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178411

King CHARLES II OF ENGLAND London Gazette DEATH Close 1684 Old British Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372923663768

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 5, 1684 (note that by today's calendar the year would be 1685) * Charles II of England death close The top of the front page, set in larger-than-normal italic type, is a very timely and significant report on the ill health of the King. Indeed, he would die the day after the publication of this issue, February 6, which would be reported in the next issue of the London Gazette. The full text of the report is shown in the photo below, portions including: "The Lords of His Majesty's most Honorable Privy Council have thought fit...to make known that his Majesty, upon Monday morning last, was seized with a violent Fit that gave great cause to fear the issue of it...and that He will in a f... See More  

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Ends February 22, 2020 07:31

$225.00
178338

SIEGE OF CHARLESTON Surrender to British & Henry Clinton 1780 Rev. War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372921053162

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 8, 1780 * Siege of Charleston, South Carolina * Surrender to British - Sir Henry Clinton * American Revolutionary War Page 2 has an address: "To the King's Most Excellent Majesty" with praise for: "...the late successes of your Majesty's arms..." in America. Also expressing: "...indignation..." towards France which has: "...basely encouraged & strengthened America in her ungrateful and unparalleled Rebellion..." with more. Then, with an introductory prefaced signed by: H. Clinton, is: "Hand Bill Issued After the Surrender of Charles Town [Charleston]". Then two Proclamations by Henry Clinton dated at South Carolina, concerning the British occupation of the city, etc. Then there i... See More  

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Ends February 20, 2020 07:42

$139.00
178067

ALGERNON SYDNEY King Charles II Rye House Plot Advertisement 1683 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372906566394

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 20, 1683 * Charles II of England - Algernon Sidney execution * Assassination plot book advertisement The reverse has an advertisement for the printing of a book about Algernon Sydney, the famous English politician and political theorist, and opponent of absolute monarchies. Sydney ultimately became involved in a plot to assassinate King Charles II. He was later indicted for treason, found guilty and executed. The ad begins: "The Arraignment, Tryal and Condemnation of Algernon Sidney, Esq. for High-Treason for conspiring the death of the King & intending to raise rebellion in this Kingdom..." with a bit more. Complete as a single sheet newspaper, 6 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, very nic... See More  

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Ends February 08, 2020 09:00

$39.00
177991

Great AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Philadelphia Pennsylvania PA 1775 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392626919550

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 11, 1775 * American Revolutionary War at the beginning * Pennamite-Yankee War - Wyoming Valley * General George Washington bounty Most of the front page is taken up with a lengthy document concerning the Pennamite-Yankee War, an intermittent conflict between settlers from Connecticut, who claimed the land along the North Branch of the Susquehanna River in the present Wyoming Valley, and settlers from Pennsylvania, who claimed the same lands). This report carries over to the bkpg. Page 2 has a fascinating letter from an officer of the British army stationed in Boston, in which he criticizes the British efforts in America. Bits include: "...even at that time irksome & disagr... See More  

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Ends February 06, 2020 07:55

$600.00
177821

Very Early UNION JACK Flag of the United Kingdom DESCRIPTION 1674 UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392608536683

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 28, 1674 * Very early Union Jack Flag description More than half of the front page is taken up with a notable Proclamation by the King of England concerning use and description of the British flag, and is one of the earliest printed references to the term "Union Jack" for the flag (is it the earliest??). The Proclamation is a result of merchant ships using flags very similar to the British flag, yet slightly different, noting: "...to evade the punishment due for the same, bear Jacks in shape and mixture of colours so little different from those of His Majesty as not to be without difficulty distinguished therefrom...by this His Royal Proclamation strictly to charge and command all his... See More  

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Ends January 26, 2020 10:15

$255.00
177819

SIR EDMUND ANDROS Dominion of New England Governor Boston Arrival 1686 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392608536497

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 14, 1686 The back page has the historic report of governor Edmund Andros' arrival in Boston to begin his leadership of the Dominion of New England. Datelined: "Boston in New-England, Dec. 27" the report notes in part: "The 20th instant arrived here Sir Edmund Andros, his Majesties Governor in chief of New-England..." with a bit more (see). Within 3 years he would be overthrown once King James II had left the throne in England. A single sheet newspaper, 6 1/2 by 11 inches, great condition.

