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198082

Historic BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Kite Flying Experiment ELECTRICITY 1752 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374085529859

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1752 * Benjamin Franklin's famous kite experiment described Inside has a terrific account of a legendary event in history--the famous kite experiment conducted by Benjamin Franklin. Note there is even mention of Franklin's name on the title page. The article, datelined "Philadelphia, Oct. 19, 1752", begins by mentioning the reports about kite experiments, especially a different and easier one at Philadelphia: "...success of the Philadelphia experiment for drawing the electrical fire from clouds by means of pointed rods of iron erected on high buildings, &c., and it may agreeable to inform the curious that the same experiment has succeeded in Philadelphia, tho made in a differ... See More  

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Ends June 19, 2022 12:29

$680.00
198081

BUENOS AIRES British Invasions of the River Plate & SLAVE TRADE 1806 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394081620895

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England September, 1806 *  The slave trade (British)... *  The capture of Buenos Ayres... This issue contains considerable details of the capture of Buenos Ayres (pages 858-863) and its importance to the British (page 787).  Also included is a report related to the British slave trade (page 851).  Please view the images for complete details. The issue is complete in approximately 90+ pages.  Not all plates are present (which is common).  Minor typical foxing; quite nice.

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Ends June 19, 2022 12:25

$58.00
197817

CORNWALLIS SURRENDER General Benedict Arnold Revolutionary War 1781 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374061344796

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1781  * Revolutionary War * Cornwallis' surrender * Gen. Benedict Arnold * Battle of Groton Heights Near the back is a section headed: "American News" which has a "Copy of a Letter from Brig. Gen. Arnold to his Excellency the Commander in Chief, dated Sound off Plumb Island, Sept. 8, 1781" which takes over an entire page & is signed by him in type: B. Arnold. This is his detailed report on the taking of New London, Connecticut, known as the Battle of Groton Heights. Also included is a letter from George Washington to Congress which prefaces another letter from Gen. Gist concerning the safe arrival in the Chesapeake of Adm. De Grasse & his 28 French ships. It was this bit o... See More  

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Ends June 06, 2022 07:46

$325.00
197813

Capture of SAINT EUSTATIUS in Caribbean Islands Revolutionary War 1781 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394062159467

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, April, 1781 * Islands of the Caribbean * Revolutionary War era  The back 2 pages have various correspondence concerning the capture of St. Eustatius, when the British seized the Dutch-owned island in the Caribbean. Both plates called for are present (see). Complete in 48 pages, 5 by 8 inches, a bit close-trimmed at the right margin of the title/contents page only, very nice condition. Formatted very much like the Gentleman's Magazine but a much more scarce title. The title/contents page features a great engraving of the skyline of London.

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Ends June 06, 2022 07:44

$31.00
197797

BATTLE OF LONG ISLAND New York & Patrick Henry Revolutionary War 1776 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394062153423

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Oct., 1776   * Battle of Long Island w/ map * Revolutionary War * Patrick Henry This issue is filled with a great wealth of notable content concerning the Revolutionary War, however the prime piece here is the nice foldout map titled: "Sketch of the Country Illustrating the late Engagement in Long Island". The map measures 9 by 13 inches & shows the region from Amboy in New Jersey to "Hamsted Plains" and a bit beyond, and north to West Chester & New Rochelle. Points of interest on the map include New Utrecht, Brooklyn, Jamaica, "Flat Bush", New York, Harlem & Flushing. Also shown on the map are Bergen Point, Staten Island Oyster Bay, Governor's Island, King's Bridge & Long Island Sound. Th... See More  

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Ends June 06, 2022 07:33

$565.00
197794

THE JACOBITE REBELLION Battle of Falkirk w/ Diagram & Carlisle 1746 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374061334276

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1746   * The Jacobite Rebellion * Battle of Falkirk w/ diagram There is good content on the Jacobite Rebellion with: "Order of Battle at Falkirk-muir" being a textual diagram of the placement of troops, with other related text concerning the Battle of Falkirk. Also: "How the most noble Party of Free-Thinkers will suffer by the Success of the present Rebellion", "A Second Letter to the Jacobites" "Extract of a Letter from a Gentleman at Derby" and: "Accounts of the Motions of the Rebels & of the King's Forces...", the latter taking over 7 pages. Also within: "Orders of the Young Pretender & his Generals" "Orders issued by the young Pretender for payment of the land tax, and... See More  

