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148301

CAPTAIN JOHN DONNELLAN Landmark Murder Case Trial John Hunter 1781 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371755308218

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: RUDDIMAN'S WEEKLY MERCURY, Edinburgh, Scotland, April 11, 1781 * Poison or Apoplexy? The Chirurgeon’s Verdict * Captain John Donnellan guilty & hanged All of pages 1, 2, 3 & most of pg. 4 are taken up with details of the landmark case in medical jurisprudence, the trial of John Donnellan for the murder of his brother-in-law. In brief, the case is noteworthy because of the involvement of John Hunter, the famous Scottish anatomist, who was called to give expert testimony. To the fury of the judge, and in marked contrast to the other expert witnesses, all of whom stated definitively that Donellan was guilty, Hunter was reserved, offering other explanations and pointing out that the scien... See More  

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Ends November 05, 2016 15:30

$97.00
148291

STAMP ACT REPEALED British American Taxes Taxation 1766 London England Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371755292423

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1766 * Repealing the Stamp Act, in a London magazine The first article in the issue is: "A Summary of the Arguments Against Repealing the Stamp Act", which was such a divisive issue both in England and the American colonies. This article takes 2 1/2 pages and contains some interesting read (see for portions). As an interesting response to the above, by far the most significant content in this issue is found near the back in the "Historical Chronicle" which gives nearly day-by-day account of various news. Under the dateline of: "Wednesday 19" is the historic report of the King signing the bill which repealed the hated Stamp Act, reading: "His Majest... See More  

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Ends November 05, 2016 15:08

$345.00
148231

re. AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE Shipping to Europe Restrictions Eased 1783 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391583513159

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, April 17, 1783 Page 2 has some reports from the House of Commons relating to the treaty with America, particularly the trade portion (see). The back page has some talk concerning relations with America as well. Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends November 03, 2016 15:33

$42.00
148219

Rare EDINBURGH SCOTLAND American Revolutionary War 1779 Old Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371753654215

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, November 30, 1779 * American Revolutionary War Although from during the midst of the Revolutionary War I find no American-related content as all reports seem to be European in nature. Yet a fine example of what was happening in Europe during the Revolutionary War. Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, nice condition.

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Ends November 03, 2016 14:53

$27.00
147815

2 President GEORGE WASHINGTON Lengthy Proclamation SPAIN Treaty 1796 Newspapers


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371742568615

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 20 and 24, 1796 * President George Washington * Lengthy proclamation signed in script Beginning on the ftpg. of the Aug. 20 issue, carrying over to pg. 2, and concluding on pages 1 and 2 of the Aug. 24 issue is the complete text of the: "PROCLAMATION" by the President for putting into effect a treaty with Spain. It is signed in script type at its conclusion: Geo. Washington. This was one of just a few newspapers which occasionally used script type for printed signatures of notable officials. Each issue is complete in 4 pages, various foxing, generally good condition.

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Ends October 20, 2016 15:34

$115.00
147809

JOHN DICKINSON Letters From a Pennsylvania Farmer 1769 COLONIAL Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391568170905

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE, AND UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, April 3, 1769 * John Dickinson * Colonial Boston Inside has an extract of a letter from a "Gentleman in London to his friend" in Philadelphia which describes a meeting with Mr. Wilkes in the Kings Bench Prison, mentioning that Mr. Wilkes is "...an Enthusiast for American Liberty .... He inquired in a particular Manner after Mr. Dickinson: His Farmers Letters, he says, are superior to anything of the Kind that was ever published in any age of Country..." (see) Another letter says in part: "Mr. Dickinson's Farmers Letters, have carried his Name and Reputation all over the British Dominions, I was a few days ago in a large Company of Patriot... See More  

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Ends October 20, 2016 15:27

$225.00
147808

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR TITLE from New Haven CT Connecticut 1781 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371742551754

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, February 8, 1781 * American Revolutionary War The front page has a report which includes: "...In the flag which arrived here last Thursday from New York came 30 American prisoners, belonging to different parts of New England, who are all sick and in a distressed situation; They left about 170 others in the prison ship, great part of whom are also sick..." & more (see). Half of page 2 is a nice & detailed account from Richmond headed: "A narrative of the late incursion made by the enemy to this place." Page 2 also has a report concerning the mutinous Pennsylvania troops from near Princeton, New Jersey (see). Other items relating to the Revolutionary War a... See More  

