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July 18, 1798
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 18, 1798 Over half of the ftpg. & part of pg. 2 are taken up with reports from the: "Proceedings of the Columbian Federal Congress". Page 2 has a report that the constitution for Georgia has been: "...fairly engrossed on parchment, the President & members of the convention signed the same...the great seal affixe... See More
December 13, 1797
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 13, 1797
* President John Adams
Nearly half of the front page is taken up with the response of the Senate to President John Adams' state-of-the-union address, followed by his acknowledgement signed: John Adams. Page 2 has Adams's response to the House of Representatives, signed; John Adams.
Four pages, very nice conditi... See More
September 27, 1797
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, September 27, 1797 Page 3 has an interesting article: "Review Of Militia" commanded by Major-General Hull, with various particulars (see). The back page features 14 illustrated ship ads.
Four pages, very nice condition.
July 29, 1797
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 29, 1797 Perhaps the most successful newspaper in America after the Revolutionary War with various news and ads of the day. Pg. 3 has an ad: "Ran Away from Benj. Rogers...Aaron Winn, about 18 years of age...will give three dollars reward..." with more (see photos).
Four pages, scattered foxing, nice condition.
June 29, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 29, 1796 Most of the front page is taken up with five "Acts", three of which are federal Acts of Congress with each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. The other two are Mass. Acts each signed in script type by their governor: Samuel Adams. A very displayable front page.
Page 2 has a letter signed in type: Go. Washington c... See More
June 2, 1792
THE NEW YORK JOURNAL & PATRIOTIC REGISTER, June 2, 1792 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 "Pittsburgh" which begins: "The fort begun last winter at this place stands on t... See More
January 5, 1791
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Jan. 5, 1791 The inside pages have various news reports from Salem, Albany, Newburyport, Elizabethtown, New York, Boston, and Philadelphia, with the latter containing a brief item reading: "Yesterday a bill providing for the admission of the district of Kentucky into the Union, was read a first & second time in the Senate of the United Sta... See More
Item #628412THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, September, 1790 The bulk of the issue is taken up with a wide range of eclectic articles as noted in the title/contents page. Among the articles are: "Description of the Bridge over Mystick River" lacking the plate called for; "Biblical Criticism" "Account of the Introduction of the Coffee Plant into the West Indies" "On Early ... See More
Item #628816THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, January, 1789 This title has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, having begun in September, 1786 and lasting until December, 1792.
Among the articles are: "An Account of the Manners of the German Inhabitants of Pennsylvania" which takes 7 1/2 pages. Also a full page chart of the: "Moral and Physical Thermometer"... See More
Item #636777THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, September, 1787 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. He was very proud of his subscription list which contained the names of the most famous men in ... See More
April 28, 1787
THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, April 28, 1787 The front page has some political discussion which includes comments on the coming Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, including: "...this year will be productive of great events; for, independent of these little state quarrels, the grant Federal System is to be revised next May...The Convention proposed for this purpose is to be... See More
October 23, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 23, 1781 A page 2 report gives some hints of the events soon to come at Yorktown, with: "We hear that M. de Grasse has entered the Bay of chesapeak & landed 3600 men under the command of M. de St.Simon. These troops are to join those of M. de la Fayette to oblige, if possible, the English to evacuate Georgia...". Further on is a report from t... See More
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1780 Within the "Historical Chronicle" near the back of the issue is a portion which notes: "...These gentlemen were reply'd to by others in opposition, who in thee accumstom'd style execrated the American war & denounced vengeance on those who had been the cause of it...all the evils with which we are not threatened,... See More
Item #636688GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1779 This issue leads off with reports on the debates in Parliament, which include discussion on the Revolutionary War, including: "...the conduct of the army under the command of Gen. Howe; he seized the opportunity of painting in the blackest colours the ingratitude of the Americans; & concluded with exhorting the House to unanimity in p... See More
