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December 7, 1799
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL AND MASSACHUSETTS FEDERALIST, Boston, December 7, 1799
* Declaration of War, by the King of Spain, against the Emperor of Russia
The front page has in column 2, "Declaration of War, by the King of Spain, against the Emperor of Russia," followed by considerable text. Additional supporting articles are found on both the front page and within the issue (see im... See More
January 1, 1789
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1789 Among the articles are: "Calculus of the Ensuing Transit of Mercury" which includes an illustration (see photos); "Thoughts on dueling" "Cruelty Towards Animals, Particularly Horses, Reprobated" and much more. Near the back is news from: "America" with various items including laws for shipping, a repo... See More
March 25, 1790
SUPPLEMENT TO THE INDEPENDENCE CHRONICLE, Boston, March 25, 1790 An interesting double broadside taken up mostly with: "EXCISE ACT. An Act to Raise a Public Revenue by Excise & to Regulate the Collection thereof." for the state of Mass. There are two folio leafs, each printed on the front side only. The 2nd leaf is signed in type by the governor: John Hancock, as is another doc... See More
Item #630784THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1792 One of the features of this issue is a facsimile plate of an answer by Oliver Cromwell to the East India Merchants in 1657, and of the handwriting of the several petitioners (see photos). Another plate shows a beautiful view of Hanbury Church in Staffordshire.
Near the back is news headed: "America" which is mostly concerning Cana... See More
February 21, 1792
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, February 21, 1792 Page 3 has a brief report "La Chevaliere D'Eon's collection of Vauban's manuscripts has been sold for the insufficient price of 500l." d'Eon was a French diplomat, spy, freemason and soldier whose sex had been questioned from time to time.
Complete in four pages, measuring 12 1/2 by 18 inches ... See More
February 10, 1799
BELL'S WEEKLY MESSENGER, London Feb. 10, 1799
* re. Alien & Sedition Acts
* Kentucky opposes
Page 2 contains a report headed: "America" with a "Legislature of Kentucky" dateline, noting: "The Governor of Kentucky...profess a strong attachment to the Federal Constitution, have nevertheless assumed the posture of opposition to the government & ... See More
July 18, 1795
THE HULL ADVERTISER & EXCHANGE GAZETTE, England, July 18, 1795
* Rare title... 18th century original...
Page 2 has a report from the French "National Convention" which begins: "The following objections to the new Constitution were read from the memorial presented by Thomas Paine..." with more.
Four pages, bit irregular at the spine, good cond... See More
June 1, 1792
THE BRITISH CHRONICLE OR UNION GAZETTE, Kelso, Scotland, June 1, 1792
* Rare 18th century title
* King George III
This is the first newspaper we have ever offered from this Scottish town. Page 3 has two "Proclamation" documents from the King of England. Other news of the day.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice red tax stamp on the ftpg., good condition.... See More
September 21, 1786
THE MORNING CHRONICLE & LONDON ADVERTISER, England, Sept. 21, 1786 Page 2 has an interesting--and early--account of a balloon ascension in Salisbury, but was cut short to dis dismay of the 10,000 who were witnesses, noting: "...Thus ended an exhibition...who retired much disappointed and not a little incensed." (see)
Four pages, red tax stamp on the front page, untrimmed margi... See More
June 11, 1792
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, June 11, 1792
* Rare 18th century title
* Early Native Americans
* Red tax stamp
Page 3 has news items headed "Philadelphia" and "New York" the former including: "...45 Indians of distinction from the Norther Tribes of the Six Nations arrived in this city..." and also: "The inhabitants of Georgia are ... See More
March 1, 1787
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1787
* 18th century reader's digest
* Early America reports
Included near the back is nearly a full page of: "American News", beginning with mention that Virginia has created duties on imports, with details. From New York is mention that: "Congress have lately concluded a negociation with the Court of Lisbon in respect of tra... See More
April 1, 1787
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1787 Included is a very lengthy review of a new book: "Travels in North America in the Years 1780, 1, & 2" which takes up 3 pages with much detail on lie in America during these closing years of the Revolutionary War (see for portions). An interesting and early travelogue.
