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638543

Protestants versus the Catholics...

Item #638543

May 26, 1682

THE IMPARTIAL PROTESTANT MERCURY, London, England,  Feb. 7, 1681/2 (year is dependent upon which calendar was used at the time) This single-sheet newspaper is a fascinating paper published during this time of struggle between Catholics and Protestants in government.

Measures 7 by 11 1/2 inches, very ice condition.

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$235.00
669621

Gentleman's newspaper from 17th century England...

Item #669621

January 23, 1691

ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, England, Jan. 23, 1691



* Rare 17th century title



This was a fine gentleman's newspaper which was very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics. A very early English periodical now over 325 years old.

This newspaper was done in question/answer format. This newspaper was published at a time when there wer
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$45.00
664279

John Marshall, a pioneer in the world of spectacles & optics...

Item #664279

November 19, 1692

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Nov. 19, 1692 



* Rare 17th century publication

* Early optician, John Marshall ad




One of just four advertisements on the back page is a quite lengthy & descriptive ad beginning: "At the sign of the Archimedes and Spectacles in Ludgate street, the West End of St. Paul's Church, London, by John Marshal are made all manner of prospective glasses,... See More  

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$250.00
664265

Incredibly rare item: John Marshall, a pioneer in the world of spectacles & optics... Optician to the King & Queen..

Item #664265

November 26, 1692

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Nov. 26, 1692  Among the two advertisements on the back page is a quite lengthy & descriptive ad beginning: "At the sign of the Archimedes and Spectacles in Ludgate street, the West End of St. Paul's Church, London, by John Marshal are made all manner of prospective glasses, telescopes, microscopes, single and double, reading glasses, large concave g... See More  

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$250.00
667076

(3) Gentleman's newspapers from 17th century England...

Item #667076

December 20, 1692

ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, England, June 21, July 5, Dec. 20, 1692



* Rare 17th century title

* Lot of 3 issues




This was a fine gentleman's newspaper which was very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics. A very early English periodical now over 320 years old.

These newspapers were done in question/answer format. These newspap
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$110.00
668690

Advertisement on the Salem witch trials...

Item #668690

January 28, 1693

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Jan. 28, 1693



* Rare Salem witch trials advertisement

* Very early and rare 17th century title




The back page has an advertisement  for the book: "The TRYALS of several WITCHES lately Executed in New-England, and of several remarkable Curiosities therein occurring. Written by Cotton Mather, and Published by the Special Command of the Governour."

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$355.00
645130

Advertisement on the Salem witch trials...

Item #645130

February 11, 1693

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Feb. 11, 1693 



* Rare Salem witch trials advertisement

* Very early and rare 17th century title




The back page has an advertisement for the book "The Second Edition of the late TRYALS of several WITCHES in New-England. Written by Cotton Mather, and Published by the Special Command of the Governour." (see)

This is the only periodical we have ever ... See More  

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$345.00
662913

On the Salem witch trials...

Item #662913

February 21, 1693

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Feb. 21, 1693  This was a fine gentlemen's newspaper which was very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics & one of the earliest periodicals in English. Partially in question/answer format.

The back page has an advertisement for the 2nd edition of a book: "The late TRYALS of Several  WITCHES ... See More  

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$325.00
667436

(3) Gentleman's newspapers from 17th century England...

Item #667436

March 06, 1694

ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, England, Feb. 27, Dec. 1 & 4, 1694



* Rare 17th century title

* Lot of 3 issues




This was a fine gentleman's newspaper which was very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics. A very early English periodical now over 320 years old.

These newspapers were done in question/answer format. These newspape
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$107.00
643505

Rare 17th century title from England...

Item #643505
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, June, 1694 



* Rare 17th century title



This is a very uncommon periodical published during the reign of King William III, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely a periodical, with the more extended title reading: "... Giving an Account of all the Publick and Private Occurrenc... See More  

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$73.00
120350

Over 300 years old...

