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Item #651044SUPPLEMENT FOR THE YEAR 1789 of the "Gentleman's Magazine", London. This is the supplementary issue issued at the end of the year, with much of the content taken up with: "Parliamentary Proceedings of the Lords and Commons". Of special interest is a letter datelined from New York headed: "American Passport from Dr. Franklin for Captain Cook" which includes a... See More
August 1, 1785
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1785 Among the first articles is: "Brief Memoirs of the Late Ingenious Mr. Benjamin Martin...", who was a noted optician, instrument maker, spectacle maker (see hyperlink). This issue is lacking the full page print of him called for.
Also within: "Old Ale Houses and Dancing Schools Described" "Bill Proposed for Regulating th... See More
December 2, 1766
SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1766 As the title suggests this was the "supplemental" issue printed at the end of the year, less pages than the monthly issues.
The feature is a quite lengthy letter: "...from the Committee of Merchants of London to Their Correspondents in America..." which concerns the repeal of the hated Stamp Act. It begins: "H... See More
Item #651014THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1756 Under the heading: "American News" is a report which includes: "...concerning Oswego still continue to be contradictory...the last letters from Albany say that the French had burnt the fort & put almost the whole garrison to the sword..." and mention that Col. Webb was sent to reinforce the place & foun... See More
Item #651013THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1755 The first 2 1/2 pages are taken up with: "A Particular Account of a late Dispute between the Assembly of Pennsylvania & Governor Morris concerning their Raising Money in the Present Exigence of Affairs for the Defence of the Colony".
Also on this issue are: "Speeches of the Indian Chiefs" "Rejoinder of the S... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, December, 1746 The prime content of this issue is: "Account of the Young Pretender's Escape after the Battle of Culloden" which is continued from a previous issue & which takes about a full page. It contains some nice detail on how he stole away, including: "The young Pretender...with the assistatnce of Capt. O'... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, April, 1745 A feature of this issue is a terrific, three page graphic representation of the: "Situation of his Majesty's Fleet & the Combined fleets of France and Spain in the Mediterranean...when Adm. Mathews made the Signal to engage the enemy..." showing the various positions of the ships (see photos). This is highly unus... See More
Item #651008THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1737 Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Mr. Facio's Letter Concerning the Hebrew Accents" "An Instance of the Excellent Use of the Hebrew Accents" "Literal Translations of the Hebrew Code Ungrammatical, False, etc." "Hebrew Tenses not to be used Promiscuously" "Of Abraham... See More
Item #651007THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1732 Near the back is the "Monthly Intelligencer" which includes a list of the: "Trustees Appointed for Establishing the New Colony in Georgia, Incorporated by a Charter now Passing" and which includes within the list: James Oglethorpe (see photos). There is also a brief item: "From South Carolina".
The issue begins w... See More
September 13, 1770
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 13, 1770
* Albany County, New York
* Land for sale advertisement
The more famous newspapers of this period from shortly before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War--and from the year of the Boston Massacre--with an inside page containing the ad as seen in the photo below, headed: "AMERICAN LANDS to be sold..."in Albany County, New York, with o... See More
May 4, 1706
HISTORISCHE ANMERCSUNGEN, Germany, May 4, 1706
* Rare & early 18th century German periodical
A very unusual periodical as most of the front page is taken up with a very intricately engraved print. This issue contains 8 pages and is in the German language, measuring 6 3/4 by 8 inches, some light damp staining near the margins, nice condition. ... See More
August 18, 1747
LES ETATS DE HOLLANDE [The States of Holland], Amsterdam, August 18, 1747 An interesting, little newspaper from this Dutch city, printed in French, featuring an engraving in the middle of the masthead. At the back is the: "Suite Des Nouvelles d' Amsterdam" which would seem to be a supplemental sheet. Measures 6 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, never-trimmed margins, 6 pages, some damp staining, ... See More
February 28, 1754
THE CONNOISSEUR "By Mr. Town [pseud.], Critic, and Censor-General", London, Feb. 28, 1754 A weekly paper which lasted about 2 1/2 years as a "commoner's" counterpart to "The World" (which we sell as well), a periodical of about the same time which dealt more with the interests of aristocrats.
James Boswell says in his "Life of Johnson", "...I... See More
Item #650688THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1768
* Ben Franklin letter regarding the poor
* Engraving of Pascal Paoli of Corsica
* Early fire engine
* Reports from America, including Indians
Taking nearly two pages is a letter: "Hardheartedness to the Poor Considered" which was written by Ben Franklin, although signed: "Medius" (see https://founders.archives.gov/docum... See More
Item #650546THE POST-BOY, London, a four issue lot with dates of June 4, 6, 9, & 13, 1713
This four-issue set contains the entire Treaty between France and Portugal, which was conducted at Utrecht (see images for details).
Background: The Treaty of Utrecht was an historic agreement among various European powers, with France being the common party within the various agreements, concluded April 11,1713 at... See More
Item #650411HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, February, 1895 The article "French Fighters In Africa" contains eleven illustrations by Frederic Remington. Another article entitled "Down the West Coast" eight illustrations by W.A. Rogers. Additional articles, poems and illustrations are within.
