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July 21, 1798
ARIS'S BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE, England, Sept. 3, 1798 The front page begins with an introductory letter to the Senate signed by the President: John Adams, in which he is pleased with a letter: "...from General Washington...on this great event, the General's acceptance of his appointment as Lt. General & Commander in Chief of the Army." What followed is the lengthy letter si... See More
February 21, 1798
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Feb. 21, 1798 Page 2 contains a message from the President of the United States signed in type: John Adams, concerning relations with France. Page 3 has a brief mention of the reading of a bill in the Massachusetts legislature titled: "an Act for suppressing rogues, vagabonds and other idle, disorderly and lewd persons."
Four pa... See More
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.
November 8, 1797
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 8, 1797 The back page has a notable items from the French Revolution, being an account of Charlotte Corday, the woman famous for murdering Marat, the radical journalist whose death was immortalized in David's famous painting "The Death of Marat". Corday would suffer the guillotine, some particulars of which are in this a... See More
December 14, 1796
CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Dec. 14, 1796 Most of page 2 and a bit of page 3 are taken up with the historic last state-of-the-union address of President George Washington, addressed to: "Fellow Citizens of the Senate, and the House of Representatives" and ending with his signature in type: Go. Washington (see). In this address Washington reflects both upon the accomplishments o... See More
December 12, 1796
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Dec. 12, 1796 Page 3 has a report from Connecticut noting they placed their votes for President: "On Wednesday last the electors for this state, of President and Vice President of the United States, met at the court house in this city. The votes given in were as follows: For John Adams, 9; John Jay, 5; Thomas Pinckney, 4..." with more (see).
Four... See More
May 30, 1796
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & THE UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, May 30, 1796 Page 2 has nearly 2 columns take up with the "Complete Court Register" of Massachusetts, beginning with Samuel Adams as "The Executive" followed by the name of every Representative & Senator(see). Various other news of the day and 9 illustrated front page ship ads.
Four pages, very nice,... See More
May 21, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 21, 1796 The front page contains not one or two, but four Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, and in block type by the Vice Pres: John Adams. A very nice issue for display given these four Washington signatures on the ftpg.
Four pages, bit close-trimmed at the top affects a bit at the top of the pages, otherwise very... See More
January 26, 1795
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Jan. 26, 1795 Page 3 has 1 1/2 columns taken up with an: "Address" to the Mass. legislature by the govern, signed in type: Samuel Adams. Mention is also made of an "illumination" celebration in Boston in honor of George Washington (see).
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, great condition.
December 19, 1793
THE NORWICH PACKET, Norwich, Connecticut, Dec. 19, 1793 Certainly the prime content in this issue is the: "PRESIDENT'S SPEECH to Congress, being the annual state-of-the-union address of George Washington, contained on both pages 1 & 2 of this single sheet supplement issue (see photos). It is signed by him in type: Go. Washington, and at its conclusion is a note that the senate appoint... See More
February 2, 1793
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 2, 1793 The first column of the front page has two Acts of Congress, each signed in block type by the President: Go. Washington, as well as by John Adams and Th. Jefferson (see). One is on "...Amending an act intitled 'An Act establishing a Mint & regulating the Coins of the United States so far as respects the Coinage of Copper" notin... See More
May 9, 1792
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, May 9, 1792 The first column on the front page contains: "An Act to Indemnify the Estate of the late Major General Nathaniel Greene for a certain Bond entered into by him during the late war." signed in type by the President: George Washington (see).
All of page 2 is taken up with reports from Congress. The back page is taken up with ads... See More
January 4, 1792
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Jan. 4, 1792 This is 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 of the United States, projected agreeably to the direction ... See More
September 10, 1791
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 10, 1791 Page 3 contains a rather small report under the heading: "The Number Of Souls" which reports the result of the first census ever taken in the United States, a result of the Act of Congress from 1790 which authorized it. A census has been conducted every ten years since that time. This report notes 3,919,023 people, but not including: "... See More
Item #628415THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, November, 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 Person of Christ, From Josephus" "New Account of the Patagonians" "Reflections on the Unbounded & Astonishing Scenes of Creation" "The Family Economy & ... See More
June 7, 1790
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 7, 1790 Page 3 has a lengthy letter concerning the character of America & the new federal government (see). There are also reports from the "House of Representatives of the United States".