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Ends October 20, 2016 15:26

$315.00
147801

Rare YELLOW FEVER EPIDEMIC New York City Single Sheet 1799 Old NYC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391568092766

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE SPECTATOR, New York, Oct. 2, 1799 * Yellow Fever in New York City An uncommon single sheet issue, likely due to an epidemic which seemed to have been plaguing New York at the time as several dispatches report recent deaths & burials. Single sheet, folio size, never-trimmed margins, irregular at the spine margin.

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Ends October 20, 2016 13:46

$35.00
147597

ROBERT WILKS 17&18th Century British Actor & Manager Death BURIAL 1732 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371737094450

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE COUNTRY JOURNAL OR THE CRAFTSMAN, London, Oct. 7, 1732 * Robert Wilks death & burial * British actor & theatrical manager * Theatre Royal, Drury Lane The bottom of pg. 2 has a report that: "...the corpse of Robert Wilks, Esq., was carried form his late dwelling...Covent Garden, & decently interr'd in the parish church of St. Paul's Covent Garden..." Robert Wilks was a very famous & successful actor & theatrical manager, closely associated with the famous Theatre Royal on Drury Lane (see hyperlink). Four pages, some chipping at margins, archival strengthening at the spine, good condition.

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Ends October 14, 2016 15:36

$33.00
147592

GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON Pardon to Deserters Revolutionary War 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371737080268

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CONTINENTAL JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Boston, April 1, 1779 * General George Washington * Pardon to deserters of his army Most of the front page is taken up with several letters from the Caribbean concerning the exchange & care of prisoners. The balance of the ftpg. & a part of pg. 2 has: "Articles of Capitulation Agreed on Between General Grant and the Governor of St. Luce". Page 2 includes a treaty with all 15 articles concerning the position of France in terms of the navigation of neutral vessels during the Revolutionary War, signed in type: Louis. There is also an interesting document concerning how solders & officers will be compensated should they loose a limb in the course of ... See More  

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Ends October 14, 2016 15:21

$338.00
147585

TREATY OF PARIS Peace Post Revolutionary War BREAK by British ? 1788 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391561434075

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia Oct. 8, 1788 * re. Treaty of Paris - Peace Page 2 contains an interesting report noting: "A gentleman from Canada informs us...that the British court was determined not to surrender the western posts until the Americans should make full restitution to their merchants for the losses they have sustained by the infraction of the treaty of peace on the part of the United States. As this charge against us has not the least foundation...we anticipate the time...when America shall teach that haughty nation that a treaty is a sacred thing, and not to be sported with & violated as it is now by them with impunity." (see). Four pages, never-trimmed... See More  

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Ends October 14, 2016 15:10

$47.00
146894

Rare 18th Century SHREWSBURY England w/ Red Tax Stamp & Masthead 1798 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371711037748

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE SHREWSBURY CHRONICLE, England, April 13, 1798 * Rare 18th century title See the very handsome masthead with this issue. Plus the front page has a nice red tax stamp. Various European news of the day, four pages, never-trimmed margins. Stain to an upper corner, bit irregular at the spine, a few internal archival mends near margins, generally nice.

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Ends September 14, 2016 15:02

$34.00
146849

GEORGE WASHINGTON State of the Union Address w/ Text Type Signed 1796 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391533473091

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 14, 1796 * President George Washington * State of the Union Address * Full text & signed in script Most of page 2 is taken up with the historic last state-of-the-union address of President George Washington, headed: "SPEECH of The President of the United States" and ending with his signature in script type: Geo. Washington (see). In this address to Congress Washington reflects both upon the accomplishments of the year and of his pending retirement. Complete in four pages, light damp staining near the margins, very nice condition.

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Ends September 14, 2016 08:03

$420.00
146848

Mutineer RICHARD PARKER (Sailor) Execution President John Adams 1797 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391533472777

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 6, 1797 * Richard Parker execution for mutiny * President John Adams The front page has: "Execution of Parker, the Mutineer", a rather infamous British sailor who was executed for his role as president of the so-called "Floating Republic", a naval mutiny in the Royal Navy (see hyperlink for much more). Also an address to the President from the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, with his response signed in type: John Adams. Four pages, loss to a lower corner, some wear at folds, foxing.