Near the back is nearly a column headed: "American News&quo... See More
Item #629939THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1795
* Re. revolutionary War prisoners
* George Washington & Thomas Gage
Included is: "General Gage's Answer to General Washington" dated at Boston, Aug. 13, 1775, which is in response to Washington's complaint that American prisoners were being treated very poorly. Gage does in part: "...Britons, ever pe... See More
Item #629935THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1795
* President George Washington
* Officer in the British Army ?
Included is a letter to the publisher concerning George Washington, referencing his bravery & military prowess fro the French & Indian War (see). Further on it notes: "...In the regular standing army of Great Britain he never held any commission: and this p... See More
Item #629924THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1794
* Island of Corsica
* American military
Included are: "Description of Corsica" which takes over a full page; "William the Lion, King of Scotland" which includes a full page print of him (see); and a small item near the back includes: "The Americans, with the best disposition to preserve peace, are making great &... See More
October 8, 1788
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia Oct. 8, 1788
* re. Treaty of Paris - Peace
Page 2 contains an interesting report noting: "A gentleman from Canada informs us...that the British court was determined not to surrender the western posts until the Americans should make full restitution to their merchants for the losses they have sustained by the infraction of the trea... See More
October 18, 1788
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 18, 1788
* 18th century America
The front page features 18 illustrated ship ads. Page 3 has a report from the "Journal of Congress" concerning a Resolve: "That measures be taken for confirming in their possessions & titles the French & Canadian inhabitants & other settlers at Post St. Vincents on the Mi... See More
November 30, 1785
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 30, 1785 Page 2 has an item: "The request of the United States to their great and good alley [France] to furnish them with $400,000 in order to bribe the Algerines to a peace meets, it is said, with a very cool reception at Paris...how far that measure may be consistent with the safety & independence of the United States... See More
November 19, 1785
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 19, 1785
* John Paul Jones
The front page features 20 illustrated ship ads. Page 3 has a brief item with a rare mention of John Paul Jones from after the Revolutionary War in a letter from a member of Congress at New York: "...a war being declared against us by Algiers, is, I believe, too well founded & renders it ... See More
April 19, 1793
THE SUN, London, April 19 1793 News reports are almost entirely European however page 2 has a report headed: "Quebec" which includes: "The inhabitants of Quebec have...been alarmed by the report of an intended general mutiny in the Prince's Regiment, the Royal Fusileers...formed a plan...of securing the governor, the Prince...plundering the town, and...marching with ... See More
April 13, 1798
THE SHREWSBURY CHRONICLE, England, April 13, 1798
* Rare 18th century title
See the very handsome masthead with this issue. Plus the front page has a nice red tax stamp. Various European news of the day, four pages, never-trimmed margins. Stain to an upper corner, bit irregular at the spine, a few internal archival mends near margins, generally nice.... See More
Item #629231THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, November, 1793
* John Hancock death (1st report)
* American revolution patriot
* Declaration of Independence fame
Although there is a wide range of interesting articles in the body of this issue, certainly the most significant is one of the more inconspicuous, being the announcement of the death of John Hancock. Perhaps it is not unexpected that... See More
Item #629165GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1796 Included is a very interesting article titled: "Present State of Printing and Bookselling in America" which is great for our hobby as there is talk of newspaper printing as well, including; "...people of North America manufacture their own paper...The newspapers of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and Mary... See More
Item #629122GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1791
* General Joseph Harmar
* Northwest Territory campaign
* Native Americans - Indians
One of the plates has several prints of early coins with some descriptive text as well (see). Another plate has a coastal: "View Near Margate" plus a: "View in Lower Saxony". Another page has an article and a small print of the... See More
Item #629065SUPPLEMENT FOR THE YEAR 1787 for Gentleman's Magazine, England. Within this supplement issue, which was published at the end of the year, is a full page print of various coins, one of which is the Nova Cesarea New Jersey colonial coin dated 1786, with a very brief note on it on the following page: "Fig. 6 is sent us for decyphering as a supposed American coin." which it is. The print... See More
Item #628816THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, January, 1789 This title has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, having begun in September, 1786 and lasting until December, 1792.
