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March 14, 1798
THE SPECTATOR, New York, March 14, 1798 Page 3 has half a column taken up with: "A Proclamation" by the governor of New York signed in type: John Jay.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, margin tears at the top otherwise nice condition.
February 17, 1798
THE SPECTATOR, New York, Feb. 17, 1798 Pages 2 & 3 have a stack of 4 Acts of Congress headed with a nice engraving of a heraldic eagle, each signed in type by John Adams as President and Th. Jefferson as Vice President.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.
July 6, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 6, 1796 Taking half the front page & concluding on pg. 2 is the: "Act Laying Duties on Carriages for the Conveyance of Persons..." which is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington.
Page 2 has a report on the 20th: "Anniversary of Independence"
Four pages, nice condition.
September 24, 1795
FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Sept. 24, 1795 Most of the ftpg. is taken up with: "Sketches of Events From the Capture of Toulon to the Surrender of Amsterdam". Most of pg. 2 is also taken up with European affairs.
Four pages, small piece from an upper corner affects very little, nice condition.
Item #653634THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, May, 1793 Eighteenth century American magazines are increasingly scarce in today's market. This title was published by the famed Isaiah Thomas, the patriot printer from the Revolutionary War & founder of the American Antiquarian Society.
One of the best aspects of this issue is that the full page plate is still present, being: "Newbury ... See More
December 26, 1792
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 26, 1792 Inside has over 5 columns taken up with: "Interesting Advices, French National Convention" with a considerable amount of information concerning the on-going French Revolution.
Four pages, nice condition.
October 12, 1792
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 12, 1792 The front page features 24 illustrated ship ads. Page 2 has: "Curious Observations on the Duration of Man's Life...". Pg. 2 has an item: "La Fayette Accused" and another from London beginning: "La Fayette is declared a traitor to his country & every individual is invited to shoot him..."... See More
March 1, 1787
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1787 Included near the back is nearly a full page of: "American News", beginning with mention that Virginia has created duties on imports, with details. From New York is mention that: "Congress have lately concluded a negociation with the Court of Lisbon in respect of trade..." with some details. A few other items (see).
Included ... See More
Item #641392THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1784 Certainly the most interesting content in this issue is the great & lengthy text (continued from the June issue) on a review of a new publication, headed: "Captain Cook's Voyage--Relation of the events that led to the murder of Capt. Cook...". This report takes nearly 3 pages, portions seen in the photos, and includes... See More
December 14, 1782
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 14, 1782 All of page 6 and a portion of page 7 are taken up with various reports from the House of Lords, which include several discussions concerning the granting of independence to American colonies (see).
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/2 inches, very nice condition.
Item #641381THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1781 Certainly the most historic report in this issue--and perhaps in any issue from the Revolutionary War--is that near the back of the issue under the "Historical Chronicle". It begins with an editorial comment: "Gen. Washington's letter to the President of Congress on the surrender of the British army under Lord Cornwallis... See More
Item #653633THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, December, 1780 The issue begins with 7 pages of "Proceedings in the Last Parliament" which includes discussion of the Revolutionary War in America.
Near the back in the "Historical Chronicle" is a lengthy items concerning John Trumbull, son of the governor of Connecticut, with some talk of Franklin's grandson, etc. (see). Another ... See More
July 1, 1780
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, July, 1780 The most notable content would be the rather lengthy: "A Summary Account of the Voyage, Undertaken by Oder of Government, in his Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Discovery, Compiled from Authentic Papers & Revised by an Officer Returned from the Voyage...". This narrative takes 5 1/2 pages & includes the report of the death of ... See More
April 10, 1779
THE MIDDLESEX JOURNAL & EVENING POST, London, April 10, 1779 Over half of the ftpg. is taken up with a continuation of: "A Vote of Censure on Administration for Not Sending Out a Reinforcement Earlier Last Year to Lord Howe at New York". Photos show portions of the interesting argument.
Page 3 has: "Advice has been received that the Spaniards have lately strengthened two ... See More
September 1, 1778
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, September, 1778 Near the back are reports from the Revolutionary War including letters from on board the "Eagle" dated at Sandy Hook. Also a prefacing letter signed: H. Clinton, introducing a detailed letter from Major-General Robert Pigot on his actions at Newport, Rhode Island, followed by yet another detailed letter from him and then a letter from G... See More
December 20, 1777
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Dec. 20, 1777 This was a Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. Two-thirds of the first column on the front page is a: "Proclamation" signed in type by: W. Howe concerning imports & exports through the port of P... 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
Item #559411THE LONDON GAZETTE, a lot of five (mostly) 2nd-rate 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 ... See More
November 21, 1776
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 21, 1776 The entire front page and a bit of page 2 are taken up with: "A Series of Answers to Certain Popular Objections against Separating from the Rebellious Colonists, and discarding them Entirely; being the concluding Tract of the Dean of Gloucester, on the Subject of American Affairs" which has some fascinating reading (photos show only the ... See More
September 28, 1776
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Sept. 28, 1776 This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city.