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Ends January 26, 2020 10:14

$166.00
177761

18th century 1729 ACT OF PARLIAMENT King George II Era London England Document


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392605023376

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, England, 1729 * 18th century original document Nice full title page has an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Inside has an act: "...for making good the loss occasioned by a sum of money being stolen out of His Majesty's Exchequer...". A decorative document given the displayable title page. Four pages, 11 by 7 1/4 inches, very nice, clean condition.

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Ends January 24, 2020 07:13

$38.00
177722

Best KING JAMES II of England & Queen Mary Coronation 1685 London UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372883979653

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 23-27, 1685 * Coronation of King James II and Queen Mary * Best title to be had - rare as such This is one of the more desirable & historic events of the period, with the entire front page & some of the back page taken up with the coronation of King James II and Queen Mary. The report is datelined April 23 and has a one paragraph preface reading: "This day being the Festival of St. George, the Coronation of their sacred Majesties King James the Second and Queen Mary was performed at Westminster in manner following..." and what follows is the lengthy text on the ceremonies. Given the historic nature of this report the full text is shown in the photos below, portions includ... See More  

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Ends January 20, 2020 15:09

$1,250.00
177603

Early KING GEORGE III of the United Kingdom CORONATION 1761 London UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392593481594

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 26, 1761 * George III of the United Kingdom The back page has an inconspicuous report noting: "We hear from Winchester that the coronation day was celebrated there with great military pomp, and all other demonstrations of joy. At noon the regiments in the camp were drawn out & went through various sorts of firing under a discharge of 21 pieces of cannon..." with more. Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends January 17, 2020 15:14

$28.00
177513

Rare 18th Century GLOUCESTERSHIRE England w/ Nice Masthead & Stamp1767 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392586497040

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, Nov. 9, 1767 * Early Southern America report (currently spelled Gloucester) The ftpg. has most of the first column taken up with details of the funeral of the Duke of York & Albany, younger bother to King George III. He died in Monaco while on a trip but was buried in Westminster Abbey. Pages 2 & 3 contains letter from Charleston, one bit noting: "...I must then tell you we are all running made as fast as we can & seem to vie with each other in giving proofs of our disaffection to the British government...". This details on plans to destroy any ship what would arrive a a port out of respect for the non-importation agreement. Four pages, a very nice & decorative masthead featuring e... See More  

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Ends January 13, 2020 15:21

$43.00
176973

Revolutionary War NEW ENGLAND America MAP New York City Captured 1776 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392548576676

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1776 * Capture of New York City * Rare Connecticut & Rhode Island map * American Revolutionary War This issue begins with "Proceedings in the House of Commons..." which includes discussion on the Revolutionary War, including: "...Nothing could have afforded me so much satisfaction as to have been able to inform you...that the troubles which have so long distracted my colonies in North America were at an end; and that my unhappy people, recovered from their delusion, had delivered themselves from the oppression of their leaders, & returned to their duty; but so daring & desperate is the spirit of those leaders...that they have now openly renounced all allegiance to the crown & ... See More  

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Ends December 22, 2019 08:31

$485.00
176882

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372848371801

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: 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 to include the colonies of Pen... See More  

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Ends December 20, 2019 09:09

$940.00
176880

1ST DUKE OF MONMOUTH James Scott Tower Hill Execution BEHEADING 1685 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372848371479

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 16, 1685 * James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth * Tower Hill execution - beheading The report of great significance is the rather brief, yet very historic, found on page 2 & datelined from Whitehall, July 15: "This day the late Duke of Monmouth, being attained of High Treason by Act of Parliament, was Beheaded on a scaffold for that purpose; erected on Tower Hill." This is prefaced with another Whitehall report dated July 13 which foretold his doom, with: "This afternoon the late Duke of Monmouth and the late Lord Gray, with the German, were brought hither by water from Foxhall; and about eight in the evening were carried to the Tower in the Kings Barges, guarded by several... See More  

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Ends December 20, 2019 09:08

$1,830.00
176681

Early KING GEORGE III of the United Kingdom CORONATION 1761 London UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392534351726

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 22-24, 1761 * George III of the United Kingdom The ftpg. begins with the earliest report of the coronation of King George III of England we have found. In fact it was not until two issues later that this newspaper provided details of the ceremony. It begins with a London dateline of Sept. 22 and notes: "This day the ceremony of their Majesties coronation was performed n the Abbey church at Westminster." This is followed by a letter of congratulations from the mayor & other politicians of the city of York. Also, one-third of the ftpg. has news headed: "America" with datelines from New York and Boston. The back page has a poem: "On the Coronation". Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches,... See More  

