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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1745 There is a tremendous amount of content concerning the Jacobite Rebellion with articles: "Accounts of the Motions of the Rebels & of the King's Forces from the London Gazette..." which takes about ten pages. Also: "Retreat of the Rebels" and "Naval Articles from the London Gazette". Further on is: &... See More
Item #651431GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1799
* Lord Horatio Nelson victorious over Napoleon Bonaparte
* Battle of the Nile
The prime content in this issue is the excellent and detailed account of Sir Horatio Nelson's victory over French at the Battle of the Nile, or the Battle of Aboukir Bay. This is actually part of a very lengthy continuing article from a previous issue. Inc... See More
Item #651430THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1798 The prominent feature of this issue would be the nearly 9 pages dedicated to the review of a new publication" "Proofs of Conspiracy against all the Religions and Governments of Europe, carried on in the Secret Meetings of Free Masons, Illuminati, and Reading Societies; collected from good authorities", by John Robison, Profe... See More
May 1, 1797
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, May, 1797
* John Adams presidential election
* Thomas Jefferson as vice president
Certainly the most notable content is under: "American News" where there is quite detailed accounting of the election process. It begins with a Philadelphia dateline of Feb. 8 and reading: "In Congress. The Speaker informed the House teat the hour was... See More
Item #651425THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1792
* Washington's State of the Union Address
* John Wesley's trip to Savannah, Georgia
* a tradesman's token (image)
Included under the heading: "American Intelligence" is: "The President's Address to both Houses of the Federal legislature..." which has the full text of Washington's annual state-... See More
Item #651244THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1778 An inside page has a graphic depiction of a: "Plan of the Encampment of a Battalion of Six Companies of Infantry" with related text. An article debates on Burgoyne and the charge against him of: "...employing savages...ever esteemed the Indian alliances, at best, a necessary evil..." with more. Another page has "Gen. W... See More
Item #651050THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1778 Among the articles within are: "The Theory of Insulating Bodies Examined, & some of the Supposed Properties which Electricians have ascribed to Glass, proved by Experiments not to Exist" includes reference to Ben Franklin; "On the Worshiping of the Primitive Christians to the East", and more.
The most significant co... See More
Item #651046THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1791 Included is an interesting article headed: "Botany Bay", being a letter from Mr. White, surgeon-general at Botany Bay datelined Sydney Cove, Port Jackson, New South Wales, April 17, 1790. This articles takes a bit over a full page.
This is followed by an article headed: "America" which includes a portion of President Ge... 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
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
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, December, 1746 The prime content of this issue is: "Account of the Young Pretender's Escape after the Battle of Culloden" which is continued from a previous issue & which takes about a full page. It contains some nice detail on how he stole away, including: "The young Pretender...with the assistatnce of Capt. O'... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, April, 1745 A feature of this issue is a terrific, three page graphic representation of the: "Situation of his Majesty's Fleet & the Combined fleets of France and Spain in the Mediterranean...when Adm. Mathews made the Signal to engage the enemy..." showing the various positions of the ships (see photos). This is highly unus... See More
May 4, 1706
HISTORISCHE ANMERCSUNGEN, Germany, May 4, 1706
* Rare & early 18th century German periodical
A very unusual periodical as most of the front page is taken up with a very intricately engraved print. This issue contains 8 pages and is in the German language, measuring 6 3/4 by 8 inches, some light damp staining near the margins, nice condition. ... See More
September 2, 1686
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, September 2, 1686
* The Battle of Buda (modern day Budapest)
Considerable coverage of the Battle of Buda (fought between the Holy League and the Ottoman Empire) can be found on the the back leaf, taking all of one column and a portion of another. Reports given are from Buda, Vienna, and Brussels. Additional coverage of the overall conflict can be found on the fro... 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 #650411HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, February, 1895 The article "French Fighters In Africa" contains eleven illustrations by Frederic Remington. Another article entitled "Down the West Coast" eight illustrations by W.A. Rogers. Additional articles, poems and illustrations are within.
