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September 4, 1759
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 4, 1759
* "Political Aphorisms...", by *Benjamin Franklin (?)
The first and a portion of the second column on page 7 has "Political Aphorisms concerning Population", signed "F", which has recently been attributed to Ben Franklin (see Swann Auctions for more information). Another London Chronicle from 10 days later, which ... See More
May 23, 1768
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
June 13, 1768
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
Item #661456THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July 1753 Near the back of this issue is a terrific--yet inconspicuous--report which is part of various news items under the heading: "America" and dateline of "Philadelphia, May 10" reading: "Last week was raised and fixed, in the State-House Steeple, the great bell, weighing 2080 lb. cast here, with this inscription, 'Procl... See More
October 25, 1760
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 25, 1760 Only to be had in a London newspaper is this very rare, same-day report of the death of the king. At the top of the back page is a heading: "Postscript" with news recently received, the text noting: "This morning about seven o'clock, departed this life, at his palace at Kensington, his Sacred Majesty our most gracious Sovereign;... See More
Item #660988THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1760 Inside has: "A Brief Account of the Negotiation between Governor Lyttelton and Artakullakulla (or the "Little Carpenter"), Deputee of the Whole Cherokee Nation & other Headmen and Warriors of that Nation". This text takes close to 3 pages and includes the full printing of the: "Treaty of Peace and Friendship Concl... See More
May 31, 1753
THE WORLD, London, England, May 31, 1753 This is an interesting six page newspaper which only lasted for four years, devoted to satirizing the vices and follies of the fashionable world rather than reporting the news of the day.
Nice woodcut in the masthead of a man writing in a book while looking at a globe. Six pages, 7 by 11 inches, nice condition.
September 27, 1759
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 27, 1759
* Benjamin Franklin
* Electricity experiments
* Lightning rod
Pages 4 and 5 contains text from a work: "...On the Advancement of Science" which includes sections on medicine, experiments on animals, metaphysical experiments, etc. as well as a section: "Of Electricity". In this latter section are reports on Benjam... See More
April 16, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated April 15, 1758, June 30, 1764, March 24, 1767, Sept. 9, 1769, & Feb. 18, 1772. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with some damp staining & some foxing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. Each measures a... See More
December 26, 1752
THE ADVENTURER, London, England, Dec. 26, 1752
* Rare 18th century title
* Over 267 years old
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.&n... See More
June 1, 1765
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, June, 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.
Near the back is a report from Newport, Rhode Island, concerning whaling, and another item from Maryland on the discovery of: "...a new sort of coffee, equally go... See More
January 1, 1756
ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, England, 1756 Nice full title page has an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Inside has an act: "...for reviving & continuing an Act for the Relief of Debtors with respect to the Imprisonment of their persons...".
A decorative document given the displayable title page.
Four pages, 11 1/2 by 7 1/4 inches, very nice, clean condition.... See More
Item #657796THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1768 Among the items in this issue are: "Ancient Temple at Winterborn Abbey" which includes an illustration; "On the Different Positions of the Great Occipital Aperture in man and Diverse Animals"; and much more. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day & which inclu... See More
Item #657795THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1766 Over half a page is taken up with: "American News" which has some interesting reports from Boston and elsewhere, with reference to: "...to the general assembly to make up the losses of the sufferers in the late unhappy times..." (see).
Other articles within issue include: "Oriental Fables, from the French&qu... See More
Item #657794THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1766 Articles within this issue include: "Description of an Artificial Swan" "Account of a Journey Into Scotland" "An Address to the Annotators of the Bible" "Coalition of the American and W. Indian Colonists" and more.
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has various news reports of th... See More
Item #657793GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1755 The first article is: "A Compendious View of the Encroachments of the French in America, & of the Importance of the American Colonies to Great Britain..." which takes over 3 pages chronicling events of the war & mentioning that in 1754: "...a body of 1100 French and Indians attacked Major Washington, commander of the Virg... See More
Item #657791SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1752 This supplemental issue was produced at the end of the year with fewer pages than the monthly issues.
