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Item #628947GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1788 Among the articles are: "Ireland Vindicated from a Hasty Charge of Cruelty & Credulity", some questions and answers regarding Negro slaves (see); and much more.
Near the back is a rather detailed account headed: "Grand Federal Procession" at Philadelphia, being the celebration of the Declaration of Independence and the e... See More
Item #628946GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1788 Among the articles are: "The Manner in Which Slaves Were Used at Rome" "Report on Slave Trade from Committee of Pennsylvania Assembly" "Original Letter from Dr. Rush of Philadelphia" signed in type: Benj. Rush. A report beginning: "Mr. John Wesley preached in the parish church of Bradford. His text was, 'The ... 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
August 15, 1728
THE POST-BOY, London, Aug. 15, 1728
* Rare title
A displayable issue with the two masthead engravings, plus the very decorative first letter of the text (see). The ftpg. has brief mention of ships: "...from Philadelphia, with corn..." and another ship from Maryland. The back page has a curious item concerning the death of a man (see).
Single sheet, 8 1/4 by 14 inches, partia... See More
July 20, 1758
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 20, 1758 Page 5 has most of a column headed: "America" with reports from Boston, New York & Philadelphia with some bits relating to the on-going French & Indian War (see).
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, never-trimmed margins, good condition.
May 4, 1813
THE WAR, New York, May 4, 1813
* USS Chesapeake
* Samuel Evans
The entire ftpg. is taken up with: "Chesapeake's Cruise" which is signed by Samuel Evans as sent to Commodore Decatur (photos show beginning). Inside pgs. have various reports concerning the War of 1812 including letters, reports from New London, Washington, Philadelphia, Mercer, Pennsylvania, and Norfolk. A... See More
April 3, 1735
THE AMERICAN WEEKLY MERCURY, Philadelphia, April 3, 1735 As any serious collector of newspapers knows, it is exceedingly difficult to find any colonial American newspapers from before 1760, let alone an issue from 1735. It began in 1719 and only published through 1749. It was the very first newspaper in all of the Middle Colonies, and only the fourth newspaper published in all of the A... See More
December 5, 1792
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 5, 1792 Page 3 has a report from "Congress of the United States" concerning discussion of: "The bill for determining the northern boundary of the territory ceded to the United States by North Carolina...". Much other news of the day and a wealth of ads, including a "Six Cents Reward" for a runaway appren... See More
March 16, 1787
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 16, 1787
* Shays' Rebellion
* Post Revolutionary War
Page 2 has a report concerning the Shays' Rebellion with: "...hear from Berkshire county that the spirit of opposition to government is far from being subdued in that quarter; that the insurgents are frequently collecting in small parties & making priso... See More
October 15, 1776
THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, October 15, 1776
* Rare Revolutionary War title from America
* Great year to have (1776)
The front page is a continuation of a dialogue concerning Pennsylvania creating a new form of government.
Page 3 has a report from Harlem which includes: "Yesterday morning about 4000 of the enemy landed at Fagg's or Frog's point, ab... See More
November 7, 1785
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 7, 1785
* Government close
* Post war era
Printed during the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War & the creation of the federal government. Page 2 includes letters written from Boston and Virginia. Page 3 has three ads for runaways & the back page has a nice illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufactu... See More
December 23, 1775
PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Dec. 23, 1775 Front page report mentions the meeting of a Provincial Congress in Charlestown, South Carolina. Interesting ftpg. letter concerning a runaway slave on board a British ship. Pg. 2 has political reports from New York & Philadelphia, including mention that: "...pursue every measure which the Congress may recommend to them a... See More
January 26, 1791
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 26, 1791
* re. Creating Washington D.C.
* President George Washington
Page 2 has "A Proclamation" issued by the President of the United States designating the exact location of the "permanent seat of Government".
The Proclamation, which takes a full column, states in part: "...And I do hereby declare.... See More
January 6, 1780
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET OR THE GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 6, 1780 A famous title that has very ornate lettering and an engraving of a ship in the masthead. Notable content includes, on the ftpg: "A Third ESSAY on FREE TRADE and FINANCES , humbly offered to the consideration of the Public. By a CITIZEN OF Philadelphia". It continues on pg. 2 and is to be concluded in a futur... See More
September 13, 1783
THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 13, 1783
* Rare title w/ great masthead
* re. End of the Revolutionary War
The photo shows one of the more decorative and larger engravings to be found in an 18th century American newspaper, making this a very nice issue for display.
The front page has a few bits with oblique references to the end of the Revolu... See More
March 22, 1777
THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 22, 1777 The front page is taken up with some legal issues concerning the governance of Philadelphia. Page 2 has an item from the Congress of New York concerning: "...divers persons...for notorious disaffection to the liberties of America & other sufficient causes, been sent into some or one of the neighbouring states...this Convent... See More
July 5, 1811
COLUMBIAN CHRONICLE, Philadelphia, July 5, 1811
* Great heraldic eagle masthead engraving
See the photo for perhaps the largest heraldic eagle engraving to be found in a masthead, the wingspan stretching nearly 7 inches. The ftpg. has various "Foreign Intelligence" including: "Confirmation of Massena's Defeat" with more news & ads inside.
