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October 2, 1799
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 2, 1799
* Early United States government
* Salaries for public officials
The back page has: "An Act to Augment the Salaries of the Officers Therein Mentioned" which has a list of key positions including their salaries. A few include: Sec. of the Treasury, $5,000; Sec. of War, $4,500;The Postmaster General, $3,000, etc... See More
May 16, 1799
J. RUSSELL'S GAZETTE, Boston, May 16, 1799
* John Fries's rebellion trial - guilty
Page 3 contains a very nice account headed: "TRIAL OF FRIES", being John Fries of "Fries Rebellion" infamy. He was ultimately found "Guilty" of treason, as is clearly printed in this report. A very nice, graphic presentation of his sentence.
Page 2 has ... See More
July 11, 1798
THE SPECTATOR, New York, July 11, 1798
* President John Adams letter
* Morris County, New Jersey
Page 2 has a letter: "To the Officers & Soldiers of the four Companies of Militia of Morris County, state of New Jersey" signed in type by the President: John Adams (see). Various other news and ads of the day.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, some creases, nice condition.... See More
July 11, 1798
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 11, 1798
* George Washington again as Commander-in-Chief
* President John Adams letter signed in type
Page 2 has the letter from the: "...President of the United States...approved & signed the act authorizing the defence of merchant vessels against French depredations..." signed in type: John Adams. All of ... See More
August 1, 1795
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, August, 1795 The bulk of the issue is taken up with a wide range of eclectic articles. Among the articles are: "The Test of Virtue" "Advice to Females on the Management of a Lover" "Anecdotes of Ignatius Loyola" "On the Utility of Trees in Cities" "On the Greek Fire" "On he Arabs" and so muc... See More
November 15, 1794
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 15, 1794
* Whiskey Rebellion - insurrection
* Western Pennsylvania
This issue has content relating to the Whiskey Rebellion in Western Pennsylvania. This was a tax protest by farmers who sold their grain in the form of whiskey. The Whiskey Rebellion demonstrated that the new national government had the willingness and ability to suppress violent resist... See More
January 23, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 23, 1783
* Loyalists escaping America
Inside has: "A letter from New York...says that many of the Loyalists, on a supposition that the city is to be evacuated by the King's troops, had packed up all their best effects that they might embark with their goods when the troops did & sail under their convey till they could procure a passage t... See More
February 19, 1782
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 19, 1782
* American Revolutionary War Era
* General George Washington & more
The ftpg. has a report noting: "Intelligence is received that the investment of New York by General Washington will be one of the first operations of the ensuing campaign...great preparations being making for sending a fleet to America early in the year...".
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September 1, 1780
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, September, 1780 A early article on Japan with: "Curious Account of the Inhabitants of the Empire of Japan, Their Government, Manners, & Customers..." which takes 3 1/2 pages.
Near the back is: "American Affairs" taking nearly a full page, mostly on naval events in the Caribbean, but it also includes a report from Hartford noting Wa... See More
November 6, 1779
THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Nov. 6, 1779
* American Revolutionary War
* Southern events - Georgia & more
Most of the first column is taken up with the details of a non-exportation act by the state of Rhode Island, similar to that enacted by Massachusetts & Connecticut. Included are the penalties for those found guilty. Also an act for: "...... See More
January 7, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, January 7, 1778
* Revolutionary War Tory original
* Rare Pro British issue from America
This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. Rarely found today.
