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Newspapers from the 1700s

The eighteenth century saw the heyday of the Age of Reason, and the rising popularity and increased distribution of newspapers played a key role in deepening and expanding public discourse. We carry only absolutely authentic original newspapers, and there's no better way to discover the history of the 1700s than to hold a newspaper from that century in your own hands.
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629180
Item #629180
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1797  A generic issue with no content with writing about. Includes both plates called for.

Complete in 88 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, nice condition.



This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907. ... See More  

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$23.00
629178
Item #629178
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1797  A generic issue with no content with writing about. Includes all 3 plates called for.

Complete in 88 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, nice condition.



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629169

Numismatic interest... Monster in a heart...

Item #629169

March 01, 1798

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, March, 1798  Articles include: "Essays on the Provincial Half-Pennies" which takes almost 2 1/2 pages. Also within is a very detailed account of the: "Melancholy Fate of His Majesty's Ship La Tribune" which sank off the coast of Nova Scotia, about which much is written on-line. This report takes over a full page. Also under "... See More  

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$31.00
629168
Item #629168
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1798  A generic issue with no content with writing about. Includes both called for.

Complete in 96 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, nice condition.



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$23.00
629167
Item #629167
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1797  A generic issue with no content with writing about. Includes all 3 plates called for.

Complete in 96 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, nice condition.



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629138

America in a flourishing state...

Item #629138
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1792  Inside has most of a column taken up with news headed: "America" which begins: "This country was never in so flourishing a state as at present; the increase of people, riches, and agriculture is almost incredible...The present war with the Indians has for  while stopped emigration to the Western territories..." with m... See More  

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$32.00
629119
Item #629119
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1796  A generic issue with no content with writing about. Includes both plates called for.

Complete in 88 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, nice condition.



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629118
Item #629118
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1796  A generic issue with no content with writing about. Includes both plates called for.

Complete in 96 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, nice condition.



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629112
Item #629112
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1798  A generic issue with no content worth writing about. Both plates called for are present.

Complete in 96 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, nice condition.



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629110
Item #629110
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1799  A generic issue with no content worth writing about. Both plates called for are present.

Complete in 88 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, nice condition.



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629109

A mansion for Horatio Nelson...

Item #629109
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1799  Among the two plates called for is one with a nice print of the: "Plan of a Mansion House Proposed for Lord Nelson" with a related article (see). Various articles and news reports from the United Kingdom.

Both plates called for are present.

Complete in 88 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 b... See More  

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629107
Item #629107
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1799  Simply a generic issue with no content worth writing about. Has two plates.

Complete in 104 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, great condition.



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629086

Concerning the Battle of the Nile...

Item #629086
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1799  Near the back in the "Historical Chronicle" is a detailed letter signed in type by: Horatio Nelson, which related to his efforts just before and at the Battle of the Nile in which he defeated Napoleon Buonaparte (see).

Included are both plates called for.

Complete in 88 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's... See More  

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$35.00
629077

Nelson & Buonaparte in Egypt...

Item #629077
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1798  Among the articles is: "Essays on the Provincial Half Pennies" which takes several pages. A nice item for any coin collector. Another item is a detailed letter concerning the object of Buonaparte's expedition into Egypt, where he would be defeated in a notable naval battle. Further on in the issue is more concerning Admiral Nels... See More  

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629066

Two nice plates...

Item #629066
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1787  A feature of the issue is the large, foldout plate with a nice print of: "Kenilworth Church" in Warwickshire, England. The other print called for is present as well being a full page of the: "Ancient Encampment at Knaptoft" with related text.

A wealth of varied content throughout with various news reports from England near t... See More  

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629047

Taxing theatrical performances in Philadephia...

Item #629047
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1793   Included is a nice full page print of a: "View of Matlock" in England with a related article. Also a full page plate of a: "View Near Caplow Wood, 8 Miles from Hereford". Among the articles are: "Minutes of the Proceedings of the National Convention of France" concerning the French Revolution, continued from a p... See More  

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628341

Death of Edmund Halley... Russia to Persia...