Four pages, a few small archival mends at inside margins, nice condition.
October 24, 1789
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Oct. 24, 1789 Pages 2 & 3 contain an address: "To George Washington, President of the United States of America" from the Governor of Connecticut, upon Washington's visit to the state, to which he responded with an address signed by him in italic type: G. Washington (see). This is followed by an address from the Congregational Minister... See More
February 13, 1789
THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Feb. 13, 1789 A nice newspaper from what was the nation's capital at the time, in fact Washington would be inaugurated in this city in just over 2 months. Pages 1, 3 & 4 are filled with ads, with news reports on page 2 including discussions from the New York legislature: "...on the bill for prescribing the times, places, and manners of choosing El... See More
May 13, 1788
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 13, 1788 Page 2 begins with an interesting travelogue headed: "Ske5tch of a Journey from Minnisink on the Delaware, to Wyoming, upon the eastern branch of the Susquehannah, etc." which takes 1 1/2 columns & is very descriptive of the journey. Also on pg. 2: Thoughts on Reading a Newspaper".
Four pages, archival... See More
October 31, 1787
INDEPENDENT GAZETTEER OR THE CHRONICLE OF FREEDOM, Philadelphia, Oct. 31, 1787 Page 2 begins with a report from Charleston: "...arrived from Augusta, we are informed that the savages had advanced in great force within 14 miles of Galphington where they had killed & scalped several persons..." with more. Also a report on the celebration of the anniversary of the surrender of Gen... See More
May 22, 1787
THE MASSACHUSETTS GAZETTE, Boston, May 22, 1787 The front page has a great report datelines: "Philadelphia, May 9" beginning:"....that at the time approaches for opening the business of the Federal Convention, it is natural that every lover of his country should experience some anxiety for the fate of an expedient so necessary and so precarious..." with more o... See More
April 25, 1787
THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, April 25, 1787 Most of page 2 is taken up with a letter signed by: Arthur St. Clair, President of Congress, to all the American governors concerning infractions with the treaty with England (see for beginning).
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed with wide margins, old tape mends across the horizontal folds cause no loss of readability. Minor margin &am... See More
March 14, 1787
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 14, 1787 All of pg. 2 & part of pg. 3 are taken up with: "Proceedings of the General Assembly" of Penna. providing nice inside on the workings of the state government even before the federal govt. was formally established. All of pages 1 & 4 are taken up with ads and notices.
Four pages, very nice condition.... See More
January 20, 1787
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 20, 1787 Inside has over a column headed; "Heads of the Treaty of Peace Concluded Between the Americans and the Emperor of Morocco", which details the relationship between the two if America was ever at war with a nearby country.
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, 9 by 12 inches, very nice condition.
November 23, 1786
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 23, 1786 Inside has some nice content on the Shays' Rebellion (see hyperlink) under the heading of; "American News" including: "...a mob, consisting of near 1500 men, 500 of whom were under arms & headed by a Captain of Militia, assembled there with the treasonable intention of forcibly preventing the sitting of that court..." a... See More
Item #614283THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, September, 1786 This title has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, having begun in September, 1786 and lasting until December, 1792.This is the first issue printed.
Pages 1 & 2 are entirely taken up with a: "Sketch of the Life of the Late NATHANIEL GREENE, Major General of the Forces of the United States of America", which... See More
September 1, 1786
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1786 A prime feature is the quite large 4 page foldout plate showing: "View of a Crescent as Planned...in St. George's Fields..." in London (see).
Included are a wide range of articles, and near the back are various news reports from the day which also includes: "American News" which reports of the "...discovery o... See More
December 9, 1785
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 9, 1785 The ftpg. has a full column taken up with 13 illustrated ship ads. Inside has various news reports from Europe and America. The back page has a nice illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufacturer" which shows the classic tricorne (three corner) hat of the colonial period (see hyperlink).