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Ends June 06, 2022 07:30

$78.00
197792

Early BENJAMIN FRANKLIN & Electricity Experiments in America 1750 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374061333748

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1750  * Early Benjamin Franklin * Electricity experiments Perhaps the most notable item is: "A Curious Remark on Electricity, from a Gentleman in America, whose ingenious Letters on this Subject will soon be published in a separate Pamphlet...", which includes an extract of a letter by Benjamin Franklin. Other articles include: "A Probable Cure for the Bite of a Mad Dog" "An Historical & Chronological List of the Most Eminent Painters" taking nearly 3 pages; "To find the Magnetick Poles" which includes an illustration; "Precautions requir'd in Inoculation" and much more. Also a full page article: "The Pelican of America" which includes a half page print of it. The two plates ... See More  

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Ends June 06, 2022 07:29

$70.00
197774

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN & George Frederic Handel - Classical Music 1813 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394059620548

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1813 * Ludwig Van Beethoven * George Frideric Handel * Early 19th century music  Under: "Review of New Musical Publications" is: "Mary's Warning: an Arietta, composed with an Accompaniment for the Piano-forte, By Lewis [sic] van Beethoven." The review includes: "We are much pleased with this song. The vocal melody is elegant & pathetic; the accompaniment is tasteful & ingenious...Beethoven is considered by many musicians as the first composer at present living. It has recently been stated...that he had received offers from a foreign government; but that three noblemen of Vienna had engaged him to remain in the Austrian dominions by giving him a salary of 4000 florins." It is r... See More  

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Ends June 04, 2022 15:06

$98.00
197773

James SOMERSETT'S CASE Decision Lord Mansfield Slaves SLAVERY Negro1772 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394059619869

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1773 * James Somersett's case * Slaves - slavery Certainly the most historically significant item in this issue is: "An Argument in the Case of James Somersett, a Negro, Lately Determined in the court...attempted to be Demonstrated the Present Unlawfulness of Domestic Slavery in England" which takes about a full page. This case involves James Somersett, an American slave purchased by Charles Stewart when he was in Boston. Stewart brought Somersett with him when he returned to England in 1769 but in 1771 he escaped. After being recaptured he was imprisoned on a ship & bound for Jamaica to be sold to a plantation for labor. The case was quite convoluted but ultimately became a ... See More  

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Ends June 04, 2022 15:05

$93.00
198105

Colonial AUGUSTA COUNTY Virginia Native Americans INDIANS Warpath 1764 Magazine


eBay Auction Item # 374087243132

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1764  * Colonial Augusta County, Virginia * Indians on the warpath there Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" containing various news reports of the day, including one reading in part: "Advices from the back settlements of Virginia and the colonies are...distressing, the Indians killing...the inhabitants more now than ever. On the frontiers of Augusta county 40 have been killed; in the Narrow Passage five or six families; at Side's Creek one or two; at Woodstock four...words cannot describe the fright, terror, and misery of the back inhabitants...", plus word that some of the tribes had the small pox. Says the Indians might begin to sue for peace because they believed the Engl... See More  

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Ends May 27, 2022 07:58

$44.99
197451

Revolutionary War NEW ENGLAND America MAP New York City Captured 1776 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374032498755

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1776  * Capture of New York City * Rare Connecticut & Rhode Island map * American Revolutionary War This issue begins with "Proceedings in the House  of Commons..." which includes discussion on the Revolutionary War, including: "...Nothing could have afforded me so much satisfaction as to have been able to inform you...that the troubles which have so long distracted my colonies in North America were at an end; and that my unhappy people, recovered from their delusion, had delivered themselves from the oppression of their leaders, & returned to their duty; but so daring & desperate is the spirit of those leaders...that they have now openly renounced all allegiance to the crown & a... See More  

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Ends May 20, 2022 13:42

$510.00
197417

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394036395976

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: 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 lightning 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 May 18, 2022 13:14

$88.00
197368

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE John Hancock Type Signed 1776 HISTORIC Bound Volume


eBay Fixed Price Item # 374023561752

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, England, complete bound volume of six months for July thru December, 1776 plus the Supplement issue as well. * Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text * As reported from Great Britain * Entire bound volume intacted It would be difficult to argue for a more important document in American history than the Declaration of Independence. It remains a desire of most collectors to find issues containing reference to it, and ultimately a contemporary printing of the actual document. With American newspaper printings commanding $100,000 or more in nice condition--if available--here is an opportunity for a period printing at a very reasonable price. And this is one of the less com... See More  

