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June 1, 1789
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1789 Among the articles are: "Extract from a Sermon at Bristol on the Slave Trade" "Description of a Tour Through the West of England" and so much more. But the best content is news headed: "America" which reports from Philadelphia: "...his Excellency George Washington, the President Elect of the United States, arrive... See More
Item #644288THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, October, 1797 Among the many articles under "Review of New Publications" is: "A Letter to the Infamous Tom Paine, in Answer to His Letter to Gen. Washington, by Peter Porcupine." this is followed by: "Eposulatory Letter to George Washington, of Mount Vernon, in Virginia, on His Continuing to be a Proprietor of Slaves, by Edward Rushto... See More
Item #644287GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1796 Certainly the most notable content is the: "Interesting Intelligence from the American States" which takes over 3 pages of text. Over 2 pages of this text is taken up with George Washington's state-of-the-union address to the nation. It is dated at Philadelphia, Dec. 8 & is prefaced with: "This day, the President met both... See More
Item #644284THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1777 The very first article is: "Debates in the House of Commons" which takes over five pages & includes discussion concerning the situation in America. Some bits include: "...that government knew the Americans must have declared for independency before they arrived...his firm opinion that there could be no peace in America wi... See More
Item #644282THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1763 Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Life of the Celebrated Christina, Queen of Sweden" "Monstrous Credulity of Papists" "History of Canterbury & its Cathedral" "Inflammatory Fevers, Sore Throats, etc." & more. In the "Historical Chronicle" is a report beginning: ... See More
October 19, 1799
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 19, 1799
* Two President John Adams script signatures
* Nice ad for King Harry the Eighth Playing Cards
* Trenton, New Jersey serves as Federal Capital
* Moses Gill proclamation and script signature
The front page features two Acts of Congress, each one signed in script type by the President: John Adams. One is a conclusion from a previous issue for ... See More
January 5, 1791
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Jan. 5, 1791
* Kentucky becoming a state
* Early American government
The inside pages have various news reports from Salem, Albany, Newburyport, Elizabethtown, New York, Boston, and Philadelphia, with the latter containing a brief item reading: "Yesterday a bill providing for the admission of the district of Kentucky into the Union, was... See More
May 7, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 7, 1767
* America taxation question
Page 8 has a brief but interesting report from London which says in part: "We are not without fear lest the measures taken for the establishment of a tax in America, should give rise to new troubles in most of our colonies", plus more. Page 6 also has a short item headed "America" with shipping r... See More
July 1, 1786
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1786 Two pages are taken up with: "The Internal State of America, being a True Description of the Interest & Policy of that Vast Continent, by His Excellency Dr. Benj. Franklin, President of the State of Pennsylvania."
Both plates called for are present, one being a nice foldout map titled: "Chart of the Course of the Don and th... See More
Item #642516THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1784 This periodical was the first ever to use the word "magazine" in its title.
There is a nice article: "On the General Post Office & Postage of Letters" with a chart of the various rates and small engravings of cancellations & free postage, franking notations (see).
There is a nice letter concerning early hot air bal... See More
Item #642513THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1767 There is a nice & large foldout plate which shows the: "Funeral Process of the Duke of York" measuring 8 by 11 1/2 inches (see), and is accompanied by a detailed article. This is the only plate called for in this issue.
Among the various articles within are: "Solution of Optical Phenomena" comes from a man in Phila... See More
Item #642250GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1764 Among the articles within are: "Maltwort Recommended to Cure the Scurvy" "The Folly of Useless Words Exposed" "Description of an Instrument used in Inoculation in France" "Description of Peak's Hole in Derbyshire" which is accompanied by a full page plate showing two views of it (see); "Life of ... See More
Item #641407PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, 1788 An issue of this famous newspaper which was the very first newspaper to print the Constitution. The front page & back page are filled with ads with news reports from the United States & Europe are inside.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.
Item #640678THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1755 A 4 page article headed: "An Account of the British Trade & Settlements in North America from the French of Mons. Dumont, one of the Commissioners on the Part of the King of France for settling the Limits of the English & French Colonies in N. America." This is a terrific article on the early settlements of America by the cont... See More
Item #640673THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1766 Most of a column is taken up with: "American News".
Articles within this issue include: "Logan's Legacy to the City of Philadelphia" being a library of books, "On the Doctrine of Original Sin", "A newly Discovered Power in Spiders" which includes an illustration, much on: "Considerations on... See More
Item #640670THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1754 The "Historical Chronicle" near the back has a few items with American mention including: "Our North American navigators have found out a safe & good passage between the Colloredo rocks and Cuba which will shorten the passage from Jamaica, through the gulph of Florida." and another item has a letter from Virginia no... See More
Item #640631THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1767 This issue features a terrific full page plate captioned: "Mount Vesuvius with its Eruptions in the Year 1767" which is accompanied by a detailed article as well (see).
