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June 11, 1798
ARIS'S BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE, England, August 6, 1798.
* Uncommon title
* 18th century original
This is perhaps the first 18th century newspaper we have offered from Birmingham. Filled with various news & ads of the day, it is full folio size with 4 pages with a partial red-inked tax stamp on the front page. Nice condition.
December 1, 1785
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1785 Contains a wide range of articles with one of the more interesting being: "Dr. Moseley's Elucidation of the Virtues of Coffee" taking nearly 3 pages. Near the back is news headed: "America" taking almost an entire page and reports on an Indian treaty & other events from the United States & Canada (see).
Con... See More
Item #654914THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, April, 1794 Within this issue is a lengthy discussion of one of the deadliest epidemics in U.S. history, one which eventually claimed just under 10% of the entire population of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (at the time the most populated city in the country). The cause of the epidemic is attributed to the incoming refugees resulting from the... See More
October 4, 1797
GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 4, 1797
* Rare 18th century American title
* Slaves advertisements
Front page has two runway slave advertisements. See images for details.
News of the day with several other interesting ads. Four pages, good condition.... See More
Item #654840GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1790
* The French Revolution
* 18th century reader's digest
Among the articles are: "The Importance, and the Neglect, of Veterinary Medicine"; a list of: "Eminent Physicians who have Been Regimental Surgeons". Near the back is much on an: "Accurate Statement of the Late Revolution in France" taking several page... 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
Item #654169GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1794 Among the three plates present is one which includes a very nice street view of "The Queen's Head" pub in Islington, now a London suburb (see photos). Among the various articles is: "Further Particulars Respecting the Execution of Madame Elizabeth, by an Eye-Witness", beginning: "Madame Elizabeth, the ill-fated sister ... See More
September 1, 1785
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1785 Included is an interesting article: "Description of a Machine for Raising Water by Wind" being an unusual type of windmill, which includes a nice full page plate of it (see images). Other items include: "Chemical Inquiries into the Effects of Spirituous Liquors"; an article concerning General Oglethorpe and his settling of... See More
Item #653296GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1796 Included is an interesting and quite descriptive article on the kangaroo, perhaps the earliest such report we have seen. Bits include: "...The Gamgarou, or, as Pennant calls it, Kangaroo, is a native of New South Wales and first discovered by that able and much lamented navigator Capt. Cook. The proportions of this animal are singular in a gr... See More
Item #653295THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1796
Under "Review of New Publications" is: "Observations on Mr. Paine's Pamphlet, entitled, 'The Decline and Fall of the English System of Finance'..." (see). Further on is a letter signed: Horatio Nelson headed: "Vessels of War & Transports Taken by the Squadron under the command of Commodore Horatio... 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
Item #653284THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, March, 1784 A very historic issue as it contains the complete text of George Washington's Farewell Address to Congress, officially resigning his commission as commander in chief of the Continental Army.
Headed: "The United States in Congress Assembled, Dec. 23, 1783" it has a prefacing paragraph which includes: "According to orde... See More
Item #653282THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1794 Although there is a wide range of interesting content in this issue, the prime content is likely a report headed: "The Execution of the Queen", which has in the first paragraph: "...informed the Convention that the trial of Marie Antoinette had lasted three days--that, being found guilty, she had been condemned to death, and... See More
June 20, 1798
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 20, 1798 Pg. 2 has much on the proceedings of the federal Congress, with pg. 3 have reports from the "Proceedings of the Legislature of Massachusetts" which includes mention: "A Resolve passed for loaning certain cannon to the United States for the use of the frigate Constitution."
Four pages, handsome masth... See More
October 30, 1783
DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, Oct. 30, 1783 Page 2 has a brief item noting; "It is certain that Dr. Franklin has in a particular manner recommended it to Congress to suppress gaming throughout all the domains of the United States of America."
Four pages, nice condition.
June 18, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 18, 1796 The front page has 3 Acts of Congress, each one signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, plus part of a fourth Act which carries over to pg 2, also signed by Washington.