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Ends May 15, 2022 09:43

$4,150.00
197052

REVOLUTIONARY WAR Peace Restored ? British General WILLIAM HOWE 1777 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394009979024

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, June, 1777 * General William Howe * Revolutionary War * Restoring peace Nearly five pages are taken up with: "Debate in the House of Lords...Relative to the American War" which obviously has much concerning the Revolution, including reference to America declaring itself independent. Another page has a "Proclamation" signed in type by William Howe, from New York, on "...Restoring peace to the colonies..." which is good reading. Near the back is a great & detailed: "Extract of a letter from Howe to Germaine" from New York, talking of battles at Danbury Bound Brook, plus other affairs in the vicinity, taking a full page. This is followed by a letter to "Earl Percy on his leaving Rhod... See More  

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Ends April 30, 2022 14:51

$69.00
197050

SIEGE OF SAVANNAH Georgia Benjamin Lincoln - Captain James Cook 1780 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394009978650

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1780  * Siege of Savannah - Georgia * Benjamin Lincoln letter * Captain James Cook - South Seas Near the back is a section headed: "Advices Received from America" which includes: "Gen. Lincoln's Letter to Congress on the defeat of the combined Army before Georgia" with a dateline of Charleston, Oct. 22, 1779. This letter concerns the battle for Savannah & takes nearly a full page, signed in type: B. Lincoln, and includes mention of the death of Count Pulaski. Also of great interest is a nice article headed: "Some Account of New Zealand. Capt. Cook in Great Danger". Included with this article is the referenced full page plate captioned: "View of an Arched Rock on the Coast o... See More  

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Ends April 30, 2022 14:50

$165.00
196958

18th Century ITALY MAP Battle of Culloden SONG Electricty Experiments 1747 News


eBay Fixed Price Item # 394003336229

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1747  * Foldout map of Italy * Foldout plate of Westminster Hall * Song celebrates battle of Culloden victory * Early electricity experiments One of the better articles in this issue is: "Considerations on the State of the Spanish Affairs in their American Dominions" which takes over 2 pages. Over a full pg. is taken up with: "Electrical Experiments Proposed". Among the "Poetical Essays" is one titled: "A Hymn for the 9th of October 1746 being the Thanksgiving day for the Victory over the Rebels at Culloden" which was essentially the end of the Jacobite Rebellion. Included is the nice & very detailed foldout map of: "ITALY..." measuring 9 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches and is in ver... See More  

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Ends April 25, 2022 13:12

$117.00
196430

BATTLE OF FORT OSWEGO New York - French and Indian War Seven Years 1756 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393969974991

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1756  * Battle of Fort Oswego, New York * French and Indian War * Louis-Joseph de Montcalm The primary content includes: "The French Account of the Taking of Oswego" which has over a full page of text with some great, detailed reporting of the battle. Historically very significant with a few points reading: "...on the 14th a body of Canadeans and savages crossed the river...in order to invest & attack the fort on the side of the woods...this bold action...forced the enemy to hang out a white flag....By Virtue of the capitulation the garrison surrendered prisoners of war and the French immediately took possession of Oswego and fort George, which they entirely destroyed...", and mor... See More  

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Ends April 03, 2022 08:56

$98.00
196429

BATTLE OF CULLODEN End of Jacobite Rebellion & Young Pretender 1746 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393969974466

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1746  * Battle of Culloden * End of the Jacobite Rebellion * Bonnie Prince Charlie There is much fine content on the Jacobite Rebellion including the very first article noted in the table of contents as: "The Young Pretender's reasons for Retiring from Stirling & account of his affairs in Scotland, sent to his Father". Additional content on the Rebellion is found in over 8 pages of: "Accounts of the Motions of the Rebels and of the King's Forces from the London Gazette...", which includes numerous reports including "Journal of what passed at Fort William" "Siege of Fort William Raised" and "Rebels Totally Defeated". But by far the most significant item is the ... See More  

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Ends April 03, 2022 08:55

$248.00
196046

BATTLE OF WATERLOO Duke of Wellington vs. Napoleon Bonaparte 1815 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393926463734

