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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.

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$18.00
632980

The meteor in North America...

Item #632980
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1752  Among the various articles of interest in this issue are: "Plan of the New London Hospital" with a drawing of it (see photo), a continuation of: "History of the Incas of Peru" "Benefits Arising from Inoculation" "An Exact Representation of a very Remarkable Meteor seen in North America" with  a diagram... See More  

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$18.50
121100
Item #121100
THE CONNOISSEUR, London, 1755. See the photo below for an example of this title from our archives. An uncommon and early title "By Mr. Town, Critic & Censor General" as noted in the masthead. Done in editorial format. Six pages, nice condition. 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... See More  

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633054

A petition from the people of Halifax, Nova Scotia...

Item #633054

January 03, 1758

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  

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$13.50
120029

One of the more popular & successful newspapers of the day...

Item #120029
LONDON CHRONICLE, England, 1762  We will select a nice issue from this early year.  This genuine newspaper has 8 pages and measures about 8 by 11 inches. It is filled with various news of the day, mostly European, with various ads as well. A few years earlier it was one of the best sources for reporting the French & Indian War, and in another dozen years it would provide extensive co... See More  

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633380

Pre Revolutionary War...

Item #633380

July 10, 1766

THE LONDON CHRONICLE OR, UNIVERSAL EVENING POST, July 10, 1766  Various news from London and other parts of Europe also with some interesting advertisements as well.



Complete in eight pages measuring 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, in nice condition, with a partial red ink tax stamp.

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121059
Item #121059
THE ST. JAMES CHRONICLE; OR, THE BRITISH EVENING POST, London, England, 1767. Nice engraving in the masthead makes this a displayable issue. Various news of the day and a wealth of ads, from not long before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have these specific photos or be of this specific date

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632985

Boston troubles... Gambling...

Item #632985
SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE FOR THE YEAR 1767, London. This is the "supplemental" issue published at the end of the year and having on the front page the table of contents and the title (see).

Perhaps the prime feature is the very nice foldout plate which shows: "...an elegant prospect in the gardens of her Royal Highness the Princess Dowager of Wales, at Kew." ... See More  

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587049

News from Albany...

Item #587049

August 19, 1772

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 19, 1772  Page 2 has a piece headed: "America" from Albany with a story of a brave rescue of a child from falling overboard from a ship (see).

Four pages, folio size, nice condition.

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587050

1773 Edinburgh, Scotland....

Item #587050

March 31, 1773

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, March 31, 1773  Page 2 has a section headed: "America" with a New York dateline, concerning a naval encounter with Indians (see).

Four pages, light dirtiness to the ftpg., folio size, nice condition.

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121058
Item #121058
THE ST. JAMES CHRONICLE OR, BRITISH EVENING POST, London, England, 1782  A handsome issue from the closing period of the Revolutionary War, although I don't find any such reporting in this issue. Folio-size, four pages, front page has a partial red-inked tax stamp, binding holes at the spine and a postsing hole at the top. A wealth of ads plus news of the day as well.

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208447
Item #208447
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, 1785  A nice 18th century Scottish newspaper with the entire front page taken up with ads, with various news of the day on the inside pages. Some of the ads have illustrations as well. Complete in 4 pages, partial red-inked tax stamp on the front page folio size, some light browning or dirtiness, generally nice condition. The photo shown below is "... See More  

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207653
Item #207653
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, 1792 A very nice full folio-size newspaper of 4 pages with the entire front page taken up with ads. Pages 2 & 3 have various news of the day with the back page having mostly ads. The front page includes a nice, partial red-inked tax stamp. Very nice condition.

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208968
Item #208968
THE GENERAL EVENING POST, London, 1792  A nice "typical" folio-size newspaper of 4 pages from the 18th century. There is a wealth of news of the day on the front page and inside pages with some ads scattered throughout as well. Some wear at the margins, various light browning & mild wear, generally good. The photo below is "generic" however the issue you receive will h... See More  

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596892

18th century London...

Item #596892

January 11, 1792

THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, Jan. 11, 1792  Page 2 has: "Treaty of Westphalia". The content within is almost entirely European. A red tax stamp on page 3, very nice condition.

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120677
Item #120677
 THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, 1793. This is the oldest continually published newspaper in the world, having begun in 1665. This issue is nearly 220 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 is in great condition.

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121053
Item #121053
THE PHILANTHROPIST, London, England, 1795. A little magazine of 8 pages, with editorial items, literature and a few tidbits. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have these specific photos or be of this specific date but will have the format as shown. Tiny binding holes in left margin. Measures about 8"x5", light browning.

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643242

Beautiful masthead in this 1795 Canterbury newspaper...

Item #643242

June 16, 1795

KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, 1795  We seldom have titles to offer from Canterbury, and this newspaper has one of the more decorative & beautiful mastheads of the era. Note the two very detailed engravings on either side, one of which is the fabled Canterbury Cathedral. A coat-of-arms in the middle, with very ornate lettering for 'Kentish Gazette'.

