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THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, Massachusetts, July 30, 1743
* Rare colonial periodical
This was the very first successful magazine in America, preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this title lasted but a few short years.
As the subtitle reads: "Containing Accounts of the Propagation & Revival of Religio... See More
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Dec. 26, 1768
* Pro-British American publication
* Boston is causing trouble
The publisher of this newspaper had Loyalist leanings, causing its demise before the formal outbreak of the Revolutionary War.
All of pages 1 & 2 are taken up with a continued report on: "Voltaire on History". Page 3 has: "The Opinions of the Ministers of the colony o... See More
* African slavery trade
* Southern slaves arrive
* Colonial New England
This newspaper was printed in Boston less than four months before the Boston Tea Party. Page 2 has a report on the number of slaves imported into Charleston, South Carolina, and noting where they were from (see). The entire fr
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, Sept. 12, 1768 The ftpg. has an article concerning the Indians in the New Orleans vicinity. Page 2 has a report from Boston headed "America" concerning ships "...hovering round Castle William as if there was the greatest danger of its being attacked at a time of profound peace." and then other reports from Philadelphia and New York, the lat... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 12, 1794 The front page features a report from France on the introduction of "James Monroe" as the ambassador to that country, with his lengthy address to the French National Convention. Page 2 has: "The Mineral Waters of Saratoga in the State of New York" which takes over a full column.
Four pages, very nice condition.
BICKERSTAFF'S BOSTON ALMANACK for the year 1780. Pgae 2 still has the very desired print: "View of the British Fortress at Stoney-Point, Stormed and Carried by a party of te Light Corps of the American Army, under the command of Gen. WAYNE, on the morning of the 16th of July last." Four locations are noted in the key at the bottom. Very rare to find period maps of the Revolutio... See More
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, Aug. 22, 1768 Page 3 has a report: "...from New York...that the inhabitants of that province and Pennsylvania are so far from joining the New-Englanders that they loudly condemn the late seditious conduct of the Bostonians; as do several other provinces.".
Four pages, handsome masthead, very nice condition.
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 18, 1799 Most of pages 1 and 2 are taken up with reports from Europe, while page 3 has some reports from Winchester, Virginia; New York, and Boston. Many ads, including three illustrated house ads.
Four pages, nice condition.
FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Oct. 22, 1795 Page 3 has a letter from the county of Westmoreland to the President complaining about the terms of the Jay Treaty, followed by his response in which he notes: "...my deliberate opinion that in ratifying the treaty I had consulted the true interests of my country...". It is signed in type: Go. Washington.
Four pages, great condition.... See More
THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, July 9, 1743 This was the first successful magazine in America although formatted unlike typical magazines. It was exclusively a chronicle of the Great Awakening in America, exclusively of secular news reports. It was preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this title lasted but a few short years.
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THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Dec. 19, 1782 A nice feature of the masthead is a great engraving taken after one done earlier by Paul Revere, showing a patriot soldier with a sword in one hand and a scroll reading "Independence" in the other.
Page 2 has a report from London noting in part: "Governor Franklin, who lately arrived from New York had...a long conference with h... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 11, 1795 The front page features 3 Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, & in block type by the V.P.: John Adams. A displayable issue as such.
Four pages, scattered foxing, nice condition.
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 2, 1795 The ftpg. has an interesting "portraiture" of the President, George Washington, which describes his temperament, etc.
The bkpg. has 14 illustrated ship ads.
Four pages, untrimmed margins, nice condition.
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 23, 1796 Taking most of the front page & a portion of page 2 a treaty, headed at the top of pg. 1 with a script signature of the President: George Washington, and beginning: "Whereas a treaty of peace and friendship between the United States of America & the tribes of Indians, called the Wyandots, Delawares, Shawanoes, Ottawas, Chipewas, Putawati... See More
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 25, 1775 Page 2 has: "...Lord North's motion for a reconciliation with the Americans..." dated Feb. 20, 1775, which is followed by his explanation of it, in all taking most of a column. It includes: "The Tea-act also will be repealed if asked for."