June 23, 1777
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, June 23, 1777
* Rare Revolutionary War title
Page 2 has: "...fresh advices were received at Lord Germaine's office from General Howe at New York...that the proposals received from the Congress in America are inadmissible, some concessions being demanded which cannot be complied with." and: "...The overtures of an accommodation fro... See More
Item #559411THE LONDON GAZETTE, a lot of five issues of this famous newspaper, one each from 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780, and 1781, covering 5 years of the Revolutionary War. Although no direct war content is to be found, they are great period items giving a nice perspective of life during this formative period in world history. Most are 4 pages, measure about 8 by 11 inches, and are a blend of good an... See More
September 11, 1776
THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Sept. 11, 1776
* Battle of Long Island - Brooklyn
* George Washington vs. William Howe
* American Revolutionary War original
Nearly half of the front page is taken up with a Resolve from Congress which provides for those soldiers injured in the course of duty, signed in type by the President of Congress: John Hancock. Much of the balance of the fr... See More
February 22, 1776
NEW-ENGLAND CHRONICLE OR ESSEX GAZETTE, (Cambridge), Feb. 22, 1776
* Battle of Quebec - Canada
* General Benedict Arnold report
* Ethan Allen in captivity
* American Revolutionary War
The top of the first column begins with a report from Cork that: "...there has been commotions amongst the soldiers who are to embark for America; that a great numbers of them have deserted & ... See More
November 25, 1775
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 25, 1775
* Revolutionary War Tory original
* Rare Pro British issue from America
Page 2 has: "...Lord North's motion for a reconciliation with the Americans..." dated Feb. 20, 1775, which is followed by his explanation of it, in all taking most of a column. It includes: "The Tea-act also will be repealed if asked for."... See More
Item #636687GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1775 A very historic issue as it contains the first report on the battle of Bunker Hill, which is signed in type: Thomas Gage. This report takes nearly an entire page and begins: "I am to acquaint your Lordship of an action that happened on the 17th of June instant between his Majesty's troops and a large body of the rebel forces. An alarm was... See More
December 23, 1773
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 23, 1773 A brief item from Charleston, South Carolina, notes that: "...The order of his Majesty in Council to put a stop to the granting of lands in this province, we hear will not affect those persons who had before surveyed or petitioned for lands; and that they will have grants passed for them." Other news of the day, mostly from England.
Eig... See More
August 11, 1772
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 11, 1772 Page 2 has a report from Boston concerning: "...a suitable grant for the support of his Majesty's Governor of the Province...your Excellency was not pleased the last year to give your consent to a Bill...for granting the sum of thirteen hundred pounds for the support of your Excellency..." with more on the controversy concerning the ... See More
August 8, 1768
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, Aug. 8, 1768 Under the heading: "America" and from Philadelphia is a report which begins: "We can assure the public--that the assembly of this province so early as February last took into their consideration the act of parliament imposing a duty on paper, glass, etc. and thereupon under a sense of the oppression of that act, prepared & ... See More
Item #559421THE LONDON CHRONICLE, London, 1760's A lot of 10 issues of this famous & popular newspaper at a bargain price. A good set to show the state of affairs in England and the world shortly before the American Revolution. All are complete in 8 pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, & are in nice condition.
September 13, 1759
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 13, 1759
* "Love Maxims", by Benjamin Franklin (?)
The first and a portion of the second column on page 4 has "Love Maxims", signed "F", which has recently been attributed to Ben Franklin. An identical issue was listed at Bonhams in 2009 with the attribution: Ford 605 (see the Bonhams' listing). At the time, it was li... See More
September 4, 1759
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 4, 1759
* "Political Aphorisms...", by *Benjamin Franklin (?)
The first and a portion of the second column on page 7 has "Political Aphorisms concerning Population", signed "F", which has recently been attributed to Ben Franklin (see Swann Auctions for more information). Another London Chronicle from 10 days later, which ... See More
January 21, 1758
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 21, 1758 A report datelines from Savannah tells of a meeting with the chiefs of the Creek Indians (see). Also a report from Charleston with more news relating to the French & Indian War.
