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159212

Rare DANIEL DEFOE REVIEW Pickering & Chatto 1708 Old London England UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391930548202

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: A REVIEW OF THE STATE OF THE BRITISH NATION, London, July 17, 1708 * Rare Daniel Defoe periodical * Early 18th century original From research done by the prestigious London rare book firm of Pickering & Chatto, this is: "...one of Daniel Defoe's greatest, but least known, works. The Review covered his many interests, both literary and historical. It had a tiny original print run of just 400, making this a very rare title. Defoe's "Review" played a significant role in the birth of the modern press. It was not so much a newspaper dealing in facts but a journal of opinion and discussion. But in some ways it was itself the most interesting example as it was the first of a new genre: the eigh... See More  

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Ends December 20, 2017 12:12

$56.00
159070

MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT Women's Woman Rights Advocate & Writer BOOK 1797 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372136456217

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: KENTISH GAZETTE, Winchester, England, April 21, 1795 * Mary Wollstonecraft * Women's rights advocate This newspaper has one of the more decorative & beautiful mastheads of the era. Note the two very detailed engravings on either side, one being the fabled Canterbury Cathedral. The back page has a brief item mentioned Mary Wollstonecraft, one of the earliest woman's rights advocates, with mention of her most famous book: "The author of the Rights of Women, Mrs. Woolstonecraft, is arrived from France in this country..." with a bit more (see). Four pages, slightly irregular at the spine, nice condition.

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Ends December 14, 2017 15:39

$59.00
159068

Very Rare CONVICTS TO AMERICAN PLANTATIONS Nice Masthead Prints 1728 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372136454484

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE DAILY POST-BOY, London, May 23, 1728 * Convicts to American plantations The front page is a terrific item noting: "The government are about contracting with the proper undertakes for transporting the felons, convicts, being about 80 in number, to his Majesty's Plantations in America."." Although it was known that convicts were occasionally shipped off to the American colonies, it is exceedingly rare to find such mention in period newspapers. Single sheet, 8 1/2 by 15 inches, handsome engravings in the masthead, very nice condition.

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Ends December 14, 2017 15:36

$225.00
158936

American Patriot PATRICK HENRY DEATH 1799 Boston Massachusetts Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391923395407

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 26, 1799 * Patrick Henry death * 18th century original On page 2 under "Died" is an inconspicuous obituary that reads, in full: "In Virginia, the 6th inst. the Hon. PATRICK HENRY, Esq. one of the Envoys appointed the last Session of Congress, to treat with the French Republic". The back page has the lyrics of a "Song, For The 4th of July, 1799. To the tune of the 'Vicar of Bray.'" Four pages, a little light foxing, minor spine wear, nice condition.

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Ends December 09, 2017 15:28

$125.00
158921

Rare NEW HAVEN CT Connecticut Revolutionary War INDEPENDENCE YEAR 1776 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391923371376

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, May 29, 1776 * American Revolutionary War * Great year to have (1776) The entire front page is taken up with considerable detail on the court martial trial of Col. Roger Enos. In the summer of 1775 Enos took part in the Battle of Bunker Hill and other activities around Boston and then joined Benedict Arnold's expedition to Quebec as commander of the rear guard. In October of 1775 Enos and the soldiers under his command left the struggling expedition because of a shortage of food and supplies. After marching his troops through the Maine wilderness and home to Connecticut, Enos was called a traitor and a coward, and court-martialed for "quitting without lea... See More  

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Ends December 09, 2017 14:52

$615.00
158917

ACTION OF 17 JUNE 1778 Belle Poule & Arethusa Rev. War Naval Battle Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391923366154

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 23-27, 1778 * Fight of Belle Poule and Arethusa * British and French frigates - 1st naval battle * Action of 17 June 1778 A very notable issue reporting a significant naval event in the Revolutionary War. The front page & nearly half of pg. 2 are taken up with letters headed: "Victory, at Sea" which give details of the naval battle between the Belle Poule and Arethusa, being the first naval battle between the British and new American allies the French, in the Revolutionary War (see hyperlink). Significant not only to have this report in a British newspaper, but on the front page. Complete in 16 pages although mostly taken up with legal notices & Parliame... See More  

