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THE GAZETTEER & NEW DAILY ADVERTISER, London, Sept. 28, 1768
* Very early boxing
Page 2 has a brief report of a boxing match noting: "...the bruising match for 50 guineas & many betts depending, between Carter the fighting glass-blower, & Edmonds, the Uxbridge drover..." with a bit more (see). Also a report from Charleston concerning the Regulators (see).
Four pa... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 30, 1762 An inside page has a very brief item headed: "America" and datelined from New York noting: "On Tuesday last Col. Amherst, Commander of the expedition to Newfoundland, arrived here on board the Enterprize, Capt. Houlton." (see).
Eight pages, nice condition.
* Early Alaska
Perhaps the primary item in this issue is a very nice, detailed article titled: "Some Account of a Chart lately published by M. de l Isle, with the different Conjectures and Opinions it has produced; from a Tract called, A Letter from a Russian Sea Officer to a Person of Distinction at Petersborough, &
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, London, December 1, 1757 Within this issue is an ad for an instrument which helps detect fraudulent/counterfeit gold, which includes a nice illustrated woodcut of the patent for the device: "Bradford Darby & Hull's - by The Kings Patent". News of the day with reports from throughout the world along with period advertising are present throughout.&... See More
* Mount Vesuvius eruption
* Gulf of Naples, Italy
The reverse side of the title/contents page is entirely taken up with: "Advices from the American Continent" which begins: "Private animosities break out almost every day into outrage at Boston between the king's officers and the leaders of opposition t... See More
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, April 22, 1766 Inside has a brief item noting: "Sunday morning last a North American Indian, a convert to the Christian religion, preached a sermon at the Rev. Dr. Chandler's meeting in the Old-Jewry to a very numerous and polite audience...".
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, never-trimmed margins, full red tax stamp on the back page, very n... See More
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, April 18, 1766 Inside has reports from Philadelphia, Halifax & New York, some relating to the Stamp Act (see). Otherwise mostly European reports.
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, never-trimmed margins, full red tax stamp on the back page, very nice condition.
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Dec. 31, 1765 A response to the King from members of the House of Commons pledges that: "...we will not fail...to apply ourselves with the utmost diligence & attention to those important occurrences in America which your Majesty recommends to our consideration..." (see).
A letter from New York states: "...from the Illinois. They s... See More
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Oct. 29, 1765
* Repealing the Stamp Act ?
There are several small bits concerning the colonies, including: "Some letters from North America assert that the colonies were actually threatened with another Indian war." and "It is reported that as soon as the parliament meets, some considerable alterations will be made in the America... See More
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Oct. 8, 1765 Near the back is mention of a desire to fight back against the Stamp Act, noting: "The postscript of a letter from New York says, 'We have sent over large commissions to England for halfpence and farthings on account of the stamp and post office duties, and to answer the occasions of small change, our merchants being determined to res... See More
THE ADVENTURER, London, England, 1753
* Rare 18th century title
An uncommon essay-format bi-weekly newspaper addressed specifically to men, containing six pages & lasting only for 17 months from 1752 to 1753. While each issue varies, common contributors included John Hawkesworth and Samuel Johnson.
A decorative embellishment at the top of the front page is present on each issue. ... See More
* Battle of Quebec
* Map of the war in Germany
* French and Indian War
A feature of this issue is the "French Account of the Raising the Siege of Quebec" which takes over half a page (see for portions). There is also: "A Description of a Water Mill of a New Construction..." for grinding sugar cane in Jamaica, which in... See More
SUPPLEMENT TO THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, May 16, 1768 The front page is taken up with a wide variety of news reports from London including one item noting: "...the colony agents have orders...to obtain an act of Parliament for the encouragement of the linen manufactury in North America...". An inside page has reports from "Boston" including: "...considering them too... See More
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, Glocester, April 14, 1766 The second page of this issue has a report "Mr. Pit [the elder], having taken a house at Bath for seven years, proposes to spend the remainder of his time either at Bath or at his seat in the west; so that the report of his being created a Peer, and that of his coming into the Ministry, seems without foundation." There are nume... See More
SUPPLEMENT TO THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, June 6, 1768 This is the four page "Supplement" issue to the regular eight page newspaper of the same date. Almost all of the four pages are taken up with reports from London, although the back page has most of a column headed "Boston" (see).
Complete in four pages, measures 8 1/2 by 10 1/2 inches, very nice condition. A... See More
Among other articles are: "A Description of a Deer of the Cape of Good Hope" which is acco... See More
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has various news reports of th... See More
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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
* Radical newspaper printed while the publisher was in jail
This was a radical newspaper from the 18th century, very much associated with the name John Wilkes. Wilkes published the issues #1 thru 46.
Issue number 45 (April 23, 1763) is the most famous issue of the paper. It criticized a royal speech in which King George III praised the Treaty of Paris ... See More
Near the back is the "Histo... See More
The photo is "generic" but the issue you receive will have the same look and will be dated 1766, the year of the Stamp... See More
* Settling in Florida
Among the articles in this issue are: "Curious Observations on Spiders" "Thoughts On Original Sin" "Acts Relative to the Corn Trade" "An Exhortation to Gentlemen of Small Fortunes to Settle in East Florida" which takes over a full page; and more.
An article: "Description of... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE OR, UNIVERSAL EVENING POST, 1758 This 8 page newspaper is over 250 years old. Various news from London and other parts of Europe also with some interesting advertisements as well. A complete newspaper measuring about 7 by 11 1/2 inches and in nice condition. Fine and very early newspaper which is less common than the London Gazette.
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