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December 28, 1799
THE SPECTATOR, New York, Dec. 28, 1799
* President George Washington's death
* Historic 1st report (rare)
The front page begins with a nice letter from "The Senate...To the President of the United States" noting that they wish: "...to express to you their deep regret for the loss their country sustains in the death of General George Washington..." with much mor... See More
September 11, 1799
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 11, 1799 Inside has much on the war in Europe including: "Army of Italy" "Army of the Danube" and other datelines from Vienna, Zurich, London, etc. Pg. 3 has: "Latest News of Buonaparte in Egypt" which includes: "...Buonaparte has lost the confidence of his army, who are very discontented...". ... See More
January 4, 1799
HAVERHILL GAZETTE, Massachusetts, Jan. 4, 1799 A very rare title being the volume 1, number 11 issue of a newspaper which only lasted for 58 issues from October 26, 1798 through Nov. 27, 1799.
Four pages, browned, more so at the margins, plus edge tears and irregular at the margins with some minor loss at the blank, bottom margin. The true value of this issue is the ability to add this scar... 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.
October 15, 1798
THE FARMER'S WEEKLY MUSEUM; NEW HAMPSHIRE & VERMONT JOURNAL, Walpole, Oct. 15, 1798
* Rare 18th century American title
The ftpg. has: "Biography - Character of Talleyrand". Over half of pg. 2 has: "Mr. Gerry's Answer to the Minister of Foreign Affairs' Letter of the 24th".
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, minor margin tears, good condition.... 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
April 10, 1795
KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, April 10, 1795 This newspaper has one of the more decorative & beautiful mastheads of the era. Note the two very detailed engravings on either side, one being the fabled Canterbury Cathedral. The back page has a nice & very detailed report headed: "The Royal Marriage" between Caroline Queen of Brunswick, and the future King George IV. T... See More
November 22, 1792
HOUGH'S CONCORD HERALD, New Hampshire, Nov. 22, 1792
* President George Washington
* State of the Union Address
Most of page 3 is taken up with Washington's state of the union address for the year 1792 with a prefacing report which includes: "...The members of the house accordingly repaired to the senate chamber where at twelve o'clock the president of the United Stat... 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.
February 11, 1789
THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Feb. 11, 1789
* 18th century America
A nice newspaper from what was the nation's capital at the time, in fact Washington would be inaugurated in this city in less than 3 months. Pages 1, 3 & 4 are mostly filled with ads, with news reports on page 2, most of the page taken up with the conclusion of an article: "An Account of the Manners of th... See More
March 4, 1788
LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 4, 1788
* Benjamin Franklin
* False death report
Page 2 has a curious item: "Letters are said to have been received from Philadelphia which mention that the celebrated Dr. Benjamin Franklin died there about the middle of January last in the 78th year of his age. Many historian will soon be engaged to delineate his character...one of the most extra... See More
March 1, 1785
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1785 Articles within include: "Notices of Handel" the famed composer; "Dr. Johnson at Cambridge" and a wealth of other British-themed articles. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which provides the latest news of the day, as well as: "Proceedings in the Present session of Parliament".
Included is o... See More
April 29, 1783
THE GENERAL EVENING POST, London, April 29, 1783
* Robert Morris to resign
* U.S. Superintendent of Finance
The front page has a nice report from "America" concerning the resignation of the famed patriot Robert Morris from the position of Superintendent of Finance for the fledgling federal government. Included is a letter from him in which he says he will resign on May 1 (se... See More
March 5, 1783
THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 5, 1783
* Rare title w/ great masthead
* re. End of the Revolutionary War
* Jewish financier Isaac Franks
Page 2 has a note that there were still serious concerns about possible alliances with England, with: "...the state of Virginia...earnestly recommended to all the good citizens of that commonwealth 'Th... See More
January 12, 1782
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 12, 1782
* American Revolutionary War Era
* 18th century from The Enemy
Page 2 has a post-surrender report noting: "...from ...Earl Cornwallis, make mention that it is not his intention to return to this country until he has effected the entire exchange of the unfortunate veterans who shared captivity with him at York Town....". Mos... 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
December 15, 1778
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 15, 1778
* American Revolutionary War Era
* 18th century from The Enemy
Page 2 has several items relating to the Revolutionary War including: "...were gone to the West Indies...in hopes of destroying this expedition of the British troops...was compelled to leave the harbour of Boston for want of provisions..." and "...from Carolina..... See More
January 7, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 7, 1778
* Revolutionary War Tory original
* Rare Pro British issue from America
This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat... See More
December 2, 1776
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, December 2, 1776
* Hanging of Nathan Hale - American Revolutionary War
* "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country" fame
The front page has an exceedingly significant--albeit brief & inconspicuous--report of an event known by any student of American history. In a letter dated Sept. 23 from New York is: ... See More
October 2, 1776
THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Oct. 2, 1776
* American Revolutionary War
* Great year to have (1776)
* Post Declaration of Independence
Most of the front page is taken up with several correspondences among Lord Drummon (with proposals for a peace treaty) and George Washington, and the Continental Congress. It begins with a letter from Drummond dated Aug. 17, 1776 beginning... See More
February 17, 1776
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Feb. 17, 1776
* Battle of Quebec - Canada
* General Benedict Arnold
* American Revolutionary War
The front page has a curious item: "Capt. Powlet of the 59th regiment, has lost one of his legs by the cannonading of the Provincials as he sat at his breakfast." Beginning on the front page is reporting from the House of Commons, carrying ... See More
Item #640147THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1773
* Captain James Cook
* North America map
Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map which accompanies the lengthy article: "Epitome of Lieut. Cooke's Voyage Round the World", showing most of North America, all of South America down to Cape Horn, and even portions of West Africa, Spain, Franc... See More
December 2, 1769
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 2, 1769
* Non-Importation agreement
Page 2 has a brief item headed: "America" from New York (see), and the back page has a letter from Connecticut to a gentleman in Boston noting: "The public spirited & generous union & conduct of the merchants respecting non-importation are, & deserve to be greatly applauded, & w... See More
May 14, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, May 14, 1768 Inside is an interesting article on the role of Government and Providence in relation to public welfare and government debt. It begins: "The political disease seems to be near a crisis...". Several hundred years later the topic continues to be at the forefront of public discourse. Also within this issue is a mention of "A Portugal... 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.
