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157505

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391894679351

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391891687205

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372081622023

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391890528611

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372076688084

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391888397143

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391888392109

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391887859950

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372075829090

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391883107358

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391883104531

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372068378314

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
156937

Very Rare & Early PHILADELPHIA PA Colonial Pennsylvania 1735 Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391881709548

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE AMERICAN WEEKLY MERCURY, Philadelphia, April 3, 1735 * Earliest of American newspapers * Very early & rare As any serious collector of newspapers knows, it is exceedingly difficult to find any colonial American newspapers from before 1760, let alone an issue from 1735. It began in 1719 and only published through 1749. It was the very first newspaper in all of the Middle Colonies, and only the fourth newspaper published in all of the American colonies. This is a great issue from the premier city of the colonies at that time--when Ben Franklin was just beginning his career--and a handsome issue as well, as the masthead features two wood engravings, one showing a newsboy on horseback "tru... See More  

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Ends October 05, 2017 15:41

$2,935.00
156826

GREAT & Early 18th Century CRICKET Sports Article 1743 London England Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391878747930

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1743 * Great & early article on cricket * Letters (2) regarding the Battle of Dettington Within this issue is a very early and interesting article titled: "Of Publick Cricket Matches" concerning the sport of cricket, with much detail (see). The text includes: "Cricket is certainly a very innocent & wholesome exercise, yet it may be abused if either great or little people make it their business. It is grossly abused when it is made the subject of publick advertisements to draw together great crowds of people who ought all of them to be somewhere else..." with much more. This article takes about 1 3/4 columns. Present are two... See More  

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Ends October 01, 2017 14:17

$160.00
156823

TREATY OF PEACE Rev. War Ends John Adams & Benjamin Franklin Signs 1783 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391878745980

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1783 * The Treaty Of Peace (partial) * John Adams and Ben Franklin (block) signatures * Reports from New York, Philadelphia, and Charleston Included is a portion of text headed: "The Definitive Treaty between Great Britain & the United States of America, signed at Paris, the 3rd day of Sept. 1783" the text being just the beginning & ending of the Treaty, not the complete text (see photos). It ends with Article X and includes the signatures (in type) of John Adams, B. Franklin, and John Jay (see photos for this complete report). Further on is a section headed: "American Intelligence" which includes a report concerning finances, signed in type:... See More  

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Ends October 01, 2017 14:14

$145.00
156720

Calling for the ANNAPOLIS CONVENTION Pre Federal Constitution 1786 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391877945270

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 25, 1786 * Annapolis Convention called for * Pre Constitutional Convention The front page contains a very historic report, headed: "America - From the Virginia Gazette" with a Richmond, Januaryh 26 dateline. It provides the details of what would become known as the Annapolis Convention, beginning: "In the House of Delegatee, Jan. 21, 1786, resolved, that Edmund Randolph, James Madison, Water Jones...and George Mason, Esqrs. be appointed Commissioners who...shall meet such commissioners...by the other States in union...to take into consideration the trade of the United States..." with much more (see). History tells us that it was on this date of Januar... See More  

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Ends September 30, 2017 14:22

$165.00
156717

FRENCH and INDIAN WAR American Forts Diagrams w/ Description 1755 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391877942275

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: (discounted price) THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1755 * Diagrams of three American forts * The French & Indian War A 4 page article headed: "An Account of the British Trade & Settlements in North America from the French of Mons. Dumont, one of the Commissioners on the Part of the King of France for settling the Limits of the English & French Colonies in N. America." This is a terrific article on the early settlements of America by the contending nations of England & France & the troubles which brewed between them. It takes over 4 pages. Subheads at the top of the pages are: "New History of Hudson's Bay" and "Discovery & Settlement of Newfoundland and "French & English Contend for i... See More  

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Ends September 30, 2017 14:18

$75.00
156716

FORT STANWIX Sir John Johnson Siege Revolutionary War 1779 Old British Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372062528168

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1779 * Ben Franklin's book is reviewed (brief) * Fort Stanwix report * Captain Cook's ships observed? Near the back is a review of a book titled: "Political, Miscellaneous, & Philosophical Pieces, Written by Benjamin Franklin..." (see image). Some talk of "American News" near the back, with mention that: "...Fort Stanwix was surprized & taken by Sir John Johnson...at the head of 1500 loyalists & Indian warriors; that there were only 100 rebel troops in the garrison...that a convoy of provisions & warlike stores were intercepted in going to the rebel army sufficient to supply the loyalists in that garrison during the winter." (see). Another rep... See More  

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Ends September 30, 2017 14:16

$65.00
156690

Letter to George Washington re: Owning Slaves Thomas Paine 1797 London Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391877003002

