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Item #657924GENTLEMAN'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
May 1, 1797
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, May, 1797 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 come at which they had appointed to meet the Senate for the purpose of co... See More
Item #657798THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1787 Near the back, and under the heading: "America" is a page mostly taken up with the creation of a new society "...instituted in Philadelphia consisting of some of the most respectable people in the province of Pennsylvania..." with the introduction of their constitution printed here & which includes: "...it havin... See More
Item #657759THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1766 Articles include: "Papers Concerning the Spanish Trade in Jamaica" "Recipe Against the Black Fly & Bite of Gnats" "An Essay on the Management of Bees" "An Account of the Act....of Parliament for the better Preservation of Timber Trees..." "Observations of the Transit of Venus" and more.
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Item #657756THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1778
The first article is a "...Debate...on Enquiry into the State of the Nation..." continued from a previous issue and has much on the Revolutionary War, including: "...that with equal force General Washington could not stand before the British troops, who were at this day perhaps the bravest in the world...General Washington'... See More
Item #657754GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1779 The issue begins with 8 pages of "Summary of the Debates in Parliament" which includes much talk on the Revolutionary War, including: "...that war was for the future to assume a new face;...& that the French & the Americans, as they were embarked in the same cause, were to be treated in the same manner. He thought it a happ... See More
Item #657753GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1780 The first article has "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" which includes discussion of the situation in America.
Near the back the "Historical Chronicle" has several items from America concerning the Revolutionary War, including a letter from New York which has: "...since Gen. Clinton's departure fr... See More
Item #657751GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, July, 1781 The "Historical Chronicle" begins with: "Plan for Putting an End to the American War & for Laying the Foundation of a Permanent Peace with the Thirteen Colonies". Another report has some good talk on military affairs in America including: "...Lord Cornwallis has entered Virginia; that a reinforcement has entered Chesape... See More
Item #657750THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1781 The "Historical Chronicle" includes a short bit about: "Two gentlemen...charged with carrying on a treasonable correspondence with the American agent Adams at Amsterdam & with supplying the Colonists with arms & ammunition...". This is followed by a letter from Lord Rawdon to Cornwallis from Monk's Corner begi... See More
Item #657748GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1781 The issue begins with a continuation on the "Debate on the Motion of Thanks to Earl Cornwallis", mentioning: "...the victories he had gained, like those of Phila. & Ticonderoga, served only to multiply distresses..." with much more (see for portions).
Under the "Historical Chronicle" near the back is a lengthy &a... See More
Item #657746GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1775 The first five pages contain a lengthy report on: "...address to his Majesty respecting the Situation of Affairs in America." which includes: "...The army might proceed to hostilities, it might be defeated, the Americans might prevail, we might be for ever stripped of the sovereignty of that country..." with so much more. Ther... See More
July 10, 1779
THE LONDON GAZETTE, London, July 10, 1779 The second page has a dateline of Whitehall, July 10, 1779 and carries news the "Extract of a Letter from General Sir Henry Clinton Knight of the Bath, to Lord George Germain, dated Head Quarters, Phillipsburg, June 18, 1779..." with content on America. Other news and advertisements are within.
