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December 19, 1768
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, Dec. 19, 1768 The publisher of this newspaper had Loyalist leanings, causing its demise before the formal outbreak of the Revolutionary War. Most of the front page is taken up with a continuation of: "Voltaire On History".
An inside page has a report from a navy officer to a friend in Philadelphia which includes: "The people of Boston have... See More
August 9, 1788
THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, August 9, 1788 A very nice newspaper of the day with various British news reports and a great wealth of advertisements, several of which are illustrated. Nice, full red tax stamp at the bottom of the front page,
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, very nice condition.
December 1, 1791
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1791
* Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart death (1st report)
Presented inconspicuously amongst 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 lo... See More
May 19, 1791
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 19, 1791 A page 3 report from Richmond says: Sunday last the Rev. James Madison, D. D. Bishop for this state, delivered an excellent discourse to a very crowded congregation; after which he ordained two young men to Priests orders. Other news of the day with several interesting advertisements including illustrated ship ads.... See More
November 25, 1797
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, November 25, 1797 Page 2 contains a brief & inconspicuous item which lists new senators: "Tennessee, Hon. Messrs. Andrew Jackson and Joseph Anderson...". This is likely the earliest mention of Andrew Jackson in a newspaper. He was 30 years old at the time. Other news of the day & many ads, including 9 illustrated ship ads on the bkpg. Four ... See More
April 21, 1788
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, April 21, 1788
* 18th century America
* Early U.S. government
An issue of this famous newspaper from the critical year of the Constitution being ratified by the various states. I find no significant content in this issue so it is offered as a "atmosphere" newspaper at a very reasonable price from early in 1788.
Complete in 4 page... See More
October 6, 1737
THE OLD WHIG OR THE CONSISTENT PROTESTANT, London, October 6, 1737 This is a very rare title, and early as well for a folio-size newspaper (measures approximately 9 1/2 by 14 1/2 in.) which we have never had the pleasure to offer before in our 30+ years in the rare newspaper business.
This title only published for 4 years. There is much news of the day with a few ads near the back of the is... See More
October 14, 1730
THE DAILY POST, London, October 14, 1730 A very nice, folio-size, single sheet newspaper with various news of the day and ads as well. This is one of the earliest daily newspapers we have had the pleasure to offer. A red inked tax stamp on the front, very nice condition.
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1742 One of the articles within is titled: "The Origin of the Game of Chess from the French of M. Frevet" which includes nearly 2 pages and contains much detail (see photos for portions). The article begins: "In the beginning of the fifth century of the Christian era, there was in the Indies a very powerfull Prince..." an... See More
Item #618157THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1737 Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Observations on the Effects of Tea" "Our Eatables & Drinkables should be of Home Growth" "The Nature of Tea Consider'd" "Bank of England a Public Benefit" "Free Masons a Dangerous Society" which takes over a full page and is a gre... See More
July 21, 1735
THE NEW-YORK WEEKLY JOURNAL, July 21, 1735 This is the very rare & early newspaper printed by John Peter Zenger who, just 8 months earlier was arrested for the critical comments he made in his newspaper about a decision made by the British Governor of New York, William Cosby. The result was a famous libel case in which Zenger was acquitted, the argument being that he had printed the trut... See More
February 21, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 21, 1778 This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.
The entire front page is taken up with ads. Page 2 has a nice letter datelined "Williamsburgh, Dec. 19" which includes: "I arrived l... See More
December 30, 1799
FARMERS' MUSEUM OR LAY PREACHER'S GAZETTE, Walpole, New Hampshire, Dec. 30, 1799
* George Washington death (1st report)
* Historic & Highly sought item
Reports on the death of Washington remain among the more desired, and scarce, newspapers of the post-Revolutionary War era. Rarely have we been able to offer a first report: this is one.
Page 3 has a report taking over hal... See More
Item #617701THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1772 Among the articles within is the continuation of an article begun in the January issue: "Voltaire's Charge Against the Jews Refuted" which takes nearly 2 pages & is continued in a future issue (see for portions).
Also in this issue is: "Madan's Argument in defence of the Trinity Considered". Near the back is the... See More
Item #617546THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1782 The issue begins with 8 pages of "Proceedings In Parliament", the first 3 of which have much concerning America with mention of an exchange of prisoners, Mr. Laurens, Ben Franklin, Lord Cornwallis, General Burgoyne, and more.
