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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, June, 1745 There is a half page headed: "Plantation News" with reports from Boston, New York, and Jamaica. The New York report notes offer of a reward: "...to all privateers who shall take or destroy any enemy's privateer on their coast between Cape Henlopen and the east end of Long Island...".... See More
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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1749 Perhaps the prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map titled within the decorative cartouche: "Plan of St. Petersburg with it's Fortifications, built by Peter the Great in 1703". One-third of the map shows: "The Harbour of Crownslot, the River Neva & Canal..." This map folds out to measure 8 1/2... See More
Item #654917GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May 1773 Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the great article: "Some Account of Phillis, a Learned Negro Girl" which is a letter to the publisher stating: "Proposals have just been published for printing by subscription, some poems written by Phillis, a negro servant of Mr. Wheatley, of Boston, in New England, the following a... See More
Item #654915THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1775 A nice issue with much historic content from the beginning months of the Revolutionary War.
Perhaps the best content is the very nice half page illustration of the "Redoubt & Entrenchment on the Heights of Charles Town, Commonly called Bunker Hill, Opposite Boston, attacked & Carried by his Majesty's Troops... See More
April 13, 1775
THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, April 13, 1775 This is by John Pinkney, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. Purdie and Dixon published a paper of this title, and then a third title which began in early 1775 was begun by Alexander Purdie after leaving the paper mentioned above. T... See More
September 15, 1770
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 15, 1770
* Albany County, New York
* Land for sale advertisement
The more famous newspapers of this period from shortly before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War--and from the year of the Boston Massacre--with an inside page containing the ad as seen in the photo below, headed: "AMERICAN LANDS to be sold..."in Albany County, New York, with o... See More
Item #654171THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1736 An interesting article has: "A Remarkable Censure on the Present Translation of the Old Testament by Hugh Broughton, a Man so well Skill'd in the Hebrew that he Converted many Jews", with more.
Much is present on the American Colonies including: "The Deplorable State of our Sugar Colonies". Under the "Historical C... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, November, 1746 There is still content on the Jacobite Rebellion, with: "Rebels Tried at York". And near the back is half a page on: "Executed at York" (see photos). Also a report from the: "Boston Gazette" in America concerning the troubles with France in Louisbourgh and Cape Breton, Canada (see for portions). Th... See More
April 16, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, April 16, 1768 Multiple inside reports are from various locations throughout America, including two each from Charles-Town [Charleston, South Carolina] and Philadelphia (signed by Governor, John Penn), and others from both Boston and New York (see images for details).
Other news reports and period advertising are found throughout.
Complete in 8 pages, 9 by 12 inches, ... See More
Item #653291THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, July, 1773 Perhaps the most fascinating item in this issue is a nice article titled: "Description of the National History Plate" and which begins: "The animal here represented is of a new species never yet described..." and it goes on to describe in much detail what is a kangaroo, found in New South Wales, Austral... See More
May 15, 1735
THE AMERICAN WEEKLY MERCURY, Philadelphia, Feb. 24, 1735/6 The double year reflects the two calendars in use at the time. My today's calendar the year is 1736.
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 1736. It began in 1719 and only published through 1749. It was the... See More
August 24, 1793
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, August 24, 1793 Page 2 has not one but two letters signed in italic type by Go. Washington (see), one in response to a letter from the Chairman of a meeting of citizens of New York, and the other to the inhabitants of the city of Hartford, Connecticut. Printings of Washington letters & documents in period newspapers are increasingly difficult to find tod... See More
September 6, 1794
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 6, 1794 This issue has content relating to the Whiskey Rebellion in Western Pennsylvania. This was a tax protest by farmers who sold their grain in the form of whiskey. The Whiskey Rebellion demonstrated that the new national government had the willingness and ability to suppress violent resistance to its laws.
On the front page taking most of the first two... See More
July 1, 1768
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1768 (offered at a significantly reduced price - see note regarding the magic square plate)
Perhaps the most notable content is the article on an inside page titled: "Surprising Properties of Numbers placed in Dr. Franklin's Magic Square of Squares," which is a fascinating article describing Benjamin Franklin's amazing numerical puzzle... See More
July 1, 1768
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1768 Page 2 has "Interesting Advices from America" with a Boston report beginning: "Last Friday fe'nnight the officers of the customers made a seizure of a sloop belonging to John Hancock..." with more (see photos), followed by other reports of troubles in America.
On an inside page is an article titled: "Suprizing Pro... See More
June 18, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 18, 1796 The front page has 3 Acts of Congress, each one signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, plus part of a fourth Act which carries over to pg 2, also signed by Washington.
The very first, at the top of the front page, is: "An Act Respecting The Mint" detailing the ways & means of procuring copper for the minting of cents a... See More
October 2, 1793
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, October 2, 1791 On page under the heading "France" is the report pertaining to the trial of Charlotte Corde who murdered Marat. "The exterminatrix of Marat, continued to display the same uncommon spirit of heroic firmness and resolution to the last moment of her life. Being asked by her Judges, who were her accomplices? she answered, ... See More
June 30, 1785
THE CONTINENTAL JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Boston, June 30, 1785
* Rare 18th century American title
* Nice herald eagle masthead engraving
The dominant feature is the beautiful masthead, featuring a great engraving of a heraldic eagle with U.S. shield. A great masthead for display.
