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191065

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN & Pre Revolutionary War England Tensions 1768 Boston Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393405630575

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Dec. 5, 1768 * Benjamin Franklin * Urges England to ease up * Pre Revolutionary War tensions The publisher of this newspaper had Loyalist leanings, causing its demise before the formal outbreak of the Revolutionary War. An inside part report includes a letter from Boston mentioning: "And now give me leave to ask what our mother country intends to do with us with regard to our public affairs? Is she determined to ruin us? In doing that they must hurt themselves. The present acts of parliament relating to the duty on glass, tea, etc. if continued will effectually drain us of all the cash among us in a very short time..." and ending with: "...It is said that a sermon, rather too warm on the side if... See More  

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Ends July 22, 2021 12:06

$197.00
191060

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1782 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393405625816

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 26, 1782  * American Revolutionary War Page 2 has news headed "America" mentions: "...lately sent to wheedle the Eastern provinces into a submission to the intolerable extractions of the Congress for the further support of their tyranny, are returned empty handed." Also a letter from New York: "People here in general talk much of peace...I fear it will be patched up, greatly in favor of the Rebels & against Britain, which I should be sorry for as I am sure the Rebels are at a very low ebb at this time, and it is expected Washington will very soon be obliged to disband his men for want of money to pay them..." with more. Another letter from New York begins: "A kind of tacit cessation... See More  

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Ends July 22, 2021 12:02

$54.00
190968

Early THOMAS JEFFERSON American Government at the Beginning 1789 U.S. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373619462205

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, June 20, 1789 * Early Thomas Jefferson mention * American government in it's infancy The front page has: "Proceedings Of Congress" which includes: "A sketch of the Debate on the Bill for establishing the Executive Department for Foreign Affairs" later to be titled Department of State. Page 3 has an extract of a letter from a military officer at Midway, Georgia, describing an Indian attack and the theft of several negroes. From "New York" are the lyrics of "A Federal Song for The Anniversary of American Independence." A brief item says that the President "...has been indisposed with a slight fever...but the public anxiety may be abated, by the assurance that he is now much bet... See More  

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Ends July 18, 2021 07:10

$73.00
190942

Best FIRST PARLIAMENT OF GREAT BRITAIN England & Scotland Merger 1707 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373616090143

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, October 23-27, 1707  * First Parliament of Great Britain  A very historic issue as the front page reports on the very first session of Parliament of the newly-created Parliament of Great Britain which occurred on October 23. The union of England and Scotland was official several months previous by the ratification of the Acts of Union involving both England and Scotland. The ftpg. reports from Westminster, with an Oct. 23 dateline, the arrival of Queen Anne. There are also three speeches to the Queen all noting their congratulations for: "...the happy Union of your two kingdoms of England and Scotland...". The ftpg. also has a lengthy report from "St. John's harbour in Newfoundland". Singl... See More  

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Ends July 15, 2021 15:09

$248.00
190937

VOLTAIRE French Enlightenment Paris Enshrinement into PANTHEON 1791 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393395398966

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 24, 1791  The top of the front page has: "VOLTAIRE!" which is a report from Paris describing the tribute to him, the consecration of his body at the French Pantheon, & much on the funeral procession which carries over to pg. 2. Page 2 also has: "The Creed of Voltaire" as well as a report from Portsmouth that: "Last Friday the Convention which met at Concord for the purpose of revising the Constitution of this state...". Four pages, good condition.

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Ends July 15, 2021 15:06

$44.00
190936

HENRY KNOX Secretary of War George Washington RETIREMENT Dinner 1795 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373616089014

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 17, 1795  * Henry Knox retirement * U.S. Secretary of War * Under George Washington The ftpg. has an item on the Masons building a: "New State House" in Boston. Page 2 has a lengthy article on a formal event held for General Henry Knox who is retiring as Secretary at War. Four pages, good condition.

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Ends July 15, 2021 15:06

$48.00
190935

Early ICE CREAM Advertisement - President George Washington Era 1795 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373616088886

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 13, 1795 * President George Washington era * Very early ice cream advertisement In addition to various news reports found inside, the back page has one of the earliest "Ice Cream" advertisements we have seen in any newspaper. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, small binding holes at the blank spine, great condition.

