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December 3, 1779
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Dec. 3, 1779 Inside has: "...Our fleet and army at New York have had a happy escape from the vengeance D'Estaing pronounced against them...passenger...says that every thing was quiet when he came from New York excepting some little skirmishing in the back settlements...repulsing an attack on Long Island & making a descent in the Jersies where ... See More
December 18, 1779
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, December 18, 1779
* Revolutionary War
* Rhode Island
Page 3 has an item: "Now that Rhode Island is evacuated it is said D'Estaign will take immediate possession of it in the name of his Most Christian Majesty as it is expressly stipulated in one of the articles between the French King and the Congress that the French shall have... See More
March 21, 1780
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, March 21, 1780 Page 2 has a report noting: "...we are informed that since the retreat of the French & rebels from Georgia, that province is restored to a state of perfect tranquility. Those who had the insolence to refuse his Majesty's gracious offers of protection & security...have at least, either through fear or from conviction, submitt... See More
Item #601751THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1780 The issue begins with 5 pages of the "Summary of the Debates in Parliament" which includes some discussion of the American situation, one bit noting: "...could see no difference in point of turpitude between an endeavour to detach France from America and an attempt to recover America from France...remained totally silent respec... See More
April 27, 1780
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 27, 1780
* Revolutionary War Era
* 18th century America
* From The Enemy
Near the back is a column headed "America" with news taking over half the page & which includes: "Last Tues. night a party of the British troops embarked...they landed on the east side & surprised a body of the rebel troops, 34 of which were made priso... See More
June 13, 1780
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, June 13, 1780 Although from the midst of the Revolutionary War I cannot find any reference to it, this issue filled primarily with reports from Europe, including a front page "Proclamation" by the King.
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, nice condition.
June 16, 1780
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, June 16, 1780 Although from the midst of the Revolutionary War I cannot find any reference to it, this issue filled primarily with reports from Europe, including a front page "Proclamation" by the King concerning treasonous activity.
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, light wear to folds, generally nice condition.
July 11, 1780
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 11, 1780
* Battle of Fort Charlotte - Mobile, Alabama
* Fall of Charleston, South Carolina to British
The front page includes a "Copy of a Letter from General Sir Henry Clinton to Lord George Germain, dated Head Quarters Charles-Town [Charleston] South Carolina, June 3, 1780" signed by him in type: H. Clinton, and what follows is a lengthy... See More
July 18, 1780
EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, July 18, 1780
* Citizens of Virginia
* Loyalty to the king ?
* Benjamin Franklin
The front page has a letter frm Paris with some American news: "Tis reported at Versailles that the Virginians have renounced Congressional authority, set up the English royal standard, confided several of the principal gentlemen attached to Congress, & petition... See More
October 17, 1780
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Oct. 17, 1780
* Revolutionary War
The first column has much concerning General Earl Cornwallis including: "...several...prisoners taken in arms against the British forces had pardons in their pockets signed by the commander in chief, exonerating them from any punishment for their past offenses on condition of their taking the oath of allegiance ... See More
Item #647202GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1781 Under "Diary of Memorable Occurrences in the year 1780..." is a lengthy list of item & includes: "The American out posts at Newark & Elizabeth-town were surprized & the men made prisoners...American post of John's House on the White Plains was attacked when 40 men were killed & 97 taken. Another American ... See More
April 5, 1781
THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & THE UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, April 5, 1781
* Rare Revolutionary War title from America
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).