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" with the latest news reports of the day, including men... See More
Item #617545THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1782 The issue contains much reporting from Parliament as well as other articles. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day, and includes news from America: "...from Charles Town...36 sail of transports under convoy...for the purpose of bringing off the garrisons of Savannah & St. ... See More
Item #617544THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1772 Among the articles in this issue are; "Memoirs of the Life of Sir Henry Fynes" "Characteristics of Saxon and Norman Architecture" "Perpetual Motion Said to be Discovered" and other items. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day. Included is a report from ... See More
Item #617542THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1761 This issue features two full page pages, one being a nice & very detailed map of "Belle Isle", a small island off the western coast of France in the Bay of Biscay (see), which has a descriptive article accompanying it. The other plate is a rare one as it shows a naval bombardment captioned: "The Attack of Severndroog [in th... See More
Item #617539THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1762 Perhaps the most intriguing item in this issue is a nice, detailed engraving of the heart of George II, the late king of England who recently died. As the magazine describes it as: "...an anatomical representation of the Heart of his late Majesty, as it appeared upon opening his Body, in the presence of his Majesty's Physicians, e... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1742 Near the back of the issue under the heading: "A List of Deaths for the Year 1745" is a short & inconspicuous entry--although historically significant--reading: "Dr. Edmund Halley, Astronomy Professor to his Majesty, aged 82." This is the famed Edmund Halley for whom Halley's comet is named, and who was the first m... See More
Item #617512THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, May, 1791 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.
The issue begins with "The Natural History of the Baltimore Oriole, a North American Bird". Inc... See More
November 4, 1780
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, November 4, 1780... See More
* Revolutionary War Era
* 18th century
* From The Enemy
* Revolutionary War Era
* 18th century
* From The Enemy
Newspapers from England during the time of the Revolutionary War are always interesting as they give a sense as to life at that time and what political discussions were the "hot topic" of the day.
This is a complete, 8 page newspaper and a v
This is a complete, 8 page newspaper and a v
September 19, 1722
THE ORIGINAL LONDON POST OR, HEATHCOTE'S INTELLIGENCE, London, England, September 19, 1722 A rare title with the text running continuously from issue to issue, the lead sentence is the completion of the last sentence from the previous issue. This was done by several periodicals during this period to avoid the tax on newspapers. This format classified it as a pamphlet, and therefore no ta... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1749 Among the interesting items in this issue are: "Knight of Malta Engages a Monster" "Of the Cold in Siberia" "Description of the Fireworks in Dublin" "On the Fireworks" "Woman Carry'd a Child 16 Years" "A Description of the Province of Quito, and other Parts of Peru..." and... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, October, 1745 Over five pages at the beginning of the issue are taken up with reports on events in Parliament under the guise of: "Proceedings & Debates in the Senate of Lilliput" as direct reporting on Parliamentary events was prohibited.... See More
A highlight of this issue is the interesting and unusual full page engraving of: "A
A highlight of this issue is the interesting and unusual full page engraving of: "A
Item #617118THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London England, October, 1789 The front page of this issue has a nice masthead of St. John's Gate and contains news & stories from around the world during this very early time in history. This issue contains content, ads, and headlines which are not pictured, including: "Mr. Badcock to Cr. Priestley", "The Late Revolution in France&q... See More
July 9, 1743
THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, Massachusetts, July 9, 1743 This was the first successful magazine in America although formatted unlike typical magazines. It was exclusively a chronicle of the Great Awakening in America, exclusively of secular news reports. It was preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this title lasted but a few... See More
July 21, 1750
THE RAMBLER, London, July 21, 1750 An uncommon periodical done by the Samuel Johnson. Johnson was one of the most important English writers of the eighteenth century. It's long been traditional to refer to the second half of the eighteenth century as "the age of Johnson". While working on the Dictionary, for which he is perhaps most famous, he published a series of periodical e... See More
Item #616995GENTLEMAN'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 #616994THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1782 The issue begins with 7 pages of "Proceedings In Parliament" which includes mention of the war with America: "...in changing the mode of the American war all the King's servants were united; but he repeated a declaration which he had formerly made, that he never would be the minister that would sign any instrument which shoul... See More
Item #616992THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1765 A nice issue of this very famous & successful British magazine from this significant year of the Stamp Act, and some ten years before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. One of the features of this issue is the very nice full page plate of: "A View of the Royal Palace at Windsor", so closely connected to the Royal Family to... See More
Item #616989THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1788 The most notable content in this issue would be the full page plate which includes four images, one of which is a small print of the medal to slavery, titled: "Am I Not A Man And A Brother?"(see) which shows a slave with his hands in chains. This is a print of what is considered the most noteworthy abolitionist/anti-slavery 18th cen... See More
Item #616983THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1770 A very nice and extremely popular magazine from the "mother country" just months before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907.