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Ends July 15, 2021 15:05

$56.00
190932

President GEORGE WASHINGTON Letter & Samuel Adams Document Signed 1794 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373616088577

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 12, 1794  * President George Washington * Samuel Adams A very ornate masthead makes this a displayable issue. Page 2 has a letter from the President to Congress in which is relays: "...the present state of certain hostile threats against the territories of Spain in our neighbourhood...", signed in type: G. Washington. Page 3 has a document signed in type by Governor Samuel Adams among others. Many illustrated ads on the back page. Four pages, wide, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

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Ends July 15, 2021 15:04

$69.00
190931

GEORGE WASHINGTON John Adams & Thomas Jefferson Acts of Congress 1793 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373616088486

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 3, 1793  * George Washington * John Adams * Thomas Jefferson The front page has three Acts of Congress, the third carrying over to page 2, all signed in type by the President, Vice President, and Secretary of State: Go. WASHINGTON, John Adams, and Th. Jefferson. A decorative issue as such. Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends July 15, 2021 15:04

$82.00
190930

President GEORGE WASHINGTON Fairfax County New York Letter 1793 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373616088297

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 16, 1793  * President George Washington The front page has an address from the people of Fairfax County, Virginia, supporting the President's policy of neutrality, and his polite reply, signed in type: G. Washington. Also on the ftpg. is a letter from the French ambassador very critical of Washington, beginning: "Whereas a certain George Washington...not having the fear of God  nor the people, before his eyes, but moved & instigated by Hamilton, Jefferson, bloody Knox, and the Devil; hath most  wickedly, presumptuously and with malice...dared to dismiss from our service our much respected brother and citizen Duplaine...". This, and other reports in this issue, are concern... See More  

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Ends July 15, 2021 15:03

$74.00
190892

DANIEL MENDOZA vs. William Ward JEWISH BOXER Jews Judaica BOXING 1791 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373614795213

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 23, 1791  * Daniel Mendoza vs. William Ward * Jewish boxer - boxing  challenge Inside has two-thirds of a column taken up with a nice account of a boxing match headed: "Boxing - Ward and Mendoza". Daniel Mendoza was a famous Jewish boxer who transformed the English stereotype of a Jew from a weak, defenseless person into someone deserving of respect. He is said to have been the first Jew to talk to the King, George III. He was the British boxing champion from 1792-1795. The report includes: "Yesterday being the day appointed for deciding the bets on the match between Ward and Mendoza...that the battle would be fought there...then proposed that they should fight at the Cricket Groun... See More  

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Ends July 14, 2021 15:11

$38.00
190890

President GEORGE WASHINGTON State of the Union Address 1791 American Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373614794632

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Nov. 5, 1791  * President George Washington * State of the Union Address Over half of page 2 & a part of page 3 are taken up with what was the third annual state-of-the-union address of the President, signed by him in type: G. Washington. This very historic message begins: "I meet you upon the present occasion with the feelings which are naturally inspired by a strong impression of the prosperous situation of our common country...". It is signed in type by the President: G. Washington. After its conclusion in the postscript is a note: "The President, then retired, and the members returned to their hall where the speaker laid before them a copy of the speech which... See More  

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Ends July 14, 2021 15:09

$515.00
190844

(2) John JAY'S TREATY George Washington Lord Grenville 1796 Newspapers


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373611463664

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 16 & 19, 1796  * John - Jay's Treaty * George Washington A very significant pair of issues as they contain, in its entirety, the full text of the Jay Treaty, one of the more significant 18th century documents in American history. Taking much of the front page and part of page 2 in the issue of the 16th is part of Jay's Treaty through Article 12. Prefacing the Treaty is a "Proclamation" providing particulars about the conclusion and ratification of the Treaty. Includes word that the treaty was ratified upon the condition that much of the 12th article be suspended and be replaced with an additional article. Text of the treaty concludes in the issue of the 19th taking all of the front... See More  

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Ends July 11, 2021 08:32

$248.00
190815

President George Mother MARY BALL WASHINGTON Fredericksburg Death 1789 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393388229799

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 9, 1789  * Mary Ball Washington death * President's G.W.'s mother Pgs. 2 & 3 contain reports from the: "Proceedings in the House of Representatives of the United States", this being the founding year of the federal government.  Pg. 3 has an inconspicuous yet significant report: "Died--At Fredericksburg, Mrs. Washington, mother of the President of the United States." Also discussion on: "...the business of a permanent residence...there is a majority against moving from New York...the North East banks of the Susquehanna be the spot for the permanent seat of the General Government...The Virginia & some other southern members were earnest for the banks of the Potowmack...". ... See More  