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old magazine: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Supplement issue for the January-June volume, 1815 * Battle of Waterloo - Belgium * Duke of Wellington vs. Napoleon I This "Supplement" issue reports one of the more notable military events in European history, the battle of Waterloo in which Napoleon Buonparte was defeated by England's Duke of Wellington. And terrific to have this in a British periodical, from the country which was the victor. The historic report is taken from the famous "London Gazette Extraordinary" issue of June 22, 1815, the one which constantly turns up as a reprint due to its historic desirability. The report carries a dateline of "Waterloo, June 19" and provides extensive coverage of the battle in a 2 1/2 pa... See More  

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Ends March 10, 2022 12:57

$78.00
195957

TREATMENT OF PRISONERS During Revolutionary War George Washington 1795 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393918811920

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  November, 1795 * Re. Revolutionary War prisoners * George Washington & Thomas Gage Included is: "General Gage's Answer to General Washington" dated at Boston, Aug. 13, 1775, which is in response to Washington's complaint that American prisoners were being treated very poorly. Gage does in part: "...Britons, ever per-eminent in mercy...over-looked the criminal in the captive...your prisoners, whose lives by the laws of the land are destined to the cord, have hitherto been treated with care & kindness..." with more, signed in type: Thomas Gage. And this is followed by Washington's response, taking most of a page & signed in type: G. Washington. Near the back: "Intelligence of Importanc... See More  

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Ends March 07, 2022 13:32

$43.00
195956

Music Composer LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Twelve 12 Waltzes Review 1813 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393918809206

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old magazines: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1813 * Ludwig Van Beethoven  Under: "Review of New Musical Publications" is: "Twelve Waltzes, for the Pianoforte, composed by L. Van Beethoven." The review includes: "...While we are recommending these pleasing compositions to our musical readers, let no one suppose that our commendation extends to the disgusting practice of waltzing, a practice which we think is equally destitute of grace, delicacy, and propriety...".  It is rare to find period mention of Ludwig van Beethoven in a publication (he died in 1827). Interesting commentary concerning the waltz. Near the back under "America" is a report concerning Madison's inaugural address, calling it: "...a violent philippic aga... See More  

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Ends March 07, 2022 13:30

$55.00
195502

18th Century TURKEY Hungary & More Balkan Peninsula Foldout MAP 1770 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393861927250

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1770  * Map of Turkey, the Balkan Peninsula, and more. This "Supplement" issue was produced at the end of the year. The prime content is the very nice & very detailed map, labeled in the cartouche as: "A New and Accurate Map of TURKEY IN EUROPE Drawn from the Best Authorities...1770". This map shows the Balkan peninsula and includes the region from then-Germany, to Russia, to the Mediterranean, to the Black Sea & Turkey and includes the heel of the "boot" of Italy (see). Very detailed & in uncommonly nice condition, folding out to measure 10 by 9 1/2 inches. Very nice condition. There is an article: "A Review of the Present State of the War between the Russians and Tur... See More  

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Ends February 10, 2022 14:07

$128.00
195501

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


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393861926685

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1769  * Early America map * Pennsylvania and Maryland * 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 t... See More  

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Ends February 10, 2022 14:07

$455.00
195496

Colonial PHILADELPHIA PA Pennsylvania & English JEWS BILL Jewish 1753 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373864856510

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old magazine: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1753  * The Jew Bill in England * Colonial Philadelphia description Pages 1 through 4 are taken up with a fascinating article titled: "A Compleat View of the Controversy concerning the late Act in favour of the Jews". The subheads include: "Reasons for the Jews Bill and Answers" and "Objections to the Jews Bill and Answers". There are 13 "Objections", each with an answer. Portions of the article are shown in the photos. There is a full page with text and an engraving showing: "A View and Account of the Islands of Nisida, Gaiola, etc." with descriptive text which is presented vertically (unusual format). These islands are in the Bay of Naples. There is also a detailed article ta... See More  

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Ends February 10, 2022 14:05

$118.00
195337

AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR w/ Original South Pole James Cook MAP 1776 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373845510070

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old magazine: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1776  * American Revolutionary War * Original South Pole map This is a fine issue from this significant year of the Revolutionary War, with much war-related content. Included are two pages on an: "Act for Prohibiting all Trade with America" which is followed by an: "Act of Massachusetts Bay for Fitting out Armed Vessels" which takes 3 pages. Also reported here is a: "Declaration of the Continental Congress on a late Proclamation" from England, datelined Philadelphia, Dec. 6, 1775, being their heated response to the King declaring the colonies to be in a state of open rebellion. There is some great text including: "We the delegates of the 13 United Colonies..... See More  

