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June 6, 1799
J. RUSSELL'S GAZETTE, Boston, June 6, 1799
* Gay Head Lighthouse
* Martha's Vineyard
Page 2 has a report of a naval battle noting in part: "...the capt. of the privateer lost one leg. Bradford, it is said, came beating YANKEE DOODLE; he mounted only ten four pounders and had 25 men."
But the most notable content is the full column on page 4 which has: "Plan of a Ligh... See More
May 16, 1798
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, May 16, 1798
* President John Adams
Pages 2 & 3 have an address to the President from the: "Young Men of the City of Philadelphia..." with his response to them signed in type: John Adams. Much other news of the day.
Four pages, some archival mends inside & rubbing at folds with a small hole at a fold juncture.... 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.
December 20, 1797
THE SPECTATOR, New York, Dec. 20, 1797
* Battle of Camperdown - Holland
* British North Sea Fleet victory
* Admiral Adam Duncan - Navy
Page 3 has some interesting information gleaned from the nation's first census (see). Pg. 3 also has considerable reporting on the Battle of Camperdown, a major naval action fought on October 11 between the British North Sea Fleet under Admiral Ad... See More
November 29, 1796
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 29, 1796 Half of the ftpg. text is taken up with: "By the King, A PROCLAMATION For Pardoning such Deserters from His Majesty's Marine Forces as shall return into His Majesty's Service on or Before the 31st Day of December...".
Twelve pages, 7 3/4 by 11 3/4 inches, good condition.
July 9, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 9, 1796
* President George Washington
Over half of the front page is taken up with the full text from Congress of: "An ACT to Ascertain & For the Military Establishment of the United States" which is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. This was one of very few newspapers which used script type when printing documents or lett... See More
August 27, 1795
FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Aug. 27, 1795
* Uncommon title
Various reports include: "The English Navy" "The Daughter of Louis XVI" "The Creek Indians" "The Medusa Frigate" "France National Convention" and more. The ftpg. has the: "French Account of the Late Naval Action off Belisle".
Four pages, nice condition.... See More
June 29, 1793
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 29, 1793 Pg. 2 has a brief mention of federal troops on the march to Pittsburgh. The bkpg. has reports concerning actions with the Indians in the Southeast (see).
Included is the single sheet "Supplement" as well which contains many reward ads. The ftpg. features 13 illustrated ship ads.
January 31, 1789
THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Jan. 31, 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 3 months. Pages 1 & 4 are filled with ads, with news reports on page 2 & pg. 3 have news & ads.
Four pages, very nice condition.
June 9, 1787
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 9, 1787 Much of page 3 is taken up with reports & documents concerning people of Connecticut claiming land ownership in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. This also involved people in the Easton area, Northampton County (see for portions).
Four pages, loss to an upper corner of the back leaf causes loss only to part of a poem &am... See More
January 22, 1787
THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 22, 1787
* Year of the United States Constitution
Pg. 2 begins with: "A Sketch of the Life & Confession of Isaac Coombs", recently executed at Salem for the murder of his wife. A fascinating story. Page 3 has a report of the terrible fire in Richmond.
The ftpg. is filled with ads including 7 illustrated s... See More
Item #640289THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, (London), September, 1784
* Captain James Cook
* South Seas w/ print
This magazine--much more scarce than the Gentleman's Magazine--published in serial form the account of: "Captain Cook's Voyage to the Northern Hemisphere...", this issue containing reports from November, 1777 thru February, 1778 when in the South Seas. As noted in "The C... 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
December 17, 1782
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 17, 1782
* American independence
* Spain recognizes
The bkpg. has a report noting: "...a letter from a correspondent at Madrid...that the Grand Council of Spain had just published a manifesto in which they had solemnly protested against the independence of the American Colonies...The protest against the British Colonies being acknowledged an i... See More
January 19, 1782
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 19, 1782
* Revolutionary War Era
* 18th century
* From The Enemy
Pg. 2 has nice post-surrender reports including: "...that after the capitulation, drew lots which should come home because a number of them were to stay with their men. Those who were fortunate embarked at York Town for New York...that General Arnold is also coming to England...... See More
January 14, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 14, 1778
* Revolutionary War Tory original
* Rare Pro British issue from America
* Battle of Bennington & much more
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... See More
September 10, 1777
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Sept. 10, 1777 Page 2 has a report from Newport, Rhode Island, concerning a military encounter in the vicinity (see). This is followed by a report from New York, which includes: "...a convincing proof of the insidious mean stratagems which have been used by the leaders of the Rebel army to seduce the faithful Hessians from their allegiance: " an... See More
June 17, 1773
THE WHITEHALL EVENING POST, London, June 17, 1773
* Rare 18th century title
* Pre Revolutionary War
* Nice masthead engraving
Page 3 has an interesting article from "Otahitee" [Tahiti] concerning the banishment of criminals to a neighboring island called "Balobola" (see).