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Ends September 14, 2016 08:02

$38.00
146631

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371699656665

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE POST-MAN & THE HISTORICAL ACCOUNT, London, June 7, 1715 * Rare & early 18th century issue * Nice masthead engravings A newspaper formatted much like the "Post-Boy" we've offered before, but a much more scarce title. Various news of the day with some advertisements on the back page. Complete as a single sheet issue, some foxing or staining near the masthead, 8 by 13 3/4 inches, nice condition.

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Ends August 31, 2016 15:04

$94.00
146592

REVOLUTIONARY WAR re. Battle of Bunker Hill & Patrick Henry 1775 USA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371697064565

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Dec. 6, 1775 * re. Battle of Bunker Hill * American Revolutionary War * Patrick Henry The front page has a report from Cambridge noting in part: "...a detachment of the American army, now investing the town of Boston, broke ground on Cobble (or rather Miller's) hill....most exposed to the enemy of any we are possessed of...not a shot has been fired from Bunker's hill, or which it is within point blank shot...Our troops are now well secured in this advanced posts..." and more carrying over to pg. 2 where is also another letter from Cambridge (see). One bit begins: "Colonel Henry received an express yesterday morning with the following intelligence that Lo... See More  

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Ends August 28, 2016 14:29

$560.00
146584

Original & Rare 18th Century PHILADELPHIA PA Pennsylvania 1791 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371697054934

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 1, 1791 Page 3 contains a: "Proclamation" from Martinique. Other news reports from Calcutta, Bombay, Constantinople, Brussels and New London. Four pages, minor loss to the top margin, generally good condition.

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Ends August 28, 2016 14:11

$37.00
146554

REVOLUTIONARY WAR Commemorated at Beacon Hill Boston Neighborhood 1790 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371696272173

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 4, 1790 Page 2 has a piece concerning the discussion in the Virginia Assembly on the assumption of the state debts by Congress (see). Page 3 has: "Column On Beacon Hill" which has much detail on it, noting the specifics of the inscriptions on all 4 sides noting the significant battles & other events relating to the Revolutionary War (see). Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends August 27, 2016 15:39

$48.00
146553

1798 Newspaper w/ 6 JOHN ADAMS Thomas Jefferson ACTS of Congress Script Signed


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391518798819

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, February 24, 1798 * Presidents John Adams & Thomas Jefferson On the front page under "Laws of the United States" are six "Acts", each signed in script type: John Adams & in block type: TH: Jefferson (see). One of the acts allowed for compensation "...to the door keeper of the Senate, and his assistant; for their services during the late session of Congress." A seventh act begins on the front page and concludes on page 2 with the same signatures. The text of the acts take three columns on the front page Four pages, a bit irregular at the blank spine, generally nice.

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Ends August 27, 2016 15:38

$83.00
146501

(6) President JOHN ADAMS Front Page Letters Signed in Type 1798 Boston Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391517916843

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 26, 1798 * President John Adams A nice issue for display as the front page contains not just one but six letters, each signed in type by the president: JOHN ADAMS. There are two more letters signed by Adams on page 2. These letters are in response to letters sent to him by people or groups in Lancaster & Harrisburg, Penna., and also Burlington & Bridgetown, N.J., and others. Four pages, a tiny hole to the front leaf affects just 2 words, a bit irregular at the spine, nice condition.

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Ends August 26, 2016 15:43

$53.00
146497

Rare 18th Century CANTERBURY Kent Cathedral City England 1796 Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391517907726

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, Aug. 30, 1796 Two nice engravings in the masthead, one of the cathedral at Canterbury. Various news of the day with the back page having 2 letters signed in type by: Buonaparte. Bit close-trimmed at the top of the back leaf affects the top line, otherwise very nice condition.

