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670165

"The Slave" (anonymous), a poem from the slave state of Maryland...

Great description of America's first capitol building...

Item #670165
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE OR MONTHLY MUSEUM, Boston, June, 1789 This is the 6th issue of this uncommon magazine by famed publisher Isaiah Thomas. When it comes to noteworthy content, it is hard to know where to begin.

Starting from the back is the poem, "The Slave," (author anonymous) which is a thought-provoking anti-slavery poem printed in the slave-state of Maryland. Also interestin... See More  

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660785

The 1st African-American slave to formally practice medicine...

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THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), January, 1789 



* James Derham, esteemed and promoted by Dr. Benjamin Rush - 1st African American (and slave) to officially practice medicine

* Thomas Fuller - an uneducated slave with incredible mathematical ability

* Reflections upon Lexington & Concord




The most noteworthy article begins on page 61 under the heading, "At a meeting of the ... See More  

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598175

An Episcopal Coin...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1788  This contains an article "Query on an Episcopal Coin" in which a person had received a coin of which he was providing the description of in hopes that someone would be able to help identify it. "The piece is of pale gold, thin, in size between a sixpence and shilling. On one side is a figure of a bishop... who name (as we lea... See More  

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619643

Death of famed composer Gluck...

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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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633290

Philadelphia printing of the Constitution of the United States...

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THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, September, 1787



* Philadelphia printing of the Constitution

* John Quincy Adams's Harvard commencement address




This title, along with the "American Museum", has the honor of being the first magazine to print the Constitution of the United States. Both publications were from Philadelphia, the city where the Constitution was created. Comment... See More  

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670952

First magazine printing of the Constitution of the United States...

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THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, September, 1787 



* First magazine printing of the Constitution of the United States



This title, along with the "Columbian Magazine", has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, both published in Philadelphia. The Museum was published by Mathew Carey and existed from January, 1787 thru the end of 1792. He was very proud of h... See More  

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649447

George Washington's Circular Letter stating his resignation...

Item #649447

August 12, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 12, 1783



* General George Washington

* Announces his resignation (circular letter)

* Commander-in-chief - Continental Army




Under the heading: "American News" on page 6 and concluding on page 8 is the complete printing of "A Circular Letter from his Excellency GEORGE WASHINGTON, Commander in Chief of the Armies of the United States of Ame... See More  

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642354

Ben Franklin creates a medal honoring the end of the Revolutionary War...

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GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1783  Near the beginning are 15 pages of: "Summary Proceedings in the Third Session of the Present Parliament" which include some discussions concerning America. Another article concerns the tune Yankee Doodle, particularly details on the presumed author of the famous tune (questionable) who had recently died. It notes: "Your readers, &a... See More  

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657924

Ben Franklin creates a medal honoring the end of the Revolutionary War...

Item #657924
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1783  Near the beginning are 15 pages of: "Summary Proceedings in the Third Session of the Present Parliament" which include some discussions concerning America. Another article is concerning Yankee Doodle, or more particularly is information on the presumed author of the famous tune (questionable) who had recently died. It notes: "Your ... See More  

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579450

Two engraved plates in an uncommon title...

Item #579450
THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE, London, May, 1782 



* Uncommon 18th century British title



Certainly one of the less common titles from the 18th century, formatted much like the more popular "Gentleman's  Magazine". This was the first year of its existence, and it would publish until 1826. The first article is an: "Authentic Anecdote of Sir Thomas Rumbold" with a full ... See More  

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658843

Report of Cornwallis's surrender, and Cornwallis' letter in which he admits being in a critical state...

Item #658843

February 26, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Feb. 26, 1782 



* Lord Charles Cornwallis

* Surrender at Yorktown




The most historic content is on page 3 which begins with a letter from Sir Henry Clinton to Lord George Germain, dated October 19, 1781. It contains in part: "...sailed from Sandy Hook on the 16th instant and arrived off Cape Charles the 24th, when we had... See More  

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658840

Wishful thinking on the fate of Cornwallis at Yorktown...

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January 29, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Jan. 29, 1782  The front page is mostly taken up with: "An Ordinance Ascertaining What Captures on Water Shall be Lawful". This lengthy text carries over to take close to half of page 2 & is signed in type by: John Hanson, President of Congress.

Page 3 has some optimistic hopes from London including: "Though the... See More  

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663927

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown... Full text of the Articles of Capitulation...

Item #663927

November 29, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 29, 1781



* Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown

* American Revolutionary War ending

* Historic item w/ Articles of Capitulation 




This is a terrifically historic issue, reporting the surrender of Lord Cornwallis and his British army to Washington at Yorktown, Virginia, essentially ending the Revolutionary War.

