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Famous UNITE OR DIE Benjamin Franklin CARTOON Print 1774 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371876268155

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, November 16, 1774 * Benjamin Franklin's "Unite Or Die" cartoon If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption. The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead of this newspaper, shows a snake cut into various pieces, each with a label of a colony with the implied message that only by each of the separate colonies uniting under a single cause could the country--the snake--hope to strike back & be successful in defeating the British. Ben Franklin is credited with creating this device, conside... See More  

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Ends March 26, 2017 15:04

$18,500.00
152314

Rare PRO BRITISH Pre Revolutionary War Tensions 1768 Colonial Boston Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371873475262

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Dec. 26, 1768 * Pro-British American publication * Boston is causing trouble The publisher of this newspaper had Loyalist leanings, causing its demise before the formal outbreak of the Revolutionary War. All of pages 1 & 2 are taken up with a continued report on: "Voltaire on History". Page 3 has: "The Opinions of the Ministers of the colony of the Massachusetts...upon this question--Whether to Surrender the charter, or suffer judgment to go against it?" (see), and further on is: "The Speech of His Excellency William Tryon...Commander in Chief in & over the Province of North Carolina". Other politically-related reports as well. Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 10 1/2 inches... See More  

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Ends March 23, 2017 16:20

$167.00
152132

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371867406375

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 18, 1788 * 18th century America The front page features 18 illustrated ship ads. Page 3 has a report from the "Journal of Congress" concerning a Resolve: "That measures be taken for confirming in their possessions & titles the French & Canadian inhabitants & other settlers at Post St. Vincents on the Mississippi River, who on or before the year 1783 had settled there & professed themselves of the United States...That the Governor of the western territory cause to be laid out...in the form of a square...a tract of land sufficient for compleating the above..." with more (see). Four pages, never-trimmed margins, great condition.

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Ends March 16, 2017 15:41

$44.00
152048

EARLY GAME OF CHESS 18th Century Description & GEORGIA Settlers 1733 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371863585900

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1733 * Early article on playing the game of Chess * Settlers off to the colony of Georgia A very nice pre-Revolutionary War magazine from the "mother country" with a wide range of varied content including news of the day, political reports, literary items, and other unusual tidbits. This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907. Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Debate in the House of Lords upon the Mutiny Bill" "Quotations from Gulliver's Voyages" "The Rights of the King and People" "Proposals to Refrain Infidelity" "Address to the Protestant Dissente... See More  

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Ends March 12, 2017 16:35

$78.00
152046

Historic NEW ENGLAND RESTRAINING ACT Pre Rev. War 1775 Philadelphia PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391701563219

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Sept. 2, 1775 * The New England Restraining Act * Pre Revolutionary tension w/ England * John Hancock gets married Taking nearly one-third of the front page and most of page 2 is the extension of the very historic New England Restraining Act by Parliament. This was the King's response to the American colonies' decision to boycott British goods. The Act provided that New England's trade be limited to Britain and the British West Indies, trade with other nations prohibited effective July 1, 1775. In April 1775, after news was received in London that colonies outside of New England had joined the Continental Association, a second restraining Act was passed ... See More  

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Ends March 12, 2017 16:30

$1,250.00
151528

COLONIAL BOSTON Frederick Stump Indians Massacre at Middleburg PA 1768 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391685282922

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, March 14, 1768 * Frederick Stump's Run Massacre * Native Americans - Indians killed * Middleburg, Snyder County, Pennsylvania Inside has a report from Providence that: "...this colony...have appointed a committee to draw up an address to his Majesty & write to the Ministry & our Agent relative to the peculiar hardships & distresses the colonies are not labouring under." (see). There is also a nice account of the Frederick Stump affair headed: "An Account of the Taking and Rescue of Frederick Stump" (see hyperlink). In January, 1768, Frederick Stump, a 22 year-old German settler in Penn's Twp., Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania, methodically killed or helped to kill ten ... See More  

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Ends February 22, 2017 15:27

$160.00
151414

Post Revolutionary War CLOSING EVENTS w/ Loyalist Refugees ?? 1783 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391681058195

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, May 15, 1783 * Closing events in the Revolutionary War Page 2 has an article which begins; "Government, since the ratification of the peace with America, have indicated their desire to the refugees from that country, that some mode should be struck out for producing a final adjustment of this complex business..." (see). Four pages, an engraving in the masthead, nice condition.