Most of the front page is taken up with an... See More
August 4, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 4, 1781 Page 2 has a report which includes: "...that since some of Washington's letters were intercepted, discovering the intention of his army in conjunction with the French troops on Long Island to attack Gen. Clinton, a misunderstanding has taken place between Washington and the French General Rochambeau, which is expected will be of more good ... See More
April 27, 1782
THE NEW-HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Portsmouth, April 27, 1782
* Rare title
The front page includes an address: "To the King's Most Excellent Majesty" from the planters & merchants of England which includes: "...the unhappy disunion which happened between Great Britain and the colonies of North America had no sooner broken out...When the colonies ... See More
Item #649125THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1782 The issue begins with 7 pages of "Proceedings In Parliament" which includes mention of the war with America: "...in changing the mode of the American war all the King's servants were united; but he repeated a declaration which he had formerly made, that he never would be the minister that would sign any instrument which shoul... See More
Item #647201THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1782 Near the beginning are 7 pages of "Summary of Proceedings in the Second Session of the Present Parliament". Near the back is a full page headed: "American News" which has a document headed: "Copy of an Address to the King's Commissioners for Restoring Peace, Presented by a Committee Chosen by ... See More
Item #647205THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1782 Near the beginning are 7 pages of "Summary of Proceedings in the Second Session of the Present Parliament". Near the back is a full page headed: "American News" which has a document headed: "Copy of an Address to the King's Commissioners for Restoring Peace, Presented by a Committee Chosen by ... See More
February 20, 1783
DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, Feb. 20, 1783
* Closing events in the Revolutionary War
The front page has a letter headed: "The Loyalists", with thoughts on them and the end of the Revolutionary War. Page 2 has reports from the: "House of Commons" which includes some discussion relating to the war.Also an item referencing a recent London Gazette issue: "T... See More
March 6, 1783
DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, March 6, 1783 This issue is from the closing months of the Revolutionary War, with a page 3 item noting in part: "...when the King of Sweden heard first of the independence of America being acknowledged by Great Britain...proposed a commercial treaty with the new republic..." and: "The Americans are busily employed in settling the form of l... See More
December 27, 1783
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 27, 1783
* Post revolutionary war
* Trade with the enemy resumes
Taking half of the front page & most of page 2 is a complete printing of a document noted in Schlesinger as happening on December 26, and which he describes as a British order in council to permit the importation of American manufactured goods to England on terms as favorable as thos... See More
Item #647193THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1784 The issue begins with a description of a medal created in honor of the late Capt. Cook and which is accompanied by a plate of it (see). The front page also has an article: "Canoe of the Sandwich Islands Described (which is Hawaii), which is also accompanied by a geat foldout plate, more typically lacking.
Another article of interest is: ... See More
Item #647204THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1784 The issue begins with a description of a medal created in honor of the late Capt. Cook and which is accompanied by a plate of it (see). The front page also has an article: "Canoe of the Sandwich Islands Described (which is Hawaii), which is also accompanied by a geat foldout plate, more typically lacking.
Another article of interest is: ... See More
First balloon flight across the Channel... Life of Capt. Cook... Freedom for slaves in Pennsylvania...
January 1, 1785
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1785
* Jean-Pierre Blanchard
* French ballooning pioneer
* 1st English Channel crossing
Inside has an article: "Antiquities & Present State of the City of Bolgari" which includes a full page plate of some ruins, etc. (see). Other items include: "Letter from Christopher Columbus to the King of Spain" dated at Jamai... See More
Item #625993GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1785 Among the articles are: "Curious Caves on the Elephanta Island" near India; "Epitaph Proposed by Dr. Fordyce for Samuel Johnson" and so much more. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has various news reports of the day, which includes a report: "This day John Adams, minister plenipotentiary from the... See More
December 8, 1785
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 8, 1785 Page 3 includes a bill: "...for restoring to the rights of citizenship, certain persons therein specified, at present disbarred therefrom by the operation of the TEST LAWS..." with the details of the bill, including the oath which includes: "I, A.B., do swear, (or solemnly, sincerely and truly affirm) that ... See More
August 1, 1786
THE TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE, London, England, August, 1786
* King George III murder attempt
* Margaret Nicholson
This is the complete, genuine issue of this magazine, never bound nor trimmed, and still containing the two full page plates called for in the title/index page (see).