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Ends January 30, 2022 11:57

$365.00
195336

REVOLUTIONARY WAR Long Island New York MAP Benjamin Franklin Ltr. 1778 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393834731866

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1778  * Rare Revolutionary War New York map * Benjamin Franklin letter * Ethan Allen Of great significance is the very nice foldout map headed: "Map of Hudson's River with the Adjacent Country", which shows from Crown Point & Ticonderoga, south to Philadelphia, & also from Long Island to Lake Ontario with considerable detail. This map measures 9 by 13 inches in very nice condition. Trimmed at the bottom right margin to allow the map to fold into the issue, not compromising the border. The first article is: "Debate in the House of Commons" which takes 7 pages and does include discussion on the Revolutionary War, a few of the items including: "...stated the causes that led to t... See More  

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Ends January 30, 2022 11:56

$385.00
195084

Great PHILADELPHIA Revolutionary War Era MAP & Battle of Trenton 1777 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373833909293

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1777 * The Battle of Trenton, New Jersey * Great Revolutionary War map of Philadelphia Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of Philadelphia and Parts Adjacent, by N. Scull & G. Heap" which shows the street grid of Philadelphia plus the various towns, roads, streams & rivers in the greater Phila. vicinity. The map measures 12 by 14 1/2 inches and is in uncommonly great condition. More typically these maps are heavily worn & torn from constant folding & unfolding. The bottom half of the right margin is trimmed close so as to fold into the issue, however no inked areas are compromised. The map is called for on the title/index page of... See More  

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Ends January 20, 2022 14:35

$565.00
194984

Rare TOWN OF BOSTON & Harbor Pre Revolutionary War Foldout MAP 1775 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373828427760

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1775 * Rare pre Revolutionary War map * Town of Boston & it's harbor Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the nice foldout map titled: "A Plan of the Town and Chart of the Harbour of Boston Exhibiting a View of the Islands, Castle Forts, and Entrances into the said Harbour." which measures 12  by 14 1/2 inches with wider margins than typically found. The map is in very nice condition with just a bit of typical ink off-setting from having been folded into itself for over 240 years. Extremely displayable & rarely found in such nice condition, if present at all. This issue also has a nice variety of pre-Revolutionary War content including a "Genuine Copy of ... See More  

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Ends January 15, 2022 15:11

$455.00
194793

INDEPENDENCE HALL Pennsylvania State House Philadelphia Pa PRINT 1752 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373818410919

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1752  * Pennsylvania State House * Philadelphia PA print * Independence Hall Despite the 48 pages of text within this issue the prime content is certainly the full page plate captioned: "A View of the State House in Philadelphia" which would later be known as Independence Hall. This is a print of this famous building 24 years before it would become much more famous. This is one of the earliest prints of this historic building to be had & is quite rare as it is typically missing from this issue. The print has a repair to the bottom margin, just touching some of the caption but not touching the image of the State House. Otherwise in very nice condition. Other items of intere... See More  

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Ends January 07, 2022 11:31

$415.00
194184

BATTLE OF FORT FRONTENAC Ends w/ UK Capture French and Indian War 1758 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373781439745

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1758  * Fort Frontenac captured * French and Indian War The prime content would be a report from the French and Indian War  prefaced with: "The following is Col. Bradstreet's Letter to Gen. Abercrombie after the Reduction of Fort Frontenac" with a dateline of Oswego, Aug. 31, 1758 & a nice account of the battle, the site of present-day Kingston, Ontario. The report begins: "I landed with the troops within a mile of fort Frontenac without opposition the 25th: the garrison surrendered prisoner of war the 27th...It was a square fort of 100 yards the exterior side and had in it 110 men..." with more. This event was led by English Col. John Bradstreet. Included also is the list of... See More  

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Ends December 05, 2021 09:22

$85.00
194183

SIEGE OF BERGEN-OP-ZOOM Austrian War of Succession Dutch Republic 1747 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393679189524

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1747  This issue features a full page plate which includes several illustrations. Plus over a full page is taken up with a sheet of music. Articles include: "Letter of a Persian Spy" "Papists Charged with Irreligion & Cruelty" "Inconveniences of Hoop Petticoats" "Solar Eclipse Calculated" "French Charged with Barbarous Cruelty" among many others. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has various news reports from throughout Europe. Included is a report headed: "Progress of the Siege of Bergen-op-Zoom" which takes over a full page. Lacking the map called for. Complete in 56 pages, 5 by 8 1/4 inches, full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's... See More  