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Ends August 26, 2016 15:34

$28.00
146491

BATTLE OF GENOA Mediterranean Sea Italy Coast Naval Engagement 1795 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391517901264

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, June 1, 1795 * Battle of Genoa * Naval engagement Page 2 includes: "Engagement on the Mediterranean" and: "Naval Engagement" plus other news reports. The back page has an ad: "Tho. & John Hancock" concerning these sons: "Respectfully inform their friends & the public that they have taken that large & commodious store of the late Governor Hancock's...where they have for sale..." with more (see). Four pages, bit irregular at the blank spine, nice condition.

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Ends August 26, 2016 15:24

$43.00
146490

NAPOLEON Battle of the Pyramids French Campaign in Egypt & Syria 1798 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391517900589

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, Nov. 24, 1798 * French campaign in Egypt and Syria * Battle of the Pyramids The bottom of page 3 has a brief item: "The accounts of the defeat of Buonaparte, by the Arabs, is not official; and is in some parts contradictory. The Directory has announced to the Councils that he entered Cairo, the last of July. We must wait for something official on his head." Another report--an accurate one-- is near the top of pg. 3: "Defeat Of Bonaparte" which includes: "...brought a corroboration of the defeat of the French fleet by Admiral Nelson..." with a bit more (see). Four pages, 9 1/4 by 11 3/4 inches, some staining, generally good.

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Ends August 26, 2016 15:23

$29.00
146441

BATTLE OF THE NILE Lord Horatio Nelson defeats Napoleon LETTER 1798 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391516947767

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE FARMER'S WEEKLY MUSEUM: NEW HAMPSHIRE & VERMONT JOURNAL, Walpole, Dec. 10, 1798 * Lord Horatio Nelson letter * Battle of the Nile victory * Napoleon Bonaparte A very historic issue as page 2 has the notable letter signed in type by: Horatio Nelson in which he announces his victory over Napoleon Buonaparte & the French army at the Battle of the Nile. It begins: "Almighty God has blessed his Majesty's arms in the battle by a great victory over the fleet of the enemy..." with much more. This is followed by a letter signed: Buonaparte, headed: "Buonaparte's Proclamation" to the Arabs which announces, among other things: "...Every village that shall oppose the French army shall be burned t... See More  

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Ends August 25, 2016 15:29

$67.00
146343

Rare & Early COLONIAL BOSTON Massachusetts 1st Successful U.S. 1743 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391513855586

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, Massachusetts, July 30, 1743 * Rare colonial periodical This was the very first successful magazine in America, preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this title lasted but a few short years. As the subtitle reads: "Containing Accounts of the Propagation & Revival of Religion in Great Britain & America", this 8 page magazine is almost entirely taken up with religious content from the "Great Awakening" period in American history. In great condition, measures 4 3/4 by 8 inches. A rare opportunity for an American periodical from such an early year. Included is a photocopy of the volume's t... See More  

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Ends August 21, 2016 15:06

$110.00
146220

RULES FOR THE MILITARY Established American Revolutionary War 1775 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371687868600

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

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Ends August 18, 2016 15:39

$680.00
145912

Rare 18th Century 1798 British Magazine w/ Outer BLUE WRAPPERS


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371675461161

Shown is an original & historic old magazine, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE MONTHLY REVIEW ENLARGED, London, Appendix to the 19th Volume, from 1799 (year in Roman numerals on the inside title page) This very uncommon title still has the blue/green outer wrappers. These wrappers are in uncommonly nice condition as more typically they are quite worn, with a year near the string binding and expected wrinkling at the edges. The front wrapper includes the title/index page with the contents noted a such. Complete in 106 pages, never-trimmed margins, the string binding is still present (rare as such), contents are nice, very clean condition. Never bound nor trimmed with expected wear at edges. An uncommonly nice issue of a never-bound magazine still with the original wr... See More  

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Ends August 05, 2016 15:05

$68.00
145909

WAR OF THE REGULATION Carolina Colonies Citizens Rebellion TAXES 1768 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371675456224

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 3, 1768 Inside has a report that Governor Francis Bernard of Mass. published a proclamation concerning the sale of land on the Penobscot River, which he disputes (see). This is followed by a letter from North Carolina noting in part: "Our trade, as indeed likewise that of all the British colonies in America, is at present in a deplorable condition...the back inhabitants are all in arms, determined to lose their lives by the sword rather than estates for taxes..." with more on what was known as the "War of the Regulation" in the Carolinas (see hyperlink for more). Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends August 05, 2016 14:58

