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Item #559488COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, lot of 5 issues dating from 1797-1801, each containing at least one John Adams signature. Somewhat 2nd-rate but not damaged. Issues with his signature are increasingly hard to find, and these are priced at a significant discount.
September 5, 1798
THE SPECTATOR, New York, Sept. 5, 1798 Page 2 has: "Buonaparte" which begins: "Various are the opinions respecting Buonaparte's destination..." followed by several thoughts (see). The front page has: "Invasion" which is lengthy talk concerning military-related events concerning the "Quasi-War" with France (see hyperlink).
Four pages, never bound n... See More
May 2, 1798
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 2, 1798
* President John Adams
* USS Constitution
The front page has an Address from the city officials & citizens of Philadelphia to the President expressing their concerns about the unprovoked aggressions of France and noting that: "...nothing has been wanting on your part, to preserve us the blessings of peace and safety...", with... See More
November 8, 1797
THE SPECTATOR, New York, Nov. 8, 1797 The front page has; "Another Revolution in France, or the Triumvirate Victorious". Pages 2 & 3 have considerable reporting on the situation in France.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, very nice condition.
July 30, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 30, 1796
* Samuel Adams, Massachusetts governor
* 18th century American original
The front page has a full column taken up with an Act of the Mass. legislature signed in type by its governor: Samuel Adams.
Four pages, very nice condition.
July 27, 1796
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 27, 1796
* President George Washington
* Lengthy Act of Congress
Most of the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress concerning duties on carriages, which is signed in type: G. Washington, President of the United States (see).
Page 3 has reports from Savannah, Philadelphia, New York, Northampton, Portland, Newburyport, ... See More
June 16, 1795
KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, 1795 We seldom have titles to offer from Canterbury, and this newspaper has one of the more decorative & beautiful mastheads of the era. Note the two very detailed engravings on either side, one of which is the fabled Canterbury Cathedral. A coat-of-arms in the middle, with very ornate lettering for 'Kentish Gazette'.
A fine issue of this ti... See More
August 17, 1793
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 17, 1793
* Action of 31 July 1793
* Frigates HMS Boston vs. Embuscade
* French Revolutionary Wars
The front page has the Address presented to Citizen Genet upon his arrival at New York (he was the French Ambassador to the U.S. during the French Revolution), followed by his answer to the Republicans of New York, signed in type on page 2: Genet. Pa... See More
December 20, 1792
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 20, 1792 Page 3 has a find account of the November 6, 1792 battle between Major John Adair and the Indians under Little Turtle, the details of which can be seen at this hyperlink. A fine, first-hand account of the battle.
Four pages, very nice condition.... See More
Item #180025COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, a lot of seven 2nd rate issues dating from 1795-1799. Various news of the day from this famous colonial town. This was arguably the most successful & well-known newspaper of in 18th century America.
May 8, 1783
DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, May 8, 1783
* Post Revolutionary War
* Trade with the enemy to resume ?
Ftpg. has mention that: "...those gentlemen who were sent to America, that they had settled a correspondence at Phila., Boston and Salem & were proceeding to other ports, also that a Treaty of Commerce & Amity is agreed on with the Congress...".
Page 2 has co... See More
Item #594757THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, September, 1781 Near the beginning is the "List of the Men Killed or Disabled in the War" which includes various columns (see), with mentions of Howe, Carleton, Gage, Saratoga, and more (see). Also: "Summary of Proceedings in the last Session of the Last Parliament" includes some discussion of the Revolutionary War.
Also: "Concer... See More
Item #561452FASCINATING DOCUMENT for providing pay to soldiers through the Deputy Quarter Master of the Military for the "State Of Connecticut". This document contains a signature, is dated 1781 and is approx. 4 by 6 inches.
Minimal wear but generally very nice condition. A terrific item for display and dated during this very significant year in the war when Cornwallis surrendered.
