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October 16, 1799
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 16, 1799 The back page has a nice "War Department" notice mention that: "All officers...who are...absent from their commands are required...to report themselves by letter to Major General ALEXANDER HAMILTON..." with a bit more. This is the Alexander Hamilton who served again in the military during the Quasi War.
F... See More
Item #649292COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, lot of 5 issues dating from 1797-1801, each containing at least one John Adams signature. Somewhat 2nd-rate but not damaged. Issues with his signature are increasingly hard to find, and these are priced at a significant discount.
October 15, 1798
FEDERAL GAZETTE, EXTRA, Oct. 15, 1798 Although there were issues of this title in Phila., Boston & Baltimore, this is from Baltimore as the other two did not exist as of this date.
This is a broadside extra, a small single sheet printed on the front only. Such broadsides were typically printed to put urgent or important news into the hands of the reader as quickly as possible. The news ... See More
October 5, 1798
COUNTRY PORCUPINE, Philadelphia, Oct. 4 & 5 (a single issue), 1798 This was a tri-weekly edition of the 'Porcupine's Gazette' established by William Cobbett 7 months prior and which lasted only until Aug. 28, 1799. This is the first of this title we have seen. Content is distilled from the daily edition.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.
Item #640060GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1798 Inside has a number of naval reports of encounters with the French & others. Included is a report beginning: "On this morning of the 7th inst. I fell in with and captured an American snow, which had been taken by a French privateer on the 4th, and, in consequence of the information given me by the American master, went in pursuit of th... See More
Item #649216AN 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.
April 7, 1797
GALES'S INDEPENDENT GAZETTEER, Philadelphia, April 7, 1797 A quite rare title which lasted just one year from Sept. 16, 1796 till Sept. 12, 1797. Actually the continuation of the "Independent Gazetteer", which was later sold to "The Universal Gazette". Just 7 American institutions have scattered issues of this title.
A typical folio newspaper of the day with various ... See More
February 22, 1797
THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Feb. 22, 1797 A quite scarce title, and until a recent find, the very first we have offered in our 44 years. It published for exactly one year.
Page 3 has an article: "Marquis De La Fayette" which is a report on him. This is followed by an: "Address of the Legislature of the State of North Carolina to his Excellency George Washington, President of... See More
February 18, 1797
THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Feb. 18, 1797 Page 2 has two letters, each signed in type by the soon to be retired President: Go. Washington, thanking the Virginia General Assembly for their best wishes in his retirement.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.
November 9, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 9, 1796 A rather inconspicuous page 2 report from Albany says: "We are informed that general Cleveland of Connecticut, arrived in this city last week from Lake Erie, attended by a company of surveyors...Gen. Cleveland informs, that the ...lands on the south side of the lake is of a superior quality...and happily intersected with rivers. There are good ha... See More
April 20, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 20, 1796 An item on pg. 2 headed: "Tenesee [sic]" noting: "...relative to the territory south of the Ohio reported that that territory, now bearing the name of the State of Tenesee, was entitled to all the privileges enjoyed by the other States of the Union, and that it should be one of the sixteen states of America. Read twice & committed... See More
January 28, 1796
THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Jan. 28, 1796 Various news reports of the day including a page 3 item: "A Grand Victory Obtained by the Austrians and: "Ship Wreck" with much detail. Also a report of the death of Samuel Huntington, governor of Connecticut, with much detail on the funeral.
Four pages, good condition.
July 25, 1795
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 25, 1795 Over a full column of the front page is taken up with an Act of the Massachusetts legislature, each signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams.
Four pages, very handsome masthead, never bound nor trimmed, very nice condition.
July 2, 1795
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 2, 1795 The front page features four Acts of the Massachusetts legislature, each signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams.
Four pages, very handsome masthead, never-trimmed margins, small binding holes at the blank spine, great condition.