Among the articles within are: "New Explication of the Lord's Prayer" "A Description of Mount Vesuvius" which is continued from a previous issue; "Of The Course of the Blood to the Heart" "The Si... See More
Item #657760THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1766 Articles within this issue include: "...Act for Opening & establishing certain ports in the Islands of Jamaica and Dominica for the more free importation and exportation..." "On the Doctrine of Original Sin" 'An Improvement in Common Watches" which includes a print of the gears and workings of a watch (see), and mo... See More
Item #657561THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, Oct. 12, 1767 (currently spelled Gloucester) The ftpg. has a report headed: "America" with a dateline of "Annapolis, in Maryland, July 29" concerning an outbreak of: "...that horrid contagious distemper, commonly called the gaol [jail] fever...A casual visit...from one of the felons some time since imported in a convict ship comm... See More
May 24, 1753
THE WORLD, London, England, May 24, 1753 This is an interesting six page newspaper which only lasted for four years, devoted to satirizing the vices and follies of the fashionable world rather than reporting the news of the day.
Nice woodcut in the masthead of a man writing in a book while looking at a globe. Measures 7 by 11 inches, 6 pages, and in nice condition.
Item #657335GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1757 A very nice magazine from during the French & Indian War from the "mother country" with a wide range of varied content including news of the day, political reports, literary items, and other unusual tidbits. This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 190... See More
Item #657331THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1758 Among the articles within are: "An Account of the Isle of Senegal on the Coast of Africa..." and "Case of Mr. Moore and Mr. Smith of Philadelphia Stated" which takes over a full page, plus much more. There is also an illustration of a newly invented bandage for the use of sick seamen (see).
Near the back is the "Histo... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1751 This issue features a foldout plate captioned: "The Inside of the Pantheon at Rome" which measures 9 by 11 1/2 inches. A portion of this plate has been previously mended from on the front side. There is a related article titled: "Of the Plate of the Pantheon". There is a very nice full page plate titled: "A View o... See More
December 18, 1761
Six British newspapers: Edinburgh Evening Courant, 1761 (3 issues); Kentish Gazette, 1795 (2 issues) The Newcastle Chronicle, 1772, all in "2nd rate" condition with no portions missing.
Item #656525THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1756
* Great & quite large map of Europe
* Oswego - French & Indian War
* Judaica - Jewish content
The prime feature would be the very nice & large foldout map titled in the cartouche: "A New & Correct CHART of EUROPE..." which shows all of Europe as well as Iceland, Russia, North Africa, a... See More
January 25, 1753
THE INDEPENDENT REFLECTOR, New York, January 25, 1753
* Rare Colonial New York original
* Short lived title
This rare newspaper lasted for less than one year, publishing but 52 issues. Primarily moral and political essays, it gave offense to men in power and was "suppressed by authorities", as Brigham relates.
The imprint appears at the bottom of the back page, noting: &q... See More
December 22, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, December 22, 1767 Most of the front page is taken up with: "An Historical Account of a New Method of treating the Scurvy at Sea...".
The back page includes a small item noting: "...from Bermudas, that upwards of 60 vessels from different parts of North America & the West Indies have been driven into that island by stress of weather; many of ... See More
January 30, 1753
THE SCOURGE, London, Jan. 30, 1753
* Rare title
A very curious and uncommon newspaper from England done in editorial format, popular with other titles at that time as well. It was published "By Oxymel Busby, Esq." as noted in the masthead. This newspaper lasted but 81 issues.
Single column format with 6 pages, 7 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, some dirtiness to a portion of the ftpg.... See More
Item #655237THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1757
* Forts Oswego and Ontario
* French and Indian war with map
Inside has is a quite lengthy article titled: "An Historical Account of American Affairs during the Two last years, with a particular journal of the Siege & Surrender of Oswego" with this text taking over six pages. This text also includes a report headed &quo... See More
January 30, 1758
THE DAILY ADVERTISER, London, January 30, 1758.
* Uncommon title
* 18th century original
* French & Indian War period
As the title might suggest the emphasis was on advertisements with a tremendous number found within this complete, four page issue. This is a nice issue from during the period of the French & Indian War in America although I do not find any such content in thi... See More
Item #654920THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1755 Among the articles in this issue are: "Humorous Account of the Pedigree of Race Horses" which has as a page headed: "Scheme for Improving the Breed of Jockeys"; "An Enquiry into the Origin of the Romans" and much more.
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news report of the ... See More
Item #654912THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, December, 1755 One of the nicer features of this issue is the very nice title page engraving of the skyline of London in the 1750's, which has much detail (see photos). There is also a nice article taking over a full page: "Account of the British Plantations in America" which is very descriptive of Virginia (see photos).