Page 3 has a lengthy letter signed by William Franklin, governor of New Jers... See More
Near the back is: "Domestick Occurrences" with the latest news including such headings as: "Counter... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 30, 1795
* President George Washington reply
* State of the Union Address response
The ftpg. has: "Congressional Summary - Congress of the United States" with prefacing remarks noting: "...members of the House...waited on the President of the United States at his own house, where the Speaker delivered the following 'ADDRESS' In a... See More
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 11, 1775
* American Revolutionary War at the beginning
* Pennamite-Yankee War - Wyoming Valley
* General George Washington bounty
Most of the front page is taken up with a lengthy document concerning the Pennamite-Yankee War, an intermittent conflict between settlers from Connecticut, who claimed the land along the North Branch of the Susqu... See More
THE BOSTON NEWS-LETTER AND NEW ENGLAND CHRONICLE, May 13, 1762
* Rare Colonial Massachusetts
* St. Augustine, Florida
This is a much later issue of America's first successful newspaper, founded in 1704.
The top of the ftpg. has a nice recruiting advertisements to enlist soldiers to fight in the on-going French & Indian War: "For Recruiting His Majesty's Regular Forc... See More
FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Oct. 19, 1795
* Uncommon title
* re. Jay's Treaty
Page 2 has a: "Letter from Edmund Randolph to the President of the United States". A page 3 item begins: "We have authentic information that in consequence of the expected treaty between Great Britain and America, the garrison's at the Western Posts expected to leave them according to stip... See More
THE CONTINENTAL JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Boston, Sept. 1, 1785
* Rare 18th century American title
* Nice herald eagle masthead engraving
* Death of this publication's publisher
Page 3 has a black-bordered notice of the death of Captain John Gill, who founded this newspaper and until about 4 months previous was still the publisher.
Four pages, an ink stain at the very to... See More
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 9, 1799
* Alexander Hamilton during Quasi-War
Page 3 has a report concerning the construction of a light house at Shell Castle and at Cape Hatteras (see). Also reports from New York, Pittsfield, Worcester, Boston and Lexington.
The back page has a nice "War Department" notice mention that: "All officers...who are... See More
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, June 6, 1768
* Pre American Revolutionary War tensions
Under reports from London is: "...Letters from Boston, New England, mention that the late public spirit for establishing new manufactures was greatly subsided, the adventurers having met with nothing but disappointments in procuring materials, scarcity of money, & high price of wages.&q... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 2, 1799
* Military support act
* President John Adams
The front page has: "An ACT making appropriations for the support of the military establishment, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine...", signed in script type: John Adams. There is also: "An ACT vesting the power of retaliation, in certain cases, in the President... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 27, 1793
* President George Washington
* Historic 2nd election victory
Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the report at the top of page 3 announcing the opening of the votes for President & Vice President.
History tells us that it was on February 13, 1793, when Congress officially tabulated the votes from the election of
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, with the "Supplement" issue, May 23, 1768
* Rare Colonial America original
The content is varied from thoughts on religious concerns on the front page, to "Thoughts on Vegetation" to "A New Method of Making Hogs Grow Quickly Fat" & other curious articles in addition to a wealth of advertisements.
The better content is actually fo... See More
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, June 13, 1768
* Pre Revolutionary War tensions
Included are reports under the heading "America" from Charleston, Philadelphia, Boston, Newport, & New York, including a letter "...from the Cherokee country, informs us...upper Cherokee towns are greatly harassed by several parties of Indians from the Ohio & Mississippi who kill ... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 16, 1796
* George Washington & Samuel Adams
The front page features two Acts of Congress concerning courts, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington.
Page 2 has a chart of the latest count for the election of Mass. governor, showing Judge Sumner leading over Gov. Sam Adams.
Four pages, very nice condition.... See More
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 11, 1795
* George Washington script signature on the front page
* Ad for "The JEW: Or, Benevolent Hebrew"
The front page has an act to amend the act entitled: "An Act to establish the post office and post-roads within the United States," signed in script type by the President: Geo. Washington. Also included is an ad for the comedy:... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 22-24, 1761
* George III of the United Kingdom
The ftpg. begins with the earliest report of the coronation of King George III of England we have found. In fact it was not until two issues later that this newspaper provided details of the ceremony.