Item #120350
THE ATHENIAN MERCURY by John Dunton, London, England, 1695. This was a fine gentleman's newspaper which was very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics & one of the earliest periodicals in English. Partially in question/answer format. This newspaper was published before any American newspapers even existed.

A single sheet newspaper prin... See More  

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$39.00
649262

Over 320 years old...

Item #649262
THE ATHENIAN MERCURY by John Dunton, London, England, 1695. This was a fine gentleman's newspaper which was very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics & one of the earliest periodicals in English. Partially in question/answer format. This newspaper was published before any American newspapers even existed.

A single sheet newspaper prin... See More  

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$37.00
669982

Uncommon title from 1700...

Item #669982
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, July, 1700  This is an uncommon periodical published during the reign of King William III, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely a periodical, with the more extended title reading: "... Giving an Account of all the Publick and Private Occurrences, Civil, Ecclesiastical, and Milita... See More  

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$49.00
669988

Death of the King of Spain, Charles II...

Item #669988
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE: OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, December, 1700  A quite rare periodical title seldom offered with the content being just as the title suggests--news & political reports from all corners of Europe including England.

There are several reports on the death of the king of Spain, the item from France beginning: "The death of the Kin
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$146.00
669851

One of the earliest newspapers from the colonies...

Item #669851

April 03, 1735

THE AMERICAN WEEKLY MERCURY, Philadelphia, April 3, 1735   



* Earliest of American newspapers

* Very early & rare publication




As any serious collector of newspapers knows, it is exceedingly difficult to find any colonial American newspapers from before 1760, let alone an issue from 1735. It began in 1719 and only published through 1749. It was the very first newspaper in all o... See More  

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$2,935.00
653154

One of the earliest newspapers from the colonies...

Item #653154

May 15, 1735

THE AMERICAN WEEKLY MERCURY, Philadelphia, Feb. 24, 1735/6 



* Earliest of American newspapers

* Very early & rare




The double year reflects the two calendars in use at the time. My today's calendar the year is 1736. 

As any serious collector of newspapers knows, it is exceedingly difficult to find any colonial American newspapers from before 1760, let alone an issue from 1... See More  

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$3,675.00
642721

Much on the Battle of Dettingen, with an engraving...

Item #642721
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1743  This issue includes a nice & quite detailed full page map headed: "Plan of the Battle of Dettingen, as Published by Authority" plus a full page key noting the various locations on the map. The Battle of Dettingen, part of the War of Austrian Succession, was a highly significant victory for the British Army, being the on
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$50.00
657522

Concerning the Jacobite Rebellion...

Item #657522

December 23, 1746

THE CALEDONIAN MERCURY, Edinburgh, Scotland, Dec. 23, 1746  The front page has a report of trial for  those involved in the recent Jacobite Rebellion, noting: "The Grand Jury found  bills of indictment for High Treason against..." with a list of names. And mention of a free pardon for one of the men.

Page 3 has reports on the on-going War of Austrian Succession.

Four pag... See More  

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$28.00
592659

Exploring the vicinity of Alaska...

Item #592659
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, March, 1754 



* Early Alaska



Perhaps the primary item in this issue is a very nice, detailed article titled: "Some Account of a Chart lately published by M. de l Isle, with the different Conjectures and Opinions it has produced; from a Tract called, A Letter from a Russian Sea Officer to a Person of Distinction at Petersborough, &
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$58.00
208963

From Northampton, England, before the Revolutionary War...

Item #208963
THE NORTHAMPTON MERCURY, England, 1772 This is a very nice, folio-size newspaper of four pages which was never bound nor trimmed with uncommonly wide margins. This is also the first 18th century newspaper we have been able to offer from this part of England. The issue contains various news from throughout Europe with an emphasis on British events with the back page mostly taken up with ads. We do ... See More  

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$34.00
644350

Great map showing North America... On taxing America without their consent...