There is an article: "Resolutions of the Province of New York"
Among the articles within are: "Remarkable Trials in the Star Chamber" "... See More
September 18, 1787
THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, September 18, 1787
* First announcement that the Constitution of the United States has been finalized
* In regards to historic announcements in U.S. history, this is rivaled only by the announcement that the Declaration of Independence had been signed
A singularly historic newspaper and the first time this issue has been ... See More
Item #639930GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1754 Inside under America is a July 29 report from New York about the famous Albany Congress stating that: "...on the 16 instant the lieutenant-governor arrived from Albany ...having settled matters to the entire satisfaction of all the nations of Indians that attended the congress at that place." Says commissioners from Philadelphia, Mary... See More
Item #639929GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1757 Articles include: "Curious Accounts of the Present Comet" which includes a nearly half page print relating to it (see images); "Account of Medical Observations & Inquiries" "Aneurysm of the Aorta" "Fire Engine--Earthquakes--Microscopical Observations" and more.
There is also a nice & lengthy: &... See More
Item #639925THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1765 Near the back under: "Remarkable Events" is a report of ships arriving at Philadelphia: "...with the stamps on board for Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, when several citizens assembled in order to consider ways and means for preventing the stamp act taking place in that province..." with more (see images). Furthe... See More
January 27, 1795
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Jan. 27, 1795 Page 3 has a report concerning a dinner of the Officers of the First Philadelphia Regiment of City Militia, at which there were 15 toasts, the last of which is supportive of women's rights: "The Rights of Woman--May our fair country women, have their full share f the blessings we enjoy, and always take that rank in society to... See More
August 22, 1768
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, Aug. 22, 1768 An inside page item headed: "America" begins: "The last advices from the Creek country inform us that all the men in the upper towns able to bear arms were gone & going out against a body of the Chocktaws & Chickesaws..." with more (see). And a report from Charleston includes: "...that the governor at home se... See More
December 11, 1773
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 11, 1773 A report headed "America" is datelined from Philadelphia and includes a report from Honduras concerning the slave rebellion there, including: "...have left that place & are settled in Georgia on account of the late rebellion of the negroes up the rivers, which make it very dangerous as they cannot, with safety, attempt to cut an... See More
August 9, 1760
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 9, 1760 Most of page 3 is taken up with a letter "By an Assembly of Brethren called Quakers". Another page has half a column of news under: "America" with New York, Philadelphia, and Boston datelines (see). The first report includes: "By the Albany post...have advice that the brave Major Rogers has had another brush with the French... See More
April 1, 1779
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, a pair of consecutive issues containing in full the lengthy: "Governor Johnston's Speech...on Mr. Fox's Motion for a Vote of Censure on Administration for not Sending out a Reinforcement earlier last year to Lord Howe at New York" which obviously has much concerning America.
April 1, 1779: Bits include: "...Mons. d Estaign had found our ... See More
January 20, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, January 20, 1781 All of the front page & a portion of page 2 are taken up with "Letter IV" of a series of very critical letters on the conduct of General William Howe in America during the Revolutionary War. Some portions include: "...In all your letters...both while you was at Boston & after you was driven out of it, you are perpetually ... See More
July 20, 1767
THE PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, July 20, 1767 Page 3 has a report: "We learn from Boston, in New-England, that the present dispute between the government & assembly chiefly relates to the quartering of soldiers, the latter having flatly refused to provide for the maintenance of the troops...We hear strict orders are sent over to his Majesty's... See More
January 31, 1775
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Jan. 31, 1775 The entire front page and much of page 2 are taken up with the petition to the King of England from the First Continental Congress asking for a repeal of the hated Coercive Acts (see the hyperlink for more on this & the full texts). Certainly one of the more historic documents which would lead to the Revolutionary War, it delineates the l... See More
Item #637620GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1798
* Philadelphia yellow fever epidemic
The issue is filled with a wide variety of articles and at the back are several pages taken up with the latest news reports. Included is half a page under the heading: "America" which reports on the horrible effects of the Yellow Fever in Philadelphia (see).
