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191753

Rare 18th Century CAPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA Pennsylvania 1798 American Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393457931891

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Jan. 23, 1798  * 18th century American publication The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Page 2 has the latest reports from Congress. The back page has an ad for a recently published book: "Observations on Certain Documents...The History of the United States for the year 1796, in which the Charge of Speculation Against Alexander Hamilton, Late Secretary of the Treasury, is Fully Refuted. Written by Himself..." with more detail. And over half of the back page is taken up with: "Proposals For Carrying the Public Mails..." with a terrific list of the various routes from town t... See More  

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Ends August 22, 2021 07:36

$48.00
191699

JOHN FENNO Gazette of the United States Newspaper Editor DEATH 1798 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373655410463

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 18, 1798 * Federalist Party editor death Page 3 has a black-bordered report of the death of the newspaper editor John Fenno, publisher of the famed Gazette of the United States from Philadelphia. Four pages, handsome masthead, nice condition.

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Ends August 20, 2021 11:07

$47.00
191695

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393454178551

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 26, 1793 * Runaway slaves - Negroes ad If you are looking for a very nice, typical American newspaper of the late 1700's, here's a great one for a modest price. Included with this issue is the single sheet "Supplement" issue as well. Complete in 6 pages with a nice mix of news of the day and advertisements. Wide, never-trimmed margins (desired) and in very nice, clean condition.

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Ends August 20, 2021 11:05

$40.00
191655

Rare PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE Philadelphia PA 1797 Newspaper w/ Negro Boy for Sale Ad


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373654520172

This issue is being offered as a piece of history.  We at Rare Newspapers offer such items being mindful of the truths that "Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it" (Sir Winston Churchill), and "To educate a man is to unfit him to be a slave" (Frederick Douglass). Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PORCUPINES GAZETTE & UNITED STATES DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 23, 1797  * Rare 18th century American title All previous issues we have offered of this uncommon title were from 1798-9 with the porcupine in the masthead, but this issue is from the earliest months of its existence with a much different masthead. Various news reports of the day, heavy with advertisements including one headed: "The Time Of A Negro Boy For Sale" wi... See More  

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Ends August 19, 2021 11:52

$78.00
191597

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1777 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373651539002

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 1, 1777  * British General William Howe proclamation Page 2 has a report from New York concerning the Revolutionary War with a Proclamation signed in type by: W. Howe, which reads in part: "...declare & do hereby promise & engage that all persons bearing arms as aforesaid who shall surrender themselves to any officer commanding any part of his Majesty s forces on or before the first day of May next, shall be entitled to pardon for all offences heretofore committed against his crown & dignity...every non-commissioned officer & private man who shall come in with his arms shall also receive the full value for them..."  with more. Page 2 also has several other war-related reports which ar... See More  

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Ends August 16, 2021 06:47

$65.00
191588

18th Century LONDON England Pre Revolutionary War Era AMERICA 1772 UK Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373650821632

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 8, 1772  Over one-third of page 6 has news from America with datelines from Philadelphia, Boston, Albany, and Providence. Several of the report deal with trouble with the Indians. Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends August 15, 2021 14:32

$28.00
191559

Best U.S. CONGRESS Convenes in Philadelphia for 1ST TIME Capital 1790 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373649384938

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Dec. 9, 1790  * Congress meets in Philadelphia for 1st time * New seat of government * From the city where it happened Page 3 under "Congress" is a report of the first session of Congress to meet at Philadelphia stating, in part: "Monday last being the day appointed for the meeting of the national legislature, in this city, now the seat of government of the United States...". It also reports that 32 member of the House were present but they lacked a quorum adjourning until the next morning. Fifteen members of the Senate were present. Included a list of those present for each body. A report from Philadelphia notes a meeting at the house of the President attended by the Vice... See More  

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Ends August 14, 2021 09:57

$190.00
191553

JOHN ADAMS Leaving Offfice of VP to Become President of U.S. 1797 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373649381795

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Feb. 17, 1797  * John Adams as president elect Page 3 has  report concerning John Adams leaving his position of Vice President to assume the Presidency, noting: "On Wednesday, the Vice President, in a very affectionate address, took leave of the Senate of the United States and resigned the chair. He was very much affected on the occasion & the emotion of the Senate was not less visible...May his future administration be as unexceptionable as his conduct during the period he has presided over the Senate." Four pages, wide never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.

