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163029

18th Century TRADE REGULATIONS w/ England re. British Parliament 1785 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392019060048

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1785 The bulk of the issue is taken up with various articles on a wide variety of topics as well as much on the recent proceedings in Parliament. Near the back is half a page of: "American Intelligence" which is mostly taken up with complaints in Boston over trade regulations with England. It begins: "The petition which the principal merchants & traders of Boston presented to Congress...is worded just as one might expect in knowing something of the character of the people. It is full of opposite qualities, resentment & supplication, confidence & mistrusts, insolence & humility...". (see) Included are both plates called for, one of which is a foldout (see). ... See More  

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Ends May 13, 2018 10:13

$27.00
162700

Early GEORGE WASHINGTON as a Major JEWISH Jews Colony East Indies 1757 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392012742453

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1757 * Early Major George Washington * Jewish colony in the East Indies The first 2 1/2 pages have reports from the French & Indian War in America, including five letters written by General Braddock datelined Williamsburgh and Alexandria. In the introductory comments on the first page is mention that: "...concerning the territories in America mention'd in the treaty of Utrecht; of several Indian traders seized by the French on the Ohio, and sent prisoners to France, but afterwards enlarged on the interposition of Lord Albemarle; and of the murder of Mr. Jumonville by a party of English under Major Washington. We have also...given an account...of the expe... See More  

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Ends May 03, 2018 14:30

$129.00
162699

Early COLONIAL New Jersey Nova Caesarea Copper Cent Coin PRINT 1787 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392012741786

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: SUPPLEMENT FOR THE YEAR 1787 for Gentleman's Magazine, England. * Colonial New Jersey copper coin Within this supplement issue, which was published at the end of the year, is a full page print of various coins, one of which is the Nova Cesarea New Jersey colonial coin dated 1786, with a very brief note on it on the following page: "Fig. 6 is sent us for decyphering as a supposed American coin." which it is. The print shows both sides, and which includes "E Pluribus Unum" on the reverse. A rare numismatic item. Complete in 68 pages, a banner heading at the top of the first page with the title, never-trimmed margins (desired), 5 1/2 by 9 inches, great condition.

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Ends May 03, 2018 14:29

$178.00
162640

Early 18th Century MISSISSIPPI RIVER Exploration Description 1761 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392010141799

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, March, 1761 * Mississippi River exploration Formatted very much like the Gentleman's Magazine but a more rare title. Inside has: "An Account of the River Mississippi, with an Accurate New Map of that River, from the Sea to Bayagoulas". Nice text, but the mentioned map is missing. Early on the Mississippi River region. Full title/contents page features a terrific & very detailed engraving of the skyline of London at the time. Complete in 96 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, great condition.

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Ends April 29, 2018 10:46

$28.00
163233

DIAGRAM re. Battle of Bunker Hill Revolutionary War Beginning 1775 Old Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 372283424526

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1775 * Battle of Bunker Hill diagram * John Hancock & George Washington A nice issue with much historic content from the beginning months of the Revolutionary War. Perhaps the best content is the very nice half page illustration of the "Redoubt & Intrenchment on the Heights of Charles Town, Commonly called Bunker Hill, Opposite Boston, attacked & Carried by his Majesty's Troops, June 17, 1775" with some text on the illustration as well. A great graphic relating to the Battle of Bunker Hill (see). Also in the issue is an article: "An Intercepted letter from Benjamin Harrison to General Washington" which contains much on events of the ... See More  

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Ends April 27, 2018 12:07

$299.99
163133

FRENCH & INDIAN WAR ENDS w/ Peace Treaty of Paris 1763 London England Magazine


eBay Auction Item # 372281530579

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1763 * French & Indian War ending treaty This issue contains one of the more significant documents of the 18th century, being: "The Definitive Treaty of Friendship of Peace between his Britannick Majesty, the Most Christian King, and the King of Spain, Concluded at Paris, the 10th day of Feb., 1763...". Resulting from it, France gives up Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, the St. Lawrence River islands & Canada to the British. France gives to England all her territory east of the Mississippi River except New Orleans. France gets back their Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe, Martinique & St. Lucia. Spain is given back Cuba in return for territory in East & West Flori... See More  