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Ends December 09, 2017 14:44

$125.00
158895

James SOMERSETT'S CASE Decision Lord Mansfield Slaves SLAVERY Negro1772 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372131223736

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1772 * Somersett's case * Slaves - slavery Certainly the most significant report in this issue is the court decision in the James Somersett court case, the slave purchased in Virginia then taken to England, escaped & eventually recaptured. This case ultimately determined that slavery was unsupported in England. This was a landmark slavery case which received wide attention (see the Wikipedia for much more on Somersett & his legal case). The report reads in part: "The Court of King's Bench gave judgment in the case of Somerset the slave, viz. that Mr. Stuart his master had no power to compel him on board a ship or to send him back to the plantations..... See More  

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Ends December 09, 2017 12:31

$125.00
158891

Early 1706 Virginia mention THE REHEARSAL London Charles Leslie 1706 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391923275391

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE REHEARSAL, London, Oct. 9, 1706 * Rare 18th century title * Quite early mention of Virginia A fine single sheet newspaper which lasted only 6 years. It was published by Charles Leslie, considered a violent controversialist who was virtually inextinguishable. Another source notes: "...in August 1704, he had started, in opposition to the ‘Observator’ and Defoe's ‘Review,’ a periodical entitled ‘The Rehearsal.’ It was published...beginning with 10 April 1706. In form ‘The Rehearsal’ was a lively dialogue between Rehearsal and Observator or Countryman, and, though largely occupied with matters of merely ephemeral interest, afforded Les... See More  

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Ends December 09, 2017 11:47

$47.00
158885

BATTLE OF QUEBEC Benedict Arnold & ETHAN ALLEN 1776 Revolutionary War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391923194942

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NEW-ENGLAND CHRONICLE OR ESSEX GAZETTE, (Cambridge), Feb. 22, 1776 * Battle of Quebec - Canada * General Benedict Arnold report * Ethan Allen in captivity * American Revolutionary War The top of the first column begins with a report from Cork that: "...there has been commotions amongst the soldiers who are to embark for America; that a great numbers of them have deserted & that several of the officers who are absent have sent letters to acquaint their officers that they shall not join their regiments to be sent upon so unusual a war, to shed the blood of their countrymen." with more related content. There are additional reports relating to the Revolutionary War on the front page, includin... See More  

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Ends December 09, 2017 10:11

$890.00
158881

TRICORNE HAT ADVERTISEMENT Philadelphia PA Post Revolutionary War 1785 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372131126189

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 14, 1785 * Colonial tricorne hat advertisement The ftpg. is filled with ads including 16 illustrated ship ads (see). Printed during the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War & the creation of the federal government. Pg. 3 has an item from Charleston noting: "We are informed that Congress have sent a body of troops to take possession of the frontier posts, pursuant to the treaty, & to insist upon their being immediately delivered up...". Some reports from Congress. The back page has a nice illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufacturer" which shows the classic tricorne (three corner) hat of the colonial period (see Wikipedia).... See More  

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Ends December 09, 2017 09:45

$45.00
158868

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372131087099

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, 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 December 09, 2017 08:45

$59.00
158839

ALLEGIANCE W/ ENGLAND Denounced Post Revolutionary War 1785 Phila. PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391922746153

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 8, 1785 Page 3 includes a bill: "...for restoring to the rights of citizenship, certain persons therein specified, at present disbarred therefrom by the operation of the TEST LAWS..." with the details of the bill, including the oath which includes: "I, A.B., do swear, (or solemnly, sincerely and truly affirm) that I renounce and refuses all allegiance to George the third, king of Great Britain, his heirs and successors; and that I will be faithful & bear true allegiance to the commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a free and independent state..." with more (see). The back page has a nice illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufacturer" which shows the... See More  

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Ends December 08, 2017 15:12

$47.00
158833

Alexandria MASOIC LODGE NO. 22 President George Washington Acts 1797 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391922741897

