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October 22, 1791
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Oct. 22, 1791 The front page features 17 illustrated ship ads and another nice illus. ad for "Hair Powder" (see). Various news of the day with page 3 having 2 runaway reward ads, with details.
Four pages, small piece from a blank margin, very nice condition.
October 24, 1791
CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, October 24, 1791 Page 2 has news from the territory "South of the Ohio" concerning various Indians matters, with mention of "Mocassen Gap, in Clinch mountain".
A page 3 report under "Hartford" says that Amasa Larned was chosen to be a Representative in Congress "...in the room of the Hon. Roger Sherman, appointed a Senator.&q... See More
October 29, 1791
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, a pair of issues dated Oct. 29 and Nov. 15, 1791 Samuel Chifney, Sr., was a pioneer of professional horse racing and was the leading jockey of his day. But his career ended in ignominy after a scandal around a ride on the Prince of Wales's horse, Escape. The Oct. 29 issue contains an article: "Fracas at Newmarket", the racing venue where the... See More
November 1, 1791
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, November, 1791 Near the back is a: "Proclamation of the Brothers of the King of France - To dispel the Suspicions which have Arisen of their Intention to Dethrone their Brother" (see). There is also a short bit of "American Intelligence" reporting a terrible fire in New York City (see).
Lacking both of the plates called for.
Comple... See More
November 3, 1791
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 3, 1791
* President George Washington
* State of the Union Address
Over half of page 2 & a small part of pg. 3 are taken up with what was the third annual state-of-the-union address of the President, signed by him in type: G. Washington. This very historic message begins: "I meet you upon the present occasion with ... See More
November 12, 1791
LONDON CHRONICLE, Nov. 12, 1791 Inside has an interesting article: "Extraordinary Walking Match", as pedestrianism was a sport at the time. It mentions: "...a match between Cotterel, the celebrated walker, and a horse belonging to Mr. Ryley, which was wagered to walk against him, for 20 miles..." with details of the man vs. horse walking match. (see).
Eightpages, ... See More
December 1, 1791
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1791
* Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart death (1st report)
Presented inconspicuously among other death reports is a brief yet very notable report on the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, ending with a prophetic comment: "At Vienna, Wolfgang Mozart, the celebrated German composer. by his death the musical world will sustain an irreparable loss... See More
December 19, 1791
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 19, 1791 The front page has three notices concerning the creation of the Bank of the United States (see). Inside has 2 letters signed in type by King Louis XVI of France including one beginning: "In accepting, sir, the Constitution, I promised to maintain it within, and defend it against the enemies from without the kingdom...&q... See More
December 24, 1791
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 24, 1791
* St. Clair's Defeat - Northwest Territory
* Battle of the Wabash River
* Native American victory
Page 2 has a significant report which includes: "The Western Expedition--and its issue--occupy all our thoughts...The Indians charged our troops, tomahawk in hand, and must have suffered considerably from the bayonets of our troops--thou... See More
December 30, 1791
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, Dec. 30, 1791 From a time before internet dating, page 3 contains an interesting--and hopefully tongue-in-check--report headed: "Advertisements Matrimonial" which provides amusing reading if nothing else.
Four pages, very nice condition.
Item #180121Moments in British History & Literature II 1790's, 1800's, 1810's, and 1820's. Each set contains 4 issues, one from each decade shown, providing news of the day, advertisements, etc., revealing a great snapshot of life as it was actually occurring. All issues are London Gazettes, London Chronicles, and Gentlemans Magazines. This is set 2 of a three part collection.
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 #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 #208968THE GENERAL EVENING POST, London, 1792 A nice "typical" folio-size newspaper of 4 pages from the 18th century. There is a wealth of news of the day on the front page and inside pages with some ads scattered throughout as well. Some wear at the margins, various light browning & mild wear, generally good. The photo below is "generic" however the issue you receive will h... See More
Item #642848THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1792
* Washington's State of the Union Address
* John Wesley's trip to Savannah, Georgia
* a tradesman's token (image)
Included under the heading: "American Intelligence" is: "The President's Address to both Houses of the Federal legislature..." which has the full text of Washington's annual state-... See More
January 4, 1792
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Jan. 4, 1792
* Creating Washington D.C.
* Nation's capital planning
A terrific issue on the creation of the nation's capital. Beginning on page 2 & taking half of page 3 is a great article titled: "New City Of Washington" which has as a subtitle: "Plan of the City intended for the permanent seat of the Government o... See More
January 11, 1792
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, Jan. 11, 1792 Page 2 has: "Treaty of Westphalia". The content within is almost entirely European. A red tax stamp on page 3, very nice condition.
February 1, 1792
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1792 Among the articles are: "Hardy's Translation of the Epistle to the Hebrews" "Publications Relative to the Relief of Roman Catholicks" "Insurrection of the Negroes in St. Domingo" which takes nearly 4 pages; "Probable Consequences of the Revolution in France" "Proceedings of the National As... See More
February 21, 1792
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, February 21, 1792 Page 3 has a brief report "La Chevaliere D'Eon's collection of Vauban's manuscripts has been sold for the insufficient price of 500l." d'Eon was a French diplomat, spy, freemason and soldier whose sex had been questioned from time to time.