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Ends April 25, 2018 07:28

$84.99
162294

Great WEST INDIES Southeast U.S. Carribbean RARE 18th Century 1740 Foldout MAP


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392003347483

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1740 * Early and rare 18th century map * West Indies & Southeast America Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the terrific foldout map titled: "An Accurate Map of the WEST INDIES, Exhibiting not only all the Islands possessed by the English, French, Spaniards, & Dutch, but also all the Towns and Settlements on the Continent of America adjacent thereto." This map shows all of the Caribbean Islands plus the northern portions of South America, Central America, and much of the Southern & Southeast portions of the United States, including the Chesapeake Bay down to Florida (a very distorted interpretation) and west to Louisiana and Tex... See More  

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Ends April 18, 2018 14:45

$520.00
161938

CAPTAIN JAMES COOK'S Third Voyage - Norton Sound Alaska w/ Print 1785 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372241019056

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, February, 1785 * HMS Resolution - Royal Navy * Captain James Cook * Third Voyage - Bering Sea - Alaska 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 August, 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: "Return to the So... See More  

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Ends April 05, 2018 12:09

$146.00
161937

MARIE ANTOINETTE re. Execution Death & President George Washington 1794 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372241018533

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1794 * re. Marie Antoinette beheading * President George Washington Although there is a wide range of interesting content in this issue, the prime content is likely a report headed: "The Execution of the Queen", which has in the first paragraph: "...informed the Convention that the trial of Marie Antoinette had lasted three days--that, being found guilty, she had been condemned to death, and had been executed an hour ago...". The balance of the report concerns the two defense attorneys who were detained presuming Marie Antoinette had disclosed some "...secrets of importance" to them, but their testimony was they received nothing of substance from h... See More  

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Ends April 05, 2018 12:08

$57.00
161736

1765 Bound Volume w/ America STAMP ACT Tax on Colonists & Many Plates Magazines


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372235642641

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1765 This is a bound volume with all 12 monthly issues plus the annual Supplement issue as well. This is a great year for American-related content with much on the historic & hated Stamp Act. Some of the content includes: "General Gage's Account of the Reduction of the Indians" "Reasons Against Extending Excise Laws", "Account of the Number of Acres in Maryland" with a nice chart. A "Proclamation" by George Johnstone, governor of West Florida, which begins: "His Majesty having been...pleased to give to me instructions for the speedy & effectual settling of the province of West Florida..." which gives a descriptive account of it. Reports from Parliament and the King has a dateline of "Friday, 22" beginning: "Lord Mansfield, as speaker, an... See More  

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Ends March 30, 2018 14:47

$390.00
161576

(2) BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Letters Supporting Jews Jewish Judaica 1768 U.K. Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372231065414

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1768 * Benjamin Franklin letters * Jewish - Jews - Judaica * Pre Revolutionary War Inside has a letter which takes about a full page & is signed: A.B., which was written by Ben Franklin (see hyperlink for verification) with a reported title of "Subjects of Subjects" (see). and a few pages letter is another letter written by Franklin signed F.S. (see hyperlink for verification) which also relates to America, this article taking over 2 1/2 pages. In the "Historical Chronicle" near the back is an item: "A pamphlet has lately been published at Paris in favour of the Jews, in which the author has shewn the eminent advantages which every nation reaps i... See More  

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Ends March 25, 2018 16:13

$139.00
161021

THE STAMP ACT Direct Tax on Colonies BEGINS London England 1765 Old UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372214603977

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1765 * The Stamp Act at it's beginning * Legitimized by the British Certainly the most notable content is the report: "By the act for laying a stamp duty on printed news papers, deeds, and parchments in America, the respective duties on each are the same as in Great Britain, the monies arising therefrom to be applied towards the necessary defense of the colonies." which was the British justification of the hated Stamp Act (see). Other articles in this issue include: "The Fish Act: Effects of it" "Letter of Queen Christiana of Sweden" "Description of the Field and Mole Crickets" "Winkleman's Account of Herculaneum" "Description of a Wheel Barometer... See More  

