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January 14, 1785
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, January 14, 1785
* Jean-Pierre Blanchard
* French ballooning pioneer
* 1st English Channel crossing
Page 3 has an historic report of the very first balloon crossing of the English Channel, done by famed balloonist Jean Blanchard. It notes in part: "Blanchard was two hours & a half in the air; two hours of which he was upo... See More
Item #640305THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, February, 1785 This magazine--much more scarce than the Gentleman's Magazine--published in serial form the account of: "Captain Cook's Voyage to the Northern Hemisphere...", this issue containing reports from after August, 1778 when he was exploring the far northwest coast of North America in search of a Northwest passage to the Atlantic, extending... See More
Item #640306THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, February, 1785 This magazine--much more scarce than the Gentleman's Magazine--published in serial form the account of: "Captain Cook's Voyage to the Northern Hemisphere...", this issue containing reports from after August, 1778 when he was exploring the far northwest coast of North America in search of a Northwest passage to the Atlantic, extending... See More
March 1, 1785
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, March 1, 1785 The third column on page 202 contains the report of George Barrington stealing a watch at the Pit-door of Drury Lane Theatre (see background below).
Page 202 also contains news regarding aeronauts John Jeffries and Jean Pierre Blanchard (balloonists).
Complete in 8 pages,nearly full red ink tax stamp, and is in nice condition.
Background (source - Wikip... See More
March 1, 1785
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1785 Articles within include: "Notices of Handel" the famed composer; "Dr. Johnson at Cambridge" and a wealth of other British-themed articles. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which provides the latest news of the day, as well as: "Proceedings in the Present session of Parliament".
Included is o... See More
March 19, 1785
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Edinburgh, Scotland, March 19, 1785 The front page has five unusually large illustrated ship advertisements. Front page also has a partial red-inked tax stamp in the lower right corner. News and advertisements of the day. Complete in four pages with some lite rubbing, otherwise in nice condition.
May 1, 1785
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1785 Among the articles within are: "Observations on a Tour Through the Island of Jersey" which is in the English Channel; "Anecdotes of Hogarth" "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Session of Parliament" "Original Letter form Dr. Johnston" & so much more.
Near the back is: "Intelligence..." with... 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
Item #640326THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, June, 1785
* HMS Resolution - Royal Navy
* Captain James Cook death
* Third Voyage - Hawaiian Islands
This magazine--much more scarce than the Gentleman's Magazine--published in serial form the account of: "Captain Cook's Voyage to the Northern Hemisphere...", this issue containing reports from April, 1779 when after visiting the Hawa... See More
August 1, 1785
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1785 Among the first articles is: "Brief Memoirs of the Late Ingenious Mr. Benjamin Martin...", who was a noted optician, instrument maker, spectacle maker (see hyperlink). This issue is lacking the full page print of him called for.
Also within: "Old Ale Houses and Dancing Schools Described" "Bill Proposed for Regulating th... See More
Item #212057GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1785 Included is an interesting article: "Description of a Machine for Raising Water by Wind" being an unusual type of windmill, which includes a nice full page plate of it (see). Other items include: "Chemical Inquiries into the Effects of Spirituous Liquors"; an article concerning General Oglethorpe and his settling of Georgi... See More
September 5, 1785
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 5, 1785
* Benjamin Franklin
A brief note from Paris mentions: "Mr. Franklin is on the point of returning to Philadelphia." and another item: "...from Paris...mention that the celebrated Dr. Franklin, a few days before, had taken his leave of the king and the royal family at Versailles & proposed immedia... See More
November 7, 1785
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 7, 1785
* Government close
* Post war era
Printed during the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War & the creation of the federal government. Page 2 includes letters written from Boston and Virginia. Page 3 has three ads for runaways & the back page has a nice illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufactu... See More
November 14, 1785
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 14, 1785
* Colonial tricorne hat advertisement
The ftpg. is filled with ads including 16 illustrated ship ads (see). Printed during the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War & the creation of the federal government. Pg. 3 has an item from Charleston noting: "We are informed that Congress have sent a... See More
November 19, 1785
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 19, 1785
* John Paul Jones
The front page features 20 illustrated ship ads. Page 3 has a brief item with a rare mention of John Paul Jones from after the Revolutionary War in a letter from a member of Congress at New York: "...a war being declared against us by Algiers, is, I believe, too well founded & renders it ... See More
November 30, 1785
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 30, 1785 Page 2 has an item: "The request of the United States to their great and good alley [France] to furnish them with $400,000 in order to bribe the Algerines to a peace meets, it is said, with a very cool reception at Paris...how far that measure may be consistent with the safety & independence of the United States... 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
December 9, 1785
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 9, 1785
* Government close
* Post war era
The ftpg. has a full column taken up with 13 illustrated ship ads. Inside has various news reports from Europe and America. The back page has a nice illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufacturer" which shows the classic tricorne (three corner) hat of the colonial period (see hyperlink... See More
