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August 28, 1770
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Aug. 28, 1770 Inside under: "AMERICA, Philadelphia" is a report of: "...English goods arrived here...which were purchased by two shopkeepers...contrary to the non-importation agreement; upon which the committee of merchants sent for them & represented the impropriety of their conduct, which they readily acknowledged & the good were i... See More
December 31, 1773
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, December 31, 1773
* Early Nova Scotia description
Inside has: "...a Letter from a gentleman who emigrated from Scotland...dated Nova Scotia, Fort Cumberland..." which is very descriptive of Halifax and the vicinity (see photos). Other news of the day throughout including various ads. Eight pages, some dirtiness, more so at the folds, measur... See More
May 24, 1784
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, May 24, 1784 As seen in the photo the front page includes a nice red-inked tax stamp which not only has the restrike die number but the full plate number (99% of it) as well: "No. 6" in the lower right corner. This four page newspaper has considerable news from Europe throughout, with the entire front page taken up with ads, including several acco... See More
August 25, 1774
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 25, 1774 Page 2 has a letter from Pittsburgh concerning Indians & more (see), followed by a letter from Carlisle, Pennsylvania relating to the same trouble and the events around Fort Pitt, including: "...We hear from Virginia that a large body of men are going out against the Indians by order of government; the rendezvous to be at the mouth of G... See More
May 1, 1769
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, May 1, 1769
* Sir Joshua Reynolds knighted
* 18th century English painter
Page 2 has a brief report noting: "Friday his Majesty was pleased to confer the honour of Knighthood on Joshua Reynolds, Esq., President of the Royal Academy of Paining, etc. He is the first Limner who has had that honour conferred on him since the reign of Charles II.&qu... See More
Item #559414THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, 1760'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 1760's.
Item #538188THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, 1785 A nice 18th century Scottish newspaper with the entire front page taken up with ads, with various news of the day on the inside pages. Some of the ads have illustrations as well.
Complete in 4 pages, partial red-inked tax stamp on the front page folio size, some light browning or dirtiness, generally nice condition.
March 13, 1794
CALEDONIAN MERCURY, Edinburgh, Scotland, March 13, 1794 The front page has a notice announcing an exhibition of Anna Fontaine, The Wonderful Italian Lady described as the: "...shortest women in the world....She is only 28 inches high, 42 years of age, born without hands, arms, or legs, except stumps from her shoulders... Says she can walk unassisted, has three children", plus... See More
June 8, 1770
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, June 8, 1770 An inside page has a letter from Virginia which includes: "The colonies wait silently for the determination of parliament concerning the revenue act. They have done all in their power to prohibit or retard the sale of British commodities but a view of our imports will show how ineffectual their efforts have been & how useless &... See More
Item #208979THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, 1759 A nice Scottish newspaper from this significant year during the French & Indian War, however this issues does not have any noteworthy content relating to the war. But much news of the day, mostly from Europe, and many ads as well. Relatively nice condition with some light browning or dirtiness, small folio-size measuring about 9 1/2 by 14 1/2 inche... See More
Item #208447THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, 1785 A nice 18th century Scottish newspaper with the entire front page taken up with ads, with various news of the day on the inside pages. Some of the ads have illustrations as well. Complete in 4 pages, partial red-inked tax stamp on the front page folio size, some light browning or dirtiness, generally nice condition. The photo shown below is "... See More
Item #208424THE CALEDONIAN MERCURY, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1791 A nice newspapers from the late 1700's carrying various news of the day and a wealth of ads. The entire front page is taken up with ads, a few of which are illustrated. Nice engraving in the middle of the masthead showing the "mercury" figure. Folio size, complete in 4 pages, some scattered browning or foxing, generally in good condit... See More
Item #207651THE GLASGOW COURIER, Scotland, 1799 An uncommon late 18th century title from Scotland, as Edinburgh issues are more typically found. Various news of the day on pages 1, 2 & 3 with the back page mostly taken up with ads, and other ads scattered on page 3 as well. Folio-size, complete in 4 pages, a few small binding holes at the blank spine margin, and a partial red-inked tax stamp at the top of... See More
Item #207539THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, 1727 This will likely be one of the earliest dated Scottish newspapers you will come across. Complete in 4 pages with various news of the day from throughout Europe, the front page features an ornately engraved first letter (see photo). Some light dirtiness & rubbing to the front page with some edge wear. Measures about 7 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches. The photo ... See More
Item #207537THE CALEDONIAN MERCURY, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1745 This is one of the more famous 18th century titles from Scotland, complete in four pages and with various news of the day and ads as well. We have several issues from the significant year of 1745 from during the Jacobite Rebellion, and great to have a newspaper from Scotland at this time! Some light soiling to the front page, otherwise in rather ni... See More
Item #204516THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, 1765 A rather uncommon title from before the Revolutionary War and a nice opportunity for a British newspaper from during the year of the Stamp Act in the colonies. Contents include various news of the day with a wealth of ads as well. Complete in 8 pages & measuring about 8 1/2 by 11 inches, never trimmed at the margin, some light rubbing a... See More
Item #204451EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, 1746 A fine, four page issue from during the midst of the Jacobite Rebellion. Nice to have a perspective of political and news reports from Scotland during this troubled period in British history. Very nice condition. The photo shown is generic. The actual date you receive will be slightly different but will be from 1746.
Item #121044THE LOUNGER, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1786. Basically an editorial-style newspaper of four pages, without any current news of the day. We rarely find 18th century periodicals from Scotland. Four pages, measuring about 8 by 13 inches, very nice condition. 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 f... See More
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