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Ends December 05, 2021 09:21

$29.00
194182

Rare 18th Century REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA Western Hemisphere MAP 1776 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373781438228

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1776  The prime feature of this issue is the great map showing all of the western hemisphere titled: "A New Projection of the Western Hemisphere of the Earth on a Plane shewing the proportions of its several parts nearly as on a Globe, By J. Hardy, at Eton College."  The map is dated at the bottom: "by F. Newbery, Ludgate Street, May 1, 1776".  It measures 9 by 11 1/4 inches, in very nice, clean condition. There is a related article within this issue concerning the map. The issue begins with some lengthy: "Debates in the Present Parliament" continued from a previous issue, with much discussion concerning the situation in America. Near the beginning is: "...the following measures... See More  

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Ends December 05, 2021 09:20

$345.00
193645

Best KING GEORGE II of Great Britain DEATH - French and Indian War 1760 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373749942705

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1760  * George II of Great Britain death * French and Indian War Contains a lengthy article: "An Account of the Taking of Montreal & the subjecting all Canada to the Crown of Great Britain, from the Letters of Maj. Gen. Amherst...". This article takes over 3 pages. It is followed by another nice article: "Description of the Town of Mont Royal, commonly called Montreal..." and this is followed by: "Translation of a very Extraordinary Letter...Before the Arrival of our Troops at Montreal".  The corresponding map, "A Particular Map to Illustrated Gen. Amherst's Expedition to Montreal with a Plan of the Town & Draught of the Island", is not present. Among other articles in this issue... See More  

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Ends November 08, 2021 10:10

$89.00
193568

Rare WEST FLORIDA Louisiana Pensacola FL Mississippi River MAP 1772 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373747976385

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, February, 1772  * Nice map of "West Florida" * Pensacola, Florida, to New Orleans, Louisiana * Plate of a rare bird from the Hudson Bay Certainly the most notable item in this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of Part of WEST FLORIDA" from Pensacola to the Mouth of Iberville River, with a View to shew the Proper Spot for a Settlement on the Mississippi." The map shows much detail (see) and includes a nice inset of a "Plan for a New Settlement". This area is present-day Pensacola, Florida to the river delta at New Orleans, and includes Biloxi, Mississippi and Mobile, Alabama. The map measures 8 by 14 inches. Relating to this foldout map is a lengthy article title... See More  

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Ends November 06, 2021 14:33

$435.00
193458

CAPTURE OF NEW YORK Battle of Long Island Revolutionary War 1776 London Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373741326867

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE WESTMINSTER MAGAZINE, London, November, 1776  * Capture of New York City * American Independence * Great year to have (1776) * Revolutionary War Certainly a very uncommon title from the 18th century, formatted much like the more common 'Gentleman's Magazine" or the era. A speech in Parliament mentions the hope that Americans would return to their allegiance to the King, but: "...that they have now openly renounced all allegiance to the Crown and all political connection with this Country: They have rejected...the means of conciliation..." and more. Further debates in Parliament are noted here as well. Then a: "Declaration" by Viscount Richard Howe and General William Howe announcing that the king might be dispos... See More  

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Ends November 01, 2021 07:44

$190.00
193455

British Troops ESCAPE NEW YORK Revolutionary War Ending Events 1783 UK Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393605472451

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1783  * Loyalists escaping New York Included is the: "Definitive Treaty of Peace..." between England and Spain, signed at Versailles on Sept. 3, 1783. This treaty takes nearly 2 pages & was part of the process of creating the treaty which ended the Revolutionary War in America. Also included under: "American Intelligence" is a letter from Sir Guy Carleton from New York City, concerning the evacuation of that place by the British. There is also an extract of proceedings of the New York Assembly at Peekskill, and a letter from Boston which is a congratulatory address to General George Washington. Both plates called for are present. Complete in 88 pages, full title/content... See More  

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Ends November 01, 2021 07:42

$69.00
192022

Rare NIAGARA FALLS View Print - Charleston SC South Carolina 1751 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373668954069