Four pages, very nice condition... See More
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
April 9, 1783
THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 9, 1783 One of the most displayable newspaper of the Revolutionary War era given the large & decorative engraving in the masthead (see). The front page is filled with advertisements, including a quite lengthy one: "Thirty Dollars Reward" for two runaway Negro lads, with details (see). The back page has ... See More
Haym Salomons and Isaac Franks... Canada to be a "prison formed by Britain for American traitors"...
March 1, 1783
THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 1, 1783 It is possible two advertisements have more significance than the content in this issue. The back page has a rather large ad for "Haym Salomons", the noted Jewish financier. Salomon was a Jewish emigrant from Poland, imprisoned in 1778 by the British for aiding the Revolutionaries and was condemned to dea... See More
October 10, 1782
THE SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, October 10, 1782 Page 3 begins with a report from "Richmond" which includes: "General Clarke who commanded at Savannah...was very careful in preventing the burning of the town, which some incendiaries had attempted at the evacuation & extended his care so far as to leave a guard behind until General Wayne had taken possession...The orders for th... See More
January 3, 1782
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 3, 1782 Pg. 2 has a report concerning events just after Cornwallis' surrender, noting: "...the army had been separated into 3 divisions; one to go up the country of Virginia, one to North Carolina, & a third to Pennsylvania...the Carolina division had seized the arms & ammunition of the rebels who guarded them...At the time of the surrende... See More
June 9, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 9, 1781 Near the back is a letter of thanks signed in type by: Cornwallis, concerning a letter of congratulations from the House of Commons on his victory in the colonies (likely Guilford Court House). This is followed by a letter from New York which includes: "We have lately taken another rebel; mail...Sir Henry Clinton knows the state of the rebels,... See More
March 6, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 6, 1781 Page 2 has a letter from New York with war-related news including: "...account from Staten Island today, the revolted Jersey brigade is said to be disbanded...together with the revolt of the Pennsylvania line makes a dissolution in the continental army of about sixteen or 1700 men; a number they will scarcely be able to recruit again...Was... See More
October 28, 1780
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 28, 1780 The front page has a letter from New York which includes: "The French flag is now flying on the other side of the river, about Paulus Hooke, & Washington is erecting batteries, but am apprehensive will desist soon as his men desert fast & are glad at being near the river. The British were to make a sally upon them yesterday. Thi... See More
August 17, 1780
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 17, 1780 Most of an inside page is taken up with an interesting letter "To the Printer" which concerns the situation in America, with talk of what independence might mean to the colonies. Portions include: "The more the subject of American affairs is considered, the more necessary & important will the representation of the Coloni... See More
May 30, 1780
THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia, May 30, 1780 On the front page under "London" is part of a letter from Amsterdam stating: "...that several English gentlemen have been in company with the celebrated Paul Jones, who relate that he is proud & haughty, and can talk nothing of sea affairs; however, he has the good manners not to speak disrespectfully of the English; the ... See More
December 17, 1778
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 17, 1778 A full page is taken up with: "Parliamentary Proceedings" which includes various discussions on the Revolutionary War. Some bits include: "...that in the late attack on Rhode Island, General Pigot had been forced to slacken his fire for want of powder, not having in the garrison more than eight days ammunition..." and "...... See More
September 1, 1778
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 1, 1778 Page 2 has: "An address of the Oneida Sachems to a party of young warriors, bound to Gen. Washington...", for those joining the military forces under Washington, and including in part: "...if you observe good order, sobriety, and play the man, your deportment in this case will resound through the American army, be noticed by General... See More
March 25, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, March 25, 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 front page has two Proclamations headed: "By Order of His Excellency, Sir William Howe, K.B. General & Commander in Chief, etc.", wi... See More
July 5, 1777
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, July 5, 1777 Page 3 a report noting: "...from New York...when Lord and General Howe remained there; Lord Cornwallis...with 4000 men had marched to Princetown...and attacked the rebels, killed 1200, and sent 700 prisoners to New York; he adds the rebels are flying out of the Jerseys and daily deserting to our army."
