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December 5, 1798
THE SPECTATOR, New York, 1798 A lot of five issues of this popular 18th century newspaper, much news of the day, politics, and ads as well. Each issue is never-bound nor trimmed and in good condition.
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, August, 1741 Within this issue is an article: "Of the Office of Auditor of the Revenue in America" which includes: "I am a native of New England & having read in your paper...The state of importance of the American colonies is so little understood or regarded...it would be better for England if all the Plantations were at t... See More
Item #623386THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1741 This issue includes over 1 1/2 pgs. on "The New Governour's Speech to the General Court or Assembly of New England" with a larger head of: "State of the War in America". This is concerning the battles with the Spanish in the Caribbean, specifically mentioning Cuba (see photos for portions).
This issue also features... See More
Item #623385GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1752 Among the various articles of interest in this issue are: "Cure for the Hiccough" "Of the Bishop of Cloyne's Theory of Vision" "Essay on Spirit & the Trinity" "Doctrine of Spirits, according to the Jews" "Reasonableness of Laying a Tax on Money" "Ramsgate Harbour--Windmill Regulated... See More
Item #623384THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1754 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 Jamaica, through the gulph of Florida." and another item has a letter from Virginia no... See More
Item #623383GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1764 Among the articles within are: "Some Account of George Psalmanazar, who pretended to be a Native of Formosa & published a Fabulous Account of that Island..." which takes over 5 pages. Also: "Description of a Remarkable Fish" which includes a full page plate of it as well (see); "Rules for Writing & Speaking Cor... See More
Item #623382THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1772 This issue has a wide range articles which take up the bulk of the 48 pages, and also includes the two plates which are called for. One has related articles headed: "A Description of an uncommon Kind of Monkey..." and a description of "The Emeu [emu], or Casoar [cassowary]" with the plate showing both (see). The other fu... See More
Item #623381THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1792 One of the features of this issue is a timely facsimile plate of an answer by Oliver Cromwell to the East India Merchants in 1657, and of the handwriting of the several petitioners. Another plate shows a beautiful view of Hanbury Church in Staffordshire.
The front page of this issue has a nice masthead of St. John's Gate and contains ne... See More
October 2, 1799
CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Connecticut, October 2, 1799 Page 2 has a report headed "India" which begins: "War has commenced between the English and Tippoo...".
Page 3 has an ad: "Runaway from the subscriber...for the 4th time, an indented apprentice...".
The bkpg. has an ad: "Ten Dollars Reward" for a deserted soldier (see).
Four pages, never b... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, March, 1743 One of the articles is titled: "Of the Effects of Cold at Pr. of Wales' in Churchill River in Hudson's Bay..." which is present-day Canada. This article takes over a full pg. (see photos for the beginning).... See More
Among the other articles in this issue are: "No Writers for the Ministry" and "Reasons fo
Among the other articles in this issue are: "No Writers for the Ministry" and "Reasons fo
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, February, 1739 A very nice pre-Revolutionary War magazine from the "mother country" with a wide range of varied content including news of the day, political reports, literary items, and other unusual tidbits. This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907.... See More
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, October, 1775 The first several pages contain a nice account of Parliamentary discussion concerning the troubles in America, a portion including: "...the rebellious war now levied is become more general, & is manifestly carried on for the purpose of establishing an independent empire. I need not dwell upon the fatal effects of the succes... See More
Item #622756THE 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 July 16, 1708. The British Apollo appeared twice a week until issue 79, and then three times a week.
A popular paper edited b... See More
Item #622755THE PUBLIC ADVERTISER, London, December 17, 1766 A very nice, four page, folio size newspaper with the emphasis being on advertising, as the title would suggest. However, there are some news reports throughout, and page 3 has a full red-inked tax stamp. Complete in four pages and in very nice condition.
May 22, 1710
MEMOIRS OF LITERATURE, London, May 22, 1710 A very uncommon title from England, four pages with no news of the day but rather editorials and literature reviews.
Four pages, water staining, 8 3/4 by 10 1/2 inches, and a rare opportunity to add this title to an early newspaper collection.
October 8, 1709
THE TATLER, London, October 8, 1709
* Addison & Steele
* Uncommon title from the early 18th century
This newspaper was founded in this year by Richard Steele (this is issue #78), who used the nom de plume "Isaac Bickerstaff, Esquire", the first such consistently adopted journalistic persona. Steele's idea was to publish the news and gossip heard in London coffeehouse... See More
April 4, 1788
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, April 4, 1788
* 18th century America
* Early U.S. government
An issue of this famous newspaper from the critical year of the Constitution being ratified by the various states. I find no significant content in this issue so it is offered as a "atmosphere" newspaper at a very reasonable price from early in 1788.