It begins with a London dateline of Sept. 22 and notes: "This day the ceremony of their Majesties... See More
* Pre Revolutionary War America
The reverse of the title page is entirely taken up with: "American Affairs" which is mostly taken up with: "Lieutenant Hutchinson's Speech to Both Houses of Assembly of the Province of Massachusetts' Bay". In it he deals with the taxation issue (see). This is followed by comment... See More
PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Sept. 2, 1775
* The New England Restraining Act
* Pre Revolutionary tension w/ England
* John Hancock gets married
Taking nearly one-third of the front page and most of page 2 is the extension of the very historic New England Restraining Act by Parliament. This was the King's response to the American colonies' decision to boycott Briti... See More
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 under ... See More
PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, May 4, 1776
* Rare Revolutionary War era title
* Tory issue from Pennsylvania
* Great year to have (1776)
This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city.
Half of the front page is a letter signed by: A Settled Citizen" which r... See More
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.
Four pages, bit of foxing, generally nice condition.... See More
FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Oct. 12, 1795
* Uncommon title
Certainly one of the less common 18th century titles from Boston with various news reports on pages 1, 2 & 3. The back page is filled with ads. Was edited by Thomas Paine (but not THE Thomas Paine).
Four pages, interesting engraving in the masthead, very nice condition.... See More
* Rare Revolutionary War title from America
The front page is entirely taken up with a continued speech which has some references to the situation in America, with "...the military coercion of America will be impracticable...what has been the fate of your famous bills...the Boston port bill and the bill for alterin
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, March 29, 1798 Page 2 features an: "Important Message" from the President which relates to the troubling relationship with the French and the XYZ Affair. It is signed in type: John Adams.
Four pages, very handsome masthead, never-trimmed margins, somewhat irregular at the blank margins, good condition.... See More
THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Sept. 16, 1777 A great issue for American content as the entirety of page 2 is taken up with: "Authentic Intelligence from America".
Most of the content can be seen in the photos as too much to detail here, but a few comments regarding events at Lake George; mention that: "...300 Tories belonging to General Delancy's brigade at Fort Indep... See More
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, March, 1775 Terrific American content including: "An Abstract of the Bill for the Better Regulating the Government of the Province of Massachusetts Bay in North America" which takes nearly 2 pages. This is followed by the: "Lords Protest Against the Above Bill" which is nearly 3 pages.
This was the "Massachusetts Government Act", o... See More
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
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, August, 1771 Perhaps the most interesting feature is the full title/contents page which has a very intricately engraved view of the skyline of London at the time, making this very decorative.
Near the back is the "Monthly Chronologer" which includes over a full page of reports headed "America" with items from Boston, including 2 messages fro... See More
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, October, 1765 Perhaps the most interesting feature is the full title/contents page which has a very intricately engraved view of the skyline of London at the time, making this very decorative.
Inside has over a full page taken up with an: "Extract of a Letter from Philadelphia" on "Indian Generosity and Humanity", an uncommonly nice, complim... See More
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, July, 1765 Perhaps the most interesting feature is the full title/contents page which has a very intricately engraved view of the skyline of London at the time, making this very decorative.
Inside has a nearly half page letter from New York which relates the results of the non-importation merchants are abiding to in consequence of the Sugar Act: "The late ... See More
THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Nov. 14, 1776 Page 3 begins with a letter concerning the Revolutionary War, bits including: "...New York is taken...that General Howe is in possession of the remains of that city and its island; that the position of the King's army was with its right towards Horens-Hook, on the East River...the rebel army in front occupying the ground with ext... See More
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, June 24, 1790 Over one-quarter of the ftpg. is taken up with two Acts of Congress each signed in type by the President: George Washington, as well as by John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. One of the acts is: "...for the Government of the Territory of the United States South of the River Ohio".
Various news reports insid... See More
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, May 1, 1781 Page 2 ha some nice war-related content including a letter from General Greene's headquarters, bits including: "...wrote you on the 23d...since which we have been in pursuit of the enemy with a determination to bring them to action again. On the 27th we arrived at Rigden's Ford...imagined they meant to wai... See More