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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 19, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 19, 1768 Most of the front page is taken up with an excellent letter of protest headed: "A Copy of a Letter Lately Sent from the Hon. House of Representatives of Massachusetts Bay to the Right Hon. Lord Camden, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain".
This fine letter essentially defines the problem the American colonies were having with En... See More
July 16, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 16, 1768 Page 2 has news headed: "America," with part of the report concerning the contested boundary line between Mass. and New York. Another page has: "America" with a Charleston dateline (see). The backpage has a notice from Boston which is of a Christian nature. The frontpage has a lengthy article on the affairs in Ireland, which co... 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
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
Item #652447GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1760 The best feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map, shown from the North Pole and showing Europe, the northern portion of North America including Hudson's By, Mississippi River, Missouri River, Gulf & River St. Lawrence, the Great Lakes, the "West Sea" presumably the Great Salt Lake, present-day Alaska, Greenland, Icelan... 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
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
Treaty ending the French & Indian War defines the political geography for this contentious period...
Item #652420GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1763 This issue contains one of the more significant documents of the 18th century, being "The Definitive Treaty of Friendship of Peace between his Britannick Majesty, the Most Christian King, and the King of Spain, Concluded at Paris, the 10th day of Feb., 1763...". Resulting from it, France gives up Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, the St. Lawren... 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, 8 1/2 by 11 inch... 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
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
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 #652022THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August & September, 1761 (a two issue set)
The August issue has: details, songs, and plates related to the marriage and Coronation of William III and Charlotte, Princess Mecklemberg. Also included is a detailed historical account (taking nearly 8 pages) of the Coronation of King James II and Queen Mary, from 1685, which mentions their Coronation being u... See More
Item #651835THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1761 An inside page has over a full column taking up with "Importance of Louisiana" seen in its entirety in the photos. The text includes: "...while the French remain possessed of Louisiana as its communication by sea is always open, the climate mild & the country inviting, they will always have it in their power to pour in me... See More
June 10, 1766
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 10, 1766 Most of the front page is taken up with details of a pamphlet tiled: "Extract from Free & Candid Remarks on a Late Celebrated Oration, with some Few occasional Thoughts on the Late Commotions in America", relating to the issue of taxing the Americans (see for portions).
Page 6 has a curious item headed "America" datelined ... See More
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
Item #651129THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1763 Over two pages within are taken up with: "Queries Relative to the Constitution of Maryland" which raises such questions as: "Does not the legislature of Maryland consist of three branches...?...Who composes the Upper House?...Does not the council consist of 12 members when complete?...Who sits as judges in the superior court... See More
December 2, 1766
SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1766 As the title suggests this was the "supplemental" issue printed at the end of the year, less pages than the monthly issues.
The feature is a quite lengthy letter: "...from the Committee of Merchants of London to Their Correspondents in America..." which concerns the repeal of the hated Stamp Act. It begins: "H... See More
Item #651014THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1756 Under the heading: "American News" is a report which includes: "...concerning Oswego still continue to be contradictory...the last letters from Albany say that the French had burnt the fort & put almost the whole garrison to the sword..." and mention that Col. Webb was sent to reinforce the place & foun... See More
Item #651013THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1755 The first 2 1/2 pages are taken up with: "A Particular Account of a late Dispute between the Assembly of Pennsylvania & Governor Morris concerning their Raising Money in the Present Exigence of Affairs for the Defence of the Colony".
Also on this issue are: "Speeches of the Indian Chiefs" "Rejoinder of the S... See More
February 28, 1754
THE CONNOISSEUR "By Mr. Town [pseud.], Critic, and Censor-General", London, Feb. 28, 1754 A weekly paper which lasted about 2 1/2 years as a "commoner's" counterpart to "The World" (which we sell as well), a periodical of about the same time which dealt more with the interests of aristocrats.
James Boswell says in his "Life of Johnson", "...I... See More
Item #650688THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1768
* Ben Franklin letter regarding the poor
* Engraving of Pascal Paoli of Corsica
* Early fire engine
* Reports from America, including Indians
Taking nearly two pages is a letter: "Hardheartedness to the Poor Considered" which was written by Ben Franklin, although signed: "Medius" (see https://founders.archives.gov/docum... See More
Item #650314THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1754 Included within is an article: "New Invented Sea-gage Described" which includes a half page illustration (see). Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news of the day including some items under the heading "America". they include report relating to the French & Indian War such as: &quo... See More
Item #650312GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1760 Among the articles in this issue are: "Scheme for Widening the Narrow Streets in London" "Charge Against Gen. T--sh--d for his Conduct at Quebec" which takes over 3 pages (see for beginning); "The Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's Accession" "History of the London Brewery" "Queries Concerning the... 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
Item #650310THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1767 There is a very curious full page plate which accompanies the article: "An Account of the Asiatic Animal Called Syah Ghush..." (see images).
A very nice article on: "Lord Ca--d-n's Speech on the Declaratory Bill of the Sovereignty of Great Britain over the Colonies" which includes: "...more & more conv... See More
Item #650066THE 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
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
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, February, 1751 This issue has the continuing story of the Crusades, with: "Of the Holy War" & "Saladin's Death & Character--A New Crusade". There is also a brief report of the marriage of the Rev. John Wesley: "Rev. Mr. John Wesley, methodist preacher, to a merchant's widow in Threadneedle Street... See More
Item #649136THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1752 Inside has a terrific account of a legendary event in history--the famous kite experiment conducted by Benjamin Franklin. Note there is even mention of Franklin's name on the title page (see photos).
