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The 1600's & 1700's

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565303

Displayable newspaper very early in the 18th century...

Item #565303
THE POST BOY, London, England, 1711-1714  This newspaper ranks among the more displayable titles from the eighteenth century, and is very early as well. The masthead features two engravings in the corners, one of a mounted newsboy trumpeting the news, and the other of an angelic figure doing the same.

A single sheet newspaper containing various news reports from Europe with part of the back ... See More  

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$33.00
644852

The "Spectator" newspaper by Addison & Steele......

Item #644852

June 08, 1711

THE SPECTATOR, London, June 8, 1711 This is one of the more famous "coffee-house" newspapers of the early 18th century, done by the famed Addison & Steele. A single sheet newspaper measuring 7 1/2 by 12 inches, nice condition.

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$45.00
559480

The oldest continuously published English language newspaper...

Item #559480
(5) THE LONDON GAZETTE (2nd-rate/dmg.)  A  lot of five issues of the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, all from the early 1700's (1712-1729), priced at a bargain due to  being a blend of 2nd rate and slightly damaged issues. A great opportunity for authentic issues from the early 18th century at a fraction of their typical cost. The image shown... See More  

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$44.00
649221

Early and notable 18th century title... Addison & Steele...

Item #649221
THE SPECTATOR, London, England, 1712  One of the more famous of the early newspapers and by the famed Addison & Steele. Nice condition, trimmed, some light browning. A single sheet issue measuring 8 by 11 1/2 inches. Red ink stamps do not appear to be present.

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$36.00
649293

The oldest continuously published English language newspaper...

Item #649293
(5) THE LONDON GAZETTE  A  lot of five issues of the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, all from the early 1700's (1712-1729), priced at a bargain due to  being a blend of 2nd rate and slightly damaged issues. A great opportunity for authentic issues from the early 18th century at a fraction of their typical cost. The image shown is just an exam... See More  

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$44.00
669849

Very rare variant title to celebrate the Treaty of Utrecht...

Item #669849

February 03, 1713

PAX, PAX; OR, A PACIFICK POST BOY, London, February 3, 1712/13  A very rare, variant title of the "Post-Boy" newspaper, the change in title [Peace, Peace] due to the Treaty of Utrecht just agreed upon. The Treaty of Utrecht was essentially a series of treaties involving various European countries which put an end to the War of Spanish Succession. The agreement noted in this issue wa... See More  

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$430.00
652006

The Treaty of Utrecht (France and Portugal)...

Item #652006
THE POST-BOY, London, May 16, 1713 



* Peace of Utrecht - treaty

* War of the Spanish Succession




This issue begins with: "The TREATY of Peace Between his Most Christian Majesty and his Royal Highness of SAVOY, Concluded at Utrecht, April 11, 1713.

This was one of the treaties of Utrecht. The Treaty of Utrecht was an historic agreement among various European powers, with France bei... See More  

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$265.00
665900

1713 newspaper edited by the famed Jonathan Swift...

Item #665900

June 26, 1713

THE EXAMINER, London, June 26, 1713 



* Rare 18th century publication



This editorial-format newspaper was edited by the famed Jonathan Swift at this time (of Gulliver's Travels fame), It promoted a Tory perspective on British politics, at a time when Queen Anne had replaced Whig ministers with Tories.



Complete as a single sheet newspaper as was typical of the day, about 7 1/2 by 1... See More  

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$56.00
636850

Newspaper edited by the famed Jonathan Swift...

Item #636850

July 01, 1713

THE EXAMINER, London, 1713  This editorial-format newspaper was edited by the famed Jonathan Swift at this time (of Gulliver's Travels fame), It promoted a Tory perspective on British politics, at a time when Queen Anne had replaced Whig ministers with Tories.

Complete as a single sheet newspaper as was typical of the day, 7 1/2 by 13 inches, nice condition.

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$56.00
637724

Newspaper edited by the famed Jonathan Swift...

Item #637724

July 01, 1713

THE EXAMINER, London, 1713  This editorial-format newspaper was edited by the famed Jonathan Swift at this time (of Gulliver's Travels fame), It promoted a Tory perspective on British politics, at a time when Queen Anne had replaced Whig ministers with Tories.

Complete as a single sheet newspaper as was typical of the day, 7 1/2 by 13 inches, nice condition.

