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July 17, 1793
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 17, 1793 Page 2 has: "British Official Account Of The Battle At Maulde" which is a lengthy letter from Col. James Murray to Secretary Dundas. This battle is better known as the Battle of Condé or St. Amand.
Four pages, never-trimmed margin, scattered foxing, very nice condition.
October 8, 1791
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 8, 1791 On page 2 under "Laws Passed At The Late Session Of The Legislature Of Pennsylvania" is: "An act to reimburse...Philadelphia, the expenses accrued in providing for the temporary accommodations of the President and Congress...in the city of Philadelphia, and..to make further provision for the accommodation of th... See More
January 16, 1783
THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New-Haven, Jan. 16, 1783
* Late Revolutionary War
* American Independence - UK recognizes
A front page has report under "Philadelphia" marks another event in the close of the Revolutionary War, reading, in full: "Accounts from Virginia received here yesterday mention that Charlestown is evacuated by the British, and that Gen. Greene is in full ... See More
May 10, 1796
FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, May 10, 1796
* Rare 18th century American title
The front page is filled with ads including 19 illustrated ship ads. Almost all of page 2 is taken up with reports from the Congress of the United States - House of Representatives".
Four pages, a purple-tinted stain does not cause loss of readability, otherwise nice.... See More
July 2, 1783
PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, July 2, 1783
* Rare title w/ great masthead
* re. End of the Revolutionary War
A strikingly beautiful masthead with the large & ornate masthead (see). The first column has 2 detail ads for runaway slaves. Page 2 has a report from St. Augustine, Florida, noting: "Whereas, by the third article of the preliminaries ... See More
May 14, 1796
THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, May 14, 1796
* French sculptor Jean-Antoine Houdon
* Famous George Washington statue arrival
* Virginia State Capital - Richmond
The most notable content is a rather inconspicuous report of the arrival of the very famous Jean-Antoine Houdon statue of George Washington for the capitol building at Richmond. The report from Richmond read... See More
October 21, 1789
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, Oct. 21, 1789
* Isaac Perrins vs. Tom Johnson
* English boxing championship
Page 3 has an article headed: "Boxing" concerning: "...the battle between Johnson and Perrins..." with some details (see).
Four pages, partial red tax stamp on the front page, very nice condition.
wikipedia notes: Isaac Perrins was an Eng... See More
March 23, 1789
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, March 23, 1789
* Jews - Jewish - Judaica
* Utrecht, Netherlands
Page 2 has a paragraph noting: "At Utrecht the Jews have received permission to reside & trade, on condition that the chiefs of their different tribes give security to answer for all the robberies and other crimes they commit." (see). Also an article noting: &... See More
October 24, 1788
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 24, 1788 Page 2 has much from the: "Journal Of Congress" including subheads: "Of the Cloathing for the Troops" and: "Of the Pay of the Troops" and: "Of the Stations Occupied by the Troops on the Frontier" which includes a fort-by-fort report (see).
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very n... See More
February 20, 1783
DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, Feb. 20, 1783
* Closing events in the Revolutionary War
The front page has a letter headed: "The Loyalists", with thoughts on them and the end of the Revolutionary War. Page 2 has reports from the: "House of Commons" which includes some discussion relating to the war.Also an item referencing a recent London Gazette issue: "T... See More
July 30, 1796
THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, July 30, 1796 Page 3 has a letter which begins: "The reduction of the army & the arrangements in the war office will occasion man revolutions in our microcosm...". Another item comments on those serving in office (see).
Four pages, great condition.
November 1, 1794
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 1, 1794
* John Jay letter
* Conflicts at sea
Most of the first column is taken up with a letter signed in type by: John Jay, such letters rarely found in period newspaper. It concerns the problem with British impressment of American sailors and the seizure of ships (see). Various news of the day inside.