June 16, 1795
KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, 1795 We seldom have titles to offer from Canterbury, and this newspaper has one of the more decorative & beautiful mastheads of the era. Note the two very detailed engravings on either side, one of which is the fabled Canterbury Cathedral. A coat-of-arms in the middle, with very ornate lettering for 'Kentish Gazette'.
A fine issue of this ti... See More
May 20, 1795
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 20, 1795 A page 3 report under "Federal Frigate" reports the beginning of work on this famous addition to the U.S. Navy, stating in part: "...the keel of the United States frigate...was finished laying. It is 156 feet in length, and from the elegance of the workmanship, and the goodness of the timber of which it is composed...we anticipate she w... See More
February 8, 1794
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 8, 1794 The ftpg. has: "State Papers" which has three letters from Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of State, relating to the controversial Jay Treaty. Each is signed: Th. Jefferson.
Four pages, some foxing, irregular at the blank spine with a small piece missing, good condition.
December 24, 1793
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Dec. 24, 1793 Pages 2 and 3 contain several letters between Th. Jefferson as Secretary of State, and Genet, the Ambassador from France, concerning the troubling relationship between the two countries.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, great condition.
Item #646172THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, May, 1792 This title, along with the "Columbian Magazine", has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, both published in Philadelphia. The Museum was published by Mathew Carey and existed from January, 1787 thru the end of 1792.
Content includes a nearly full page: "Meteorological Observations" chart for April; "... See More
December 1, 1791
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1791 Presented inconspicuously among other death reports is a brief yet very notable report on the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, ending with a prophetic comment: " At Vienna, Wolfgang Mozart, the celebrated German composer. By his death the musical world will sustain an irreparable loss."
He died on December 5 ma... See More
Item #649301COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, a lot of six 2nd rate issues dating from 1795-1799. Various news of the day from this famous colonial town. This was arguably the most successful & well-known newspaper of in 18th century America. Could contain close-trimming, staining, archival mending, etc., but will not have loss of text. Please note: The S&H for this lot is a bit higher than that of a single... See More
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Item #652834THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, December, 1789 The issue begins with a full page: "Description of the City of Albany" (plate is lacking). Other items include: "Memoirs of The Bastille"; a very interesting & detailed: "Letter III - Letters from a Pennsylvanian on his Travels Into the Eastern States..." which takes over 5 pages; a full page chart: "... See More
Item #640620GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1789 Pages 1, 2 and a bit of page 3 are taken up with a fascinating: "...address to the inhabitants of the United States of America, by the celebrated Dr. Benjamin Franklin, on the disaffection that has prevailed towards the new system of government introduced in that country...".
This is an interesting letter of defense of the new Const... See More
October 26, 1786
THE NEW-HAVEN GAZETTE & THE CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE, New Haven, Oct. 26, 1786 (year in Roman numerals) A weekly title that lasted for about three years, from February of 1786 to June of 1789.
Inside has a report from Phila. noting: "...commenced the drawing of the lottery for the lands laid out by the state & given as a donation to the officers & men of the late Pennsylvania l... See More
February 15, 1786
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 15, 1786 An issue from the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War and before the creation of the Constitution & the new federal government.
Various news reports of the day.
The back page has an illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufactory" which shows the iconic tricorne (three corner) hat of the colonial ... See More
October 2, 1784
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England A lot of 14 issues from the year 1784. Several of the issues have some American content. Each issue complete in 8 pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, nice condition.
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
October 28, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 28, 1783 Page 5 has a letter noting: "...trade of this port is at a very low ebb...nor do I expect it will revive until the States of America obtain a more settled government, which...seems to be at a very considerable distance...the state of Virginia...is under the control of a governor & council..." and more. Another small item has: "O... See More
Item #642836THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1783 Key articles include: "American Votes Respecting the Loyalists" (a report from Worcester, Massachusetts) and "American News", the latter giving some reports of a treaty between the United States and the chiefs of the Six Nations (see image for details).
