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668646

General Oglethorpe and Georgia...

Item #668646

September 01, 1785

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1785  Included is an interesting article: "Description of a Machine for Raising Water by Wind" being an unusual type of windmill which includes a nice full page plate of it.

Other items include: "Chemical Inquiries into the Effects of Spirituous Liquors"; an article concerning General Oglethorpe and his settling of Georgia, and... See More  

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$96.00
668635

The brutality of Capt. Hugh Pigot...

Item #668635

August 31, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Aug. 31, 1796 



* Hugh Pigot (Royal Navy officer)



The ftpg. has an interesting article by the notorious Captain Hugh Pigot of the British Navy, concerning cruelty towards Americans. Within a year his reputation for brutality would provide his men to mutiny, one of the bloodiest in the history of the Royal Navy, causing the death of Pigot a... See More  

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$41.00
668632

Washington suspends building codes... Napoleon Buonaparte...

Item #668632

July 09, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, July 9, 1796 



* President George Washington



Page 2 has an interesting document headed: "By the President of the United States" concerning the suspension of two building codes in Washington, D.C. in an attempt to spur development, signed in type: Geo. Washington.

Pages 2 and 4 contain six letters each signed in type: Buonaparte ... See More  

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$78.00
668626

Washington signs an Act of Congress...

Item #668626

May 21, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, May 21, 1796 



* President George Washington



The middle of page 2 has "An ct" of Congress for providing money to defray the costs of putting into effect the treaty with Algiers. It is signed in type by the President: Go. Washington.

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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$63.00
668609

Letter from John Jay...

Item #668609

April 16, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York April 16, 1796  Page 2 has a lengthy letter concerning "the university" in New York, signed by its Chancellor and New York governor: John Jay.

Four pages, nice condition.

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$47.00
668607

Washington on the Treaty of San Lorenzo...

Item #668607

April 06, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, April 6, 1796 



* President George Washington

* Pinckney's Treaty of San Lorenzo




Page 2 has a letter to the House concerning ratification of the Treaty of San Lorenzo, signed: Geo. Washington. Then "An Act" of Congress providing relief to soldiers injured or disabled in the military, also signed: Go. Washington.

Included a... See More  

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668600

John Jay and General Anthony Wayne...

Item #668600

February 20, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Feb. 20, 1796 



* John Jay Treaty

* Mad Anthony Wayne




Beginning on page 1 & concluding on pg. 2 is a: "Letter from Governor Jay" which concerning the controversial Jay Treaty, signed by him in type: John Jay. Page 2 also has a report from the N.Y. Assembly which includes a Resolve signed by the governor: John Jay.

The back ... See More  

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$57.00
668564

A continued article by Thomas Paine...

Item #668564

July 06, 1786

THE NEW HAVEN GAZETTE & THE CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE, July 6, 1786 (year in Roman numerals)  From the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War & the creation of the federal constitution. Inside has nearly a full page on: "Dissertations on Government Paper Money, etc. By the Author of Common Sense (continued)". Also inside are several Acts of the Connecticut legislat... See More  

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668563

A treaty with the Indians...

Item #668563

May 25, 1786

NEW HAVEN GAZETTE & THE CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE, May 25, 1786 (year in Roman numerals)  Page 6 has the full text of a treaty with the Indians.

Following the American Revolution, the American states sought to establish peaceful relations with the Shawnee Indians. On January 31, 1786, the various parties signed a treaty ending hostilities between the Shawnee and white Americans.

Known as the... See More  

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$55.00
668559

A letter from Ben Franklin... Cultivating tea in America...

Item #668559

April 27, 1786

NEW HAVEN GAZETTE & THE CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE, April 27, 1786 (year in Roman numerals) 



* Benjamin Franklin letter



Inside has a letter from 1725 signed by Benjamin Franklin, exhibiting his business acumen, prefaced with: "...written by the celebrated Dr. Benjamin Franklin 65 years ago when he was apprentice to a printer in Little Britain...it exhibits the vicissitudes of fortune... See More  

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$54.00
668504

First of this scarce title we have offered...