Four pages, folio size,... 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, measure... See More
November 5, 1776
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 5, 1776 This is a very significant issue, as the entire front page is taken up with reports on the historic capture of New York City by the British, beginning with the report from the noted: "London Gazette Extraordinary" issue of Nov. 4 which includes the lengthy & detailed report from General William Howe on his success in the capture... See More
January 13, 1776
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Jan. 13, 1776 The top of the front page begins with an advertisement for the selling of: "Common Sense, Addressed to the Inhabitants of America, on the following Interesting Subjects..." with a bit more (see). The balance of the front page is essentially taken up with an address by the King of England.
There perhaps could not be a better news... See More
October 16, 1775
THE BOSTON GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Watertown, Massachusetts, Oct. 16, 1775 The woodcut in the masthead was engraved by the famed Paul Revere, showing the Liberty figure setting the bird of peace free from its cage with the Boston skyline in the background--a strong political statement. Also noteworthy is that this "Boston" newspaper was printed in "Watertown" at th... See More
April 3, 1773
MIDDLESEX JOURNAL OR UNIVERSAL EVENING POST, London, April 3, 1773 Filled with European news with a small bit on the back page noting: "Those gentlemen who are petitioning for lands on the Ohio and Mississippi are ordered to attend Lord Dartmouth on Thursday next, at the Plantation Office, to consider farther on their petitions."
Four pages, nice engraving in the masthead, red tax... See More
November 19, 1765
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 19, 1765 The back page has a report from Virginia: "...that upon the arrival of the Stamp Master there, the gentlemen of the place invited him to a ball...& treated him with the utmost politeness...they informed him that his baggage was put on board another vessel which was to sail for London...& advised him to take passage in her without dela... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1765 This is a bound volume with all 12 monthly issues plus the annual Supplement issue as well. This is a great year for American-related content with much on the historic & hated Stamp Act.... See More
Some of the content includes:
"General Gage's Account of the Reduction of the Indians" "Reasons Against Extending Excise Laws", &
Some of the content includes:
"General Gage's Account of the Reduction of the Indians" "Reasons Against Extending Excise Laws", &
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.
December 30, 1760
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 30, 1760 Page 3 has over half a column headed: "America" with news reports from Charleston & Philadelphia concerning the French & Indian War. A few bits include: "...an express...from Major Thompson of the Rangers...no disturbance from the Indians of whom he saw several parties who scampered off...That they have met with many difficu... See More
Item #643503GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1758 The prime features of this issue are the two maps, one being a full page plate titled: "A Map of the Rhine Between Wesel & Duseldorp..." (see), and the other a foldout map measuring 8 by 10 1/2 inches titled "A Complete Chart of the Coast of France from Ostend, to Cape Finisterra, including the Opposite Coast of the British Chan... See More
March 15, 1753
THE INDEPENDENT REFLECTOR, New York, March 15, 1753 This rare newspaper lasted for less than one year, publishing but 52 issues. Primarily moral and political essays, it gave offense to men in power and was "suppressed by authorities", as Brigham relates.
The imprint appears at the bottom of the back page, noting: "New York: Printed by J. Parker at the New Printing Offi... See More
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 #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.
Item #640456GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1748 Certainly the feature item in this issue is the terrific, full page illustration of: "A Ship Of War", with considerable detail, and with most of the facing page having the "Explanation to a Ship of War of the third Rate with Rigging, &c., at Anchor". The "Explanation" numerically identifies 148 parts noted on the ... See More
August 19, 1746
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 19, 1746 Page 2 begins with: "On Tuesday...to empower the Right Hon. Lord Cornwallis, Constable of the Tower of London, to deliver up the bodies of the Earl of Kilmarnock and Lord Balmerino to the Sheriffs of London in order for their execution on Monday morning next...". They were two of the 3 prime (and highly ranked) leaders of the J... See More
May 29, 1738
THE CALEDONIAN MERCURY, Edinburgh, Scotland, May 29, 1738 An early issue of this famous title with various news reports from Europe. Page 2 includes: "...they learn from Constantinople, that all the Hungarian & Transylvanian slaves are set at liberty in order to serve Prince Ragotski at life-guards..." Also mention: "From Boston, that Capt. Weir of that place load wi... 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 7, 1725
THE WHITEHALL EVENING-POST, London, Sept. 7, 1725 This is the earliest issue of this title we have offered. The front page has a nice item: "Yesterday in the evening four young follows, order's for transportation, were brought from Reading jail to Newgate, in order to be sent with the next convicts to the American Plantations." A rare report of convicts being sent to America.
