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March 8, 1774
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 8, 1774
* Tea merchants, beware! Those vile ingrates
* Pre Revolutionary War Boston tensions
Page 6 has a terrific item from Boston, being a printing of a broadside which was: "...posted up in the most public parts of this town." The broadside is headed: "Brethren and Fellow Citizens!" and reads: "You map depend that those odious... See More
April 4, 1788
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, April 4, 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 pages... See More
October 30, 1735
THE OLD WHIG OR THE CONSISTENT PROTESTANT, London, October 30, 1735 This is a very rare title, and early as well for a folio-size newspaper (9 1/2 by 14 1/2 in). This title only published for 4 years. Page 2 has an account of a murder, and the back page has an account of a highway robbery by a "highwayman" noting in part: "...the highwayman pull'd Sir William off his horse... See More
September 7, 1769
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 7, 1769 Most of page 2 is taken up with reports from Boston. A few items include: "...the administration is well disposed to relieve the Colonies against all real grievances arising from the late acts of revenue...they have declared that they have at no time entertained a design to propose any further taxes upon America for the purpose of a revenue, ... See More
Item #621320THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1771 Among the articles in this issue are: "Extracts from Blunt's Voyage to the Levant" "Method of Making a Mortar Impenetrable to Moisture" "A Lady's Thoughts on Marriage" "Curious Extracts from the Koran of Mohammed" "Description of the Island of St. John in the Gulph of St. Lawrence" (se... See More
July 13, 1773
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 13, 1773
* Creating the Committee of Correspondence
* Pre Revolutionary War original
An inside page has over half a column headed "America" with news reports from New York and Newport, Rhode Island, the former noting: "...from Surinam...who informs us that the disturbances with the Negroes at that settlement were settled by a smart en... See More
March 20, 1770
LONDON CHRONICLE, March 20, 1770
* Pre Revolutionary War era
* Early Hermaphrodite ?
The back page has an extract of a letter "from New London, (New England)" stating: "We are...informed, that about 23 years ago, a child was born in...this province...bearing a similarity to both sexes, it was disputed what apparel it should be dressed in, but 'twas...agreed to dress it i... See More
July 25, 1765
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 25, 1765 Inside has nearly a full column of reports from New York and Charleston headed "America" which has some news concerning relations with Indians (see).
Eight pages. 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, some foxing, generally nice.
Item #621116THE 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 #621114THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1761
* Nice foldout map of Germany and vicinity
* Concerning the French & Indian War
A very nice pre-Revolutionary War magazine 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 us... See More
Item #621113GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1778 The first article is: "Lord North's Propositions for Peace with America" taking over 4 pages. There is also a very lengthy item: "Extracts from the Congress Accounts of the Northern Expedition" which takes over 6 pages with terrific reading & includes a letter signed: "Horatio Gates" (see photos).
T... See More
July 22, 1798
THE OBSERVER, London, July 22, 1798
* Rare 18th century British title
* Red tax stamp
A fine, folio size newspaper of 4 page with various news & ads from the late 18th century, during the time of the Napoleonic war and the action in Egypt & elsewhere. Most of the news is from the United Kingdom but some other European reports as well.
Never-trimmed margins and with a fu... See More
March 3, 1780
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, March 3, 1780
* Rare Revolutionary War era title
Although from the midst of the Revolutionary War I cannot find any reference to it. This issue filled primarily with reports from Europe, including military reports.
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, nice condition.
November 3, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 3, 1767 An inside page announces: "Yesterday morning...her Majesty was taken in labour at Queen's Palace...and at half an hour past twelve her Majesty was safely delivered of a Prince, who are both as well as can be expected." This was Prince Edward Augustus, who would later be the Duke of Kent.
The same page has a full column concerning the... See More
Item #620537THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1753 The main feature of this issue is: "The Bill Permitting the Jews to be Naturalized by Parliament..." which was a significant event in Judaica history and takes over a full page of text (see for portions).
There is much other good content in this issue including a full page taken up with text and an engraving headed: "View and D... See More
May 8, 1779
THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET OR THE GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 8, 1779 The front page has an "Act" and "A Supplement to an Act", passed by the General Assembly of Pennsylvania, each signed in type: John Bayard & John Morris.
Page 2 has three letters that appeared in London papers, each discussing in various ways the situation in America. The letters are respect... See More
April 4, 1792
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, April 4, 1792 On the front page under an engraving of the Great Seal is: "An Act providing for the settlement of Claims of Persons under particular circumstances..." signed in type: John Adams & George Washington.
Four pages, a small hole in unrelated content, generally nice condition.