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Ends August 14, 2021 09:54

$68.00
191890

(2) Ftpg SLAVE Black Negro Advertisements in Rare 1798 Philadelphia PA Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 373662566631

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 28, 1798 * Rare 18th century American title * (2) Slavery advertisements Eighteenth century American publications are scarce to find. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements including two on the front page regarding slavery. (see) Four pages, untrimmed, tiny binding slits along the spine, very nice condition.

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Ends August 03, 2021 14:49

$39.99
191888

Unusual BENJAMIN FRANKLIN False Death Report 2 Years Prior 1788 Old Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 393468091693

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 4, 1788  * Benjamin Franklin * False death report Page 2 has a curious item: "Letters are said to have been received from Philadelphia which mention that the celebrated Dr. Benjamin Franklin died there about the middle of January last in the 78th year of his age. Many historian will soon be engaged to delineate his character...one of the most extraordinary any age or country has produced..." with a bit more. Franklin actually died over two years later, in April, 1790. Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, nice condition.

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Ends August 03, 2021 14:34

$49.99
191806

Rare 18th Century Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania w/ Ads 1795 Original Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 393461082014

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 26, 1795 * Rare 18th century American publication Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements. Four pages, tiny binding holes along the spine, very nice condition.

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Ends July 30, 2021 12:04

$32.99
191791

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1782 Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 393460858395

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 18, 1782 * Revolutionary War Era * 18th century * From The Enemy Page 4 has a letter noting: "...urging the Councils of the State to give up to French & Congressional ambition the independence of American, and with it our best resources of commerce, wealth, and naval strength...For the wise maxims...of that Court...are 'that the independence of America must prove the annihilation of the marine power of England, which, having no longer any colonies, can in a little time have no marine...". This is followed by a: "Letter from Monsieur DePortail, a French officer in the Service of America...dated at Washington's Camp at White Marsh, Twelve Miles from Philadelphia" dated Nov. 12, 1778... See More  

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Ends July 30, 2021 09:04

$52.99
191786

GEORGE WASHINGTON Presidential State of the Union Address Signed 1792 Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 393460830317

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NATIONAL GAZETTE, Philadelphia, Nov. 7, 1792 * President George Washington * State of the Union Address Taking three-quarters of page 3 is President Washington's annual state-of-the-union address, concluding with his signature in type: Go. Washington, Nov. the 6th, 1790. This was a tradition which he initiated in 1790 and which carries on to this day. There is a prefacing paragraph which notes: "...the Senate are now ready to receive the President of the United States...at twelve o'clock, the President of the United States arrived...when he delivered the following..." which is his annual address (see for portions). Note that this is an exceedingly early printing, just the day after given, due to this newspaper bein... See More  

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Ends July 30, 2021 08:45

$499.99
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
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
190889

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE John Hancock Type Signed in 1776 HISTORIC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393394001603

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 17, 1776  * Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text * As reported from Great Britain Certainly the overriding significance of this issue is the complete printing of arguably the most important document in American history, headed: "In Congress, July 4, 1776. A Declaration by the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress Assembled" which begins with the famous line: "When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them... See More  

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Ends July 14, 2021 15:08

$13,500.00
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
190121

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON POST England Original 1777 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373576579159

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Sept. 23, 1777 * Revolutionary War Era * 18th century original * From The Enemy The front page has a few news items from the war in America, including: "...from Philadelphia we have an account that the Provincials have strongly secured the environs of that city...that the taking of Phila. is as impossible this year to our army as the taking of Pekin...the whole effect of the campaign is the taking of mad Lee, lame Manley, and deserted Ticonderoga...how many thousand men have we sacrificed for these frivolous advantages!...". Page 3 has a letter from Boston with some war news, and also a letter from New York with news as well. The back page include a letter from: "General Washington... See More  

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Ends June 11, 2021 15:03

$68.00
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
189562

YELLOW FEVER EPIDEMIC Mosquitoes Infection Deaths in Eastern U.S. 1798 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373547417608

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct. 13, 1798  * Yellow fever epidemic in the East The front page has: "A PROCLAMATION" by the mayor of Baltimore concerning the on-going Yellow Fever epidemic in the East and his efforts to prevent its spread noting: "...hereby forbidding the entrance into the city of Baltimore, or within 3 miles thereof, of all persons whomsoever who have come from the cities of New York or Philadelphia or the borough of Wilmington..." with more. Of interest is the broadside Supplement issue included, a single sheet printed on the front only. Various European reports pus items headed: "Federal Gazette" and some ads. A few handwritten notations on the back otherwise blank. Four pages, h... See More  