All of the front page is taken up with advertiseme... See More
Item #649259(5) THE LONDON GAZETTE, a lot of five issues of this famous newspaper, one each from 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780, and 1781, covering 5 years in and around the Revolutionary War. The lot is a blend of 1st and somewhat 2nd-rate issues. 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 page... See More
November 20, 1776
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, November 20, 1776
* Hanging of Nathan Hale - American Revolutionary War soldier & spy
* "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country" fame
By far the most significant content is found on page 3 as it contains an exceedingly significant--albeit brief & inconspicuous--report of an event known by any student of Ame... See More
Item #642186GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1776
* Capture of New York City
* Rare Connecticut & Rhode Island map
* American Revolutionary War
This issue begins with "Proceedings in the House of Commons..." which includes discussion on the Revolutionary War, including: "...Nothing could have afforded me so much satisfaction as to have been able to inform you... See More
Item #654245THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1775
* Battle of Lexington & Concord
* Revolutionary War beginning
Inside contains a nice, detailed and historic account of the Battle of Lexington & Concord, prefaced with: "In our last magazine we gave an imperfect account of a skirmish that happened between a detachment of the King's troops & a body of the Provincials... See More
Item #654248* Captain James Cook voyage map
This is a very nice foldout map titled: "Chart of the Track of the Dolphin, Tamar, Swallow & Endeavour through the South Seas; & of the Track of M. Bougainville round the World". It measures 9 1/4 by 11 inches, various foxing and a bit irregular at the margins. There is a discrete repair near the lower right affecting a small potion of the... See More
November 18, 1773
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 18, 1773 Half a column on an inside page is headed "America" with reports from New York and Charleston, including one beginning: "The Seneka Indians have killed four Frenchmen & robbed a canoe..." and another report concerns the slave insurrection in Honduras (see). The same page has over half a column taken up with a letter f... See More
August 26, 1769
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Aug. 26, 1769 Page 2 has most of a column taken up with reports headed "America" with Boston, Williamsburg, and Philadelphia datelines. The Boston report ends with: "...Resolved...when the governor of the Province had wantonly dissolved the General Assembly & arbitrarily refused to call another upon the repeated dutiful petition of the people." T... See More
Item #640279THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1766
* re. Stamp Act repealed
* John Hancock letter
* Bridgetown, Barbadoes map
One of the better items is a letter: "...from the Principal Merchants in London trading to the Colonies, to John Hancock, Esq., and the rest of the Merchants in Boston, on the Repeal of the Stamp Act" which has some great reading. This letter take... See More
Item #649252THE 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.
November 25, 1760
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 25, 1760
* Anglo-Cherokee War - peace ?
* Creek Nation - Indians
Inside has half a column headed: "America" with news from Charleston concerning relations with the Cherokee & Creek Indians (see).
Eight pages, 8 by 10 3/4 inches, very nice condition.... See More
Item #649258THE 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.
January 16, 1759
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Jan. 16, 1759
* Fort Duquesne - Pittsburgh PA
* General John Forbes expedition
Page 2 has some reports on the French & Indian War in America including: "...a letter from...Philadelphia...informed, that letters...from General Forbes...that he was then within 18 miles of fort du Quesne which he proposed to invest in 6 or 7 days, & ma... See More
Item #642772THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1758 A rather lengthy article inside this issue begins: "The experience of the campaigns in 1755 and 1756 had convinced our commanders in chief that there would be no end of the war on either side so long as our armies aimed at nothing further than traversing from place to place either for the defence or attack of a few straggling forts in a ... See More
January 18, 1753
THE INDEPENDENT REFLECTOR, New York, January 18, 1753
* Rare Colonial New York original
* Short lived title
This rare newspaper lasted for less than one year, publishing but 52 issues. Primarily moral and political essays, it gave offense to men in power and was "suppressed by authorities", as Brigham relates.
The imprint appears at the bottom of the back page, noting: &qu... See More
Item #654008THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, April, 1749 Perhaps the best feature of this issue is the great title page engraving of the skyline of London from the mid-18th century, with St. Paul's Cathedral dominating. Also of much interest is the half page map of the: "Islands of Tobago, Barbadoes, etc." with a related article. Also shows are St. Vincent, Granada, a portion of Trinidad &... See More
June 30, 1746
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, June 30, 1746 Page 3 has an: "Extract of a Letter from Charles Town in Carolina" which reports of the taking of some ships (see). Following this is a report noting in part: "His Royal Highness the Duke remains at Fort Augustus...A few of the Rebels have got together in the Hill of Minniegig but a detachment is marched from Badenoch which wi... See More
April 17, 1740
THE BOSTON WEEKLY NEWS-LETTER, "New England", April 10-17, 1740
* Earliest of American newspapers to be had
This very rare title was the first successful newspaper in the colonies, having begun in 1704 and lasting until the British occupation of Boston in 1776. It was only preceded by "Public Occurrances Both Foreign and Domestick" which published just a singl... See More
Item #649264THE 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 14 1/4 by 8 1/8 inches, nice condition and great for display.
Item #649273THE 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.
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.
October 22, 1706
THE POST BOY, London Here is an interesting set of five different issues dating from 1706, 1715, 1719, 1729 and 1734
* Rare & early 18th century issues (5)
* Nice masthead engravings (different)
As was often the case newspapers which existed over 30 years the masthead would often change, sometimes subtly. Here is a set with each masthead being slightly different, the earliest 2 wi... See More
Item #649246THE 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 #649262THE 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 #649266VOTES 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 #649260THE 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 cos... See More
November 29, 1683
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 29, 1683
* Algernon Sydney guilty of treason
* King Charles II murder plot
Page 2 contains a report from Westminster reading: "This day Algernon Sidney Esq., was brought from the Tower to the King's Bench Bar, where sentence of Death was passed upon him as in cases of High Treason." He would be beheaded in a few days. Sidney was much inv... See More
Item #649265THE 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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