Complete in 4 pages... See More
June 20, 1682
THE OBSERVATOR, London, June 20, 1682
* Woman publisher
This is a handsome dialogue newspaper founded by Sir Roger L'Estrange, a Tory pamphleteer, as a vehicle for attacking dissenters and Whigs. Done in a dialogue format, between Whig & Tory. This early single sheet newspaper has the old style type making it great for framing, but the most intriguing aspect of this issue is that th... See More
September 7, 1769
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 7, 1769 Most of page 2 is taken up with reports from Boston. A few items include: "...the administration is well disposed to relieve the Colonies against all real grievances arising from the late acts of revenue...they have declared that they have at no time entertained a design to propose any further taxes upon America for the purpose of a revenue, ... See More
Item #621320THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1771 Among the articles in this issue are: "Extracts from Blunt's Voyage to the Levant" "Method of Making a Mortar Impenetrable to Moisture" "A Lady's Thoughts on Marriage" "Curious Extracts from the Koran of Mohammed" "Description of the Island of St. John in the Gulph of St. Lawrence" (se... See More
October 18, 1790
CONNECTICUT COURANT, & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Oct. 18, 1790 A page 3 report under "Hartford" states that the commissioners of New York & Vermont reached a decision: "... the result is, that Vermont is dismembered from...New-York, and the New Hampshire grants...are acknowledged to be valid. Thus the way is open for the admission of Vermont into the Federal Unio... See More
August 14, 1714
THE EVENING POST, London, Aug. 14, 1714 A very early issue, complete in 4 pages, never bound nor trimmed, with a full red-inked tax stamp on the pg. 3 margin (see). The back page is entirely blank with pages 1, 2 & 3 filled for European news.
Some browning at the right margin otherwise in great condition. Measures 8 by 10 1/4 in.
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1754 The prime content in this issue would be under the heading: "A Summary of the Proceedings in the Last Sessions of Parliament..." which reports the repeal of the famous Jew Bill of 1753. In 1753 a bill passed Parliament to allow Jews to become naturalized citizens but an uproar caused the bill to be reconsidered, as noted in this... See More
Item #621191THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, September, 1792 First page has: "Description of the Upper Ferry on the River Schuylkill, near the city of Philadelphia" (plate not present).
Also in this issue are: "History of the Smallpox" "A Hint to the Ladies" "Method of Imitating Certain Wines" "An Oration Delivered at Taunton, July 4, 1792 at the Celebrat... See More
April 24, 1776
THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, April 24, 1776 Most of the first column on the front page has a report from Congress concerning the importation of tea, ending with a "resolve" that: "...bohea tea ought not to be sold in the smallest quantities at a higher price in any colony than at the rate of three fourths of a dollar per pound..." with more (see for portions). ... See More
April 7, 1766
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, April 7, 1766 The front page has more than a full column taken up with reports headed "America" which include: "...ports are again open & vessels are admitted to enter as usual without exacting the penalty of 10 pounds as prescribed in the Stamp Act. The Distributor here has received instructions from the Commissioners not to prosecute... See More
February 18, 1724
THE POST-BOY, London, England, Feb. 18, 1724 The front page has a report reading: "It is currently reported on Tues. last that an express was arrived with advice that the Czarish Majesty was dead; but no account thereof being yet published by authority we must suspend our belief of such an important piece of news." But it was true, and this is a very early newspaper account of the ... See More
May 6, 1777
THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia May 6, 1777 The front page has some war-related items including a note from Fishkill which includes: "...a number of armed Tories marched in open day through Walkhill & Little Britain on their way to join Howe's army. They were pursued by parties of the militia...". The ftpg. also has an: "Extract of a Letter from General Was... See More
January 13, 1790
MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 13, 1790 Page 3 has a report about the annual meeting of the "Middlesex Medical Association", with mention that Dr. Benjamin Waterhouse spoke about the internal use of Tobacco in the cure of "Dropsies & Dysurias". The back page has a poem about "Newport".
Four pages in nice condition.
July 13, 1773
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 13, 1773
* Creating the Committee of Correspondence
* Pre Revolutionary War original
An inside page has over half a column headed "America" with news reports from New York and Newport, Rhode Island, the former noting: "...from Surinam...who informs us that the disturbances with the Negroes at that settlement were settled by a smart en... See More
August 7, 1979
DAILY NEWS, New York City, August 7, 1979
* Cather Thurman Munson funeral
* New York Yankees
* Jet airplane crash
The front page has a two picture pictorial with caption: "Tearful farewell for Munson" (see) The back page has a photo of Billy Martin weeping with headline: "A tearful farewell to Thurman" and text. Also a centerfold pictorial as well. Nic... See More
March 20, 1770
LONDON CHRONICLE, March 20, 1770
* Pre Revolutionary War era
* Early Hermaphrodite ?
The back page has an extract of a letter "from New London, (New England)" stating: "We are...informed, that about 23 years ago, a child was born in...this province...bearing a similarity to both sexes, it was disputed what apparel it should be dressed in, but 'twas...agreed to dress it i... See More
July 25, 1765
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 25, 1765 Inside has nearly a full column of reports from New York and Charleston headed "America" which has some news concerning relations with Indians (see).
Eight pages. 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, some foxing, generally nice.