The ftpg. is part of the continued "History of America" by William Robertson. Page 2 ha... See More
September 10, 1785
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 10, 1785
* United States trade w/ China begins
* Empress of China (ship)
* Samuel Shaw
An extremely notable issue on trade with China which began in 1784. Page 2 begins with a lengthy letter signed in type by Samuel Shaw, and is prefaced with: "The following is a letter to Mr. Jay from Mr. Shaw who went in the ship ... See More
November 29, 1794
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 29, 1794
* President George Washington
* State of the Union Address
Over half of pg. 2 & a bit of pg. 3 are taken up with Washington's: "Address" to Congress, being his state-of-the-union address, signed by him in script type: Go. Washington. This offers a great overview of the events of 1794.
The ftpg. has 2 items regarding relation... See More
October 18, 1794
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 18, 1794 This issue has content relating to the Whiskey Rebellion in Western Pennsylvania. This was a tax protest by farmers who sold their grain in the form of whiskey. The Whiskey Rebellion demonstrated that the new national government had the willingness and ability to suppress violent resistance to its laws.
Page 2 has a report titled: "The Patriot ... See More
Item #652448THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, November, 1793 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 the death of this notable person, who had been such a thorn in the side of England during the years ... See More
June 15, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 15, 1796
* President George Washington
* 3 Acts of Congress signed in script
* Nathaniel Gorham death
Page 2 has a report of the death of Nathaniel Gorham, a signer of the Constitution. Nice to have in a Boston newspaper as he lived in nearby Charlestown and was a signer for the state of Massachusetts.
The front page has three Acts of the United Sta... See More
February 13, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, February 13, 1768 As inside report under the heading, "AMERICA - New York," tells of a visit from South Carolina by a number of chiefs of the Cherokee Nation requesting the U.S. government mediate a dispute between the Cherokee Nation and the Six Nations of the Iroquois. Included is a mention that on the day after their arrival, "...three of the Mohawk Ch... See More
November 7, 1768
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Nov. 7, 1768
* Pre Revolutionary War tensions
A report from Charleston notes that: "About a dozen of the ringleaders of the late disturbance at Dr. Turnbull's settlement at the Mosquito Harbour in East Florida, we hear, have been secured...". This is followed by a lengthier report from Mecklenburg beginning: "Gov. Tryon has been here in person t... See More
June 2, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, June 2, 1768 Multiple inside reports are from various locations throughout America, including two articles from New York, one from Boston, and another from Philadelphia (see images for details). The Postscript has the interesting, "No liberty! No life! Proper wages, and down with oppression. In a letter to the brave people of England," a rather lengthy title b... See More
Item #652296THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1768 Among the items in this issue are: "Unsuccessful Trial to Cure Canine Madness" "An Account of the Antiquities of Athens" "Dr. P's Discoveries Concerning the Rhinoceros Justified" "List of Members in the Present Parliament" which takes 8 pages. Also: "An Account of the Horned Viper of Egypt"... See More
Item #652295THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, April, 1790
* Benjamin Franklin death (1st report)
* Early report from his hometown
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.
Certainly the most not... See More
Item #652290THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE OR MONTHLY MUSEUM, Boston, June, 1789 This is the 6th issue of this uncommon magazine by famed publisher Isaiah Thomas. When it comes to noteworthy content, it is hard to know where to begin.
Starting from the back is the poem, "The Slave," (author anonymous) which is a thought-provoking anti-slavery poem printed in the slave-state of Maryland. Also interestin... See More
September 7, 1795
FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Sept. 7, 1795 Page 2 has a report: "The Death of the Dauphin" which mentions: "...will not, it is imagined make any difference in the affairs of France....the popularity of Monsieur the eldest brother of Louis the XVI. The fact is, there is not a man more universally detested thro' all France...".
Four pages, very nice condition.... See More
November 27, 1769
THE PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 27, 1769
* Pre Revolutionary War tensions
* Colonial - Anti-British title
Inside has an address by the governor of Virginia to the House of Burgesses concerning a boundary line between the colony and Cherokee Indian land. This is followed by another address noting: "...that his Majesty's present adminis... See More
November 27, 1769
THE PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 27, 1769 Inside has an address by the governor of Virginia to the House of Burgesses concerning a boundary line between the colony and Cherokee Indian land. This is followed by another address noting: "...that his Majesty's present administration have at no time entertained a design to propose to parliament to... See More
September 7, 1799
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 7, 1799
* Very 1st Boon Island beacon
* President John Adams act
Most of the front page middle columns are taken up with three Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams (see). One is to erect a beacon on Boon Island. Wikipedia notes on its Boon Island page: "...In 1799 the first day marker and the station itself we... See More
December 23, 1797
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 23, 1797 The top of page 3 has a "Notice" concerning a meeting of the Masons, noted at the bottom: "By order of M. W. Paul Revere, Esq. G.M." who was the Grand Master of the Masons at that time (see).