Complete in four pages, measuring 12 1/2 by 18 inches ... See More
Item #601037THE NEW LONDON MAGAZINE, England, March, 1792 Certainly one of the less common 18th century magazine, and this issue was never bound nor trimmed and still has the original outer wrappers--rarely found as such.
Perhaps the most notable content would be the full page plate containing prints of: "Francis De Voltaire" and "John James Rousseau" with articles on both within th... See More
Item #629084GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1792 Among the articles are: "Dispassionate Remarks on the Slave Trade" "Remarks on the Various Opinions Fairy Rings" "A Protest Against all the Petitions for the Abolition of the Slave Trade". Near the back is news of the day including over half a column headed: "America" which includes a report from Hawaii (ve... See More
March 7, 1792
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, March 7, 1792
* Presidential Succession Act of 1792
The "Vacancy Bill" on pg. 2 says the Senate agreed to all the amendments, except one, regarding what officer should act as President in case of a double vacancy. It further states that the one amendment was receded and that: "The Bill now provides that the President of the Senate, pr... See More
March 9, 1792
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 9, 1792 Page 2 has an illustration of "Thirty-Six Lots of Ground" to be sold in Philadelphia, bounded by Spruce, Madison, & Twelfth Streets, as well as Twenty-Feet Alley. Other news of the day and many ads, including a back page "War Department" notice signed by: H. Knox, Secretary at War.
Four pages, nice c... See More
March 14, 1792
THE NEW YORK JOURNAL & PATRIOTIC REGISTER, March 14, 1792 Page 2 has much reporting from the: "Congress of the United States". The back page has a nice illustrated ad for a stagecoach line (see).
Four pages, several quite small worm holes, otherwise good.
Item #646166THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, April, 1792
* Benjamin Franklin - morals of chess
Content includes: "Reflexions on the State of the Union" and a nice article: "The Morals Of Chess. By Dr. Franklin" which takes two pages; a series of: "Letters to a Young Lady - On Politeness - On Exercise & Relations - On Public Pleasures - On Visiting, Tea Parties - On C... See More
Item #619329THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, May, 1792 This title, along with the "Columbian Magazine", has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, both published in Philadelphia. The Museum was published by Mathew Carey and existed from January, 1787 thru the end of 1792.
Content includes a nearly full page: "Meteorological Observations" chart for April; "... See More
Item #629147GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1792 Included is a nice chart of the: "Population of the United States of America" which has numbers from 1784 and 1790 with columns for "white inhabitants" and "slaves" as well (see). A bit or related text as well (see). Most of a page is taken up with: "A Protest Against T. Paine's 'Rights of Man'...in Co... See More
May 5, 1792
THE DUBLIN CHRONICLE, Ireland, May 5, 1792 Ornate lettering int he masthead of this uncommon title. Filled with news items from Europe, and discussion in the "House of Commons" on the: "Quebec Bill".
Eight pages, 9 1/4 by 12 inches, pgs. 3 & 4 close-trimmed at the bottom affects some words, otherwise good condition.
May 17, 1792
NATIONAL GAZETTE, Philadelphia, May 17, 1792
* President George Washington
* Designing District of Columbia
* Federal buildings - Capitol
Most of the bkpg. is taken up with: "An Act for Raising a Farther Sum of Money for the Protection of the Frontiers, and for Other Purposes therein mentioned." which is signed in type by the President: G. Washington. Also a great ad headed... See More
Item #221088Gentleman's Magazine, London, June 1792. (print only) This is a single-page engraving of: "Malling Abbey" originally inserted in the June, 1792 issue of this popular magazine. Measures is 5 by 7 1/4 inches and the overall matted size is 9 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches. The matt color is a medium shade of green/grey.
June 2, 1792
THE NEW YORK JOURNAL & PATRIOTIC REGISTER, June 2, 1792
* President George Washington
* Act of Congress signed
* Fort Lafayette - Pittsburgh
Page 2 has 1 1/2 columns taken up with: "Law Of The Union - An Act...for Making Provision for the Debt of the United States" which is signed in type: Geo. Washington, President of the United States. Pg. 2 also has an item headed &q... See More
June 16, 1792
THE NEW YORK JOURNAL & PATRIOTIC REGISTER, June 16, 1792
* Franklin D. Roosevelt
* Great-great grandfather
Most of page 2 is taken up with various depositions concerning an election controversy in Otsego County, New York. Page 3 has a notice mentioning Isaac Roosevelt as "...the President of the Board of Board of Managers for the City Dispensary for the Relief for... See More
June 20, 1792
THE MORNING POST AND DAILY ADVERTISER, London, June 20, 1792 The front page of this issue features an article entitled: "Sailing Match", which discusses the particulars of an upcoming contest. "The Annual Silver Cup and Cover, given by the Proprietors of Vauxhall Gardens, will be sailed for on Wednesday next...".