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1751  * Rare engraving of Niagara Falls * Charleston, South Carolina The prime feature of this issue is the very nice full page plate captioned: "A View of the Fall of Niagara" which is accompanied by an article taking over 2 pages on Niagara Falls. Note: this plate is actually called for in the February issue but is more commonly found here so as to accompany the related article. There is another full page allegorical plate. There are engravings of several fish and a two-headed snake, and a half page engraving of two "Rice Birds" with a related article on the devastation they cause in South Carolina. Among the other articles noted in the table of co... See More  

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Ends September 02, 2021 12:50

$195.00
190690

ACT PROHIBITING IMPORTATION OF SLAVES Trade to United States 1807 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373603902748

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, March, 1807  Under: "Abstract of Foreign Occurrences" is a brief yet notable report: "The American Congress has passed a bill for the abolition of the slave trade, by a majority of 24---the numbers being ayes 73, noes 49." This refers to the significant "Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves" which was signed into law on March 2, 1807, to become effective January 1, 1808. Also of Judaica interest is: "Abstract of an Exhortation Delivered by the Rev. Solomon Hirschel, at the Great Synagogue, Duke's Place...Printed handsome in Hebrew & English and Circulated among the Jews."  And under "Review of New Publications" is over a page taken up with: "The Stranger in American: Containing Obs... See More  

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Ends July 04, 2021 10:44

$55.00
190689

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


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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
190657

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


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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
189592

EFFECTS OF OPIUM Poppy Tears in the 18th Century 1763 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373549972705

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1763  * Effects of opium in the 18th century Among the articles within this issued are: "An Account of the Effects of Opium as a Poison with the Method of Cure & Proper Directions what to do...", "Proposal for Establishing a National Bank" "M. Condamine's Journey into Italy" "Description of a Lamp to Light a Whole Town" which has a full page plate showing different views of it (see); and other items. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which contains the latest news reports, mostly European. Contains both full page plates called for. Complete in 52 pages, 5 by 8 inches, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, very nice, clean condition. A ... See More  

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Ends May 21, 2021 07:51

$57.00
189205

JONATHAN SWIFT Anglo-Irish Satirist Poet Dean Cleric DEATH 1745 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373522582680

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1745  A highlight of this issue is the interesting and unusual full page engraving of: "A Plan of the City of Edinburgh" which has much detail, showing the castle as well, and includes a rather large key to various locations as well. Further on is a very detailed article: "Description of the City of Edinburgh". Another significant item is the very early printing of the United Kingdom's national anthem "God Save The King" headed: "A Song for Two Voices...". The earliest printing of this song was in 1744. This edition is just one year later. There is much text on: "The Rebels Account of the Battle of Gladsmuir" and "Journal of Sir John Cope's Army" which includes a full page eng... See More  

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Ends May 01, 2021 14:28

$148.00
188469

FORT STANWIX John Johnson Siege Revolutionary War Ben Franklin 1779 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393172995572

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1779  * Ben Franklin's book is reviewed (brief) * Fort Stanwix report * Captain Cook's ships observed? Near the back is a review of a book titled: "Political, Miscellaneous, & Philosophical Pieces, Written by Benjamin Franklin...". Some talk of "American News" near the back, with mention that: "...Fort Stanwix was surprized & taken by Sir John Johnson...at the head of 1500 loyalists & Indian warriors; that there were only 100 rebel troops in the garrison...that a convoy of provisions & warlike stores were intercepted in going to the rebel army sufficient to supply the loyalists in that garrison during the winter." Another report tells of Sir Geo. Collier and the treatmen... See More  

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Ends April 04, 2021 15:17

$65.00
188238

COLONIAL AMERICA Town Layout Diagram Pre Revolutionary War Tensions1770 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373473608243

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old magazine: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1770  Perhaps the most intriguing item in this issue is a fascinating article titled: "New Plan for an American Town" which takes over a full page and which includes an interesting and unusual print of it (see). A legend of the various parts of the town is included as well, including the "common land" the "public squares" and various other aspects of such a town. No doubt many 18th century towns in the colonies were laid out using this plan. Also of great interest are over two pages headed "American Affairs" which is mostly taken up with a letter: "To the Betrayed Inhabitants of the City & Colony of New York" which is terrific reading on the harsh treatment of the colonists by th... See More  

