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662795

Full page engraving of the King's heart... Much on the situation in America...

Item #662795
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1762  Perhaps the most intriguing item in this issue is a nice, detailed engraving of the heart of George II, the late king of England who recently died. As the magazine describes it as: "...an anatomical representation of the Heart of his late Majesty, as it appeared upon opening his Body, in the presence of his Majesty's Physicians, e... See More  

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$70.00
662725

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown: a first report...

Item #662725

November 27, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 27, 1781



* Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown

* Revolutionary War ending

* Historic item - 1st report




This is one of the more noteworthy issues of the Chronicle for the entire Revolutionary War, as it is the first issue in this title to announce the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, essentially ending the Revolutionary War.

Although the formal le... See More  

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$2,450.00
662711

Huge treaty with the Indians, signed by Washington...

Item #662711

January 23, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 23, 1796 



* President George Washington

* Native Americans - Indians treaty




Taking most of the front page & a portion of page 2 a treaty, headed at the top of pg. 1 with a script signature of the President: George Washington, and beginning: "Whereas a treaty of peace and friendship between the United States of America & the tribes of Indian... See More  

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$137.00
662704

Curious little "newspaper"...

Item #662704

December 25, 1773

MANIFESTES DE MARCHANDISES D'ENTREE DANA LE PORT DE MARSEILLE, (France), December 25, 1773



* Curious little "newspaper"

* Pre revolutionary era from France




This is a very curious little newspaper, loosely translated to: "Manifest of Goods Imported at the Port of Marseille". Qualifies as a periodical as the issue carries a specific date. But there is no text, instead ... See More  

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$28.00
662676

On proposing peace with the Americans... Franklin's son on independence...

Item #662676

November 25, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 25, 1775 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




Page 2 has: "...Lord North's motion for a reconciliation with the Americans..." dated Feb. 20, 1775, which is followed by his explanation of it, in all taking most of a column. It includes: "The Tea-act also will be repealed if asked for."... See More  

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$433.00
662538

Earliest newspaper in your collection?

Item #662538

December 07, 1641

NOUVELLES, Paris, France, December 28, 1641 



* Earliest newspaper in your collection?



The heading roughly translates to: "Ordinary News"." This issue predates the earliest English language newspaper we have in our inventory. It was the "sister" publication of the "Gazette", the very first regular newspaper published in France, started in 1631 by Th&eac... See More  

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$270.00
662462

Great issue on the capture of New York City...

Item #662462

November 04, 1776

THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, England, Nov. 4, 1776 



* Capture of New York City

* American Independence

* Great year to have (1776)

* Revolutionary War




Almost the entirety of the front page is taken up with a letter from General Howe to Lord G. Germaine dated at "York Island, Sept. 21, 1776". It begins with an historic report: "I have the satisfaction to inform you... See More  

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$448.00
662391

Duties of man and citizen...

Item #662391

October 19, 1795

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Oct. 19, 1795 



* Uncommon publication



Page 2 has some content concerning the controversial Jay Treaty with England. Also: "Observations on the Present Internal State of France" and: "Duties of a Man and a Citizen" contains 9 Articles. And then: "Decree for the Encouragement of Privateering" lists 8 items.

Four pages, very nice condi... See More  

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$44.00
662379

On the French Revolution...

Item #662379
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1790 

Near the back of the issue are nearly two pages concerning an "Accurate Statement of the Late Revolution in France" which includes a letter signed by the King: Louis, as well as an "Address to the Queen" with "The Queen's Answer" (see photos for portions). Both Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette would be behe... See More  

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$31.00
662361

Extremely rare 1665 Oxford Gazette...

Item #662361

January 04, 1666

THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, January 4, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar) 



* Earliest & Rarest of newspapers to be had



This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world. Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from Lond
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$1,350.00
662358

Acts of the Pennsylvania legislature...

Item #662358

October 03, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 3, 1791  The front page is filled with ads, and certainly the most intriguing is the one with a dateline of "George-Town, Sept. 9, 1791" with the text including: "The sales of the lots in the Federal City will commence on Monday the 17th...commissioners finding they may engage materials & workmen for the Public Buil... See More  

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662347

Reference to the 1666 Great Fire of London...

Item #662347

October 04, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 4, 1666 



* The Great London Fire period coverage

* Among the earliest 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 newspapers publish... See More  

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$535.00
662345

Great issue on the capture of New York...