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January 1, 1721
AMSTERD': ARGUS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, January 1, 1721 Nice engraving of the masthead of this small-size newspaper, totally in the Dutch language.
Complete in 8 pages, 6 by 7 1/4 inches, very nice condition.
July 7, 1720
THE POST-BOY, London, England, July 7, 1720 The back page has a nice report beginning: "Several persons concern'd in the effectual settling and improving all the Bahama Islands, under the Rt. Hon. Wm. Lord Craven's Title, do hereby, pursuant to an advertisement by them lately publish'd, give notice to all carpenters, smiths, sawyers, brickmakers, bricklayers, masons, and other... 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.
January 4, 1718
THE DAILY COURANT, London, Jan. 4, 1718 This was the world's first successful daily newspaper, and is a landmark issue for any newspaper collection as such having begun in 1702. As would be imagined the issue is almost entirely taken up with various European reports, with half of the back page taken up with advertisements.
Complete as a single sheet newspaper measuring 7 by 13 1/4 inche... See More
May 31, 1715
THE POST BOY, London Here is an interesting set of five different issues dating from 1706, 1715, 1719, 1729 and 1734. As was often the case newspapers which existed over 30 years the masthead would often change, sometimes subtly. Here is a set with each masthead being slightly different, the earliest 2 with two engravings each, all differently slightly, and the last without any masthead engr... 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.
October 9, 1706
THE REHEARSAL, London, Oct. 9, 1706 A fine single sheet newspaper which lasted only 6 years. It was published by Charles Leslie, considered a violent controversialist who was virtually inextinguishable. Another source notes: "...in August 1704, he had started, in opposition to the ‘Observator’ and Defoe's ‘Review,’ a periodical entitled ‘The Rehearsa... See More
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.
Item #643505THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, June, 1694 This is a very uncommon periodical published during the reign of King William III, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely a periodical, with the more extended title reading: "... Giving an Account of all the Publick and Private Occurrences, Civil, Ecclesiastical, and Mi... See More
Item #643504THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, January, 1694 This is a very uncommon periodical published during the reign of King William III, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely a periodical, with the more extended title reading: "... Giving an Account of all the Publick and Private Occurrences, Civil, Ecclesiastical, and... See More
December 14, 1685
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 14, 1685 The front page begins with a report from "Jamaica" noting in part: "...a second confirmation of the news from the South Seas, that the privateers there are in great distress; their return home by land is cut off by the Indians deserting them& their vessels are not sufficient...to carry them about by sea...". A bit further on ... See More
November 26, 1681
THE CURRANT INTELLIGENCE, London, Nov. 26, 1681 This is an extremely rare, single sheet newspaper which lasted for just over a year under this title. Crane & Kaye notes that only one American institution has this issue.
The back page has a few mentions of merchant ships bound to or from Barbados & Jamaica, as well as the rescue of a floundering French ship with its ungrateful sailor... See More
March 7, 1680
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, March 7, 1680 The entire front page is taken up with a document from the King concerning the encouragement of trade with the plantations in America. The top of the page begins: "His Majesty having been pleased to make an Order in Council to Encourage the Plantation Trade..." with the document beginning: "Whereas since the expiration of the Act of P... See More
February 20, 1679
THE PROTESTANT (DOMESTICK) INTELLIGENCE, OR NEWS BOTH FROM CITY AND COUNTRY, London, England, February 20, 1679 (1680 by today's calendar). Here is a rare opportunity to purchase a newspaper by Benjamin Harris. Harris was the first newspaper publisher in the colonies, having published "Public Occurrences Both Foreign & Domestick" in Boston in 1690. It lasted for only one issue.
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April 30, 1666
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 26-30, 1666 This is a very early issue (issue #48) of the oldest continually published newspaper in the world, having started just the previous year in 1665. And this is a pre "Great Fire" of London issue, which was reported in the issues of early September, 1666. The ftpg. is mostly taken up with various European reports, mostly with a military t... See More
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