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Item #644282THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1763 Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Life of the Celebrated Christina, Queen of Sweden" "Monstrous Credulity of Papists" "History of Canterbury & its Cathedral" "Inflammatory Fevers, Sore Throats, etc." & more. In the "Historical Chronicle" is a report beginning: ... See More
April 28, 1750
THE RAMBLER, London, April 28, 1750 An uncommon periodical done by the Samuel Johnson. Johnson was one of the most important English writers of the eighteenth century. It's long been traditional to refer to the second half of the eighteenth century as "the age of Johnson". While working on the Dictionary, for which he is perhaps most famous, he published a series of periodical ... See More
November 13, 1750
THE RAMBLER, London, November 13, 1750 An uncommon periodical done by the Samuel Johnson. Johnson was one of the most important English writers of the eighteenth century. It's long been traditional to refer to the second half of the eighteenth century as "the age of Johnson". While working on the Dictionary, for which he is perhaps most famous, he published a series of periodic... See More
December 25, 1792
THE GENERAL EVENING POST, London, December 25, 1792 A nice "typical" folio-size newspaper from the 18th century. There is a wealth of news of the day on the front page and inside pages with some ads scattered throughout as well.
Complete in four pages in very nice condition. Partial red tax stamp is on page three.
January 1, 1794
Netherlands, Zeeland one duit copper coin dated 1794. Shows the lion rising from the waves, with words: "Luctor Et Emergo" and "Zeelandia". From the southwestern portion of present-day The Netherlands, various wear (see photos).
July 30, 1795
FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, July 30, 1795 Inside has an interesting article: "A New Game of Cards" called the 'Revolution', which is based on events of the French Revolution (see).
Four pages, very nice condition.
August 28, 1760
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Jan. 26, 1758, Aug. 28, 1760, May 17, 1764, Aug. 1, 1765, & Oct. 28, 1773. 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... See More
October 30, 1799
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 30, 1799 The front page has an Act of Congress under: "Laws of the United States" which includes the text of sections 16 through 26 of "An ACT for the better organizing of the Troops of the United States; and for other purpose, dated March 3, 1799" which is signed in script type: John Adams President. This is followed by a Senate Resolve a... See More
July 21, 1744
THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, Massachusetts, July 21, 1744 This was the very first successful magazine in America, preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this title lasted but a few short years.
As the subtitle reads: "Containing Accounts of the Propagation & Revival of Religion in Great Britain & America&q... See More
October 22, 1798
FARMER'S WEEKLY MUSEUM: NEW HAMPSHIRE & VERMONT JOURNAL, Walpole, Oct. 22, 1798 Page 3 has an account headed: "Trial of Matthew Lyon For Sedition", the details of which are mentioned in the article which takes over a full column. Lyon was a Vermont member of Congress & had a tumultuous career, brawling with another Congressman & jailed following the charge of sedit... See More
September 23, 1788
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 23, 1788 Page 3 has an interesting item concerning the use of violence against the Indians (see). Pg. 3 has a nice: "Thirty Dollars Reward" ad beginning: "Ran-away from the subscriber, some time in January last, a NEGRO SLAVE called NATHAN: he is about 36 years old..." with further details (see).
Four pages,... See More
January 31, 1787
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 31, 1787 Page 2 has: "An Address to the Good People of the Commonwealth" which relates to the Shays' Rebellion (see), as well as another great report reading in part: "...had an interview with Shays...a view of conversing with this leader of the mob in the western counties on the subject of the risings in this ... See More
May 23, 1728
THE DAILY POST-BOY, London, May 23, 1728 The front page is a terrific item noting: "The government are about contracting with the proper undertakes for transporting the felons, convicts, being about 80 in number, to his Majesty's Plantations in America."." Although it was known that convicts were occasionally shipped off to the American colonies, it is exceedingly rare to ... See More
April 21, 1795
KENTISH GAZETTE, Winchester, England, April 21, 1795 This newspaper has one of the more decorative & beautiful mastheads of the era. Note the two very detailed engravings on either side, one being the fabled Canterbury Cathedral. The back page has a brief item mentioned Mary Wollstonecraft, one of the earliest woman's rights advocates, with mention of her most famous book: "The ... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1749 Among the interesting items in this issue are: "A Surprisingly rational Speech of a Hen", "Medical Virtues of the Snake Root", "Ceremony of Opening the Radcliffe Library", "French at Tobago" and much more.... See More
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news events
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news events
June 17, 1799
J. RUSSELL'S GAZETTE, Boston, June 17, 1799 Page 2 has a letter headed: "The Board of Health, To Their Constituents" signed at its conclusion by the President of the Board: Paul Revere. Other news & ads of the day.
Four pages, minor chip from a blank right column, nice condition.
May 19, 1792
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, May 19, 1792 Most of the ftpg. is taken up with a lengthy Act of Congress titled: "An ACT for Raising a Further Sum of Money for the Protection of the Frontiers, & for Other Purposes Therein Mentioned" which is headed with a nice engraving of a heraldic eagle & signed in type by the President: George Washington.