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$56.00
646290

Newspaper edited by the famed Jonathan Swift...

Item #646290

July 01, 1713

THE EXAMINER, London, 1713  This editorial-format newspaper was edited by the famed Jonathan Swift at this time (of Gulliver's Travels fame), It promoted a Tory perspective on British politics, at a time when Queen Anne had replaced Whig ministers with Tories.

Complete as a single sheet newspaper as was typical of the day, 7 1/2 by 13 inches, nice condition.

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$56.00
656181

Newspaper edited by the famed Jonathan Swift...

Item #656181

July 01, 1713

THE EXAMINER, London, 1713  This editorial-format newspaper was edited by the famed Jonathan Swift at this time (of Gulliver's Travels fame), It promoted a Tory perspective on British politics, at a time when Queen Anne had replaced Whig ministers with Tories.

Complete as a single sheet newspaper as was typical of the day, 7 1/2 by 13 inches, nice condition.

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$56.00
655256

Handsome & early newspaper for display...

Item #655256

June 01, 1714

THE POST BOY, London, England, June 1, 1714  



* Rare & early 18th century issue

* Nice masthead engravings




The front of the issue has a dateline Petersburg in which they were experienced such a sudden thaw that earlier in the day, they crossed the Nerva by carriages but by evening they crossed by boat.

From Hague, "...the Court was under a great Consternation, because that Pr... See More  

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$48.00
666764

Set of five different mastheads for the same title...

Item #666764

May 21, 1715

THE POST BOY, London  Here is an interesting set of five different issues dating from 1706, 1715, 1719, 1729 and 1734.



* Rare & early 18th century issues (5)

* Nice masthead engravings (different)




As was often the case newspapers which existed over 30 years the masthead would often change, sometimes subtly. Here is a set with each masthead being slightly different, the earliest 2 w... See More  

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$111.00
670108

John Floyer appointed Secretary of New-England...

Item #670108

May 24, 1715

THE POST-BOY, London, May 24, 1715 



* Rare & early 18th century issue

* Nice masthead engravings




The back page has a brief report mentioning America: "John Floyer, Esq; is appointed Secretary of New-England, in the room of Isaac Addington, lately deceas'd."

A single sheet newspaper, 8 1/2 by 14 inches, scattered foxing, two handsome engravings in the masthead. Nice c... See More  

Item from Catalog 297 (released for August, 2020)...

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$48.00
639180

Death of the Queen's occultist, an itinerant quack...

Item #639180

May 26, 1715

THE POST BOY, London, May 26, 1715 



* Rare & early 18th century issue

* Nice masthead engravings

* William Read death

* Occultist - itinerant quack




A handsome issue with the two nice, detailed engravings in the masthead. The back page has a brief item: "The same day, Sir William Read, his Majesty's Ocultist in Chief, died at Rochester; he was the most expert of all those... See More  

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$59.00
660360

Handsome, early, displayable newspaper from 1715...

Item #660360

July 16, 1715

THE POST BOY, London, July 16, 1715 



* Rare & early 18th century issue

* Nice masthead engravings




This is one of our favorite early newspapers as it is single sheet, small folio size, and has two great engravings in the masthead making it very nice for display (see images). The front page has various reports from throughout Europe while most of the back page is taken up with ads.

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$33.00
660371

Very rare & early British title... Published by Richard Steele...

Item #660371

July 25, 1715

THE ENGLISHMAN, London, July 25, 1715  This is one of the more rare British titles from the early part of the 18th century, published by the famed Richard Steele and being a continuation of his newspaper "The Guardian". It ran for just 95 issues. One writer noted it: "...targeted (and to some degree, created) the rising London middle class, both men and women, offering readers ... See More  

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$68.00
621232

A sermon preached...

Item #621232

January 01, 1716

Pamphlet titled: "The Christian Subject's Duty to His Lawful Prince, In A SERMON Preach'd January the 30th 1716...", from London, England. This sermon was delivered by Luke Milbourne, Rector of St. Ethelburga's. This pamphlet has a full title page dated 1716, bordered in black (see). Measures 4 3/4 by 7 1/2 inches, complete in 38 pages, terrific condition.

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$59.00
639519

Actions in the House of Commons...

