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Item #629047GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1793 Included is a nice full page print of a: "View of Matlock" in England with a related article. Also a full page plate of a: "View Near Caplow Wood, 8 Miles from Hereford". Among the articles are: "Minutes of the Proceedings of the National Convention of France" concerning the French Revolution, continued from a p... See More
December 2, 1788
SUPPLEMENT FOR THE YEAR 1788 for Gentleman's Magazine. Beginning on page 2 is an article: "Thoughts on the Manner in Which America was First Peopled" which takes two pages. Near the back is the conclusion of a detailed report on the: "Grand Federal Procession at Philadelphia" celebrating the 4th of July and the creation of the new federal Constitution. This content ta... See More
November 1, 1788
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1788 A feature of this issue would be the 3 plates which are still present, the first being a somewhat large foldout of the "Monument of Dr. Wilson at Walbrook Church" with a related article. Another has an interesting print showing microscopic images of ants, with a related article (see).
At the back is the continuation of a rather ... See More
Item #628948GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1788 A nice feature of this issue is the full page plate captioned: "The North East View of Shrewsbury Castle" with a detailed article as well. Among other articles is: "A Prophecy Relative to American Remarkably Fulfilled".
Perhaps the most notable content is near the back headed: "America - Grand Federal Procession at P... See More
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
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
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.
Printed by John Du... 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
Item #607657THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, April, 1787 This is the "second edition" printed in 1789, as noted on the title/contents page (see). One of the more successful American magazines of the 18th century, in fact one of a relatively few which survived more than a few years.
The issue begins with: "Address of the convention Held at Annapolis in Sept., 1786" signed in type b... 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
June 29, 1773
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, June 29, 1773
* New York-Massachusetts boundary dispute
Inside has a report headed: "America" which includes a report of a planned meeting between the governors of New York & Massachusetts over the boundary line dispute. Also reports from Newport, New London, and Philadelphia (see).
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, very nice condition.... See More
June 3, 1786
THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, June 3, 1786 The middle of the front page has a report datelined "Philadelphia, April 2, 1786" which paints a dismal portrait: "This country is in a deplorable & uncertain state; its foreign trade limited...Their internal situation is equally bad--the New Englanders have taken up arms..." with much more, including mention of armed tro... See More
June 9, 1777
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, June 9, 1777 Most of the front page is taken up with the continued: "Further Extract from the Letters sent by the Missionaries in America to the Society for Propagating the Gospel in Foreign Parts" which ties to the Revolutionary War, including: "...Matters now became critical in the highest degree. The rebel army amounted to near 30,00... See More
May 24, 1777
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, May 24, 1777 Page 2 has a few reports concerning the Revolutionary War including: "From Connecticut that the jail in that colony are filled with loyal Americans who are treated in the most barbarous manner. Some are chained on their backs to the floor & others so loaded with irons that they can hardly walk...General Lee has a good room in New Yor... See More
May 19, 1777
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, May 19, 1777 Among page 2 war-related items are: "Massachusetts Bay is to raise 15 battalions for Washington's army. These levies were appointed to rendezvous at Cambridge & other places...on the 10th of March. After they were to join the Continental army. As cloathing is exceedingly scarce...Till these necessaries were collected, or rather t... See More
May 14, 1777
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, May 14, 1777 Over half of the front page is taken up with American news, including: "A Scheme for Reducing America to Obedience...by a Well-wisher to Government" (see). This is followed by reports from the New York Gazette which reports two military skirmishes, including: "...ordered out to attack a party of the rebels at De Lancey's Mi... See More
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