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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
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
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 #651018GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1760 Among the articles within this issue are: "An Account of the Life of George Frederick Handel" which takes close to three pages, and concludes in the May issue. Also: "Improvements in Inland Navigation" "Of the Decline of Christianity" and more.
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" containing va... 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 #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
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
February 29, 1768
THE PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 29, 1768 Inside has a report from London noting in part: "Mr. Grenville's enmity against the Colonies still continues as violent as ever...he tired even his friends with a tedious harangue against America..." with more (see). Various other news reports of the day and a great wealth of ads, several of whic... See More
December 18, 1769
THE PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 18, 1769 An item from Providence includes: "At a meeting of the merchants & traders of this town...convened in consequence of a letter form the committee of merchants at Boston recommending our extending the non-importation agreement until all the American revenue acts are repealed..." with more.
Half of... See More
December 18, 1769
THE PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, December 18, 1769 An item from Providence includes: "At a meeting of the merchants & traders of this town...convened in consequence of a letter from the committee of merchants at Boston recommending our extending the non-importation agreement until all the American revenue acts are repealed..." with more.
Hal... See More
December 26, 1768
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, December 26, 1768 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 of the Massachusetts...upon this question--Whether to Surrender the... See More
April 4, 1768
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, April 4, 1768 Inside has most of a page taken up with a letter from the Speaker of the Mass. Assembly to one of the King's Secretaries of State, which includes: "...it seems to be conclusive that as those acts were made with the sole & express purpose of raising a revenue out of America, the subjects here are in those instances unfortunately ... See More
December 26, 1768
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Dec. 26, 1768 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 of the Massachusetts...upon this question--Whether to Surrender the cha... 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
Item #647077GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1760 A very nice magazine from the French & Indian War period 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 1907... See More
Item #647035THE 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
April 28, 1768
THE PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE, Philadelphia, April 28, 1768 Just a few years previous this newspaper was owned by Ben Franklin, who purchased it in the late 1720's. Almost the entire front page is taken up with an historical account of the trade relations between England and America, prefaced with: "As the cause of the present ill humour in America & of the resolutions taken there to... See More
November 21, 1768
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, Nov. 21, 1768 The front page is entirely taken up with "...the account given of the late transactions respecting Sir Jeffery Amherst by the friends of the administration." with much on the relationship with General Gage, portions including: "...for Sir J.A. was the only person in England who could not go to America in that capacity. He had ... See More
July 17, 1769
PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, July 17, 1769 Page 2 has a full column letter from Dennys De Berdt to Thomas Cushing. Page 3 has the address of a House committee to the governor of Massachusetts, including: "...the business of the province is got into such an arrear...Who brought the province under this difficulty your excellency can be at no loss to det... See More
March 14, 1768
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, March 14, 1768 Inside has a report from Providence that: "...this colony...have appointed a committee to draw up an address to his Majesty & write to the Ministry & our Agent relative to the peculiar hardships & distresses the colonies are not labouring under." Other various news of the day from both Europe and the colonies.
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by ... See More
September 29, 1768
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE EXTRAORDINARY, Sept. 29 (1768)
* Rare Colonial America original
This "extraordinary" issue was printed between the normal weekly printing schedule when news was received which warranted this special edition. The year is not in the dateline but is at the top of pages 2, 3 & 4.
Page 2 has an item reading: "We hear that the Privy Council have been ... See More
May 9, 1768
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, with the "Supplement" issue, May 9, 1768
* Rare Colonial Boston
* Pre Revolutionary War
* Benjamin Franklin
This colonial newspaper is taken up with a variety of articles including: "An Account of the Family of Douglas "The Use of Turnips & Method of Laying them up in Winter" "Method of Curing Cattle that are Swelled or Hoved&qu... See More
October 24, 1768
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Oct. 24, 1768
* Pro-British American publication
* Boston is causing trouble
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 out... See More
September 17, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 17, 1767
* Multiple reports from America
Page two has multiple reports from Charles-Town, South Carolina [current Charleston] which tell of robberies and other hostilities, some of which are described as "worse than the most savage Indians." See images for the graphic details. Page 6 has additional reports from Elizabeth-Town, New Jersey [cu... See More
September 29, 1767
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, September 29, 1767
* The death of Prince Edward, Duke of York & Albany
The front page has an order for a day of "General Mourning for his late Royal Highness Edward Augustus, Duke of York and Albany." Other items on the front page provide how this day of mourning is to be carried out. Prince Edward is the namesake of Prince Edward County, Virgi... See More
August 21, 1769
PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE, Philadelphia, Aug. 21, 1769
The back page notes in part: "...The measures, which I had taken regarding the late unhappy disturbances in North America have been already laid before you. These disturbances owe their rise to the ministry, not to the Americans...The Americans are now groaning under all the horrors of a military government, and nothing but the terrors of s... See More
April 24, 1769
THE PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 24, 1769 Page 2 has an article beginning; "The inhabitants of the New England governments really seem in earnest to promote industry by encouraging home manufactures; for this we are under the greatest advantages..." with much more. It touches on the manufacturing efforts in each of the New England colonies.... See More
December 11, 1769
THE PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 11, 1769
* Pre Revolutionary War tensions
* Tea importation
An interesting variety of news reports from both Europe and America. One bit from Boston notes: "...that many of the soldiers who had deserted from two regiments quartered in this town have lately returned to their colours...They have all received ... See More
June 14, 1764
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 14, 1764
* Governor John Penn
* Pre Revolutionary War
The ftpg. has much of a column taken up with news items headed: "America" (see). Pages 6, 7 & 8 contain various correspondences from the governor of Pennsylvania to the assembly concerning the "Supply Bill", one of the messages signed in type by: John Penn (see for portion... See More
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