Among the articles are: "An Account of the Manners of the German Inhabitants of Pennsylvania" which takes 7 1/2 pages. Also a full page chart of the: "Moral and Physical Thermometer"... See More
February 24, 1798
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, February 24, 1798
* Presidents John Adams & Thomas Jefferson
On the front page under "Laws of the United States" are six "Acts", each signed in script type: John Adams & in block type: TH: Jefferson (see). One of the acts allowed for compensation "...to the door keeper of the Senate, and his assistant; for their services duri... See More
December 4, 1790
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 4, 1790 Page 2 has a piece concerning the discussion in the Virginia Assembly on the assumption of the state debts by Congress (see). Page 3 has: "Column On Beacon Hill" which has much detail on it, noting the specifics of the inscriptions on all 4 sides noting the significant battles & other events relating to the Revolutionary War (see).
Four... See More
November 24, 1798
WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, Nov. 24, 1798
* French campaign in Egypt and Syria
* Battle of the Pyramids
The bottom of page 3 has a brief item: "The accounts of the defeat of Buonaparte, by the Arabs, is not official; and is in some parts contradictory. The Directory has announced to the Councils that he entered Cairo, the last of July. We must wait for something official on his hea... See More
June 1, 1795
FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, June 1, 1795
* Battle of Genoa
* Naval engagement
Page 2 includes: "Engagement on the Mediterranean" and: "Naval Engagement" plus other news reports. The back page has an ad: "Tho. & John Hancock" concerning these sons: "Respectfully inform their friends & the public that they have taken that large & commodious sto... See More
August 30, 1796
KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, Aug. 30, 1796 Two nice engravings in the masthead, one of the cathedral at Canterbury. Various news of the day with the back page having 2 letters signed in type by: Buonaparte. Bit close-trimmed at the top of the back leaf affects the top line, otherwise very nice condition.
May 26, 1798
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 26, 1798
* President John Adams
A nice issue for display as the front page contains not just one but six letters, each signed in type by the president: JOHN ADAMS. There are two more letters signed by Adams on page 2. These letters are in response to letters sent to him by people or groups in Lancaster & Harrisburg, Penna., and also Burlington ... See More
November 14, 1785
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 14, 1785
* Colonial tricorne hat advertisement
The ftpg. is filled with ads including 16 illustrated ship ads (see). Printed during the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War & the creation of the federal government. Pg. 3 has an item from Charleston noting: "We are informed that Congress have sent a... See More
December 10, 1798
THE FARMER'S WEEKLY MUSEUM: NEW HAMPSHIRE & VERMONT JOURNAL, Walpole, Dec. 10, 1798
* Lord Horatio Nelson letter
* Battle of the Nile victory
* Napoleon Bonaparte
A very historic issue as page 2 has the notable letter signed in type by: Horatio Nelson in which he announces his victory over Napoleon Buonaparte & the French army at the Battle of the Nile. It begins: "A... See More
Item #628417THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, October, 1790 The bulk of the issue is taken up with a wide range of eclectic articles as noted in the title/contents page. The issue begins with a story: "The New Pygmalion" which is accompanied by a full page engraving titled: "I am an Orphan sir". Rare that this engraved plate is present as most were removed years ago. The plate has ... See More
Item #628415THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, November, 1790 The bulk of the issue is taken up with a wide range of eclectic articles as noted in the title/contents page. Among the articles are: "Description of the Person of Christ, From Josephus" "New Account of the Patagonians" "Reflections on the Unbounded & Astonishing Scenes of Creation" "The Family Economy & ... See More
Item #628337THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, June, 1795
* John Jay election victory
* 2nd Governor of New York
The bulk of the issue is taken up with a wide range of eclectic articles. Among the articles are: "Remarks on the Clergy" "On Compulsory Laws Respecting Marriages" "Of the Cathedral at Toledo" and much more. Near the back is the "Monthly Gazette"... See More
October 1, 1791
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 1, 1791 Page 3 contains a: "Proclamation" from Martinique. Other news reports from Calcutta, Bombay, Constantinople, Brussels and New London.