Among additional articles noted in the table of contents are: "Pa... See More
September 25, 1781
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Sept. 25, 1781 Page 2 begins with a netter from North Carolina which includes a prophetic statement: "Future ages will celebrate the name of that illustrious hero who, by his activity & superior military talents has, for more than 8 months past so often baffled the enemy, always superior in numbers & every thing else ... See More
June 19, 1781
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, June 19, 1781 Inside has a few items relating to the Revolutionary War, including a bit noting: "...recommend unanimity, firmness and perseverance to the people of the American states as the British ministry are straining every nerve to enable Generals Clinton and Cornwallis to act in the most offensive manner thi... See More
April 3, 1781
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 3, 1781 Pages 1 and 2 contain an excellent response to the controversial "Declaration" of General Clinton in which he offers a proposal for peace to the Americans. A few bits include: "The first thing which is offered is a pardon to all the inhabitants of these States who have been so hardy as to oppose a degr... See More
Item #649287FASCINATING DOCUMENT for providing pay to soldiers through the Deputy Quarter Master of the Military for the "State Of Connecticut". This document contains a signature, is dated 1781 and is approx. 4 by 6 inches.
Minimal wear but generally very nice condition. A terrific item for display and dated during this very significant year in the war when Cornwallis surrendered.
The photo is re... See More
October 23, 1779
THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Oct. 23, 1779 Page 3 has a letter from Savannah which has: "During the 2 months that the Royal army was in South Carolina, this whole province excepting our 3 posts of Savannah, Ebenezer and Sunbury, was entirely in the rebels power & the consequence has been that the whole country to within 25 miles of Savannah has been plundered in the most cruel ... See More
June 22, 1779
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 22, 1779 The entire front page, and most of page 2, are taken up with reports on this historic taking of Portsmouth & Norfolk, Virginia, by the British. There is a prefacing note at the top of the front page concerning the lengthier report, followed by a letter from Major General Mathew to General Henry Clinton which includes some details on his successe... See More
May 7, 1779
THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, May 7, 1779 A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This issue is volume 1, number 8.
Inside has a report from Charleston beginning: "Five deserters who came last week to Purysburgh [Purryisburg] informed that the British troops were m... See More
Item #666663THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1779 A fine opportunity to purchase a magazine from during the Revolutionary War at a reasonable price, as I find almost no American content in this issue. At the back under the "Historical Chronicle" is mention that the New York, Quebec & Newfoundland fleets have set sail under the convoy of Admiral Arbuthnot. The balance of the news ... See More
December 17, 1778
THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Dec. 17, 1778 Page 2 has much reporting from the "House of Commons" including discussion on the war in America, including: "...We had heard that America was naked, cowardly, and lifeless, without cloaths, arms or ammunition..." then some discussion of the expense of the war. Further on: "Sir John Wrottesley objected to the mode of wa... See More
April 11, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, April 11, 1778 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.
The front page has a report from Paris which reads in part: * ...number of officers, furnished with letters of recommendation from Messrs. Franklin &a... See More
Item #642280GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1778 The first article is: "Lord North's Propositions for Peace with America" taking over 4 pages. There is also a very lengthy item: "Extracts from the Congress Accounts of the Northern Expedition" which takes over 6 pages with terrific reading & includes a letter signed: "Horatio Gates".
There is great readi... See More
January 1, 1778
TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE, London, January, 1778 Various reports concerning the situation in America including a page 6 item noting: "At home the rage of party runs very high & the misfortune General Burgoyne has met with furnishes the opposition with arguments against the measures that have been adopted in America...", which is reference to his surrender at Saratoga. Also me... See More
August 25, 1777
THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, Aug. 25, 1777 "Extraordinary" issues were printed when notable reports were received outside the normal publishing schedule, created to get the news to the public as quickly as possible.