The photo is re... See More
February 11, 1779
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 11, 1779
* Treaty of Alliance with France
* American Revolutionary War
Page 2 has a letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Lord George Germaine concerning the Revolutionary War (see), but the prime content is certainly the text of the treaty of alliance between the American colonies and France, the support so important to the American cause in winning the... See More
Item #596116GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1777 Near the back are several letters from the seat of the Revolutionary War in America, including: "Extract of a Letter from the Gen. Wm. Howe to Lord G. Germaine dated New York, Apr. 1, 1777" which talks of plans to destroy provisions & stores at Peekskill (see). Another letter details what was destroyed, with subheads: "Destroyed ... See More
April 10, 1777
Colonial currency: Pennsylvania, three pence note dated April 10, 1777. A decorative border plus an engraving of the Penna. coat-of-arms along with the text. The reverse has: "To counterfeit is DEATH" along with "Three Pence, Philadelphia, printed by John Dunlap" and the year 1777. John Dunlap was also the printer of the Declaration of Independence. One signature, two old... See More
Item #589437THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1769
* Mount Vesuvius eruption
* Gulf of Naples, Italy
The reverse side of the title/contents page is entirely taken up with: "Advices from the American Continent" which begins: "Private animosities break out almost every day into outrage at Boston between the king's officers and the leaders of opposition t... See More
July 22, 1769
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 22, 1769
* Pre Revolutionary War
An inside page has a report from Boston concerning the governor's statement that he has: "...no authority over his Majesty's ships in this port, or his troops within this town and...can give no orders for the removal of the same..." with the citizens commenting: "...It is then a power without an... See More
Item #204514THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, 1766 (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 #559420An interesting lot of five newspapers, all different titles, from Great Britain. You receive at least one from each decade covering 1760's thru the 1790's, and all are in nice condition. Certainly a one-of-a-kind grouping. The photos are representative of the look and condition of what you will receive.
January 3, 1758
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 3, 1758 Inside has over a full page headed: "America" with a Halifax, Nova Scotia dateline, beginning: "The following Memorial, signed by the principal merchants & freeholders in Halifax was...delivered to the Lieutenant Governor." (see for portions).
Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, various chipping at the margins, good condition.... See More
June 26, 1735
THE FREE BRITON, London, June 26, 1735
* Rare title... 18th century original...
This is issue number 294 of this title as well as its last, as the note at the bottom of the back page reads: "The continuation of this paper will proceed in a new Daily Paper, which will make its appearance the beginning of next week." (see). Plus, one of the banner heads on the fron... See More
Item #180019GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England A nice lot of eight issues, one from each decade from the 1730's thru 1809. A nice group of complete issues covering a period of 80 years, each with full title/contents page which features an engraving of St. John's Gate (see). Nice condition.
July 1, 1713
THE GUARDIAN, London, July 1, 1713
* Rare 18th century title
* Addison & Steele fame
A very short-lived newspaper lasting less than seven months, notable for its publisher Richard Steele with contributions from Joseph Addison, Alexander Pope & others. Steele and Addison had previously collaborated on the "Tatler" and "The Spectator", issues of both we... See More
July 1, 1713
THE EXAMINER, London, 1713 This editorial-format newspaper was edited by the famed Jonathan Swift at this time (of Gulliver's Travels fame), It promoted a Tory perspective on British politics, at a time when Queen Anne had replaced Whig ministers with Tories.
Complete as a single sheet newspaper as was typical of the day, 7 1/2 by 13 inches, nice condition.
Item #120477THE VISIONS OF SIR HEISTER RYLEY: WITH OTHER ENTERTAINMENTS, London, 1710. Sir Heister Ryley, the fictitious editor of the Visions of Sir Heister Ryley, is a man interested in all fields of learning, a "stickler in the business of truth" and absolutely averse to siding with any political party. His little newspaper was a 4 page serial. It contained essays, letters and miscellaneous mater... See More
Item #559480THE LONDON GAZETTE A lot of five issues of the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, all from the early 1700's (1712-1729), priced at a bargain due to being a blend of 2nd rate and slightly damaged issues. A great opportunity for authentic issues from the early 18th century at a fraction of their typical cost.
Item #120198THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1670's (2nd-rate) A genuine issue of this famous title, the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper having begun in 1665 & is still publishing today.
This newspaper is a bit "2nd rate" in condition, having minor disfigurements such as heavy foxing, edge tears, close trimming or other minor problems which allow us to discount ... See More
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