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Ends February 17, 2017 15:31

$32.00
151294

Pre Revolutionary War TENSIONS in America Colonies 1769 Edinburgh SCT Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391676371769

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, April 22, 1769 * Pre Revolutionary War tensions * American colonies Page 2 has reports headed: "America" from a letter from Boston, including in part: "...an anonymous letter...to Gov. Bernard...speaks highly of Gov. Bernard but contains the most malignant insinuations against some respectable gentlemen in this town...speaks of deep & dark designs...an alliance to be formed between Holland & some of the colonists in order to throw off the dependence of the latter upon Great Britain..." with more (see). Another smaller item notes: "...from Philadelphia...The merchants are about signing articles not to import any more English goods...and there is no doubt ... See More  

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Ends February 12, 2017 15:09

$47.00
151280

RARE 18th Century Title from Kingston upon HULL England 1795 Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391676337128

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE HULL ADVERTISER & EXCHANGE GAZETTE, England, July 18, 1795 * Rare title... 18th century original... Page 2 has a report from the French "National Convention" which begins: "The following objections to the new Constitution were read from the memorial presented by Thomas Paine..." with more. Four pages, bit irregular at the spine, good condition.

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Ends February 12, 2017 14:27

$29.00
151031

TREATY OF ALLIANCE With France 13 Articles re. Revolutionary War 1779 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371832467905

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 11, 1779 * Treaty of Alliance with France * American Revolutionary War Page 2 has a letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Lord George Germaine concerning the Revolutionary War (see), but the prime content is certainly the text of the treaty of alliance between the American colonies and France, the support so important to the American cause in winning the war. It takes two-thirds of a page headed at the top: "America" "Treaty of Alliance, Eventual and Defensive, between his Most Christian Majesty Louis the Sixteenth, King of FRANCE and Navarre, and the THIRTEEN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA." It is signed at its conclusion by C. A. Garard, B. Franklin, Silas Deane, ... See More  

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Ends February 04, 2017 15:01

$345.00
151000

QUASI-WAR United States vs. France Napoleon Bonaparte NAVAL 1798 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371832195922

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE SPECTATOR, New York, Sept. 5, 1798 Page 2 has: "Buonaparte" which begins: "Various are the opinions respecting Buonaparte's destination..." followed by several thoughts (see). The front page has: "Invasion" which is lengthy talk concerning military-related events concerning the "Quasi-War" with France (see hyperlink). Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, very nice condition.

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Ends February 04, 2017 07:05

$43.00
150992

MOUNT VESUVIUS Stratovolcano Gulf of Naples Italy ERUPTION Plate 1769 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391668901939

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1769 * Mount Vesuvius eruption * Gulf of Naples, Italy The reverse side of the title/contents page is entirely taken up with: "Advices from the American Continent" which begins: "Private animosities break out almost every day into outrage at Boston between the king's officers and the leaders of opposition to the late measures..." with much more (see). Other articles in this issue include: "Observations on the Putrid Sore Throat in America" which takes over 2 pages; "Curious Account of the late Eruption at Vesuvius" which includes a plate folding out to ten inches showing 4 prints of it (see), and much more. Near the back is the "Historical Ch... See More  

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Ends February 03, 2017 15:53

$46.00
150958

BOSTON Massachusetts Pre Revolutionary War Military Tensions 1769 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371830792293

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 22, 1769 * Pre Revolutionary War An inside page has a report from Boston concerning the governor's statement that he has: "...no authority over his Majesty's ships in this port, or his troops within this town and...can give no orders for the removal of the same..." with the citizens commenting: "...It is then a power without any check here, & therefore it is so far absolute. An absolute power which has the sword constantly in its hand, may exercise a rigorous severity whenever it pleases..." with more. It is followed by the governor's response (see). All this text takes close to a full page. Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends February 02, 2017 15:48

$43.00
150950

RARE 18th Century Title from London England (LAST ISSUE) 1735 Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371830776930

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE FREE BRITON, London, June 26, 1735 * Rare title... 18th century original... This is issue number 294 of this title as well as its last, as the note at the bottom of the back page reads: "The continuation of this paper will proceed in a new Daily Paper, which will make its appearance the beginning of next week." (see). Plus, one of the banner heads on the front page notes: "Some Account of the Alternation Intended to take Place Next Week in the Manner of Publishing this Paper." Over half of the first column is the publisher's discussion of starting a new newspaper after nearly 6 years with this title. Single sheet, 8 by 13 inches, never-trimmed margins, some loss at the top not affe... See More  