One of the plates is a terrific image captioned: "Margaret Nicholson attempting to assassinate t... See More
August 10, 1786
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 10, 1786
* King George III murder attempt
* Margaret Nicholson
Beginning on the front page & taking over a column on pg. 2 is a nice account of the attempted assassination of King George III by Margaret Nicholson, an event which received much attention at the time, in fact Wikipedia has a nice account on her (see hyperlink). Part of the report ... See More
February 1, 1787
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1787 Included are over 3 pages taken up with: "Judge Pendleton's Animated Charge to Grand Juries of South Carolina" which is prefaced with a note: "Those who have attended to the revolutions of empires, and marked the slow progress of infant states towards greatness, will not be surprised that all the unhappy consequences have ha... See More
January 1, 1788
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1788 Perhaps the most interesting article is: "Remarks on the Descriptions of the Pyramids of Egypt" which is very early on the exploration of the pyramids. King Tut's tomb was not breached until the 1920's. Included is a nice foldout plate with 5 views of it, which of which show interior chambers (see images). There is a "Let... See More
January 22, 1788
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 22, 1788
* Jewish - Jews - Judaica
Inside has most of a column taken up with: "Mendoza's Answer to Humphries' Challenge" signed in type: Daniel Mendoza. Mendoza was a famous Jewish boxer who transformed the English stereotype of a Jew from a weak, defenseless person into someone deserving of respect. He is said to have been the firs... See More
January 24, 1788
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 24, 1788
* Daniel Mendoza - The fighting Jew
* Richard Humphries - 1st of 3 fights
Inside has a nearly column-long article headed: "Humphries Reply to Mendoza" which is one of several letters between these two boxing rivals, which did much to hype the 3 notable boxing matches between them. The letter is signed in type: Rich. Humphries (see... See More
June 20, 1788
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 20, 1788 Page 3 includes a letter from Virginia: "I sincerely congratulate you on the fair prospect we have of the proposed plan of government being ratified by this state." which it would do on June 25. Also a letter expressing concerning over the district of Kentucky & their use of the Mississippi. There is a lett... See More
July 8, 1788
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 8, 1788
* Jewish - Judaica boxing
2 has a very interesting report concerning the two famed boxers of the day, Richard Humphries and Daniel Mendoza. Included is: "Humphreys...went to the school of Mendoza & after the usual sparring of the...pupils was over, called upon him...to declare whether he intended to fight him again or not, offering t... See More
September 13, 1788
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, September 13, 1788 The second column on page 259 contains the report of George Barrington (of eventual Botany Bay fame) would not be tried at the Old Bailey but would be in Court of King's Bench next term -- proceeded against him on the outlawry.
Pages 1 and 2 provide a detailed description of the Pelew Islands (current day Palau), by George Keate and S.A. (compiled fr... See More
November 27, 1788
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, November 27, 1788 The third column on page 515 contains the report of George Barrington (of eventual Botany Bay fame) being before the King's Bench. The 3rd column on page 519 also has a follow-up mention of Barrington.
Additional news of the day and period advertising are found throughout. Complete in 8 pages, some light rubbing, nice condition.
Background (source ... See More
December 11, 1788
THE MORNING CHRONICLE, AND LONDON ADVERTISER, England, December 11, 1788 The front page of this issue begins a lengthy report "Morning Chronicle, London, December 11, Parliamentary Intelligence, House of Commons, His Majesty's Illness - Important Constitutional Discussions". "the Chancellor of the Exchequer appearing at the Bar with the Report of the committee, 'appoin... See More
December 10, 1789
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, December 10, 1789 The first and second columns on page 7 contains the report of George Barrington's trial at Old Bailey (see background below).
