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Item #180056AN EARLY LOT - Five issues of the Columbian Centinel newspaper dating from 1794 to 1799. Each issue is in nice condition (not 2nd-rate). Increasingly rare from the 18th century. News of the day & period ads.
Item #636193THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1798 The prominent feature of this issue is the nearly 7 1/2 column essay titled: "Essay on the Provincial Half-Pennies. Essay I.- On the Use and Amusement of Collecting the Provincial Half-pennies.", with considerable details (see photos).
Additionally, the death report and a biographical sketch of the famous English radical (m... See More
May 4, 1797
THE MINERVA & MERCANTILE EVENING ADVERTISER, New York, May 4, 1797 Page 2 has a report datelined "Philadelphia, May 3" which notes: "We have good authority for mentioning that Wednesday next, the 10th instant, is appointed for launching the United States frigate; and that it will take place at two o'clock on that day, if the weather permits."
Decorative front pag... See More
June 29, 1795
FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, June 29, 1795 The front page has: "French Expedition to the S. Sea". Page 3 has a document "By the Governor" signed in type: Samuel Adams (see). Other news of the day & ads.
Four pagdes, irregular at the spine margin, very nice condition.
June 6, 1792
THE NEW YORK JOURNAL & PATRIOTIC REGISTER, New York, June 6, 1792 Page 2 has: "Resolutions Of Irishmen" and pg. 3 has mention of General Anthony Wayne heading west, and that the President has arrived in Philadelphia, among other items.
Four pages, scattered foxing, a few small worm holes affects a few words but cause no loss of readability, nice condition.
Item #631736THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1790 Near the back of this issue is one of the more historic naval report of the 18th century, since romanticized by the famous movie, giving a fine account of the mutiny on board the ship Bounty. The report is headed: "Several Memorable Events have lately happened at Sea, which for their Singularity & Importance are worthy to be recorded.&... See More
October 17, 1788
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 17, 1788
* General George Washington
Page 3 has an item from Baltimore concerning the election of members to represent the town in the General Assembly, followed by a list of toast that were drank to the occasion, including "The Constitution of the United States of America" & "George Washington, the wishe... See More
May 15, 1788
THE PENNSYLVANIA MERCURY & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 15, 1788 Page 2 has a continued article titled: "Thoughts Upon the African Slave Trade" which takes 3 columns. The back page has reports which include: "The elections for the state of New York...impossible to ascertain the list of the members for their convention...the constitution will be considered by abl... See More
March 10, 1787
THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 10, 1787 Page 3 contains a very interesting letter of complaint concerning a: "...grievance, that I doubt not but a number of wives besides myself too often experience..." concerning their husbands, signed in type: A Neglected Wife".
Four pages, very nice condition.
THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, 1784 See the photo for the very nice & ornate lettering in the masthead, making this a displayable issue. This is a folio size newspaper of 4 pages which was never bound nor trimmed--difficult to find as such.... See More
Various news of the day & a wealth of ads, and a red-inked tax stamp at the bottom of the front page. Minor wear to the edges and li
Various news of the day & a wealth of ads, and a red-inked tax stamp at the bottom of the front page. Minor wear to the edges and li
December 10, 1782
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 10, 1782 Inside has an item from Paris which notes: "Count de Grasse in his memorial sets forth that he has served 38 years...that the Americans are in some measure indebted to him for their independence by the protection he gave to York Town whilst he was in the Chesapeak...All the talk of this city is about peace; it is even said the preliminaries a... See More
July 13, 1782
THE ROYAL GAZETTE, Charleston, South Carolina, July 13, 1782
* Revolutionary War
* Extremely rare issue
* British occupation
Certainly a most rare title, this being just the second issue we have offered in our 40 years in the hobby. This title is the continuation of the "South Carolina & American General Gazette" which began in 1764, but when the British c... See More
Item #636185GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1780 The first article has "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" which includes discussion of the situation in America.