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 29, 1797 * President George Washington acts * Alexandra-Washington Masonic Lodge On the front page under "Laws of the United States" are three "Acts", each signed in script type: Go. Washington. Also, on the front page under "Masonic", is an address from Lodge, No. 22, of the Ancient York Masons, at Alexandria, to the President, delivered during a meeting attended by Washington, and signed in type by James Gillis, the lodge Master. The President's gracious reply follows, signed in type: Go. Washington. According to two sources, Washington was a member of this lodge, in addition to being a member of a Fredericksburg, Va., lodge that he joined in 1753. ... See More  

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Ends December 08, 2017 15:04

$177.00
158807

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR w/ John Paul Jones & More 1780 Philadelphia PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391921884033

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia, May 30, 1780 * Revolutionary War * Great masthead On the front page under "London" is part of a letter from Amsterdam stating: "...that several English gentlemen have been in company with the celebrated Paul Jones, who relate that he is proud & haughty, and can talk nothing of sea affairs; however, he has the good manners not to speak disrespectfully of the English; the only reflection he made worthy of committing to paper was this: 'he never did, nor...would accept...a command...for his private advantage...he would be cut to pieces rather than shuffle with his employers to enrich himself, at the expence of his honor.' ". The front page also has a l... See More  

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Ends December 07, 2017 15:37

$435.00
158674

Great Mid 18th Century SHIP of War Detailed ILLUSTRATION 1748 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372124492107

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1748 * Great ship illustration Certainly the feature item in this issue is the terrific, full page illustration of: "A Ship Of War", with considerable detail, and with most of the facing page having the "Explanation to a Ship of War of the third Rate with Rigging, &c., at Anchor". The "Explanation" numerically identifies 148 parts noted on the plates as well as 17 other features which are listed alphabetically from A to R. A terrific plate for display for any naval history collector, measuring (with the margins), about 8 1/2 by 4 3/4 inches. Other items in this issue include: "Description of the Cumberland Coast" which includes a small illustration: "V... See More  

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Ends December 02, 2017 13:50

$226.00
158661

JOHN WILKES Radical Supporter of Americans 1768 Pre Revolutionary War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391917996081

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, Aug. 29, 1768 * John Wilkes - radical * Pre Revolutionary War The first half of the newspaper is taken up with the continuation of the "Narrative of the Hon. Commodore Byron" on his expedition around the world in the 1740's. Near the back are reports from London noting in part: "...that most of the readers of our paper are such friends to liberty that they will receive with the most heart felt pleasure the news we give them this week that Mr. Wilkes, the great assertor of the liberties of this country, is now restored to all the rights & privileges of it, of which he has been long deprived by an illegal proceeding...". John Wilkes was a radical membe... See More  

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Ends December 02, 2017 13:32

$135.00
158613

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Edinburgh Scotland 1780 Old Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372123516967

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Oct. 2, 1780 Page 2 has most of a column taken up with various reports concerning the Revolutionary War, a few items including: "...that Monsieur de Ternay sailed from France with 6000 troops but that so many died on their passage that when he came to effect a landing on Rhode Island he did not disembark more than 4000. That Washington was making a show of forming magazines & had collected as large a body of forces as possible, but that his army was made up of men of all ages & conditions & was but little to be depended upon. That Gen. Clinton had taken with him 10,000 men & after having embarked them and proceeded...to the extreme point of Long Island..." ... See More  

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Ends December 01, 2017 14:11

$57.00
158453

18th Century American 1788 PHILADELPHIA PA Pennsylvania Newspaper w/ Many Ads


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391913834051

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 13, 1788 * 18th century America * Early U.S. government Page 2 begins with an interesting travelogue headed: "Sketch of a Journey from Minnisink on the Delaware, to Wyoming, upon the eastern branch of the Susquehannah, etc." which takes 1 1/2 columns & is very descriptive of the journey. Also on pg. 2: Thoughts on Reading a Newspaper". Four pages, archivally rejoined at the spine, staining at margins, a few small archival mends.