Complete in eight pages, some scattered... See More
November 1, 1785
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1785 Inside has over a full page taken up with: "Peter the Wild Boy" who was quite the sensation at the time (see Wikipedia for much more on him). Also: "Observations on the Properties & Effects of Coffee" & much more. The best item would be the very nice & detailed foldout map of "Old Port Royal" in Ja... See More
September 21, 1773
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 21, 25 and 28, 1773
* Trio of issues on suppressing the Jesuits
* Pre Revolutionary War originals
This is a group of three consecutive issues with an entire page of the Sept. 21 and 25 issues taken up with a detailed article: "A Translation of the Bull for Effectual Suppression of the Order of the Jesuits", and the conclusion of it takin... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1750 The most noteworthy feature is the article: "Curious Experiments in Electricity" takes a full page & includes a footnote reading: "In an account of some experiments made in America by Mr. B. Franklin now in the press) we find a yet more surprising hole made thro' a quire of paper.".... See More
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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
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, November, 1746 There is still content on the Jacobite Rebellion, with: "Rebels Tried at York". And near the back is half a page on: "Executed at York" (see photos). Also a report from the: "Boston Gazette" in America concerning the troubles with France in Louisbourgh and Cape Breton, Canada (see for portions). Th... See More
Item #653942THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, February, 1695 This is a very uncommon periodical published during the reign of King William III, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely a periodical, with the more extended title reading: "... Giving an Account of all the Publick and Private Occurrences, Civil, Ecclesiastical, an... See More
April 10, 1779
THE MIDDLESEX JOURNAL & EVENING POST, London, April 10, 1779 Over half of the ftpg. is taken up with a continuation of: "A Vote of Censure on Administration for Not Sending Out a Reinforcement Earlier Last Year to Lord Howe at New York". Photos show portions of the interesting argument.
Page 3 has: "Advice has been received that the Spaniards have lately strengthened two ... See More
Item #653633THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, December, 1780 The issue begins with 7 pages of "Proceedings in the Last Parliament" which includes discussion of the Revolutionary War in America.
Near the back in the "Historical Chronicle" is a lengthy items concerning John Trumbull, son of the governor of Connecticut, with some talk of Franklin's grandson, etc. (see). Another ... See More
Item #653342THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1780 Near the back is a section headed: "Advices Received from America" which includes: "Gen. Lincoln's Letter to Congress on the defeat of the combined Army before Georgia" with a dateline of Charleston, Oct. 22, 1779. This letter concerns the battle for Savannah & takes nearly a full page, signed in type: B. Lincol... See More
Item #653293THE 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: "Expostulatory Letter to George Washington, of Mount Vernon, in Virginia, on His Continuing to be a Proprietor of Slaves, by Edwar... See More
September 6, 1794
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 6, 1794
* Whiskey Rebellion
* Josiah Harmar
This issue has content relating to the Whiskey Rebellion in Western Pennsylvania. This was a tax protest by farmers who sold their grain in the form of whiskey. The Whiskey Rebellion demonstrated that the new national government had the willingness and ability to suppress violent resistance to its laws.
On ... See More
February 20, 1779
THE MIDDLESEX JOURNAL & EVENING POST, London, Feb. 20, 1779
* John Paul Jones
* Revolutionary War
Page 3 has a letter dated at Boston noting in part: "...Captain Pyne mentions in his letter that the Americans are determined never to submit to Great Britain". and further on: "...Letters have been received...who have made their escape from Brest whither they were some... See More
Item #652754THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, May, 1778 (no plate included) Of significance is an article: "Account of the Examination of Gen. Burgoyne" concerning his actions which led to losing the Battle of Saratoga, which contains some interesting reading (see images for portions).
Although the original and highly sought after plate of the "Blowing of the Horn" at the Synag... See More
October 2, 1793
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, October 2, 1793
* Chalotte Corday
* Jean-Paul Marat
On page under the heading "France" is the report pertaining to the trial of Charlotte Corde who murdered Marat. "The exterminatrix of Marat, continued to display the same uncommon spirit of heroic firmness and resolution to the last moment of her life. Being asked by her Judge... See More
August 10, 1786
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 10, 1786
* King George III murder attempt
* Margaret Nicholson
Beginning on the front page & taking over a column on pg. 2 is a nice account of the attempted assassination of King George III by Margaret Nicholson, an event which received much attention at the time, in fact Wikipedia has a nice account on her. Part of the report notes: "...... See More
October 18, 1794
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 18, 1794 This issue has content relating to the Whiskey Rebellion in Western Pennsylvania. This was a tax protest by farmers who sold their grain in the form of whiskey. The Whiskey Rebellion demonstrated that the new national government had the willingness and ability to suppress violent resistance to its laws.