Item #662345

November 05, 1776

ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, Nov. 5, 1776



* American Revolutionary War

* New York City captured

* General William Howe




This is a very significant issue, as most of the front page is taken up with reports  on the historic capture of New York City by the British, beginning with the report from the noted: "London Gazette Extraordinary" issue of Nov. 4 which includes the l... See More  

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$325.00
662286

Battle of Bennington, and so much more...

Item #662286

January 14, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 14, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

* Battle of Bennington & much more




This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead... See More  

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$545.00
662277

Letter signed by John Jay...

Item #662277

November 01, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 1, 1794 



* John Jay letter

* Conflicts at sea




Most of the first column is taken up with a letter signed in type by: John Jay, such letters rarely found in period newspaper. It concerns the problem with British impressment of American sailors and the seizure of ships. Various news of the day inside.

Four pages, light damp staining, generally good condit... See More  

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$46.00
662205

Colonies are agreeing to a non-importation agreement...

Item #662205
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, June 6, 1768  (currently spelled Gloucester)  Page 2 has reports headed: "America" beginning: "Most of the merchants & importers of goods have already subscribed a voluntary engagement to each other that they will not sell on their own accounts or on commissions, nor buy or sell for any person whomsoever, any goods...which shall be shipp... See More  

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$57.00
662201

Displayable Act of Parliament...

Item #662201

January 01, 1729

ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, England, 1729 



* 18th century original document



Nice full title page has an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Inside has an act: "...for making good the loss occasioned by a sum of money being stolen out of His Majesty's Exchequer...".

A decorative document given the displayable title page.

Four pages, 11 by 7 1/4 inches, very nice, clean co... See More  

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$38.00
662168

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #662168

May 30, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, May 30, 1797  This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political opponents, usually those of a Jeffersonian-Republican sentiment. The first issue app... See More  

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$67.00
662157

Preparing for the Jay Treaty...

Item #662157

October 19, 1795

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Oct. 19, 1795 



* Uncommon title

* re. Jay's Treaty




Page 2 has a: "Letter from Edmund Randolph to the President of the United States". A page 3 item begins: "We have authentic information that in consequence of the expected treaty between Great Britain and America, the garrison's at the Western Posts expected to leave them according to stip... See More  

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662149

Major General Alexander Hamilton...

Item #662149

October 09, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 9, 1799 



* Alexander Hamilton during Quasi-War



Page 3 has a report concerning the construction of a light house at Shell Castle and at Cape Hatteras (see). Also reports from New York, Pittsfield, Worcester, Boston and Lexington.

The back page has a nice "War Department" notice mention that: "All officers...who are... See More  

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$55.00
662120

Fourteen issues with ftpg. notice: "American Prisoners"...

Item #662120

January 01, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, 1779  A lot of 14 issues from the middle of the Revolutionary War, but although I find little or no war0related content, each issue does have on the front page a chart headed: "American Prisoners" beginning: "The following sums have been received towards their relief...", with further text.

Each issue is complete in 4 pages, folio size, m... See More  

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$86.00
662119

Fifteen issues with ftpg. notice: "American Prisoners"...

Item #662119

January 01, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, 1779  A lot of 15 issues from the middle of the Revolutionary War, but although I find little or no war0related content, each issue does have on the front page a chart headed: "American Prisoners" beginning: "The following sums have been received towards their relief...", with further text.

Each issue is complete in 4 pages, folio size, m... See More  

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$92.00
662118

Twenty issues from the Revolutionary War...

Item #662118

January 01, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, a lot of 20 issues dated mostly from 1779 but I find no or very little content concerning the Revolutionary War in America.

Each issue is complete in 4 pages, folio size, minor wear at the margins & spine, perhaps light damp staining of foxing.

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$72.00
662110

Edmund Andros arrives to govern New England...

Item #662110

February 14, 1686

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 14, 1686  The back page has the historic report of governor Edmund Andros' arrival in Boston to begin his leadership of the Dominion of New England. Datelined: "Boston in New-England, Dec. 27" the report notes in part: "The 20th instant arrived here Sir Edmund Andros, his Majesties Governor in chief of New-England..." with a bit more (... See More  

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662056

Early use of term "Union Jack" & descriptive of the British flag...

Item #662056

September 28, 1674

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 28, 1674



* Very early Union Jack Flag description



More than half of the front page is taken up with a notable Proclamation by the King of England concerning use and description of the British flag, and is one of the earliest printed references to the term "Union Jack" for the flag (is it the earliest??).

The Proclamation is a result of merchant s... See More  

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$255.00
661936

Curious little "newspaper"...