$46.00
145870

GOVERNOR WILLIAM TRYON New Hampshire & New York Border Dispute 1772 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391500176195

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE MIDDLESEX JOURNAL OR CHRONICLE OF LIBERTY, England, March 14, 1772 * Governor William Tryon Nice engraving in the masthead. Page 2 has a letter from New York noting: "Gov. Tryon has issued a Proclamation setting forth the right this province has to lands heretofore granted by New Hampshire & that...Royal Order in 1764 declared the western bank of the river Connecticut..." with more on a border dispute. Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends August 04, 2016 06:41

$42.00
145845

1st BALLOONING Jean-Pierre BLANCARD English Channel Crossing 1785 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371671701879

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1785 * Jean-Pierre Blanchard * French ballooning pioneer * 1st English Channel crossing Inside has an article: "Antiquities & Present State of the City of Bolgari" which includes a full page plate of some ruins, etc. (see). Other items include: "Letter from Christopher Columbus to the King of Spain" dated at Jamaica, 1503. Also: "A Sketch of the Life of the Late Capt. Cook" takes over 3 pages . Under "Foreign Intelligence" are reports headed: "American News" which includes some detail of the abolition of slavery in Pennsylvania, noting in part: "...It is not, they say, for them to enquire why, in the creation of mankind the inhabitants of the s... See More  

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Ends July 31, 2016 15:19

$73.00
145741

RARE 18th Century ATLANTIC OCEAN Europe America Africa Panama 1740 MAPS Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371669621341

Shown is an original & historic old magazine, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1740 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 engraving at the top of the map showing "Robert Blake, Admiral of England" and "... See More  

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Ends July 29, 2016 14:42

$480.00
145680

United States House of Representatives CONGRESS Elections 1788 Philly Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391494169416

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 27, 1788 * United States House of Representatives elections Page 2 has a lengthy: "Account of the Pelew Islands", now the Palau Islands, in the Western Pacific. Page 3 has an item from New Hampshire: "...our fellow citizens are to assemble for the choice of 3 suitable persons to serve as representatives from this state in the Congress of the United States..." with more. Also mention of "Humphries and Mendoza", the famous boxers. Four pages, a few archival mends inside, nice condition.

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Ends July 27, 2016 15:42

$42.00
145620

JAMES BOWDOIN Funeral - George Read & William Patterson Elections 1790 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391492046144

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 13, 1790 * Patriots George Read & William Patterson Page 3 reports that George Read was unanimously re-elected Senator of Delaware. A second item says: "The Hon. William Patterson, Esq. Senator of the United States, from New Jersey is unanimously elected Governor of that State." Both of these men signed the Constitution of the United States. Another column has a final tribute of "affection and respect" paid to the remains of the "Hon. JAMES BOWDOIN, Esq.", which includes the procession order, plus a few other details (see). Four pages, never-trimmed margins, excellent condition.

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Ends July 24, 2016 14:10

$48.00
145619

FEDERAL CITY Future Washington D.C. Boundary Lines Established 1791 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391492045650

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: DUNLAPS AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 10, 1791 * Beginning of the nation's capital A page 3 report datelined "George-Town, June 4", reads, in full: "On Saturday last, Mr. Ellicott, the Geographer General of the United States compleated six main lines of the Federal city: He is now engaged in clearing and bounding the lines of the District of ten miles square." Other news of the day with many ads. A few foxing spots, otherwise in good condition.

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Ends July 24, 2016 14:09

$49.00
145617

Rare & Early 18th Century Abel Roper v. Boyer - Post Boy 1711-12 ? BROADSIDE


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371665146582

Rare broadside from London titled: "Mr. Boyer's CASE: and His Undoubted Right and Title to the Writing of the True Post-Boy, Asserted". As a bit of background, in May, 1695 Roper started a newspaper called the 'Post Boy,' which appeared three times a week, and was the rival of the Whig 'Flying Post'. Roper's enemies said he wrote for either party, according as he was paid. John Dunton, who commends Roper's honesty, says that the 'Post Boy' was written by a man named Thomas, and on his death by Abel Boyer. After editing the 'Post Boy' for Roper for four years, Boyer grew dissatisfied and started a 'True Post Boy' of his own, which, he complained, Roper tried to stop. This broadside relates to the quarrel between Boyer and Roper. See the photos for the full text. The broadside is not d... See More  