Item #628341
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1742 Near the back of the issue under the heading: "A List of Deaths for the Year 1745" is a short & inconspicuous entry--although historically significant--reading: "Dr. Edmund Halley, Astronomy Professor to his Majesty, aged 82." This is the famed Edmund Halley for whom Halley's comet is named, and who was the first m
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628231

Frederick V of Denmark dies...

Item #628231

February 01, 1766

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, February 1, 1766  The ftpg. has "Our late Sovereign King of Denmark, Friderick (Frederick) the Fifth, after having laboured some Months under a Dropsical Disorder, expired this Morning...", with much more. Other news of the day and period advertising is also present. Complete in 4 pages, very nice condition, partial red-inked tax stamp on the ftpg., meas... See More  

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628012

Quakers purchase land... North River (Hudson)...

Item #628012

February 21, 1799

CONNECTICUT JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER,  New Haven, Feb. 21, 1799  A page 2 report from "Troy" says that a group of men, mostly Quakers, recently purchased: "...the principal part of the village of Lunenberg, on the North River, opposite the city of Hudson..." plus a few details about Lunenberg's ideal location. Note: The North River is now the Hudson River.

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628004

The son of Jonathan Edwards...

Item #628004

January 07, 1796

CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New-Haven, Jan. 7, 1796  Page 3 has an item noting: "On Wednesday the 30th ult. was installed in the Ministry over the church and Society in Colebrook, the Rev. Jonathan Edwards, D.D." This was the son of the famous clergyman Jonathan Edwards.

Four pages, various stains throughout, a few small holes, never-trimmed margins.

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627874

18th century original...

Item #627874

May 23, 1798

THE MORNING CHRONICLE, London, May 23, 1798  One of the more notable newspapers of the 18th century with much news from England as well as some items concerning the Napoleonic War. Page 2 has a report on a trial for high treason.

Four pages, partially loose at the spine & a bit irregular at the spine, generally good.

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625993

John Adams delivers his credentials to the King...

Item #625993
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1785  Among the articles are: "Curious Caves on the Elephanta Island" near India; "Epitaph Proposed by Dr. Fordyce for Samuel Johnson" and so much more. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has various news reports of the day, which includes a report: "This day John Adams, minister plenipotentiary from the... See More  

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625978
Item #625978

March 01, 1785

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1785  Articles within include: "Notices of Handel" the famed composer; "Dr. Johnson at Cambridge" and a wealth of other British-themed articles. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which provides the latest news of the day, as well as: "Proceedings in the Present session of Parliament".

Included is o... See More  

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625448

Tobacco... Judaica...

Northwest Passage through America...

Item #625448
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, February, 1744



* Judaica mention

* Tobacco is not a poison

* Exploring a northwest passage through America




Of greatest interest are: "Of a North-West Passage, Probability of it allowed by Mr.Dobbs & Capt. Middleton" which  takes over 3 pages with much great text on exploring America, "Tobacco not a Poyson [sic
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624902

Was Napoleon killed in 1798?

Item #624902

December 27, 1798

THE TIMES, London, Dec. 27, 1798  Page 3 has a report from Paris which includes: "...has been in circulation to-day, brought from Vienna, of the death of Buonaparte. The difference of the particulars in this account makes it very questionable. This General is in three ways said to have been killed--in the open field, while engaged in battle--in the street as he was going to a meeting--an... See More  

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624457

Determining the northern boundary of North Carolina...

Item #624457

December 05, 1792

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 5, 1792  Page 3 has a report from "Congress of the United States" concerning discussion of: "The bill for determining the northern boundary of the territory ceded to the United States by North Carolina...". Much other news of the day and a wealth of ads, including a "Six Cents Reward" for a runaway appren... See More  

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$41.00
623714

Portugal relaxes shipping restrictions due to the independence of America...

Item #623714

March 27, 1783

DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, March 27, 1783  Page 2 has an item from Lisbon reading: "Since the Declaration of American Independence on the part of Great Britain, the court of Lisbon have thought proper to withdraw their prohibitions against the entry of American vessels into their harbours & to publish an ordinance...'As the independence of the United States of American ... See More  

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$42.00
623525

Florida described...