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Ends December 13, 2019 07:20

$74.00
176617

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372837146363

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Oct. 15, 1776 * Battle of Long Island - Brooklyn * George Washington vs. William Howe * Rare Benedict Arnold mention Included is a noted that: "This Day were Published" various maps of the American colonies as noted. "London" on page 6 reports that: "…on the 8th New York was attacked by our men of war, etc." and that: "…Gen. Howe had gone to the King's Bridge to cut off the retreat of the rebels…" It also mentions an: "…evacuation of New York by the Rebels…" and that "…Gen. Washington was gone to Philadelphia to consult with the Congress what further steps were…to be taken for the security of the colony, and Putnam was to have the command in his abs... See More  

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Ends December 11, 2019 07:22

$215.00
176616

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1782 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392530508858

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 17, 1782 * Revolutionary War Era * 18th century * From The Enemy Page 2 has news from America, including: "...steadily pursue the plan lately adopted for carrying on the American war...that he saw & conversed with the deputies from the New England colonies...with Sir Guy Carleton to know what terms had been proposed by this country to Congress & what terms the colonies they represented, were to be offered..." with more, and further on: "...that Gen. Carleton had assured the Loyalists that when the business he was upon was happily brought to a conclusion, they would be safe in their persons & their property; that letters are daily passing to & from him to General Washington & express... See More  

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Ends December 11, 2019 07:21

$49.00
176463

ORIGINS OF CHESS Strategy Checkered Board Game Mind Sport 1742 British Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392519695415

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1742 One of the articles within is titled: "The Origin of the Game of Chess from the French of M. Frevet" which includes nearly 2 pages and contains much detail (see photos for portions). The article begins: "In the beginning of the fifth century of the Christian era, there was in the Indies a very powerfull Prince..." and further on is: "...With this view, he invented the game of chess, where the King, although the most considerable of all the pieces, is both impotent to attack as well as defend himself against his enemies, with the assistance of his subjects and soldiers. The new game soon became famous, the King of the Indies heard of it and would learn it...shewing him the sk... See More  

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Ends December 05, 2019 09:46

$78.00
176431

KAMEHAMEHA III King of Hawaiian Islands Monarch DEATH 1855 NYC Times Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392518271362

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, January 31, 1855 * Death of Kamehameha III * King of Hawaii - Sandwich Islands The front page. has a column with headings: "Later From The Sandwich Islands" "Death Of King Kamehameha III" Report is actually on page two under the headings: "From The Sandwich Islands" "Death of the King" See image for text here. Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.

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Ends December 04, 2019 14:25

$52.00
176010

18th century 1756 ACT OF PARLIAMENT King George II Era London England Document


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372807738778

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, England, 1756 * 18th century original document Nice full title page has an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Inside has an act: "...for reviving & continuing an Act for the Relief of Debtors with respect to the Imprisonment of their persons...". A decorative document given the displayable title page. Four pages, 11 1/2 by 7 1/4 inches, very nice, clean condition.

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Ends November 17, 2019 14:33

$35.00
175853

Rare BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL George Washington Revolutionary War 1775 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392472313545

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, July 15, 1775 * Battle of Bunker Hill - Siege of Boston * George Washington becomes Commander-in-Chief * General Thomas Gage "First Shots of War" proclamation This newspaper was published by Dixon and Hunter, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. A very rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonial Virginia. When it comes to the military events of the Revolutionary War, I'm not sure the content gets too much better. Over half of the front page is a: "...Letter from General Lee to General Burgoyne, Upon his Arrival in Boston" dated at Philadelphia, June 7, 1775. It is a te... See More  

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Ends November 09, 2019 14:19

$11,400.00
175846

Early BALLOONING Experiments Montgolfier BALLOONS Demonstrations 1783 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372799667795

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE WHITEHALL EVENING POST, London, Dec. 25, 1783 * Early ballooning * Montgolfier brothers Page 2 has a report concerning Montgolfier being honored for his aerial accomplishments: "As a reward for their new discovery, young Mr. De Montgolfier has been by the King gratified with the insignia of the Order of St. Michal...The other aerial traveler, Major D'Orlande, was by the King himself." Then page 4 has: "Tuesday last the inhabitants of Manchester were gratified with a sight of one of the so much famed Balloons...about 25 minutes past twelve it was let go...it did ot remain above a minute in sight. The balloon was taken up by a person four miles from Croniford in Derbyshire, 45 miles distant from Manchester...An A... See More  