Item #639519

March 27, 1716

VOTES OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, London, England, March 27, 1716 



* Early 18th century title



A rare British newspaper much the size of other titles of the day. As the title suggests the content concerns topics considered in the House of Commons including: "...to enquire into Abuses practised in the manufacturing Tobacco, had made some Progress in the Examination of that Matter, ... See More  

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$37.00
666580

A displayable newspaper...

Item #666580

July 07, 1716

THE POST BOY, London, July 7, 1716 



* Rare title w/ nice masthead



One of the nicer mastheads of the 18th century as it features two handsome engravings (see). Various news reports from Europe. The back page is mostly filled with advertisements and notices.

Complete as a single sheet newspaper, measures 8 1/4 by 14 inches, very nice condition.... See More  

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$37.00
642857

Nice item on Sir Christopher Wren...

Item #642857

September 08, 1716

THE POST BOY, Sept. 8, 1716 



* Sir Christopher Wren replaced

* Displayable masthead



Near the top of the back page is a very significant item on the famous architect Sir Christopher Wren. The report reads: "Christopher Wren, Esq., is removed from being Clerk of his Majesty's Works, and is succeeded by John Mercer Esq., formerly belonging to Mr. How's Office, as pay-master o... See More  

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$250.00
620495

Early British pamphlet...

Item #620495

January 01, 1717

British pamphlet titled: "An ANSWER to The Reverend Dr. Snape's LETTER to the Bishop of Bangor...", published in London, 1717 as noted on the titlepg. in Roman numerals (see). It must have been a popular piece as this is "The twelfth edition". A 48 pg. pamphlet measuring 4 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches, in very nice condition.

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$49.00
643074

Unusual format...

Item #643074

August 29, 1717

THE EVENING POST, London, Aug. 29, 1717  This was the newspaper upon which the word "evening" first appeared in any newspaper title when it began in 1706. A very handsome issue which has a very interesting & unusual format. Much news from Europe on pages 1 and 2, with half of page 3 being blank, with a nice rd tax stamp, and  over half of the back page blank.

Four pages, n... See More  

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$57.00
642863

A handsome newspaper... ships sailing to America...

Item #642863

January 01, 1718

THE POST BOY, London, January 1, 1718  A handsome issue with the two nice, detailed engravings in the masthead. The front page contains an article from Madrid pertaining to the current health condition of the King and that he had also just celebrated his 36th birthday.

Reports from Dartmouth provides information of ships Friendship, Mary, Partridge and Amity which had sailed to or from Ameri... See More  

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$66.00
643067

World's first daily newspaper...

Item #643067

January 04, 1718

THE DAILY COURANT, London, Jan. 4, 1718 



* Rare 18th century title



This was the world's first successful daily newspaper, and is a landmark issue for any newspaper collection as such having begun in 1702. As would be imagined the issue is almost entirely taken up with various European reports, with half of the back page taken up with advertisements.

Complete as a single sheet newsp... See More  

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$115.00
643070

World's first daily newspaper...

Item #643070

January 04, 1718

THE DAILY COURANT, London, Jan. 4, 1718  This was the world's first successful daily newspaper, and is a landmark issue for any newspaper collection as such, having begun in 1702. As would be imagined the issue is almost entirely taken up with various European reports, with half of the back page taken up with advertisements.

Complete as a single sheet newspaper measuring 7 by 13 1/4 inch... See More  

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$115.00
642933

A handsome newspaper... grave digger arrested...

Item #642933

April 01, 1718

THE POST BOY, London, April 1, 1718  A handsome issue with the two nice, detailed engravings in the masthead. The backpage contains an article "On Saturday Night the Assizes ended at Kingston, where 15 Persons received Sentence of Death... The Grave-Digger of S. Saviours, who was convicted of stealing dead Bodies out of their Graves, was fined 40 s. and two Years Imprisonment..."

T... See More  

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$58.00
671749

1718 World's oldest daily newspaper...

Item #671749

September 16, 1718

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 16, 1718



* Early 18th century



This issue is over 300 years old. Various news from London and other parts of Europe and more. This title is the oldest continuously published daily newspaper in the world which began in 1665 and is still in existence today. Also with some interesting advertisements as well.

A complete single sheet newspaper measuring about 7... See More  

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$28.00
644588

Mention of New Spain and the West Indies...