The article, datelined "Philadelphia, Oct. 19, 1752", begins by mentioning the reports about kite experiments, especially... See More
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1756 The most significant item in this issue is: "His Majesty's Declaration of War Against the French King" which was the official beginning of the French & Indian War. This text takes just over a fullpg. (see) This is a very significant document, being the first in a series of American war declaration issues which would include the... See More
Item #648917THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1762 Perhaps the most significant content is the full text of the: "Preliminary Articles of Peace..." signed at Fontainebleau, Nov. 3, 1762, among England, France & Spain, which would set the stage for the formal Treaty of Paris that would end the Seven Years' War (French & Indian War for that portion fought in the America... See More
January 9, 1768
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, January 9, 1768 The previous issue included a warning on the front page making clear the penalties for Artificers and Merchants seeking cheaper labor, products, and materials from foreign locations outside the umbrella of The Kingdom - making it infinitely more difficult for those Artificers and Merchants following the regulations and laws of the land to be compe... See More
January 5, 1768
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, January 5, 1768 The front page has a clear warning to Artificers and Manufactures who have been going to foreign lands which are not under English rule to solicit cheaper labor, materials, and products. The warning includes extracts of two laws which make clear the unlawful nature of such actions, and reminds the Subjects of the Kingdom of the consequences which ... See More
January 21, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, January 21, 1768 The front page has reports from America - two from Boston and another from Providence, Rhode Island. One of the former gives details of an unusual encounter with a great whale, and the latter briefly mentions the distress that merchants are experiencing due to the importation of goods and the additional burdens which have been placed upon them. Page 6 h... See More
January 19, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, January 19, 1768 This issue may start with a review of a book on Gout and end with a set of fables, but within are a set of reports from America and the description for how Denmark handles certain capitol offenses - all of which make interesting period reading. Other news of the day from locations throughout the world are also present.
The reports from America in... See More
Item #648710GENTLEMAN’S MAGAZINE, London, England, July, 1756 This issue begins with a nearly 3 page article: "An Account of the Siege & Capture of Port Mahon" on the island of Minorca, in the Mediterranean. During the Seven Years' War in Europe, of which the French & Indian War was an extension in North America, Spain regained the island from Great Britain in 1756 after the ... See More
Item #648690GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June 1763 Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map which shows the greater portion of colonial America in 1763, showing from the Great Lakes to most of Florida, to New Mexico, to the upper portions of "Louisiana" (see).
The accompanying article, which takes over 3 pages, is titled: "Some Account of Louisiana, or ... See More
May 23, 1768
SUPPLEMENT TO THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, May 23, 1768 The ftpg. has some nice content including a letter to the Liverymen of London, portions including: "...The chief merit with you...I know to be a sacred love of liberty & of those generous principles...have since secured to this nation the great charter of freedom. I will yield to none of my countrymen in this noble zeal... See More
July 18, 1768
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, July 18, 1768 All of pages 1, 2 & 3 are taken up with a detailed report of the island of Corsica, the latter page including a biography of Pascal Paoli which carries over to take close to half of pg. 4.
Near the back under "America" are reports from Charleston and Annapolis, as well as "A Message from the Governor" of Maryland which includes: &q... See More
September 26, 1768
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Sept. 26, 1768 The entire front page is: "Lord Mansfield's Speech on Wilkes' Outlawry". John Wilkes was a member of Parliament supportive of the American cause.
Page 2 contains a letter to the Mass. governor from a committee of 66 towns in the colony, mentioning in part: "...Your excellency cannot be insensible of their universal uneasiness arisi... See More
September 18, 1769
PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 18, 1769 Inside has an item beginning: "When the celebrated Mr. Franklin traveled through part of Scotland some years ago, attended by a negro servant, the fellow, who estimated the value of land..." with a bit more. Another item notes: "...letters from General Gage, Commodore Hood & others...that both ... See More
September 4, 1769
PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE, & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 4, 1769 A notable title from the colonial period, that has an ornate royal coat-of-arms engraving in the masthead. Content includes a lengthy ftpg. letter addressed "To the Printer" that is signed in type: Atticus.
Pages 2 & 3 has news and other content from "London", while page 4 has a lengthy l... See More
Item #647215THE PUBLIC ADVERTISER, London, December 18, 1766 A very nice, four page, folio size newspaper with the emphasis being on advertising, as the title would suggest. However, there are some news reports throughout, and page 3 has a partial red-inked tax stamp. Complete in four pages in nice condition.
October 8, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, October 8, 1767
* Colonial era original
* Early report from America
An inside page has: "America -- Boston, New England" (see images).
The back page has: "Translation of a Letter from M. De Voltaire to the Russian Ambassador at Paris". The back page also has a report from Corsica.
The balance of the issue is taken up with various r... See More
October 6, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, October 6, 1767 An inside page has an item from: "America -- Annapolis in Maryland" (see). The same page has items concerning New Orleans, Pensacola, and situations with the Cherokee and Creek Indians (see).
The balance of the issue is taken up with various reports from Europe from just 8 years before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. Many adver... See More
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