Item #640773GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1754
* Very early George Washington (age 22)
Among the early reports on the French & Indian War, is a very rare mention of colonel George Washington when he was just 22 years old. The report is a continued one, headed: "Account of Our Affairs in America" and the text includes: "...On the other side the French have this sea... See More
February 10, 1752
HAERLEMSE COURANT, Haarlem, The Netherlands, 1752
* Rare title
No month or day noted but this is issue #6 for the year of this weekly, so likely early-mid February. A single sheet jammed with news items, so much so that margins are used for text printed vertically on both sides (see).
Measures 8 1/2 by 13 1/3 inches, nice coat-of-arms in the masthead, totally in the Dutch language, minor fo... See More
December 18, 1739
THE LONDON EVENING-POST, England, Dec. 18, 1739 An early issue of this rather famous British title. Various news items from Europe, mostly from the United Kingdom. A wealth of ads as well.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, archivally rejoined at the spine, 10 1/2 by 13 inches, 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.
December 20, 1723
THE ORIGINAL LONDON POST OR, HEATHCOTE'S INTELLIGENCE, London, England, Dec. 20, 1723
* Great masthead engraving
* Very rare title
A rare title with the text running continuously from issue to issue, the lead sentence is the completion of the last sentence from the previous issue. This was done by several periodicals during this period to avoid the tax on newspapers. This format c... See More
July 19, 1720
THE ST. JAMES'S EVENING POST, London, July 19, 1720
* Rare 18th century title
An uncommon title from such an early date. News reports from various corners of Europe including "London". Several advertisements, plus page 3 has a "Postscript" for recently-received news. The back page is entirely blank.
Four pages, 7 3/4 by 9 1/2 inches, a paper flaw in the back le... See More
November 18, 1718
THE DAILY POST-BOY, London, Nov. 18, 1718
* Rare title
The front page begins with a report noting: "...to get ready...a flotilla for Vera Cruz...whose lading was to be fruit...should not be done till the year 1719 by reason of the superabundance of goods yet remaining in New Spain...these vessels should bring back the returns of fruit & commodities still unsold in the West Ind... See More
May 14, 1715
THE POST-MAN, London, May 14, 1715
* Rare & early 18th century issue
* Nice masthead engravings
Quite similar in format to the 'Post-Boy' which we offer, but a much more scarce title. Two nice engravings in the masthead. The front page has various news items with datelines from Genoa, Brussels, Plymouth and the Hague & elsewhere, while the back page is taken up entirel... 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 #647156THE 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 ... See More
Item #638063Pamphlet: "A Speech For The Bill Against Occasional Conformity". A four page piece with wide, never-trimmed margins measuring 6 3/4 by 8 1/2 inches, very nice condition. It is not dated but the several references to "her majesty" puts it in the reign of Queen Anne (1702 - 1707) and the date of this publication is probably 1703. Very nice condition.
May 26, 1682
THE IMPARTIAL PROTESTANT MERCURY, London, England, Feb. 7, 1681/2 (year is dependent upon which calendar was used at the time) This single-sheet newspaper is a fascinating paper published during this time of struggle between Catholics and Protestants in government.
Measures 7 by 11 1/2 inches, very ice condition.
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
March 29, 1666
THE LONDON GAZETTE, London, March 29, 1666
* Earliest of newspapers to be had
* Update on the great plague (rare)
Front page news from "Spain" includes: "The Queen of Spain in Acknowledgment of the good services and fidelity of the Servants and Family of the Late King....".
From "Venice" is a report stating, in part: "We have very great probability ... See More
August 1, 1659
"THE PUBLICK INTELLIGENCER, Communicating the Chief Occurrences & Proceedings Within the Dominions of England, Scotland, and Ireland: Together with an Account of Affaires from Severall Parts of Europe.", London, August 1, 1659
* Very rare 17th century item
Certainly one of the less common newsbooks from the 17th century. Newsbooks were the predecessors of today's news... See More
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