Item #661936

December 18, 1773

MANIFESTES DE MARCHANDISES D'ENTREE DANA LE PORT DE MARSEILLE, (France), December 18, 1773 



* Curious little "newspaper"

* Pre revolutionary era from France




This is a very curious little newspaper, loosely translated to: "Manifest of Goods Imported at the Port of Marseille". Qualifies as a periodical as the issue carries a specific date. But there is no text, in... See More  

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661890

First report of the Great London Fire... In a London newspaper!

Item #661890

September 03, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, September 3, 1666 



* The Great London Fire issue (historic)



This issue certainly ranks as one of the premiere issues of all 17th century newspapers, announcing one of the most tragic events of the period.

This issue was published during the outbreak of what would be known as the Great London Fire, which destroyed much of the city of London. Since it was an early rep... See More  

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$8,750.00
661887

Selling building lots in Washington, D.C...

Item #661887

September 23, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, September 23, 1791 



* Washington D.C. land lots for sale

* Early United States government era




The front page is filled with ads, and certainly the most intriguing is the one with a dateline of "George-Town, Sept. 9, 1791" with the text including: "The sales of the lots in the Federal City will commence on Monday the ... See More  

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661860

Coronation of King James II and Queen Mary...

Item #661860

April 27, 1685

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 23-27, 1685 



* Coronation of King James II and Queen Mary

* Best title to be had - rare as such




This is one of the more desirable & historic events of the period, with the entire front page & some of the back page taken up with the coronation of King James II and Queen Mary. The report is datelined April 23 and has a one paragraph pref
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$1,250.00
661836

Indian troubles... Angry at the tax collectors...

Item #661836

June 13, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, June 13, 1768 



* Pre Revolutionary War tensions



Included are reports under the heading "America" from Charleston, Philadelphia, Boston, Newport, & New York, including a letter "...from the Cherokee country, informs us...upper Cherokee towns are greatly harassed by several parties of Indians from the Ohio & Mississippi who kill ... See More  

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$170.00
661835

General Howe proclamations in a Tory newspaper.....

Item #661835

November 19, 1777

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 19, 1777 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

* General William Howe proclamations




This was a strongly Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British were in occupation. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the ... See More  

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$410.00
661817

Four century set of the London Gazette...

Item #661817

January 01, 1671

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England.  A collection of four issues of this--the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper--each one hundred years apart. Issues are dated 1671, 1771, 1871 and 1971.

Interestingly, the format of this title did not change much over the years save for the number of pages increasing with the years. The 4 issue collection comes in a custom-made 4 s... See More  

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$240.00
661792

George Washington and Sam Adams...

Item #661792

April 16, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 16, 1796 



* George Washington & Samuel Adams



The front page features two Acts of Congress concerning courts, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington.

Page 2 has a chart of the latest count for the election of Mass. governor, showing Judge Sumner leading over Gov. Sam Adams.

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

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$125.00
661787

An American magazine from 1792...

Item #661787
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, February, 1792  The bulk of the issue is taken up with a wide range of eclectic articles as noted on the full title/contents page. Among the articles are: "Topographical Sketches of the County of Essex" "On the Necessity of Caution" "Arithmetick Recommended to the Ladies" "On the Sleep of Plants" "Ceremony of a P... See More  

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$59.00
661783

Very rare & early news pamphlet from Amsterdam...

Item #661783

August 01, 1632

Dutch newsletter/pamphlet from Amsterdam, August, 1632



* Very rare 17th century publication

* Siege - capture of Maastricht

* Dutch journalist & printer Broer Jansz




A very rare news pamphlet by the famed early Broer Jansz, one of the most prolific newsmen of the 17th century. Included with this item is an extensive biography of him and his work.

Included also is a translation of this ... See More  

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$860.00
661767

Rare plate of the execution of Admiral Byng...

Item #661767

April 01, 1757

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, April, 1757  Certainly the prime content is the quite rare full page print titled: "The Shooting of Admiral Byng on Board the Monarque" as such prints were more typically removed years ago. This is a dramatic engraving & is accompanied by a letter he penned to the Lords of the Admiralty upon receiving his death sentence.

Admiral John Byng was a Roy... See More  

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$188.00
661762

An early newspaper from 1641...

Item #661762

February 26, 1641

GAZETTE, Paris, France, Feb. 26, 1641 



* Earliest newspaper in your collection?



This issue predates the earliest English language newspaper we have in our inventory by nearly 15 years. This was the very first regular newspaper published in France, started in 1631 by Théophraste Renaudot but with influential backing by the powerful Cardinal de Richelieu.  The title has the fi... See More  

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$360.00
661635

Very early & descriptive account of Alaska...