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Ends July 10, 2021 09:53

$190.00
190813

Nice 18th Century AMERICAN Boston Massachusetts w/ Masthead 1790 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373610197714

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, April 9, 1790  * Nice masthead engraving * 18th century America * Illustrated advertisements Half of the ftpg. is taken up with reports from the: "Congress of America". Also six large illustrated ads for houses for sale. Various news of the day inside with most of page 3 taken up with the: "Prices In the State Lottery". Four pages, small binding holes at the blank spine, wide, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.

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Ends July 10, 2021 09:52

$63.00
190812

18th Century PHILADELPHIA PA Pennsylvania as Nation's Capital 1794 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373610197621

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & EVENING ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 28, 1794  * Philadelphia as the nation's capital Given that Phila. was the temporary capital of the United States while the District of Columbia was under construction, it is nice this issue has reports from Congress during this early year of the federal government. Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margin, very nice condition.

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Ends July 10, 2021 09:52

$55.00
190811

JOHN ADAMS & Thomas Jefferson Presidential Election Victory WIN 1797 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393388228020

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, December 17, 1796 * John Adams presidential election * Thomas Jefferson as vice president On page 2 under "Federal Register" is a chart with the "Votes For President" showing Adams with 62 votes, Pinckney with 42 and Jefferson and Burr with 17 each. Some commentary about the voting as well. Four pages, some damp staining & foxing, irregular at the right margin causes some text loss but not close to the mentioned content.

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Ends July 10, 2021 09:51

$35.00
190810

President GEORGE WASHINGTON & SecState Edmund Randolph LETTERS 1794 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393388221007

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 20, 1794  * George Washington & Edmund Randolph Page 2 has a letter of introduction to the Congress signed in type by the President: Go. Washington. It introduces a letter from the Secretary of State concerning: "...the vexations and spoliations on our commerce since the commencement of the European war...". The much lengthier letter is that by the Secretary, signed in type: Ed. Randolph. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, small binding holes at the blank spine, great condition.

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Ends July 10, 2021 09:47

$74.00
190689

ANTI-SLAVERY MEDALLION Josiah Wedgwood & Benjamin Frasnklin Speech 1788 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393380648970

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, A two issue set: February & March, 1788   * Josiah Wedgwood's anti-slavery medallion * Benjamin Franklin speech by James Wilson February issue: Perhaps the most interesting article is: "Dr. Lindsay on Dr. Franklin's Doctrine of Water-spouts" which comments on Ben Franklin's work. This article takes 2 1/2 pages and one of the plates includes prints of various water spouts. An article: "Edict in Favour of America, Issued at Paris" begins: "While the British court are endeavouring in some measure to discourage the American trade, the French are pursuing the quite contrary policy..." with more taking more than a full page. The article: "Circular Report of the Committee for Abolish... See More  

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Ends July 04, 2021 10:43

$225.00
190688

Early BENJAMIN FRANKLIN - Poem w/ Electric Lightning Rod Mention 1754 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373603902505

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old magazine: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1754  * A poem to Benjamin Franklin * Mention of his lightning rod Near the back is a half page poem titled: "To Benjamin Franklin, Esq., of Philadelphia, on his Experiments and Discoveries in Electricity" which is dated from "Cooper River, S. Carolina, Sept. 20, 1753". At the bottom of the poem are two footnotes, one reading: "By the application of a rod of iron, or a wire, the effect of thunder and lightening is prevented." and the other: "The steeple and organ of St. Philip's church at Charles Town [Charleston] have been twice damaged by lightning." Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day including an item under "Plantat... See More  

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Ends July 04, 2021 10:43

$85.00
190657

Early COLONIAL New Jersey Nova Caesarea Copper Cent Coin PRINT 1787 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373602580347

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SUPPLEMENT FOR THE YEAR 1787 for Gentleman's Magazine, England. * Colonial New Jersey copper coin Within this supplement issue, published at the end of the year, is a full page print of various coins one of which is the Nova Cesarea New Jersey colonial coin dated 1786, with a very brief note on it on the following page: "Fig. 6 is sent us for decyphering as a supposed American coin." which it is. The print shows both sides, and which includes "E Pluribus Unum" on the reverse. A rare numismatic item. Complete in 68 pages, a banner heading at the top of the first page with the title, 5 by 8 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends July 03, 2021 07:15