Complete in four pages, nice condition.
September 3, 1791
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 3, 1791 The front page has: "Further Particulars of the Flight of the French King and Family--their capture, and subsequent conduct. This is followed by the: "Declaration of the Queen" which begins: "I declare, that the King being desirous of quitting Paris with his children, nothing in nature could have dissuaded me from following him...... See More
January 12, 1786
THE EXCHANGE ADVERTISER, Boston, January 12, 1786
* Very rare 18th century American title
A particularly rare title, and the very first we have offered in our 42 years in the hobby. It lasted but 105 weekly issues, from Dec. 30, 1784 through Jan. 6, 1787. Brigham notes just five institutions as having this issue, which is #55.
Content is typical news & ads of the day. Four pages, ... See More
April 13, 1793
MASSACHUSETTS MERCURY, Boston, April 13, 1793 Most of the ftpg is a recollection of the: "Ceremony of Consecrating & Crowning the Late King of France" in 1775, given that he was beheaded recently. The prefacing note begins: "The transition from the throne to the scaffold has been short..." with some details in the following issue.
Four pages, 8 3/4 by 10 12 inches, a... See More
July 1, 1774
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, July, 1774 Among the articles is: "The Speech of Moses Bon Saam, a Free Negro, to the Revolted Slaves in ...the West Indies" which takes nearly 1 1/2 pages. Over 9 pages are taken up with reports of debates in Parliament.
There is a full page plate of: "Women at the Quern and the Luaghad, with a View of Talyskir", Taliskir being a town on th... See More
June 1, 1774
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, June, 1774 Articles include: "Some Observations on the Characters of the English in General, and the Lower People in Particular" "Thoughts on the Reformation" and so much more. Among "Review of New Publications" is: The Chains of Slavery" and; "A Speech Intended to have Been Spoken on the Bill for Altering the Charter of t... See More
September 10, 1791
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 10, 1791
* 1st Census of the United States (results)
* 18th century original
Page 3 contains a rather small report under the heading: "The Number Of Souls" which reports the result of the first census ever taken in the United States, a result of the Act of Congress from 1790 which authorized it. A census has been conducted every ten years since t... See More
October 13, 1753
THE WESTMINSTER JOURNAL OR NEW WEEKLY MISCELLANY, London, Oct. 13, 1753 A rather rare title with basically British reporting with some news from elsewhere including a small report from Boston headed "Plantation News". Page 3 reports on "Robberies & Commitments" "Accidents" "Marriages" and "Deaths".
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, red ... See More
Item #650311THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1767 Among the articles within are: "Observations on the American Locust" which takes nearly two pages and includes three illustrations of them (see); "Journey to the Written Mountains" includes a foldout plate showing the inscriptions there, near the Red Sea (see), measuring 8 by 10 1/2 inches; "Acts for the Preservation... See More
January 1, 1775
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, January, 1775
* Pre Revolutionary War tensions
* England & the American colonies
Within the issue: "Resolutions of the Freeholders of Baltimore County" which includes: "Resolved...that the town of Boston is now suffering in the common cause of America & that it is the duty o every colony in America to unite in the most effectua... See More
Wealth of great content on the purpose of Gage in America & the growing troubles between England & the colonies...
March 9, 1775
POSTSCRIPT EXTRA TO THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL, (Philadelphia), Mar. 9, 1775
* Prelude to Revolutionary War
A great single sheet "Extra" which contains a wealth of notable news from both America and England on the on-going troubles between America and England including prophetic comments inferring to a coming war.
The front page has an interesting report from the House of Comm... See More
November 30, 1774
THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, November 30, 1774 If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption. The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead of this newspaper, shows a snake cut into various pieces, each with a... See More
January 14, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, January 14, 1783 Page 2 has reports of continuing skirmishing in the war with: "...a vessel having arrived at New York...The French fleet remained at Boston & Portsmouth without shewing the least disposition to leave those places & the American and French troops were gone into winter quarters...brought word of an attack made by a considerable body ... See More
February 16, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, February 16, 1768 As inside report, "An account of the Great Eruption of Mount Vesuvius, the 10th of October, 1767...", which provides considerable details of the great eruption of 1768. Other articles include reports from New York, Williamsburg, Virginia, and Boston (see images).
Complete in 8 pages, 9 by 12 inches, only minor rubbing, nice condition.... See More
Item #649328THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1768
* Charting North America
Within an article on "Ship News" is a report noting in part: "...A great number of our ships having been lately cast away on the coast of North America where there are many rocks & shoals not sufficiently known...the Hillsborough has been completely fitted with all necessaries for taking a ... See More
Item #649216AN EARLY LOT - Five issues of the Columbian Centinel newspaper dating from 1794 to 1799. Each issue is in nice condition (not 2nd-rate). Increasingly rare from the 18th century. News of the day & period ads.
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1770 Perhaps the most intriguing item in this issue is a fascinating article titled: "New Plan for an American Town" which takes over a full page and which includes an interesting and unusual print of it (see). A legend of the various parts of the town is included as well, including the "common land" the "public squa... See More
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