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Ends May 19, 2021 09:58

$62.00
189431

REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Original Enemy LONDON Chronicle England Old 1783 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373538594446

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 8, 1783  * United States military * General George Washington Page 2 has a brief item: "Letters from Philadelphia say that Congress have resolved to keep up a military force, consisting of regular effective men, and that Gen. Washington had been applied to for his opinion as to the number necessary to be maintained, their pay, quarters, and mode of establishment." Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/14 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends May 13, 2021 07:38

$29.00
189427

VERMONT Considers United States Constitution Funding Act of 1790 U.S. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373538590801

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Nov. 17, 1790  * United States Constitution Among the news in a page 3 report that: "The State of Vermont has passed an Act for calling a Convention, to deliberate upon, and agree to the Constitution of the United States. The members are to be chosen the first Tuesday of December; and the Convention is to meet...January next, at Bennington." Also of note is a report that the Assembly of Virginia issued a Resolve criticizing the historic Funding Act of 1790, whereby the new federal government would assume the debts of the states incurred in the war. The bkpg. has a "Treasury Department" notice seeking bids to supply rations for posts at Springfield, Mass., and West... See More  

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Ends May 13, 2021 07:34

$77.00
189114

1774 UNITE OR DIE CARTOON by Ben Franklin Philadelphia Newspaper - Editor's Copy


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373519760921

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, December 7, 1774  * Benjamin Franklin's "Unite Or Die" cartoon * Editor's copy (see below) 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 label of a colony with the implied message that only by each of the separate colonies uniting under a single cause could the country--the snake--hope to strike back & be successful in defeating the British. Ben Franklin is credited with creating this device, considere... See More  

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Ends April 30, 2021 14:36

$18,000.00
188922

Famous UNITE OR DIE Benjamin Franklin CARTOON Print 1774 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373510706905

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 5, 1775  * Benjamin Franklin's "Unite Or Die" cartoon 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 label of a colony with the implied message that only by each of the separate colonies uniting under a single cause could the country--the snake--hope to strike back & be successful in defeating the British. Ben Franklin is credited with creating this device, considered the very first political cartoon ... See More  

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Ends April 23, 2021 13:55

$16,500.00
188882

WASHINGTON D.C. Land Sale Early American Government 1791 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393214541296

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DUNLAPS AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 11, 1791  * Washington D.C. land sale * Early U.S. government The front page has a nice ad datelined at "George-Town",= concerning the sale of a "...Number of Lots in the Federal City...". Mentions that the President of the United States approved the "...Sites for the Public Buildings pursuant to the Act passed by Congress ...for establishing the temporary and permanent Seat of Government...". Includes details about the sale of the lots described as being "...in the best Situations in the Federal City." Might be the earliest notice (?) for building lots in the future capital, especially since it appeared in a newspaper from what was then the tempora... See More  

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Ends April 23, 2021 07:18

$72.00
188856

Runaway SLAVE Black Negro Advertisement in Rare 1798 Philadelphia PA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373508860751

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 26, 1798 * Rare 18th century American title * (1) Slavery advertisement Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements including one on the back page for the runaway of a negro fellow. (see) Four pages, untrimmed, tiny binding slits along the spine, very nice condition.

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Ends April 22, 2021 08:36

$44.00
188679

Rare 18th Century CAPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA Pennsylvania 1798 American Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373494928955

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 5, 1796  * 18th century American publication The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time, while the District of Columbia was under construction. The front page is filled with advertisements including several illustrated ship ads. Various news of the day inside. Four pages, wide never-trimmed margins, various foxing spots and a damp stain near the bottom, small  binding holes at the blank spine.

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Ends April 12, 2021 14:39

$35.00
188677

GEORGE WASHINGTON President of the United States LETTER Signed 1794 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393186392185

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 29, 1794  * President George Washington letter Page 2 has a report headed: "Proceedings of the Senate on Chief Justice Jay's appointment", which includes an introductory letter signed by him: Go. Washington. Four pages, never-trimmed margins, small binding holes at the blank spine, great condition.