This issue was printed to report the taking of Ticonderoga by General Burgoyne. Pages 1, 2 and 3 are entirely taken up with the very lengthy & detailed letter... See More
June 28, 1777
THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, June 28, 1777 The ftpg. has some news items including: "...That Philadelphia is too strong to be attempted on any side. That Mr. Washington has removed from Morristown to Bound Brook...Mr. Washington is, by his new position, between 8 and 9 miles nearer to New York. That Lord Cornwallis is acting upon the defensive in Jersey..." with more.
One-qua... See More
January 14, 1777
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 14, 1777 An inside page has an interesting letter from a Lt. Colonel at New York which sets the record straight on various: "...absurd & groundless reports about us...&...a number of lying stories about ourselves & the enemy..." including a report that Gen. Washington had drown in the North River, and that Gen. Lee had taken his own life. H... See More
Item #649259THE 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 pages, a... See More
November 4, 1776
THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, England, Nov. 4, 1776 Almost the entirety of the front page is taken up with a letter from General Howe to Lord G. Germaine dated at "York Island, Sept. 21, 1776". It begins with an historic report: "I have the satisfaction to inform your Lordship of his Majesty's troops being in possession of the city of New York. Upon the rebels' aba... See More
October 12, 1776
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Oct. 12, 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 a legal notice concerning a naval court case brought by John Barre, commander of the brigantine Lexington, against: "...James & Joshua, Negro sla... See More
October 1, 1776
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 1, 1776 The entire front page and half of page 2 are taken up with several letters & documents, most signed in type by Lord Viscount Howe, concerning offering pardon to those Americans who would swear their allegiance to the King of England. Interesting content.
Four pages, 7 3/4 by 12 inches, nice condition.
Item #666437THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1776 It would be difficult to argue for a more important document in American history than the Declaration of Independence. It remains a desire of most collectors to find an issue containing reference to it, and ultimately a contemporary printing of the actual document. With American newspaper printings commanding $50,000 or more in nice conditio... See More
October 12, 1775
THE WEEKLY MAGAZINE OR EDINBURGH AMUSEMENT, Scotland, Oct. 12, 1775 Certainly the most interesting item in this issue is the quite rare foldout plate which is a chart of: "Eight Hundred and Seventy Exact DISTANCES of the most Noted TOWNS, FORTS, etc. in NORTH AMERICA...". This plate folds out to 7 3/4 by 8 1/2 inches and is in great condition.
Taking over 2 pages is an article: &q... See More
March 31, 1775
THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, March 31, 1775 This newspaper was published Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. A very rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonial Virginia with terrific content.
Almost two-thirds of the front page is taken up with an art... See More
Item #642191THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, England, February, 1775 A fine issue from just months before the formal outbreak of the Revolutionary War. Content includes: "Thoughts on American Affairs Addressed to Parliament", which deals with taxation, etc. Also: "A Provisional Act for Settling the Troubles in America & for Asserting the Supreme Legislative Authority & Superin... See More
January 1, 1775
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, January, 1775 Within the issue: "Resolutions of the Freeholders of Baltimore County" which includes: "Resolved...that the town of Boston is now suffering in the common cause of America & that it is the duty o every colony in America to unite in the most effectual means to obtain a repeal of the late act of parliament for 'blocking up ... See More
July 1, 1770
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, July, 1770 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.
Typical reports of the day, with the title/contents page showing: "Voltaire's Age of Louis XV" "Pleadings in Mr. Mr. Woodfall's Trial for publishing t... See More
December 21, 1769
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Dec. 21, 1769 Page 2 has a report from Williamsburg, Virginia, headed "America" which notes: "...informs us that they are in daily apprehension of an Indian war in consequence of the late murders committed on those people..." with a bit more. Also a report from Boston which includes a report of the publisher of the 'Boston Chronicle' being il... See More
Item #666701THE 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, & ... See More
Item #649299THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, 1766 (currently spelled Gloucester). Here is a very nice, four page issue from the year the Stamp Act was repealed and just a few years before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War in the colonies. This issue has a very nice & decorative masthead featuring engravings on either side. The front page also has a red-inked tax stamp. This issue contains various news ... See More
September 14, 1765
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Jan. 8, 1757, Sept. 14, 1765, Jan. 1, 1767, Aug. 15, 1769, & Jan. 2, 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
August 29, 1765
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 29, 1765 Page 2 has most of the first column taken up with reports headed "America" with datelines from Niagara, Portsmouth, Newport and Boston. Page 6 has more news headed "America" with a report that a mint will be established in New York, and an item from Boston which makes reference to the coming Stamp Act.