February 23, 1765
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 23, 1765 Inside has over a full page taken up with a review of a "celebrated" pamphlet entitled: "The Regulations Lately Made Concerning the Colonies and the Taxes Imposed Upon them, Considered", This has some fascinating reading with much consideration of the various colonies, particularly "the Floridas" in terms of their val... See More
Item #621116THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1770 A very nice and extremely popular magazine from the "mother country" just months before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907.
The top of pg. 2--the reverse of the title/contents page--has a report dateli... See More
Item #621114THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1761
* Nice foldout map of Germany and vicinity
* Concerning the French & Indian War
A very nice pre-Revolutionary War magazine from the "mother country" with a wide range of varied content including news of the day, political reports, literary items, and other unusual tidbits. This was the first periodical to us... See More
Item #621113GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1778 The first article is: "Lord North's Propositions for Peace with America" taking over 4 pages. There is also a very lengthy item: "Extracts from the Congress Accounts of the Northern Expedition" which takes over 6 pages with terrific reading & includes a letter signed: "Horatio Gates" (see photos).
T... See More
July 22, 1798
THE OBSERVER, London, July 22, 1798
* Rare 18th century British title
* Red tax stamp
A fine, folio size newspaper of 4 page with various news & ads from the late 18th century, during the time of the Napoleonic war and the action in Egypt & elsewhere. Most of the news is from the United Kingdom but some other European reports as well.
Never-trimmed margins and with a fu... See More
October 3, 1758
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Oct. 3, 1758, July 24, 1760, Jan. 21, 1764, Aug. 6, 1767, & May 11, 1773. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with some damp staining & some foxing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. Each measures ... See More
January 17, 1789
THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Jan. 17, 1789 Page 2 has lengthy detail in the state "House of Assembly" concerning electing delegates to the new national Congress soon to be created. One item notes: "...the constitution of this state, under which all our powers are derived, was formed before the confederation; in which there is provision made for the appointment of delegates ... See More
February 9, 1789
THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Feb. 9, 1789 This was the capital of the federal government at the time, and in less than 3 months George Washington would be inaugurated in the city. Page. 2 has some reports from Congress which mention men being elected to Congress, and also that Charles Pinckney was elected governor of South Carolina.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, minor wear at the sp... See More
April 1, 1746
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, April 1, 1746 Page 3 has some reports concerning the Jacobite Rebellion, mentioning in part: "...advise that they were under some apprehensions from a visit of the Rebels...that a body of 1200 or 1500 had penetrated into Caithness...on pretense of being unable to proceed on her voyage to Boston had been seized by the Captain with six Highlanders...Th... See More
March 13, 1783
DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, March 13, 1783 Page 2 has a report headed "American Trade" in a report from the: "House of Commons". In a report on the back page is brief mention that; "...The War with France, Spain and America was given up, because the English Treasury was exhausted...".
Four pages, nice condition.
January 20, 1798
THE SPECTATOR, New York, Jan. 20, 1798 The back page has the "Answer of the Senate of the State of New York to the Speech of...John Jay, Governor..." which is followed by his response, signed in type: John Jay.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.
November 11, 1797
THE SPECTATOR, New York, Nov. 11, 1797 Page 3 has a brief yet notable report under the heading: "Died" reading: "Lately in England, in child-bed, Mrs. Godwin; more known as Miss Wollstonecraft, the celebrated authoress of 'The Rights of Women'." Mary Wollstonecraft was a very early & famous advocate of women's rights (see hyperlink).
Four pages, never bou... See More
March 18, 1708
THE POST BOY, London, March 18, 1707/8 The double date reflects the change in calendar at the time. It was 1707 by the Julian calendar and 1708 by the Gregorian calendar. The masthead features two nice wood engravings, one showing a man on horseback "trumpeting" the news.
Filled with various reports from throughout Europe including military events. The back page has advertisements... See More
May 12, 1796
FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, May 12, 1796 All of page 2 and a bit of pg. 3 are taken up with a report from Congress: "On the Motion for making Provision for Carrying into Effect the Treaty with Great Britain", referring to the controversial Jay Treaty. Other news & ads of the day.
Four pages, a purple-tinted stain, otherwise very nice condition.... See More
July 9, 1783
PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, July 9, 1783 Page 2 is mostly taken up with a very lengthy letter concerning the situation in America at the time. It begins: "It now remains to be proved whether the people of America are an honest people or not..." and a few other bits include: "...The independence of America has been very cheaply obtained, &... See More
July 11, 1768
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, July 11, 1768 The entire front page & almost half of pg. 2 are taken up with a letter concerning electricity and the use of lightning rods, giving credit to Ben Franklin at the very beginning: "The identity of lightning and electricity has been so fully established by our worthy countryman DR. FRANKLIN, as to admit of no reasonable doubt..." followed by mu... See More
December 19, 1782
THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Dec. 19, 1782 A nice feature of the masthead is a great engraving taken after one done earlier by Paul Revere, showing a patriot soldier with a sword in one hand and a scroll reading "Independence" in the other (see). Page 2 has a report from London noting in part: "Governor Franklin, who lately arrived from New York had...a long conference w... See More
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