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Ends November 25, 2017 13:45

$40.00
158452

(4) President GEORGE WASHINGTON & John Adams ACTS of Congress 1796 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372117314614

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 21, 1796 * President George Washington * John Adams - Acts of Congress The front page contains not one or two, but four Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, and in block type by the Vice Pres: John Adams. A very nice issue for display given these four Washington signatures on the ftpg. Four pages, bit close-trimmed at the top affects a bit at the top of the pages, otherwise very nice condition.

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Ends November 25, 2017 13:44

$156.00
158450

PRESIDENT JOHN ADAMS Message Signed in Type re. France Relations 1798 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391913831229

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Feb. 21, 1798 * John Adams signed message * 18th century American original Page 2 contains a message from the President of the United States signed in type: John Adams, concerning relations with France. Page 3 has a brief mention of the reading of a bill in the Massachusetts legislature titled: "an Act for suppressing rogues, vagabonds and other idle, disorderly and lewd persons." Four pages, decorative masthead, scattered light foxing, generally very nice condition.

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Ends November 25, 2017 13:41

$46.00
158417

Rare CONVICTS SENT TO AMERICA Plantations 1725 Old Whitehall London Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372116262001

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE WHITEHALL EVENING-POST, London, Sept. 7, 1725 * Rare 18th century title * Convicts to America This is the earliest issue of this title we have offered. The front page has a nice item: "Yesterday in the evening four young follows, order's for transportation, were brought from Reading jail to Newgate, in order to be sent with the next convicts to the American Plantations." A rare report of convicts being sent to America. Page 3 has a nice print of the: "Great Formidable Eclipse of the Moon, Oct. 10, 1725", with one-third of the page blank Three-quarters of the back page is blank. Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, red tax stamp on the ftpg., 8 by 10 inches, bit of minor raggednes... See More  

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Ends November 24, 2017 14:06

$144.00
158379

Rare 1ST AMERICAN CIRCUS John Bill Ricketts Advertisement 1795 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391913242291

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, June 4, 1795 * 1st American circus * John Bill Ricketts Page 3 has: "Arrival of Mr. Jay" at Boston, noting: "...An immense concourse of citizens...received & conducted him amidst repeated acclamations..." along with the text of his address to them (see). Also an interesting advertisement for "J. B. Ricketts..." who created the very first American circus, with various details (see). Four pages, bit irregular at the spine, nice condition.

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Ends November 24, 2017 13:06

$43.00
158317

18th Century PHILADELPHIA Pennsylvania w/ United States Congress 1790 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372114652009

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 7, 1790 * Early United States Congress Page 3 has a lengthy letter concerning the character of America & the new federal government (see). There are also reports from the "House of Representatives of the United States". Four pages, a few small archival mends at inside margins, nice condition.

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Ends November 23, 2017 07:07

$40.00
158308

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1780 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391912401385

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 17, 1780 * Revolutionary War Era * 18th century original * From The Enemy Most of an inside page is taken up with an interesting letter "To the Printer" which concerns the situation in America, with talk of what independence might mean to the colonies. Portions include: "The more the subject of American affairs is considered, the more necessary & important will the representation of the Colonies in Parliament appear...each colony would, their independence supposed, have a separate interest which must continually produce continual wars between them..." and so much more (see for the beginning). A back page report talks about tobacco having arrived i... See More  

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Ends November 23, 2017 06:53

$45.00
158307

GEORGE WASHINGTON State of the Union Address SIGNED 1793 Norwich CT Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391912400771

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NORWICH PACKET, Norwich, Connecticut, Dec. 19, 1793 * President George Washington * State of the Union Address - Annual Certainly the prime content in this issue is the: "PRESIDENT'S SPEECH to Congress, being the annual state-of-the-union address of George Washington, contained on both pages 1 & 2 of this single sheet supplement issue (see photos). It is signed by him in type: Go. Washington, and at its conclusion is a note that the senate appointed the Right Reverend Dr. White as Chaplain of Congress, and that the House appointed the Reverend Dr. Green as its chaplain (see). Dr. White was the 2nd Chaplain of the United States Senate, and his home is now part of Independence National His... See More  

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Ends November 23, 2017 06:52

$366.00
158218

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ENDING EVENTS American Independence 1782 Salem MA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391909900186