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11... 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.
Item #642789GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1762 The prime content would certainly be the account of the battle of Havana, Cuba, headed: "Account of the Taking of the Havannah" which is nearly a full page account. this is followed by the: "Articles of Capitulation agreed upon between Sir George Pocock...and the Earl of Albermarle, & the Marquis of Real Transporte...for the ... 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.
Item #649294(5) An interesting lot of five British newspapers, containing at least three different titles. They span the 1760's thru the 1790's and include at least one from each decade. In average or better condition. Some may have red ink stamps (partial or otherwise). Certainly a one-of-a-kind grouping. The photos are representative of the look and condition of what you will receive.
Item #649233THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, 1750's A very early lot of five newspapers from Scotland, with news of the day. A great period set at a considerable discount from the regular per-issue price. Nice condition. The images shown are representative of the look and condition of those you will receive. Actual dates vary in the later 1750's.
June 9, 1757
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 9, 1757 Most of the front page is taken up with: "An Extract from a Letter Received by the India Ships...containing a particular Account of the unfortunate Affair at Bengal."
In this report which deals with the capture of Fort William in India, mention is made that: "...The whole number left in the Fort being 250 effective men, we held out ... See More
Item #649234(10) THE 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. The image shown is representative of the "look" of what you will receive. Actual issues/dates will vary.
October 20, 1746
THE CALEDONIAN MERCURY, Edinburgh, Scotland, Oct. 20, 1746 The front page has; "...the Pretender's eldest son, with about 30 of his followers, landed about 3 leagues to the westward of Morlaix at Roscort...The Pretender's son, with all his followers, were very bare of cloaths...".
Page 3 has a report of indictments against several men for high treason for their involvement... See More
September 25, 1746
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Sept. 25, 1746 Page 2 has a continued: "List of Prisoners at Carlisle Omitted in our last" being those involved in the Jacobite Rebellion.
Then an historic report on the finding of the "Young Pretender" to the throne: "...the two men of war...hovered some considerable time...that they were almost inclined to return without ... See More
January 1, 1743
A lot of twelve British newspapers, the earliest being the London Gazette of 1669 and 1697, the other titles being the Calendonian Mercury, 1746 (3), Whitehall Evening Post, 1797 (1), The Country Journal or Craftsman, 1730 (1), and the London Evening Post, 1777-9 (5).
A nice variety of dates and titles, all having some sort of damage.
April 24, 1733
THE HYP-DOCTOR, London, April 24, 1733 The title is an archaic phrase for a "hodgepodge of nonsense". This curious paper published from 1730-1741, a pro-Walpole (first Prime Minister of Great Britain) newspaper created to oppose another British title "The Craftsman".
The focus is noted in the masthead: "No Bugbears, or the Merits of the Cause, a Cool Examination of ... See More
Item #642687THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1732 There is also two pages of "Mr. Purry's Account of Carolina, continued" (from the previous issue), very descriptive.
Near the back is the "Monthly Intelligencer" which has the latest news reports of the day which begins with a note mentioning: "...the new colony in Georgia...". Nice to have early mention... See More
February 5, 1732
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, London, Feb. 5, 1732 A quite rare title as this is the first we have encountered in our 44 years. It appears to have run from 1730-1735. Later in 1732 the title would add: "...or, Universal Journal".