Shown is an original & historic old publication, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, October, 1797 * Letter to Thomas Paine * Letter to George Washington regarding his keeping of slaves Among the many articles under "Review of New Publications" is: "A Letter to the Infamous Tom Paine, in Answer to His Letter to Gen. Washington, by Peter Porcupine." this is followed by: "Expostulatory Letter to George Washington, of Mount Vernon, in Virginia, on His Continuing to be a Proprietor of Slaves, by Edward Rushton". Near the back is news headed: "America, West Indies, etc." with much from the Caribbean, but also a report from Philadelphia concerning the spread of the Yellow Fever (see photos). Lacking all three plates called for. Complete ... See More  

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Ends September 29, 2017 15:20

$55.00
156612

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE John Hancock Type Signed in 1776 HISTORIC Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372060083150

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

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Ends September 28, 2017 07:54

$3,995.00
156343

CAPTAIN THOMAS TRUXTON United States Navy USS Constellation RESIGNS 1799 News


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391864685027

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Aug. 21, 1799 * Captain Thomas Truxton resigns * United States Navy Page 3 has a report noting: "Captain Truxton, of the Constellation frigate, has resigned his commission in the navy..." with the reason, then further: "...Captain Barron...we learn, will be appointed to the Constellation...". Four pages, handsome masthead, very nice condition.

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Ends September 14, 2017 15:46

$47.00
156332

GEORGE WASHINGTON Becomes General & Commander-in-Chief Again 1798 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391864676224

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: ARIS'S BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE, England, Aug. 20, 1798 * George Washington commissioned by John Adams * Lieutenant general & Commander-in-chief once again The front page has several reports from England, one makes a mention that: "...the sincere desire of the Executive Directory to avert, by every means, the commencement of hostilities between France and America..." with a bit more. Another item reports: "...accounts from America, dated at New York...We are happy to find that the American journals of that date confirm the appointment of General Washington as Lieutenant General and Commander in Chief of the Armies of the United States of America. The greatest preparations are making for war th... See More  

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Ends September 14, 2017 15:29

$55.00
156153

BATTLES OF SARATOGA Surrender of Gen. Burgoyne REVOLUTIONARY WAR 1778 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391859180764

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, PA, April 8, 1778 * Surrender of general Burgoyne * Battles of Saratoga - New York 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. One-third of the front page is taken up with a letter with commentary concerning the recently created Articles of Confederation, beginning: "By your Packet I am informed that the Confederacy of the United States, as proposed by Congress, has been assented to by the state or Virginia; and that the inhabitants of the town of Boston have instructed their representatives to assent to th... See More  

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Ends September 07, 2017 15:45

$488.00
156147

President GEORGE WASHINGTON Response re. the Jay Treaty 1796 Boston Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391859175607

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 3, 1796 * President George Washington * re. the Jay Treaty The ftpg. features an address "To the President of the United States" concerning the Jay Treaty, with his response signed in script type: Go. Washington. Pg. 2 report from "The Mint" reports on the quantities of various coins minted. The back page has a commercial ad: "By Thomas & John Hancock". Four pages, slightly irregular at some margins, good condition.

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Ends September 07, 2017 15:37

$78.00
156138

Rare 18th Century 1715 Newspaper Nice Masthead Engravings & William Read Death


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391859164334

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE POST BOY, London, May 26, 1715 * Rare & early 18th century issue * Nice masthead engravings * William Read death * Occultist - itinerant quack A handsome issue with the two nice, detailed engravings in the masthead. The back page has a brief item: "The same day, Sir William Read, his Majesty's Ocultist in Chief, died at Rochester; he was the most expert of all those of his profession." See this hyperlink for more on this fascinating man, who Wikisource calls an itinerant quack. Complete as a single sheet issue, 8 1/4 by 14 inches, nice condition.

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Ends September 07, 2017 15:22

$59.00
156028

Nice MASTHEAD Engraving 18th Century London England SATIRE 1753 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372032844531

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE WORLD, London, England, Feb. 15, 1753 This is an interesting six page newspaper which only lasted for four years, devoted to satirizing the vices and follies of the fashionable world rather than reporting the news of the day. Nice woodcut in the masthead of a man writing in a book while looking at a globe. Six pages, 7 by 11 inches, nice condition.