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Ends November 09, 2019 14:15

$29.00
175753

1780 WEST FLORIDA Surrender to Spanish Revolutionary War London UK Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372797381231

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1780 * West Florida surrendered to Spanish * Revolutionary War from the enemy The issue begins with 5 pages of the "Summary of the Debates in Parliament" which includes some discussion of the American situation, one bit noting: "...could see no difference in point of turpitude between an endeavour to detach France from America and an attempt to recover America from France...remained totally silent respecting America; from whence an inference had been drawn as if the American war was to be abandoned...that if the King's confidential servants had thought it advisable...to have given America independence, the nation needed not now to have had a foreign war to struggle with...if such... See More  

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Ends November 07, 2019 12:58

$53.00
169655

Best KING GEORGE II of Great Britain London Chron. DEATH 1760 Old UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392206331705

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 25, 1760 * George II of Great Britain death * Early, same day report (rare) Only to be had in a London newspaper is this very rare, same-day report of the death of the king. At the top of the back page is a heading: "Postscript" with news recently received, the text noting: "This morning about seven o'clock, departed this life, at his palace at Kensington, his Sacred Majesty our most gracious Sovereign; a Prince endowed with all royal virtues. The grief and consternation which this unexpected event has occasioned, is legible in every countenance, and will be deeply felt by all his subjects, who regarded him as their common father." (see) This was the report of the death of King Georg... See More  

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Ends November 02, 2019 15:38

$168.00
175283

Extremely RARE 17th Century OXFORD EDITION England Gazette 1665 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372773855528

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, January 29, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar) - issue #22 * Earliest & Rarest of newspapers to be had This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world. Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from London to Oxford when this newspaper began, so issues #1 thru #23 were published in Oxford (actually published simultaneously in London & Oxford), and when the contagion had subsided & the Court returned to London this newspaper went with it and renamed itself "The London Gazette" with issue #24, and the rest is history. This is issue number 22. T... See More  

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Ends October 17, 2019 14:33

$1,740.00
174811

MORMONS PRISONERS Troubles In MISSOURI War 1839 Baltimore Maryland MD Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372740420181

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 2, 1839 * Missouri Mormon Troubles Inside has an article headed: "The Mormon Affair" which includes: "...the senate passed on the 3rd upon the joint resolutions of the Mo. Legislature, 'The first resolution'...declares that it is inexpedient at this time to prosecute the investigation into the cause of the Mormon disturbances and the conduct of the military in suppressing them. The second, that none of the documents or evidence accompanying the governor's message ought to be published with the sanction of the legislature. The third, that a committee should be appointed to consist of members of both branches, to be vested with power to investigate the whole matter and rep... See More  

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Ends September 16, 2019 14:59

$50.00
174402

RHODE ISLAND & Jamaica Loyal To King James II re. Rye House Plot 1685 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372726357172

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 23, 1685 * James II of England * Rye House Plot The prominent feature of this single-sheet issue is the front page report and letter from the inhabitants of the Colony of Rhode Island, expressing their loyalty to the new king (King James II) upon his ascension to the throne after the death of his brother, King Charles II. Included also is a similar letter and report from Jamaica. The backdrop of this event is the famous and historic Rye House Plot. It was just days later that King James issued a Proclamation seeking the summons of several of the potential conspirators. A single sheet newspaper, bit of bkpg. ink smearing, very nice condition.