Page 2 has a report titled: "The Patriot ... See More
January 15, 1790
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, January 15, 1790 Pages 2 and 3 both have articles related to 18th century boxing, one of which includes a mention of Daniel Mendoza, the famed Jewish boxer. Page 2 also has the mention of ships full of convicts headed for Botany-Bay (Australia) having been given their final orders.
Four pages, very nice condition.... See More
October 3, 1795
COURIER OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, Concord, Oct. 3, 1795
* Rare 18th century American title
Certainly one of the less common American 18th century newspapers. The entire front page is taken up with a continued portion of: "New French Constitution - Plan of a Constitution for the French Republic" with much of the inside pages being items from Europe as well. Most of the back page is taken up... See More
Item #652443GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1781 Under "Diary of Memorable Occurrences in the year 1780..." is a lengthy list of item & includes: "The American out posts at Newark & Elizabeth-town were surprized & the men made prisoners...American post of John's House on the White Plains was attacked when 40 men were killed & 97 taken. Another American ... 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
September 10, 1777
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Sept. 10, 1777 Page 2 has a report from Newport, Rhode Island, concerning a military encounter in the vicinity (see). This is followed by a report from New York, which includes: "...a convincing proof of the insidious mean stratagems which have been used by the leaders of the Rebel army to seduce the faithful Hessians from their allegiance: " an... See More
September 7, 1799
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 7, 1799
* Very 1st Boon Island beacon
* President John Adams act
Most of the front page middle columns are taken up with three Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams (see). One is to erect a beacon on Boon Island. Wikipedia notes on its Boon Island page: "...In 1799 the first day marker and the station itself we... See More
Item #651750THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1765
* The Stamp Act at it's beginning
* Legitimized by the British
Certainly the most notable content is the report: "By the act for laying a stamp duty on printed news papers, deeds, and parchments in America, the respective duties on each are the same as in Great Britain, the monies arising therefrom to be applied towards t... 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 #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 #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, 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
July 14, 1793
GAZETTE DES PAYS-BAS, Brussels, Belgium, July 14, 1793
* Rare 18th century title
* Nice masthead
Title translates to "Netherlands Gazette", then: "With Privilege of His Majesty the Emperor and King." The coat-of-arms is of Leopold II of Austria. Totally in French as France occupied Belgium prior to this date, and then again from 1794 to 1814.
A four pages issue pl... See More
September 1, 1781
LONDON MAGAZINE, England, September, 1781 Under Review Of Books" is one for: "The Revolution of America", which begins: "A narrative of the origin and progress of the rupture between Great Britain and her colonies, written with extreme partiality to the colonists, condemning in every point of view the conduct of the British government & justifying France and Spa... 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
September 10, 1791
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 10, 1791
* 1st Census of the United States (results)
* 18th century original
Page 3 contains a rather small report under the heading: "The Number Of Souls" which reports the result of the first census ever taken in the United States, a result of the Act of Congress from 1790 which authorized it. A census has been conducted every ten years since t... See More
January 27, 1746
A four page news sheet rather than a typical newspaper. This rare item is headed: "JOURNAL Du Siege de la Ville de Bruxelles, par Les Armes de France." translating to: "Journal of the Siege of the City of Brussels, by the Arms of France."
The text begins with the date: January 27, 1746. As a bit of history, Belgium ad been under Spanish rules from 1585 until early in the 1700&... See More
March 18, 1749
THE WESTMINSTER JOURNAL OR NEW WEEKLY MISCELLANY, London, March 18, 1748-9 (1749 by our calendar). Basically British reporting however one-third of the front page is taken up with discussion concerning fishing rights in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and the vicinity. Also an item on the boundaries of Nova Scotia.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, some damp staining, nice red tax stamp on the ftpg., ... See More
October 13, 1753
THE WESTMINSTER JOURNAL OR NEW WEEKLY MISCELLANY, London, Oct. 13, 1753 A rather rare title with basically British reporting with some news from elsewhere including a small report from Boston headed "Plantation News". Page 3 reports on "Robberies & Commitments" "Accidents" "Marriages" and "Deaths".
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, red ... 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 #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
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