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Ends March 07, 2018 14:53

$83.00
161020

Rare 18th Century REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Western Hemisphere MAP 1776 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372214603384

Shown is an original & historic old magazine, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1776 The prime feature of this issue is the great map showing all of the western hemisphere titled: "A New Projection of the Western Hemisphere of the Earth on a Plane shewing the proportions of its several parts nearly as on a Globe, By J. Hardy, at Eton College." The map is dated at the bottom: "by F. Newbery, Ludgate Street, May 1, 1776". It measures 8 3/4 by 10 1/2 inches, small repair to a lower corner, otherwise in very nice, clean condition. There is a related article within this issue concerning the map. The issue begins with some lengthy: "Debates in the Present Parliament" continued from a previous issue, with much discussion concerning ... See More  

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Ends March 07, 2018 14:52

$388.00
160953

PHILLIS WHEATLEY Woman Slave Girl Servant NEGRO Poet Poems 1774 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391974015014

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May 1773 * Phillis Wheatley * Famous "Negro" servant turned poet Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the great article: "Some Account of Phillis, a Learned Negro Girl" which is a letter to the publisher stating: "Proposals have just been published for printing by subscription, some poems written by Phillis, a negro servant of Mr. Wheatley, of Boston, in New England, the following account has been received from her master...". Hereafter is an account of Phillis Wheatley, reading, in part: "Phillis was brought from Africa to America in the year 1761...she in sixteen months time...attained the English language....As to her writing, her own curiosi... See More  

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Ends March 04, 2018 07:32

$285.00
160952

SURRENDER AT YORKTOWN Lord Charles Cornwallis to George Washington 1782 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372211687497

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1782 * Lord Charles Cornwallis * General George Washington * Surrender at Yorktown This issue contains the very historic report of the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia. An inside page has a nice report headed: "Extract of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton" which begins: "...I had the honour to acquaint your Lordship with my fears respecting the fate of the army in Virginia. It now gives me the deepest concern to inform you that they were but too well founded..." with more. Following this is a report headed: "Copy of a Letter from Lt. General Earl Cornwallis to Sir Henry Clinton dated York-Town, in Virginia, Oct. 20, 1781" which be... See More  

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Ends March 04, 2018 07:31

$355.00
160938

BATTLE OF LONG ISLAND New York & Patrick Henry Revolutionary War 1776 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391973665142

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Oct., 1776 * Battle of Long Island * Revolutionary War * Patrick Henry This issue is filled with a great wealth of notable content concerning the Revolutionary War, however the prime piece here is the nice foldout map titled: "Sketch of the Country Illustrating the late Engagement in Long Island". The map measures 9 by 13 inches & shows the region from Amboy in New Jersey to "Hamsted Plains" and a bit beyond, and north to West Chester & New Rochelle. Points of interest on the map include New Utrecht, Brooklyn, Jamaica, "Flat Bush", New York, Harlem & Flushing. Also shown on the map are Bergen Point, Staten Island Oyster Bay, Governor's Island, King's Bridge & ... See More  

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Ends March 03, 2018 15:18

$535.00
160937

BATTLES OF LEXINGTON & CONCORD Revolutionary War Begins BOSTON MAP 1775 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391973664606

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1775 * Battle of Lexington & Concord * Revolutionary War beginning * Rare map of Boston, Massachusetts Certainly a prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map headed: "A Map of 100 Miles Round Boston" showing just that with much detail (see). This map measures about 9 1/2 by 10 1/2 inches, with a bit of toning and small bit oftypical ink off-setting from having been folded against itself for 240 years. Otherwise the map is in great condition. Inside contains a nice, detailed and historic account of the Battle of Lexington & Concord, prefaced with: "In our last magazine we gave an imperfect account of a skirmish that happened between ... See More  

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Ends March 03, 2018 15:17

$460.00
160841

REVOLUTIONARY WAR Howe - Benjamin Franklin Electricity Experiments 1778 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372208753299