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Ends March 24, 2021 09:04

$87.00
186221

Early GEORGE WASHINGTON French & Indian War Gov. Robert Dinwiddie 1755 Magazine


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Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1755  * Early George Washington * Governor Robert Dinwiddie There are no less than two high points in this issue, the first being an article headed: "Gov. Dinwiddie's Speech to the Assembly of Virginia" in which he relates various reports from the French & Indian War, including mention of  "...general Braddock, commander in chief of all his majesty's forces on this continent..." and others. There is also a report reading in part: "The poor men who suffered at the meadows with colonel Washington recommend to your favour as they were disabled in the service of their country...".  This is very early & rather rare mention of George Washington, when he was just 23 years old. The very fir... See More  

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Ends January 02, 2021 10:54

$220.00
185547

18th Century VERACRUZ San Juan de Ulua Castle Port New Spain MAP 1782 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 393002467732

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old magazine: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1740  The prime feature of this issue is the nice foldout map of Vera Cruz, Castle of San Juan, Port of New Spain titled: "A Plan of the City and Harbour of La Vera Cruz and the Castle of San Juan De Ulua, being the Key of Traffick and the Principal Port of New Spain", folding out to measure 6 1/4 by 7 1/2 inches, with hand-tinted highlights (rare). There is a related article headed: "Account of the Strength of Fort St. Augustine in Florida, the Nearest Settlement of the Spaniards to Georgia, Vera Cruz, in the Gulf of Mexico, and St. Jago de Cuba." which mentions James Oglethorpe with text including: "...About 7 leagues below Fort St. Augustine are two forts, the one on the north and the... See More  

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Ends December 04, 2020 15:09

$138.00
184096

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Classical Period Music Composer DEATH 1791 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392928044376

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1791  * Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart death (1st report) * Musical composer - Classical music era original Presented inconspicuously among other death reports is a brief yet very notable report on the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, ending with a prophetic comment:  " At Vienna, Wolfgang Mozart, the celebrated German composer. By his death the musical world will sustain an irreparable loss."  He died on December 5 making this a very timely report. Also of curious interest is a report mentioning the finding of a stone pipe presented to William Penn by the Indians, as well as the text of the: "Epitaph On a Tomb-stone...To the memory of the venerable John Wesley...", the Father ... See More  

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Ends October 02, 2020 07:29

$355.00
183277

18th Century FREE TRADE w/ America King George II Era 1738 British Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392884121493

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1738 * Pre-taxation trade with America Near the back is a letter to the King which contains a request and suggested resolutions providing for the safe passage and free trade of subjects of the King an and about the Americas. The response from the King includes: "I am sensibly touch'd with the many hardships & injuries sustained by my trading subjects in America from the cruelties & unjust depredations of the Spaniards...". Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Characters of Queen Elizabeth & King James I by a French Ambassador" "Chaucer the Father of English Poetry" "Tempting of Adam not Satan's first Sin" "A Dog Endow'd with an Extraordinary Gift" ... See More  

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Ends August 24, 2020 09:32

$42.00
183132

HMS VICTORY First-Rate Ship of the Line Royal Navy LOST 1744 British Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 373121162153

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1744 * HMS Victory has been lost... 255 years later it is found! Certainly the most notable item in this issue is the report referencing the sinking of the British ship H.M.S. Victory. A report dated February 5, 2009 from the "Best Syndication News" service brings this event into the 21st century with its breaking news reading: "The HMS Victory ship sunk in stormy seas back in 1744 but it wasn’t until this week, when an American company called Odyssey discovered what they call “the most significant shipwreck discovery in history.” The HMS Victory was a warship that had a crew of around 1,100 that died when it went underwater. The estimated treasures with gold... See More  

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Ends August 20, 2020 09:22

$74.00
183024

Lord Cornwallis SURRENDER OF YORKTOWN Virginia Revolutionary War 1781 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392874197650

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE LONDON MAGAZINE, London, December and the Appendix issue for the year 1781 * Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis * Surrender at Yorktown VA Virginia * Revolutionary War from the enemy Certainly the most historic report in this issue--and perhaps in any issue from the Revolutionary War--is that near the back of the issue under "American Affairs". It is an "Extract of a Letter from Sir Henry Clinton to...George Germain..." dated at New York, Nov. 13, 1781, which has: "In my last dispatch...my fears respecting the state of the army in Virginia. It now gives me the deepest concern to inform you that they were but too well founded..." with more on the introduction of the: "Letter from Lt. General Earl Cornwalli... See More  

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Ends August 15, 2020 14:46

$375.00
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