Item #644350
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, Ludgat
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$388.00
666896

Revolutionary War in New Jersey...

Item #666896

June 10, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 10, 1777 



* Great weath of reports on the Revolutionary War

* Orders from General George Washington




Page 2 contains an extract of: "A Letter from General Sir William Howe to Lord George Germain, dated at New York the 24th of April..." which includes: "...Lord Cornwallis, ever watchful to take advantage of the enemy's situation, sur... See More  

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$72.00
658968

Letter to the King very critical of being in the war... Situation is bad in America?

Item #658968

December 29, 1778

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Dec. 29, 1778  The front page has a lengthy letter to the King of England which includes: "...by false information & undigested arguments persuaded to enter into & continue this destructive war, which has, i the short space of four years, lost...more honour, dignity & wealth than our posterity can possibly regain in a century; even if the Ame... See More  

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$45.00
637192

Spain to support America in independence...

Item #637192

May 18, 1780

THE GLASGOW MERCURY, Scotland, May 18, 1780  Page 2 has a report headed "America" with news from New York noting in part: "...present government of the province of Connecticut have refused their consent to the requisition made by the continental Congress...for raising & paying into the rebel treasury ...The same disposition prevails in the province of Maryland..." and ... See More  

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$52.00
591556

Americans are convinced of their error...

Item #591556

August 31, 1780

THE GLASGOW MERCURY, Scotland, Aug. 31, 1780 



* Rare title



Inside has a letter which includes: "...it is supposed the intelligence they bring is most agreeable. I am told one of them said, 'That the news they were carrying was the best that had been brought since the American war began.' We flatter ourselves that the Americans are now convinced of their error & have aga... See More  

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$40.00
591619

If England would agree to the independence of America...

Item #591619

November 16, 1780

THE GLASGOW MERCURY, Scotland, Nov. 16, 1780 



* Independence of America question

* Revolutionary War




A quote from the House of Commons report notes: "...He had said that if Parliament would agree to acknowledge the independence of America, we might begin a treaty to-morrow...Lord George Germaine said...that if we were inclined to acknowledge the independence of America, we might b... See More  

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$44.00
598381

Some news concerning the treaty ending the Revolutionary War...

Item #598381

December 05, 1782

DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, Dec. 5, 1782 



* Revolutionary War ending



Page 2 has a report concerning Guatemala which mentions: "Captain John Campbell of the Wanks River District, who had collected 150 able Negroes for the purpose of harassing the Spanish garrison..." with much more on this, & followed by the; "Articles of Capitulation proposed by Don Thomas Ju... See More  

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$58.00
204519

Very uncommon British provincial title...

Item #204519
DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, 1783 A quite uncommon title, in fact the very first we've come across in 29 years. A nice, full folio size newspaper of 4 pages with an engraving in the center of the masthead and great to have from the end of the Revolutionary War in the colonies. Various news of the day and a wealth of ads as well. The front page also has a partial red-inked tax stamp. A ... See More  

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$27.00
621754

Americans are creating a new form of government...

Item #621754

March 06, 1783

DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, March 6, 1783  This issue is from the closing months of the Revolutionary War, with a page 3 item noting in part: "...when the King of Sweden heard first of the independence of America being acknowledged by Great Britain...proposed a commercial treaty with the new republic..." and: "The Americans are busily employed in settling the form of l... See More  

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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
647135

Franklin is returning to America after five years in Paris...

Item #647135

August 07, 1783

DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, Aug. 7, 1783  The ftpg. includes a report: "That able & ingenious veteran Dr. Franklin is preparing to leave Paris (where he has resided five years with great credit to himself, & profit to his country) to return to America...". Also reports concerning articles for peace & negotiations with some Caribbean Islands as it relates to the ... See More  

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651680

America is in anarchy and confusion...

Item #651680

October 09, 1783

DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, Oct. 9, 1783 



* Post Revolutionary War

* America in turmoil ?




