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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
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
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
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
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 in 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... 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
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
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 #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.
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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