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649281

Beautiful masthead in this 1795 Canterbury newspaper...

Item #649281

June 16, 1795

KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, 1795  We seldom have titles to offer from Canterbury, and this newspaper has one of the more decorative & beautiful mastheads of the era. Note the two very detailed engravings on either side, one of which is the fabled Canterbury Cathedral. A coat-of-arms in the middle, with very ornate lettering for 'Kentish Gazette'.

A fine issue of this ti... See More  

Item from Catalog 301 (released for December, 2020)...

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207649
Item #207649
LLOYD'S EVENING POST, London, 1796 A fine, 18th century British newspaper very popular in its day, with not only  the front page but most inside pages entirely taken up with current news. There are some advertisements scattered throughout as well. Complete in 8 pages, minimal edge wear, generally nice. Measures about 9 by 11 1/2 inches.

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208504
Item #208504
THE MORNING CHRONICLE, London, 1797 A nice folio size newspaper of four pages, and one of the more popular & successful newspapers in London from the 18th century. Various news of the day, primarily British but European items as well, with many ads also. The back page has a partial red-inked tax stamp. Nice condition.

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586904
Item #586904

June 28, 1800

WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, June 28, 1800  Contents include: "Fate of the Queen Charlotte Frigate" "Representatives of the People" includes a list of the duly elected representatives (see) "Gleanings From History" "New Mode of Traveling For Ladies"  & other literary items. Four pages, 9 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, nice condition.

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605516

a letter from Richmond concerning the scourge...

Item #605516

August 16, 1800

WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, Aug. 16, 1800  Page 3 has; "Summary of the Late News" which includes a letter from Richmond concerning the "scourge" which has afflicted the city.

Four pages, 9 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, nice condition.

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$14.00
619941
Item #619941

September 13, 1800

WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, Sept. 13, 1800  Although there are some news tidbits, there is much literary content. Four pages, loss to a lower corner affects 2 words on the ftpg., minor upper corner loss, 9 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches.

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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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203552

New York Prices Current...

Item #203552

September 02, 1801

THE SPECTATOR, N.Y., Sept. 2, 1801 On the front page under "New York Prices Current" is a list of prices for various goods. Takes the entire first column. Lite stain in the lower margin, occasional foxing.

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150179

Singlesheet of advertisements...

Item #150179

September 23, 1801

CENTINEL ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT, Boston, Massachusetts, September 23, 1801 A single-sheet being comprised all of advertisements.



Rough edges along with foxing (see images).

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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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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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153098
Item #153098
THE PORT FOLIO, Philadelphia, 1802 "By Oliver Oldschool, Esq." Contains literary content, but some political editorials and comments 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, and will generally be in better condition. Measures 13x10 inches and contains 8 pages.... See More  

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$13.00
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.

Item from Catalog 301 (released for December, 2020)...

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219906

DeWitt Clinton...

Item #219906

February 23, 1802

MERCURY AND NEW-ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, Feb. 23, 1802.



* DeWitt Clinton

* Senate
 
A page 3 item says: "DeWitt Clinton, is appointed a member of the Senate...for the State of New York. A report states that the Chemical Society of Philadelphia has offered a medal for the best specimen of clay in the U.S. to be ...fit for the manufacture of potters ware....superior to...queens w
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657758

Yellow Fever cured by ketchup?...

Item #657758
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, May, 1802  The front page of this issue has a nice masthead of St. John's Gate and contains news & stories from around the world during this very early time in history. Very interesting reading from the day it was first reported which includes a brief report on the possible cure for yellow fever by eating regular ketchup. A strange though... See More  

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584507
Item #584507

May 22, 1802

THE PORT FOLIO ENLARGED, Philadelphia, May 22, 1802  Basically a literary newspaper done "By Oliver Oldschool, Esq.", with one of the articles reflecting back on actions during the Revolutionary War. Eight pages, 10 by 12 1/2 inches, nice condition.

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206983

Gypsies...

Item #206983
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE from London England. This magazine is dated: July 1, 1802 and is about 55 pages in length. The front page of this issue has a nice masthead of St. John's Gate and contains news & stories from around the world during this very early time in history. Very interesting reading from the day it was first reported which includes a lengthy article on the life of G... See More  

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210857

1802 4th of July Poem...

Item #210857

July 09, 1802

MERCURY AND NEW-ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, July 9, 1802 On the front page under Native Poetry is an Ode For The Anniversary Of American Independence--1802. News of the day includes: "An act to Incorporate the plantations" "Guadaloupe" and much more. Subscribers name written above the masthead. 4 pages in good condition.

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153607
Item #153607
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Phila., 1803 Taking most of the ftpg. is a chart: "Philadelphia Current Prices". Also on the ftpg. are "Prices Of Stocks" "Bills of Exchange" "Premiums Of Insurance" the "Weekly Almanac" "Discount Days" for banks and a post office schedule. Stray writing in the upper margin, other wise good.

