual account of the mutiny (see photos). A fine,... See More  

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Ends June 11, 2017 07:56

$285.00
153970

PRE REVOLUTIONARY WAR American Tensions Building 1774 Old British Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371948111602

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 21, 1774 * Pre Revolutionary War tensions Over two-thirds of page four is taken up with: "An Abstract of the Bill for the better Regulating the Government of the province of Massachusetts Bay in North America", which is a great analysis of this controversial Act of Parliament. The author examines the Act clause by clause (see). Another very nice article takes half a page and begins: "The sum of the petitions with all that is advanced in favour of the Americans, amounts to this, that their love and loyalty will not survive a taxation. From thenceforward we are to expect marks of their resentment..." which would be a gross understatement. Fine reading (s... See More  

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Ends June 11, 2017 07:53

$77.00
153908

Early PLAYING CARDS King "Harry" VIII Advertismeent & JOHN ADAMS 1799 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371946388818

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 19, 1799 * Two President John Adams script signatures * Nice ad for King Harry the Eighth Playing Cards * Trenton, New Jersey serves as Federal Capital * Moses Gill proclamation and script signature The front page features two Acts of Congress, each one signed in script type by the President: John Adams. One is a conclusion from a previous issue for regulating: "...trade with Indian tribes & to preserve peace on the frontiers." and the other to authorize the President: "...to fill certain vacancies in the army & navy.". Page three has a rare ad for "King Harry the Eighth Playing Cards," which is not a misprint. Some suggest the use of "King Harry VIII" ... See More  

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Ends June 09, 2017 12:28

$125.00
153870

REVOLUTIONARY WAR Long Island New York MAP Benjamin Franklin Ltr. 1778 Magazine


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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1778 * Rare Revolutionary War New York map * Benjamin Franklin letter * Ethan Allen Of great significance is the very nice foldout map headed: "Map of Hudson's River with the Adjacent Country", which shows from Crown Point & Ticonderoga, south to Philadelphia, & also from Long island to Lake Ontario (see), with considerable detail. This map measures 9 1/2 by 12 1/2 inches and is in very nice condition. The first item is: "Debate in the House of Commons" which takes 7 pages and does include discussion on the Revolutionary War, a few of the items including: "...stated the causes that led to the American war...that neither France or Spain would take u... See More  

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Ends June 04, 2017 15:16

$358.00
153824

Very Early PLAYING CARDS & Backgammon Game Boards Advertisement 1799 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391774596899

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, November 20, 1799 * Very early playing cards * Backgammon boards The back page includes many ads, two of which are very early ads for "Playing Cards", being Henry the Eighth, Columbian brand cards and backgammon boards. A few other particulars as noted in the ads (see photos). News of the day. Complete in 4 pages, a little spine wear, generally in good condition.

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Ends June 03, 2017 07:37

$60.00
153821

ALBANY COUNTY New York LAND For Sale Advertisement 1770 Pre Rev. War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371939372498

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 10, 1770 * Albany County, New York * Land for sale advertisement The more famous newspapers of this period from shortly before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War--and from the year of the Boston Massacre--with an inside page containing the ad as seen in the photo below, headed: "AMERICAN LANDS to be sold..."in Albany County, New York, with other details noted. Other news reports and advertisements of the day as well. Eight pages, some rubbing with a tiny hole on the front leaf, otherwise rather nice.

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Ends June 03, 2017 07:33

$22.00
153811

BRITISH JEW BILL Rare Charleston SC South Carolina Engraving 1753 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371939363998

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1753 * Early Charleston SC church print * The British Jew Bill This issue contains a great full page print of: "St. Philip's Church in Charles Town, South Carolina" with just a small bit of text on it on the facing page reading: "The church is esteemed one of the most regular & complete structures of the kind in America. The design was sent us from Charles-Town [Charleston] where it has a very advantageous situation at the upper end of a broad extensive street.". Quite rare to find prints of American architecture in this magazine. Another feature article in this issue is: "The Bill Permitting the Jews to be Naturalized by Parliament..." ... See More  

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Ends June 03, 2017 07:17

$240.00
153730

Very Rare Pirate CAPTAIN WILLIAM KIDD Execution Hanging PIRACY 1701 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371932538150

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

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Ends May 27, 2017 15:07

$16,500.00
153680

1796 SAMUEL ADAMS ACT Acuishnet River New Bedford MA BRIDGE 1796 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371932109233

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 17, 1796 * Samuel Adams act The front page has "An ACT for incorporating certain persons for the purpose of building a Bridge over the Acuishnet River in the town of New-Bedford." signed in type by the Mass. governor: Samuel Adams. Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends May 27, 2017 07:19

$45.00
153669

Nice MASSACHUSETTS SPY Published by Isaiah Thomas 1797 Worcester MA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371931460217

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, , Dec. 20, 1797 * 18th century American title Page 3 has interesting details of a plot by slaves who were: "...preparing scenes of massacre and slaughter, similar to those which ravaged the cape..." with detail (see). Page 3 also has: "La Fayette" which mention of his arrival at Hamburg, and: "...expect to hear of his landing in the United States. No event will give greater joy to the Patriot at Mount Vernon than to behold his adopted son in this land of freedom." (see). Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends May 26, 2017 14:31

$46.00
153668

CONCORD NH Merrimack County New Hampshire w/ King Louis XVI 1792 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371931459594

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: CONCORD HERALD, New Hampshire, June 27, 1792 Pages 2 & 3 have much on affairs in France including a note signed in type: Louis. The masthead has two engravings, one being the U.S. coat-of-arms. A quite scarce title. Other news of the day with period advertising. Four pages and in very nice, clean condition.

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Ends May 26, 2017 14:29

$56.00
153664

Rare 18th Century PHILADELPHIA PA w/ Shipping Advertisements 1792 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391766630198

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Aug. 1, 1792 The middle column of the front page features 13 illustrated ship ads, making it nice for display. Page 3 has: "Freedom of Election" & other items & ads, while the back page is almost entirely taken up with ads. News of the day. Complete in four pages and in excellent condition.

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Ends May 26, 2017 13:10

$42.00
153663

CAPE HENRY LIGHTHOUSE Virginia Beach VA Construction Proposal 1790 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391766627182

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, October 13, 1790 * Cape Henry Lighthouse (Virginia Beach) The front page has an advertisement by the "Treasury Department" for: "...proposals...for the building of a Light House...upon the lot of land on Cape Henry...state of Virginia..." and what follows is considerable details as to how the lighthouse is to be constructed (see for portions). Among the other news items in this issues are those headed "Foreign Intelligence" "Miscellany" "The King of Sweden" "Justice of Philip IV" "Federal Representatives" "Women" "Further of War" and more. Complete with four pages, this issue has light foxing, minor loss at the blank spine margin, but is gen... See More  

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Ends May 26, 2017 13:09

$87.00
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