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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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