December 10, 1785
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 10, 1785
* Post Revolutionary War loyalists
Page 2 includes an address: "To the honorable col. Thomas Dundas...commissioners appointed by the British legislature to examine the claims of the loyalists in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, etc." which begins: "We, his majesty's loyal and dutiful subjects, being residen... See More
December 12, 1785
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 12, 1785
* John Hancock elected president
* Congress of the Confederation
Page 3 has a brief but notable item: "The new Congress met to day, and made choice of Mr. Hancock for president. This repeated mark of federal approbation is highly honorary; it is more so, as the choice was unanimous." In fact Hancock nev... See More
December 19, 1785
THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 19, 1785 The ftpg. is filled with ads including 13 illustrated ship ads. Page 2 has an interesting item from London: "There is great entertainment to be found in observing how quick a progress the United States & their rebel children make in Machiavelian policy. The North Carolina remonstrance already accues th... See More
Item #121044THE LOUNGER, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1786. Basically an editorial-style newspaper of four pages, without any current news of the day. We rarely find 18th century periodicals from Scotland. Four pages, measuring about 8 by 13 inches, very nice condition. 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 f... 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
January 1, 1786
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1786 Contains a wide variety of articles, mostly focused on European concerns. Near the back is a section with the latest news with half a page headed: "American Intelligence" which notes that "...the Algerines had declared war against the United States..." and also a document from Congress concerning how to proceed with trade be... See More
February 1, 1786
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1786 Among the articles are: "Skeleton of Henry the First Doubted" "Original Letters of Gen. Washington & Mrs. Macaulay" "Moral & Intellectual Excellence of the Fair Sex" and so much more.
Near the back is "Foreign Intelligence" which includes news items from the Caribbean (see images) plus "Ame... See More
March 25, 1786
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 25, 1786
* Annapolis Convention called for
* Pre Constitutional Convention
The front page contains a very historic report, headed: "America - From the Virginia Gazette" with a Richmond, Januaryh 26 dateline. It provides the details of what would become known as the Annapolis Convention, beginning: "In the House of Delegatee, Jan. 21,... See More
Item #643200THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1786 One of the articles is: "Circumstances Relative to the Discovery of Henry I's Bones". A wide range of other articles as well.
Near the back is "American Intelligence" which includes: "An act was passed on the 11th of March...authorising the delegates of the province of South Carolina...to subscribe & ratify an ... See More
May 17, 1786
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, May 17, 1786
* Captain James Cook mention
Page 2 has an item noting: "We have authority to say that the Captain Roberts who was murdered in France some days since is not the Mr. Roberts who accompanied Captain Cook in his two last voyages round the world, that gentleman being at this time in perfect health."
Four pages, very n... See More
June 1, 1786
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1786 One of the two plates includes an image of a: "'curious iceboat" which has some text on the facing page. Above this text is some on a land-boat used for traveling in the desert, etc.
Near the back is a bit of: "American Intelligence" which reports of a treaty between the United States and the Cherokee Indians, and also war... See More
June 3, 1786
THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, June 3, 1786 The middle of the front page has a report datelined "Philadelphia, April 2, 1786" which paints a dismal portrait: "This country is in a deplorable & uncertain state; its foreign trade limited...Their internal situation is equally bad--the New Englanders have taken up arms..." with much more, including mention of armed tro... See More
June 27, 1786
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 27, 1786 Inside has; "American Loyalists" which notes: "On the report of the bill for granting the sum of 55,000 pounds as a temporary relief to the American Loyalists...desired to know...whether it was intended to allow such Loyalists as were in England during the times of the troubles in America the same as those actually on the spot... See More
July 8, 1786
THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, July 8, 1786 Page 2 reports are datelined from Charlestown, Boston, Bennington, New York, Madrid, London, and Charleston, the latter beginning: "No official account has yet been received by the governour of this state from the governour of Georgia relative to the Indian ravages...". Also: "...letters...from England, which state that Mr. Pitt... See More
July 27, 1786
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 27, 1786
* Wabash Confederacy - Indians
* Benjamin Franklin invention
Inside has over one-third of a column headed: "American News" which includes talk of Indian troubles in Virginia, and that: "...All the Indians on & about the Wabash are for war...Those on the Tenasee disturb our eastern & southern frontiers..." with mo... 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 1, 1786
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1786 Included is a: "Topographical Description of Hastings in Sussex", England, which also includes a nice foldout plate; "Jew's Harp"; much on the: "Summary of Proceedings in the Third Session of Parliament"; and so much more. News the back is almost a full page of reports headed: "American News". Amon... 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
August 12, 1786
THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, Aug. 12, 1786
* James Bowdoin proclamation
The ftpg. has "A Proclamation" by the governor of Mass. concerning attempts to find the arsonist responsible for the recent burning of the Fish Market.
