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Catalog 298 - released for September, 2020...Catalog 298 (for September) is now available. This latest offering of authentic newspapers is comprised of over 300 new items, a selection which includes: a “Frederick Douglass’ Paper”, a contemporary report of the Salem witch trials, the printing of the Gettysburg Address on the front page, the Gunfight at the OK Corral, the Boston Red Sox purchase Babe Ruth, Lincoln’s first inauguration, and more.
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Catalog 298 - released for September, 2020...
This newspaper is a bit "2nd rate" in condition, having minor disfigurements such as heavy foxing, edge tears, close trimming or other minor problems which allow us to discount ... See More
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This is a handsome dialogue newspaper founde... See More
THE WEEKLY PACQUET OF ADVICE FROM ROME: OR, THE HISTORY OF POPERY, London, Dec. 15, 1682 An unusual anti-Catholic newspaper which has a short life before being suppressed. Attached at the back is a single sheet headed: "The Courant: Or, The Jesuits Memoirs".
Complete in 8 pages, 5 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches, very nice condition.
PUBLICK OCCURRENCES TRULY STATED, London, August 7, 1688 With only 34 issues of this newspaper were ever published, and being from the 17th century, this is a rare paper which we rarely have the opportunity to offer.
A single sheet issue, 7 1/2 by 12 inches; nice, untrimmed margins. A very rare opportunity for a very rare newspaper.
Much of this issue is concerned with the political & military affairs of Europe & is organized into news by country or region w... See More
ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Dec. 31, 1692
* Rare Salem witch trials reporting
* Very early 17th century title
An exceedingly rare issue as it is one of only two known contemporary newspaper accounts of the Salem witch trials.
This newspaper published in question/answer format, and the front page begins with: "Quest 1. In the remarkable TRYALS of WITCHES published this Week by Mr. ... See More
The back page has a nice ad for a book: "The TRYALS of several Quakers for gre
Very nice condition with some minor foxing, single sheet, printed on both sides. A very popular title & a foundation for any newspaper collection.&nb... See More
A single sheet newspaper prin... See More
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 2, 1701 The ftpg. has a letter: "To the King's Most Excellent Majesty" from the mayor and council of London, supporting the king in the insult from the king of France who considers the king of England as the "pretended" king.
As a bit of background, James II was the last Catholic monarch of Great Britain, deposed in the Gloriou... See More
Note: U... See More
The Siege of Lille was the most promin
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 22, 1710 A rather unusual issue, as most of the front page is taken up with an uncommonly large--wider and longer than normal--chart headed: "A Table of the Assize of Bread, in Pounds, Ounces, and Drams, Averdupois Weight" with 14 columns.
This chart extends beyond the normal margins of this newspaper. The back page has uncommonly wide marg... See More
Four pages, approximately 10 by 13 inches, a bit of foxing, overall very good. The image shown is only representative of the look (format) and condition of the issue you will... See More
FOG'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, Feb. 12, 1732 A wealth of brief news reports on pages 1 & 2, with pages 3 & 4 taken up with advertisements.
Page 2 has: "We hear that the Trustees appointed for establishing the new Colony in Carolina, are entitled, 'The Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Georgia in America' and that they are gentlemen of figure a... See More
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, London, April 8, 1732 A quite rare title as this is the first we have encountered in our 44 years. It appears to have run from 1730-1735. Later in 1732 the title would add: "...or, Universal Journal".
A nice "newsy" paper with a wide variety of items are found on pages 2 and 3, mostly from England.
Four pages, red tax stamp on the front page, 10 1/4... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1733 Page 4 has a very early & terrific letter from James Oglethorpe, headed: "Extract of Mr. Oglethorpe's Letter to the Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Georgia, dated from the Camp at Savannah, Feb. 10, 1732-3." in which he describes the area where he would create the town of Savannah, including : "...I fix'd... See More
THE GRUB STREET JOURNAL, London, June 7, 1733 A quite rare title which existed from 1730-1738, but which rarely comes into the hands of collectors. Content inside has news tidbits from England.
Four pages, partial red tax stamp on the front page, slightly irregular at the top of the spine, 10 by 14 1/2 inches, nice condition.
THE DAILY POST BOY, London, England, July 28, 1733 The front page has reports datelined from Annapolis and Philadelphia, two items mentioning Lord Baltimore. Otherwise all news reports are European, with various ads on the back page.
Complete as a single sheet issue, 9 1/4 by 15 1/2 inches, a few stains, partial red tax stamp on the front page.
THE HYP-DOCTOR, London, Aug. 14, 1733 The title is an archaic phrase for a "hodgepodge of nonsense". This curious paper published from 1730-1741, a pro-Walpole (first Prime Minister of Great Britain) newspaper created to oppose another British title "The Craftsman".
The focus is noted in the masthead: "A Letter to Sir H. Sloane Concerning the New Feaver which hath B... See More
Certainly the most notable report in the 1st issue is the report of the sinking of the British ship H.M.S. Victory. A report dated February 5, 2009 from the "Best Syndication News" service brings this event into the 21st century with its breaking news reading: "The HMS Vict
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Sept. 30, 1746 Much reporting from the on-going War of Austrian Succession.
Much inside page content concerning the Jacobite Rebellion including a lengthy: "List of Such of the Rebel Prisoners as Were Sentenced on Tuesday, Sept. 23". Also a report: "We hear from all parts of the British Plantations in America that there have been unp... See More
THE INDEPENDENT REFLECTOR, New York, Feb. 15, 1753 This rare newspaper lasted for less than one year, publishing but 52 issues. Primarily moral and political essays, it gave offense to men in power and was "suppressed by authorities", as Brigham relates.
A fine opportunity to purchase at a reasonable price a very early issue--over 265 years old--by James Parker from the colonial p... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 30, 1758 The front page has two-thirds of a column headed: "America" being a letter from New York, containing French & Indian War reports. One bit notes: "...about 4000 regulars, 500 rangers & some provincials marched from Albany to Fort Edward, and from thence they are to proceed to attack Ticonderoga...".
Page 7 has a brief ... See More
ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, England, 1760 Nice full title page has an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Inside has an act: "...for enabling his Majesty to raise the sum of one million for the uses and purposes therein mentioned..."
A decorative document given the displayable title page.
Twenty pages, 11 by 7 1/4 inches, nice condition.
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 13, 1765 The back page has a letter from Pensacola with some good information concerning New Orleans. It includes: "I am afraid this place will not answer fully our expectation: If we had had the island of New Orleans, this would soon be the first province in America, but without it we shall be slow in our progress to flourishing...New Orleans is a ve... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 28, 1769 Page 6 has half a column headed: "America" with a report from Charleston, noting the arrival of 4000 troops at New Orleans, with some details (see).
Eight pages, 8 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice condition.
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, September, 1770 Near the back are over two pages of reports from America, including an item from New York concerning non-importation and the concern that importers in New York are breaking the agreement. Also news items from Boston.
Then a letter from Charleston which also deals with the issue of non-importation.
An interesting feature is the full title/... See More
THE MIDDLESEX JOURNAL OR CHRONICLE OF LIBERTY, London, April 16, 1771 Filled with various news reports from throughout England as well as Europe. Nice engraving in the masthead & a red tax stamp on the ftpg.
Four pages, very nice condition.
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 20, 1771 Inside under: "America" is a report: "...from Newbern, North Carolina, and brought advice that a number of the Regulators, who were taken prisoners at the late battle with the Loyalists on the 16th of May, were tried and condemned and that four of them had already been executed...was offered a pardon by the governor, if he would ack... See More