Of special note is a page 3 report: "Last week was held a General Council in which his Majesty was pleased to give his Royal Sanction to a Charter for incorp... See More
Item #649222FOG'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 #649310(8) GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England A nice lot of eight issues, one from each decade from the 1730's thru 1809. A nice group of complete issues covering a period of 80 years, each with full title/contents page which features an engraving of St. John's Gate (see). Nice condition.
This item is not eligible for free shipping.
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 #649232THE 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.
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.
May 21, 1715
THE POST BOY, London Here is an interesting set of five different issues dating from 1706, 1715, 1719, 1729 and 1734. 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 with two engravings each, all differently slightly, and the last without any masthead engr... See More
Item #649221THE SPECTATOR, London, England, 1712 One of the more famous of the early newspapers and by the famed Addison & Steele. Nice condition, trimmed, some light browning. A single sheet issue measuring 8 by 11 1/2 inches. Red ink stamps do not appear to be present.
Item #649293(5) THE LONDON GAZETTE (2nd-rate/dmg.) A lot of five issues of the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, all from the early 1700's (1712-1729), priced at a bargain due to being a blend of 2nd rate and slightly damaged issues. A great opportunity for authentic issues from the early 18th century at a fraction of their typical cost. The image shown... See More
Item #649279THE VISIONS OF SIR HEISTER RYLEY: WITH OTHER ENTERTAINMENTS, London, 1710 Sir Heister Ryley, the fictitious editor of the Visions of Sir Heister Ryley, is a man interested in all fields of learning, a "stickler in the business of truth" and absolutely averse to siding with any political party. His little newspaper was a 4 page serial. It contained essays, letters and miscellaneous ... See More
Item #649223THE 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 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.
Note: U... See More
Item #649224(10) A 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.
May 22, 1699
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 22, 1699 Page 2 has a report noting: "His Majesty has been pleased to constitute Christopher Codrington Esq., Captain-General and Governor in Chief of His Majesty's Leeward Caribee islands in America, in the room of his father Colonel Cadrington deceased...".
Single sheet, 7 1/4 by 11 1/2 inches, great condition with wide margins.... 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
February 28, 1693
THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Feb. 28, 1693 The back page has an advertisement for the book which relates to the witchcraft trials in New England, reading: "The Second Edition of the late TRYALS of several WITCHES in New-England. Written by Cotton Mather and Published by the Special Command of the Governour."
This is the only periodical we have ever seen with any reference ... See More
December 27, 1692
THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Dec. 27, 1692 The back page has an advertisement--set in larger type than the rest of the issue so it stands out--for the book: "The TRYALS of several WITCHES lately Executed in New-England, with many Remarkable Curiosities therein Occurring, etc. Published by the Special Command of his EXCELLENCY the Governour of New-England. First Printed in Boston, and n... 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 3, 1679
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 3, 1679 This issue has two items concerning the curious Popish Plot, the fabricated scheme accusing Catholics of plotting the assassination of King Charles II.
Most of the first column of the front page is taken up with a Royal Proclamation by the king pardon to those providing information in the Popish Plot. The back page has a report from Whitehall concer... See More
April 10, 1679
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 10, 1679 The back page has not one but two items concerning the Popish Plot in England, a contrived conspiracy to accuse Catholic leaders of plotting to kill King Charles II.
A report from Dublin notes: "A Proclamation has been published...appointing a reward...to any person that shall...apprehend any Popish Dignitary or Jesuit..." with more. But... See More
Item #649303THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1670's (2nd-rate) A genuine issue of this famous title, the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper having begun in 1665 & is still publishing today.
This newspaper is a bit "2nd rate" in condition, having minor disfigurements such as heavy foxing, edge tears, close trimming or other minor problems which allow us to discount ... See More
January 22, 1649
A BRIEFE RELATION Of Some Affaires and Transactions, Civill and Military, both Forraigne and Domestique. London, England, January 15-22, 1649 These early "newsbooks" as they were called, were the immediate predecessors of today's newspapers, being rather small in size (measures about 5 by 6 3/4 inches) and usually with anywhere from 4 to 24 pages. This is an 8 page ... See More
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