Item #623525
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1766  A very nice and detailed article is: "An Account of East Florida" (see), taking over a full page. Other articles include: "Laws Ill Executed with respect ot Vagabonds" "Miraculous Cure of a Consumption" "Charter Granted to the East India Company" ; much on: "Finances of this Kingdom" "L... See More  

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$49.00
623382

Plate of a monkey and an emu...

Item #623382
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1772  This issue has a wide range articles which take up the bulk of the 48 pages, and also includes the two plates which are called for. One has related articles headed: "A Description of an uncommon Kind of Monkey..." and a description of "The Emeu [emu], or Casoar [cassowary]" with the plate showing both (see). The other fu... See More  

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622952

John Adams Script signature on the front page...

Item #622952

April 07, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 7, 1798 



* President John Adams : script signature on front page



Most of the third column on the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress, signed in script type by the President: John Adams (see) concerning the prevention of trade with foreign countries.

Other news of the day and ads throughout including six back page illustrated ship ads.

Four ... See More  

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$59.00
622343

From between the Boston Massacre & the Boston Tea Party...

Item #622343

August 03, 1772

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 3, 1772 



* Rare title



Pages 1 and 2 are almost entirely taken up with various European news, including military events, with pgs. 3 & 4 mostly taken up with ads.

Four pages, folio size, nice condition.

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$27.00
622091

Obeying the "rules of war'... Hopes for an early end to the war...

Item #622091

December 24, 1778

THE GAZETTEER & NEW DAILY ADVERTISER, London, Dec. 24, 1778  The front page has a lengthy report to the King concerning following the "rules of war" in the prosecution of their goals in America. Heading the article is a quote: "Nothing will be done in American contrary to the practice of the most civilized nations in Europe." The bottom of the ftpg. has another letter ... See More  

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$52.00
621920
Item #621920

January 18, 1787

MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, Jan. 18, 1787  Page 2 has a brief Judaica item mentioning: "...lately took in an unguarded Israelite...most cursedly; and they are so charitably disposed as to be always ready to take in either Jew, Turk, Heathen, or Infidel." Much typical news reporting of the day.

Four pages, two small wear holes near the middle of first leaf, otherwis... See More  

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$26.00
621784
Item #621784

June 09, 1798

THE WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, June 9, 1798  Pages 1 & 2 have literary content and pg. 3 includes a chart of the: "Election for Governor". Also: "Depredations of Our Commerce" & a few other items.

Four pages, various foxing, 9 1/2 by 11 3/4 inches, good condition.

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$28.00
621268

Rare title with the original outer wrappers...

Item #621268

August 01, 1798

THE MONTHLY REVIEW ENLARGED, London, August, 1798  This very uncommon title still has the blue/green outer wrappers. These wrappers are worn at the edges  with some loss at the spine (see).

The front wrapper includes the title/index page. Among the articles included are: "Emigration to America Considered" "Wallace's Essay on the Manufactures of Ireland" "Mrs... See More  

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$108.00
621173

News from America...

Item #621173

July 25, 1765

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 25, 1765  Inside has nearly a full column of reports from New York and Charleston headed "America" which has some news concerning relations with Indians (see).

Eight pages. 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, some foxing, generally nice.

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$28.00
620582

A Proclamation by the King...

Item #620582

June 13, 1780

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, June 13, 1780  Although from the midst of the Revolutionary War I cannot find any reference to it, this issue filled primarily with reports from Europe, including a front page "Proclamation" by the King.

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, nice condition.

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620581

A Proclamation by the King concerning riots and treason...

Item #620581

June 16, 1780

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, June 16, 1780 Although from the midst of the Revolutionary War I cannot find any reference to it, this issue filled primarily with reports from Europe, including a front page "Proclamation" by the King concerning treasonous activity.

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, light wear to folds, generally nice condition.

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$29.00
620546

Birth of a prince... Poem on playing cards...

Item #620546

November 05, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 5, 1767  Page 2 has a report announcing the birth of a son to King George III, with: "This day about noon the Queen was happily delivered of a Prince...This great event was soon after made known by the firing of the Tower guns. Her majesty is, God be praised, as well as can be expected; and the young Prince is in perfect health." This was Prince E... See More  

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$42.00
620491

Concert... Dancing master...