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Ends August 30, 2019 14:46

$125.00
173800

DANIEL MENDOZA Jewish Boxer vs. Humphries 1st BOXING Fight Jews 1788 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392319924191

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 19, 1788 * Daniel Mendoza - The fighting Jew * Richard Humphries - 1st of 3 fights Page 3 has a full column which includes: "Mendoza's Letter in Vindication of his Behaviour at the late Contest Between Him and Humphries" signed in type: Daniel Mendoza. Mendoza was a famous Jewish boxer who transformed the English stereotype of a Jew from a weak, defenseless person into someone deserving of respect. He is said to have been the first Jew to talk to the King, George III. He was the British boxing champion from 1792-1795. This letter is followed by a report from a doctor as to Mendoza's injuries, and then by: "Humphries' Answer", signed by him: Rich. Humphries. Eight pages, 8 1/2 by... See More  

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Ends July 25, 2019 14:27

$49.00
173690

Rare AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR Portsmouth NH New Hampshire 1782 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372693766691

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW-HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Portsmouth, April 27, 1782 * Rare title during Revolutionary War The front page includes an address: "To the King's Most Excellent Majesty" from the planters & merchants of England which includes: "...the unhappy disunion which happened between Great Britain and the colonies of North America had no sooner broken out...When the colonies of North America entered into an alliance with the ancient enemies of this kingdom, the fears of your petitioners considerably increased..." and more concerning the troubles in the West Indies islands. Page 2 has an item from Philadelphia which includes: "The cruelties & depredations of the British army in the late travels of Lord Cornwall... See More  

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Ends July 21, 2019 07:31

$420.00
173314

SLAVER ERIE Slavery Ship Captured - Nathaniel Gordon CAPTURED 1860 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392307989326

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK HERALD, September 27, 1860 * Slaver ship Erie * Captain Nathaniel Gordon Page 7 has one column headings: "Activity In The Slave Trade" "Capture of Two More Slavers--The Erie and Storm King" "Nearly Fifteen Hundred [Blacks] Found on Board" (see photo). This slaver Erie has historical significance as the Captain, Nathaniel Gordon, is only American slave trader to be tried, convicted, and executed for being engaged in the Slave Trade Other news of the day. Complete in 12 pages, archival strengthening along the margins, printing flaw within mentioned article (see), a little spine wear.

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Ends July 03, 2019 09:50

$37.00
173255

Best KING GEORGE II of Great Britain DEATH - French and Indian War 1760 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392304971902

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1760 * George II of Great Britain death * French and Indian War Contains a lengthy article: "An Account of the Taking of Montreal & the subjecting all Canada to the Crown of Great Britain, from the Letters of Maj. Gen. Amherst...". This article takes over 3 pages. It is followed by another nice article: "Description of the Town of Mont Royal, commonly called Montreal..." and this is followed by: "Translation of a very Extraordinary Letter...Before the Arrival of our Troops at Montreal". The corresponding map is lacking. Among other articles in this issue are: "A Remark upon one part of the Memoirs of the late Mr. Handel" "The Phenomenon of the Milky Way Accounted for" "Descript... See More  

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Ends June 28, 2019 14:49

$89.00
173061

DANIEL MENDOZA Jewish Boxer vs. Humphries 1st BOXING Fight Jews 1788 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372674089132

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 24, 1788 * Daniel Mendoza - The fighting Jew * Richard Humphries - 1st of 3 fights Inside has a nearly column-long article headed: "Humphries Reply to Mendoza" which is one of several letters between these two boxing rivals, which did much to hype the 3 notable boxing matches between them. The letter is signed in type: Rich. Humphries. Mendoza was a famous Jewish boxer who transformed the English stereotype of a Jew from a weak, defenseless person into someone deserving of respect. He is said to have been the first Jew to talk to the King, George III. He was the British boxing champion from 1792-1795. Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends June 19, 2019 15:26

$45.00
172953

Very Early CALIFORNIA Monterey Bay Voyage 18th Century LETTER 1787 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392297363824

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 19, 1787 Inside has a very rare, early account of a visit to California as part of a voyage to explore the Bering Sea (off Alaska) by Jean-François de Galaup de la Pérouse. It notes in part: "...following melancholy intelligence imparted by one of the companions of Mons. de la Peyrouse during the latter's voyage round the world; it is dated Montelery [Monterey], in new California, Sept. 19, 1786: We were fondly congratulating each other on having traveled from one end of the world to the other; visited whole generations of men hitherto unknown & unjustly by set down as barbarians and reached the distant spot, without the loss of a single man..." and then goes on to report a disa... See More  

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Ends June 14, 2019 14:47

$85.00
172835

ETHAN ALLEN American Patriot CAPTURED Revolutionary War 1775 Boston Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392294602681