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Ends February 02, 2017 15:27

$67.00
150949

Rare & Early 1713 ANTIQUE Guardian British Newspaper by Famed ADDISON & STEELE


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371830776241

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GUARDIAN, London, July 1, 1713 * Rare 18th century title * Addison & Steele fame A very short-lived newspaper lasting less than seven months, notable for its publisher Richard Steele with contributions from Joseph Addison, Alexander Pope & others. Steele and Addison had previously collaborated on the "Tatler" and "The Spectator", issues of both we have offered for purchase. Single sheet, 6 3/4 by 11 1/4 inches, bit close-trimmed at the right margin shaves some letters near the top of pg. 2, otherwise good.

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Ends February 02, 2017 15:26

$54.00
150763

SAMUEL ADAMS Massachusetts Governor State Address 1796 Old Boston Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391662683259

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 30, 1796 * Samuel Adams, Massachusetts governor * 18th century American original The front page has a full column taken up with an Act of the Mass. legislature signed in type by its governor: Samuel Adams. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends January 26, 2017 14:21

$45.00
150713

PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON Lengthy Act of Congress Type Signed 1796 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391659176048

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 27, 1796 * President George Washington * Lengthy Act of Congress Most of the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress concerning duties on carriages, which is signed in type: G. Washington, President of the United States (see). Page 3 has reports from Savannah, Philadelphia, New York, Northampton, Portland, Newburyport, and Boston, the latter having reports on the commencement at Harvard University. Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, and in excellent condition with a handsome masthead.

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Ends January 21, 2017 14:39

$110.00
150693

BATTLE OF FORT CHARLOTTE Mobile, Alabama & more Revolutionary War 1780 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391659144794

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 11, 1780 * Battle of Fort Charlotte - Mobile, Alabama * Fall of Charleston, South Carolina to British The front page includes a "Copy of a Letter from General Sir Henry Clinton to Lord George Germain, dated Head Quarters Charles-Town [Charleston] South Carolina, June 3, 1780" signed by him in type: H. Clinton, and what follows is a lengthy: "Hand-Bill issued after the Surrender of Charles-town". This is followed by three more Proclamations concerning the fall of Charleston, carrying over to pgs. 2 & 3, as well as the "Articles of Capitulation...." for the surrender of Fort Moultrie in Charleston harbor, and an address to the inhabitants of Charleston whic... See More  

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Ends January 21, 2017 14:01

$135.00
150579

SHAYS' REBELLION Berkshire County Massachusetts Prisoners Rebels 1787 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391656495758

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 12, 1787 * Shays' Rebellion perpetrators * Berkshire County, Massachusetss Page 2 has a "Letter from New York" reporting on the Shays' Rebellion, noting: "...that since the defeating & taking such a number of rebel prisoners in Berkshire...matters are pretty quiet...does not appear any thing remains to be done in Mass. but to try & punish the unfortunate wretches who have so justly merited the vengeance of their country..." with more on this (see). Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, 9 by 12 inches, small loss at the top of the front leaf does not effect mentioned text, otherwise good condition.

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Ends January 18, 2017 13:59

$30.00
150518

PRESIDENT JOHN ADAMS & USS Constitution Navy Midshipmen Search 1798 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371816026246

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 2, 1798 * President John Adams * USS Constitution The front page has an Address from the city officials & citizens of Philadelphia to the President expressing their concerns about the unprovoked aggressions of France and noting that: "...nothing has been wanting on your part, to preserve us the blessings of peace and safety...", with his related comments in a gracious reply that concludes on pg. 2, signed in type: John Adams. Another similar response to the inhabitants of York, Pa., signed in type: John Adams. Page 3 has a nice advertisement headed: "Constitution Frigate" in which they seek applicants to serve on this historic ship, specifically looking f... See More  

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Ends January 15, 2017 07:18

$75.00
150495

DANIEL SHAYS Shays' Rebellion Perpetrators ENDING ? Massachusetts 1787 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391653375304

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 17, 1787 * Daniel Shays & rebellion perpetrators * Shays' Rebellion ending ? The back page has a report on the Shays' Rebellion noting: "...that Gen. Lincoln was continuing to disperse the insurgents in the state of Massachusetts, that Shays was said to be nearly deserted by all his followers;...that he has still 1500 men with him...issued a proclamation offering a reward for apprehending D. Shays, Luke Day, Adam Wheeler, and Eli Parson as principal abettors & supporters of a rebellion against the dignity, authority & government of the commonwealth of Massachusetts." Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, 9 by 12 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends January 14, 2017 14:30