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Ends April 12, 2021 14:38

$76.00
188444

Rare REVOLUTIONARY WAR Tory Title 1776 Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393172246340

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Sept. 28, 1776  * Rare Revolutionary War era title * Tory issue from Pennsylvania * Great year to have (1776) This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city. The front page has an ad for the desertion of two soldiers from military service, with details. Page 2 begins with a report noting: "General Lee writes from Purrysburg...that he is going to break up East Florida. President Rutledge...writes that the South Carolinians had destroyed five Indian towns...". Also a list of: "Enemies to the American States, commonly called Tories, gone & going to Staten Island (t... See More  

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Ends April 04, 2021 09:37

$665.00
188206

FIRST BANK of the United States Under CONSTRUCTION Philadelphia 1795 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373473593275

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, August 26, 1795  * First Bank of the United States Page 3 has a very notable report, headed: "Description o the Bank of the United States, Now Erecting in Third St., from a Design by Mr.  S. Blodget". It would be finished in 1797. This building, The First National Bank, still stands and is a National Historic Landmark. Four pages, small wear hole at a fold juncture not close to the mentioned content, light foxing, good condition.

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Ends March 24, 2021 08:40

$89.00
188060

Rare 17th Century THE ATHENIAN MERCURY w/ Philadelphia Quakers Ad 1693 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373463125993

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, England, Nov. 14, 1693 * Rare 17th century publication * Philadelphia Quakers trial book ad This was a "gentleman's" newspaper very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics done in question/answer format. Published at a time when there were no newspapers printing in the American colonies. The back page has a nice ad for a book: "The JUDGMENT given forth by 28 Quakers on George Keith and his Friends, with Answers to the said Judgment, declaring those 28 Quakers to be No Christians: As also an Appeal (for which several were Imprisoned) by the said George Keith, etc. to the Yearly Meeting, 1692. With a full account of the said Yearly ... See More  

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Ends March 16, 2021 15:41

$98.00
188004

CHEROKEE NATION Indians & North Carolina Boundary Line Argument 1767 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373462337013

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 17, 1766  * Cherokee Nation - Indians An inside page has reports datelined from Charleston, Philadelphia and Annapolis, dealing with various unrelated items. An additional report from Charleston notes: "...the boundary line between this Province & the Cherokee Indians has been lately run...the Indians express great uneasiness at the limits between their lands & those of North Carolina & Virginia remaining unsettled; & if measures are not speedily taken to give them the reasonable satisfaction they request, it is apprehended bad consequences may ensue."  Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 10 3/4 inches, nice condition.

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Ends March 16, 2021 08:31

$35.00
187900

THOMAS JEFFERSON United States Secretary of State Signed in Type 1792 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373457998394

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 8, 1792  * Thomas Jefferson before presidency Page 3 has a report headed: "The Secretary of State" which includes a letter signed by him in type: Tho. Jefferson. Other news of the day & a wealth of advertising. Four pages, some scattered foxing, good condition.

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Ends March 12, 2021 09:34

$42.00
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Year Prior UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION Pre Convention 1786 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393127417097

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 15, 1786 * United States Constitution not yet created An issue from the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War and before the creation of the Constitution & the new federal government. Various news reports of the day. The back page has an illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufactory" which shows the iconic tricorne (three corner) hat of the colonial period. Four pages, light dirtiness to the top half of the front page, nice condition.

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Ends March 09, 2021 15:30

$38.00
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Year Prior UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION Pre Convention 1786 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393126080375

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 3, 1786  * United States Constitution not yet created An issue from the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War and before the creation of the Constitution & the new federal government. Page 2 has: "State of North Carolina - An Act for the Regulation of Commerce". The back page has an illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufactory" which shows the iconic tricorne (three corner) hat of the colonial period. Four pages, a bit of foxing, nice condition.

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Ends March 08, 2021 15:27

$39.00
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Early MASON-DIXON LINE Creation w/ Pennsylvania & Maryland MAP 1769 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372636175415

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1769  * Early America Map PA & MD * Mason and Dixon Line creation Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the 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 companion article titled: 'The Length of a Degree of Latitude in the Provinces of Maryland and Pennsylvania, determined from the Observations of Messrs. Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, appointed by the Royal Society" which takes nearly two columns of text. T... See More  

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Ends February 25, 2021 06:30

$455.00
187331

RICHARD PENN JR. Pennsylvania Governor Arrives in Philadelphia 1771 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393105162558

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 17, 1771  * Richard Penn Jr. arrives in Pennsylvania Page 6 has a brief item headed: "America" with a Philadelphia dateline which reports the arrival of: "...the Hon. Richard Penn., Esq., our Governor. On his landing he was received by a great  number...bells were immediately set a ringing...". Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