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW-ENGLAND CHRONICLE OR ESSEX GAZETTE, Cambridge, Nov. 24, 1775 * Ethan Allen captured * American Revolutionary War The front page has a bit noting: "...letter from General Burgoyne at Boston wherein he says that 20,000 men would be a feeble reinforcement to the army there, in their present situation." Page 2 has various tidbits relating to the war, a few including: "...that should the American war continue but for 3 years the very expense of the naval & military force necessary to complete the reduction of that continent will amount to at least ten millions sterling..." and: "...The plan proposed...with respect to America...the King's forces are to take Rhode Island..." with more on this very curious plan (see); also... See More  

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Ends June 09, 2019 07:20

$580.00
172516

NATHAN HALE HANGING Hanged Revolutionary War American Soldier Spy 1776 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372659070540

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, November 20, 1776 * Hanging of Nathan Hale - American Revolutionary War soldier & spy * "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country" fame By far the most significant content is found on page 3 as it contains an exceedingly significant--albeit brief & inconspicuous--report of an event known by any student of American history. In a letter dated Sept. 23 from New York is: "...Yesterday we hanged an officer of the Provincials who came as a spy...". Noting that this letter is dated "From New York Island, Sept. 23", and with the records verifying that Nathan Hale was hanged on Sept. 22 in New York, it is very obvious that this "officer of the Provincials" was Nathan ... See More  

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Ends May 25, 2019 09:54

$535.00
172381

SLAVER STORM KING Afrcian Slaves Trade Ship Kongo Blacks ESCAPE 1860 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392279456977

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 6, 1860 * African slave trade - Kongo * re. Slaver Storm King escape * Indictment of officers The back page has a report headed: "The Slave Trade In New York" "The Escape of the Alleged Slaver Storm King...." (see) Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, a few printing flaw near beginning the mentioned report (see), otherwise nice.

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Ends May 18, 2019 09:46

$28.00
172029

FRANCE Declares War w/ England SEVEN YEARS'S WAR & Early America 1756 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392270685201

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1756 * France declaration of war w/ England * Early America The issue begins with a: "...Satyrical Description & character of the Celebrated M. de Voltaire...". Page 4 has an interesting item on the "French King's Declaration of War" which is essentially their justification for going to war against England in what we now call the French & Indian War (see for portions). This is followed by a: "...Letter written by Col. Napier to Gen. Braddock..." with much discussion of the French & Indian War (see for portions), taking over a full page. Over a full page is taken up with a: "...Letter to Dr.Mitchell Complaining of a Material Error in marking the Limits of New Jersey in his Map... See More  

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Ends May 03, 2019 09:54

$95.00
171701

THE BOSTON MASSACRE Incident on King Street British Troops Attack 1770 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392263036247

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1770 * The Boston Massacre * Historic reporting Certainly the most notable item in this issue is the report on the Boston Massacre. The entirety of page 2 is taken up with an excellent & historic report of the Boston Massacre, headed: "AMERICAN AFFAIRS" and the article prefaced with: "The following Report of the Committee of the Town of Boston, transmitted to Governor Pownal, is the most authentic Account of the late Tumult there." This detailed account gives all the particulars (see) with comments including: "...a quarrel arose between some of the soldiers of the 29th & the ropemakers journeymen...a party of 7 or 8 soldiers...by orders fired upon the inhabitants, promiscuously,... See More  

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Ends April 19, 2019 12:13

$435.00
171699

BATTLE OF DETTINGEN War of the Austrian Succession w/ Diagram 1743 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392263035978

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1743 This issue includes a nice & quite detailed full page map headed: "Plan of the Battle of Dettingen, as Published by Authority" plus a full page key noting the various locations on the map. The Battle of Dettingen, part of the War of Austrian Succession, was a highly significant victory for the British Army, being the only time in modern history that a British force has been led into battle by a reigning monarch: King George II. There is a full page chart headed: "Grants in Q. Anne's Wars". Two full pages are taken up with a list of: "Ships Taken by the Spaniards since our last List". Over a full pg. is taken up with: "A Funeral Oration" from Boston, in New England, for th... See More  

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Ends April 19, 2019 12:12

$50.00
171569

Rare COLONIAL PENNSYLVANIA Philadelphia PA 1771 Old Newspaper w/ Great Masthead


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392259248455

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 30, 1771 * Rare Colonial Pennsylvania title * Pre Revolutionary War tensions * Great masthead for display This newspaper features one of the larger & more decorative masthead engravings to be found in a colonial America newspaper. Page 3 begins with a letter "To the King" which is a very critical review of him, noting in part: "...Those groans, those hisses, and execrations with which your ears were saluted, must have at last satisfied you that the representations of your Ministers were fallacious, and that the body of the people disapproves not only of their, but of your conduct...What excuse can your Majesty give for remaining so long hoodwinked?... See More  