Near the back the "Historical Chronicle" has several items from America concerning the Revolutionary War, including a letter from New York which has: "...since Gen. Clinton's departure from he... See More
December 14, 1779
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Dec. 14, 1779 Page 2 reporting from the House of Commons includes talk of America, including: "...He asked him who it was had talked of that fellow Hancock and his crew of the rascally Congress, & uttered every provoking expression against the Americans...". Another report notes: "...which mention the capture of General Prevost'... See More
January 14, 1779
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, January 14, 1779 The back page has an item noting: "...that Admiral Byron was still at Newport in Rhode Island, not knowing which way to direct his course in order to find out Mons. d'Estaing...that every thing was quiet in the neighbourhood of New York; that General Washington had left his army in winter quarters in the Jerseys & was gone to the S... See More
February 21, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 21, 1778 This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.
The entire front page is taken up with ads. Page 2 has a nice letter datelined "Williamsburgh, Dec. 19" which includes: "I arrived l... See More
Item #636186GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1778 Of great significance is the very nice foldout map headed: "Map of Hudson's River with the Adjacent Country", which shows from Crown Point & Ticonderoga, south to Philadelphia, & also from Long island to Lake Ontario (see), with considerable detail. This map measures 9 1/2 by 12 1/2 inches and is in very nice condition.
T... See More
November 11, 1775
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 11, 1775
* American Revolutionary War at the beginning
* Pennamite-Yankee War - Wyoming Valley
* General George Washington bounty
Most of the front page is taken up with a lengthy document concerning the Pennamite-Yankee War, an intermittent conflict between settlers from Connecticut, who claimed the land along the North Branch of the Susqu... See More
April 21, 1774
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 21, 1774 Over two-thirds of page four is taken up with: "An Abstract of the Bill for the better Regulating the Government of the province of Massachusetts Bay in North America", which is a great analysis of this controversial Act of Parliament. The author examines the Act clause by clause (see).
Another very nice article takes half a page and b... See More
March 4, 1774
CONNECTICUT JOURNAL & NEW HAVEN POST-BOY, March 4, 1774 Two-thirds of page 2 are taken up with a report from Charleston beginning: "...we have had several alarming accounts of hostilities committed by the Creek Indians against his Majesty's subjects in the province of Georgia..." with much detail. Pg. 2 also has an item from Falmouth, Mass: "Many people being apprehens... See More
March 3, 1774
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 3, 1774 An inside page has over a full column concerning how to deal with the American situation. See photos for the full text.
Another page has reports from Boston and New York headed "America" and includes: "...on Thursday last the Tea, which was saved out of Capt. Loring's brigantine, was landed at the Castle by order of the Officer... See More
July 21, 1772
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 21, 1772 An inside page contains a report from a Boston letter concerning political events in that town, and which mentions "...the House then made choice of Mr. Samuel Adams for their clerk...". The article goes on to report other political happenings, taking an entire column. Complete in 8 pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, very nice condition.... See More
December 19, 1771
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, December 19, 1771 Inside has a report headed "America" from Philadelphia noting in part: "...Benjamin Franklin, Esq., is appointed Agent for this province at the Court of Great Britain, for the ensuing year."
Other news of the day, mostly European, plus ads as well. Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, great condition.
October 24, 1768
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Oct. 24, 1768 A nice newspaper from colonial Boston, the hotbed of activity raging against the hated policies of Parliament towards the American colonies. This city & its environs saw much action against the Stamp Act, and would soon be the focus of the Boston Tea Party, the Boston Massacre, and the outbreak of war with the Battle of Lexington & Concord.
All of... See More
December 17, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 17, 1767 Page 3 has an interesting item which notes: "It is assured, that the late extraordinary resolutions of a town meeting at Boston, New England, were the last efforts of a dying faction, that the inhabitants in general, both of that town and of the province, wholly disapprove those proceedings, and are perfectly easy & satisfied with the mea... See More
January 29, 1765
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 29, 1765 An inside page has a letter from New York under the heading: "America" which includes: "...taking into serious consideration the present declining state of our trade...the want of sufficient staples...and the numerous restrictions with which our commerce is lately encumbered, several gentlemen in this city conceive... See More
January 7, 1762
BERROW'S WORCESTER JOURNAL, England, Jan. 7, 1762
* War declaration
Most of page 3 is taken up with: "His Majesty's Declaration Of War Against the King of Spain" which was the Anglo-Spanish War (see hyperlink for details).