Item #644588

November 18, 1718

THE DAILY POST-BOY, London, Nov. 18, 1718 



* Rare title



The front page begins with a report noting: "...to get ready...a flotilla for Vera Cruz...whose lading was to be fruit...should not be done till the year 1719 by reason of the superabundance of goods yet remaining in New Spain...these vessels should bring back the returns of fruit & commodities still unsold in the West Ind... See More  

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$59.00
180039

At a reduced price... Early issues with the great masthead...

Item #180039
THE POST-BOY, London, 1720's (2nd-rate)  A lot of 5 issues of this early title with the great masthead containing two engravings. Lightly inked or other minor problem causing them to be a bit '2nd rate'. Offered at a considerable discount. The generic photo shows what the newspaper looks like when in good condition.

If an image(s) is shown, it is only representative of the style and condition of what you will receive. Actual items will vary.

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$90.00
559396

Early issues with the great masthead...

Item #559396
THE POST-BOY, London, 1720's  A lot of five issues of this early & decorative title with which great masthead featuring two engravings (see). Offered at a substantial discount. Single sheet and in good condition.

If an image(s) is shown, it is only representative of the style and condition of what you will receive. Actual items will vary.

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$125.00
649232

Early issues with the great masthead...

Item #649232
THE POST-BOY, London, 1720's  A lot of five issues of this early & decorative title with which great masthead featuring two engravings (see). Offered at a substantial discount. Single sheet and in good condition.

If an image(s) is shown, it is only representative of the style and condition of what you will receive. Actual items will vary.

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$125.00
649273

At a reduced price... Early issues with the great masthead...

Item #649273
THE POST-BOY, London, 1720's (2nd-rate)  A lot of 5 issues of this early title with the great masthead containing two engravings. Lightly inked or other minor problem causing them to be a bit '2nd rate'. Offered at a considerable discount. The generic photo shows what the newspaper looks like when in good condition.

If an image(s) is shown, it is only representative of the style and condition of what you will receive. Actual items will vary.

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$90.00
669364

Great 18th century issue for display...

Item #669364

January 30, 1720

THE WEEKLY JOURNAL OR SATURDAY'S POST, London, Jan. 30, 1720



* Great masthead engraving

* Early 18th century original




This title has one of the more beautiful & intricately engraved mastheads to be seen, and this issue has a particularly lightly-inked impression. Various news items from Europe.

Present are all 6 pages, as more typically the back leaf is lacking as it was often loos... See More  

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$47.00
659981

See the displayable front page from the 18th century...

Item #659981

December 31, 1720

THE POST-BOY, London, December 31, 1720 



* Nice masthead engravings



One of my favorite 18th century newspapers with the two nice engravings in the masthead, plus the very decorative first letter in the text (see). Various European reports.

Single sheet, 8 1/2 by 14 1/8 inches, very nice, displayable condition.

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$38.00
208020

One of the finest mastheads to be found...

Item #208020
THE WEEKLY JOURNAL OR SATURDAY'S POST, London, 1721 Noted in the masthead: "With Freshest Advices Foreign & Domestick". See the photo for one of the most ornate and intricately engraved mastheads to be had, perfect for display. Complete 6 pg. issue with various news of the day and ads as well. The exact date of the issue you receive will differ from that shown but the format &... See More  

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$51.00
648792

See the handsome masthead...

Item #648792

March 31, 1722

THE LONDON JOURNAL, England, March 31, 1722 



* Great masthead engraving

* Early 18th century original




One of the more decorative mastheads to be found, which includes a nice view of the skyline of London along with coat-of-arms insets in the upper corners. The first letter on the front page is extremely ornate as well (see).

Filled with various news reports of the day including crime ... See More  

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$105.00
120160

Handsome display newspaper from the early 1700's...

Item #120160
THE POST-BOY, London, 1723-1726  A very nice single sheet newspaper featuring two handsome engravings in the masthead (see). Various news from Great Britain and the continent of Europe, plus a partial red tax stamp on the reverse. Measures about 14 1/4 by 8 1/8 inches, nice condition and great for display.

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$48.00
649264

Handsome display newspaper from the early 1700's...

Item #649264
THE POST-BOY, London, 1723-1726  A very nice single sheet newspaper featuring two handsome engravings in the masthead (see). Various news from Great Britain and the continent of Europe, plus a partial red tax stamp on the reverse. Measures 14 1/4 by 8 1/8 inches, nice condition and great for display.