This is a complete issue of four pages. A part... See More
June 23, 1792
THE MORNING POST AND DAILY ADVERTISER, London, June 23, 1792 The front page of this issue features an article entitled: "Sailing Match", which discusses the particulars of an upcoming contest. "The Annual Silver Cup and Cover, given by the Proprietors of Vauxhall Gardens, will be sailed for on Wednesday next...".
This is a complete issue in four pages and is ... See More
June 27, 1792
THE NEW YORK JOURNAL & PATRIOTIC REGISTER, June 27, 1792 The front page is filled with ads, and inside has reports from Boston, Philadelphia, Salem, New York, Charleston & elsewhere.
Four pages, a few tiny worm holes, very nice condition.
Item #642176THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1792
* John Paul Jones death - pirate ?
* Revolutionary War naval commander
* "Father of the American Navy"
By far, the most interesting item in this issue is the obituary for John Paul Jones. As can be seen in the report he does not get good press in this British publication (not surprisingly), with portions including: &quo... See More
Item #590718THE AMERICAN APOLLO, Boston, July 13, 1792 A 20 page magazine featuring a large engraving on the front page.
Near the back is the "American Intelligence" with various news reports, including datelines of Quebec, Kingston, Jamaica; Philadelphia, Albany, New York, Boston, and Niagara, the latter having a descriptive article on Niagara Falls.
A scarce periodical which lasted but 39 ... See More
July 18, 1792
CONCORD HERALD, New Hampshire, July 18, 1792 A pg. 2 report under "New York" says: "Thursday the 14th inst arrived at Pittsburgh major general Anthony Wayne, commander in chief of the Army of the United States. On...entering the town, he was saluted by a discharge of artillery from fort Fayette."
Other news of the day throughout. Early & uncommon from New Hampshire. ... See More
July 27, 1792
THE AMERICAN APOLLO, Boston, a group of 3 early issues of this magazine: July 27, September 14 & 28, 1792.
* Rare 18th century Massachusetts magazines
All being riddled with worm holes which render the issues damaged. Otherwise complete and never bound nor trimmed with a decorative engraving on the outer wrapper (see photos).
Item #629148THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1792 One of the features of this issue is a facsimile plate of an answer by Oliver Cromwell to the East India Merchants in 1657, and of the handwriting of the several petitioners (see). Another plate shows a beautiful view of Hanbury Church in Staffordshire.
Near the back is news headed: "America" which is mostly concerning Canada, inc... See More
Item #630784THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1792 One of the features of this issue is a facsimile plate of an answer by Oliver Cromwell to the East India Merchants in 1657, and of the handwriting of the several petitioners (see photos). Another plate shows a beautiful view of Hanbury Church in Staffordshire.
Near the back is news headed: "America" which is mostly concerning Cana... See More
August 1, 1792
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Aug. 1, 1792 The middle column of the front page features 13 illustrated ship ads, making it nice for display. Page 3 has: "Freedom of Election" & other items & ads, while the back page is almost entirely taken up with ads. News of the day. Complete in four pages and in excellent condition.
Item #629138GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1792 Inside has most of a column taken up with news headed: "America" which begins: "This country was never in so flourishing a state as at present; the increase of people, riches, and agriculture is almost incredible...The present war with the Indians has for while stopped emigration to the Western territories..." with m... See More
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
September 24, 1792
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 24, 1792 The front page features 19 illustrated ship advertisements. Page 3 has a curious article from Pittsburgh concerning a man captured by Indians near Grave Creek in Ohio County.
Four pages, very nice condition.
Item #644707THE NEW LONDON MAGAZINE, England, October., 1792 No, this is not the much more common "London Magazine" we often offer (although formatted like it and the 'Gentleman's Magazine'), but a more rare title "New London Magazine" which existed only from 1785 thru 1792. Crane & Kaye (Census of Newspapers 1620-1800) notes that only one American institution has any... See More
Item #651427GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1792
* Early Native Americans - Indians
Near the back is three-quarters of a page of news headed: "America" mostly taken up with a very detailed and exciting account of a family attacked by Indians, noting how the mother and children were able to fend off the invaders not once but twice (see). A few other bits as well.
Included are ... See More
October 17, 1792
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 17, 1792 The front page features 21 illustrated ship ad making this a decorative issue. The ftpg. also has a small notice for the "Cincinnati of Pennsylvania" calling for a meeting of the standing committee (see). The back page has an ad by Stephen Girard, for the sale of merchandise. This is the Stephen Girard of (ev... See More
Item #602162THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1792 Among the articles of interest are: "Continuation of Two Months Tour in Scotland", "Report on Pendulums", "Virtues of the Coffee Drink", "The regular Appearance and Departure of Swallows" "Query on the Aurora Borealis", and much more. Near the back are various news reports under: "Inte... See More
Item #602163THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1792 Among the articles of interest are: "Continuation of Two Months Tour in Scotland", "Report on Pendulums", "Virtues of the Coffee Drink", "The regular Appearance and Departure of Swallows" "Query on the Aurora Borealis", and much more. Near the back are various news reports under: "Inte... See More
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