Four pages, light damp staining, generally good ... See More
May 12, 1798
FELIX FARLEY'S BRISTOL JOURNAL, England, May 12, 1798
* Battle of the Îles Saint-Marcouf
* French Revolutionary Wars
Page 2 has: "Defeat of the French In An Attack on St. Marcou", the report taking over a full column. Other news of the day & a wealth of ads.
Four pages, some water staining near the margins, never-trimmed margins, generally good.... See More
February 16, 1791
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 16, 1791
* Issac Franks & Solomon Lyons
* 2 famous Jewish financiers ads
Among the many front page ads are ones for two noted Jewish financiers, Isaac Franks and Solomon Lyons. Has details about each respective business (see ). The front page also has a notice about an exhibition of: "...That uncommon, strange and cur... See More
May 19, 1797
THE PHENIX; OR, WINDHAM HERALD, Windham, Connecticut, May 19, 1797
* Uncommon title with nice masthead
A very uncommon title that has an engraving in the masthead of the legendary phenix (or phoenix) consumed in fire and rising from the ashes.
Notable content on the front page includes: "French Executive Directory" "New Decree against the United States." On page 2 ... See More
February 10, 1790
THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Feb. 10, 1790
* Seal of the U.S. Supreme Court established
On page 3 under "New-York" is the recent business conducted by the Supreme Court beginning with: "An order was read, appointing John Tucker, Esq. [late clerk to the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts] their Clerk--who was accordingly qualified". The report ... See More
February 24, 1796
THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Feb. 24, 1796
* John Jay Treaty
* Mad Anthony Wayne
Page 2 has a letter signed in type by: John Jay, and a report of the arrival of Major-General Anthony Wayne, with a list of 13 toasts (see). Page 3 has: "A Proclamation" signed in type by: John Jay as governor of New York (see).
Four pages, scattered 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
May 17, 1786
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, May 17, 1786
* Captain James Cook mention
Page 2 has an item noting: "We have authority to say that the Captain Roberts who was murdered in France some days since is not the Mr. Roberts who accompanied Captain Cook in his two last voyages round the world, that gentleman being at this time in perfect health."
Four pages, very n... See More
July 23, 1788
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, July 23, 1788 The bottom of pg. 2 has: "Doyle, the famous boxer, was yesterday committed by the Magistrates at Bow St. for assaulting a gentleman in Covent Garden...". Other news of the day & a wealth of ads.
Four pages, nice condition.
February 13, 1796
THE WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, Feb. 13, 1796 Literary content but page 2 has some news reports as well. Page 2 has: "A Secret How To Keep A Husband True".
Four pages, 9 1/2 by 12 inches, few ink stains inside, generally good.
October 22, 1791
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Oct. 22, 1791 The front page features 17 illustrated ship ads and another nice illus. ad for "Hair Powder" (see). Various news of the day with page 3 having 2 runaway reward ads, with details.
Four pages, small piece from a blank margin, very nice condition.
February 20, 1796
THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Feb. 20, 1796
* John Jay Treaty
* Mad Anthony Wayne
Beginning on page 1 & concluding on pg. 2 is a: "Letter from Governor Jay" which concerning the controversial Jay Treaty, signed by him in type: John Jay. Page 2 also has a report from the N.Y. Assembly which includes a Resolve signed by the governor: John Jay. The back p... See More
March 3, 1791
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, March 3, 1791 Page 2 has a very brief item: "The Cherokee Chiefs are making preparations for their departure; in what manner they will be conveyed out is yet undetermined." This is concerning the trip of Indian chiefs to London to meet with the King of England. Page 3 has a very early item on playing cards, or gambling: "The Gre... See More
September 1, 1794
NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, September, 1794 Certainly one of the less common 18th century American magazine titles. Among the articles are: "Patriotic Bravery" "On the Happiness of Human Life" "On History" "Account of a Journey to the Summit of Mount Blanc" "Eruption of Mt. Vesuvius" & more. At the back is news of the day (s... See More
Item #614564WALKER'S HIBERNIAN MAGAZINE, (Dublin, Ireland), July, 1789
* President George Washington
* Inauguration - inaugural address
Bill Reese notes in one of his catalogs: "This important Irish monthly was founded in 1771 and continued until 1811, the later years under the auspices of Thomas Walker's son, Joseph. During its long run in its different incarnations, the "... See More
Item #614283THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, September, 1786 This title has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, having begun in September, 1786 and lasting until December, 1792.This is the first issue printed.