July 6, 1790
CONCORD HERALD, & NEW HAMPSHIRE INTELLIGENCER, New Hampshire, July 6, 1790 On the front page under "Federal Congress" is the activity of the House of Representatives. The back page has a report about a "remarkable dwarf" who lived in New Jersey during the war and attracted "crowds of people", including Gen. Washington. Some details about his meeting with Was... See More
February 14, 1793
CONCORD HERALD, New Hampshire, Feb. 14, 1793 On page 2 under "South of the Ohio" is a report about an Indian attack in Jefferson County (Ky.) on the Little Pigeon in which three women & two children were killed "...with tomahawks and a war club....". Also word that "a Mrs. Crocket" & eight children were killed on the frontiers of Georgia by Cherokees.
O... See More
Item #620511THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1778 Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the very nice foldout engraving which is described on the contents page as: "An Inside View of the Jews Synagogue at Amsterdam, and of the Ceremony of sounding the Horn on New Year's Day" (see). This plate folds out to measure 8 1/4 by 10 inches. This is the only plate present.
Also ... See More
September 6, 1790
CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Sept. 6, 1790 On page 3 under "New-York" is a report headed "Departure of the President" that begins: "Yesterday morning the President of the United States, with his family set off from this city for his seat at Mt. Vernon, in Virginia, where...he will reside, till his presence is necessary at Philadelphia.&qu... See More
Item #620509EUROPEAN MAGAZINE, & LONDON REVIEW, England, November, 1788 Inside under "Fur Trade" is an "...Account Of The Voyages undertaken to the North West Coast of America, in Search of Furs." Many other articles as well as noted on the full title/contents page.
Complete in 76 pages, lacking any plates called for, measures 5 by 8 inches, great condition..
February 20, 1790
THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 20, 1790 All of the front page and some of page 2 are taken up with reports from "Congress--House of Representatives" which includes a lengthy: "Report of the Secretary of the Treasury".
Page 2 reports on the: "...anniversary of the Alliance between France and the United States..." (see).
Another page 2 discussion begins: &qu... See More
March 1, 1777
THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 1, 1777 The front page is entirely taken up with ads including one for the sale of a plantation in Berks County, Penna. All of page 2 & half of page 3 are taken up with: "The Trial of the Dutchess of Kingston".
Page 3 has a report concerning the war, including: "The Tories at Newport, in general, fair little better than t... See More
September 5, 1795
COURIER OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, Concord, Sept. 5, 1795 On page 3 under "Commencement" is a report datelined "Hanover, August 31". Included is a brief report mentioning the procession, and stating that the "...exercises were introduced by a prayer from the President, and a piece of Music." Hereafter is the "Order of the Day" which lists the various &quo... See More
April 10, 1777
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 10, 1777 An inside page has an item noting: "...letter from...New York...it appears that General Lee is confined in a place called the New Gaol...that very pressing overtures for his enlargement had been submitted to Gen. Howe...ever believed that the prisoner would be sent to England..." with some more concerning the captive General Charles Lee... See More
January 1, 1717
British pamphlet titled: "An ANSWER to The Reverend Dr. Snape's LETTER to the Bishop of Bangor...", published in London, 1717 as noted on the titlepg. in Roman numerals (see). It must have been a popular piece as this is "The twelfth edition". A 48 pg. pamphlet measuring 4 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches, in very nice condition.
January 1, 1710
"A SERMON Preach'd before the QUEEN at St. James's Chapel, on Wednesday, March 15, 1709/10", London, 1710.
A 24 page pamphlet measuring 4 5/8 by 7 1/2 inches, very nice condition.
February 13, 1790
THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston Feb. 13, 1790 On page 3 under "New-York--Feb. 6, 1790" is the recent business conducted by the Supreme Court, beginning with: "Wednesday last the Supreme Court of the United States, met...An order was read, appointing John Tucker, Esq. [late clerk to the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts] their Clerk --who was accordingly qua... See More
April 2, 1791
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 2, 1791 Front page has a notice for a "Grand Concert", and ads headed: "M. d. Duport, Dancing Master" "Silver Watches, Clapped & Plain" and "Andrew Summers, Junior, Broker". Many others, taking all of the front page.
Four pages, minor foxing, nice condition.
Item #620485THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1762 This magazine still has the full page plate of "A Map Of the Island of Jamaica" which shows much detail (see). This map measures 5 by 8 inches and has tiny binding holes above the top margin, not touching the map. There is also a report near the back which relates to it titled: "Weak State of the Island of Jamaica" (see fo... See More
August 28, 1797
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Aug. 28, 1797 This newspaper has one of the more decorative mastheads of the 18th century making it very nice for display.
Among the ftpg. items are: "Peace Negociation" "Bank of England" "Suppression of the Fleet Mutiny" and "Yellow Fever". Pg. 2 has a very lengthy letter: "To John Adams, President of the United States&q... See More
December 28, 1796
CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Dec. 28, 1796 Various news of the day and a wealth of ads, providing a flavor of life in New England in the 18th century.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, minimal margin wear & foxing, generally quite nice.