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632869

Carriers' address for 1803...

Item #632869

January 04, 1803

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 4, 1803 



* New Year's carrier address



Almost the full first 2 columns are taken up with the carrier's address poem: "To The Patrons", a tradition in one of the first issues of the new year (see below for details).

Four pages, various foxing/staining, partially loose at the spine.



Background (Carrier's Address): Carriers' addresses were... See More  

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151620

Item #151620

April 07, 1804

NEW-YORK HERALD, Apr. 7, 1804 The front page has a letter of appeal and a "Memorial" to the House of Representatives from Samuel Chase with regard to his impeachment. The memorial concludes on pg. 2. Both are signed in type: Samuel Chase. Minor rubbing on the ftpg., stray writing above the masthead, and a few traces of foxing.

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222408

Giant Mudslide in 1804....

Item #222408

July 12, 1804

BOSTON GAZETTE, July 12, 1804

 

* Virginia mudslide disaster

* Early 19th century original reading




Page 2 has an interesting letter from Winchester, Virginia, that says:

 

* ...a mountain, 15 or 20 miles from that place, had recently burst; and area of 15 or 20 acres of earth fell into the adjacent valley...the force of violence being such as to have crushed and destroy
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658423

High Resolution Images... 600dpi...

Early report on the death of Alexander Hamilton...

Item #658423

July 17, 1804

High Resolution Images of: THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN, Hudson, New York, July 17, 1804



Note: Whereas this noteworthy issue has already sold, due to the unique nature of the coverage, we are making a set of 600dpi-images (printable/publishable quality) available for a minimal price. Once paid, we will e-mail you this set of images which includes: the entire front page, the report on the death o... See More  

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151061

Item #151061

August 29, 1804

MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, dated Aug. 29, 1804. Click on the camera below to see the interesting page 2 article headed: "Counterfeit Bank Notes" with a brief article on this problem in Virginia. An early item and great to have in a period newspaper. Scattered foxing throughout, 4 pages, minimal edge wear, generally good.

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220048

Superintendent of Scavengers....

Item #220048

July 27, 1805

NEW-YORK HERALD, New York, July 27, 1805

 

* Superintendent of Scavengers

* Oysters




Page 3 has a municipal item: A Law for the amendment of the law for the appointment of a Superintendent of Scavengers. Concerned the possession or sale of oysters in the city from June thru September. Other news of the day. Area of foxing in unrelated content, otherwise in good condition.
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538277

William Hogarth print...

Item #538277

January 01, 1806

"After" Hogarth engraving dated 1806.



NOTE: The book or magazine from which this print was removed is unknown. The print is engraved after a work by William Hogarth titled "Industry & Idleness".



William Hogarth was a major English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, and editorial cartoonist of the 18th century. His work ranged from excellent realistic portraiture... See More  

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217861

Eagle Fire Company.....

Item #217861

May 21, 1806

NEW-YORK EVENING POST, May 21, 1806

 

* Eagle Fire Company - Firefighting - Fire Insurance



Taking two columns on page 2 are the Proposals and Conditions Of Insurance for the Eagle Fire Company Of New-York. Other news of the day with advertisements. 4 pages in good condition except for small hole near top of the ad which can be seen in photo.
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212895

1806 New York Harbor Survey....

Item #212895

August 22, 1806

THE REPERTORY, Boston, Aug. 22, 1806.

 

* New York Harbor

* Size Survey




Page 2 has a report about a survey of the harbor, bay and narrows of New York with a few details about specific distances and depths. Mentions Signal Hill, Powles Hook, Buttermilk Channel, and Whitehall slip.



Other news of the day. Archival mend to a tear at the bottom of each leaf, and in the upper left corner, ot
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579481
Item #579481

November 26, 1806

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, EXTRA, Boston, Nov. 26, 1806  A small size, 4 page "Extra" edition never bound nor trimmed, with wide margins. It is mostly taken up with ads with 8 illus. ship ads & another interesting illus. ad on the bkpg. The bkpg. also has an "Epitaph" reading "I John Gavre, am ready to swear, That though I lie here, I'm yet up there." (see). A b... See More  

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217348

DeWitt Cinton Proclamation...

Item #217348

December 27, 1806

NEW-YORK EVENING POST, Dec. 27, 1806.

 

* New York City

* Dewitt Clinton Proclamation




Page 3 has a Proclamation issued by the Mayor of New York offering a reward for the apprehension of the disorderly persons who insulted the Congregations of the Roman Catholic Church in the city and violated the public peace which resulted in the death of a watchman, signed in type: DeWitt Clinton. O
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151172
Item #151172
THE BALANCE, Hudson, N.Y., 1807 Has the text of a political speech, and various news reports. Quarto-size with 4 pgs., in vey good condition.

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153125

Item #153125
THE WEEKLY INSPECTOR, New York, NY, 1807 An early & curious little publication with a wide range of content although most seems to be news-focused and not literary in nature. 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 8x6 inches and contains 16 pages.

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