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159590

Rare 18th Century MARYLAND SLAVE Print & Girl Soldier Hannah Snell 1750 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391941315877

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, June, 1750 * Rare engraving of a Maryland slave * Woman soldier Hannah Snell This issue features a full page plate of two Africans, one of whom, named Job, spent some time in Maryland as a slave, as noted in a brief article which includes: "...he was seized & carried to Joar where he was sold to Capt. Pyke, who...carried him to Maryland and sold him to a planter. Here Job lived about a year without being once beat by his master..." with a bit more, including mention of Mr. Oglethorpe and Georgia as well (see). There is also an article which describes the town of Halifax in Nova Scotia. A page contains at the bottom an illustration of a co... See More  

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Ends January 06, 2018 09:17

$165.00
159588

COLONIAL BOSTON Massachusetts w/ Benjamin Franklin 1768 Pre Rev. War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372160490095

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, with the "Supplement" issue, May 9, 1768 * Rare Colonial Boston * Pre Revolutionary War * Benjamin Franklin This colonial newspaper is taken up with a variety of articles including: "An Account of the Family of Douglas" "The Use of Turnips & Method of Laying them up in Winter" "Method of Curing Cattle that are Swelled or Hoved" and a "Letter from a Gentleman in Ireland to his Friend in London" (see). There are many advertisements as well. The four page "Supplement" issue has a report from Charleston noting: "Both house of assembly in Georgia have appointed Benjamin Franklin, Esq. to be their agent in Great Britain". This is followed by some reports from London on t... See More  

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Ends January 06, 2018 09:15

$180.00
159725

Unusual BENJAMIN FRANKLIN False Death Report 2 Years Prior 1788 Old Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 391944234583

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 4, 1788 * Benjamin Franklin * False death report Page 2 has a curious item: "Letters are said to have been received from Philadelphia which mention that the celebrated Dr. Benjamin Franklin died there about the middle of January last in the 78th year of his age. Many historian will soon be engaged to delineate his character...one of the most extraordinary any age or country has produced..." with a bit more. Franklin actually died over two years later, in April, 1790. Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, small binding slits at the spine, nice condition.

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Ends December 19, 2017 08:31

$47.00
158935

Early HOT AIR BALLOON Flight & Revolutionary War Peace Treaty 1783 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372131371431

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: JACKSON'S OXFORD JOURNAL, England, Sept. 13, 1783 * Very early hot air balloon flight * Revolutionary War peace treaty * Williamsburg, Virginia as capital ? Page 2 has a report headed: "The Areostatic Sphere" with details, from a letter from Paris dated Aug. 29, of a very early flight (preceding other reports) which happened on August 27. It begins: "A flying globe of near 13 get diameter, weighting between 25 and 30 pounds, committed to the winds in the Champ de Mars, the 27th of August, 1783, at five o'clock in the evening, in rainy weather. It is constructed of...." with much detail on it, and further on: "...It is the invention of Mr. Montgolfier d' Anonai en Vivaray, executed by Mr. R... See More  

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Ends December 09, 2017 15:27

$74.00
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
157622

CAPTAIN JAMES COOK Third Voyage Hawaii DEATH and Benjamin Franklin 1780 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391896822766

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, February, 1780 * Captain James Cook death * Third voyage - HMS Resolution * Benjamin Franklin This magazine was formatted very much like the much more common Gentleman's Magazine but the title page has a great & very detailed engraving of the skyline of London. The most notable content would be a report near the back concerning Captain James Cooks third voyage, and with good detail on the death of Cook. One portion includes: "...The islanders became every day more bold...their inclination for theft which went so far as to steal one of his boats. Captain Cook...advanced towards a large body...and accosted their chief...Indians begun then to be enraged...th... See More  

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Ends October 28, 2017 14:40

$96.00
157539

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Invention for Shipping & Wasbash Confederacy 1786 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391895297579

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

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Ends October 26, 2017 07:31

$42.00
157254

SIEGE OF FORT TICONDEROGA & Benjamin Franklin 1777 Revolutionary War Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391888391386

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Oct., 1777 I * Siege of Fort Ticonderoga * Benjamin Franklin on swimming * Fight at Kingsbridge, New York nside has: "Some of the Circumstances which Inevitably retard the Progress of a Northern Army through the uninhabited Countries of America" deals with the difficulties of Burgoyne's army in the colonies, not used to being in an environment so heavily forested. This interesting article takes nearly two pages. Further on is: "Address to the People of Massachusetts Bay by one of their most Popular Preachers" begins: "Resentment has fired the soul of every lover of his country at the disgraceful evacuation of Ticonderoga...All our accounts agree that our ... See More  