Page 3 also describes a slave revolt in Martinique which includes a letter from the former (?) slaves signed: "All The Negroes." The letter states: "We know that the King has made us free; we expect ... See More
Item #610652THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, February, 1790
* Full page engraving of Bunker's Hill
Certainly the prime piece in this issue is the very nice full page engraved plate captioned: "View of Bunker's Hill" (see), which is accompanied by a brief article which includes: "...very accurate & pretty drawing of Bunker's Hill, within the encamp... See More
February 2, 1790
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 2, 1790
* Daniel Mendoza - The fighting Jew
The back page has: "...Sir Sampson compelled Mr. Mendoza to give bail for his good behavior in future, which he did, himself in a penalty of 200 pounds...Thus the rage for boxing has received a very proper check...to be hoped the magistrates throughout the kingdom will be no less vigilant in their ende... See More
October 13, 1790
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, October 13, 1790
* Cape Henry Lighthouse (Virginia Beach)
The front page has an advertisement by the "Treasury Department" for: "...proposals...for the building of a Light House...upon the lot of land on Cape Henry...state of Virginia..." and what follows is considerable details as to how the lighthouse is to be cons... See More
October 30, 1790
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, October 30, 1790 Page 2 has an article: "Boxing" which is a very early report of the sport (see photos). Other items including a page 3 article on: "Duelling", "King of France's Demand", "the Art of Joking", "King of Sweden" and other items.
Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, great condition. The back... See More
March 3, 1791
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, March 3, 1791 Page 2 has a very brief item: "The Cherokee Chiefs are making preparations for their departure; in what manner they will be conveyed out is yet undetermined." This is concerning the trip of Indian chiefs to London to meet with the King of England. Page 3 has a very early item on playing cards, or gambling: "The Gre... See More
June 3, 1791
THE WORLD, London, June 3, 1791
* Daniel Mendoza vs. William Ward
* Jewish boxer - boxing challenge
Page 2 has an article: "Boxing" "Ward and Mendoza" which is a report on the planned match between these two boxers, but it was stopped before it happened by the local magistrates. This was also very early in the charging of admission to attend and nice to ha... See More
July 1, 1791
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, July, 1791 Under "Proceedings of the National Assembly in France" is the "Declaration of the King" which notes: "...I am desirous of complying with the wishes of the National Assembly & I shall never decline publishing the motives of my conduct. The motives for my journey were the outrages & the threats offered to my fam... See More
September 3, 1791
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 3, 1791 The front page has: "Further Particulars of the Flight of the French King and Family--their capture, and subsequent conduct. This is followed by the: "Declaration of the Queen" which begins: "I declare, that the King being desirous of quitting Paris with his children, nothing in nature could have dissuaded me from following him...... See More
June 1, 1792
THE BRITISH CHRONICLE OR UNION GAZETTE, Kelso, Scotland, June 1, 1792
* Rare 18th century title
* King George III
This is the first newspaper we have ever offered from this Scottish town. Page 3 has two "Proclamation" documents from the King of England. Other news of the day.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice red tax stamp on the ftpg., good condition.... See More
June 27, 1792
CONCORD HERALD, New Hampshire, June 27, 1792 Pages 2 & 3 have much on affairs in France including a note signed in type: Louis. The masthead has two engravings, one being the U.S. coat-of-arms. A quite scarce title.
Other news of the day with period advertising. Four pages and in very nice, clean condition.
September 22, 1792
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 22, 1792
* King Louis XVI of France
* General John Burgoyne death
Front page has: "Proclamation, By The King Of The Frenchmen, Upon The Dangers Of The Country", signed in type: Louis. Page 2 has a Proclamation signed in type: Louis. Listed among the deaths on pg. 3 is: "In London, Lieut.-Gen. Burgoyne". Page three has a nice ... See More
Item #629142SUPPLEMENT FOR THE YEAR 1792 for Gentleman's Magazine, England. Within this supplement issue, which was published at the end of the year, is a nice plate titled: "Hyde Park Turnpike" with a related front page article. Near the back is content headed: "Trial of Louis XVI" plus various content on the French Revolution. Also two Proclamations" by the King of England (see)... See More
Item #642029THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1793 There are several items of interest, one of which is several pages on the: "Minutes of the Proceedings of the National Convention of France" with much text on what should be the fate of Louis XVI (see for portions).
This is followed by: "The Last Will and Testament of His Late Most Christian Majesty" which has near the... See More
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