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, October 10, 1782 * Revolutionary War ending events Page 3 begins with a report from "Richmond" which includes: "General Clarke who commanded at Savannah...was very careful in preventing the burning of the town, which some incendiaries had attempted at the evacuation & extended his care so far as to leave a guard behind until General Wayne had taken possession...The orders for the evacuation of St. Augustine, we hear, are countermanded, & Col. Brown is sent there with the Indians and tories..." Also some text on the Cherokees in Georgia, noting they: "...are seriously disposed for peace...". A letter from Camp at Verplank's Point includes: "...that Sir Guy ... See More  

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Ends November 18, 2017 13:19

$170.00
158092

REVEREND SAMSON OCCOM Mohegan Indian Presbyterian Cleric 1767 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372107628146

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 9, 1767 * The Reverend Samson Occom * Mohegan nation - Presbyterian cleric The last page contains a report on Reverend Samson Occom who had traveled to England to raise subscriptions (funds) for the Indian Charity School in Oneida. Occum, of the Mohegan tribe near New London, Connecticut, was the first Native-American to publish his writings in English (see Wikipedia or web-search for more). This contains the address that the chief speaker of the Indians to him, including: "...very glad you have come among us with God's news...We will, by the help of God, endeavour to keep the fire which you brought & kindled among us..." with more. Eight pages, 8 1/2 b... See More  

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Ends November 16, 2017 09:02

$60.00
158091

TREATY OF UNION England & Scotland to be United Agreement 1706 London Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391908507632

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE POST-BOY, London, England, Oct. 15, 1706 * "Treaty of Union" agreement * England & Scotland to be united This is a very significant issue on the history of the United Kingdom as the front page has a report datelined "Edinburgh, Oct. 4" which begins: "Yesterday the Parliament met with the usual solemnity & his Grace, the Lord High Commissioner's Commission being read, her Majesty's letter to the Parliament was also read, containing in substance, 'That since their last meeting, She had nominated Commissioners to treat of an UNION between Scotland and England, who, by their great Care and Diligence, had concluded a Treaty, and laid the same before Her Majesty; that She had called t... See More  

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Ends November 16, 2017 09:00

$280.00
158053

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1778 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391908020097

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 10, 1778 * Revolutionary War Era * 18th century * From The Enemy A brief item on page 2 notes: "Gen. Campbell who is sailed for Georgia with 2000 men, has the fullest assurances of being supported by a powerful body of loyalists both in that province & Carolina upon his arrival." Other items include: "Advice is said...that Admiral Byron's fleet had fallen in with the French squadron off Boston, that a general engagement ensured in which the French were totally defeated..." and "Sir Henry Clinton has sent home a...requisition...to reinforce his army with 12,000 men...". And a back page item notes: "Gov. Johnstone...declared that he firmly believed two-th... See More  

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Ends November 15, 2017 13:42

$44.00
157980

Pre United States Constitution & Post Revolutionary War 1785 Phila. PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372103019914

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 9, 1785 * Government close * Post war era The ftpg. has a full column taken up with 13 illustrated ship ads. Inside has various news reports from Europe and America. The back page has a nice illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufacturer" which shows the classic tricorne (three corner) hat of the colonial period (see hyperlink). Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends November 11, 2017 13:44

$40.00
157977

Very Early MISSISSIPPI & Ohio RIVERS Land for Sale 1773 London England Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372103016736

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: MIDDLESEX JOURNAL OR UNIVERSAL EVENING POST, London, April 3, 1773 * Early Mississippi & Ohio Rivers Filled with European news with a small bit on the back page noting: "Those gentlemen who are petitioning for lands on the Ohio and Mississippi are ordered to attend Lord Dartmouth on Thursday next, at the Plantation Office, to consider farther on their petitions." Four pages, nice engraving in the masthead, red tax stamp on the ftpg., archival mend at the spine, very nice condition.