$43.00
150464

CAPTAIN JAMES MOORE Family Abbs Valley Virginia MASSACRE Indians 1787 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391652355272

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 14, 1787 * Massacre of Captain James Moore & his family in Abbs Valley Page 2 has a report: "The divisions & disaffection of the people of North America...rendered it necessary for Congress to adopt some mode which might tend to unite the several states together; for which purpose they began by the massacre of the Indian Chiefs who had assembled in their usual manner to hold a general council. In consequence of this massacre...." followed by details of the noted massacre of Captain James Moore & his family in Abbs Valley, details of which are found at this hyperlink. Another page has a letter from New York which notes: "...We carry on a great skin tra... See More  

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Ends January 13, 2017 15:42

$46.00
150225

Rare 18th Century POST BOY w/ Nice Masthead Engravings 1728 London UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391646809643

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE POST-BOY, London, Aug. 15, 1728 * Rare title A displayable issue with the two masthead engravings, plus the very decorative first letter of the text (see). The ftpg. has brief mention of ships: "...from Philadelphia, with corn..." and another ship from Maryland. The back page has a curious item concerning the death of a man (see). Single sheet, 8 1/4 by 14 inches, partial red tax stamp on bkpg., nice condition.

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Ends January 06, 2017 15:16

$48.00
150223

Rare 18th Century LONDON England 1755 Old Original UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371808642401

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CONNOISSEUR "By Mr. Town [pseud.], Critic, and Censor-General", London, Dec. 11, 1755 * Rare 18th century British title A weekly paper which lasted about 2 1/2 years as a "commoner's" counterpart to "The World" [which we sell as well], a periodical of about the same time which dealt more with the interests of aristocrats. James Boswell says in his "Life of Johnson", "...I mentioned the periodical paper called 'THE CONNOISSEUR'. He said it wanted matter. — No doubt it had not the deep thinking of Johnson's writings. But surely it has just views of the surface of life, and a very sprightly manner. His opinion of 'THE WORLD' was not much higher than of 'THE CONNOISSEUR'..." The f... See More  

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Ends January 06, 2017 15:13

$36.00
149875

CAPTAIN WILLIAM KIDD Very Rare Pirate Death Sentence COMMANDEER 1700 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391634362300

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: A MONTHLY ACCOUNT OF THE PRESENT STATE OF AFFAIRS, (London), June, 1700 * Captain William Kidd * Given death sentence A quite rare monthly publication, this likely being the first we have offered in 40 years. Crane & Kaye notes that no American institution has any issue of this title, and only one is recorded in Europe, being the March, 1700 issue. As the title notes, the content report the various reports throughout Europe in the past 30 days. The format has the heading of the article in the margin (see). Certainly the most notable report is the back page article with column heading: "19 Pyrates Condemn'd". It reads: "On the same day was held a session of the Court of Admiralty at the ... See More  

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Ends December 25, 2016 12:27

$2,350.00
149867

Rare COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA Philadelphia PA Anti-British 1767 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391631652093

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE, AND UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, March 2, 1767 * Rare Colonial title * American taxation Much of the front page is taken up with a very lengthy letter concerning the theater in America and elsewhere. Page 3 has a letter from London with criticism towards George Grenville with one bit noting: "...they bribed them to be quiet; that the evil ought to be probed to the very bottom & the real causes of our present situation out to be explored...To this G--v--le replied that he having endeavoured to make our Colonies in America contribute to the support of government, they had bribed them to be quiet by a total repeal of that law, and that it was very strange they would not do tha... See More  

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Ends December 23, 2016 11:27

$188.00
149253

Early 18th Century SOUTH CAROLINA Pre-Revolutionary War 1768 London UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371781088410

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 25, 1768 The back page has a reporter from Charleston, South Carolina, with: "A calculation having been made of the value of the produce of this Province...is reckoned to exceed half a million sterling, exclusive of some 1000 barrels of rice bought by our neighbours of Georgia...needs no other proof of the flourishing state of South Carolina, nor of its importance to Great Britain..." with more, including a bit noting:"...that no disagreeable advices have been received from North America since...resolutions of New York not to import any more goods from hence...the Colonies in general have resolved to wait quietly..." (see) Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches,... See More  