The front page has an ad for the desertion of two soldiers from military service, with details (see). Page 2 begins with a report noting: "General Lee writes from Purr... See More
July 13, 1775
VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, July 13, 1775 This newspaper was published by John Pinkney, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. Pinkney continued this title which previously was published by Virginia's first woman printer, Clementina Rind, A rare opportunity for a scarce title f... See More
July 1, 1775
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, July, 1775 Although there is other good American content here, near the back has a great account of the very historic Battle of Bunker Hill signed in type: Tho. Gage, which overshadows all else. 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... See More
September 1, 1774
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, September, 1774 Included is a: "Petition of the British Freeholders in Canada" for the appointment of a General Assembly. Near the back a report begins: "Gen. Carlton is said to be gone over to his government of Quebec with positive orders to embody 30,000 Roman catholic Canadians immediately, as a militia..." with more on this. News headed: ... See More
November 16, 1773
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 16, 1773 An inside page has most of a column taken up with news from the New York Gazette, one beginning: "A scouting party of the Oneida Indians...returned from an attack \of some of their enemies to the Southward, either Choctaws or Cherokees..." with more.
Another report gives some details of an attempted slave insurrection, including: ... See More
May 30, 1771
THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 30, 1771 This newspaper features one of the larger & more decorative masthead engravings to be found in a colonial America newspaper.
Page 3 begins with a letter "To the King" which is a very critical review of him, noting in part: "...Those groans, those hisses, and execrations with which your ... See More
January 15, 1771
THE PUBLIC REGISTER: Or FREEMAN'S JOURNAL, Dublin Ireland, Jan. 15, 1771 Page 2 has a lengthy letter headed: "Abstract of a Letter from a Gentleman in St. Augustine, East Florida, to his Friend in this City..." (see for portions).
Four pages, damp stain to lower quadrant, a tear near the top affects a bit of the masthead, archival mend to the inside spine.
Item #640260THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1769 Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the nice full page map of the Chesapeake region showing parts of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and all of Delaware. The inset in the lower right corner reads: "A Map of that Part of America where a Degree of Latitude was Measured for the Royal Society: By Cha. Mason, & J... See More
November 7, 1768
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Nov. 7, 1768 A report from Charleston notes that: "About a dozen of the ringleaders of the late disturbance at Dr. Turnbull's settlement at the Mosquito Harbour in East Florida, we hear, have been secured...". This is followed by a lengthier report from Mecklenburg beginning: "Gov. Tryon has been here in person to command the militia intended against ... See More
June 13, 1768
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, June 13, 1768 Included are reports under the heading "America" from Charleston, Philadelphia, Boston, Newport, & New York, including a letter "...from the Cherokee country, informs us...upper Cherokee towns are greatly harassed by several parties of Indians from the Ohio & Mississippi who kill every body they met with, whether white... See More
May 2, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Sept. 13, 1760, Nov. 8, 1763, May 2, 1767, Jan. 21, 1769, & March 5 1772. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with some damp staining & some foxing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. Each measures about ... See More
Item #646574THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1763 The prime content in this issue is: "By the King, a Proclamation" which calls for the disposition of newly acquired American territories, which does not allow English settlements west of the Appalachian Mountains, and requires all colonists already settled in those regions to return east. Any purchase of Indian land west of the Ap... See More
Item #562418THE LONDON CHRONICLE. A collection of ten issues, one from each year 1763 thru 1772, crossing the critical period from the just prior to the Stamp Act to just before the outbreak of the pre-Revolutionary War tensions. Each 8 pages & in nice condition.
October 25, 1760
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 25, 1760 Only to be had in a London newspaper is this very rare, same-day report of the death of the king. At the top of the back page is a heading: "Postscript" with news recently received, the text noting: "This morning about seven o'clock, departed this life, at his palace at Kensington, his Sacred Majesty our most gracious Sovereign;... See More
September 6, 1760
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 6, 1760 The front page begins with an article headed: "America" with a Boston dateline. It includes: "...report we had lately of some cattle being taken on their way to Crown Point is without foundation...the Indians had waylaid them, but while they were preparing to fall on the guard, a party came from Crown Point...whereby the enemy were ... 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.
Item #640091SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, 1758 This "supplemental" issue was done at the end of the year. The prime content would certainly be the two very nice foldout maps titled within their cartouches: "A Map of the New Continent According to its Greatest Diametrical length from the River la Plata to beyond the Lake of the Assimiboils" (see). This m... See More
Item #642766THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1756 The issue begins with a: "...Satyrical Description & character of the Celebrated M. de Voltaire...".
Page 4 has an interesting item on the "French King's Declaration of War" which is essentially their justification for going to war against England in what we now call the French & Indian War (see for porti... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1747 Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map titled in the cartouche: "FRANCE With Its Acquired Territories In Germany, and the Netherlands..." (see). This map shows considerable detail including a close-up view of the harbor & town of Toulon. The map also shows the southern portion of England and... See More
January 1, 1734
ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, 1734 A handsome full title page with the British coat-of-arms engraving (see). This is: "An Act for enlarging the...powers...intituled 'An Act for laying a Duty of Two Penies Scots, or One Sixth Part of a Peny Sterling, upon every Pint of Ale or Beer that shall be vended or sold within the town of Montrose..." (see).
The text takes 3 1/2 pages ... 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.
Item #653942THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, February, 1695 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, an... See More
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 collection.&nb... 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 #559390(5) THE 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... See More
June 4, 1689
A CONTINUATION OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONVENTION OF THE ESTATES IN SCOTLAND, London, England, June 4, (1689) The year is printed in the dateline of the first report at the top of page 1 (see), as well as in the imprint at the bottom of the back page. A very rare newspaper from England dealing primarily with Parliamentary affairs. Most of the back page is taken up with: "Some of the R... 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.
January 22, 1666
THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, January 22, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar) - issue #20 This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world. Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from London to Oxford when this newspaper began, s... See More
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