$178.00
190651

Rare 18th Century FLYING POST w/ Nice Masthead Engravings 1718 London Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373602560839

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE FLYING-POST: OR, THE POSTS-MASTER, London, June 17, 1718  * Very rare publication In 1695 the Licensing Act of England was allowed to lapse, which caused several newspapers to begin publication, this title being one of them. But this is certainly one of the more rare such titles as we have only offered 4 or 5 in the past 40 years. Filled with various reports from Europe, with the ftpg. having a short bit mentioning the "Pretender" of the Jacobite Rebellion fame. The back page has some reports concerning crime, one mentioning: "...try'd and convicted at the session of the Peace...for keeping a common house of Bawdry; and thereupon the said Phillis Ransford was sentenc'd to be whip'd at the Car's Tail...". Single ... See More  

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Ends July 03, 2021 07:00

$126.00
190611

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN John Hancock & Thomas Gage Battle of Bunker Hill 1789 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393373073410

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), February, 1789  The first 3 1/2 pages are taken up with an article written by Benjamin Franklin in 1751, titled: "Observations Concerning the Increase of Mankind, Peopling of Countries, etc." and further on is another: "Letter from Benjamin Franklin..." which is signed by him in type: B. Franklin. Another article: "Considerations on the Future Place of Residence of Congress" takes about 3 pages. And also: "Remarks on the Amendments to the Federal Constitution..."; a printing of the July 5, 1775 draft of the Olive Branch Petition signed in type by: John Hancock and many others. There is also a lengthy: "Account of the Battle of Bunker's Hill" followed by a detailed: "General Gage's A... See More  

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Ends July 01, 2021 08:17

$105.00
190606

MASONIC Freemasons Freemasonry & Essex-Merrimack River Bridge 1793 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373600059827

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, May, 1793 * Masonic - Freemasons Among the articles is a description of a new bridge over the Merrimack River. The plate of it called for is present however has damage (see). Such plates are typically lacking. Other articles include: "Description of Cracow, in Poland" "Masonick - Social Influence of Free Masonry" & much more. Near the back is: "Domestick Occurrences" with the latest news including such headings as: "Counterfeit Dollars" "Federal City Lottery" "Frontier Army" "Indian Depredations" & more. Complete in 64 pages, 6 by 9 inches with wide, never-trimmed margins various minor tears at the wide margins, good condition. Eighteenth century American magazines are incre... See More  

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Ends July 01, 2021 08:15

$98.00
190594

Coverting 18th Century JEWS TO CHRISTIANITY ? Jewish Judaica 1770 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393373041105

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 20, 1789 * Judaica - Jewish Page  2 contains an interesting Judaica item headed: "A Singular Imposition" and beginning: "The boast of the Jews, that not one of them ever became a genuine convert to Christianity since its establishment is probably confirmed by the following instance...During the last summer a Polish Jew...so far excited the attention of the congregation by the seeming fervency of his devotions that he was prevailed upon to make a public renunciation of his native profession; when he informed his admirers that his conversion from Judaism was not immediate..." with more. Eight pages, very nice condition. Partial red ink tax stamp.

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Ends July 01, 2021 08:06

$56.00
191071

Five 18th Century LONDON England Pre Revolutionary War Era 1757-1772 Newspapers


eBay Auction Item # 393405805028

Offered are 5 original, historic, & collectible old newspapers: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Feb. 26, 1757, Aug. 30, 1763, July 8, 1766, Jan. 10, 1767, & March 3 7, 1772. 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 measures about 8 by 11 inches.

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Ends June 29, 2021 15:08

$59.99
191018

Rare & Early 1713 ANTIQUE Guardian British Newspaper by Famed ADDISON & STEELE


eBay Auction Item # 393404253690

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GUARDIAN, London, July 1, 1713  * Rare 18th century title  * Addison & Steele fame A very short-lived newspaper lasting less than seven months, notable for its publisher Richard Steele with contributions from Joseph Addison, Alexander Pope & others. Steele and Addison had previously collaborated on the "Tatler" and "The Spectator", issues of both we have offered for purchase. Single sheet, 6 3/4 by 11 1/4 inches, bit close-trimmed at the right margin shaves some letters near the top of pg. 2, otherwise good.