Complete in 150+ pages, disbound, measures 6 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches and is in very n... See More
Item #650331GENTLEMAN'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 #650326THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, December, 1778 The first article, taking fully six pages, is debate on the: "...motion for the Instructions to Gen. Burgoyne..." , obviously relating to his defeat at Saratoga, with some reports including: "...convinced that the gallant Burgoyne had done all that man could do...Many of the Provincials whom Gen. Burgoyne thought well-affecte... See More
Item #650324THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1735 Without a doubt, the most noteworthy item is the text the speech made by Moses Bon Saam, a free negro from Jamaica, which takes about 3 columns (see images). More can be discovered regarding this speech at: Moses Bon Saam.
A quite comical article is in regards to the benefits of flogging: "A New Dissertation on Flogging", which... See More
Item #650315SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE FOR THE YEAR 1742, London, England. This "Supplement" issue was published at the end of the year. Within this issue is a great article titled: "The Spanish Invasion of Georgia" which takes 5 pages, and includes a small map which shows the various islands off the coast of Georgia, including Jekyll Island and St. Simons Island (see ). Th... 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 #650302GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1783 Near the beginning are 15 pages of: "Summary Proceedings in the Third Session of the Present Parliament" which include some discussions concerning America. Another article is concerning Yankee Doodle, or more particularly is information on the presumed author of the famous tune (questionable) who had recently died. It notes: "Your ... See More
September 30, 1736
THE OLD WHIG, OR THE CONSISTENT PROTESTANT, London, September 30, 1736 This is a very rare title, and early as well for a folio-size newspaper (measures 9 1/2 by 14 1/4 in.).
This title only published for 4 years. A few essays plus news of the day including an article on the arts within the Salon of Herculus. Also is the reporting of the Majesty's Proclamation for the persons conc... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1770 Perhaps the most intriguing item in this issue is a fascinating article titled: "New Plan for an American Town" which takes over a full page and which includes an interesting and unusual print of it (see). A legend of the various parts of the town is included as well, including the "common land" the "public squa... 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
February 4, 1784
PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 4, 1784 The ftpg. has an Act of the Penna. General Assembly: "A Supplement to the Act entitled 'An Act to Encourage the Speedy Apprehending & Bringing to Justice, divers Robbers, Burglars and Felons." Perhaps the finest feature of this issue is the beautiful masthead dominated by a quite large engraving ... See More
May 18, 1791
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 18, 1791 Listed under "Died" on pg. 3 is: "...In Virginia; Hon. Benjamin Harrison, Esq. formerly Govenour of that State..." and "...At Philadelphia, Hon. Francis Hopkinson, Esq. District Judge of the United States, for the State of Pennsylvania. The interests of science and patriotism will long deplore the loss of this valuable citizen... See More
December 24, 1791
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 24, 1791 Page 2 has a significant report which includes: "The Western Expedition--and its issue--occupy all our thoughts...The Indians charged our troops, tomahawk in hand, and must have suffered considerably from the bayonets of our troops--though their loss cannot be ascertained. It is said Gen. Scott with 5000 Kentucky volunteers has reached Fort Jeff... See More
April 8, 1795
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 8, 1795 Half of the ftpg. is taken up with: "An Act to Alter & Amend the Act titled 'An Act Laying Certain Duties Upon Snuff and Refined Sugar' " which carries over to pg. 2 where it is signed in script type: Go. Washington. Page 3 has a report of the Mass. "State Election" showing Samuel Adams as the victor for the governorsh... See More
Item #647080GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1779 The first 8 pages are taken up with "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" which includes some discussion of the affairs in America. But the prime content would be the excellent coverage of events relating to General Burgoyne & his defeat at Saratoga, taking several pages & includes: "...The army I commanded,... 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 #647076THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1738 One of the articles within begins: "I have orders...the British subjects complain in the strongest manner of the oblique ways & unjust means which the Spanish officers in the West Indies make use of for condemning & confiscating their ships..." with more, taking almost an entire pg. (see photos for portions).
Among t... See More
Item #647037THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, May, 1750 Perhaps the most notable item is: "A Curious Remark on Electricity, from a Gentleman in America, whose ingenious Letters on this Subject will soon be published in a separate Pamphlet...", which includes an extract of a letter by Benjamin Franklin (see hyperlink).