Item #661635

June 18, 1761

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 18, 1761 



* Very early Alaska description



Over two pages are consumed with an excellent and very detailed account of that part of "America" which would be Alaska today, and the surrounding area. It is headed: "An Account of That Part of America, which is Nearest to the Land of Kamtchatca." which is an extract of a book titled "... See More  

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$74.00
661574

Early mention of George Washington...

Item #661574
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1755 



* Early George Washington

* Governor Robert Dinwiddie




There are no less than two high points in this issue, the first being an article headed: "Gov. Dinwiddie's Speech to the Assembly of Virginia" in which he relates various reports from the French & Indian War, including mention of  "...general Braddock, command... See More  

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$220.00
661537

Duke of Monmouth is beheaded...

Item #661537

July 16, 1685

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 16, 1685 



* James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth

* Tower Hill execution - beheading




The report of great significance is the rather brief, yet very historic, found on page 2 & datelined from Whitehall, July 15: "This day the late Duke of Monmouth, being attained of High Treason by Act of Parliament, was Beheaded on a scaffold for that pur
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$1,830.00
661535

The New England Restraining Act---extended...

Item #661535

September 02, 1775

PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Sept. 2, 1775 



* The New England Restraining Act

* Pre Revolutionary tension w/ England

* John Hancock gets married




Taking nearly one-third of the front page  and most of page 2 is the extension of the very historic New England Restraining Act by Parliament. This was the King's response to the American colonies' decision to boycott Briti... See More  

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$940.00
661436

George Washington on aiding the enemy...

Item #661436

May 04, 1776

PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, May 4, 1776 



* Rare Revolutionary War era title

* Tory issue from Pennsylvania


* Great year to have (1776)




This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city.

Half of the front page is a letter signed by: A Settled Citizen" which r... See More  

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$665.00
661427

Letter from Washington to the people of Brunswick, Virginia...

Item #661427

October 24, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 24, 1795 



* President George Washington

* Brunswick County, Virginia




Page 2 has the: "Answer Of the President to the Brunswick, Virginia, Proceedings" relating to the Jay Treaty, which is signed by him in type: G. Washington.

Four pages, bit of foxing, generally nice condition.... See More  

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$68.00
661422

Howe's Proclamation... The trouble with war...

Item #661422

March 18, 1778

PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 18, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a strongly Tory newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. The first column of the front page has a "Proclamation" issued by General Howe that includes in par... See More  

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$355.00
661418

Rare same-day report on the death of King George II...

Item #661418

October 25, 1760

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 25, 1760 



* George II of Great Britain death

* Early, same day report (rare)




Only to be had in a London newspaper is this very rare, same-day report of the death of the king. At the top of the back page is a heading: "Postscript" with news recently received, the text noting: "This morning about seven o'clock, departed this life, at... See More  

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$172.00
661376
Item #661376

March 24, 1800

THE LONDON PACKET; OR NEW LLOYD'S EVENING POST, England, March 24, 1800  The masthead features a coat-of-arms. Various news from Europe, mostly from England.

Four pages, red ink at the top of the ftpg., good condition.

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$29.00
661369

The "famous" Westons, mail robbers...

Item #661369

April 20, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 20, 1782  One-third of an inside page is taken up with: "Anecdotes of the Famous Westons, Who Robbed the Bristol Mails". The article begins: "Joseph and George Weston, apprehended on Wednesday...for robbing the Bristol mail in 1781...are two of the most remarkable depredators that have appeared in this country since the days of the famous Wi... See More  

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$29.00
661058

An 18th century extra re: Jay Treaty...

Item #661058

April 06, 1796

HERALD EXTRA, (New York), April 6, 1796  A folio size single sheet almost entirely taken up with discussion in the "Federal Legislature, House of Representatives" concerning the controversial Jay Treaty. See images for details. Never-trimmed margins, great condition.

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$55.00
661045

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1670...

Item #661045

June 30, 1670

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 30, 1670



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measuri... See More  

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$52.00
661020

The "humble" beginnings of Stephen Girard...

Item #661020

October 17, 1792

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 17, 1792  The front page features 21 illustrated ship ad making this a decorative issue. The ftpg. also has a small notice for the "Cincinnati of Pennsylvania" [The Society of Cincinnati] calling for a meeting of the standing committee (see image). The back page has an ad by Stephen Girard, for the sale of merchandise (inclu... See More  

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$85.00
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