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Ends February 22, 2021 09:10

$28.00
187309

BATTLE OF MONMOUTH New Jersey Sir Henry Clinton Revolutionary War 1778 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373436523759

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, England, Aug. 24, 1778 * Battle of Monmouth - New Jersey * Sir Henry Clinton vs. George Washington * American Revolutionary War Such "extraordinary" issues were created when notable news was received outside the normal printing schedule and the publisher wanted to rush the news to the people as quickly as possible. The purpose of this issue is the historic Battle of Monmouth. All of pages 1 and 2 are a lengthy letter signed: H. Clinton with his report on the battle, a few bits including: "...I evacuated Philadelphia on the 18th of June...& proceeded to Gloucester Point...I had received intelligence that Generals Washington and Lee had passed the Delaware with their army..." with much... See More  

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Ends February 22, 2021 09:02

$288.00
187018

Revolutionary War CLOSING EVENTS in America vs. Loyalists 1783 British Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373426075185

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 6, 1783 * Closing events of the Revolutionary War The ftpg. has a letter from Philadelphia noting in part: "The arts of factious demagogues have hitherto prevented a calm consideration of those articles of the treaty that respect the Loyalists...certain obnoxious characters that it is imagined will not he permitted to return." Page 7 has: "American News - State of North Carolina" deals with several items relating to the war, including: "...We scorn to triumph over enemies we have defeated...we are satisfied they never can make good subjects of these States on account of their early prejudices against our government, their bigoted attachment to Great Britain, and the mortification the... See More  

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Ends February 12, 2021 08:51

$40.00
187017

Rare BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL George Washington Revolutionary War 1775 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393093430206

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, July 14, 1775  * Battle of Bunker Hill - Siege of Boston * George Washington becomes Commander-in-Chief This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. A very rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonial Virginia.  When it comes to the military events of the Revolutionary War, I'm not sure the content gets too much better. Page 3 has an excellent and detailed account of the Battle of Bunker Hill. Headed with: "Copy of a letter from Mr. Isaac Lathorp, one of the Provincial Congress at Watertown", his letter is datelined "June 22, 177... See More  

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Ends February 12, 2021 08:50

$13,790.00
186756

President GEORGE WASHINGTON Letters Signed re. Jay's Treaty 1795 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393074648670

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1795 * George Washington letter * re. Jay's Treaty   Near the back are various news reports including a section headed: "America" which has a letter to the Select Men of Boston signed in type by the President: George Washington, relating to the Jay Treaty. This is followed by a letter from the merchants & traders of Philadelphia to the President, also relating to the Jay Treaty and which is responded to by the President with his signature: G. Washington. Among the articles as noted in the table of contents are: "A Difficulty in the Natural History of Man" "Description of Eckington Church, county Derby" "Extraordinary Instance of Extreme Thirst" "A New University at Halifax, No... See More  

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Ends January 29, 2021 08:43

$37.00
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Year Prior UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION Pre Convention 1786 Philadelphia Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393052197151

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 7, 1786  * United States Constitution not yet created An issue from the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War and before the creation of the Constitution & the new federal government. Various news reports of the day. The back page has an illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufactory" which shows the iconic tricorne (three corner) hat of the colonial period. Four pages, very nice condition.

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Ends January 11, 2021 08:17

$40.00
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1ST BALLOONING FLIGHT First in America by Jean-Pierre Blanchard 1793 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393052193601

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE MAIL; OR CLAYPOOLE'S DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 26, 1793  * 1st ballooning flight in America * Jean-Pierre Blanchard Page 2 contains a letter signed by Blanchard, the renowned balloonist, noting that he is erecting a large building for the purpose of it being an: "...arostatical labortaroy, I shall not only exhibit the balloon with which I ascended here, but another, much larger, similar to that which I crossed the British channel..." and  more. The signature is in script type. Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, very nice condition.

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Ends January 11, 2021 08:11

$49.00
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Rare PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE Engraving Philadelphia PA Pennsylvania 1798 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393034060691

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 20, 1798  * Rare 18th century American publication Page 2 has a lengthy address from the President to Congress concerning on-going troubles with France, signed in type: John Adams. 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, one very minor & discrete archival mend at the spine, nice condition.

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Ends December 27, 2020 10:24

$70.00
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