The very first, at the top of the front page, is: "An Act Respecting The Mint" detailing the ways & means of procuring copper for the minting of cents a... 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
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 photos), 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 f... See More
June 13, 1798
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 13, 1798 Much of pg. 2 is taken up with the; "Speech" of Increase Sumner, the governor of Mass. Pg. 3 has an item from Worcester noting: "It is reported that Governor Jackson of Georgia has been killed in a duel with Mr. Seagrove."Also on pg. 3 is a document which is prefaced with a brief note signed in type by the... See More
June 30, 1785
THE CONTINENTAL JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Boston, June 30, 1785 The dominant feature is the beautiful masthead, featuring a great engraving of a heraldic eagle with U.S. shield. A great masthead for display.
The ftpg. is part of the continued "History of America" by William Robertson. Page 2 has a report noting in part: "...a petition has been presented by the state of... See More
September 10, 1785
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 10, 1785 An extremely notable issue on trade with China which began in 1784. Page 2 begins with a lengthy letter signed in type by Samuel Shaw, and is prefaced with: "The following is a letter to Mr. Jay from Mr. Shaw who went in the ship Empress of China to Canton, as commercial agent for the owners. It contains an interes... See More
July 20, 1793
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 20, 1793 The front page begins with the very beginning--"No. I"-- of Alexander Hamilton's famous Pacificus essays (debates with James Madison, aka Helvidius). This was Hamilton's response to objections to the Proclamation of Neutrality. It begins: "As attempts are making very dangerous to the peace, and it is to be feared not very... See More
November 29, 1794
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 29, 1794 Over half of pg. 2 & a bit of pg. 3 are taken up with Washington's: "Address" to Congress, being his state-of-the-union address, signed by him in script type: Go. Washington. This offers a great overview of the events of 1794.
The ftpg. has 2 items regarding relations with France, one letter beginning: "The Convention having d... See More
May 28, 1787
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 28, 1787 An exceedingly historic issue as this newspaper reports the formal beginning of the Constitutional Convention--terrific to have in a newspaper from the city where these notable proceedings were held. As such, this is likely the first newspaper to report this event, which significantly includes the election of George Washi... 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
Item #652448THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, November, 1793 Although there is a wide range of interesting articles in the body of this issue, certainly the most significant is one of the more inconspicuous, being the announcement of the death of John Hancock. Perhaps it is not unexpected that the death of this notable person, who had been such a thorn in the side of England during the years ... See More
January 1, 1788
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1788 Perhaps the most interesting article is: "Remarks on the Descriptions of the Pyramids of Egypt" which is very early on the exploration of the pyramids. King Tut's tomb was not breached until the 1920's. Included is a nice foldout plate with 5 views of it, which of which show interior chambers (see images). There is a "Let... See More
Item #652437GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1796 Included is a nearly column long letter signed in type: Horatio Nelson, written on board his ship Victory near Toulon, mentioning in part: "I have the pleasure to inform you that the troops...troop possession of the forts & town of Puerto Ferrajo this day..." with further details.
Includes both plates called for, one o... See More
June 15, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 15, 1796
* President George Washington
* 3 Acts of Congress signed in script
* Nathaniel Gorham death
Page 2 has a report of the death of Nathaniel Gorham, a signer of the Constitution. Nice to have in a Boston newspaper as he lived in nearby Charlestown and was a signer for the state of Massachusetts.
The front page has three Acts of the United Sta... See More
Item #652295THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, April, 1790
* Benjamin Franklin death (1st report)
* Early report from his hometown
Eighteenth century American magazines are increasingly scarce in today's market. This title was published by the famed Isaiah Thomas, the patriot printer from the Revolutionary War & founder of the American Antiquarian Society.
Certainly the most not... See More
Item #652290THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE OR MONTHLY MUSEUM, Boston, June, 1789 This is the 6th issue of this uncommon magazine by famed publisher Isaiah Thomas. When it comes to noteworthy content, it is hard to know where to begin.
Starting from the back is the poem, "The Slave," (author anonymous) which is a thought-provoking anti-slavery poem printed in the slave-state of Maryland. Also interestin... See More
September 7, 1795
FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Sept. 7, 1795 Page 2 has a report: "The Death of the Dauphin" which mentions: "...will not, it is imagined make any difference in the affairs of France....the popularity of Monsieur the eldest brother of Louis the XVI. The fact is, there is not a man more universally detested thro' all France...".