Item #668504

October 05, 1798

COUNTRY PORCUPINE, Philadelphia, Oct. 4 & 5 (a single issue), 1798  



* Rare 18th century American publication



This was a tri-weekly edition of the 'Porcupine's Gazette' established by William Cobbett 7 months prior and which lasted only until Aug. 28, 1799. This is the first of this title we have seen. Content is distilled from the daily edition.

Four pages, never-... See More  

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$167.00
668479

Broadside "Extra" from Baltimore...

Item #668479

October 15, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE, EXTRA, Oct. 15, 1798 



* Rare broadside extra



Although there were issues of this title in Phila., Boston & Baltimore, this is from Baltimore as the other two did not exist as of this date.

This is a broadside extra, a small single sheet printed on the front only. Such broadsides were typically printed to put urgent or important news into the hands of the reader as q... See More  

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$140.00
668477

Land to be given to Revolutionary War veterans...

Item #668477

October 26, 1786

THE NEW-HAVEN GAZETTE & THE CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE, New Haven, Oct. 26, 1786 (year in Roman numerals)  A weekly title that lasted for about three years, from February of 1786 to June of 1789.

Inside has a report from Phila. noting: "...commenced the drawing of the lottery for the lands laid out by the state & given as a donation to the officers & men of the late Pennsylvania l... See More  

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$52.00
668476

A rare Philadelphia title from 1797...

Item #668476

April 07, 1797

GALES'S INDEPENDENT GAZETTEER, Philadelphia, April 7, 1797  A quite rare title which lasted just one year from Sept. 16, 1796 till Sept. 12, 1797. Actually the continuation of the "Independent Gazetteer", which was later sold to "The Universal Gazette". Just 7 American institutions have scattered issues of this title.

A typical folio newspaper of the day with various ... See More  

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$110.00
668457

Details on a ship wreck... Death of a governor...

Item #668457

January 28, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Jan. 28, 1796  Various news reports of the day including a page 3 item: "A Grand Victory Obtained by the Austrians and: "Ship Wreck" with much detail. Also a report of the death of Samuel Huntington, governor of Connecticut, with much detail on the funeral.

Four pages, good condition.

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$43.00
668440

The Great Fire of London...

Item #668440

September 24, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, September 24, 1666 



* The Great London Fire period coverage

* Among the earliest of newspapers to be had




One of the greatest calamities, and more notable events to strike London in its long history is the Great Fire which destroyed much of the city in September, 1666.  Finding period references to it are exceedingly difficult, as the number of newspape... See More  

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668173

Exchanging prisoners with the Indians...

Item #668173

January 24, 1795

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 24, 1795  Page 2 has a report noting: "...that an exchange of prisoners is to take place at Nashville...between the Southern Indians and the U.S. territory south of Ohio..." with a bit more.

The bottom of page 3 has one of the earliest ice cream advertisements we have seen in any newspaper.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, small bind... See More  

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668171

One of the earliest ice cream advertisements we have seen...

Item #668171

January 16, 1795

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 16, 1795  In addition to various news reports found inside, the back page has one of the earliest "Ice Cream" advertisements we have seen in any newspaper.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, small binding holes at the blank spine, minor excess ink to the ftpg., great condition.

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$60.00
668125

Sam Adams is elected governor...

Item #668125

May 11, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 11, 1796 



* Samuel Adams, Massachusetts governor

* 18th century American original




Page 2 has a very brief report: "His Excellency Samuel Adams is re-elected Governor of this Commonwealth, for the year ensuing: by a majority of about 2000 votes."



Four pages, irregular at the right margin, paper flaw to front leaf causing a blank spot on pg. 2... See More  

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$48.00
668124

Two front page George Washington script signatures...