Four pages, never ... See More
April 7, 1766
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, April 7, 1766
* Repealing the Stamp Act, in a English publication
The front page has more than a full column taken up with reports headed "America" which include: "...ports are again open & vessels are admitted to enter as usual without exacting the penalty of 10 pounds as prescribed in the Stamp Act. The Distributor here has rec... See More
July 12, 1777
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 12, 1777 An inside page has some items regarding the Revolutionary War in America, bits including: "...two American gentlemen, said to be deputies from the Congress...bought & contracted for immense quantities of linen & woolen cloth, tents, arms, etc. for the use of the American army..." with more (see).
Also on this page is an "Ex... See More
July 10, 1777
LONDON CHRONICLE, July 10, 1777 On an inside page under "London" is news from New York which includes: "...They...mention, that the Congress and Committees continue to commit the greatest cruelties upon those people they call Tories, and who do not join in the rebellion...".
Immediately following is an extract of a letter has details about an attack by Lord Cornwallis up... See More
October 23, 1788
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 23, 1788 The front page is filled with ads including 16 illustrated ship ads. Page 2 has an item: "On Tuesday last an oration on the adoption of the Federal constitution was spoken at Mr. Brown's English school...large number of ladies & gentlemen were present...". Much other news of the day.
Four pages, never-... See More
November 5, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 5, 1767 Page 2 has a report announcing the birth of a son to King George III, with: "This day about noon the Queen was happily delivered of a Prince...This great event was soon after made known by the firing of the Tower guns. Her majesty is, God be praised, as well as can be expected; and the young Prince is in perfect health." This was Prince E... See More
April 2, 1791
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 2, 1791 Front page has a notice for a "Grand Concert", and ads headed: "M. d. Duport, Dancing Master" "Silver Watches, Clapped & Plain" and "Andrew Summers, Junior, Broker". Many others, taking all of the front page.
Four pages, minor foxing, nice condition.
November 25, 1807
THE TICKLER, Philadelphia, Nov. 25, 1807
* Uncommon title
* Unusual masthead engraving
The masthead features a very unusual engraving of a dog and an arm holding a switch, & notes: "by Toby Scratch'em". Quite rare in that page 3 has a large cartoonish engraving headed: "The Asiatic Mode of Exalting Merit" (see).
Four pages, bit of foxing, nice condition.... See More
March 3, 1798
THE WEEKLY MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, March 3, 1798 An uncommon title which lasted only from Feb., 1798 thru June, 1799, during which time it was suspended for 6 months due to the death of the editor. Mostly literary content but the issue begins with "Essay III....on the Amusing Accomplishments of Drawings, Shading & Painting..." which also includes a full page plate (unusual in t... See More
September 13, 1809
THE TICKLER, Philadelphia, Sept. 13, 1809 The masthead features a very unusual engraving of a dog and an arm holding a switch, & notes: "by Toby Scratch'em". Complete as a single sheet issue, bit of foxing, generally nice condition.
April 21, 1813
THE TICKLER, Philadelphia, April 21, 1813 The masthead features a very unusual engraving of a dog and an arm holding a switch, & notes: "by Toby Scratch'em". Complete as a single sheet issue, some foxing, generally good.
April 28, 1813
THE TICKLER, Philadelphia, April 28, 1813 The masthead features a very unusual engraving of a dog and an arm holding a switch, & notes: "by Toby Scratch'em". Various literary & news items. Complete as a single sheet issue, generally good.
June 2, 1813
THE TICKLER, Philadelphia, June 2, 1813 The masthead features a very unusual engraving of a dog and an arm holding a switch, & notes: "by Toby Scratch'em". The back page has a comic illustration (see). Complete as a single sheet issue, generally good.
May 24, 1809
THE TICKLER, Philadelphia, May 24, 1809
* Uncommon title
* Unusual masthead engraving
The masthead features a very unusual engraving of a dog and an arm holding a switch, & notes: "by Toby Scratch'em". The back page has a comic illustration (see). Four pages, bit irregular at the spine, a few minor margin tears, generally nice.... See More
October 27, 1792
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 27, 1792
* Richard Henry Lee retires
* Statesman - Founding Father
The front page features 26 illustrated ship advertisements. Page 3 has an item from the Virginia legislature concerning: "...communicate to Richard Henry Lee the high sense entertained by his country of the services rendered by him through the course of a ... See More
Item #605484THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1780 A fine opportunity to purchase a magazine from during the Revolutionary War at a reasonable price, as there is very little American content in this issue. Just one report in the "Historical Chronicle" with two items: "There have been no material advices from America that can be rely'd on. A vague report...that two French sh... See More
Item #605483THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1780
* American Revolutionary War
* From the enemy
A fine opportunity to purchase a magazine from during the Revolutionary War at a reasonable price, as there is very little American content in this issue. Just one report in the "Historical Chronicle" with two items: "There have been no material advices from America that can ... See More
November 21, 1795
THE WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, Nov. 21, 1795 Basically a literary-themed newspaper, but page 3 has reports from Philadelphia, New Haven, London, & Cork.