Inside has length... See More
March 10, 1790
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, March 10, 1790 This famous newspaper was the mouthpiece of the federal government so almost without exception the first utterances from Congress appeared in this newspaper before any other. The nation's capital was in New York City at this time. So it is of great significance that close to half of the front page is taken up with the very first prin... See More
February 5, 1770
THE PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 5, 1770 Page 2 has a report from Plymouth on the 150th anniversary of the landing of their ancestors at that place in 1620 (see). Page 3 has a report from Boston on: "...a meeting of the merchants...to consider of the conduct of several who have broke through the non-importation agreement & to determine ... See More
April 5, 1783
PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 5, 1783 One of the most displayable newspaper of the Revolutionary War era given the large & decorative engraving in the masthead (see). The front page is a detailed advertisement by "Isaac Franks", a notable Jewish financier who served under Washington during the war. The back page has an ad by: "Haym Salom... See More
January 4, 1792
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Jan. 4, 1792 A terrific issue on the creation of the nation's capital. Beginning on page 2 & taking half of page 3 is a great article titled: "New City Of Washington" which has as a subtitle: "Plan of the City intended for the permanent seat of the Government of the United States, projected agreeably to the direction of the P... See More
August 21, 1779
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 21, 1779 Included is an: "Extract of a Letter from Rhode Island dated May, 1779" which includes in part: "...Very recent accounts from the Susquehannah inform us that a party of Col. butler's loyalists and Indians had cut off the settlements at Penn's valley, and afterwards retired without losing a man." (see)
Nearly two-... See More
October 10, 1778
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 10, 1778 Inside has most of a page taken up with a discussion of the Revolutionary War in America, prefaced with: "Sir, having a leisure hour on my hands, I sit down to send you a few cursory thoughts on the hackneyed subject of the American contest..." which begins: "That the operations of our troops in America have not been so succes... See More
September 2, 1780
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 2, 1780 Page 2 has a report from Boston (see photos for full text), as well as other news which includes: "Some accounts from America say that notwithstanding the capture of Charlestown [Charleston] the Carolinas are preparing to send their members to Congress as usual...That General Clinton's detachments have all failed, being unable to atta... See More
Item #643857THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1779 A very special feature of this issue is the foldout map titled: "A Chart Of Delaware Bay and River..." showing as far north as Philadelphia (see). This map measures 8 by 10 1/4 inches & is in very nice condition.
The first five pages have a summary of debates in Parliament, which include much discussion of the Revolutiona... See More
May 28, 1789
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 28, 1789 Page 7 has a brief item from Parliament headed: "Botany Bay" reading: "Mr. Hussey asked whether it was the intention of Ministers to prosecute the scheme of forming a settlement in Botany Bay? Mr. Pitt said that from the accounts hitherto received from the Colony, they saw no reason for abandoning it."
Considerable discus... See More
March 15, 1753
THE INDEPENDENT REFLECTOR, New York, March 15, 1753 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: "New York: Printed by J. Parker at the New Printing Offi... See More
May 28, 1789
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 28, 1789
* African slave trade
* William Wilberforce
* Botany Bay - Australia
Page 7 has a brief item from Parliament headed: "Botany Bay" reading: "Mr. Hussey asked whether it was the intention of Ministers to prosecute the scheme of forming a settlement in Botany Bay? Mr. Pitt said that from the accounts hitherto received from... See More
May 30, 1796
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & THE UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, May 30, 1796 Page 2 has nearly 2 columns take up with the "Complete Court Register" of Massachusetts, beginning with Samuel Adams as "The Executive" followed by the name of every Representative & Senator(see). Various other news of the day and 9 illustrated front page ship ads.
Four pages, very nice,... See More
May 2, 1794
Interesting French criminal broadside announcing the acquittal of a trial against Etienne Michaud. Headed in large type at the top (translated): JUDGMENT OF THE CRIMINAL COURT of the Department of Rhone, Who Declares Etienne Michaud Acquitted of The Charge Against Him." followed by details of the result of the trial.
There is a "dateline" at the middle; "Du 17 Floreal, l... See More
May 31, 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
February 21, 1798
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Feb. 21, 1798 Page 2 contains a message from the President of the United States signed in type: John Adams, concerning relations with France. Page 3 has a brief mention of the reading of a bill in the Massachusetts legislature titled: "an Act for suppressing rogues, vagabonds and other idle, disorderly and lewd persons."
Four pa... See More
March 14, 1787
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 14, 1787 All of pg. 2 & part of pg. 3 are taken up with: "Proceedings of the General Assembly" of Penna. providing nice inside on the workings of the state government even before the federal govt. was formally established. All of pages 1 & 4 are taken up with ads and notices.
Four pages, very nice condition.... See More
Item #643771THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1739
* Much on the Liberty of the Press
* George Whitefield, Methodism, Catholicism, and Judaism
* Surrender of Belgrade
This issue has multiple noteworthy articles, one of which includes nearly two pages regarding the Liberty of the Press written by Hurgo Hickrad (*likely Philip Yorke, the 1st Earl of Hardwicke).