November 2, 1796
CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Nov. 2, 1796 Most of the content is from Europe although page 2 has a report headed: "American Claims In the High Court of Admiralty". The back page has a very nice illustrated bell ad (see).
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, very small bit from the blank spine margin, otherwise in very nice condition.
December 7, 1752
THE INDEPENDENT REFLECTOR, New York, Dec. 7, 1752 This rare newspaper lasted for less than one year, publishing but 52 issues. Primarily moral and political essays, it gave offense to men in power and was "suppressed by authorities", as Brigham relates.
As noted in a book published exclusively about this periodical, this was one of the most important publications of 18th century A... See More
July 23, 1743
THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, Massachusetts, July 23, 1743 This was the very first successful magazine in America, 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 short years.
As the subtitle reads: "Containing Accounts of the Propagation & Revival of Religion in Great Britain & America&q... See More
Item #620432AMERICAN UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, April 3, 1797 A rather scarce bi-weekly magazine which was primarily eclectic in its content, lasting from Jan. 2, 1797 to March 7, 1798.
The issue begins with: "Brief Description of the City of Algiers". Also within: "Anecdotes of Persons Connected with the French Revolution" "Cannibality" "Love & Revenge&quo... See More
Item #620394THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1769 Inside is a nice full page map of the Chesapeake region showing parts of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and all of Delaware. The inset in the lower right corner reads: "A Map of that Part of America where a Degree of Latitude was Measured for the Royal Society: By Cha. Mason, & Jere. Dixon." This map has a comp... See More
November 4, 1758
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Nov. 4, 1758, July 10, 1760, Jan. 7, 1764, July 25, 1767, & April 29, 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 measure... See More
July 15, 1708
A REVIEW OF THE STATE OF THE BRITISH NATION, London, July 15, 1708 From research done by the prestigious London rare book firm of Pickering & Chatto, this is: "...one of Daniel Defoe's greatest, but least known, works. The Review covered his many interests, both literary and historical. It had a tiny original print run of just 400, making this a very rare title.
Defoe's &qu... See More
June 9, 1711
THE SPECTATOR, London, June 9, 1711
* Addison & Steele
* Uncommon title from the early 18th century
This is one of the more famous "coffee-house" newspapers of the early 18th century, done by the famed Addison & Steele. A single sheet newspaper measuring 7 1/2 by 11 3/4 inches, minor staining, nice condition.... See More
July 16, 1743
THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, Massachusetts, July 16, 1743
* Rare colonial periodical
This was the very first successful magazine in America, 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 short years.
As the subtitle reads: "Containing Accounts of the Propagation & Revival of Religion in G... See More
February 2, 1790
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 2, 1790 The back page has: "...Sir Sampson compelled Mr. Mendoza to give bail for his good behavior in future, which he did, himself in a penalty of 200 pounds...Thus the rage for boxing has received a very proper check...to be hoped the magistrates throughout the kingdom will be no less vigilant in their endeavors to suppress this practice, which has... See More
February 26, 1789
THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Feb. 26, 1789 Page 2 has much on the proceedings of the New York legislature. Pg. 2 also has a letter from Albany noting in part: "...the federal electors of New Hampshire assembled at Exeter when his Excellency George Washington, Esquire, and the Honorable John Adams, Esquire, were unanimously elected president and vice president of the United States.&qu... See More
January 16, 1789
THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Jan. 16, 1789 Page 2 has much on the proceedings of the New York legislature. Also inside is a detailed "Twelve Dollars Reward" ad for a runaway slave, and another: "For Sale, a healthy & industrious Young Negro Wench...". The back page has 14 illustrated ship ads.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.
January 28, 1766
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Jan. 28, 1766 Beginning on page 1 and taking nearly half of 2 is a "...Petition of the Merchants in London Presented to the House of Commons" concerning trade with the colonies (see). Another page has a letter from Philadelphia which concern s stamped paper (see).
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, never-trimmed margins, full red tax stamp on the ... See More
June 2, 1798
FELIX FARLEY'S BRISTOL JOURNAL, England, June 2, 1798 The front page has a nice red ink tax stamp (see). Page 2 has various news from England including the report of a: "Duel--Mr. Pitt and Mr. Tierney".
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, good condition.
Item #620305THE 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
Item #620302THE 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 #620301GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1757 The first 2 1/2 pages has reports from the French & Indian War in America, including five letters written by General Braddock datelined Williamsburgh and Alexandria. In the introductory comments on the first page is mention that: "...concerning the territories in America mention'd in the treaty of Utrecht; of several Indian traders sei... See More
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