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1778 * Revolutionary War - Jonathan Trumbull * Benjamin Franklin - electricity experiments The first article is a "...Debate...on Enquiry into the State of the Nation..." continued from a previous issue and has much on the Revolutionary War, including: "...that with equal force General Washington could not stand before the British troops, who were at this day perhaps the bravest in the world...General Washington's force was 15,000, not speaking of the militia; General Howe's numbers were but 13,000 rank & file, yet he defeated the Continental troops...As to the practicability of reducing our rebellious subjects in America by force of arms...he began ... See More  

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Ends March 01, 2018 07:22

$83.00
160840

BENEDICT ARNOLD Revolutionary War General & Traitor Fame DEATH 1801 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391971991313

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1801 * General Benedict Arnold death * From his city of residence There is a very small & inconspicuous item near the back under the "Obituary with Anecdotes of Remarkable Persons" section an entry reading: "At his house in Gloucester place, Brigadier-general Arnold. His remains were interred on the 21st, at Brompton. Seven mourning coaches and four state carriages formed the cavalcade." This was the infamous Benedict Arnold, who died on June 14, 1801. Always nice to have a death notice in a publication from the city where the person died, and most certainly a much earlier report than would be found in any American publication. Both fullpg. pla... See More  

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Ends March 01, 2018 07:21

$58.00
160802

LORD HORATIO NELSON On Board the HMS Victory LETTER 1796 British Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372205694372

Shown is an original & historic old magazine, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1796 * Lord Horatio Nelson * HMS Victory Included is a nearly column long letter signed in type: Horatio Nelson, written on board his ship Victory near Toulon, mentioning in part: "I have the pleasure to inform you that the troops...troop possession of the forts & town of Puerto Ferrajo this day..." with further details. (see) Includes both plates called for, one of which is a nice view of: "Newington House, Oxfordshire..." Complete in 88 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, nice condition. This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting unti... See More  

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Ends February 25, 2018 15:19

$29.00
160282

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391957928463

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1757 Among the inside pages is a quite lengthy & detailed article titled: "An Historical Account of American Affairs during the Two last years, with a particular journal of the Siege & Surrender of Oswego" with this text taking over six pages (see photos for portions). This text also includes a report headed "Account of the Surrender of Fort Granville" & "Col. Armstrong's Success against Kittanning". Included as well is a very nice half page map headed: "Plan of the Forts Ontario and Oswego with Part of the River Onondago and Lake Ontario", including a key to the noted points on the map (see photos). The more significant item in this issue is the... See More  

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Ends February 07, 2018 11:41

$540.00
160280

ROCHESTER CASTLE Kent England Plate Print & Early Eskimos Indians 1772 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372188422829

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1772 * Rochester Castle at Kent, South East England print This is the end of year "supplemental" issue to this famous title, containing on the front page the title with date, plus the list of the contents which includes: "Description...of the Esquimaux [Eskimo] Indians..." which is very descriptive of them and takes over a full page. Also in the issue are: "An Historical Account of a Late Revolution in France" "Account of the Revenues of Bengal" "...Uncommon Diseases of the Ear" "Mode of Raising & Paying the Church-Money in America" and more. Included is a nice full page plate of "Rochester Castle", actually called for in the December issue bu... See More  

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Ends February 07, 2018 11:35

$37.00
159982

Very Early GEORGE WASHINGTON Colonel in French & Indian War 1754 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372171537277

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1754 * Very early George Washington (age 22) Among the early reports on the French & Indian War, is a very rare mention of colonel George Washington when he was just 22 years old. The report is a continued one, headed: "Account of Our Affairs in America" and the text includes: "...On the other side the French have this season reaped a crop of corn from the lands on the borders of the Ohio which will be sufficient to subsist the troops with which they are carrying on their invasions till the next year. Col. Washington with 400 men having encamped in a wood at the great meadows on the Ohio, & defeated a party of French that had been dispatched to inter... See More  

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Ends January 19, 2018 15:40

$285.00
159788

CAPTAIN JAMES COOK Voyage & Western Hemisphere (America) MAP 1773 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391944948992

