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The 1600's & 1700's
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day including... See More
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* 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, command... See More
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ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, England, 1756
* 18th century original document
Nice full title page has an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Inside has an act: "...for reviving & continuing an Act for the Relief of Debtors with respect to the Imprisonment of their persons...".
A decorative document given the displayable title page.
Four pages, 11 1/2 by 7 1/4 inches, very... See More
Also: "Of the Cultivation of Exotics" which concerns the red cedar & other trees in America. Another article taking over 3 pages is "A Dia... See More
* France declaration of war w/ England
* Early America
The issue begins with a: "...Satyrical Description & character of the Celebrated M. de Voltaire...".
Page 4 has an interesting item on the "French King's Declaration of War" which is essentially their justification for going to war against England in wha... See More
* Great & quite large map of Europe
* Oswego - French & Indian War
* Judaica - Jewish content
The prime feature would be the very nice & large foldout map titled in the cartouche: "A New & Correct CHART of EUROPE..." which shows all of Europe as well as Iceland, Russia, North Africa, a... See More
* Forts Oswego and Ontario
* French and Indian war with map
Inside has is a quite lengthy article titled: "An Historical Account of American Affairs during the Two last years, with a particular journal of the Siege & Surrender of Oswego" with this text taking over six pages. This text also includes a report headed &quo... See More
* Admiral John Byng execution
* HMS Monarch - Royal Navy
* Battle of Minorca failure
* Early North Pole map
The prime feature of this issue is a large foldout map titled: "A Physical Planisphere wherein are represented all the known Lands & seas in the Great Chains of Mountains which traverse the Globe from the North Pole...&quo... See More
* Early regarding electricity
* Much on the death of Admiral John Byng
The first article is: "State of our African Settlements" taking over a full page. Other articles include: "Utility of a Tax Upon Dogs" "Remarks on the Expected Comet" "New Properties of Electricity" "Circumstantial Account of... See More
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, April, 1757 Certainly the prime content is the quite rare full page print titled: "The Shooting of Admiral Byng on Board the Monarque" as such prints were more typically removed years ago. This is a dramatic engraving & is accompanied by a letter he penned to the Lords of the Admiralty upon receiving his death sentence.
Admiral John Byng was a Roy... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 3, 1757 Page 6 has a report headed America" which includes datelines from Charleston and Boston. The former reports a meeting of Indian chiefs with the governor of South Carolina.
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, red tax stamp, very nice condition.
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 9, 1757
* Black Hole of Calcutta
* Fort William prison - dungeon
Most of the front page is taken up with: "An Extract from a Letter Received by the India Ships...containing a particular Account of the unfortunate Affair at Bengal."
In this report which deals with the capture of Fort William in India, mention is made that: "...The wh... See More
There is also a nice & lengthy: &... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, London, December 1, 1757 Within this issue is an ad for an instrument which helps detect fraudulent/counterfeit gold, which includes a nice illustrated woodcut of the patent for the device: "Bradford Darby & Hull's - by The Kings Patent". News of the day with reports from throughout the world along with period advertising are present throughout.&... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE OR, UNIVERSAL EVENING POST, 1758 This 8 page newspaper is over 250 years old. Various news from London and other parts of Europe also with some interesting advertisements as well. A complete newspaper measuring about 7 by 11 1/2 inches and in nice condition. Fine and very early newspaper which is less common than the London Gazette.
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THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 3, 1758 Inside has over a full page headed: "America" with a Halifax, Nova Scotia dateline, beginning: "The following Memorial, signed by the principal merchants & freeholders in Halifax was...delivered to the Lieutenant Governor." (see for portions).
Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, various chipping at the margins, good condition.... See More
THE DAILY ADVERTISER, London, January 30, 1758.
* Uncommon title
* 18th century original
* French & Indian War period
As the title might suggest the emphasis was on advertisements with a tremendous number found within this complete, four page issue. This is a nice issue from during the period of the French & Indian War in America although I do not find any such content in thi... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 30, 1758 The front page has two-thirds of a column headed: "America" being a letter from New York, containing French & Indian War reports. One bit notes: "...about 4000 regulars, 500 rangers & some provincials marched from Albany to Fort Edward, and from thence they are to proceed to attack Ticonderoga...".
Page 7 has a brief ... See More
One of the articles: "The Best Way of Constructing the Arches of Bridges" includes a nice print of a bridge arch. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has various news events of the day,... See More
* Battle of Carillon - Ticonderoga
* British General James Abercrombie
* French and Indian War
The most noteworthy content is the fine & detailed account of the failed attempt of the British at the Battle of Ticonderoga. This is the British General Abercrombie's account and is datelined: "Camp at Lake George, July 12, 17... See More
* 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 sit... See More
* 2 nice 18th century maps
* French and Indian War
The prime feature of this issue would be the two maps included, although only one is called for. One is a very nice foldout map titled within the cartouche: "A Complete Chart of the Coast of France from Ostend to Cape Finistrerr, including the Opposite Coast of the British C... See More
* Island of Martinique map
* Early Native American - Indians
Certainly the prime content in this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of Martinico from the latest & best Authorities." with an inset labeled: "A Map of that Part of Guadaloupe where the English made their Defense, Jan. 23, 1759&quo... See More