Another articl... See More
May 21, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 21, 1796 The front page contains not one or two, but four Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, and in block type by the Vice Pres: John Adams. A very nice issue for display given these four Washington signatures on the ftpg.
Four pages, bit close-trimmed at the top affects a bit at the top of the pages, otherwise very... See More
May 13, 1788
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 13, 1788 Page 2 begins with an interesting travelogue headed: "Ske5tch of a Journey from Minnisink on the Delaware, to Wyoming, upon the eastern branch of the Susquehannah, etc." which takes 1 1/2 columns & is very descriptive of the journey. Also on pg. 2: Thoughts on Reading a Newspaper".
Four pages, archival... See More
September 10, 1791
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 10, 1791 Page 3 contains a rather small report under the heading: "The Number Of Souls" which reports the result of the first census ever taken in the United States, a result of the Act of Congress from 1790 which authorized it. A census has been conducted every ten years since that time. This report notes 3,919,023 people, but not including: "... See More
July 7, 1720
THE POST-BOY, London, England, July 7, 1720 The back page has a nice report beginning: "Several persons concern'd in the effectual settling and improving all the Bahama Islands, under the Rt. Hon. Wm. Lord Craven's Title, do hereby, pursuant to an advertisement by them lately publish'd, give notice to all carpenters, smiths, sawyers, brickmakers, bricklayers, masons, and other... See More
Item #643699THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, August, 1790 The bulk of the issue is taken up with a wide range of eclectic articles as noted in the title/contents page.
At the back is: "The Gazette" which has the latest news reports of the day, included is a report headed "Dr. Franklin" concerning the news of Franklin's death in France, with a report headed: "National Ass... See More
December 17, 1778
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 17, 1778 A full page is taken up with: "Parliamentary Proceedings" which includes various discussions on the Revolutionary War. Some bits include: "...that in the late attack on Rhode Island, General Pigot had been forced to slacken his fire for want of powder, not having in the garrison more than eight days ammunition..." and "...... See More
September 1, 1778
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 1, 1778 Page 2 has: "An address of the Oneida Sachems to a party of young warriors, bound to Gen. Washington...", for those joining the military forces under Washington, and including in part: "...if you observe good order, sobriety, and play the man, your deportment in this case will resound through the American army, be noticed by General... See More
June 9, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 9, 1781 Near the back is a letter of thanks signed in type by: Cornwallis, concerning a letter of congratulations from the House of Commons on his victory in the colonies (likely Guilford Court House). This is followed by a letter from New York which includes: "We have lately taken another rebel; mail...Sir Henry Clinton knows the state of the rebels,... See More
March 6, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 6, 1781 Page 2 has a letter from New York with war-related news including: "...account from Staten Island today, the revolted Jersey brigade is said to be disbanded...together with the revolt of the Pennsylvania line makes a dissolution in the continental army of about sixteen or 1700 men; a number they will scarcely be able to recruit again...Was... See More
October 28, 1780
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 28, 1780 The front page has a letter from New York which includes: "The French flag is now flying on the other side of the river, about Paulus Hooke, & Washington is erecting batteries, but am apprehensive will desist soon as his men desert fast & are glad at being near the river. The British were to make a sally upon them yesterday. Thi... See More
May 30, 1780
THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia, May 30, 1780 On the front page under "London" is part of a letter from Amsterdam stating: "...that several English gentlemen have been in company with the celebrated Paul Jones, who relate that he is proud & haughty, and can talk nothing of sea affairs; however, he has the good manners not to speak disrespectfully of the English; the ... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1752 An inside page has an extremely significant article titled: "A Cut and Description of a Machine, easily constructed, for making the Experiment by which Franklin's new Theory of Thunder is demonstrated" with descriptive text showing how this experiment works. Each piece of the illustration is identified as well. A great and ear... See More
Item #643503GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1758 The prime features of this issue are the two maps, one being a full page plate titled: "A Map of the Rhine Between Wesel & Duseldorp..." (see), and the other a foldout map measuring 8 by 10 1/2 inches titled "A Complete Chart of the Coast of France from Ostend, to Cape Finisterra, including the Opposite Coast of the British Chan... See More
December 10, 1789
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, December 10, 1789 The first and second columns on page 7 contains the report of George Barrington's trial at Old Bailey (see background below).
Page 3 also describes a slave revolt in Martinique which includes a letter from the former (?) slaves signed: "All The Negroes." The letter states: "We know that the King has made us free; we expect ... See More
Item #643445THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, April, 1788 Within this issue is a report concerning Commodore Phillips at Botany Bay reading: "The Botany fleet arrived at the Cape on the 13th of October, after a passage from Rio de Janeiro of only five weeks & four days. Commodore Phillips, after supplying the ships with sea stores, means to purchase live stock of every kind the country affor... See More
Item #643444THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1741 This issue includes over 1 1/2 pgs. on "The New Governour's Speech to the General Court or Assembly of New England" with a larger head of: "State of the War in America". This is concerning the battles with the Spanish in the Caribbean, specifically mentioning Cuba (see photos for portions).
This issue also features... See More
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