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Ends July 24, 2016 13:59

$188.00
145579

YELLOW FEVER EPIDEMIC 18th Century Disease from Feathers ? 1799 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371664397901

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: CONNECTICUT JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, New Haven, March 28, 1799 * Yellow fever Epidemic A page 3 report from "Boston" states that sacks of feathers were recently seized at Newport, bought by Connecticut feather dealers at New York: "...in beds, shifted and brot for sale. The beds had been lain upon by persons who died of the Yellow Fever; and it is a general opinion that Feathers receive and retain infection...". Four pages, never-trimmed, some fold wear, generally good.

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Ends July 23, 2016 15:47

$38.00
145526

President JOHN ADAMS Letters to People of York & Philadelphia PA 1798 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391490523177

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE SPECTATOR, New York, April 28, 1798 * President John Adams The front page has an address to President John Adams from the borough of York, Pennsylvania, "To which the President Returned the following answer" which is signed in type: John Adams. Page 2 has a response to the people of Philadelphia signed: John Adams. Other content concerning the rising tensions with some countries in Europe. Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, very nice condition.

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Ends July 22, 2016 15:45

$49.00
145460

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Edinburgh Scotland 1780 Old Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371662500218

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, April 21, 1780 * Rare Revolutionary War era title Although from the midst of the Revolutionary War I cannot find any reference to it, this issue filled primarily with reports from Europe, including military reports. Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, nice condition.

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Ends July 21, 2016 14:06

$29.00
145248

1775 Pre REVOLUTIONARY WAR Colonial Tensions PHILADELPHIA Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391484311426

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, April 22, 1775 * Colonial America - tensions * Eve of the Revolutionary War - 1775 The ftpg. has a short bit from London: "The present general toast is, Unanimity and Firmness to our American colonies. Upon the report that General Gage is to be recalled, his friends say, whenever he receives the news he will think it the happiest day of his life." Page 2 also has some American content including one bit noting: "The minister...the enormous expense that the American expedition will be to England say, 'On the contrary, that this kingdom will be enriched by it for he is determined that the richest & most rebellious part of the Bostonians shall not only rei... See More  

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Ends July 15, 2016 15:34

$375.00
145157

Forts Ontario & Oswego Plans & Early American Map - 1757 British Publication


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391482246098

Shown is an original & historic old magazine (with map), offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1757 * French and Indian War era American Regional Map * Plans for Fort Oswego and Fort Ontario * french and Indian War - American Affairs Update Among the inside pages is a quite lengthy & detailed article titled: "An Historical Account of American Affairs during the Two last years, with a particular journal of the Siege & Surrender of Oswego" with this text taking over six pages (see photos for portions). This text also includes a report headed "Account of the Surrender of Fort Granville" & "Col. Armstrong's Success against Kittanning". Included as well is a very nice half page map headed: "Plan of the Forts Ontario an... See More  

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Ends July 13, 2016 14:21

$540.00
144959

JOSIAH HARMER Northwest Territory Indians War Campaign Defeat 1791 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371645287035

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1791 * General Joseph Harmar * Northwest Territory campaign * Native Americans - Indians One of the plates has several prints of early coins with some descriptive text as well (see). Another plate has a coastal: "View Near Margate" plus a: "View in Lower Saxony". Another page has an article and a small print of the: "Correct Calculation of the Ensuing Solar Eclipse". Near the back news reports under the heading "America" is mention: "The American expedition to the back settlements has ended in a total defeat...the disaster having originated in an ambuscade...after burning 2 or 3 Indian towns & defeating several detached bodies of the enemy, the ... See More  

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Ends July 02, 2016 15:25

$31.00
144743

Rare 18th Century CANTERBURY Kent Cathedral City England 1796 Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371639437409

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, Aug. 16, 1796 Perhaps the prime feature is the great front page as the masthead is very decorative & includes two engravings, one of Canterbury Cathedral. Some news of the day but a majority of the issue is taken up with advertisements. Four pages, folio size, very nice condition.