Complete in 150+ pages, disbound, measures 6 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches and is in very n... See More
Item #650335THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1772 This issue contains a lengthy article titled: "Sketch for a Settlement on the Mississippi" (see for portions). A plate is called for however it is lacking.
This issue also includes a full page plate titled: "Hudson Bay Ptarmigan..." which shows two views of this bird (see images). There is also a related art... See More
Item #650332GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1776 The first article has five pages taken up with: "Debates in Parliament" which include much discussion on the situation in America.
This significant issue contains General Washington's actual correspondence with General Howe and Lord Drummond on the prospects of an early peace, which would mean the Americans would have to abandon... See More
Item #650331GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1796 Certainly the most notable content is the: "Interesting Intelligence from the American States" which takes over 3 pages of text. Over 2 pages of this text is taken up with George Washington's state-of-the-union address to the nation. It is dated at Philadelphia, Dec. 8 & is prefaced with: "This day, the President met both... See More
Item #650329THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1771 The opposite side of the title/contents page is entirely taken up with: "American Affairs", most dealing with a Resolution of a n assembly of the clergy at Williamsburg. Also datelined Williamsburg is an item concerning the damage to tobacco due to flooding, as well as a report from Boston and one from New York, the latter concerning ... See More
Item #650328THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1784
Among the articles are: "Ancient Customs Elucidated--The Feast of Yule" "History of the Race of Gypsies Further Illustrated" which takes nearly 3 pages; "An Account of the Experiments Made by the Aerostatic Machine of M.M. Montgolfier" the famous balloonist (see); and more.
There is over half a page on the Q... See More
Item #650327GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1794 Among the three plates present is one which includes a very nice street view of "The Queen's Head" pub in Islington, now a London suburb (see photos). Among the various articles is: "Further Particulars Respecting the Execution of Madame Elizabeth, by an Eye-Witness", beginning: "Madame Elizabeth, the ill-fated sister ... See More
Item #650325THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1732 The first 29 pages are taken up with: "A View of the Weekly disputes & Essays in This Month" which has various reports from the many newspapers in England including the Daily Courant, Universal Spectator, Applebee's Journal, Weekly Register, London Journal, Fog's Journal, The Craftsman, The Free Briton, and mo... See More
Item #650324THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1735 Without a doubt, the most noteworthy item is the text the speech made by Moses Bon Saam, a free negro from Jamaica, which takes about 3 columns (see images). More can be discovered regarding this speech at: Moses Bon Saam.
A quite comical article is in regards to the benefits of flogging: "A New Dissertation on Flogging", which... See More
Item #650323THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1736 An interesting article has: "A Remarkable Censure on the Present Translation of the Old Testament by Hugh Broughton, a Man so well Skill'd in the Hebrew that he Converted many Jews", with more.
Much is present on the American Colonies including: "The Deplorable State of our Sugar Colonies". Under the "Historical C... See More
Item #650319THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1737 Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Some regular Troops necessary in a free Government against Civil Insurrections" "Tumults, How Best Suppressed" "Arbitrary Power the Consequence of Popery and the Jacobite Scheme" and more.
Near the back is a section headed: "Historical Chronicle"... See More
Item #650315SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE FOR THE YEAR 1742, London, England. This "Supplement" issue was published at the end of the year. Within this issue is a great article titled: "The Spanish Invasion of Georgia" which takes 5 pages, and includes a small map which shows the various islands off the coast of Georgia, including Jekyll Island and St. Simons Island (see ). Th... See More
Item #650314THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1754 Included within is an article: "New Invented Sea-gage Described" which includes a half page illustration (see). Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news of the day including some items under the heading "America". they include report relating to the French & Indian War such as: &quo... See More
Item #650312GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1760 Among the articles in this issue are: "Scheme for Widening the Narrow Streets in London" "Charge Against Gen. T--sh--d for his Conduct at Quebec" which takes over 3 pages (see for beginning); "The Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's Accession" "History of the London Brewery" "Queries Concerning the... See More
Item #650311THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1767 Among the articles within are: "Observations on the American Locust" which takes nearly two pages and includes three illustrations of them (see); "Journey to the Written Mountains" includes a foldout plate showing the inscriptions there, near the Red Sea (see), measuring 8 by 10 1/2 inches; "Acts for the Preservation... See More
Item #650310THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1767 There is a very curious full page plate which accompanies the article: "An Account of the Asiatic Animal Called Syah Ghush..." (see images).
A very nice article on: "Lord Ca--d-n's Speech on the Declaratory Bill of the Sovereignty of Great Britain over the Colonies" which includes: "...more & more conv... See More
September 1, 1785
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1785 Included is an interesting article: "Description of a Machine for Raising Water by Wind" being an unusual type of windmill, which includes a nice full page plate of it (see images). Other items include: "Chemical Inquiries into the Effects of Spirituous Liquors"; an article concerning General Oglethorpe and his settling of... See More
Item #650302GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1783 Near the beginning are 15 pages of: "Summary Proceedings in the Third Session of the Present Parliament" which include some discussions concerning America. Another article is concerning Yankee Doodle, or more particularly is information on the presumed author of the famous tune (questionable) who had recently died. It notes: "Your ... See More
August 9, 1718
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, August 9, 1718
* Early 18th century
This issue is 300 years old. Various news from London and other parts of Europe and more. This title is the oldest continuously published daily newspaper in the world which began in 1665 and is still in existence today. Also with some interesting advertisements as well.
