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SUPPLEMENT TO J. RUSSELL'S GAZETTE, (Boston), June 10, 1799 This is a single sheet "Supplement" with the ftpg. mostly taken up with a lengthy list of: "wholesale Price Current at Boston" providing a huge list of prices of various items. The balance of the issue is taken up with advertisements.
Various foxing, bit of light damp staining, minor tears at margins.
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Feb. 27, 1799 Page 2 has a letter to the House of Rep. signed in type by the President: John Adams, concerning France. Page 3 has mention of the birthday of George Washington. Much reporting from Congress.
Four pages, ornate masthead, light rubbing & toning at the top quadrant, good condition. Bit close-trimmed at right margin of fron... See More
THE SUN, London, Jan. 25, 1799 Page 3 begins with a report frm New York: "When General Washington came into Congress Hall to hear the President's Speech, the members of both Houses rose to him--an honour never before paid to any but the President himself."
What follows is the Senate's response to President John Adams concerning his recent state of the union address, ... See More
THE HERALD, A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Jan. 27, 1796 The front page has reports from the: "Federal Legislature - House of Representatives" which carries over to pg. 2. Page 3 has an item beginning: "The Shakers in the neighbourhood of New Leganan Spring...are of late in a great fermentation which seems to indicate an approaching revolution among them...".
The b... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 9, 1795 The prime content in this issue is the page 3 ad for the "Grand Lodge" of the local Masons, which includes an engraving of the Masonic seal and which also is signed in type by: PAUL REVERE, G. Master (see).
News and other advertisements of the day.
Four pages, a bit of foxing, generally nice condition.
FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Oct. 12, 1795 Certainly one of the less common 18th century titles from Boston with various news reports on pages 1, 2 & 3. The back page is filled with ads. Was edited by Thomas Paine (but not THE Thomas Paine).
Four pages, interesting engraving in the masthead, very nice condition.
THE FEDERAL GAZETTE & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 21, 1792 The front page is filled with ads including 4 illustrated ship ads. Also on the ftpg. is an ad headed: "City of Washington" concerning the early building of the future capital, beginning: "The Commissioners of the Federal Buildings will contract for the following quantity of best yellow pine flooring plank.... See More
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, \September 27, 1791 The front page is filled with ads, and certainly the most intriguing is the one with a dateline of "George-Town, Sept. 9, 1791" with the text including: "The sales of the lots in the Federal City will commence on Monday the 17th...commissioners finding they may engage materials & workmen for the Publ... See More
Lot of 8 London newspapers with four different titles with dates of 1753, 1754, 1783, 1790, 1795, 1796 & 1797. All complete in 4 pages, nice condition, some very decorative mastheads.
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, July 29, 1789 Considered by many as the most significant newspaper of the 18th century, particularly during this, the formative year of the new federal government, as the Gazette was the mouthpiece of all matters political. Most pronouncements from Congress & the President were printed first in this newspaper.
Holding true to this statement, page ... See More
THE WHITEHALL EVENING POST, London, Oct. 14, 1783 Page 3contains an: "Extract of a Letter from a Gentleman at Boston, to his Friend in Aberdeen". It includes: "This country now begins to eel the effects of their independence very sensible; their taxes are so enormous as to distress them beyond imagination...They have disbanded the army without paying them a shilling during the... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 29, 1783 Page 4 has a report: "...from Lisbon says, that a treaty of commerce and amity is near being concluded on between that Court & the United States of America, which has given great joy to the people in general there, and look upon it a a very happy event as they expect great advantages will arise by trading with the Americans."
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THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 26, 1782 Page 4 is entirely taken up with the petitions of various merchants in Charleston to General Leslie (military commander of British troops in the city) recalling a commercial agreement of two years prior, now suspect given the planned evacuation of the British from Charleston. Page 6 includes: "In the Treaty of Peace now carrying on between Gr... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 13, 1782 The back page has a nice report on the famous case of Capt. Joshua Huddy, a captured American patriot who was hanged by Loyalists. Huddy's death became a motive force behind one of the first international incidents of the fledgling United States when the Continental army planned to execute a young British officer in retaliation in what b... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 21, 1782 The back page has a report from London which notes in part: "General Arnold was in the gallery of the House of Commons...a noble Lord...to move the House to clear the gallery for the purpose of removing the officer, whose presence at Court when the Commons addressed the King, he had before complained of as particularly obnoxious to him and e... See More
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, January, 1781 Near the back are two pages filled with terrific & historic correspondences concerning the infamous Benedict Arnold/Major John Andre treason plot.
One letter is headed: "Substance of the Proceedings on the Trial of Major Andre, held at Tappan, Sept. 29, 1780..."Extract of Letters from General Washington to the President of Congress&q... See More
THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, May 4, 1779 Page 3 has some lengthy reporting on discussions in the "House of Commons" which include much on the state of the war in America including the examination of the actions of various military officers. One bit notes: "...hoped for a successful campaign; this was at a time when the rebellion was almost crushed & when, if the Gener... See More
THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Dec. 29, 1778 The front page has a lengthy letter to the King of England which includes: "...by false information & undigested arguments persuaded to enter into & continue this destructive war, which has, i the short space of four years, lost...more honour, dignity & wealth than our posterity can possibly regain in a century; even if the Ame... See More
THE TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE--Supplement for 1778 This supplemental issue was issued at the end of the year. There is nice reporting on discussions in the House of Commons on Clinton's Manifesto & Proclamation, which was England's last offer for a reconciliation. It includes: "...the part of the Proclamation which gave such an alarm, to be nothing more than a warning to t... See More
THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Nov. 28, 1776 Page 3 has most of a column taken up with fine detail on the historic Battle of Long Island, in which British forces inflicted a crushing defeat on Washington's army.