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1773 * Captain James Cook * North America map Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map which accompanies the lengthy article: "Epitome of Lieut. Cooke's Voyage Round the World", showing most of North America, all of South America down to Cape Horn, and even portions of West Africa, Spain, France & England. Notice the shape of Florida & California. This map folds out to 9 3/4 by 11 1/2 inches, very nice condition with a bit of light offsetting from being folded into itself for over 200 years (see). The article takes nearly 7 pages and begins: "The voyage abounds with so many interesting & entertaining particulars, r... See More  

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Ends January 12, 2018 14:10

$325.00
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
159589

CORNWALLIS SURRENDER General Benedict Arnold Revolutionary War 1781 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391941314971

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1781 * Revolutionary War * Cornwallis' surrender * Gen. Benedict Arnold Near the back is a section headed: "American News" which has a "Copy of a Letter from Brig. Gen. Arnold to his Excellency the Commander in Chief, dated Sound off Plumb Island, Sept. 8, 1781" which takes over an entire page & is signed by him in type: B. Arnold. This is his detailed report on the taking of New London, Connecticut, known as the Battle of Groton Heights. Also included is a letter from George Washington to Congress which prefaces another letter from Gen. Gist concerning the safe arrival in the Chesapeake of Adm. De Grasse & his 28 French ships. It was this bit of... See More  

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Ends January 06, 2018 09:16

$215.00
158895

James SOMERSETT'S CASE Decision Lord Mansfield Slaves SLAVERY Negro1772 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372131223736

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1772 * Somersett's case * Slaves - slavery Certainly the most significant report in this issue is the court decision in the James Somersett court case, the slave purchased in Virginia then taken to England, escaped & eventually recaptured. This case ultimately determined that slavery was unsupported in England. This was a landmark slavery case which received wide attention (see the Wikipedia for much more on Somersett & his legal case). The report reads in part: "The Court of King's Bench gave judgment in the case of Somerset the slave, viz. that Mr. Stuart his master had no power to compel him on board a ship or to send him back to the plantations..... See More  

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Ends December 09, 2017 12:31

$125.00
158674

Great Mid 18th Century SHIP of War Detailed ILLUSTRATION 1748 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372124492107

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1748 * Great ship illustration Certainly the feature item in this issue is the terrific, full page illustration of: "A Ship Of War", with considerable detail, and with most of the facing page having the "Explanation to a Ship of War of the third Rate with Rigging, &c., at Anchor". The "Explanation" numerically identifies 148 parts noted on the plates as well as 17 other features which are listed alphabetically from A to R. A terrific plate for display for any naval history collector, measuring (with the margins), about 8 1/2 by 4 3/4 inches. Other items in this issue include: "Description of the Cumberland Coast" which includes a small illustration: "V... See More  

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Ends December 02, 2017 13:50

$226.00
158228

Scottish Novelist SIR WALTER SCOTT 1st Baronet DEATH 1832 Gentlemen's Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391909907484

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, October, 1832 * Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet death Near the back of the issue is the obituary for Sir Walter Scott taking nearly 24 pages. Although lengthy and informative, the first line of the obituary may describe him best: "Sept. 21. At Abbotsford, Co. Roxburgh, aged 61. Sir Walter Scott, Bart. the proudest name in the modern annals of literature." There is also a half page engraving: "Dryburgh Abbey, The Burial Place Of Sir Walter Scott". Includes the plates called for (some water staining to a portion of one) save for the map of Western China. Complete in 104 pages, 5 1/2 by 8 3/4 inches, full title/index page, good condition.