Four pages, very nice condition.... 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
February 15, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, February 15, 1783 Certainly the prime--and very historic--content takes over one-third of the back page, headed: "By the KING, A PROCLAMATION Declaring the Cessation of Arms, as well by sea as land, Agreed Upon Between his Majesty's the most Christian King, the King of Spain, the States General of the United Provinces, and the United States of Am... See More
December 23, 1797
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 23, 1797 The top of page 3 has a "Notice" concerning a meeting of the Masons, noted at the bottom: "By order of M. W. Paul Revere, Esq. G.M." who was the Grand Master of the Masons at that time (see).
Complete in four pages, nice condition.
October 9, 1783
DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, Oct. 9, 1783
* Post Revolutionary War
* America in turmoil ?
The ftpg. has a letter from the Bay of Fundy in Canada concerning the arrival of Loyalists (see). Page 2 has a letter from New York which paints a dismal scenario there: "...There is in fact no government in this country, all is anarchy and confusion. The Congress have lost their inf... See More
July 25, 1798
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, London, July 25, 1798 The bottom of page 7 has an interesting item concerning: "The temper of Sir Isaac Newton..." (see).
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 12 1/2 inches, nice condition. Partial red tax stamp on the ftpg.
Item #651436THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1790 Included is an interesting article on an: "Apparatus of Humanity" with a related full page print captioned: "Apparatus For Communicating Heat to Bodies Apparently Dead" (see). Also a review of a new book: "The Slave Trade Indispensable; in Answer to the Speech of William Wilberforce". Further on under the he... See More
Item #651435THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1790
* Mutiny on the Bounty
* Captain William Bligh
Near the back of this issue is one of the more historic naval report of the 18th century, since romanticized by the famous movie, giving a fine account of the mutiny on board the ship Bounty. The report is headed: "Several Memorable Events have lately happened at Sea, which for their Si... See More
Item #651434GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1790
* Map of Canada, Hudson Bay & other portions of North America
Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the nice, attached fold-out map: "A Map showing the communication of the Lakes and the Rivers between Lake Superior and Slave Lake in North America." The map shows the extreme western parts of Lake Superior and "Huds... See More
December 1, 1791
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1791
* Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart death (1st report)
Presented inconspicuously among other death reports is a brief yet very notable report on the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, ending with a prophetic comment: "At Vienna, Wolfgang Mozart, the celebrated German composer. by his death the musical world will sustain an irreparable loss... 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 #651427GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1792
* Early Native Americans - Indians
Near the back is three-quarters of a page of news headed: "America" mostly taken up with a very detailed and exciting account of a family attacked by Indians, noting how the mother and children were able to fend off the invaders not once but twice (see). A few other bits as well.
Included are ... See More
September 3, 1791
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 3, 1791 The front page has: "Further Particulars of the Flight of the French King and Family--their capture, and subsequent conduct. This is followed by the: "Declaration of the Queen" which begins: "I declare, that the King being desirous of quitting Paris with his children, nothing in nature could have dissuaded me from following him...... See More
Item #651127GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1790 The most significant item is a report of the death of Benjamin Franklin listed near the back under the "Deaths" column. It begins: "At Philadelphia, aged 84 years and 3 months, Benjamin Franklin, esq. L.L.D. and F.R.S. He was born in 1706..." continuing on with more on his life & concluding with a letter concerning the deat... See More
Item #651044SUPPLEMENT FOR THE YEAR 1789 of the "Gentleman's Magazine", London. This is the supplementary issue issued at the end of the year, with much of the content taken up with: "Parliamentary Proceedings of the Lords and Commons". Of special interest is a letter datelined from New York headed: "American Passport from Dr. Franklin for Captain Cook" which includes a... See More
July 14, 1793
GAZETTE DES PAYS-BAS, Brussels, Belgium, July 14, 1793 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 plus a single sheet, broadside "Supplement Ext... See More
November 15, 1785
THE SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, Nov. 15, 1785 The ftpg. has: "A Proclamation" by the governor of Mass. "For a Day of Thanksgiving", signed: James Bowdoin. The ftpg. also has a letter from Fort McIntosh which reports explorations in the area with comments on much immigration and settlement from the East (see).
Page 2 has a nice letter from London which begins: "All... See More
July 23, 1785
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 23, 1785
* General George Washington
* To move his residence to England ?
* Post American Revolutionary War
Page 2 has a report from New York with some news from the Assembly of the state which includes: "...very warm debates also have taken place upon the question of admitting Blacks, Mulattoes, Mustees, Quadroons...the the rights of citizens... See More
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