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Ends April 13, 2019 14:35

$172.00
170718

Best KING GEORGE III of the United Kingdom DEATH 1820 London England Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372599608855

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, Jan. 31, 1820 * George III of the United Kingdom * Death - best title to be had ? A very historic report of the death of the King with the ftpg. beginning with the announcement datelined: "Whitehall, January 31, 1820". The text begins: "On Saturday afternoon at thirty-five minutes past eight o'clock, our late Most Gracious Sovereign King George the Third, whose strength had gradually declined for some weeks, expired without the least apparent suffering, at his Castle of Windsor in the 82 year of his age and the sixtieth of his reign..." with much more. All of the content on pages 2 & 3 related to the death of the King. The back page is blank. Terrific to have this announcement in ... See More  

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Ends March 15, 2019 16:42

$730.00
157983

Rare CAPITAL OF THE CONFEDERACY Richmond VA Virginia Civil War 1862 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391905448404

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 11, 1862 * Rare rebel title A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page includes: "The Army of Richmond--Rumours" "The Campaign in Mississippi" "Yankee Marauders in King & Queen" "The White, and Negro Outlaws at Sandy Point" "A Yankee's Opinion of Yankees" "Additional From the North" and much more. Most of the back page is taken up with a very lengthy: "List of Wounded Received in Chimborazo Hospitals" in Richmond. Plus there is a lengthy editorial beginning: "The prospects growing out of the result of the great battle of Richmond are becoming every day more encouraging & lively...". Single sheet with a full banner masthe... See More  

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Ends March 06, 2019 13:51

$91.00
170339

Pre Revolutionary War TENSIONS in Boston 1768 Colonial Massachusetts Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392226179690

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Oct. 10, 1768 * Pre Revolutionary War tensions A somewhat short-lived colonial newspaper by a publisher with Loyalist leanings. The entire front page is taken up with: "Description of the Anaconda, a monstrous species of Serpent...". Page 3 has: "A Letter from Mr. Voltaire..." signed by him in type. Another page has a report from Charleston which begins: "The outrageous opposition lately offered to the civil authority near Marr's Bluff on Peedee River being at present a general subject of conversation & by many attributed to the people called Regulators..." with more (see). An item from Philadelphia includes: "...the General Assembly of this province broke up after finishing the necessary busine... See More  

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Ends February 28, 2019 15:39

$158.00
170317

SIEGE OF FORT TICONDEROGA & George Washington 1777 Revolutionary War Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392225380274

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Sept., 1777 * Siege of Fort Ticonderoga * General George Washington * American Revolutionary War Over 2 1/2 pages are taken up with: "Letter from Gen. Washington to Gen. Sir William Howe" from Middlebrook, June 10, 1777, signed by him in type: Geo. Washington. This is followed by another letter from Washington to Howe, which begins: "The fortune of war having thrown Major-General Prescot in our hands, I beg leave to propose his exchange for Major-General Lee..." signed in type: G. Washington. Further on is: "Letters from Gen. Washington to the Congress on the Removal of the King's Troops from the Jerseys" is actually several letters, one of which begins: "I have the honour & pleasure ... See More  

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Ends February 27, 2019 15:11

$360.00
169696

CAPTAIN JAMES COOK'S Third Voyage Aleutian Hawaiian Islands PRINT 1785 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372556577544

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, March, 1785 * HMS Resolution - Royal Navy * Captain James Cook - Third Voyage * Aleutian & Hawaiian Islands This magazine--much more scarce than the Gentleman's Magazine--published in serial form the account of: "Captain Cook's Voyage to the Northern Hemisphere...", this issue containing reports from after October, 1778 when he was exploring the far northwest coast of North America in search of a Northwest passage to the Atlantic, extending into what are now called the Aleutian Islands & to the Bering Strait then the Arctic Ocean before having to turn back due to ice. As noted in "The Content" at the beginning of the front page, topics include: "Description of the Russia Settlement Oon... See More  

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Ends February 02, 2019 15:29

$148.00
169658

KING GEORGE III Assassination Attempt by Woman Margaret Nicholson 1786 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392206332888