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 inches, very nice condition.
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1752 An inside page has an extremely significant article titled: "A Cut and Description of a Machine, easily constructed, for making the Experiment by which Franklin's new Theory of Thunder is demonstrated" with descriptive text showing how this experiment works. Each piece of the illustration is identified as well. A great and ear... See More
Item #636698THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1746 Certainly the prime content in this issue is the quite large foldout map titled in the ornate cartouche: "A New Chart of the Coast of NEW ENGLAND, NOVA SCOTIA, NEW FRANCE or CANADA with the Island of Newfoundland, Cape Breton, St. John's, etc...". The map show much great detail of this portion of present-day Canada, from Labr... See More
Item #120160THE POST-BOY, London, 1723-1726 A very nice single sheet newspaper featuring two handsome engravings in the masthead (see). Various news from Great Britain and the continent of Europe, plus a partial red tax stamp on the reverse. Measures about 14 1/4 by 8 1/8 inches, nice condition and great for display.
Item #180039THE POST-BOY, London, 1720's (2nd-rate) A lot of 5 issues of this early title with the great masthead containing two engravings. Lightly inked or other minor problem causing them to be a bit '2nd rate'. Offered at a considerable discount. The generic photo shows what the newspaper looks like when in good condition.
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 #120350THE ATHENIAN MERCURY by John Dunton, London, England, 1695. This was a fine gentleman's newspaper which was very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics & one of the earliest periodicals in English. Partially in question/answer format. This newspaper was published before any American newspapers even existed.
A single sheet newspaper prin... See More
Item #615807THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1690-1696 An opportunity for a genuine issue of the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 & is still publishing today. This issue is well over 300 years old.
Very nice condition with some minor foxing, single sheet, printed on both sides. A very popular title & a foundation for any newspaper collecti... See More
Item #121061VOTES OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, London, England, 1692 A rare British newspaper much the size of others of the day. Fine & lengthy reporting on votes and other actions in Parliament. Nice condition & rarely offered at such a price. 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 format a... See More
Item #559390THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1600's (2nd rate) An opportunity to purchase a lot of 5 issues of the oldest continually published English language newspaper, having started in 1665 and is still publishing today. All are from the late 1600's, priced due to minor imperfections causing them to be 2nd rate. A great opportunity for authentic 17th century newspapers at a fraction of their typical cos... See More
August 13, 1689
A CONTINUATION OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE PARLIAMENT IN SCOTLAND, London, England, May 18, 1689 A very rare title which lasted only from 1689 thru 1690. Crane & Kaye notes that only one American institution has any issues of this title and it having issues from 1690 only.
Varied content, much of it military-related.
The year is found in the imprint at the bottom of the back page as well... See More
April 11, 1682
HERACLITUS RIDENS, London, April 11, 1682 An interesting and uncommon dialogue newspaper, which was a typical format for some periodicals of that day. Subtitled: "A Dialogue between Jest & Earnest, Concerning the Times." This conversation begins: "Good morrow, Brother, what refection have you for us this morning. We left off with the Wisdom of the Nation, shall we go on wi... See More
June 13, 1679
THE WEEKLY PACQUET OF ADVICE FROM ROME: OR, THE HISTORY OF POPERY, London, June 13, 1679 An unusual anti-Catholic newspaper which has a short life before being suppressed. Attached at the back is a single sheet headed: "The Popish Courant". The focus of this issue is the topic: "That the Primitive Church in the first 100 Years after Christ taught & Maintain'd the same ... See More
Item #120730THE WEEKLY PACQUET OF ADVICE FROM ROME, OR THE HISTORY OF POPERY, London, 1679-1682 An unusual anti-Catholic newspaper which had a short life before being suppressed. Measures 5 3/4 by 7 1/2 inches and in great condition. The issue shown in the photo is generic; the issue you receive will have a similar but different date from the years noted.
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