Other articles include:"A Probable Cure for the Bite of a... 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
Item #647032THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1786 Inside has nearly a full page relating to Botany Bay being established as a penal colony, headed: "The Botany Bay Business Defended" which is a critical response to the lengthy Botany Bay discussion in the previous issue (see Gentleman's Magazine for November, 1786). One bit mentions: "...they have now comfortable beds. Former... See More
July 11, 1798
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 11, 1798 Page 2 has the letter from the: "...President of the United States...approved & signed the act authorizing the defence of merchant vessels against French depredations..." signed in type: John Adams. All of the front page & half of page 2 are taken up with continued reports on: "The Envoys to Citi... See More
May 14, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 14, 1796 Most of the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress: "An ACT Authorizing & Directing the Secretary at War to Place Certain Persons therein named on the Pension List", with a huge list of names (great for genealogical purposes). It completes at the top of page 2 where it is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington.&nb... See More
May 21, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 21, 1796 The front page contains not one or two, but four Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, and in block type by the Vice Pres: John Adams. A very nice issue for display given these four Washington signatures on the ftpg.
Four pages, an ad clipped from the back leaf allowing this price to be a fraction of an issue ... See More
July 16, 1668
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 16, 1668 The reverse has a report from "Waymouth" stating that: "Several vessels arriving here from Nants, inform us of a vessel of Dartmouth putting in there...from Newfoundland, affirming, that the English Fishery in those parts, had met with a more than usual plenty of Fish, and were in probability of making a quick and advantageous voyage.... See More
June 16, 1791
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 16, 1791
* President George Washington
Pages 2 and 3 contains two address to the President of the United States, with his response to each, both signed by him in type: George Washington (see).
Much other news of the day and a great wealth of ads as well. Four pages, folio size, truly excellent condition.... See More
September 26, 1795
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 26, 1795
* President George Washington
Page 3 has a small item prefaced with: "The following is the concluding paragraph of the answer of the President of the United States to the Chairman of the Norfolk meeting against the Treaty:" and what follows is the paragraph, signed in type: G. Washington.
Four pages, very nice condition.... See More
September 18, 1704
THE LONDON GAZETTE, Sept. 18, 1704
* War of the Spanish Succession
The entire ftpg. is taken up with details concerning the Battle of Malaga, (see hyperlink) one of the largest naval battles of the 18th century, fought over possession of Gibraltar. Included is a detailed chart: "A List of Officers and Men Slain and Wounded in the Battel, August 13, 1704".
Four pages, 7 1/4 b... See More
August 17, 1795
FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Aug. 17, 1795
* George Washington letter
* re. Jay's Treaty
The ftpg. has discussion of Article VII of the controversial Jay Treaty with England. And pg. 2 has an editorial letter on it as well: "An Examination of the Pending Treaty with Great Britain - To the President of the United States of America". Plus pg. 3 has a letter from the President c... See More
September 25, 1760
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 25, 1760 Page 2 has nearly a column of reporting headed: "America" with datelines from Boston and Crown Point containing nice reports on the French & Indian War, a few bits including: "...an English sloop had demolished a small French fort...We hear that the Indians behaved well...& carry on trade very peaceably...from the army at O... See More
June 9, 1757
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 9, 1757
* Black Hole of Calcutta
* Fort William prison - dungeon
Most of the front page is taken up with: "An Extract from a Letter Received by the India Ships...containing a particular Account of the unfortunate Affair at Bengal." In this report which deals with the capture of Fort William in India, mention is made that: "...The whol... See More
April 16, 1795
AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 16, 1795 A page 3 item: "Liberty Cap" concerns one stolen from a coffee room, with a $25 rewards for its return. Various other news reports & a great wealth of ads.
Four pages, some fraying at margins causing minor loss to only ads on the back leaf.
June 22, 1793
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 22, 1793
* President George Washington letter
The ftpg. features 14 illustrated ship ads. Page 3 has: "The Address of the Baltimore Mechanical Society to George Washington, President of the United States" thanking him for maintaining a neutral position concerning the countries at war in Europe. He response to them wit... See More
May 30, 1795
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 30, 1795
* Masonic - Freemasonry - Masons
The very beginning of the ftpg. has an ad for the "Grand Lodge" of the Masons with the Masonic emblem, and signed in type by the Grad Master: Paul Revere.
Most of the 3rd column on the back page is taken up with a: "Treasury Department....Proposals, Will be received at the Office of the Commission... See More
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