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Ends November 11, 2017 13:41

$32.00
157851

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372100124755

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, March 25, 1778 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. The front page has two Proclamations headed: "By Order of His Excellency, Sir William Howe, K.B. General & Commander in Chief, etc.", with the full text of both seen in the photos below. The balance of the ftpg. is taken up with ads. Most of pg. 2 is taken up with a large chart headed: "The United States of America, in Account with the Continental Congress" with an introducto... See More  

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Ends November 08, 2017 14:29

$610.00
157835

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN'S WILL General Israel Putnam Death - Jews 1790 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372099862649

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 29, 1790 * General Israel Putnam death * re. Benjamin Franklin's will * Jews - Jewish - Judaica Pg. 2 has a brief item: "On the 29th of May last died, at Brooklyn in America, in the 73rd year of his age, Israel Putnam, Esq., Major General of the late continental army." Half of page 4 has news headed: "America" which includes a report from Boston: "The Select Men, having received from the executors of Dr. Franklin's will...The extracts are lengthy & contain many of those judicious & elegant maxims & observations for which the Doctor is so justly celebrated. They contain many legacies to the town..." with more. Page 6 has a Judaica report noting: "...r... See More  

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Ends November 08, 2017 08:09

$46.00
157831

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391903143836

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Jan. 31, 1778 T * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America his was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. The front page is filled with ads including one for the sale of "Common Sense" with with descriptive text. Page 2 has the text of the King's speech to Parliament in which he expresses his decision to keep the number of forces in America at their current levels. Text includes: "...I can have...s... See More  

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Ends November 08, 2017 08:01

$315.00
157623

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391896836227

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, June, 1785 * HMS Resolution - Royal Navy * Captain James Cook death * Third Voyage - Hawaiian Islands This magazine--much more scarce than the Gentleman's Magazine--published in serial form the account of: "Captain Cook's Voyage to the Northern Hemisphere...", this issue containing reports from April, 1779 when after visiting the Hawaiian Islands where Cook met his death, Captain Clerke returned once again to the Northwest in search of a Northwest Passage to the Atlantic. As noted in "The Content" at the beginning of the front page, topics include: "Arrival At Awatska Bay in Kamtschatka [Kamchatka, far eastern Russia]--Reception at Petropaulowski--Passage... See More  

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Ends October 28, 2017 15:02

$155.00
157620

WASHINGTON D.C. Land Sale Early American Government 1791 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372089741735

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, July 14, 1791 * Washington D.C. land sale * Early U.S. government The front page has a nice notice datelined "Georgetown, June 30, 1791", concerning the sale of a "Number of Lots in the Federal City." Mentions that the President of the United States approved the: "...Sites for the Public Buildings pursuant to the Act passed by Congress ...for establishing the temporary and permanent Seat of Government...". Includes details about the sale of the lots described as being "...in the best Situations in the Federal City." Might be the earliest notice for building lots in the future capital, especially since it appeared in a newspaper from what was ... See More  

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Ends October 28, 2017 14:38

$64.00
157539

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Invention for Shipping & Wasbash Confederacy 1786 Newspaper


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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 27, 1786 * Wabash Confederacy - Indians * Benjamin Franklin invention Inside has over one-third of a column headed: "American News" which includes talk of Indian troubles in Virginia, and that: "...All the Indians on & about the Wabash are for war...Those on the Tenasee disturb our eastern & southern frontiers..." with more. Another item begins: "A correspondent informs that Dr. Franklin has invented a machine to prevent ships from making lee-way when close hauled upon a wind..." with more on this Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, great condition.

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Ends October 26, 2017 07:31

$42.00
157511

(2) John JAY'S TREATY George Washington Lord Grenville 1796 Newspapers


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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 16 & 19, 1796 * Jay's Treaty - John * George Washington A very significant pair of issues as they contain, in its entirety, the full text of the Jay Treaty, one of the more significant 18th century documents in American history. \Taking much of the front page and part of page 2 in the issue of the 16th is part of Jay's Treaty through Article 12. Prefacing the Treaty is a "Proclamation" (see photos) providing particulars about the conclusion and ratification of the Treaty. Includes word that the treaty was ratified upon the condition that much of the 12th article be suspended and be replaced with an additional article. Text of the treaty concludes in t... See More  