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 10, 1786 * King George III murder attempt * Margaret Nicholson Beginning on the front page & taking over a column on pg. 2 is a nice account of the attempted assassination of King George III by Margaret Nicholson, an event which received much attention at the time, in fact Wikipedia has a nice account on her. Part of the report notes: "...The knife that was struck at his Majesty's breast was a desert knife, worn very plain...much sharpened...It struck against his Majesty's waistcoat & made a little cut...Had not his Majesty shrunk in his side the blow must have been fatal!..." with more (see ). See also our item 550221 which includes a contemporary print of the assassination attempt... See More  

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Ends February 01, 2019 14:40

$78.00
169208

Rare 18th Century BRUSSELS BELGIUM Netherlands in French Langauge 1793 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392192965503

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GAZETTE DES PAYS-BAS, Brussels, Belgium, July 14, 1793 * Rare 18th century title * Nice masthead Title translates to "Netherlands Gazette", then: "With Privilege of His Majesty the Emperor and King." The coat-of-arms is of Leopold II of Austria. Totally in French as France occupied Belgium prior to this date, and then again from 1794 to 1814. A four pages issue plus a single sheet, broadside "Supplement Extraordinaire" at the back, 6 3/4 by 8 1/4 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends January 12, 2019 14:45

$67.00
168302

Thomas Wilson DORR REBELLION Rhode Island Democracy Election Rules1842 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392172072684

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, May 21, 1842 * Dorr Rebellion - Rhode Island arsenal attack Pages 2, 3 & 4 contain a great deal on the Dorr Rebellion, including a lengthy "statement" to President John Tyler concerning the state of affairs in Rhode Island as a result of the Dorr Rebellion, with his response signed in type: John Tyler. Including as well are documents from R.I. governor Samuel W. King, as well as two letters signed in type by Thomas W. Dorr himself. Else where is a fine letter signed by: Charles Dickens concerning the need for enforcement of an international copyright law, endorsed by other British writers. Included is a response to Mr. Dickens signed by: Thomas Carlyle. Sixteen pages, 8 1/2 by 1... See More  

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Ends December 12, 2018 15:26

$47.00
167167

Best KING GEORGE III of the United Kingdom CORONATION 1761 London UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372456724849

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE: or, UNIVERSAL EVENING POST, London, September 29, 1761 * George III of the United Kingdom The front page begins the report on the coronation of King George III. "This day his Majesty King George the Third, and Queen Charlotte, were crowned in the abbey church of Westminster, with the ceremonies accustomed upon that great and glorious solemnity...". The article continues with in-depth details of the coronation, taking the entire second page and nearly half of the third page as well. The back page has an extract of a letter which describes the celebration of the coronation that occurred in Liverpool. Nice to have in a newspaper from London, England. This is complete i... See More  

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Ends November 01, 2018 15:40

$385.00
166635

REVOLUTIONARY WAR Cessation of Hostilities George III Proclamation1783 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392126043173

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, February 15, 1783 * End of Revolutionary War * King George III proclamation * The cessation of hostilities Certainly the prime--and very historic--content takes over one-third of the back page, headed: "By the KING, A PROCLAMATION Declaring the Cessation of Arms, as well by sea as land, Agreed Upon Between his Majesty's the most Christian King, the King of Spain, the States General of the United Provinces, and the United States of America...". This is the very historic document by which Great Britain official declares an end to the Revolutionary War. Near the end of the Proclamation is the operative phrase: "...We have thought fit...to notify the same to al... See More  

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Ends October 17, 2018 15:21

$740.00
166034

Best KING GEORGE III of the United Kingdom SON'S DEATH 1820 London UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392104099003

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Jan. 29, 1820 * George III of the United Kingdom * Death of his 4th son - best title to have The front page is black-bordered for the death of the 4th son of King George III. The ftpg. begins with: "Orders for the Court's going into mourning on the Sunday next...for His late Royal Highness the Duke of Kent & Strathern, fourth son of His Majesty...The Ladies to wear black bombazines...The gentlemen to wear black cloth..." with more detail. The balance of the ftpg. is more on proper mourning attire. Ironically, King George III would die just two days later. Great to have this content in this title, the official mouthpiece of the Royal Court. Complete in 22 p... See More  

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Ends September 15, 2018 14:44

$58.00
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