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Ends June 28, 2021 11:28

$29.99
191017

CELEBRATING the Repeal of the Stamp Act in Charleston SC 1766 British Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 393404234523

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 12, 1766  * Repeal of the Stamp Act celebration Page 2 has a report on the "Ascot Races", one of the more renowned horse races in the world. Another report is on the East India Company which talks in part about the tea trade. The back page has a note that: "A letter from New York...says that a solemn thanksgiving had been appointed to be held throughout the whole province on account of the repeal of the Stamp Act & that it was expected all the British colonies would follow the example." Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends June 28, 2021 11:18

$44.99
191016

Rare 18th Century LONDON England Original 1689 Old UK Scotland Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 373622602197

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: A CONTINUATION OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE PARLIAMENT IN SCOTLAND, London, England, June 25, (1689)  * Very rare 18th century publication The year is noted in the dateline of the first report at the top of page 1, as well as in the imprint at the bottom of the back page. A very rare newspaper from England, other titles existing but which have slightly different wording, dealing primarily with Parliamentary affairs. Much of the front page related to an Act of Parliament for abolishing prelacy in the church. A single sheet issue with untrimmed margins, 7 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice, clean condition.

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Ends June 28, 2021 11:15

$149.99
191015

Rare 1716 POST BOY Ottoman-Venetian War w/ Masthead Engraving 1716 UK Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 393404221367

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE POST BOY, London, Sept. 20, 1716   * Rare title w/ nice masthead * Ottoman–Venetian War The front page reports of the battling between Ottoman - Venetian War where heavy loss had occurred and request for a truce for a few hours in order to bury the dead was denied. The last two assaults were made by hiding nails and iron spikes in the sand between the planks leading up to the Bridge of Communications which lamed their horses and then firing cannon and small-shot on all, killing a lot of the men. The back page reports of Duchess of Berry stopping an execution before he was "...just ready to be turn'd off"...". Also reported is South-Sea-Stock rates. A single sheet issue with two decorative engravings in the ... See More  

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Ends June 28, 2021 11:10

$47.99
191013

GEORGE WASHINGTON John Adams & Thomas Jefferson Act of Congress 1794 Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 373622586408

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 22, 1794 * George Washington * John Adams * Thomas Jefferson The front page has an entire column taken up with an Act of Congress: "An Act to Regulate the Claims to Invalid Pensions" signed at its conclusion by: Go. Washington, as well as John Adams and Th. Jefferson. Page 3 has a: "State Paper" signed in type by the President: Go. Washington, concerning relations with France. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

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Ends June 28, 2021 10:53

$74.99
191009

Uncommon 18th century 1730 King George II Era London England Publication NEWS


eBay Auction Item # 373622518451

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old periodical: THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, December, 1730  * 18th century original publication This is an uncommon periodical published during the reign of King George II, 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, and Military, that are most considerable in every Court: With A more Particular Account of the Affairs of Great Britain." Much of this issue is concerned with the political & military affairs of Europe & is organized into news by country or region with commentary on the events. Near the back is: "Advices From Gr... See More  

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Ends June 28, 2021 09:47

$29.99
190557

18th Century RUNAWAY SERVANT Advertisement in Rare 1794 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393359888794

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 22, 1794  * Rare 18th century American title * Runaway servant advertisement A fine example of a newspaper from the city which was the capital of the United States at the time, while the District of Columbia was under construction. The ftpg. is filled with ads including a $100 Reward" ad for a runaway, while news reports are on the inside pages. More ads on the back page. Four pages with never-trimmed margins (desired), very nice, clean condition.

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Ends June 27, 2021 10:40

$37.00
190476

Rare Very Early ST. AUGUSTINE FLORIDA Foldout MAP & Charleston SC 1740 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373592279897

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1740  * St. Augustine, Florida foldout map Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the terrific foldout map titled: "A View of the Town and Castle of St. Augustine, & the English Camp before it June 20, 1740" which is a very nice print showing the castle along the Matanza River plus the position of various ships, troops, and other features noted in the key beneath the print . The map measures 6 7/8 by 12 1/4 inches. A very early map of St. Augustine & the vicinity. Due to some loss at the right side, bottom half, a small portion is present in facsimile, done on genuine 18th century paper, affecting a small portion of one of the ships and the border to the bottom half of th... See More  