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Ends October 15, 2017 07:23

$98.00
156823

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391878745980

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

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Ends October 01, 2017 14:14

$145.00
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
156155

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Edinburgh Scotland 1777 Old Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391859182783

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, June 18, 1777 * Rare Revolutionary War title Page 2 has: "...is said to be on the consideration of some proposals for accommodating matters with the Americans, said to be received from the Congress by General Howe through the means of General Lee. Among the conditions talked of there is to be a free pardon for Messrs. Hancock and Adams." and: "...by the last mail...packet of letters ...from Dr. Franklin for the Congress...to contain assurances that the court of France are no ways in a temper to break with Great Britain..." and "...Great numbers of the rebels fell in the different skirmishes..." and "The subalterns in the army at New York...are actually ob... See More  

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Ends September 07, 2017 15:48

$51.00
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
156152

HUTCHINSON LETTERS AFFAIR & Boston Tea Party 1774 Pre Rev. War America Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391859180132

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: CONNECTICUT JOURNAL & THE NEW HAVEN POST-BOY, May 13, 1774 * The Hutchinson Letters Affair * Pre Revolutionary War tensions * re. The Boston Tea Party The front page has a report London which relate to America and the on-going tea problems, a few bits noting: "...extracts of letters from...the several governors in America of threats & prophetic warnings to the gentlemen to whom the tea was consigned...copies of treasonable papers printed in America...are the regular official information of the different governors...As there was no outrage committed but at Boston, it would be superfluous to narrate all the incendiary scribbling & printing in the different colonies...suffice just to observe.... See More  

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Ends September 07, 2017 15:44

$477.00
155843

AMERICA DEFENSE Pre Revolutionary War Benjamin Franklin Remove 1774 Newpsaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391849606275

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 2, 1774 * Preparing for a "vigorous resistance" * Pre Revolutionary War tensions * Benjamin Franklin An inside page has an item from Boston headed "America" relates to the Post Office situation, and includes: "...The removal of Dr. Franklin from the Post office has added fresh spirit to the promoters of this salutary plan...and all the Friends of Liberty rejoice that they have now an opportunity of taking up a gentleman discarded by an unrighteous Ministry for the faithful discharge of his duty, & placing him above a dependence on their caprice, in the grateful arms of his applauding Countrymen." (see). The same page has a letter from Augusta, Georgia... See More  

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Ends August 25, 2017 19:30

$54.00
155798

Rare COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA Philadelphia PA Anti-British 1767 Original Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391848452476

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, July 20, 1767 * Rare Colonial title Page 3 has a report: "We learn from Boston, in New-England, that the present dispute between the government & assembly chiefly relates to the quartering of soldiers, the latter having flatly refused to provide for the maintenance of the troops...We hear strict orders are sent over to his Majesty's American Governors to prohibit the holding any further Congress of the different colonies as was lately done in the case of the Stamp-act." Other items & news of the day but not relating to the growing tensions with England. Four ages, an intricate engraving of the Penna. coat-of-arms in the mast... See More  

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Ends August 24, 2017 11:35

$188.00
154804

BATTLE OF LONG ISLAND George Washington vs Howe Revolutionary War 1776 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371980921603

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Sept. 25, 1776 * Battle of Long Island - Brooklyn * George Washington vs. William Howe * American Revolutionary War original The front page has an item mentioning: "It is said General Lee was taken...crossing a ferry to Virginia & that Lord Dunmore, who had information of his route...sent a frigate to watch it, who took him and 30 rifle barrel men..." [must be untrue as he was not captured until December]. Another item makes an interesting observation: "...we as yet turned the tables on ourselves during the American war; for...instead of raising taxes on the Americans (the object of the war) we have been obliged o tax ourselves and that so enormously, t... See More  

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Ends July 13, 2017 15:50

$677.00
154626

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Electricity Lightning Rod Thunder Experiments 1752 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371975846625

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1752 * Benjamin Franklin * Electricity experiments * Lightning rod An inside page has an extremely significant article titled: "A Cut and Description of a Machine, easily constructed, for making the Experiment by which Franklin's new Theory of Thunder is demonstrated" with descriptive text showing how this experiment works. Each piece of the illustration is identified as well. A great and early contemporary piece on Franklin's experiments with electricity. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" with various news reports of the day. Also included in this issue is a full page print of seashells, as well as a full page print: "L... See More  