The ftpg. has a letter from the Bay of Fundy in Canada concerning the arrival of Loyalists (see). Page 2 has a letter from New York which paints a dismal scenario there: "...There is in fact no government in this country, all is anarchy and confusion. The Congress have lost their inf... See More  

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654558

A Proclamation signed by Sir Guy Carleton...

Item #654558

December 18, 1783

DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, Dec. 18, 1783 



* Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester proclamation

* Revolutionary War - American & British relations




The front page has a report from late in the Revolutionary War, noting Sir Guy Carleton's concern for the lack of friendship between the Americans and departing British. Included is: "A Proclamation" which notes in pa... See More  

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671571

Washington's historic Farewell orders to the military..

Item #671571

December 27, 1783

THE EDINBURGH ADVRTISER, Scotland, Jan. 6, 1784  Certainly the most notable & historic content is the full text printing of: "General Washington's Farewell Orders to the Armies of the United States", a very historic & notable document datelined: "Rocky Hill, near Princetown, Nov. 2, 1783." It takes portions of both pages 2 and 3.

It reads in part: "...A c... See More  

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$670.00
637562

The immigrant issue in America in 1787...

Item #637562

May 01, 1787

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1787  Included is a brief section headed: "American News" which references the end of the Shays' Rebellion in Massachusetts, and also mention that: "...from Philadelphia...that thirty thousand emigrants have arrived there since the war; that twenty thousand Germans and Dutch occupy a tract of 50 miles; and that grants have been made of... See More  

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$45.00
630993

Includes news from America... Three full page plates...

Item #630993

January 01, 1789

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1789  Among the articles are: "Calculus of the Ensuing Transit of Mercury" which includes an illustration (see photos); "Thoughts on dueling" "Cruelty Towards Animals, Particularly Horses, Reprobated" and much more. Near the back is news from: "America" with various items including laws for shipping, a repo... See More  

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$26.00
674402

Ten different titles from 1785 thru 1798...

Item #674402

January 01, 1790

Ten issue lot of 18th century American newspapers, ten different titles: The Herald; a Gazette for the Country, The Diary or Loudon's Register, Independent Chronicle, American Mercury, N.Y. Packet, Gazette of the U.S., The Mass. Centinel, Continental Journal, Dunlap's American Daily Advertiser, and Columbian Centinel.

Dates range from 1785 to 1798. All have some sort of damage yet still a... See More  

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$70.00
208424

18th century Scottish newspaper...

Item #208424
THE CALEDONIAN MERCURY, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1791 A nice newspapers from the late 1700's carrying various news of the day and a wealth of ads. The entire front page is taken up with ads, a few of which are illustrated. Nice engraving in the middle of the masthead showing the "mercury" figure. Folio size, complete in 4 pages, some scattered browning or foxing, generally in good condit... See More  

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$21.00
650591

On the coronation of King Louis XVI...

Item #650591

April 13, 1793

MASSACHUSETTS MERCURY, Boston, April 13, 1793  Most of the ftpg is a recollection of the: "Ceremony of Consecrating & Crowning the Late King of France" in 1775, given that he was beheaded recently. The prefacing note begins: "The transition from the throne to the scaffold has been short..." with some details in the following issue.

Four pages, 8 3/4 by 10 12 inches, a... See More  

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$48.00
217610

Ad for the shortest woman in the world....

Item #217610

March 13, 1794

CALEDONIAN MERCURY, Edinburgh, Scotland, March 13, 1794  The front page has a notice announcing an exhibition of Anna Fontaine, The Wonderful Italian Lady described as the: "...shortest women in the world....She is only 28 inches high, 42 years of age, born without hands, arms, or legs, except stumps from her shoulders... Says she can walk unassisted, has three children", plus
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$27.00
612869

Documents to accompany the President's message...