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Ends June 25, 2021 11:10

$330.00
190287

Rare PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE Philadelphia PA 1798 Newspaper w/ George Washington


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373583414999

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 16, 1798  * Rare 18th century American publication Page 3 has: "General Washington" which is a lengthy letter from an Englishman: "To George Washington, Esq. Of Mount Vernon, in Fairfax County, Virginia" praising his virtues despite their being enemies at war not long before. Some fine reading. This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper. Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political opponents, usually those of a Jeffersonian-Republican sentiment. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

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Ends June 17, 2021 14:40

$70.00
190286

Building the WHITE HOUSE Washington D.C. w/ Architect James Hoban 1792 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373583414723

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 19, 1798 * White House creation * Washington D.C. A terrific issue on the construction of the White House, as page 3 has three detailed progress reports on its construction, each signed in type by the architect of the White House, James Hoban. Great reading, with some accounts noting work as such: "Report of James Hoban, superintendent of the president's house...The balustrade and chimneys have been finished...the slating has been finished...The mahogany doors of the President's house are all finished. Stone remaining on hand, 400 feet of wrought ashlar intended for area walls, 240 tons of free stone in a quarried state..." and so much more. It's likely this report... See More  

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Ends June 17, 2021 14:40

$345.00
190285

Nice MASSACHUSETTS SPY Published by Isaiah Thomas 1794 Worcester MA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393330256636

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 19, 1794  * 18th century American publication A very ornate masthead makes this a displayable issue. Page 3 has an item noting: "...communications were...received from the President...relative to fresh disturbances with the Creek Indians & the frontier inhabitants of Georgia. Also a report: "...from the Western frontiers...the establishment at Presque Isle & that the British were erecting garrisons at the Miami River. From Georgia that the Indians have been making depredations in the frontier settlements of Franklin county..." with much more. Many illustrated ads on the back page. Four pages, wide, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

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Ends June 17, 2021 14:40

$43.00
190284

JOHN ADAMS & Thomas Jefferson Presidential Election Victory WIN 1797 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393330256390

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Jan. 18, 1797 * John Adams presidential election * Thomas Jefferson as vice president Page 3 has a chart showing the votes for the: "Federal Election" for President, noting the number of votes for each candidate by state. The electoral vote numbers show 71 for Adams, 68 for Jefferson, and 59 for Pinckney, which agree exactly with the counted noted on various websites. It is prefaced with a note: "...that Mr. Jefferson has written to Mr. Madison on the subject of the late election; and given it as his opinion that Mr. Adams was the only person who ought to have been elected President; and further that he is the only person under whom he would accept the Vice Presidency..... See More  

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Ends June 17, 2021 14:39

$148.00
190279

Rare DANIEL DEFOE REVIEW Pickering & Chatto 1708 Old London England UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373583411414

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: A REVIEW OF THE STATE OF THE BRITISH NATION, London, Dec. 18, 1708  * Rare Daniel Defoe periodical * Early 18th century original 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 "Review" played a significant role in the birth of the modern press. It was not so much a newspaper dealing in facts but a journal of opinion and discussion. But in some ways it was itself the most interesting example as it was the first of a new genre: the eighteenth-century periodical essa... See More  

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Ends June 17, 2021 14:36

$56.00
190278

Early & Rare 18th Century THE REHEARSAL London UK Volume 1 No. 22 1704 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393330251780

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE REHEARSAL OF OBSERVATOR, London, England  Dec. 30, 1704  * Volume 1 - Number 22 issue * Rare 18th century publication A variant title --& earlier date--of the newspaper titled "The Rehearsal", and much less common. A single sheet newspaper printed on both sides, 8 by 13 inches, very discrete repair to a lower blank corner, very nice condition.

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Ends June 17, 2021 14:36

$36.00
190231

18th Century AMERICAN Boston Massachusetts w/ Jay Treaty Reports 1795 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373579902456

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Nov. 2, 1795  * 18th century America * Much on the Jay Treaty Beyond having one of the more decorative & displayable mastheads of the 18th century, most of the front page is taken up with continued discussion headed: "Features on Mr. Jay's Treaty" with England, a very controversial document which was ultimately signed by President Washington in August. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

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Ends June 14, 2021 10:10

$47.00
190230

WAR OF SPANISH SUCCESSION Military Broadside-Like w/ Battle Rpts. 1707 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373579901458

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 16, 1707  The entire front page looks much like a military broadside, as it has a graphic representation of: "THE ORDER of BATTLE of the Imperial Army Commanded by his Electoral Highness of Hanover..." with more on the military leadership. This was part of the War of Spanish Succession. The back page has some reports relating to the battles. Single sheet, 7 1/4 by 11 3/4 inches, nice condition.