Four pages, archivally rejoined at the spine, some foxing, good condition.... See More
Item #559414THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, 1760's A very early lot of five newspapers from Scotland, with news of the day. A great period set at a considerable discount from the regular per-issue price. Nice condition. The images shown are representative of the look and condition of those you will receive. Actual dates vary in the 1760's.
October 2, 1760
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 2, 1760 Page 2 has most of a column with reports under the heading "America", concerning naval items and other matters (see). Inside has close to have a page of item under "America", with datelines of: "West End of Oneida Lake" which has reports on the French & Indian War, followed by a report datelined "Camp at Lake ... See More
Item #630494THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1759 A very nice issue from during the French & Indian War with war-related content as well as other news of the day, political reports, literary items, and other unusual tidbits. This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907.
Among the prime articles in this issue... See More
Item #621218GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1752 Despite the 48 pages of text within this issue the prime content is certainly the full page plate captioned: "A View of the State House in Philadelphia" which would later be known as Independence Hall (see). This is a print of this famous building 24 years before it would become much more famous.
This is one of the earliest prints ... See More
Item #559498THE LONDON GAZETTE, a lot of ten issues of this famous newspaper covering at least 5 decades from the 1700's. All are in good condition. A nice way to gain Britain's perspective of world affairs from the 18th century.
September 2, 1746
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Sept. 2, 1746 Page 2 has a letter from Newport, Rhode Island with some shipping reports, and page 3 has some items relating to the Jacobite Rebellion.
Four pages, 8 by 10 inches, good condition.
March 3, 1744
THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, Massachusetts, March 3, 1743,4 (double-dated year depending on which calendar was used at the time) This was the very first successful magazine in America, preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this title lasted but a few short years.
Heading the front page is: "Containing Accounts of... See More
Item #120257FOG'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, 1731 A quite rare title from England with a very early date and a partial red tax stamp in a lower corner of the front page. Various news of the day both from England and the rest of Europe.
Four pages, approximately 10 by 13 inches, a bit of foxing, overall very good. The image shown is only representative of the look (format) and condition of the issue you will... See More
September 16, 1723
THE TRUE BRITON, London, Sept. 16, 1723 A quite uncommon single sheet newspaper which has comparatively large lettering in the masthead. Rather than present news reports, this newspaper is almost entirely editorial, with much on politics. The back page includes "Advertisements".
Complete as a single sheet, partial red tax stamp to the back page, very nice, clean condition.... See More
Item #559396THE POST-BOY, London, 1720's A lot of five issues of this early & decorative title with which great masthead featuring two engravings (see). Offered at a substantial discount. Single sheet and in good condition.
August 22, 1715
THE ENGLISHMAN, London, Aug. 22, 1715 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 rising London middle class, both men and women, offering readers ... See More
September 24, 1713
THE GUARDIAN, London, Sept. 24, 1713 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 have offered for purchase.
Single sheet, 7 1/2 by 12 1/2 inches... See More
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 #120190THE REHEARSAL OF OBSERVATOR, London, England 1704-1706 A variant title --& earlier date--of the newspaper titled "The Rehearsal", and much less common. A single sheet newspaper printed on both sides measuring about 8 by 13 inches. The image shown is only an example of the layout and condition of what you will receive. Actual issues vary within the specifications giv... See More
Item #180035A lot of ten engraved plates from "Gentleman's Magazine", London, all from the 1700's (though not dated). The lot may include foldouts, prints of buildings, diagrams, maps, etc. A few defects at the margins, some of the fold lines of multi-panel plates may be archivally mended from the reverse, but otherwise nice condition.
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