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Ends November 18, 2017 13:34

$55.00
157623

CAPTAIN JAMES COOK'S Third Voyage - Hawaiian Islands w/ Print 1785 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391896836227

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, June, 1785 * HMS Resolution - Royal Navy * Captain James Cook death * Third Voyage - Hawaiian Islands This magazine--much more scarce than the Gentleman's Magazine--published in serial form the account of: "Captain Cook's Voyage to the Northern Hemisphere...", this issue containing reports from April, 1779 when after visiting the Hawaiian Islands where Cook met his death, Captain Clerke returned once again to the Northwest in search of a Northwest Passage to the Atlantic. As noted in "The Content" at the beginning of the front page, topics include: "Arrival At Awatska Bay in Kamtschatka [Kamchatka, far eastern Russia]--Reception at Petropaulowski--Passage... See More  

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Ends October 28, 2017 15:02

$155.00
157260

Was PRESIDENT GEORGE WASHINGTON a Officer in British Army ? 1795 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372076688084

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1795 * President George Washington * Officer in the British Army ? Included is a letter to the publisher concerning George Washington, referencing his bravery & military prowess fro the French & Indian War (see). Further on it notes: "...In the regular standing army of Great Britain he never held any commission: and this perhaps may have been...why Lord Howe & General Howe declined acknowledging his rank during the American war, or addressing him by the title of 'Excellency' which the Congress had conferred on him..." (see). A few pages later another writer addresses the issue of whether Washington ever held a British commission, beginning: "The just... See More  

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Ends October 15, 2017 07:35

$57.00
157258

BATTLE OF FORT FRONTENAC Ends w/ UK Capture French and Indian War 1758 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391888397143

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1758 * Fort Frontenac captured * French and Indian War The prime content would be a report from the French and Indian War prefaced with: "The following is Col. Bradstreet's Letter to Gen. Abercrombie after the Reduction of Fort Frontenac" with a dateline of Oswego, Aug. 31, 1758 & a nice account of the battle, the site of present-day Kingston, Ontario. The report begins: "I landed with the troops within a mile of fort Frontenac without opposition the 25th: the garrison surrendered prisoner of war the 27th...It was a square fort of 100 yards the exterior side and had in it 110 men..." with more (see). This event was led by English Col. John Bradstreet... See More  

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Ends October 15, 2017 07:32

$85.00
157040

VOYAGE AROUND THE WORLD Swallow Sloop Account & Pre Rev. War 1769 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372069358256

Shown is an original & historic old magazine, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1769 The first five pages of this issue are taken up with: "A Short Account of the Voyage of the Swallow Sloop Round the World" which includes much descriptive text (see for beginning). a note on a pamphlet titled: "The true constitutional Means for Putting an end to the disputes between Great Britain & the American Colonies" notes that "This writer proposes to lay a tax upon all the lands possessed by British subjects in America..." with a bit more (see). Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day. No plates are called for in this issue however there is a print showing the "A Representation of the Apparent Posi... See More  

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Ends October 07, 2017 15:45

$44.00
156826

GREAT & Early 18th Century CRICKET Sports Article 1743 London England Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391878747930

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1743 * Great & early article on cricket * Letters (2) regarding the Battle of Dettington Within this issue is a very early and interesting article titled: "Of Publick Cricket Matches" concerning the sport of cricket, with much detail (see). The text includes: "Cricket is certainly a very innocent & wholesome exercise, yet it may be abused if either great or little people make it their business. It is grossly abused when it is made the subject of publick advertisements to draw together great crowds of people who ought all of them to be somewhere else..." with much more. This article takes about 1 3/4 columns. Present are two... See More  

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Ends October 01, 2017 14:17

$160.00
156823

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


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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
156717

FRENCH and INDIAN WAR American Forts Diagrams w/ Description 1755 Old Magazine


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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: (discounted price) THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1755 * Diagrams of three American forts * The French & Indian War A 4 page article headed: "An Account of the British Trade & Settlements in North America from the French of Mons. Dumont, one of the Commissioners on the Part of the King of France for settling the Limits of the English & French Colonies in N. America." This is a terrific article on the early settlements of America by the contending nations of England & France & the troubles which brewed between them. It takes over 4 pages. Subheads at the top of the pages are: "New History of Hudson's Bay" and "Discovery & Settlement of Newfoundland and "French & English Contend for i... See More  

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Ends September 30, 2017 14:18

$75.00
156716

FORT STANWIX Sir John Johnson Siege Revolutionary War 1779 Old British Magazine


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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
156690