Four pages, red tax stamp on the ftpg., wide, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.... See More
December 18, 1769
THE PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, December 18, 1769
* Benjamin Franklin's son - William
* Non-importation agreement
An item from Providence includes: "At a meeting of the merchants & traders of this town...convened in consequence of a letter from the committee of merchants at Boston recommending our extending the non-importation agreemen... See More
January 17, 1769
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 17, 1769
* Early West Florida
* Apalachicola River
Page 6 has reports datelines from Charleston and Boston with one report noting a conflict of ownership of the Keys off Florida. Another item begins: "They write from West Florida that the Spaniards have certainly been in treaty with the Creek Indians & making them offers for a quantity of l... See More
December 26, 1768
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, December 26, 1768 The publisher of this newspaper had Loyalist leanings, causing its demise before the formal outbreak of the Revolutionary War.
All of pages 1 & 2 are taken up with a continued report on: "Voltaire on History". Page 3 has: "The Opinions of the Ministers of the colony of the Massachusetts...upon this question--Whether to Surrender the... See More
April 4, 1768
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, April 4, 1768 Inside has most of a page taken up with a letter from the Speaker of the Mass. Assembly to one of the King's Secretaries of State, which includes: "...it seems to be conclusive that as those acts were made with the sole & express purpose of raising a revenue out of America, the subjects here are in those instances unfortunately ... See More
February 29, 1768
THE PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 29, 1768
* Rare Colonial title
Inside has a report from London noting in part: "Mr. Grenville's enmity against the Colonies still continues as violent as ever...he tired even his friends with a tedious harangue against America..." with more (see). Various other news reports of the day and a great we... See More
April 18, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 18, 1767
* Commodore John Byron
* HMS Dolphin
* World voyage
Inside has half of a page taken up with: "Further Extracts from A Voyage round the World in his Majesty's Ship the Dolphin, Commanded by the Hon. Commodore Byron". See the hyperlink for further details on this historic voyage.
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 inches, very nice condition... See More
Item #640267THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1763
* 18th century South Pole map
* Early description of Florida
Within this issue is an interesting and quite early article titled: "A Description of the Country of Florida" which takes over a full column, and includes: "...Florida is a large country...this country is happy in a pure air & a fruitful soil, equal to a... See More
Item #640106THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1759
* St. Lawrence River - Quebec, Canada map
* French and Indian War
The most notable item in this issue is the very nice & detailed full page map of the St. Lawrence River and present-day city of Quebec, titled "An Authentic Plan of the River St. Laurence from Sillery to the Falls of Montmorency." (see). The map is in ni... See More
Item #559414(5) THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, late 1750's and/or early 1760's A very early lot of five (5) newspapers from Scotland, with news of the day. A great period set at a considerable discount from the regular per-issue price. Average condition. The images shown are representative of the look and condition of those you will receive. While actual dates va... See More
February 28, 1756
THE IPSWICH JOURNAL, England, Feb. 28, 1756
* Rare title
* 18th century
Certainly one of the less common 18th century British titles. News reports are exclusivity from and about Europe. The entire bkpg. is taken up with advertisements.
Four pages, red tax stamp on the ftpg., nice condition.... 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 #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
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.
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 #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 given.
N... 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 #647381THE GENTLEMAN'S JOURNAL OR THE MONTHLY MISCELLANY, London, July, 1693 If 18th century magazines are scarce, titles from the 17th century are exceedingly rare. Here is one such title, subtitled: "In a Letter to A Gentleman in the Country Consisting of News, History, Philosophy, Poetry, Musick, Translations, etc." Contains a very nice full title page (see), and pg. 2 is mos... See More
February 5, 1684
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 5, 1684 (note that by today's calendar the year would be 1685)
* Charles II of England death close
The top of the front page, set in larger-than-normal type, is a very timely and significant report on the ill health of the King. Indeed, he would die the day after the publication of this issue, February 6, which would be reported in the next i... See More
August 19, 1669
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Aug. 19, 1669
* Earliest of English language newspapers to be had
Near the top of page 2 is an early report concerning the "New World" noting: "Yesterday arrived here a New England ship bound hither from Barbados, and this day a ship of Yarmouth from the Caribby Islands, where they left all things in a peaceable and thriving posture..." ... See More
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