Item #620491

April 02, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 2, 1791  Front page has a notice for a "Grand Concert", and ads headed: "M. d. Duport, Dancing Master" "Silver Watches, Clapped & Plain" and "Andrew Summers, Junior, Broker". Many others, taking all of the front page.

Four pages, minor foxing, nice condition.

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$40.00
620305

Report of the late revolution in France...

Item #620305
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London England, October, 1789  Among the articles are: "Mr. Badcock to Dr. Priestley" "Accurate Description of Fraser's New Carolina Grass" which includes  full pages plate of it; "The Hill of Howth" in Ireland, which includes a very nice full page plate of it; , and much more.

Near the back is over 4 pages of an: "Acc... See More  

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$33.00
619937

Early report of a boxing match...

Item #619937

August 28, 1789

THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, Aug. 28, 1789 



* 18th century boxing



Page 3 has an early item on a boxing match, noting: "A boxing match is to be fought...between Bullard and Brighton, two Suffolk men, for 50 pounds a side, in which it is expected many hard blows will be given as they are very powerful men & upwards of six feet high."

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$27.00
619936

Brief Judaica mention...

Item #619936

June 17, 1771

ARIS'S BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE, England, June 17, 1771  Page 2 has a very brief Judaica item: "...In the attack Marshal Sawa was wounded...To escape the Russians, he was put into a great basket & carried into a marshy place...having agreed with a Jew to come and dress his wound, who was to find his way to him..." (see).

Four pages, full red tax stamp on the ftpg., bit of foxing ... See More  

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$36.00
619643

Death of famed composer Gluck...

Item #619643

January 01, 1788

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 1, 1788 



* Christoph Willibald Gluck death

* Classical music composer

* Italian & French opera




Page 3 has a report on the death of notice composer Christoph Gluck, beginning: "The death of Gluck, the celebrated musical composer who died suddenly of an apoplectic fit the 17th ult. at Vienna in his 73rd year..." with more, taking two-thi... See More  

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$55.00
619610

Jamaica Anthelmia...

Item #619610
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, December, 1751  Over two pages are taken up with: "An Account of the Incas or Emperors of Peru..." with a related plate of them in the November issue.

Over a page is on: "Account of the Anthelmia..." plant from Jamaica, which is accompanied by a full page plate of it as well as other items (see photos).

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$38.00
619181

The death of Lord George Gordon...

Item #619181

November 05, 1793

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, November 5, 1793 



* Lord George Gordon death

* British politician




Page 5 has a report of the death of Lord George Gordon. (see hperlink) Lord George Gordon is primarily known for his 1780 involvement in the "Gordon Riots" which he led, an anti-Catholic protest against the Papists Act of 1778. He also converted to Judaism for which he was ostrac... See More  

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$64.00
617594

Fort Loudoun slaughter... Methodism... German War...

Item #617594
LONDON MAGAZINE, London, November, 1760  This is a considerably more rare title than the more common "Gentleman's Magazine" after which it is modeled, as the format is extremely similar. The title/contents page features a very nice engraving of the skyline of London. 

The issue has coverage on the "Extracts from Considerations on the present German War" and "... See More  

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$65.00
617546

Final items regarding the Revolutionary War...

Item #617546
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1782  The issue begins with 8 pages of "Proceedings In Parliament", the first 3 of which have much concerning America with mention of an exchange of prisoners, Mr. Laurens, Ben Franklin, Lord Cornwallis, General Burgoyne, and more.

Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" with the latest news reports of the day, including men... See More  

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$48.00
617544

Discovery of perpetual motion...

Item #617544
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1772  Among the articles in this issue are; "Memoirs of the Life of Sir Henry Fynes" "Characteristics of Saxon and Norman Architecture" "Perpetual Motion Said to be Discovered" and other items. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day. Included is a report from ... See More  

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$48.00
616630

Treatment in the West Indies... Early Masonic item...

Item #616630
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1738  One of the articles within begins: "I have orders...the British subjects complain in the strongest manner of the oblique ways & unjust means which the Spanish officers in the West Indies make use of for condemning & confiscating their ships..." with more, taking almost an entire pg. (see photos for portions).

Among the
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