The front page has a report which include... See More  

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658601

Battles in the South... Praise for John Paul Jones...

Item #658601

July 24, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, July 24, 1781 



* Rare American Revolutionary War publication



The front page has an interesting  report from London on the lack of reinforcements coming from England to help with the situation in New York: "The gross deceptions by which the people of this county are practiced upon to continue the ruinous war with Ame... See More  

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585440

Early reports on the fall of Charleston to the British...

Item #585440

May 23, 1780

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, May 23, 1780  Page 2 has: "...from the force carried out with Sir Henry Clinton to South Carolina, there is room to entertain the most favourable hopes of the success of his enterprise. With Sir Henry Clinton, from New York, went 7500 men..." with more (see photos). Elsewhere is: "...a letter from an Officer on board the brig Hawke off Staten... See More  

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659218

Terrific account of the Bon Homme Richard vs. the Serapis: John Paul Jones' historic victory...

Item #659218

October 14, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Oct. 14, 1779  Certainly the prime and most historic content in this issue is the terrific page 1 and 2 report concerning the famous naval battle of the Bonhomme Richard vs. the Serapis "starring" John Paul Jones.

The report is primarily a lengthy & very detailed letter--taking over one-quarter of the front page & concluding on page 2--sign... See More  

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636688

Print of the siege of Rhode Island... Treaty with France...

Item #636688
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1779  This issue leads off with reports on the debates in Parliament, which include discussion on the Revolutionary War, including: "...the conduct of the army under the command of Gen. Howe; he seized the opportunity of painting in the blackest colours the ingratitude of the Americans; & concluded with exhorting the House to unanimity in p... See More  

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667888

Treaty with France...

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GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1779  This issue leads off with reports on the debates in Parliament, which include discussion on the Revolutionary War, including: "...the conduct of the army under the command of Gen. Howe; he seized the opportunity of painting in the blackest colours the ingratitude of the Americans; & concluded with exhorting the House to unanimity in p... See More  

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

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$79.00
659923

On the Quebec Act, and taking America...

Item #659923

October 01, 1774

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, October, 1774 



* Quebec Act - Intolerable Acts

* Pre Revolutionary War tensions




Within the issue is a letter: 'Observations on the Quebec Act" which was one of the hated Coercive Acts. 

Over a full page is headed: "On The American Measures" which includes: "...Had the taxing of America, when first proposed, & the measures ... See More  

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659920

The Boston Port Bill and the colonists' problem with England's power over the colonies...

Item #659920

July 01, 1774

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, July, 1774 



* Boston Port Bill reaction

* Pre Revolutionary War tensions




Among the articles is: "The Speech of Moses Bon Saam, a Free Negro, to the Revolted Slaves in ...the West Indies" which takes nearly 1 1/2 pages.

In: "Review of New Publications" is: "Thoughts on the Act for Making More  Effectual Provision for the Gover... See More  

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659917

Family tree of the Oliver Cromwell family, with a huge chart...

Item #659917

May 01, 1774

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, May, 1774  A feature is an article: "Historical Account & Genealogical Descent of the Cromwell Family" which includes a large foldout chart showing the Oliver Cromwell family tree, measuring 16 1/4 by 20 1/4 inches. Several folds and a minor & discrete archival mend.

Other articles include: "Causes of Depopulation" & "Short D... See More  

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563196

Joshua Reynolds is knighted...

Item #563196

May 01, 1769

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, May 1, 1769



* Sir Joshua Reynolds knighted

* 18th century English painter




Page 2 has a brief report noting: "Friday his Majesty was pleased to confer the honour of Knighthood on Joshua Reynolds, Esq., President of the Royal Academy of Paining, etc. He is the first Limner who has had that honour conferred on him since the reign of Charles II.&qu... See More  

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652055

Boston...the nest from which all the evils have sprung...

Item #652055

November 07, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Nov. 7, 1768 



* Pre Revolutionary War tensions



A report from Charleston notes that: "About a dozen of the ringleaders of the late disturbance at Dr. Turnbull's settlement at the Mosquito Harbour in East Florida, we hear, have been secured...". This is followed by a lengthier report from Mecklenburg beginning: "Gov. Tryon has been here in person t... See More  

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653626

Boston...the nest from which all the evils have sprung...

Item #653626

November 07, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Nov. 7, 1768 



* Pre Revolutionary War tensions



A report from Charleston notes that: "About a dozen of the ringleaders of the late disturbance at Dr. Turnbull's settlement at the Mosquito Harbour in East Florida, we hear, have been secured...". This is followed by a lengthier report from Mecklenburg beginning: "Gov. Tryon has been here in person t... See More  

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650311

Bostonians complain...

