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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, 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
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
Item #654170THE 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
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 #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
March 18, 1775
THE MIDDLESEX JOURNAL & EVENING ADVERTISER, London, March 18, 1775 Page 3 has a speech of the Marquis of Rickingham relating to America & the controversies there. One mention: "...Whether the trade of Great Britain should ultimately sustain a shock & the whole body of North American merchants be reduced to suffer hardships...The vast increase & consequent importance of t... See More
August 24, 1793
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, August 24, 1793 Page 2 has not one but two letters signed in italic type by Go. Washington (see), one in response to a letter from the Chairman of a meeting of citizens of New York, and the other to the inhabitants of the city of Hartford, Connecticut. Printings of Washington letters & documents in period newspapers are increasingly difficult to find tod... See More
September 6, 1794
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 6, 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.
On the front page taking most of the first two... 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, 1791 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 Judges, who were her accomplices? she answered, ... See More
August 10, 1786
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 10, 1786 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: "...The knife that was struck at his Majesty's breast was a de... 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
August 9, 1799
A LOT OF TEN DIFFERENT BRITISH TITLES dating from the 1740's to the 1790's, all in good condition with minimal wear. Caledonian Mercury, General Evening Post, Whitehall Evening Post, London Evening Post, Morning Chronicle, The Star, Morning Post & Daily Advertiser, St. James's Chronicle, London Chronicle & London Gazette.
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
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
September 9, 1686
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, September 9, 1686
* The Battle of Buda (modern day Budapest)
Contains lengthy reports regarding the Battle of Buda (modern day Budapest), fought between the Holy League and the Ottoman Empire. Too much information to describe. See images for portions of the coverage. Due to the early date, it is quite hard to find contemporary reports on this notable event in his... See More
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, October, 1780 Near the back is a great, 3 1/2 page account of the historic Battle of Camden, where Cornwallis defeated the American General Gates. This account--with considerable detail--is a lengthy letter by Cornwallis himself, signed in type: Cornwallis. It is dated at Camden, Aug. 21, 1780, and begins: "It is with great pleasure that I communicated..... See More
December 10, 1792
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 10, 1792 The ftpg. has discussion from Congress on the President's state-of the union address and agrees to a response to him headed: "The Address". Also on the ftpg. is a letter to Congress from the President concerning the situation with France, completed on pg. 2 where it is signed in type: G. Washington, and is foll... See More
February 1, 1780
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, February, 1780
* Captain James Cook death
* Third voyage - HMS Resolution
The most notable content would be a report near the back concerning Captain James Cooks third voyage, and with good detail on the death of Cook. One portion includes: "...The islanders became every day more bold...their inclination for theft which went so far as to steal ... 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
February 16, 1741
THE DUBLIN NEWS-LETTER, Ireland, Feb. 16, 1741 A very early newspaper from Ireland. A wealth of news reports with datelines fro throughout Europe including London and Dublin.
Four pages, archival repair at the blank spine, very nice condition.
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
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
June 1, 1778
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, June, 1778 Near the back are 1 1/2 pages headed: "American Affairs". Included is a letter signed by: W. Howe announcing his replacement, Sir Henry Clinton, has arrived, and Howe will soon be leaving for England. He also comments on recent military events under his leadership (see).
Also included is a nice account of the battle at Bordentow... See More
April 1, 1775
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, April, 1775 Inside has 6 pages of debate concerning the creation of what would be the Administration of Justice Act, which was one of the "Intolerable" Acts so hated by the colonists. Terrific & very lengthy, detailed reporting, too much to show here.
This is followed by the: "House of Lords Protest" to this bill, taking over a full page... See More
January 1, 1775
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, January, 1775
* Pre Revolutionary War tensions
* England & the American colonies
Within the issue: "Resolutions of the Freeholders of Baltimore County" which includes: "Resolved...that the town of Boston is now suffering in the common cause of America & that it is the duty o every colony in America to unite in the most effectua... 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
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