Item #668124

March 23, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 23, 1796 



* President George Washington



Fully half of the front page, the two middle columns, are taken up with a lengthy treaty of peace and amity between the United States and Algeria, relating to the problems with the Algerian pirates capturing American ships.

At the top is: "Treaty with the Dey of Algiers" with the George Washington scrip... See More  

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$92.00
668121

First native-born dentist: Dr. J. Flagg...

Item #668121

February 20, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 20, 1796 



* 1st native American dentist

* Josiah Flagg advertisement




A ftpg. "Act" of the Mass. legislature is signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams.

Also on the ftpg. is an ad for: "Dr. J. Flagg, Surgeon Dentist" with details. Kane lists Flagg as the first native-born America dentist.

Four pages, damp staining, discrete arc... See More  

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668120

Sam Adams signatures in type...

Item #668120

February 17, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 17, 1796  The front page has over a full column taken up with three Acts of the Massachusetts Legislature, each Act signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams.

Four pages, nice condition.

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668119

George Washington on the front page...

Item #668119

February 03, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 3, 1796 



* President George Washington

* re. the Jay Treaty




The ftpg. features an address "To the President of the United States" concerning the Jay Treaty, with his response signed in script type: Go. Washington.

Pg. 2 report from "The Mint" reports on the quantities of various coins minted. The back page has a commercial ad: "... See More  

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668117

Two letters signed in script by George Washington...

Item #668117

January 16, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 16, 1796 



* President George Washington letters signed in script



Page 2 has a letter from the President to Congress signed in script type: Go. Washington. Also on pg. 2 is a letter from the French to Washington, with his reply also signed in script type: Go. Washington.

This title was one of very few which used script type for the President, which is mo... See More  

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$88.00
668116

The Edmund Randolph scandal that would cause his resignation...

Item #668116

January 09, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 9 1796  The front page has several crucial letters on the scandal involving Sec. of State Edmund Randolph which would result in his resignation.

Randolph had been tasked with keeping friendly relations with France. The British Navy had intercepted correspondence from the French minister, Joseph Fauchet, to his superiors and turned it over to Washington. Washi... See More  

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$97.00
668113

President Washington unites all patriotic hearts...

Item #668113

November 04, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 4, 1795 



* President George Washington



Page 2 has a report from Philadelphia noting: "The President has returned here from Mount Vernon. The reception he every where meets shews he unites in him all patriotic hearts...".

Four pages, minor foxing, good condition.

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$42.00
668111

Washington letter on the Jay Treaty...

Item #668111

August 29, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 29, 1795 



* George Washington letter

* re. John Jay's Treaty




Page 2 has a letter from the President to the New York Chamber of Commerce concerning the controversial Jay Treaty with England, signed in script type: Go. Washington.

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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668108

Much talk on the Jay Treaty...

Item #668108

July 29, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 29, 1795 



* 18th century America

* Much on the Jay Treaty




Two-thirds of the front page is taken up with: "The Objections to the Treaty Refuted", referring to the controversial Jay Treaty. Page 2 has additional items concerning the Jay Treaty.

Four pages, small piece from the bottom margin affects one word on pages 1 & 2, otherwise nice co... See More  

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$40.00
668105

Laying the cornerstone of the Boston State House...

Item #668105

July 04, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 4, 1795 



* Massachusetts State House's cornerstone laid



Page 2 contains a nice editorial headed: "The Treaty" referring to the controversial Jay Treaty, which had recently been approved by the Senate. It begins: "The ratification of the Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation between the United States and his Britannic Majesty...must... See More  

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$70.00
668102

Two documents signed by Governor Sam Adams...

Item #668102

June 24, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 24, 1795  Page 2 has a "Proclamation--By the Governor" signed in type: Samuel Adams. This is followed by a letter to the Mass. Legislature signed: Samuel Adams.

Four pages, a few minor stains, minor loss to a lower corner.

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$46.00
668099

Creating the Bank of the United States...