Item #650311
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1767  Among the articles within are: "Observations on the American Locust" which takes nearly two pages and includes three illustrations of them (see); "Journey to the Written Mountains" includes a foldout plate showing the inscriptions there, near the Red Sea (see), measuring 8 by 10 1/2 inches; "Acts for the Preservation... See More  

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642792

Louisiana & the Mississippi River described... Trouble with Indians in America...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1763  Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the nearly 3 1/2 page article: "An Account of the Commerce of Louisiana" which is quite detailed (see for potions) and also includes: "...the Mississippi is a very rapid as far as the Missouri, which is about 1200 miles from its mouth, which, though it makes it difficult to ... See More  

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664269

New colony of Georgia... re: Franklin's lightning rod... Judaica...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1756  Regarding America... There is an article near the front: "Account of American Affairs", which is continued from a previous issue & includes talk on "New Forts in America". There is also a detailed account of Oglethorpe's English colony at Georgia, now 22 yrs. old & still suffering from "want of inhabitan... See More  

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619610

Jamaica Anthelmia...

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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).

Other items in t
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640478

Day of thanksgiving in Boston... Foldout map of Africa...

Item #640478
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1748  Certainly the prime content in this issue is the very nice foldout map of "AFRICA", which shows considerable detail of the entire continent, at least as much as was known over 250 years ago. Included also is the Saudi Arabia peninsula, portions of present-day Iraq and Iran, as well as the very southern tips of Italy (including Si... See More  

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644295

Day of thanksgiving in Boston... Foldout map of Africa...

Item #644295
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1748  Certainly the prime content in this issue is the very nice foldout map of "AFRICA", which shows considerable detail of the entire continent, at least as much as was known over 250 years ago. Included also is the Saudi Arabia peninsula, portions of present-day Iraq and Iran, as well as the very southern tips of Italy (including Si... See More  

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639043

Death of Jonathan Swift... Early printing of "God Save the King"... Battle charts...

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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 (see). Further on is a very detailed article: "Description of the City of Edinburgh".

Anot
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625448

Tobacco... Judaica...

Northwest Passage through America...

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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
... See More  

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640462

The Battle of Dettington...

Very early (1743) regarding cricket...

Item #640462
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1743 



* Great & early article on the game of cricket

* Letters (2) regarding the Battle of Dettington




Within this issue is a very early and interesting article titled: "Of Publick Cricket Matches" concerning the sport of cricket, with much detail (see). The text includes: "Cricket is certainly a very i
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644357

The Battle of Dettington...

Very early (1743) regarding cricket...

Item #644357
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1743 



* Great & early article on cricket

* Letters (2) regarding the Battle of Dettington




Within this issue is a very early and interesting article titled: "Of Publick Cricket Matches" concerning the sport of cricket, with much detail (see). The text includes: "Cricket is certainly a very innocent &
... See More  

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643209

From America's West Coast...

Item #643209
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, January, 1743  Two full pages are taken up with charts headed: "Ships Taken by the Spaniards from Jan. 20, 1742 to Jan. 20, 1743" (see photos for portions).

Among other articles within this issue are:



* "On the Shameful Management of the War, & the Reason of it."

* "Method to Prevent Smuggling of Tea"
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642720

The Northwest Passage to China thru Canada...

Item #642720
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1742  There is a nice article on finding a Northwest passage to China which reports on explorations through the northern regions of present-day Canada. It includes a letter datelined: "From on Board his Majesty's Ship the Furnace, in Churchill River, North America, June 21, 1742". Another interesting article has: "Extract o
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663771

The origin of chess... Print of a comet...

Item #663771
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1742  One of the articles within is titled: "The Origin of the Game of Chess from the French of M. Frevet" which includes nearly 2 pages and contains much detail (see photos for portions). The article begins: "In the beginning of the fifth century of the Christian era, there was in the Indies a very powerfull Prince..." an
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654681

The Garden of Eden... Much on early Hebrew history...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, February, 1738 



* The Garden of Eden 



Certainly the most interesting article within this issue is one titled: "Account of the Garden of Eden..." which begins: "Moses tells us that the Ark rested upon the mountains of Ararat...And that afterwards mankind journeyed from thence & settled in the land of Shinar...
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630299

Burial of the celebrated Robert Wilks...

Item #630299

October 07, 1732

THE COUNTRY JOURNAL OR THE CRAFTSMAN, London, Oct. 7, 1732 



* Robert Wilks death & burial

* British actor & theatrical manager

* Theatre Royal, Drury Lane




The bottom of pg. 2 has a report that: "...the corpse of Robert Wilks, Esq., was carried form his late dwelling...Covent Garden, & decently interr'd in the parish church of St. Paul's Covent Garden..." ... See More  

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