Page 2 has: "Practical Lecture on Christian Charity, by a Jew". Various other news of the day with many ads as well, a fe... See More
Item #614283THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, September, 1786 This title has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, having begun in September, 1786 and lasting until December, 1792.This is the first issue printed.
Pages 1 & 2 are entirely taken up with a: "Sketch of the Life of the Late NATHANIEL GREENE, Major General of the Forces of the United States of America", which... See More
September 1, 1786
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1786 A prime feature is the quite large 4 page foldout plate showing: "View of a Crescent as Planned...in St. George's Fields..." in London (see).
Included are a wide range of articles, and near the back are various news reports from the day which also includes: "American News" which reports of the "...discovery o... See More
September 6, 1786
MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 9, 1786
* West Point, New York purchase ?
Printed during the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War and the creation of the federal government. Page 3 reports on a meeting held at Boston, with: "...The Hon. Samuel Adams, Esq. was chosen Moderator...". Also a report from Congress that: "...Board of Treasury endeavour to... See More
The Nova Constellatio coin, made for the American colonies... Settling Australia as a penal colony...
Item #626000THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1786
* The Nova Constellatio coin print
* Made for circulation in the American colonies
The most interesting item in this issue is the foldout plate which contains--among other prints--an image of the "Nova Constellatio" coin used in the colonies (see). The print shows both the obverse & reverse & has a date of 1785.
Th... See More
Item #640615THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1786 The first 2 1/2 pages are taken up with a lengthy & detailed report on the establishment of a penal colony in Botany Bay. It begins: "While the plan for settling a colony at Botany Bay is preparing to be carried into execution..." with much more, & including a description of the country as well as the natives (Aborigines)... See More
Item #647032THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1786 Inside has nearly a full page relating to Botany Bay being established as a penal colony, headed: "The Botany Bay Business Defended" which is a critical response to the lengthy Botany Bay discussion in the previous issue (see Gentleman's Magazine for November, 1786). One bit mentions: "...they have now comfortable beds. Former... See More
December 2, 1786
THE WESTMINSTER JOURNAL & LONDON POLITICAL MISCELLANY, England, Dec. 2, 1786
* Rare 18th century title
The entire 4 pages are taken up with items from Europe, mostly of a political nature. Two engravings in the masthead, folio size, archival strengthening at the spine, generally nice.
Item #207992THE YORK CHRONICLE, England, 1787 A nice folio-size, four page newspaper and somewhat uncommon from this British town in the 1700's, filled with varoius news of the day and ads as well. The front page includes a red-inked tax stamp.
This issue was never bound nor trimmed, has some rubbing at the folds and browning scattered throughout. A nice 18th century title we've never had the pleasur... See More
January 18, 1787
MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, Jan. 18, 1787 Page 2 has a brief Judaica item mentioning: "...lately took in an unguarded Israelite...most cursedly; and they are so charitably disposed as to be always ready to take in either Jew, Turk, Heathen, or Infidel." Much typical news reporting of the day.
Four pages, two small wear holes near the middle of first leaf, otherwis... See More
January 20, 1787
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 20, 1787
* Moroccan-American Treaty of Friendship
Inside has over a column headed; "Heads of the Treaty of Peace Concluded Between the Americans and the Emperor of Morocco", which details the relationship between the two if America was ever at war with a nearby country.
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, 9 by 12 inches, very nice condit... See More
February 20, 1787
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 20, 1787
* Creek Indians Nation - Georgia
The front page has a report noting: "...that the Indian war which threatened the province of Georgia, is happily blown over as a treaty was concluded with the Creeks. The principal articles of the treaty are..." with more on these details (see), carrying over to pg. 2.
Eight pages, never bound nor ... See More
February 28, 1787
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 28, 1787
* Early Philadelphia land sale
Page 2 has a lengthy item concerning chartering a bank in Pennsylvania. Page 2 also has much reporting on the: "Proceedings of the General Assembly". The back page has a very lengthy list of: "Lots of Ground, to Be Sold" in Philadelphia between Frankford road and t... See More
March 1, 1787
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1787
* 18th century reader's digest
* Early America reports
Included near the back is nearly a full page of: "American News", beginning with mention that Virginia has created duties on imports, with details. From New York is mention that: "Congress have lately concluded a negociation with the Court of Lisbon in respect of tra... See More
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