Letter to George Washington re: Owning Slaves Thomas Paine 1797 London Magazine


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Shown is an original & historic old publication, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, October, 1797 * Letter to Thomas Paine * Letter to George Washington regarding his keeping of slaves Among the many articles under "Review of New Publications" is: "A Letter to the Infamous Tom Paine, in Answer to His Letter to Gen. Washington, by Peter Porcupine." this is followed by: "Expostulatory Letter to George Washington, of Mount Vernon, in Virginia, on His Continuing to be a Proprietor of Slaves, by Edward Rushton". Near the back is news headed: "America, West Indies, etc." with much from the Caribbean, but also a report from Philadelphia concerning the spread of the Yellow Fever (see photos). Lacking all three plates called for. Complete ... See More  

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Ends September 29, 2017 15:20

$55.00
156612

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE John Hancock Type Signed in 1776 HISTORIC Magazine


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Shown is an original & historic old periodical, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1776 * Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text * As reported from Great Britain It would be difficult to argue for a more important document in American history than the Declaration of Independence. It remains a desire of most collectors to find an issue containing reference to it, and ultimately a contemporary printing of the actual document. With American newspaper printings commanding $50,000 or more in nice condition, here is an opportunity for a period printing at a very reasonable price. The title/contents page of this issue, with a decorative engraving, includes: "Declaration of American Independency 361" referencing the p... See More  

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Ends September 28, 2017 07:54

$3,995.00
156030

(2) HMS VICTORY Royal Navy Ship w/ Sir John Balchen LOST at Sea 1744 Magazines


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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, two issue set, London, England, October and November, 1744 * HMS Victory has been lost... 255 years later it is found! October issue: Certainly the most notable report in the 1st issue is the report of the sinking of the British ship H.M.S. Victory. A report dated February 5, 2009 from the "Best Syndication News" service brings this event into the 21st century with its breaking news reading: "The HMS Victory ship sunk in stormy seas back in 1744 but it wasn’t until this week, when an American company called Odyssey discovered what they call “the most significant shipwreck discovery in history.” There are two reports of this ship's sin... See More  

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Ends September 01, 2017 15:22

$77.00
155815

Great ATLANTIC OCEAN West Indies Carribbean RARE 18th Century 1740 Foldout MAP


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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1740 * Early and rare 18th century map * Atlantic Ocean - West Indies Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the terrific foldout map titled: "A New Map or Chart of the Western or Atlantic Ocean, with part of Europe, Africa, and America: Shewing the Course of the Galleons, Flota etc. to and from the West Indies." This map shows the majority of the Atlantic Ocean as well as all of England, Spain, portions of France and Western Africa, the Canary Islands, the Azores, and the eastern portion of the Caribbean Islands, a bit of South America, and all of Newfoundland & the surrounding islands. There is a very large & exceedingly decorative en... See More  

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Ends August 25, 2017 11:30

$495.00
155635

ADMIRAL JOHN BYNG DEATH Royal Navy & Early Electricity Study 1757 Old Magazine


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Shown is an original & historic old magazine, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1757 * Early regarding electricity * Much on the death of Admiral John Byng The first article is: "State of our African Settlements" taking over a full page. Other articles include: "Utility of a Tax Upon Dogs" "Remarks on the Expected Comet" "New Properties of Electricity" "Circumstantial Account of the Death of Admiral Byng" which takes over 2 pages; and many other items. There are a few brief items from or about America but nothing of significance. Included is a plate called for which is a foldout (see). Complete in 48 pages, 5 by 8 inches with a full title/contents page which includes an engraving of St. John's Gate, very nice condition. A ve... See More  

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Ends August 18, 2017 15:27

$54.00
155581

Historic TREATY OF PARIS American Revolutionary War ENDS w/ Peace 1783 Newspaper


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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 30, 1783 * Historic Treaty of Paris (peace) * End of the Revolutionary War Taking all of the front page & most of page two is perhaps the most significant document of the Revolutionary War era, being the complete text of the Treaty of Paris ending the war, formally headed at the top of the first column: "The Definitive Treaty between Great Britain & the United States of America, signed at Paris, the 3d Day of September, 1783". This document formally ended the Revolutionary War & is inclusive of all ten Articles with the signatures in type of John Adams, B. Franklin, David Hartley and John Jay (see). Following this historic document are two additional do... See More  