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Ends September 01, 2017 15:20

$28.00
155855

1789 Rules of Cricket Establsihed - British Publication - Gambling on Game Rare


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372026085637

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 28, 1789 * A cornerstone issue for any cricket collection The article is titled: "Cricket" which contains within a subtitle reading: "Laws of the Game" which takes the majority of the article. There is another smaller subhead reading: "Betts" which mentions wagering on the game. The prefatory paragraph reads: "This game, at present so fashionable, and at all times so creditable and manly, will, it is feared, receive a check from the variable state of the weather. While the frequent showers, however, are preventing cricket from being played so often as it otherwise would, it may not be amiss to compensate to inexperienced batsmen and bowlers for the loss t... See More  

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Ends August 26, 2017 08:53

$2,600.00
155846

Rare EDINBURGH SCOTLAND American Revolutionary War William Howe 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391849611399

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Dec. 21, 1779 * American Revolutionary War * General William Howe Page 2 has a letter from New York to his friend in Savannah, Georgia, noting in part: "With a body of 12,000 men we do---nothing! The rebels are the only active people here. Such are the blessed effects of the 3 years campaigns under the Howes...We have changed our chief, it is true, but I cannot say for the better..." with more critical comments (see). Page 5 has reports including: "...that Count D'Estaing had put into Chesapeak Bay...It was thought prudent to evacuate Rhode Island & the garrison was safe arrived at New York...certain accounts had been received of violent dissentions betw... See More  

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Ends August 25, 2017 19:38

$43.00
155815

Great ATLANTIC OCEAN West Indies Carribbean RARE 18th Century 1740 Foldout MAP


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372024882667

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1740 * Early and rare 18th century map * Atlantic Ocean - West Indies Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the terrific foldout map titled: "A New Map or Chart of the Western or Atlantic Ocean, with part of Europe, Africa, and America: Shewing the Course of the Galleons, Flota etc. to and from the West Indies." This map shows the majority of the Atlantic Ocean as well as all of England, Spain, portions of France and Western Africa, the Canary Islands, the Azores, and the eastern portion of the Caribbean Islands, a bit of South America, and all of Newfoundland & the surrounding islands. There is a very large & exceedingly decorative en... See More  

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Ends August 25, 2017 11:30

$495.00
155776

1784 Map of Asia & North America - Captain James Cook - Original & Historic


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372022804140

Shown is an original & historic map from within a 1784 publication, offered to enhance your collectible interest: SUPPLEMENT TO THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, 1784 * Map of North America (north west coast) and Asia (north eat coast) * Captain James Cook - 1778 & 1779 This "supplemental" issue produced at the end of the year begins with a nearly 6 page article: "A Summary Account of the Various Advantages Resulting from the Voyages of Discovery, Undertaken & Performed during the Present Reign: With an Accurate Chart of the N.W. Coast of America, and N.E. Coast of Asia, as Explored by the Captains Cook and Clerke in the Years 1778 and 1779." This lengthy article has considerable detail on the famed Captain Cook's exploration of this part of the world. Certainly the best feature is ... See More  

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Ends August 23, 2017 15:40

$255.00
155731

18th SLAVERY Emancipated Negro Woman & Her Master Owner Grateful 1797 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372019923544

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE SPECTATOR, New York, Dec. 13, 1797 The ftpg. has over a full column of a letter "To Dr. William Currie" signed in type: N. Webster, Jun. Page 3 has an article: "The Generous Slave!" who offered a kindness to her former owner, it ending with: "...Yet such are the qualities of the race that we enslave!" Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, an archival mend on pg. 2, generally nice condition.

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Ends August 20, 2017 13:23

$37.00
155635

ADMIRAL JOHN BYNG DEATH Royal Navy & Early Electricity Study 1757 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372017924517

Shown is an original & historic old magazine, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1757 * Early regarding electricity * Much on the death of Admiral John Byng The first article is: "State of our African Settlements" taking over a full page. Other articles include: "Utility of a Tax Upon Dogs" "Remarks on the Expected Comet" "New Properties of Electricity" "Circumstantial Account of the Death of Admiral Byng" which takes over 2 pages; and many other items. There are a few brief items from or about America but nothing of significance. Included is a plate called for which is a foldout (see). Complete in 48 pages, 5 by 8 inches with a full title/contents page which includes an engraving of St. John's Gate, very nice condition. A ve... See More  

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Ends August 18, 2017 15:27

$54.00
155584

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1778 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372016936049

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 21, 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 entire front page is taken up with ads. Page 2 has a nice letter datelined "Williamsburgh, Dec. 19" which includes: "I arrived last night from Potowmack where I have been stationed ten days. We have hitherto prevented the enemy getting fresh provisions from our store but many Negroes have gone off to them...I was charged with a flag from Col. Skinner to endeavour a recove... See More  

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Ends August 17, 2017 15:24

$425.00
155582

Rare BRITISH 18th Century 1792 Old London England Newspaper w/ Red Tax Stamp


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372016932565

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, June 11, 1792 * Rare 18th century title * Early Native Americans * Red tax stamp Page 3 has news items headed "Philadelphia" and "New York" the former including: "...45 Indians of distinction from the Norther Tribes of the Six Nations arrived in this city..." and also: "The inhabitants of Georgia are apprehensive of a rupture with the Creek Indians..." (see). Four pages, never-trimmed, wide margins, red tax stamp on the ftpg., bit of ftpg. foxing, very nice condition.