Other items in this issue ... See More
Item #654457THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1762 Although typically missing from most issues, this magazine still contains the full page plate titled: "A Map Of the Island of Jamaica" which shows much detail. Accompanying this map is a nice and detailed article on Jamaica which describes it geographically, gives a bit of history on how it was settled, and some text on its economy.... See More
Item #654456THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1762 This magazine is missing the plates of "A Map Of the Island of Jamaica" and "Plan of the City and Harbour of the Havanna", Cuba, but there is a report near the back which relates to it, beginning: "Porto Rico is a large Spanish island, well fortified; and Hispaniola belonging to both France & Spain is much larger ... See More
Item #654173THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1767 The first article in this issue is: "An Historical Account of the late Acquisitions of the East India Company in Bengal" which is accompanied by a great fold-out map showing most of India and parts of other countries including Ceylon (Sri Lanka). This map is titled: "The Moguls Empire Divided Into its Principal Governments... See More
Item #654172GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1760 A prime feature of this issue is the very nice & dramatic foldout plate captioned: "A Representation of the Engagement between his Majesty's Ship the Monmouth Capt. Gardiner, and the Foudroyant, a French Man of War on 28th Feb., 1758" which shows a dramatic naval battle (see photo). This plate folds out to measures 9 1/2 b... See More
September 29, 1761
THE LONDON CHRONICLE: or, UNIVERSAL EVENING POST, London, September 29, 1761
* George III of the United Kingdom
The front page begins the report on the coronation of King George III. "This day his Majesty King George the Third, and Queen Charlotte, were crowned in the abbey church of Westminster, with the ceremonies accustomed upon that great and glorious solemnity...". The ... See More
July 23, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 23, 1768 The front page has the conclusion of the lengthy letter from Admiral De Fonte, "giving an Account of the most material Transactions in a Journal of his from the Calo of Lima in Peru, on his Discoveries to find if there was any North-West Passage from the Atlantic Ocean into the South and Tartarian Sea," followed by considerable text. The... 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
* Ben Franklin's "A Magic Square of Squares" plate
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 Amer... See More
October 25, 1760
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 25, 1760
* George II of Great Britain death
* Early, same day report (rare)
Only to be had in a London newspaper is this very rare, same-day report of the death of the king. At the top of the back page is a heading: "Postscript" with news recently received, the text noting: "This morning about seven o'clock, departed this li... See More
Item #652606THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1769
* John Dickinson
* John Hancock
Contents include: "A New Voyage to the West Indies, Giving an Account of the various Nations that dwell near the great river Mississippi, ..." which is extremely descriptive of the western lands of America and the native American Indians in the area (see for portions) and taking over 4 ... See More
June 1, 1751
THE LONDON GAZETTE, June 1, 1751 This issue has period advertising and news from throughout the world, including reports from Parma, Rome, Turin, Vienna, Berlin, Hague, Middleburg, and Whitehall. Another article is in regards to The East-India House, and there is an interesting detailed report of a Post Office being robbed by a Highwayman.
The front page has a partial (3/4ths) red tax stamp.
Com... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1750 An interesting article concerns Mount Vesuvius, and has a nice foldout plate: "A Prospect of Mount Vesuvius with its Eruption in 1630", which measures approximately 8 by 9 1/4 inches (with the addition of wide margins). A few pages later is another very nice foldout print of the same size, captioned: "Prospect of Mount... See More
Item #652421THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1766 There are three pages with reports headed: "American Affairs" which gives reports from the House of Representatives in Massachusetts Bay, Connecticut, and Maryland. These pages contain some terrific content on the feelings of the colonists regarding England and taxation (see for portions), one item noting: "Resolved, that it... 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
October 30, 1769
PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 30, 1769
* Pre Revolutionary War tensions
* Colonial - Anti-British title
Nice coat-of-arms in the masthead makes this colonial issue displayable. Page 2 has a note: "...has been frequently reported that Paoli intended to settle in Switzerland, we can now assure the public...that that illustrious Chief is actually on... 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
June 4, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, June 4, 1768 Multiple inside reports are from various locations throughout America, including a letter from Massachusetts Bay, and two articles from New York (see images for details). Also included are excerpts from Voltaire's new satire, "The Man of Forty Crowns," which is accompanied by a lengthy review which concludes: "This plausible discourse mad... See More
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