Four pages, minor loss to the top margin, generally good condition.
December 30, 1791
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, Dec. 30, 1791 From a time before internet dating, page 3 contains an interesting--and hopefully tongue-in-check--report headed: "Advertisements Matrimonial" which provides amusing reading if nothing else.
Four pages, very nice condition.
February 21, 1799
CONNECTICUT JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, New Haven, Feb. 21, 1799 A page 2 report from "Troy" says that a group of men, mostly Quakers, recently purchased: "...the principal part of the village of Lunenberg, on the North River, opposite the city of Hudson..." plus a few details about Lunenberg's ideal location. Note: The North River is now the Hudson River.
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January 7, 1796
CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New-Haven, Jan. 7, 1796 Page 3 has an item noting: "On Wednesday the 30th ult. was installed in the Ministry over the church and Society in Colebrook, the Rev. Jonathan Edwards, D.D." This was the son of the famous clergyman Jonathan Edwards.
Four pages, various stains throughout, a few small holes, never-trimmed margins.
May 23, 1798
THE MORNING CHRONICLE, London, May 23, 1798 One of the more notable newspapers of the 18th century with much news from England as well as some items concerning the Napoleonic War. Page 2 has a report on a trial for high treason.
Four pages, partially loose at the spine & a bit irregular at the spine, generally good.
December 27, 1788
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 27, 1788
* United States House of Representatives elections
Page 2 has a lengthy: "Account of the Pelew Islands", now the Palau Islands, in the Western Pacific. Page 3 has an item from New Hampshire: "...our fellow citizens are to assemble for the choice of 3 suitable persons to serve as representatives from ... See More
June 10, 1791
DUNLAPS AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 10, 1791
* Beginning of the nation's capital
A page 3 report datelined "George-Town, June 4", reads, in full: "On Saturday last, Mr. Ellicott, the Geographer General of the United States compleated six main lines of the Federal city: He is now engaged in clearing and bounding the lines of the District of ten miles... See More
November 13, 1790
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 13, 1790
* Patriots George Read & William Patterson
Page 3 reports that George Read was unanimously re-elected Senator of Delaware. A second item says: "The Hon. William Patterson, Esq. Senator of the United States, from New Jersey is unanimously elected Governor of that State." Both of these men signed the Constitution of the United State... See More
March 28, 1799
CONNECTICUT JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, New Haven, March 28, 1799
* Yellow fever Epidemic
A page 3 report from "Boston" states that sacks of feathers were recently seized at Newport, bought by Connecticut feather dealers at New York: "...in beds, shifted and brot for sale. The beds had been lain upon by persons who died of the Yellow Fever; and it is a general... See More
December 2, 1799
THE MONTHLY REVIEW ENLARGED, London, Appendix to the 19th Volume, from 1799 (year in Roman numerals on the inside title page) This very uncommon title still has the blue/green outer wrappers. These wrappers are in uncommonly nice condition as more typically they are quite worn, with a year near the string binding and expected wrinkling at the edges.
The front wrapper includes the title/inde... See More
November 24, 1796
THE COURIER & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Boston, November 24, 1796 Certainly one of the less common 18th century American titles. This was the continuation of "The Federal Orrery" newspaper, changing the title to that noted with the Nov. 3, 1796 issue, and Brigham notes that the newspaper discontinued with the Dec. 8, 1796 issue.
Being a semi-weekly this would mean only about ten iss... See More
April 28, 1798
THE SPECTATOR, New York, April 28, 1798
* President John Adams
The front page has an address to President John Adams from the borough of York, Pennsylvania, "To which the President Returned the following answer" which is signed in type: John Adams. Page 2 has a response to the people of Philadelphia signed: John Adams. Other content concerning the rising tensions with some co... See More
June 14, 1787
THE NEW-HAVEN GAZETTE & THE CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE, June 14, 1787 (in Roman numerals) Page 3 has a brief letter from a surveyor in the "Western Country" dated at Fort Pitt. Also an interesting letter from London concerning the Constitution, noting: "...Your federal government is a point of great difficulty & Importance...dread the thoughts of such a division of the... See More
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