Four pages, 9 1/2 by 12 inches, scattered foxing, generally nice.
September 24, 1792
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 24, 1792 The front page features 19 illustrated ship advertisements. Page 3 has a curious article from Pittsburgh concerning a man captured by Indians near Grave Creek in Ohio County.
Four pages, very nice condition.
October 19, 1769
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 19, 1769 The back page has a letter from Philadelphia which includes: "It is with much pleasure I acquaint you the Act of Parliament imposing a duty on paper, glass, etc. imported from Great Britain into the American provinces operates in the most profitable manner for them...Our farmer wives, daughters & servants now employ that time in carding, ... See More
September 14, 1769
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 14, 1769
* Non-Importation agreement
Page 2 has most of a column taken up with reports from Charleston headed: "America" has much on the concern for plantings & the drought. Page 6 has most of a column taken up with reports from Philadelphia concerning non-importation, including: "Unanimously Resolved, That the committee shall not... See More
August 26, 1769
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Aug. 26, 1769 Page 2 has most of a column taken up with reports headed "America" with Boston, Williamsburg, and Philadelphia datelines. The Boston report ends with: "...Resolved...when the governor of the Province had wantonly dissolved the General Assembly & arbitrarily refused to call another upon the repeated dutiful petition of the people." T... See More
July 25, 1769
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 25, 1769 Page 2 has reports headed: "America" with datelines from Philadelphia & New York, the latter noting: "...the disputes with the Indians at Detroit were amicably adjusted & peace again settled...".
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice, clean condition.
July 8, 1769
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 8, 1769 The front page has half a column headed: "America" with datelines from Boston, Charleston & Philadelphia. The Boston report concerning exposing those merchants who chose not to conform to the non-importation agreement, noting in part: "Inasmuch as some persons among us have...preferred their own supposed private advantage to the ... See More
March 14, 1801
THE PORT FOLIO, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 14, 1801 Edited by Joseph Dennie under the pseudonym "Oliver Oldschool" and Asbury Dickins, it espoused republican values and was the first important political & literary journal in the United States. Has a wide variety of content but an emphasis on literary items. This is the volume 1, number 11 issue.
The frontpage has the 11... See More
May 6, 1788
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 6, 1788 Although mostly filled ads with news on pages 2 & 3 including datelines from Philadelphia, Wilmington, Providence, Dublin, London and elsewhere.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.
February 11, 1794
DUNLAP AND CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 11, 1794 Page 3 has a letter headed "Carlisle" which begins: "At this present crisis there is every appearance of a war with the United States, it is hoped that wise and able General Washington will prevent the effusion of human blood & horrors of war..." with more (see).
June 27, 1792
THE NEW YORK JOURNAL & PATRIOTIC REGISTER, June 27, 1792 The front page is filled with ads, and inside has reports from Boston, Philadelphia, Salem, New York, Charleston & elsewhere.
Four pages, a few tiny worm holes, very nice condition.
June 5, 1779
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, June 5, 1779
* Revolutionary War
* John Burgoyne's army
Page 3 has an item noting: "The miserable remains of Burgoyne's army are at last released from captivity & are now on their passage home from Boston. It would indeed have added more to the military character, honour, and humanity of their commander to have staid with them, to ... See More
April 7, 1791
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 7, 1791 Page 2 has a report from "Annapolis" which begins: "Early on Friday morning last this city was honoured by the arrival of the President, attended by only his private secretary, major Jackson..." with more on this (see).
Four pages, the bottom right corners have been archivally mended, but otherwise in ve... See More
June 28, 1814
PHILADELPHIA MERCANTILE ADVERTISER, June 28, 1814 Perhaps the finest feature of this issue is the front page, as it is totally taken up with ads, and the masthead features a huge eagle with a nearly 7 inch wingspread. Very displayable and from during the War of 1812.
Four pages, nice condition.
August 2, 1777
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 2, 1777 Page 2 includes: "The last advices received from Gen. Howe...mention that he was then in motion with the main body of the army in the Jerseys to attack Philadelphia...consequently that the various reports of the defeat of Gen. Howe and Lord Cornwallis are without foundation....Notwithstanding all that has appeared in the papers about Gen... See More
July 26, 1777
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, July 26, 1777 Page 2 has: "...They say that the rebel camp under Washington broke up at Bound Brook in the night & leaving their fires burning, had marched for Philadelphia..." and further on a letter from New York includes: "General Howe is gone to Brunswick where the army are now encamped except those left for the defence of the city ... See More
July 14, 1777
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, July 14, 1777 Page 2 has: "...advice was received of a very considerable body of the rebel army commanded by Arnold and Sullivan having stole a march and got in the rear of our reserve, had obliged Lord Cornwallis to alter his front & post picquet guards all around him, by which the battalions are greatly weakened." Also: "General Lee, ... See More
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