Item #668099

November 02, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 2, 1791  Page 3 has a nice report on the opening of the 2nd Congress of the United States, and this is followed by a significant report headed: "National Bank" with details concerning its creation and organization, including the various men chosen as its directors, and noting that:  "Thomas Willing, Esq. is chosen President of the Bank of t... See More  

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$133.00
668097

America is prospering...

Item #668097

October 22, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 22, 1791  The front page has the "Letter From Dr. Priestley, To M. Condorcet... at Paris." Page 2 has: "The United States" which begins: "Perhaps no country ever prospered so fast as the American States have done in the short time of two years..." with more on the rapid growth & development.

The front page has an ad for: &quo... See More  

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$67.00
668094

Enshrinement of Voltaire in the Pantheon...

Item #668094

September 24, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 24, 1791  The top of the front page has: "VOLTAIRE!" which is a report from Paris describing the tribute to him, the consecration of his body at the French Pantheon, & much on the funeral procession which carries over to pg. 2.

Page 2 also has: "The Creed of Voltaire" as well as a report from Portsmouth that: "Last Friday the Con... See More  

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$44.00
667953

The capture of New York by the British... Great map of Connecticut & Rhode Island...

Item #667953
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1776 



* Capture of New York City

* Rare Connecticut & Rhode Island map

* American Revolutionary War




This issue begins with "Proceedings in the House  of Commons..." which includes discussion on the Revolutionary War, including: "...Nothing could have afforded me so much satisfaction as to have been able to inform you... See More  

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$510.00
667936

The Great London Fire of 1666....

Item #667936

October 11, 1666

LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 11, 1666



* The Great London Fire



Contemporary mentions of the Great Fire of London are quite uncommon, as this was one of the only newspapers in print at that time and they gave minimal coverage to this tragic event. However, this issue has not one but two references to the Fire on the reverse, the first reading: "Such as have settled in new habitations sin... See More  

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$560.00
667835

Foldout plate of the Rheims Cathedral...

Item #667835
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1773  A feature of this issue is the very nice foldout print (in reddish ink) titled: "Elevation and Geometrical Profile of the Abbe Church of St. Nicaise at Rheims", known as the Rheims Cathedral. The plate measures 8 by 10 1/2 inches and has a related article.

Also a full page plate titled: "Curiosities found in the Ruins of Hercu... See More  

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$38.00
667818

Great issue on the Battle of Ticonderoga...

Item #667818

August 27, 1777

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, August 27, 1777 



* Siege of Fort Ticonderoga

* American Revolutionary War

* General John Burgoyne victory




The front page has: "...a correct & authentic distribution of the British forces under the command of Sir William Howe, from an officer of distinction just arrived from New York." with a nice accounting of the troops (see phot... See More  

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$465.00
667759

Early American title from the French & Indian War...

Item #667759

May 13, 1762

THE BOSTON NEWS-LETTER AND NEW ENGLAND CHRONICLE, May 13, 1762 



* Rare Colonial Massachusetts

* St. Augustine, Florida




This is a much later issue of America's first successful newspaper, founded in 1704.

The top of the ftpg. has a nice recruiting advertisements to enlist soldiers to fight in the on-going French & Indian War: "For Recruiting His Majesty's Regular Forc... See More  

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$625.00
667744

A magazine from 1790's Boston...

Item #667744
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, September, 1793  The front page has: "Thoughts On Social Intercourse" the text beginning: "Nobody but a blockhead proves tedious to a company. A man of the world presently comprehends whether he ought to stay or go; and knows too a moment the time it is fit for him to leave those who wish him at a distance..."with much more. The balance ... See More  

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$58.00
667743

A magazine from 1790's Boston...

Item #667743
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, September, 1793 



* 18th century American magazine



The front page has: "Thoughts On Social Intercourse" the text beginning: "Nobody but a blockhead proves tedious to a company. A man of the world presently comprehends whether he ought to stay or go; and knows to a moment the time it is fit for him to leave those who wish him at a distanc... See More  

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$47.00
667737

The Hatteras Shoals...

