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Newspapers from the 1700sThe eighteenth century saw the heyday of the Age of Reason, and the rising popularity and increased distribution of newspapers played a key role in deepening and expanding public discourse. We carry only absolutely authentic original newspapers, and there's no better way to discover the history of the 1700s than to hold a newspaper from that century in your own hands.
Newspapers from the 1700s
The eighteenth century saw the heyday of the Age of Reason, and the rising popularity and increased distribution of newspapers played a key role in deepening and expanding public discourse. We carry only absolutely authentic original newspapers, and there's no better way to discover the history of the 1700s than to hold a newspaper from that century in your own hands.
Item #120436THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, dates ranging from 1726 to 1730. This is the oldest continually published newspaper in the world, having begun in 1665 and is still being published today. Reporting is almost entirely concerned with Parliamentary items and European news with some advertisements near the back of the issue.
The photo below is "generic" however the issue you will receive, datin... See More
Item #120257FOG'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, 1731 A quite rare title from England with a very early date and a partial red tax stamp in a lower corner of the front page. Various news of the day both from England and the rest of Europe.
Four pages, approximately 10 by 13 inches, a bit of foxing, overall very good. The image shown is only representative of the look (format) and condition of the issue you will... See More
Item #120202THE BRITISH APOLLO, OR CURIOUS AMUSEMENTS FOR THE INGENIOUS and subtitled: "To Which are Added the Most Material Occurrences Foreign and Domestick". Published in London, and "Perform'd by a Society of Gentlemen" as noted in the masthead, the date is 1708. The British Apollo appeared twice a week until issue 79, and then three times a week. A popular paper edite... See More
Item #120190THE REHEARSAL OF OBSERVATOR, London, England 1704-1706 A variant title --& earlier date--of the newspaper titled "The Rehearsal", and much less common. A single sheet newspaper printed on both sides measuring about 8 by 13 inches. The image shown is only an example of the layout and condition of what you will receive. Actual issues vary within the specifications given.
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Item #120185THE SPECTATOR, London, 1711-1712 (untrimmed) One of the most famous of the early newspapers & by the famed Addison & Steele. Nice condition, some foxing, single sheet. The image shown is representative of the condition and look of the issue you will receive. Actual dates vary but will be dated within 1711 or 1712. Note: No red ink stamps are present.
Item #120168THE WORLD, London, 1754 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 and in nice condition. The photo below is generic but your issue will be dated 175... See More
Item #120160THE POST-BOY, London, 1723-1726 A very nice single sheet newspaper featuring two handsome engravings in the masthead (see). Various news from Great Britain and the continent of Europe, plus a partial red tax stamp on the reverse. Measures about 14 1/4 by 8 1/8 inches, nice condition and great for display.
Item #120144THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1710 This is the oldest continually published newspaper in the world, having begun in 1665 and is still publishing today.
The front page of this early newspaper has various military reports from Europe. This is a single sheet newspapers & is in nice condition. A great way to own a slice of history approximately 300 years old at a low price. The image is r... See More
Item #120120THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, 1760's This title has always been one of my favorites with the very nice and intricately engraved woodcut on the title/index page, showing the skyline of London as it appeared before the Revolutionary War. The issue contains 50 pages with various news of the day with political & literary content as well. Nice condition & measures about 5 by 8 inches.... See More
Item #120116THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, 1710-1712 A very early singlesheet newspaper from the early 18th century. This is the oldest continually published newspaper in the world, having started in 1665 and is still printing today. Small folio size and in nice condition. The photo shown is representative of the issue you will receive, but actual issues vary - but will be dated between 1710-1712 (e... See More
Item #120105THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1772 Among the articles in this issue are: "A Proposal for Abolishing Tythes...and furnishing every Parish throughout the Kingdom with an able Minister" "On the Present Appearance of the Planet Jupiter", an interesting & lengthy article: "J. P.'s Plans for a Settlement on the Mississippi Objected to" is very ... See More
Item #120047LONDON CHRONICLE, 1765 We will select an issue from this historic year of the Stamp Act.
This was one of the more popular & successful newspapers of the day, publishing through the Revolutionary War and well into the 19th century. Eight pages, nice condition, measuring about 8 by 11 inches.
Item #120034THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, 1708 - 1711 We will select a nice, genuine issue from this early period of the 18th century.
This is the oldest continually published newspaper in the world, having begun in 1665 and is still publishing today. This newspaper has various news of the day, mostly European, but several advertisements as well. Nice condition.
Item #120029LONDON CHRONICLE, England, 1762 We will select a nice issue from this early year. This genuine newspaper has 8 pages and measures about 8 by 11 inches. It is filled with various news of the day, mostly European, with various ads as well. A few years earlier it was one of the best sources for reporting the French & Indian War, and in another dozen years it would provide extensive co... See More
Item #120025THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, dated 1700 or 1701. This is the oldest continually published newspaper in the world, having begun in 1665 and is still publishing today. This is a very early newspaper from the very beginning of the 18th century. Very nice condition. Some are singlesheet and some have two pages. Although most are approximately 12 by 7 inches, a few are 14 by 7 inches,... See More
Item #120023MIST'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, England, 1727 See the photo for the very nice front page of this 4 page newspaper, which includes a very nicely inked red tax stamp in the lower right corner. This issue has much news from Europe, and includes many ads as well, a few of which are illustrated. This issue measures 10 by 11 1/2 inches and is in great condition with untrimmed edges. An early an... See More
Item #120000You provide us with a 20th century year (birth year, anniversary year, year of graduation, etc.) and we will send you a set of three issues: one from the year given, one from exactly 100 years prior to your given year, and a third exactly 200 years prior to the given year.
Example: If you request 1963, we will send you an issue from 1963, 1863, and 1763. What a wonderful way to take a snapshot of... See More
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