Item #612869

February 13, 1797

AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, Feb. 13, 1797



* Early American title



All of page 1 & most of pg. 2 are taken up with: "DOCUMENTS Which Accompanied the Message of the President...to Both Houses of Congress...". Inside includes various reports of the war in Europe.

Four pages, some fold foxing, bit irregular at the spine margins, some bottom margin tears.... See More  

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$37.00
611816

Much on politics...

Item #611816

February 27, 1797

AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, Feb. 27, 1797 



* Early American title



All of pages 1 & 2 are taken up with: "Documents Which Accompanied the Message of the President...to Both Houses of Congress", continued from a previous issue. Page 3 has more on this, as well as: "War In India!"

Four pages, foxing at the folds, period notations at the very top. ... See More  

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$37.00
668284

President John Adams responds...

Item #668284

June 13, 1797

THE NEWPORT MERCURY, Rhode Island, June 13, 1797 



* Rare 18th century publication

* President John Adams




Half of the ftpg. is taken up with the: "Opinion of Chief Justice Ellsworth in a Case Respecting British Debts...".

Page 2 has an address: "To the President of the United States"  followed by his reply to the House: John Adams.

Four pages, never-trimmed ma... See More  

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$63.00
663933

Costs to complete the first 3 frigates of the U.S. Navy...

Item #663933

January 19, 1798

MASSACHUSETTS MERCURY, Boston, Jan. 19, 1798 



* Original 3 of 6 frigates of the United States Navy



Page 2 has reports from the federal Congress which includes an item: "Resolved, that there be appropriated on account towards defraying the expence of finishing the frigates United States, Constitution and Constellation, the sum of ___dollars. Read a second time & committed for t... See More  

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$57.00
669384

Editorializing on Jefferson's inaugural address...

Item #669384

April 02, 1801

AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, April 2, 1801 



* President Thomas Jefferson

* re. Inauguration - inaugural address




The front page begins with a review of Jefferson's recent inaugural address, beginning: "While reading the speech of Mr. Jefferson, every American must feel an indignation that within the United States, there are men, so lost to every honorary principle as to calumnia... See More  

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$33.00
203987

Castor Oil Manufacturing...

Item #203987

April 28, 1801

THE MERCURY AND NEW ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, April 28, 1801 Page 2 report: "Castor Oil made in New York" describes the success of expressing oil from the seeds of the castor bean, mentioning that "...it is cold drawn and always fresher." Nice engraving of mercury in the masthead. Subscribers name in the blank area of the masthead, otherwise good.

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$18.00
208596

Slave population...

Item #208596

October 13, 1801

MERCURY AND NEW ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, Oct. 13, 1801  Brief item on pg. 2 says: "The slaves form about one sixth part of the population of the United States; and three fifths, the number represented in Congress, about one tenth." Bkpg. ad headed: Spermaceti and Whale Oil with details.

Ftpg. has some ink stains in the left margin, some foxing.

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$25.00
151335

Displayable masthead... early 19th century...

Item #151335
NEW ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, 1801-1802 A general "newsy" newspaper of the era with a nice woodcut of a soaring Mercury in the masthead. Some light foxing, untrimmed.  Actual dates vary, but the issue will be similar in look and condition to that shown, and will date from 1801-1802.

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$17.00
153079

Item #153079
THE MERCURY AND NEW ENGLAND PALLADIUM, 1802. A handsome issue from the early 19th century, with a nice engraving of "Mercury" holding a scroll (see photo). Various news of the day plus many ads as well. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have this specific date but will have the format as shown. Measures approximately 22x13 inches and contains four pages. Generally ni... See More  

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$19.00
649304

Displayable masthead... early 19th century...

Item #649304
NEW ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, 1801-1802  A typical "newsy" newspaper of the era with a nice woodcut of a soaring mercury in the masthead. Some light foxing, untrimmed.  Actual dates vary, but the issue sent will be similar in look and condition to that shown, and will date from 1801-1802.

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$17.00
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