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Ends August 17, 2017 15:19

$29.00
155581

Historic TREATY OF PARIS American Revolutionary War ENDS w/ Peace 1783 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391842489484

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 30, 1783 * Historic Treaty of Paris (peace) * End of the Revolutionary War Taking all of the front page & most of page two is perhaps the most significant document of the Revolutionary War era, being the complete text of the Treaty of Paris ending the war, formally headed at the top of the first column: "The Definitive Treaty between Great Britain & the United States of America, signed at Paris, the 3d Day of September, 1783". This document formally ended the Revolutionary War & is inclusive of all ten Articles with the signatures in type of John Adams, B. Franklin, David Hartley and John Jay (see). Following this historic document are two additional do... See More  

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Ends August 17, 2017 15:18

$1,950.00
155397

(3) 18th Century MAPS North America & More French and Indian War 1758 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372010690932

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1758 * 3 nice 18th century maps * French and Indian War The prime feature of this issue would be the three maps included, although only one is called for (other two meant for the Supplement). One is a very nice foldout map titled within the cartouche: "A Map of the New Continent According to its Greatest Diametrical length from the River la Plata to beyond the Lake of the Assimiboils" (see). This map shows both North and South America. North America is somewhat crudely done, particularly the West, obviously due to limited familiarity of that part of the world (see). This map measures 8 1/2 by 10 inches and is in great condition. The second map is... See More  

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Ends August 11, 2017 08:56

$225.00
155392

President GEORGE WASHINGTON State of the Union Address 1791 American Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372010686822

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 3, 1791 * President George Washington * State of the Union Address Over half of page 2 & a small part of pg. 3 are taken up with what was the third annual state-of-the-union address of the President, signed by him in type: G. Washington. This very historic message begins: "I meet you upon the present occasion with the feelings which are naturally inspired by a strong impression of the prosperous situation of our common country...". After its conclusion in the postscript is a note: "The President, then retired, and the members returned to their hall where the speaker laid before them a copy of the speech which was read by the clerk." ... See More  

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Ends August 11, 2017 08:50

$484.00
155205

Early America Reporting 18TH CENTURY London England 1767 British UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391829053125

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 20, 1767 * Early America An inside page has half a column headed: "America" with reports from New York & Philadelphia (see). The balance of the issue is taken up with various reports from Europe from just 8 years before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. Many advertisements as well. Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 inches, nice condition.

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Ends July 30, 2017 10:34

$26.00
155201

18th century 1747 ACT OF PARLIAMENT King George II Era London England Document


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371998282783

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, England, 1747 * 18th century original document Nice full title page has an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Inside has an act: ...for the Better Adjusting & More Easy Recovery of the Wages of certain Servants; & for the better Regulation of such Servants & of certain Apprentices." Six pages, 11 1/2 by 6 7/8 inches, nice condition.

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Ends July 30, 2017 10:25

$39.00
155197

Unusual PEDESTRIANISM Man vs. Horse Racewalking Wagering Match 1791 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371997195730

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: LONDON CHRONICLE, Nov. 12, 1791 Inside has an interesting article: "Extraordinary Walking Match", as pedestrianism was a sport at the time. It mentions: "...a match between Cotterel, the celebrated walker, and a horse belonging to Mr. Ryley, which was wagered to walk against him, for 20 miles..." with details of the man vs. horse walking match. (see). Eightpages, 8 1/2 by 11 3/4 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends July 29, 2017 11:53

$46.00
155196

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371997194789

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE POST BOY, London, May 5, 1715 * Rare & early 18th century issue * Nice masthead engravings The front page begins with a letter from William Sharpe, governor in the Caribbean Islands, concerning the need to continue with prison sentences. Other news of the day with the back page taken up with advertisements & notices. Single sheet, 8 1/4 by 14 inches, handsome masthead with 2 engravings, various dirtiness, generally good.

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Ends July 29, 2017 11:51

$43.00
155151

Rare 18th Century NORFOLK Norwich East Anglia England 1795 Old British Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371996218674

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE NORFOLK CHRONICLE OR NORWICH GAZETTE, England, Sept. 5, 1795 * Rare 18th Century title As would be imagine almost all the content is British, or at least European. Page 2 is mostly taken up with: "Capture of a Dutch Frigate". Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, a few small holes, full red tax stamp on the ftpg., good condition.

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Ends July 28, 2017 14:50

$27.00
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
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
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
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
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