The top of pg. 2--the reverse of the title/contents page--has a report dateli... See More
Item #616981THE 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 #616980THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, April, 1770 Certainly the most notable item in this issue is the report on the Boston Massacre. The entirety of page 2 of this issue is taken up with an excellent & historic report of the Boston Massacre, with a heading: "AMERICAN AFFAIRS" and the article prefaced with: "The following Report of the Committee of the Town of Bos... See More
Item #616967GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1790 The most significant item in this issue 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 conce... See More
Item #616966GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1776 The first article has five pages taken up with: "Debates in Parliament" which include much discussion on the situation in America (see for the beginning).
This significant issue contains General Washington's actual correspondence with General Howe and Lord Drummond on the prospects of an early peace, which would mean the America... See More
Item #616965THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1755 Among the articles in this issue are: "Secret of the Fire-eating Art" "An Account of some New Experiments on Human Blood" "Life of a Modern Physician" "New Improvement of the Barometer" which includes a nice illustration of it; "An Account of Canada, Given to the Governor of New York" which... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1756 The lead article which takes 2 1/2 pages has much concerning the French & Indian War, debating the troubles between England & France. Other articles within include: "...Remarks on a Scheme made use of by the French in Order to ascertain the Strength & Riches of their Dominions in America" "Signs of an Approach... See More
November 16, 1774
THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, November 16, 1774 If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption. The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead of this newspaper, shows a snake cut into various pieces, each with a... See More
May 15, 1710
MEMOIRS OF LITERATURE, London, May 15, 1710 A very uncommon title from England, four pages with no news of the day but rather editorials and literature reviews. Water staining, measures 8 3/4 by 10 1/2 inches, and a rare opportunity to add this title to an early newspaper collection.
November 21, 1758
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Nov. 21, 1758, Aug. 14, 1760, June 28, 1764, July 21, 1767, & April 22, 1773. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with some damp staining & some foxing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. Each measu... See More
September 22, 1716
THE POST BOY, London, September 22, 1716
* Rare title w/ nice masthead
One of the nicer mastheads of the 18th century as it features two handsome engravings (see). Various news from Europe with front page datelines from Edinburgh, Rome, Hamburgh & Warsaw. The back page is mostly filled with advertisements and notices.
Complete as a single sheet newspaper, measures 8 1/4 by 1... See More
July 30, 1796
THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, July 30, 1796 Page 3 has a letter which begins: "The reduction of the army & the arrangements in the war office will occasion man revolutions in our microcosm...". Another item comments on those serving in office (see).
Four pages, great condition.
November 1, 1797
MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 1, 1797 Beginning on page 2 and concluding on page 3 is: "The Talk of the Chickasaw Chiefs, At the Bluffs, represented by Ugalayacabe", with a reply from the Baron de Carondelet. Page 3 has: "Rights Of Women" which says: "At the late election in Elizabethtown (N.J.) the Females asserted the privilege granted them by the l... See More
December 12, 1798
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 12, 1798 Most of page 2 is taken up with reports from the Napoleonic War relating to the Battle of the Nile, and includes four notes or letters each signed in type: Horatio Nelson. The back page has a letter from the "Worshipful Grand Lodge of Maryland, to George Washington..." followed by his response to them signed in type... See More
May 9, 1796
FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, May 9, 1796 The front page features 22 illustrated ship ads. Most of pgs. 2 & 3 are taken up with reports from the: "Congress of the United States". Pg. 3 has a comment concerning Washington's recent speech (see).
Included with this issue is the single sheet "Supplement", filled with ads. Six pages in total, a pur... See More
November 23, 1758
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Nov. 23, 1758, Aug. 21, 1760, June 26, 1764, July 4, 1767, & April 20, 1773. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with some damp staining & some foxing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. Each measur... See More
December 7, 1772
ARIS'S BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE, England, Dec. 7, 1772 Page 3 has a report noting: "By letters just received from Surinam...have the agreeable intelligence that the expedition against the Negroes of the forests has been carried into execution with all possible success...great number of them had been killed, many made prisoners, & the rest were driven into the woods..." (see). Fur... See More
March 22, 1787
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, March 22, 1787 the front page has a nice & detailed ad for the printing of various prints from: "Captain Cook's Voyage" (see). Various news & ads of the day.
Four pages, very nice condition.
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