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$48.00
656972

Quite uncommon from London...

Item #656972

February 14, 1723

THE TRUE BRITON, London, Feb. 14, 1723-4 



* Early 18th century



The double date is due to the use of both the Julian & Gregorian calendars at the time. A quite uncommon single sheet newspaper which has comparatively large lettering in the masthead. Rather than present news reports, this newspaper  is almost entirely editorial with much on politics. The back page includes "A... See More  

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$47.00
666189

A large & decorative masthead... Avoiding taxation...

Item #666189

May 17, 1723

THE ORIGINAL LONDON POST OR, HEATHCOTE'S INTELLIGENCE, London, England, May 17, 1723



* Great masthead engraving

* Very rare title




A rare title with the text running continuously from issue to issue, the lead sentence is the completion of the last sentence from the previous issue. This was done by several periodicals during this period to avoid the tax on newspapers. This format classifi... See More  

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$58.00
620617

Quite uncommon from London...

Item #620617

November 18, 1723

THE TRUE BRITON, London, Nov. 18, 1723 A quite uncommon single sheet newspaper which has comparatively large lettering in the masthead. Rather than present news reports, this newspaper  is almost entirely editorial, with much on politics. The back page has various "Advertisement".

Complete as a single sheet, close-trimmed at the top of the back pg.  affects the top line, other... See More  

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$38.00
601262

A large & decorative masthead... Avoiding taxation...

Item #601262

December 24, 1723

THE ORIGINAL LONDON POST OR, HEATHCOTE'S INTELLIGENCE, London, England, December 24, 1723 



* Great masthead engraving 

* Very rare title
 



A rare title with the text running continuously from issue to issue, the lead sentence is the completion of the last sentence from the previous issue. This was done by several periodicals during this period to avoid the tax on newspaper... See More  

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$62.00
643078

Convicts being sent to the American plantations...

Item #643078

September 07, 1725

THE WHITEHALL EVENING-POST, London, Sept. 7, 1725 



* Rare 18th century title

* Convicts to America




This is the earliest issue of this title we have offered. The front page has a nice item: "Yesterday in the evening four young follows, order's for transportation, were brought from Reading jail to Newgate, in order to be sent with the next convicts to the American Plantations.&... See More  

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$144.00
120436

The oldest newspaper in the world...

Item #120436
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, dates ranging from 1726 to 1730. This is the oldest continually published newspaper in the world, having begun in 1665 and is still being published today. Reporting is almost entirely concerned with Parliamentary items and European news with some advertisements near the back of the issue.

The photo below is "generic" however the issue you will receive, datin... See More  

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$18.00
667178

a rare mention of women pirates...

Item #667178

May 28, 1726

MIST'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, May 28, 1726 



* Very rare mention of Woman pirates

* Rare 18th century title




The back page contains a neat advertisement (see) for a book just published, which is: "A General History of the PYRATES, from their first settlement in the island of Providence to the present time; with the remarkable actions and adventures of the two Female Pyrates Ma... See More  

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$165.00
120023
Item #120023
MIST'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, England, 1727  See the photo for the very nice front page of this 4 page newspaper, which includes a very nicely inked red tax stamp in the lower right corner. This issue has much news from Europe, and includes many ads as well, a few of which are illustrated. This issue measures 10 by 11 1/2 inches and is in great condition with untrimmed edges. An early an... See More  

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$35.00
648795

One of the less common early British newspapers...

Item #648795

September 30, 1727

MIST'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, Sept. 30, 1727 



* Rare 18th century title

* Partial red tax stamp




A quite uncommon title containing a wide variety of news of the day A wealth of ad including five illustrated ads on the back page.

Four pages, partial red tax stamp on the front page, 9 1/4 by 13 1/4 inches, minor archival mend inside, good condition.... See More  

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$46.00
205901

One of the most detailed engraved mastheads to be had...

Item #205901
THE NORWICH GAZETTE, England, 1728 (with a full red-inked tax stamp on the front page). See the photo below for the tremendous detail in the masthead of this early newspaper, showing the skyline of Norwich. Individual buildings and even the windows can be seen in this woodblock engraving. There are insets in the upper corners as well, one showing the patron Saint George slaying a dragon. Complete ... See More  

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$110.00
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