Pages 1 & 2 are entirely taken up with a: "Sketch of the Life of the Late NATHANIEL GREENE, Major General of the Forces of the United States of America", which... See More
June 26, 1799
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 26, 1799 The front page has an interesting: "Valuable Nautical Invention" noting: "A new Sea Log has lately been invented by Messrs. Chester & Calvin Gould for which they have received Letters Patent..." with details. Inside has much on the Napoleonic Wars, including: "From Buonaparte in Egypt" and a:... See More
December 5, 1798
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 5, 1798 Page 3 has content on the Napoleonic War with: "Grand Naval Victory" which reports on the historic Battle of the Nile, with a list of the "French Line" and the "English Line" of ships, those killed, etc. Also a letter signed in type: Horatio Nelson beginning: "Almighty God has blessed his Maj... See More
October 24, 1795
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 24, 1795
* President George Washington
* Brunswick County, Virginia
Page 2 has the: "Answer Of the President to the Brunswick, Virginia, Proceedings" relating to the Jay Treaty, which is signed by him in type: G. Washington (see).
Four pages, bit of foxing, generally nice condition.... See More
February 24, 1789
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, Feb. 24, 1789 Page 2 has a brief yet very early report on tennis: "Tennis now becomes every day more & more the fashion, the Dedans, being a subscription seat at two guineas per annum, excludes the lower tribe of sharpers." (see)
Four pages, very nice condition.
June 12, 1796
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, June 12, 1794
* 18th century piracy
Near the bottom of pg. 3 is a brief report: "A party of African pirates...have landed lately on the coasts of Calabria from whence they carried off a considerable quantity of cattle and a few young women." (see)
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.... See More
April 5, 1787
THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia, April 5, 1787
* Shays' Rebellion
* Post Revolutionary War
Page 2 has a letter from Pelham, Mass., which is in support of Shays' & his infamous rebellion, noting in part: "...a party of Lincoln's troops marched through Pelham...fire off their guns soon after they left our house...rejoicing over their dead bodies signifying tha... See More
March 29, 1787
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 29, 1787 Page 2 has a letter from Springfield, Mass., relating to the Shays' Rebellion, plus another report on it as well noting: "...lodged at a house...at which Shays, Wiley & other rebels, who had fled thither from this state, quartered..." with more on them (see).
Page 3 has a report concerning trouble wit... See More
March 28, 1787
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 28, 1787
* 18th century American title
Page 2 has a Proclamation by the Mass. Governor: James Bowdoin, warning people not to purchase: "...any real estate from such persons as are, or have been concerned in the present rebellion..." meaning the Shays' Rebellion (see). Page 3 has a letter to the Penna. General... See More
April 23, 1787
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 23, 1787
* Year of the United States Constitution
Page 2 includes: "One Hezekiah Hicks, a noted rebel of Rehoboth, Mass., has lately been committed to Taunton goal for trial." A letter from Albany concerns relations with Indians. Other news & ads of the day.
Four pages, very nice condition.... See More
April 14, 1798
THE WEEKLY MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, April 14, 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 also: "On Theatres" "Sudden Impulses" "On the Pennsylvania Hospital" & more.
Near the back is: "Intelligence" which has so... See More
June 19, 1799
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 19, 1799 The front page has: "On Matrimony". Page 3 has a black-bordered report on the death & funeral of Mass. Governor Increase Sumner including the "Order Of Procession" and the position of "The Corpse" with the pall bearers, etc. (see).