A complete single sheet newspaper measuring about 7 by... See More
Item #650066THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1768 Among the items in this issue are: "Ancient Temple at Winterborn Abbey" which includes an illustration; "On the Different Positions of the Great Occipital Aperture in man and Diverse Animals"; and much more. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day & which inclu... See More
October 9, 1781
A genuine Revolutionary War pay document from the State of Connecticut in the year of 1781. Fascinating document for providing pay to soldiers through the Deputy Quarter Master of the Military for the State Of Connecticut. This document contains two signatures, is dated December 26, 1781 and is written out for "Six Pounds" Measurement is approx. 4 by 6 inches. Minor wear, nice condi... See More
September 30, 1736
THE OLD WHIG, OR THE CONSISTENT PROTESTANT, London, September 30, 1736 This is a very rare title, and early as well for a folio-size newspaper (measures 9 1/2 by 14 1/4 in.).
This title only published for 4 years. A few essays plus news of the day including an article on the arts within the Salon of Herculus. Also is the reporting of the Majesty's Proclamation for the persons conc... See More
May 25, 1713
THE EXAMINER, London, May 25, 1713 This editorial-format newspaper was edited by the famed Jonathan Swift at this time (of Gulliver's Travels fame), and was created by the Tories to counter the press of the Whig government.
Single sheet, 8 by 13 inches, text is a bit lopsided, otherwise nice.
February 16, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, February 16, 1768 As inside report, "An account of the Great Eruption of Mount Vesuvius, the 10th of October, 1767...", which provides considerable details of the great eruption of 1768. Other articles include reports from New York, Williamsburg, Virginia, and Boston (see images).
Complete in 8 pages, 9 by 12 inches, only minor rubbing, nice condition.... See More
Item #649328THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1768
* Charting North America
Within an article on "Ship News" is a report noting in part: "...A great number of our ships having been lately cast away on the coast of North America where there are many rocks & shoals not sufficiently known...the Hillsborough has been completely fitted with all necessaries for taking a ... See More
Item #649143THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1736 Near the back is a section headed: "Historical Chronicle" with news from England & other parts of Europe. One of the items here is headed:
"Extract of a Letter from S. Carolina" which talks of military events in the New Orleans vicinity (see photos), which ends with: "...the other French party is also cu... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, February, 1751 This issue has the continuing story of the Crusades, with: "Of the Holy War" & "Saladin's Death & Character--A New Crusade". There is also a brief report of the marriage of the Rev. John Wesley: "Rev. Mr. John Wesley, methodist preacher, to a merchant's widow in Threadneedle Street... See More
Item #649136THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1752 Inside has a terrific account of a legendary event in history--the famous kite experiment conducted by Benjamin Franklin. Note there is even mention of Franklin's name on the title page (see photos).
The article, datelined "Philadelphia, Oct. 19, 1752", begins by mentioning the reports about kite experiments, especially... See More
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1756 The most significant item in this issue is: "His Majesty's Declaration of War Against the French King" which was the official beginning of the French & Indian War. This text takes just over a fullpg. (see) This is a very significant document, being the first in a series of American war declaration issues which would include the... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1770 Perhaps the most intriguing item in this issue is a fascinating article titled: "New Plan for an American Town" which takes over a full page and which includes an interesting and unusual print of it (see). A legend of the various parts of the town is included as well, including the "common land" the "public squa... See More
July 1, 1786
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1786 Two pages are taken up with: "The Internal State of America, being a True Description of the Interest & Policy of that Vast Continent, by His Excellency Dr. Benj. Franklin, President of the State of Pennsylvania."
Both plates called for are present, one being a nice foldout map titled: "Chart of the Course of the Don and th... See More
Item #649125THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1782 The issue begins with 7 pages of "Proceedings In Parliament" which includes mention of the war with America: "...in changing the mode of the American war all the King's servants were united; but he repeated a declaration which he had formerly made, that he never would be the minister that would sign any instrument which shoul... See More
December 1, 1789
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1789 Among the articles are: "Columbus's Discovery of America Questioned", description of Kilmey Bay in Ireland which includes a very nice full page plate of it. Also a chart showing the: "Pedigree of Sir Isaac Newton", "Reflections on the Laws Concerning Suicide" "Review of the Proceedings in the Council ... See More
June 1, 1789
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1789 Among the articles are: "Extract from a Sermon at Bristol on the Slave Trade" "Description of a Tour Through the West of England" and so much more. But the best content is news headed: "America" which reports from Philadelphia: "...his Excellency George Washington, the President Elect of the United States, arrive... See More
Item #648919THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Nov., 1777 The first article is: "Debate in the House of Lords...Relative to the American War" taking over 4 pages & continued from a previous issue (see for portions). Further on is an interesting article: "Political Character of the Americans" which begins: "The people of America, with respect to their political characters,... See More
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