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September 24, 1795
FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Sept. 24, 1795
* Uncommon title
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.... 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.
Item #641392THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1784
* HMS Resolution - Royal Navy
* Captain James Cook death
* Third Voyage - Hawaiian Islands
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 ... See More
December 14, 1782
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 14, 1782
* American Independence complete ?
* Revolutionary War ending
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.... See More
Item #641381THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1781
* Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis
* Surrender at Yorktown VA Virginia
* Revolutionary War from the enemy
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 commen... See More
April 10, 1779
THE MIDDLESEX JOURNAL & EVENING POST, London, April 10, 1779
* Rare Revolutionary war era title
* British General William Howe
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: "... 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, and measure about 8 by 11 inches.
The... See More
September 28, 1776
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Sept. 28, 1776
* Rare Revolutionary War era title
* Tory issue from Pennsylvania
* Great year to have (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 milita... See More
July 13, 1775
VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, July 13, 1775
* The Battle of Bunker Hill
* American Revolutionary War
* Very rare Colonial Virginia title
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 pub... See More
November 16, 1773
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 16, 1773
* Early American Indians
* U.S. Slaves insurrection
* Pre Revolutionary War
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 mor... See More
May 30, 1771
THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 30, 1771
* Rare Colonial Pennsylvania title
* Pre Revolutionary War tensions
* Great masthead for display
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 crit... See More
Item #640260THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1769
* Early America Map PA & MD
* Mason and Dixon Line creation
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... See More
June 13, 1768
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, June 13, 1768
* Pre Revolutionary War tensions
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 ... See More
Item #646574THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1763
* Battles of Bushy Run & Detroit
* Western Pennsylvania
* Pontiac's Rebellion
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 colonis... 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.
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
* Early North & South America map
* Africa and Europe map
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 Riv... See More
Item #642766THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1756
* France declaration of war w/ England
* Early America
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 wha... 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 #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)
* Very rare 17th century title
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 ... 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.
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