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July 3, 1799
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 3, 1799 Page 2 has: "Prospect of an Indian War" mentioning: "...at Fort Washington, informing him that the Indians were embodying & holding councils--and from every appearance meditating a stroke on some part of the frontiers of the United States...".
The back page has an interesting item: "Acorn Coffee&q... See More
February 10, 1799
BELL'S WEEKLY MESSENGER, London Feb. 10, 1799
* re. Alien & Sedition Acts
* Kentucky opposes
Page 2 contains a report headed: "America" with a "Legislature of Kentucky" dateline, noting: "The Governor of Kentucky...profess a strong attachment to the Federal Constitution, have nevertheless assumed the posture of opposition to the government & ... See More
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.
June 6, 1798
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 6, 1798
* 18th century American title
The front page is taken up with: "Dispatches from the Envoys to France", and page 2 includes reports from the "Columbian Federal Congress" among other items.
Four pages, 12 1/2 by 19 1/2 inches, never bound nor trimmed (desired), and in very nice condition.... See More
December 27, 1797
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 27, 1797 Page 2 contains a lengthy account headed: "Glorious Naval Victory!" which is the Battle of Camperdown in which the British defeat the Dutch (see hyperlink). This & related reports take about 2 1/2 columns of texts.
Four pages, handsome masthead, nice condition.... See More
July 27, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 27, 1796
* President George Washington
* Samuel Adams
The front page begins with a document: "Official By the President of the United States" concerning building codes for houses in the new city of Washington, D.C. IT is signed in script type: Go. Washington. Taking half of the ftpg. is: "An Act for Establishing a Turnpike Gate on such R... See More
Item #629939THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1795
* Re. revolutionary War prisoners
* George Washington & Thomas Gage
Included is: "General Gage's Answer to General Washington" dated at Boston, Aug. 13, 1775, which is in response to Washington's complaint that American prisoners were being treated very poorly. Gage does in part: "...Britons, ever pe... 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
February 16, 1791
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 16, 1791
* Vermont to join the Union ?
Most of the Page 2 has an article headed: "Dueling" taking about one-third of a column (see). Page 3 has: "Vermont" which is a short article on hopes of it becoming a state (see).
Four pages, great condition.
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.
April 8, 1788
THE PENNSYLVANIA MERCURY & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 8, 1788
* United States Constitution
* Rhode Island considers
Page 3 has a report from Boston noting in part: "...the subscription for building three SHIPS is so far completed, as that the subscribers have chosen a committee to conduct the building; and that reparations for carrying them on with vigour are n... 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
May 29, 1783
DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, May 29, 1783 The front page has a very detailed account of a ship being pirated on its way from Boston to France (see). The back page has a bit noting; "So that the Americans have obtained their purpose of Independence, and gone through the whole Seven Years War for about one half the sum of money that one year of the same war cost England. It is tru... 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
August 25, 1780
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Aug. 25, 1780
* American Revolutionary War
Page 3 includes: "The principal hope that the remains with respect to the reduction of America is briefly this: if Washington's army are completely beaten, Congress will at least accept, if not offer terms; without this there is but little shadow of an agreement with America short of independence.&q... See More
Item #633990THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1778
* General John Burgoyne
* New England invasion
* Revolutionary War
Over four pages are taken up with: "As it has been a Doubt by whom the Expedition by the Lakes was plann'd, the following Thoughts for Conducting the War from the Side of Canada will serve in a great Measure to explain that Mystery", which is signed in ty... See More
September 24, 1777
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Sept. 24, 1777
* Rare Revolutionary War title
One-third of the front page and over one-third of page 2 are taken up with: "On the American Rebellion - Letter 1" of which is a series which concerns: "...that unnatural rebellion which now does so much mischief in America..." and which concerns: "...two points; the Pretensions ... See More
February 25, 1775
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Feb. 25, 1775
* Paying taxes to support their own defence
* Pre Revolutionary War tensions mounting
Page 2 includes a letter from London, reporting from the House of Commons, which cuts to the heart of the troubles between America and England, noting: "...following motion was made...That it is the opinion of the Committee that when the governo... See More
May 22, 1773
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 22, 1773 The ftpg. has: "Essay on the Character, Manners, and Genius of Women in Different Ages..." and also: "Of the Great & Virtuous Actions of Women in General". There is rubbing here which affects about 8 words.
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, rubbing to the ftpg. as noted above, otherwise good.
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.
November 9, 1745
THE NEWCASTLE JOURNAL, England, Nov. 9, 1745
* Rare 18th century title
Both the front page & inside pages have content on various military events in Europe at the time. Four pages, nice condition.
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.
August 12, 1729
THE NORWICH GAZETTE, England, Aug. 12, 1727
* Rare 18th century title
* Great masthead engraving
See the photo for the tremendous detail in the masthead of this early newspaper showing the skyline of Norwich. Individual buildings and even the windows can be seen in this woodblock engraving. There are insets in the upper corners as well, one showing the patron Saint George slayin... See More
August 24, 1728
MIST'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, August 24, 1728
* Rare 18th century title
This is a very rare, variant issue of this title, being a broadsheet version done in one column format, presenting just the text of a letter to the publisher signed "Amos Dudge". Most of the focus of the letter is on the leadership of Persia.
I say this is a variant issue as we have had the "re... See More
September 2, 1715
THE ENGLISHMAN, London, Sept. 2, 1715
* Rare 18th century title
* Richard Steele fame
This is one of the more rare British titles from the early part of the 18th century, published by the famed Richard Steele and being a continuation of his newspaper "The Guardian". It ran for just 95 issues. One writer noted it: "...targeted (and to some degree, created) the risi... See More
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 #576509THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, August, 1695
* Rare 17th century title
This is "The Second Edition" as noted on the title page, having been printed within two years of 1695. This is a very uncommon periodical published during the reign of King William III, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely a per... See More
January 1, 1689
An Act of Parliament with a full title page, noting publication at London in 1689 (see).
* Act of Parliament
* Queen May reign
* 17th century original
The Act is titled: "An Act for Enabling Lords Commissioners for the great Seal to Execute the Office of Lord Chancellor or Lord Keeper." Printed in beautiful Old English type (see), it takes 8 pages including the title page. ... See More
June 25, 1683
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 25, 1683
* Charles II of England
* Assassination plot
More than half of the front page is taken up with a preface and document concerning the Rye House Plot, which was a plan to assassinate King Charles II and his brother James (heir to the throne). It ultimately would not come to fruition (see hyperlink for details). The preface references the formal... See More
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
December 14, 1665
THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, Dec. 14, 1665 This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world. Plus this is the #9 issue.
Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from London to Oxford when this newspaper began, so issues #1 thru #... See More
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