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Ends June 25, 2016 15:25

$29.00
144628

Rare 1773 Edinburgh Scotland Pre Revolutionary War w/ Charleston SC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371637307197

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Jan. 16, 1773 * Rare 18th century title Page 2 has a report from Charleston concerning the sale of rice & Indian corn (see). Other news of the day from Europe, plus a great wealth of advertisements. Four pages, partial red tax stamp on the ftpg., light dirtiness, good condition.

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Ends June 23, 2016 15:31

$27.00
144314

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN & Water Spouts Doctrine Prints Plates 1788 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391459143832

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

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Ends June 15, 2016 14:55

$67.00
144218

President JOHN ADAMS Letter 18th Century New York City 1798 Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371625871192

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE SPECTATOR, New York, April 18, 1798 Page 2 has a letter: "To the Grand Inquest of the U.S. for the District of Pennsylvania" signed in type: John Adams. Much other news of the day & wealth of ads as well. Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.

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Ends June 11, 2016 15:06

$48.00
144159

2ND PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ERA John Adams for VP ? 1792 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371623629135

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 21, 1792 * 2nd presidential election era * John Adams ? The front page features 29 illustrated ship advertisements (see). Page 2 features a lengthy article on why the public should not elect John Adams as Vice President of the United States in the coming election. Four pages, minor mend to the blank spine margin on pg. 2, very nice condition.

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Ends June 09, 2016 15:30

$42.00
144155

Rare NEW HAVEN CT Connecticut Revolutionary War SINGLE SHEET 1780 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371623622660

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Jan. 19, 1780 * American Revolutionary War * Rare single sheet issue Most of the front page is taken up with a document concerning relations between Holland and England. The back page has a document from D. Diego Joseph Navarro, governor of Cuba., regarding declaring war against Great Britain (see). The back page also has an item from Congress concerning a lottery, and concerning pay for certain officers (see). Complete as a single sheet newspaper (confirmed by the American Antiquarian Society), likely due to the shortage of newsprint during the Revolutionary War. Measures 8 by 13 3/4 inches, untrimmed margins, light water staining and minimal wear at ... See More  

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Ends June 09, 2016 15:25

$298.00
144023

SHAYS' REBELLION Post Revolutionary War PHILADELPHIA PA 1787 Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371619663702

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 16, 1787 * Shays' Rebellion * Post Revolutionary War Page 2 has a report concerning the Shays' Rebellion with: "...hear from Berkshire county that the spirit of opposition to government is far from being subdued in that quarter; that the insurgents are frequently collecting in small parties & making prisoners...plundering their houses..." and more (see),. Another report from Pittsfield includes: "The invaders flushed with success, are instead returning to your state...moved directly for Great Barrington...the insurgents bent their course to Sheffield...about 80 men attacked them..." and more. Other items on the Shays' Rebellion as ... See More  

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Ends June 05, 2016 15:25

$53.00
143813

BANK NOTES Paper Money Currency Cutting 1/2 ROBBERY Prevention in 1782 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391445316130

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 23, 1782 * Cutting paper money in half * Prevention of mail robberies This issue has a quite unusual print on page 3, prefaced with a bit of text headed: "TO PREVENT MAIL ROBBERIES" and with the text reading: "It is recommended to all persons, at present uninformed, who may have occasion to send BANK NOTES by the post, to cut them in two parts, according to the following specimen where it is marked with a blank line, and send them by different posts, first writing the name, date, and year at the end of the note & the letter and number at the other end. By this means each part will contain a sufficient specification of the whole & prevent any kind o... See More  

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Ends May 29, 2016 15:19

$33.00
143811

Rare PRE NEW U.S. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT 1789 Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371612760382

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE INDEPENDENT GAZETTEER OR THE CHRONICLE OF FREEDOM, Philadelphia, Jan. 14, 1789 Page 2 has a letter from Augusta, Georgia, concerning the frustrations in convening a state legislature (see). Also: "The celebrated Herschel's discovery in April last of the existence of volcanoes in the moon is a subject of praise in every learned society in Europe...". A nice newspaper just a few months prior to the creation of the new federal government. Four pages, 9 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, nice condition.

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Ends May 29, 2016 15:16

$44.00
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