The back page has a very nice recruitment ad for the militar... See More
June 24, 1790
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, June 24, 1790
* Early boxing match
* One arm tied up
Page 3 has an early article on: "Boxing" concerning: "...the one-armed soldier...and a chimney-sweeper, who differed a little with each other in politics & parties...agreed to decide their dispute by a pitched battle in Bedford Bury at sun-set...tied up his left arm... See More
October 21, 1785
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 21, 1785
* American lawyer & statesman
Page 2 has an account of the death of Samuel Hardy, a member of the Continental Convention from Virginia. Included is the "Order of Procession" of is funeral including the position of "the corpse" and more (see the hyperlink for much more on him).
Four pages, m... See More
March 6, 1799
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 6, 1799
* Napoleon Bonaparte killed ?
* Lord Nelson - re. Battle of the Nile
The front page begins with a notice: "To Delinquent Customers" signed by the famed publisher: Isaiah Thomas (see). Also on the ftpg. is an address from Congress to President John Adams, with his response carrying over to page 2 & signed:... See More
January 8, 1789
THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Jan. 8, 1789 This was the nation's first capital with the creation of the federal government, where George Washington would be inaugurated within 4 months of this date. Page 2 has a report of a meeting of the Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen held at the home of Mr. Samuel Fraunces, owner of the famed Fraunces Tavern (see hyperlink). Included is the list ... See More
November 5, 1790
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, Nov. 5, 1790 Page 3 has: "...from an officer in the service of the United States from Fort Harmar on the Ohio, we learn that the banditti of Cherokee and Shawanese Indians, who had long infested the River Fanessee and the adjacent country, had been attacked and entirely dispersed after a conflict with the militia in which they lost upward... See More
February 13, 1797
AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, Feb. 13, 1797
* Early American title
All of page 1 & most of pg. 2 are taken up with: "DOCUMENTS Which Accompanied the Message of the President...to Both Houses of Congress...". Inside includes various reports of the war in Europe.
Four pages, some fold foxing, bit irregular at the spine margins, some bottom margin tears.... See More
March 30, 1795
FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, March 30, 1795
* Early Presque Isle State Park
Inside has: "Description of the Great Falls of Connecticut River" and an item noting; "...the state of Pennsylvania contemplates to proceed with the settlement of Presque Isle, which was the last year suspended at the request of the president." Also: "Surrender of Amsterdam to the French&qu... See More
January 7, 1789
THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Jan. 7, 1789 Page 2 has an item: "The legislature of Virginia have passed an act to prevent the importation of convicts...". Also a lengthy letter: "...Statement of Facts is Submitted to the...Independent Freeholders of Virginia by a Friend to Truth & Liberty". The back page has 13 illustrated ship ads and a nice illustrated furniture m... See More
Item #612207GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1788
* Benjamin Franklin on water spouts
* Post Revolutionary War era
Perhaps the most interesting article is: "Dr. Lindsay on Dr. Franklin's Doctrine of Water-spouts" which comments on Ben Franklin's work (see for portions). This article takes 2 1/2 pages and one of the plates includes prints of various water spouts (see).... See More
April 7, 1798
FELIX FARLEY'S BRISTOL JOURNAL, England, April 7, 1798 The front page has reporting from the: "House of Commons" including much on the: "Slave Trade". Page 2 has: "A Proclamation" concerning: "...the subversion of the authority of His Majesty & the Parliament & for the destruction of the established Constitution...broken out into acts of open vi... See More
Item #611980THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, October, 1792 Eighteenth century American magazines are increasingly scarce in today's market. This title was published by the famed Isaiah Thomas, the patriot printer from the Revolutionary War & founder of the American Antiquarian Society.
The notable article in this issue is: "Extracts from the Rights of Woman" which is by the f... See More
February 27, 1797
AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, Feb. 27, 1797
* Early American title
All of pages 1 & 2 are taken up with: "Documents Which Accompanied the Message of the President...to Both Houses of Congress", continued from a previous issue. Page 3 has more on this, as well as: "War In India!"
Four pages, foxing at the folds, period notations at the very top. ... See More
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