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Ends December 04, 2016 14:23

$29.00
149167

Rare WORLD'S 1ST SUCCESSFUL DAILY 18th Century London England 1726 Old NEWSPAPER


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371779284371

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE DAILY COURANT, London, Jan. 22, 1726 * Rare 18th century title This was the world's first successful daily newspaper, and is a landmark issue for any newspaper collection as such. It began in 1702. As would be imagined the issue is almost entirely taken up with various European reports, with half of the back page taken up with advertisements. Complete as a single sheet newspaper measuring 8 1/2 by 14 1/4 inches and desirable as this was never bound nor trimmed. Very nice condition.

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Ends December 02, 2016 12:28

$135.00
149118

Pre Revolutionary War TENSIONS in Boston 1768 Colonial Massachusetts Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371778362503

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, Nov. 14, 1768 * Pre Revolutionary War tensions Page 5 has much reporting from Charleston, portions including: "...the barracks in this town, then occupied by only about 50 or 60 men, were putting in a condition to receive at least a regiment...orders were received...to withdraw all the King's troops from the outposts & to embark with his whole command for New York...the companies stationed at...New Providence & 15 companies from West Florida were ordered to be removed to St. Augustine..." & more. This is followed by reports from North Carolina, as well as a letter from Philadelphia concerning military orders (see) and noting: "...in petitioning the King, ... See More  

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Ends December 01, 2016 08:56

$168.00
148935

GEORGE WASHINGTON Act of Congress re. Retired Military Pensions 1796 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371773720941

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 14, 1796 * Act of Congress re. pensioners * Retired military men * President George Washington Most of the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress: "An ACT Authorizing & Directing the Secretary at War to Place Certain Persons therein named on the Pension List", with a huge list of names (great for genealogical purposes). It complete at the top of page 2 where it is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. Four pages, an old tape mend across page 4 affecting only ads, nice condition.

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Ends November 25, 2016 14:30

$65.00
148917

PHILADELPHIA YELLOW FEVER EPIDEMIC Mosquitoes Infection Deaths 1798 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391606291607

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1798 * Philadelphia yellow fever epidemic The issue is filled with a wide variety of articles and at the back are several pages taken up with the latest news reports. Included is half a page under the heading: "America" which reports on the horrible effects of the Yellow Fever in Philadelphia (see). Included are the 2 full page plates called for. Complete in 88 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, very nice condition. This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907.

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Ends November 25, 2016 14:00

$32.00
148536

1730 EARLIEST DAILY Newspapers to be Had - Rare LONDON England w/ Advertisement


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391595652201

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE DAILY POST-BOY, London, March 8, 1730 * Rare 18th century title A somewhat large size, single sheet newspaper from this early year with various reports from Europe with datelines from the Hague, Paris, and Rome. The back page is mostly taken up with various advertisements, two of which are illustrated. Measures 9 by 16 inches, red tax stamp on the back page, nice condition.

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Ends November 13, 2016 10:40

$34.00
148493

Great 18th Century EUROPEAN MAP - French and Indian War OSWEGO 1756 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371761283246

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, October, 1756 * Great & quite large map of Europe * Oswego - French & Indian War * Judaica - Jewish content The prime feature would be the very nice & large foldout map titled in the cartouche: "A New & Correct CHART of EUROPE..." which shows all of Europe as well as Iceland, Russia, North Africa, and parts of the Middle East including Jerusalem, Joppa, Cairo, & Cyprus. This map measures 13 by 15 inches. Some minor off-setting from having been folded into itself for over 250 years otherwise in excellent condition. Under the heading near the back: "American News" is a report which includes: "...concerning Oswego still continue to be contradict... See More  

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Ends November 11, 2016 14:22

$190.00
148398

BATTLE OF GERMANTOWN George Washington Revolutionary War Defeat 1778 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391590779890

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 21, 1778 * Battle of Germantown, Pennsylvania * General George Washington defeat * Revolutionary War This 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. Over one-third of the front page is taken up with three "Proclamations" by Sir William Howe, one concerning keeping Philadelphia clean, another concerning crossing the Delaware River into New Jersey, and the other concerning the need for all wood in the vicinity to be used by t... See More  

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Ends November 09, 2016 13:16

$477.00
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
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
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
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
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
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
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