Included are the 2 full page plates ca... See More
May 1, 1787
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1787 Included is a brief section headed: "American News" which references the end of the Shays' Rebellion in Massachusetts, and also mention that: "...from Philadelphia...that thirty thousand emigrants have arrived there since the war; that twenty thousand Germans and Dutch occupy a tract of 50 miles; and that grants have been made of... See More
Item #637554THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1767 Among the articles within are: "Abstract of the Lottery Act" "On the Luxury of the Times" "A Brief Account of the Troubles in Poland" "Natural History of Greenland" which takes over three pages; "Description of a New-invented Hygrometer" is accompanied by a full page plate of it; "Two Letters &a... See More
January 29, 1787
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 29, 1787
* 18th century America
Page 2 has more than a column taken up with: "A Scene from an Essay on the Slavery and Commerce of the Human Species, Particularly the African...". The top of the back page has an ad headed: "Isaac Franks, Stocks and Exchange Broker" with details. Franks was a prominent Je... See More
June 10, 1779
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 10, 1779 Inside has reports from the "House of Commons" which includes talk of events in America, including: "...General Grey...had seen no more of the country than what lies between the head of Elk and Philadelphia & between that city and New York..." and "The conduct of Sir William Howe...had no doubt about it: the force in h... See More
February 26, 1798
PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, Feb. 26, 1798
* Rare 18th century American title
An interesting title with the masthead featuring an engraving of a porcupine (see). The front page is entirely taken up with ads while news reports are on pages 2 & 3 including much on events in Europe. There is also a lengthy letter: "To the Representatives of the United States in Congress... See More
August 8, 1768
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, Aug. 8, 1768
* Rare Colonial Boston
* Pre Revolutionary War
Under the heading: "America" and from Philadelphia is a report which begins: "We can assure the public--that the assembly of this province so early as February last took into their consideration the act of parliament imposing a duty on paper, glass, etc. and thereupon under ... See More
August 3, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 3, 1796
* USS United States construction
* Samuel Adams act
The first column on the front page has an Act of the Mass. Legislature signed in type by: Samuel Adams. Page 2 has: "French Victory on the Rhine" concerning Buonaparte. Also: "Intercourse With Canada". Also a brief yet notable report from Philadelphia: "The building of... See More
Item #636777THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, September, 1787
* First magazine printing of the Constitution of the United States
This title, along with the "Columbian Magazine", has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, both published in Philadelphia. The Museum was published by Mathew Carey and existed from January, 1787 thru the end of 1792. He was very proud of h... See More
April 28, 1787
THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, April 28, 1787
* United States Constitution Convention close
The front page has some political discussion which includes comments on the coming Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, including: "...this year will be productive of great events; for, independent of these little state quarrels, the grant Federal System is to be revised next May... See More
Item #636665THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1779 The first article: "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" takes ten pages and includes much talk of the on-going Revolutionary War, bits including: "...He enumerated a black catalogue of crimes committed by the leaders of the American rebellion against his Majesty's loyal subjects in that country..." and ... See More
May 4, 1797
THE MINERVA & MERCANTILE EVENING ADVERTISER, New York, May 4, 1797
* USS United States to launch
Page 2 has a report datelined "Philadelphia, May 3" which notes: "We have good authority for mentioning that Wednesday next, the 10th instant, is appointed for launching the United States frigate; and that it will take place at two o'clock on that day, if the weather ... See More
June 6, 1792
THE NEW YORK JOURNAL & PATRIOTIC REGISTER, New York, June 6, 1792 Page 2 has: "Resolutions Of Irishmen" and pg. 3 has mention of General Anthony Wayne heading west, and that the President has arrived in Philadelphia, among other items.
Four pages, scattered foxing, a few small worm holes affects a few words but cause no loss of readability, nice condition.
May 15, 1788
THE PENNSYLVANIA MERCURY & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 15, 1788
* United States Constitution
* States consider adoption
Page 2 has a continued article titled: "Thoughts Upon the African Slave Trade" which takes 3 columns. The back page has reports which include: "The elections for the state of New York...impossible to ascertain the list of the members fo... See More
February 21, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 21, 1778
* Revolutionary War Tory original
* Rare Pro British issue from America
This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.
The entire front page is taken up with ads. Page 2 has a nice letter... See More
October 24, 1768
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Oct. 24, 1768
* Rare Colonial Boston
* Pre Revolutionary War
A nice newspaper from colonial Boston, the hotbed of activity raging against the hated policies of Parliament towards the American colonies. This city & its environs saw much action against the Stamp Act, and would soon be the focus of the Boston Tea Party, the Boston Massacre, and the outbreak of w... See More
March 10, 1787
THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 10, 1787
* United States Constitution Convention close
Page 3 contains a very interesting letter of complaint concerning a: "...grievance, that I doubt not but a number of wives besides myself too often experience..." concerning their husbands, signed in type: A Neglected Wife".
Four pages, very nice co... See More
Item #636186GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1778
* Rare Revolutionary War New York map
* Benjamin Franklin letter
* Ethan Allen
Of great significance is the very nice foldout map headed: "Map of Hudson's River with the Adjacent Country", which shows from Crown Point & Ticonderoga, south to Philadelphia, & also from Long island to Lake Ontario (see), with consider... See More
August 1, 1792
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Aug. 1, 1792 The middle column of the front page features 13 illustrated ship ads, making it nice for display. Page 3 has: "Freedom of Election" & other items & ads, while the back page is almost entirely taken up with ads. News of the day. Complete in four pages and in excellent condition.
December 19, 1771
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, December 19, 1771 Inside has a report headed "America" from Philadelphia noting in part: "...Benjamin Franklin, Esq., is appointed Agent for this province at the Court of Great Britain, for the ensuing year."
Other news of the day, mostly European, plus ads as well. Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, great condition.
April 8, 1788
THE PENNSYLVANIA MERCURY & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 8, 1788
* United States Constitution
* Rhode Island considers
Page 3 has a report from Boston noting in part: "...the subscription for building three SHIPS is so far completed, as that the subscribers have chosen a committee to conduct the building; and that reparations for carrying them on with vigour are n... See More
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