Other fine content concerning the situation in America. A few bits include: "...that Gen. Howe...proceeded up the North River and...made good his landing without the los... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 6, 1776 The entire front page is an item headed: "Civil Liberty Asserted...sentiments of this Writer on the Justice of war with America..." in which the writer presents an opposing view to Dr. Price in his recent controversial--and historically significant--pamphlet titled "Observations on the Nature of Civil Liberty, the Princip... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 15, 1775 An inside page has a letter which makes reference to Ben Franklin and the American situation, including: "...but whether Mr.Burke may deserve chastisement or not should Dr. Franklin & the Americans be scourged on Mr. Burke's back with so much severity?...I shall at present only mention the four following: 1st, That men are by na... See More
VIRGINIA GAZETTE OR NORFOLK INTELLIGENCER, May 11, 1775 An exceedingly rare title, the only Revolutionary War era newspaper printed in Norfolk (save for one printed on board the ship 'Dunmore' of which only a single issue is known to exist). Only three American institutions have any issues of this title. It published for just 15 months, from June, 1774 through September, 1775.
Most ... See More
THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, July 18, 1771 This newspaper features one of the larger & more decorative masthead engravings to be found in a colonial America newspaper.
A terrific issue on the trouble with the Regulators of North Carolina, as page 2 contains a petition to the governor concerning the War of Regulation, followed by the governor&... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated April 15, 1758, June 30, 1764, March 24, 1767, Sept. 9, 1769, & Feb. 18, 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 a... See More
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, June, 1765 Perhaps the most interesting feature is the full title/contents page which has a very intricately engraved view of the skyline of London at the time, making this very decorative.
Near the back is a report from Newport, Rhode Island, concerning whaling, and another item from Maryland on the discovery of: "...a new sort of coffee, equally go... See More
Six British newspapers: Edinburgh Evening Courant, 1761 (3 issues); Kentish Gazette, 1795 (2 issues) The Newcastle Chronicle, 1772, all in "2nd rate" condition with no portions missing.
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 16, 1760 The front page begins with a half-column article under the heading: "America" which has an "Extract of a Letter from Charles-Town, in South Carolina" reporting on the French & Indian War (see). The back page contains an: "Extract of a Letter from South Carolina" which has a naval report.
Eight pages, 8 by 10 3/4 ... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 7, 1760 An inside page begins: "As to the North American Contest, the means of putting an end thereto by the adjustment of the difficulties attending it, provided both parties are equally desirous of a peace, are in a fair way of being understood...as the siege of Quebec is actually raised, Montreal on the point of surrendering to General Amherst...&q... See More
THE TRUE BRITON, London, Feb. 14, 1723-4 The double date is due to the use of both the Julian & Gregorian calendars at the time. A quite uncommon single sheet newspaper which has comparatively large lettering in the masthead. Rather than present news reports, this newspaper is almost entirely editorial with much on politics. The back page includes "Advertisements".
Compl... See More
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.
THE BRITISH APOLLO, OR CURIOUS AMUSEMENTS FOR THE INGENIOUS and subtitled: "To Which are Added the Most Material Occurrences Foreign and Domestick". Published in London, and "Perform'd by a Society of Gentlemen" as noted in the masthead, the date is June 18, 1708.
This newspaper existed for less than 4 years. Readers were invited to send in questions on any subject whatsoe... See More
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, a lot of eight issues with dates of 1700, 1702, 1705, 1706 (2), 1726, 1727 & 1728. All are complete and single sheet save for the latter 3 which have 4 pages. Very nice condition.
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
A single sheet newspaper prin... See More
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 8, 1668 The front page begins with a report noting in part that a ship: "...laden with wines for a market...bound for the Barbado's. The Elizabeth of Dover bound for Burdeaux, and the Welcom of London from New England, homewards bound with her lading of tobacco, sugars, and beaver."
This is followed by another report beginning: "Here is l... See More
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 13, 1667 Near the beginning of the front page is a report from Rome noting: "On Sunday the 22th instant...dyed the Pope Alexander the Seventh in the 69 year of his age and the twelfth of his papacy, which so soon as it was divulged, the people flocked together near the place to the number of neer 20,000 persons..." and more detail.
Other new... See More
THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, January 29, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar) - issue #22 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
LA PRISE DE CINQ VAISSEAUX..., Paris, France, April 12, 1641 (date at bottom of back page).
This is a "supplement" issue which was produced for a specific news report, in this case (translated): "THE CATCH, From Five Vessels, Two Galleries & One Polacre, on the Spaniards."
Totally in French. Complete in 4 pages, 6 1/4 by 9 inches, wide margins, great condition.... See More