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Ends October 25, 2017 07:44

$248.00
157505

WASHINGTON D.C. Created Seat of Government - District of Columbia 1791 Newspaper


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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 27, 1791 * Creating Washington D.C. - seat of government * President George Washington & Thomas Jefferson The entire first column on page 2 is taken up with a very historic document: "A Proclamation" in which Maryland & Virginia both offered to cede to the United States land upon which the capital would be created. The text includes in part: "...the State of Maryland...cede(d) to Congress a district of ten miles square in this State for the seat of the Government of the United States..." and also: "...General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia...An Act for the cession of ten miles square within this State to the United States in ... See More  

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Ends October 25, 2017 07:35

$545.00
157414

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


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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, Massachusetts, Sept. 24, 1743 * 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. Heading the front page is: "Containing Accounts of the Propagation & Revival of Religion in England, Scotland and America." This 8 page magazine is almost entirely taken up with religious content from the "Great Awakening" period in American history. Ver nice condition, 5 by 8 inches. A rare opportunity for an American periodical from such an early year. I... See More  

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Ends October 20, 2017 12:10

$110.00
157413

WILLIAM WILBERFORCE African Slave Trade & Botany Bay Australia 1789 Newspaper


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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 28, 1789 * African slave trade * William Wilberforce * Botany Bay - Australia Page 7 has a brief item from Parliament headed: "Botany Bay" reading: "Mr. Hussey asked whether it was the intention of Ministers to prosecute the scheme of forming a settlement in Botany Bay? Mr. Pitt said that from the accounts hitherto received from the Colony, they saw no reason for abandoning it." Considerable discussion is present regarding the "Slave Trade" which includes an appeal by William Wilberforce, and the bkpg. has mention of a ship: "...arrived from Nantz to take in brandy & wines for Africa, each vessel intending to purchase from 800 to 1000 slaves. He also ... See More  

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Ends October 20, 2017 12:09

$98.00
157343

Rare Early 18th Century POST BOY Ornate Masthead CHRISTOPHER WREN 1716 Newspaper


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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE POST BOY, Sept. 8, 1716 * Sir Christopher Wren replaced * Displayable masthead Near the top of the back page is a very significant item on the famous architect Sir Christopher Wren. The report reads: "Christopher Wren, Esq., is removed from being Clerk of his Majesty's Works, and is succeeded by John Mercer Esq., formerly belonging to Mr. How's Office, as pay-master of the guards and garrison." Christopher Wren is one of the most highly acclaimed English architects in history. He was accorded responsibility for rebuilding 52 churches in the City of London after the Great Fire in 1666, including what is regarded as his masterpiece, St. Paul's Cathedral, completed in 1710. Other notab... See More  

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Ends October 18, 2017 14:35

$250.00
157260

Was PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON a Officer in British Army ? 1795 UK Magazine


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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1795 * President George Washington * Officer in the British Army ? Included is a letter to the publisher concerning George Washington, referencing his bravery & military prowess fro the French & Indian War (see). Further on it notes: "...In the regular standing army of Great Britain he never held any commission: and this perhaps may have been...why Lord Howe & General Howe declined acknowledging his rank during the American war, or addressing him by the title of 'Excellency' which the Congress had conferred on him..." (see). A few pages later another writer addresses the issue of whether Washington ever held a British commission, beginning: "The just... See More  

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Ends October 15, 2017 07:35

$57.00
157258

BATTLE OF FORT FRONTENAC Ends w/ UK Capture French and Indian War 1758 Magazine


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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1758 * Fort Frontenac captured * French and Indian War The prime content would be a report from the French and Indian War prefaced with: "The following is Col. Bradstreet's Letter to Gen. Abercrombie after the Reduction of Fort Frontenac" with a dateline of Oswego, Aug. 31, 1758 & a nice account of the battle, the site of present-day Kingston, Ontario. The report begins: "I landed with the troops within a mile of fort Frontenac without opposition the 25th: the garrison surrendered prisoner of war the 27th...It was a square fort of 100 yards the exterior side and had in it 110 men..." with more (see). This event was led by English Col. John Bradstreet... See More  

