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The 1600's & 1700's
THE WORLD, London, England, May 3, 1753 This is an interesting six page newspaper which only lasted for four years, devoted to satirizing the vices and follies of the fashionable world rather than reporting the news of the day.
Nice woodcut in the masthead of a man writing in a book while looking at a globe. Measures 7 by 11 inches, 6 pages, and in nice condition.
* Early Charleston SC church print
* The British Jew Bill
This issue contains a great full page print of: "St. Philip's Church in Charles Town, South Carolina" with just a small bit of text on it on the facing page reading: "The church is esteemed one of the most regular & complete structures of the kind i
* Early Alaska
Perhaps the primary item in this issue is a very nice, detailed article titled: "Some Account of a Chart lately published by M. de l Isle, with the different Conjectures and Opinions it has produced; from a Tract called, A Letter from a Russian Sea Officer to a Person of Distinction at Petersborough, &
* French & Indian War
* Much from America including the Hudson Bay fir trade
The "Historical Chronicle" near the back has a few items with American mention including: "Our North American navigators have found out a safe & good passage between the Colloredo rocks and Cuba which will shorten the passage from Jam... See More
Act of Parliament from 1755 with a full title page which features a nice engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. The text is headed: "An Act to Continue several Laws relating to the Distemper now raging among the Horned Cattle in this Kingdom." (see).
Six pages, 7 1/2 by 12 inches, 3 very tiny worm holes at the blank margin, great condition.
THE MARYLAND GAZETTE, Annapolis, May 1, 1755
* Very rare & early American title
Not only is this a "Southern" title, but also an issue from the French & Indian War. While most of the news items are European reports, page 2 has a bit of war-related content in a letter from Pennsylvania noting: "We are like to have hot work with the French next summer, for their ca... See More
* 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... See More
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THE CONNOISSEUR "By Mr. Town [pseud.], Critic, and Censor-General", London, Dec. 11, 1755 A weekly paper which lasted about 2 1/2 years as a "commoner's" counterpart to "The World" [which we sell as well], a periodical of about the same time which dealt more with the interests of aristocrats.
James Boswell says in his "Life of Johnson", "...I... See More
* Great & quite large map of Europe
* Oswego - French & Indian War
* Judaica - Jewish content
The prime feature would be the very nice & large foldout map titled in the cartouche: "A New & Correct CHART of EUROPE..." which shows all of Europe as well as Iceland, Russia, North ... See More
* 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... See More
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THE LONDON CHRONICLE, London, December 1, 1757 Within this issue is an ad for an instrument which helps detect fraudulent/counterfeit gold, which includes a nice illustrated woodcut of the patent for the device: "Bradford Darby & Hull's - by The Kings Patent". News of the day with reports from throughout the world along with period advertising are present throughout.&... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE OR, UNIVERSAL EVENING POST, 1758 This 8 page newspaper is over 250 years old. Various news from London and other parts of Europe also with some interesting advertisements as well. A complete newspaper measuring about 7 by 11 1/2 inches and in nice condition. Fine and very early newspaper which is less common than the London Gazette.
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THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 3, 1758 Inside has over a full page headed: "America" with a Halifax, Nova Scotia dateline, beginning: "The following Memorial, signed by the principal merchants & freeholders in Halifax was...delivered to the Lieutenant Governor." (see for portions).
Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, various chipping at the margins, good condition.... See More
Near the back is the "Histo... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 20, 1758 Page 5 has most of a column headed: "America" with reports from Boston, New York & Philadelphia with some bits relating to the on-going French & Indian War (see).
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, never-trimmed margins, good condition.
* 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 sit... See More
* 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 t... See More
THE WHITEHALL EVENING POST OR LONDON INTELLIGENCER, England, Dec. 16, 1758 A very handsome issue with a very detailed engraving in the masthead, a red tax stamp on the ftpg., never bound nor trimmed, and in great condition. The ftpg. has various "London Intelligence" with pages 2, 3 & 4 almost entirely taken up with advertisements.
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 4, 1759
* "Political Aphorisms...", by *Benjamin Franklin (?)
The first and a portion of the second column on page 7 has "Political Aphorisms concerning Population", signed "F", which has recently been attributed to Ben Franklin (see Swann Auctions for more information). Another London Chronicle from 10 days later, which ... See More