Item #667737
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, August, 1793  (note: the "July" at the top of page 1 is a printer's error) Articles include: "Accounts of Hatteras Shoals" "Concise Character of the Persians" and more.

Near the back is the "Monthly Gazette" with news reports including much on the French Revolution, plus: "Domestick Occurrences" which i... See More  

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$53.00
667735

The Hatteras Shoals...

Item #667735
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, August, 1793  (note: the "July" at the top of page 1 is a printer's error) Included with this issue is the full page plate called for, titled: "Maria of Moulines" with the first page containing a related article. The plate has a small piece from the left, blank margin, not close to the image.

Articles include: "Accounts of Hatt... See More  

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$62.00
667706

The Swedes in the United States... Beware of counterfeit dollars...

Item #667706
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, January, 1788  Articles include: "The Life of John Winthrop" "An Essay on Civil Liberty, by Hume" "A Tract on the Unreasonableness of the Laws of England in Regard to Wives" "An Historical Account of the First Settlement of the Swedes in America" which takes 3 pages; "Origin of the Society Called Dunkards"... See More  

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$42.00
667612

Much on Shays' Rebellion... Call for the Constitutional Convention...

Item #667612
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, February, 1787  The issue begins with the: "Form of the Constitution of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia". Also: "Letters Relative to the Treatment of Captain Asgill while Prisoner in the American Army, being a full Refutation of the Charges of Inhumanity Exhibited in London Against General Washington" concluded from the previ... See More  

Item from Catalog 318 (released for May, 2022)...

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$58.00
667607

A Boston magazine from 1793...

Item #667607
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, July, 1793  Page 1 has a descriptive article of the State House (the plate called for is lacking).

Also in this issue: "Essay on Female Charms" "Of Various Phenomena of the Ocean" "The Benefits of Adversity" "On the Excellence of Christianity" & much more.

At the back is "Foreign Occurrences" and "... See More  

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$53.00
667588

Prints of the coats-of-arms of Pennsylvania & New Jersey...

Item #667588
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, June, 1787



* Rare 18th century American title 

* Coats-of-arms PA & NJ




Quite rare that this issue still contains both of the full page plates called for. One is: "Plan of a New Machine for Raising Water by Wind" which has an accompanying article.

The other is quite significant showing the: "Armorial Bearing of the State of Penns... See More  

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$215.00
667450

With the plate of the Juniata River...

Item #667450
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, August, 1788  This title has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, having begun in September, 1786 and lasting until December, 1792.

Among the various articles are: "A Description of the River Juniatta" "An Account of the Foundation of New Smyrna in Florida & a Remarkable Insurrection in that Settlement" "... See More  

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$138.00
667429

Plate of a very strange animal...

Item #667429
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1761  This issue includes two full page plates, one a print of a very curious animal: "The Siyah-ghuth, an Animal now in the Tower of London" with an accompanying article as well. The other plate includes two prints, one "A Portable Smelting furnace" and the other a view of: "The Valley of Menat" with descriptive articl... See More  

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$48.00
667428

Working towards a treaty of peace with England...

Item #667428
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1782  The issue contains much reporting from Parliament as well as other articles. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day, and includes news from America: "...from Charles Town...36 sail of transports under convoy...for the purpose of bringing off the garrisons of Savannah & St. ... See More  

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$48.00
667390

Map of Veracruz & the castle of San Juan...

Item #667390
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1740  The prime feature of this issue is the nice foldout map of Vera Cruz, Castle of San Juan, Port of New Spain titled: "A Plan of the City and Harbour of La Vera Cruz and the Castle of San Juan De Ulua, being the Key of Traffick and the Principal Port of New Spain", folding out to measure 6 1/4 by 7 1/2 inches, with hand-tinted highlight... See More  

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$138.00
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