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January 15, 1798
ARIS'S BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE, England, January 15, 1798. This is perhaps the first 18th century newspaper we have offered from Birmingham. The front page includes a report from London which reports a "call to arms" by the government, beginning: "Government, convinced of the dangers which at present hang over us, are taking the necessary steps to guard against the threatened vengean... See More
Item #207653THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, 1792 A very nice full folio-size newspaper of 4 pages with the entire front page taken up with ads. Pages 2 & 3 have various news of the day with the back page having mostly ads. The front page includes a nice, partial red-inked tax stamp. Very nice condition.
Item #207652THE DIARY; OR WOODFALL'S REGISTER, London, 1790 This is a nice folio-size newspaper of 4 pages with untrimmed margins (uncommon) and a nice red-inked tax stamp in the lower right corner of the front page. Various news of the day plus ads as well. This is one of the less common British titles in our inventory, never held by us in 30 years outside of our recent purchase. Minimal fold or edge wea... See More
Item #207651THE GLASGOW COURIER, Scotland, 1799 An uncommon late 18th century title from Scotland, as Edinburgh issues are more typically found. Various news of the day on pages 1, 2 & 3 with the back page mostly taken up with ads, and other ads scattered on page 3 as well. Folio-size, complete in 4 pages, a few small binding holes at the blank spine margin, and a partial red-inked tax stamp at the top of... See More
Item #207649LLOYD'S EVENING POST, London, 1796 A fine, 18th century British newspaper very popular in its day, with not only the front page but most inside pages entirely taken up with current news. There are some advertisements scattered throughout as well. Complete in 8 pages, minimal edge wear, generally nice. Measures about 9 by 11 1/2 inches.
Item #207542JACKSON'S OXFORD JOURNAL, England, 1792 This may be the first 18th century Oxford newspaper we have offered. Full folio size with four pages, the masthead includes an engraving on each side making this a decorative issue. Various news of the day and a wealth of ads as well, there is much political content within this issue.
Some light rubbing & very light browning to the front page,... See More
Item #207541THE GENERAL ADVERTISER, London, 1786 A fine example of an 18th century, full-folio size newspaper of four pages, with various news of the day and a large number of ads as well. Page 3 contains a partial red-inked tax stamp. Wide margins, very nice condition. This is another title we have not had the good fortune of having in our inventory in the past. The photo is "generic" as the actual... See More
Item #207535A REVIEW OF THE STATE OF THE BRITISH NATION, London, 1708 From research done by the prestigious London rare book firm of Pickering & Chatto, this is one of Daniel Defoes greatest, but least known works. The Review covered his many interests, both literary and historical and was published twice and later three times a week. The reason for the neglect of this work is due in part to the tiny orig... See More
Item #204519DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, 1783 A quite uncommon title, in fact the very first we've come across in 29 years. A nice, full folio size newspaper of 4 pages with an engraving in the center of the masthead and great to have from the end of the Revolutionary War in the colonies. Various news of the day and a wealth of ads as well. The front page also has a partial red-inked tax stamp. A ... See More
Item #204514THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, 1767 (currently spelled Gloucester). Here is a very nice, four page issue from the year the Stamp Act was repealed and just a few years before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War in the colonies. This issue has a very nice & decorative masthead featuring engravings on either side. The front page also has a red-inked tax stamp. This issue contains various news ... See More
Item #204196THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1779 A fine opportunity to purchase a magazine from during the Revolutionary War at a reasonable price, as I find almost no American content in this issue. At the back under the "Historical Chronicle" is mention that the New York, Quebec & Newfoundland fleets have set sail under the convoy of Admiral Arbuthnot. The balance of the news ... See More
Item #202927THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, 1777 A fine issue from during the middle of the Revolutionary War with actual war reporting. Additional varied content, presenting an interesting perspective of what life was like in London--home of the "enemy" of the colonists--during this historic period, is also included. Various news of the day and many ads as well. Measures 8 1/2 by 1... See More
Item #121116THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, 1777-1779 A fine newspaper from during the middle of the Revolutionary War with varied content, presenting an interesting perspective of what life was like in London--home of the "enemy" of the colonists--during this significant period. Various news of the day and many ads as well. Any war reports would be minor - or not present at all. The iss... See More
Item #180039THE POST-BOY, London, 1720's (2nd-rate) A lot of 5 issues of this early title with the great masthead containing two engravings. Lightly inked or other minor problem causing them to be a bit '2nd rate'. Offered at a considerable discount. The generic photo shows what the newspaper looks like when in good condition.
Item #121156GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1789 Among the articles are one concerning "...the new grass brought from the banks of the Santee in South Carolina..." with details, and includes 2 illustrations on a full page plate; "Strictures on the Absurd Custom of Dueling" "Proposal for the Prevention of Dueling" and so much more. Near the back is news headed: &qu... See More
Item #121061VOTES OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, London, England, 1692 A rare British newspaper much the size of others of the day. Fine & lengthy reporting on votes and other actions in Parliament. Nice condition & rarely offered at such a price. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have these specific photos or be of this specific date--but will have the format a... See More
Item #121058THE ST. JAMES CHRONICLE OR, BRITISH EVENING POST, London, England, 1782 A handsome issue from the closing period of the Revolutionary War, although I don't find any such reporting in this issue. Folio-size, four pages, front page has a partial red-inked tax stamp, binding holes at the spine and a postsing hole at the top. A wealth of ads plus news of the day as well.
Never trimmed, some... See More
Item #120940THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1778 Among the articles within are: "The Theory of Insulating Bodies Examined, & some of the Supposed Properties which Electricians have ascribed to Glass, proved by Experiments not to Exist" includes reference to Ben Franklin; "On the Worshiping of the Primitive Christians to the East" , and more.
The most significant c... See More
December 2, 1797
Here is an 18th century print from the GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE from 1797. See photo. This is the plate only, not the magazine.
Item #120350THE ATHENIAN MERCURY by John Dunton, London, England, 1695. This was a fine gentleman's newspaper which was very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics & one of the earliest periodicals in English. Partially in question/answer format. This newspaper was published before any American newspapers even existed.
A single sheet newspaper prin... See More
January 1, 1695
THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1690-1696 An opportunity for a genuine issue of the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 & is still publishing today. This issue is well over 300 years old.
Very nice condition with some minor foxing, single sheet, printed on both sides. A very popular title & a foundation for any newspaper collecti... 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 #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 #120028THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, 1684. This is a genuine issue of the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still publishing today. This is a very early issue from just 19 years after it began publication. Single sheet, printed on both sides, very nice condition.
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