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Ends October 15, 2017 07:32

$85.00
157255

Rare 18th Century STAMFORD Lincolnshire England w/ Nice Masthead 1729 Newspaper


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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: STAMFORD MERCURY, England, March 13, 1729 * Rare 18th century title The full title also includes: "Being Historical and Political Observations on the Transactions of Europe, Together With Remarks on Trade." A very rare title, and not held by any American institution. It underwent a number of name changes, existing throughout at least 1794, the year issues of which are held by Yale University. Various news reports including many from the courts, with sentences. Also a report of ships loaded with tobacco and sugar at harbor in Havana. Eight pages, 6 by 9 1/2 inches, a very decorative embellishment in the masthead, never-trimmed margins, nice condition. Note the year is in the imprint at th... See More  

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Ends October 15, 2017 07:24

$166.00
157241

Post Revolutionary War LOYALISTS in Nova Scotia 1785 Philadelphia PA Newspaper


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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 10, 1785 * Post Revolutionary War loyalists Page 2 includes an address: "To the honorable col. Thomas Dundas...commissioners appointed by the British legislature to examine the claims of the loyalists in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, etc." which begins: "We, his majesty's loyal and dutiful subjects, being resident chiefly in this place, and part of their attachment to their sovereign, have taken refuge in this province from the United States of America..." with the signed response of the commissioners (see). The front page features 16 illustrated ship ads. Four pages, great condition.

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Ends October 14, 2017 13:19

$45.00
157238

U.S. COINS Early Currency Act of Congress GEORGE WASHINGTON 1793 Old Newwspaper


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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Jan. 30, 1793 * President George Washington * John Adams & Thomas Jefferson * Act of Congress re. coins * Early United States currency The front page contains a brief yet quite historic "Act of Congress relating to the change in the weight of the half cent and full sent, titled; "An Act to Amend an Act entitled, 'An Act Establishing a Mint & Regulating the Coins of the United States so far as Respects the Coinage of Copper". A very notable Act of Congress--signed in type by Geo. Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson--on the creation of our monetary system. The balance of the issue has lengthy reporting fro Congress, with the bkpg. having... See More  

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Ends October 14, 2017 13:15

$185.00
157035

GEORGE WASHINGTON Ltr. & Ill-Treated Prisoners REVOLUTIONARY WAR 1780 Newspaper


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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 28, 1780 * Prisoners of war - atrocities * General George Washington Inside has: "...from New York represent the situation of the unhappy prisoners remaining of Gen. Burgoyne's army as truly pitiable; they are marched to the furthest extremity of the American territories under the Allegheny mountains, 400 miles from the coast, almost starved and naked, having nothing but Indian bread for their subsistence..." (see). Almost two-thirds of another are is taken up with: "American State Papers (Discovered in Mr. Laurens's Trunk)", concerning "Mr. Temple", consisting of various letters of recommendation for him who was sent to England to try to bring peace w... See More  

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Ends October 07, 2017 15:36

$63.00
157033

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Enemy LONDON Chronicle Rhode Island Siege 1778 Newspaper


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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 23, 1778 Inside has a report from Philadelphia noting: "...account of the Trident being safe in the Delaware on the 5th of June...the part of the army which was to go by land from Philadelphia to New York were on their march in the Jersies...ready to proceed to New York with the rest of the forces, & a number of the inhabitants who had quitted that city being unwilling to remain there when it should be in the hands of the Provincials...an attack had been made on Gen. Pigot's forces on Rhode Island in which the Provincial forces were repulsed and several officers taken prisoners." Another page has a letter concerning Spain in relation to America, including: ".... See More  

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Ends October 07, 2017 15:31

$48.00
156967

GEORGE WASHINGTON & John Adams ACT Circuit Courts 1792 Philadelphia Newspaper


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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, April 28, 1792 * President George Washington On the front page under an engraving of the Seal of the United States is: "An Act for altering the times of holding the Circuit Courts in certain districts of the United States, and for other purposes" signed in type: John Adams and George Washington. Other news of the day with a few ads. Four pages with a slight discoloration in the right margin, minor foxing, otherwise good.

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Ends October 06, 2017 15:11

$94.00
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