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This Year In History - 1711In order to obtain a backdrop for the authentic 1711 issues found below, you may want to view This Day in History's (http://www.historyorb.com/date/1711) and/or Wikipedia's (http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/1711) summary of the year. Enjoy your walk through time.
This Year In History - 1711
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 #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 #120488THE SPECTATOR, London, England, 1711-1712 One of the more famous of the early newspapers and by the famed Addison & Steele. Nice condition, some light browning. A single sheet issue measuring 8 by 11 1/2 inches.
Item #121160MEMOIRS OF LITERATURE, London, 1711 A very uncommon title from England, four pages with no news of the day but rather editorials and literature reviews. Nice condition, and a rare opportunity to add this title to an early newspaper collection.
Item #565303THE POST BOY, London, England, 1711-1714 This newspaper ranks among the more displayable titles from the eighteenth century, and is very early as well. The masthead features two engravings in the corners, one of a mounted newsboy trumpeting the news, and the other of an angelic figure doing the same.
A single sheet newspaper containing various news reports from Europe with part of the back ... See More
January 1, 1711
Rare broadside from London titled: "Mr. Boyer's CASE: and His Undoubted Right and Title to the Writing of the True Post-Boy, Asserted".
As a bit of background, in May, 1695 Roper started a newspaper called the 'Post Boy,' which appeared three times a week, and was the rival of the Whig 'Flying Post'. Roper's enemies said he wrote for either party, according as ... See More
May 5, 1711
THE POST BOY, London, May 5, 1711 The front page has a very notable and historic report concerning the creation of the South Sea Company (see hyperlink for details). The report from London notes: 'The Parliament beyond all expectation having found a fund to satisfy the Great Debt upon the nation, amounting to above nine millions, and to settle a trade to the South Seas in the Spanish Wes... See More
June 9, 1711
THE SPECTATOR, London, June 9, 1711
* Addison & Steele
* Uncommon title from the early 18th century
This is one of the more famous "coffee-house" newspapers of the early 18th century, done by the famed Addison & Steele. A single sheet newspaper measuring 7 1/2 by 11 3/4 inches, minor staining, nice condition.... See More
July 10, 1711
THE POST BOY, London, England, July 10, 1711 A single sheet newspaper which features a terrific masthead with two decorative woodcuts which is very displayable. This issue contains reports of different conflicts which was occurring throughout Europe. There is an article in which a Privateer "had 3 small Shots in his Body, but was not dead; that only 3 of the Privateers engag'd him, and a ... See More
August 16, 1711
THE POST BOY, London, Aug. 16, 1711
* Displayable masthead
* Early 18th century
One of the earlier issues of this title we have offered, having two handsome engravings in the masthead, both showing much detail. The front page is mostly taken up with reports of the various wars in Europe with over half of pg. 2 taken up with "Advertisements".
Complete as a single sheet newsp... See More
December 5, 1711
THE DAILY COURANT, London, Dec. 5, 1711 This was the world's first successful daily newspaper, and is a landmark issue for any newspaper collection as such. It began in 1702. As would be imagined the issue is almost entirely taken up with various European reports, with half of the back page taken up with advertisements.
Complete as a single sheet newspaper measuring 8 1/4 by 14 3/4 inch... See More
December 20, 1711
THE POST BOY, London, December 20, 1711 The decorative masthead of this issue includes two nice engravings. A front page article is of a "Promise to Pay" note in which Mr. John Hargreaves is asking for Mr. James Spotswood "to vote against the interest of that Church, and his own Conscience". The text of the note is included in the article. Also on the front page is of the rejoi... See More
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