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Ends July 08, 2017 07:59

$255.00
154624

1787 1st Magazine Printing UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION George Washington HISTORIC


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371975845395

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, September, 1787 * First magazine printing of the Constitution of the United States This title, along with the "Columbian Magazine", has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, both published in Philadelphia. The Museum was published by Mathew Carey and existed from January, 1787 thru the end of 1792. He was very proud of his subscription list which contained the names of the most famous men in the country, and printed commendatory letters of Washington, Dickinson, Livingston, Randolph and many others. Washington wrote in part: "I believe the American Museum has meet with extensive, I may say, with universal approbation from competent judg... See More  

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Ends July 08, 2017 07:56

$7,350.00
154275

Rare TORY Pro British Revolutionary War 1775 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371960846782

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 25, 1775 * Revolutionary War Tory original * Rare Pro British issue from America Page 2 has: "...Lord North's motion for a reconciliation with the Americans..." dated Feb. 20, 1775, which is followed by his explanation of it, in all taking most of a column. It includes: "The Tea-act also will be repealed if asked for." Page 3 has a lengthy letter signed by William Franklin, governor of New Jersey (and son of Ben Franklin. He was a Tory, much to the displeasure of his father). The letter covers many issues relating to the war & troubles between the colonies & England and also touches on independence: "...for as sentiments of independency are, by... See More  

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Ends June 23, 2017 15:28

$533.00
154083

JAY TREATY RATIFICATION Benjamin Franklin & Captain James Cook 1795 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391788320558

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1795 * Jay Treaty ratification * Captain James Cook * Benjamin Franklin Included are two correspondences concerning the conflicting information on whether Ben Franklin requested that Capt. Cook, in his naval adventures, not be taken by American naval forces during the Revolutionary War (see). Near the back are a few bits of: "American News" with datelines from Quebec and New York, the latter noting: "The Treaty of Amity, Commerce & Navigation between Great Britain & the United States of America, was ratified on the 24th by the Senate of the United States. It is understood that this is the final decision of the United States on the subject...". T... See More  

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Ends June 17, 2017 13:58

$57.00
152439

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
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
149256

18th Century CARIBBEAN ISLANDS MAP & re. Ben Franklin Kite Experiment Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371781091839

Shown is an original & historic old magazine, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1756 The first two pages are devoted to the "Caribee Islands" [Caribbean] primarily limited to text on Barbadoes (see photos for portions). But of greater significance is the great foldout map labeled: "A Map of the CARIBBEE ISLANDS Shewing which belong to England, France, Spain, Dutch, & Danes..." (see). This map folds out to measure 8 1/2 by 14 inches and is in very nice, clean condition with several folds and one crease, neither distracting. This map is rarely found within the issue; more typically removed years ago. Further inside the issue is a very detailed 2 1/2 pg. article on: "A Paper Kite Electrified by a Storm", by M. de Romas, being an experi... See More  

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Ends December 04, 2016 14:30

$340.00
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
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
143555

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Philadelphia Statue & Richard Henry Lee 1792 Concord Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371606893082

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: CONCORD HERALD, New Hampshire, May 16, 1792 * Benjamin Franklin as Noble Roman (Statue) Page 3 has a report about the inscription to be engraved on the statue of Benjamin Franklin. A brief item says that the Vice President obtained a leave of absence from the Senate due to a "bad state of health". Another item notes: "The Hon. Richard Henry Lee, Esq. is appointed President, pro tempore, of the Senate...". Two small engravings within the masthead as well. Four pages in good condition.

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Ends May 22, 2016 06:40

$47.00
137938

CITIZENS OF VIRGINIA & Loyalty to King of England ? 1780 UK Rev. War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 371481457759

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, July 18, 1780 * Citizens of Virginia * Loyalty to the king ? * Benjamin Franklin The front page has a letter from Paris with some American news: "Tis reported at Versailles that the Virginians have renounced Congressional authority, set up the English royal standard, confided several of the principal gentlemen attached to Congress, & petitioned to be under the King's protection. Another account says the loyalists of Virginia have seized the governor...taken up arms in defence of King George, & wrote to General Clinton for pardon, assistance, & protection....Letters from Paris advise that Dr. Franklin was moving heaven & earth to prevent Spain from offering... See More  

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Ends December 06, 2015 08:19

$40.00
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