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Ends June 14, 2021 10:09

$75.00
190226

President GEORGE WASHINGTON'S 63rd BIRTHDAY Toasts 1795 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373579900405

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 25, 1795  * President George Washington's birthday Page 3 has most of the first column taken up with reports on the celebration of President Washington's birthday, including a list of 15 "Toasts" to him. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, small binding holes at the blank spine, great condition.

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Ends June 14, 2021 10:07

$61.00
190224

President GEORGE WASHINGTON Act of Congress re. Treaty of Algiers 1796 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393321498557

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, May 21, 1796  * President George Washington The middle of page 2 has "An ct" of Congress for providing money to defray the costs of putting into effect the treaty with Algiers. It is signed in type by the President: Go. Washington. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends June 14, 2021 10:07

$63.00
190120

Rare 18th Century GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES Philadelphia PA 1795 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373576578655

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Feb. 17, 1795  Various news reports from when Philadelphia was the temporary seat of the federal government while the District of Columbia was under construction. Relating to this, the back page has a lottery ad: "For the Improvement of the Federal City". Four pages, wide never-trimmed margins, great condition.

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Ends June 11, 2021 15:02

$55.00
190119

GEORGE WASHINGTON Treaty of Amity & Commerce - JAY TREATY 1795 Boston Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373576578286

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 18, 1795  * George Washington Most of the front page is taken up with: "Candid Remarks on the Treaty of Amity & Commerce, Between Great Britain & the United States of America", which is the controversial Jay Treaty. Page 2 has a letter signed by: Geo. Washington, dated June 2, 1783. One paragraph begins: "Your congratulations on the happy prospect of peace and independent security...I receive with great satisfaction...". Four pages, spotted foxing, good condition.

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Ends June 11, 2021 15:02

$63.00
190118

GEORGE WASHINGTON & John Adams ACT for Bakers Island Lighthouse 1796 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373576577933

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 27, 1796  * President George Washington The top half of the front page has an Act of Congress concerning the erection of a lighthouse on Baker's Island in Massachusetts, signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, and in block type by the Vice President: John Adams. Such script signature documents on the front page are increasingly difficult to find in 18th century American newspapers. Four pages, a bit irregular at the right margins, good condition.

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Ends June 11, 2021 15:02

$89.00
190101

Rare 17th Century EARLIEST OF NEWSPAPERS 1639 Paris FRANCE French Old Periodical


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393312285741

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: EXTRAORDINAIRE, Paris, France, Aug. 8, 1639 * Earliest of newspapers to be had With the date at the top in Roman numerals but then also dated at the bottom of the back page: "8 Aoust, 1639".  This "extraordinary" issue was done for a singular purpose, as defines most "extraordinaries" produced since then. This issue published simultaneously along with the "Gazette" of Paris, the very first regular newspaper published in France which started 10 years previous in 1631 by Théophraste Renaudot but with influential backing by the powerful Cardinal de Richelieu. Complete in 4 pages, 6 by 8 3/4 inches, great condition. All text is in French.

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Ends June 11, 2021 08:18

$180.00
190097

1788 Boston MA Newspaper JOHN HANCOCK & United States Congress Representatives


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393312284790

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 22, 1788  * John Hancock Pages 2 & 3 contain a lengthy Resolve from the state of Massachusetts concerning the creation of legislative districts: "...for the purpose of choosing eight persons to represent the people thereof in the Congress of the United States...". Taking over a full column it is signed in type by the governor: John Hancock. Page 3 lists the U.S. Senators chosen by Penna., Delaware, and New Hampshire. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends June 11, 2021 08:16

$53.00
189941

18th Century PHILADELPHIA PA Pennsylvania 1793 Old Newspaper / Runaway SLAVES Ad


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393294651456

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 22, 1793  * Runaway slaves - Negroes ad News of the day with many interesting advertisements including a page 3 ad for a few runaway slaves. (see) Four pages, nice condition.

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Ends June 04, 2021 15:06

$39.00
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