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Ends August 17, 2017 15:18

$1,950.00
155397

(3) 18th Century MAPS North America & More French and Indian War 1758 Magazine


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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1758 * 3 nice 18th century maps * French and Indian War The prime feature of this issue would be the three maps included, although only one is called for (other two meant for the Supplement). One is a very nice foldout map titled within the cartouche: "A Map of the New Continent According to its Greatest Diametrical length from the River la Plata to beyond the Lake of the Assimiboils" (see). This map shows both North and South America. North America is somewhat crudely done, particularly the West, obviously due to limited familiarity of that part of the world (see). This map measures 8 1/2 by 10 inches and is in great condition. The second map is... See More  

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Ends August 11, 2017 08:56

$225.00
155136

BOSTON Massachusetts Pre Revolutionary War Military Tensions 1769 UK Magazine


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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1769 * Pre Revolutionary War tensions * Boston citizens to arm ? There is a full page headed "American News" including reports several reports from Boston, including: "...There is much talk...the most malignant insinuations...& speaks of deep & dark designs...of 30,000 men ready to take up arms...and of a design to throw off the dependence of the colonies on the mother country..." with more. Also reports from Hartford and New York, the latter containing: "...people here are in the utmost consternation at what we hear from Britain...that the Ministry want to make them slaves or beggars. The spirit of discontent is universal..." (see). Another lengthy... See More  

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Ends July 28, 2017 11:55

$48.00
154679

Great 18th Century EASTERN CANADA MAP Foldout Quebec Nova Scotia 1746 Magazine


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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1746 * Great Eastern Canada map * Jacobite Rebellion Certainly the prime content in this issue is the quite large foldout map titled in the ornate cartouche: "A New Chart of the Coast of NEW ENGLAND, NOVA SCOTIA, NEW FRANCE or CANADA with the Island of Newfoundland, Cape Breton, St. John's, etc...". The map show much great detail of this portion of present-day Canada, from Labrador to Boston, including towns at the eastern edge of Massachusetts & other portions of New England including Salem, Manchester, Salisbury, Marblehead, Charlestown, Cambridge, Kenebec, etc. There is nice detail of the "City of Quebec" in an inset, as well as a more expansiv... See More  

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Ends July 09, 2017 08:09

$335.00
154626

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Electricity Lightning Rod Thunder Experiments 1752 UK Magazine


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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
154109

GEORGE WASHINGTON Morristown NJ South Carolina Revolutionary War 1780 Magazine


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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1780 * General George Washington's army * Morristown, New Jersey * South Carolina events The first article has "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" which includes discussion of the situation in America. Near the back the "Historical Chronicle" has several items from America concerning the Revolutionary War, including a letter from New York which has: "...since Gen. Clinton's departure from hence...the longest & most severe winter that was ever remembered...horses with heavy carriages could go over the ice into the Jerseys...The rebels though to avail themselves of this easy communication & threaten an attack upon Staten Island...For this ... See More  

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Ends June 18, 2017 07:36

$74.00
154083

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


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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
153972

MUTINY ON THE HMS BOUNTY Royal Navy Captain William Bligh 1790 British Magazine


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Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1790 * Mutiny on the Bounty * Captain William Bligh Near the back of this issue is one of the more historic naval report of the 18th century, since romanticized by the famous movie, giving a fine account of the mutiny on board the ship Bounty. The report is headed: "Several Memorable Events have lately happened at Sea, which for their Singularity & Importance are worthy to be recorded." which begins: "The first that attracted the public notice was a mutiny on board the Bounty..." with the detailed, carrying over to the next page, with mention of Captain Bligh, Fletcher Christian, & others, with the actual account of the mutiny (see photos). A fine,... See More  

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Ends June 11, 2017 07:56

$285.00
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