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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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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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661013

Naval battle between the Americans & British... Franklin the 'old fox'...

Item #661013

January 03, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, January 3, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




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 features an engravin... See More  

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660993

Plates of Voltaire and Rousseau...

Item #660993
THE NEW LONDON MAGAZINE, England, March, 1792  Certainly one of the less common 18th century magazine, and this issue was never bound nor trimmed and still has the original outer wrappers--rarely found as such.

Perhaps the most notable content would be the full page plate containing prints of: "Francis De Voltaire" and "John James Rousseau" with articles on both within th... See More  

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660992

Foldout map of France... Canada content...

Item #660992
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1747 



* Foldout map of France



Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map titled in the cartouche: "FRANCE With Its Acquired Territories In Germany, and the Netherlands..." (see). This map shows considerable detail including a close-up view of the harbor & town of Toulon. The map also shows th
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660988

Nice map of Irish Sea, Ireland, Wales, West England...

Item #660988
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1760  Inside has: "A Brief Account of the Negotiation between Governor Lyttelton and Artakullakulla (or the "Little Carpenter"), Deputee of the Whole Cherokee Nation & other Headmen and Warriors of that Nation". This text takes close to 3 pages and includes the full printing of the: "Treaty of Peace and Friendship Concl... See More  

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660939

Nice engraving in the masthead...

Item #660939

May 31, 1753

THE WORLD, London, England, May 31, 1753  This is an interesting six page newspaper which only lasted for four years, devoted to satirizing the vices and follies of the fashionable world rather than reporting the news of the day. 

Nice woodcut in the masthead of a man writing in a book while looking at a globe. Six pages, 7 by 11 inches, nice condition.

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660887

Creating a militia...

Item #660887

July 05, 1797

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 5, 1797 



* 18th century American title



Page 2 has discussion from Congress concerning creating a detachment of militia with the number of soldiers to come from each state (see). Page 3 has much on the: "Anniversary of Independence".

Four pages, handsome masthead, nice condition.... See More  

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660785

The 1st African-American slave to formally practice medicine...

Item #660785
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), January, 1789 



* James Derham, esteemed and promoted by Dr. Benjamin Rush - 1st African American (and slave) to officially practice medicine

* Thomas Fuller - an uneducated slave with incredible mathematical ability

* Reflections upon Lexington & Concord




The most noteworthy article begins on page 61 under the heading, "At a meeting of the ... See More  

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660719

Letter from President John Adams...

Item #660719

February 27, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Feb. 27, 1799 



* 18th century American title



Page 2 has a letter to the House of Rep. signed in type by the President: John Adams, concerning France. Page 3 has mention of the birthday of George Washington. Much reporting from Congress.

Four pages, ornate masthead, light rubbing & toning at the top quadrant, good condition. Bit c... See More  

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$34.00
660506

Letter from President John Adams concerning France...

Item #660506

June 28, 1798

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, June 28, 1798  Page 2 begins with reports from Congress concerning Aliens, later to be solidified in the Aliens and Sedition Act.

Also a letter from the President concerning France, ending with: "...I will never send another Minister to France without assurances that he will be received, respected, and honored as the Representative of a great, free, powerf... See More  

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660499

Washington responds about the Jay Treaty...

Item #660499

October 29, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Oct. 29, 1795 



* George Washington letter

* re. John Jay's Treaty




Page 3 has  letter from the people of Savannah to the President on their concerns about the pending Jay Treaty. This is followed by the President's response, signed in type: Geo. Washington.

Over half of the front page is taken up with the continuing article: "Features of... See More  

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660495

Concerns for the Jay Treaty... A front page Proclamation by President Washington...

Item #660495

September 21, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Sept. 21, 1795  The front page features a quite lengthy address: "To the President of the United States of America" about concerns for the pending Jay Treaty. This is followed by a: "Proclamation - George Washington" about not recognizing a nice Counsel ambassador from England, signed in type: Geo. Washington.

Four pages, very handsome masth... See More  

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660470

Applying for pension benefits...

Item #660470

January 30, 1793

THE MAIL; OR CLAYPOOLE'S DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 30, 1793 



* American Revolutionary War victims

* Henry Knox document re. pension benefits




Page 2 has a document headed: "War Department" concerning pension benefits for those injured in the Revolutionary War. It is signed in type: H. Knox.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.... See More  

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660404

Front page Act signed by Sam Adams... Other thoughts on the Jay Treaty...

Item #660404

July 20, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 20, 1795  Half of the front page is taken up with an Act of the Massachusetts legislature, signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams.

Much of page 2 is taken up with: "Observations Against The TREATY." being the controversial Jay Treaty.

Four pages, very handsome masthead, never-trimmed margins, small binding holes at the blank spine. There a... See More  

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660402

The Jay Treaty: preventing another war...

Item #660402

July 13, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, July 9 and 13, 1795



* Jay's Treaty - John

* George Washington




A very significant pair of issues as they contain, in its entirety, the full text of the Jay Treaty, one of the more significant 18th century documents in American history.

Taking all of the front page and a bit of page 2 in the July 9,

concluding in the issue of the... See More  

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660398

Sam Adams issues a Proclamation...

Item #660398

June 29, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, June 29, 1795 



* Proclamation signed in type by Sam Adams



Page 2 has a "Proclamation" signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams.

Four pages, very handsome masthead, never-trimmed margins, small binding holes at the blank spine, great condition.... See More  

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660396

Acts by Sam Adams...

Item #660396

March 16, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, March 16, 1795 



* Nice 18th century masthead



Page 2 begins with two Acts from the Mass. legislature, each signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams.

Four pages, very handsome masthead, wide never-trimmed margins, small binding holes at the blank spine, great condition.... See More  

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660394

John Hancock document...

Item #660394

February 25, 1790

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Feb. 25, 1790 



* John Hancock signed in type



The entire front page is taken up with reports from the: "Congress of America", carrying over to page 2. Page 3 has a Resolve by the state of Massachusetts signed in type by the governor: John Hancock.

Four pages, wide, never-trimmed margins, small binding holes at the blank spine, great condition.... See More  

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660385

Disputed boundary between East and West Florida...

Item #660385

June 13, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 13, 1797 



* Rare 18th century publication

* President John Adams

* Early Florida boundary




Page 3 has a letter to Congress signed in type by the President: John Adams. The focus is on the disputed boundary line between the colonies of East and West Florida and the territory of the United States.

This was William Cobbett's important and c... See More  

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660371

Very rare & early British title... Published by Richard Steele...

Item #660371

July 25, 1715

THE ENGLISHMAN, London, July 25, 1715  This is one of the more rare British titles from the early part of the 18th century, published by the famed Richard Steele and being a continuation of his newspaper "The Guardian". It ran for just 95 issues. One writer noted it: "...targeted (and to some degree, created) the rising London middle class, both men and women, offering readers ... See More  

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660294

On General Gage in America...

Item #660294

November 01, 1782

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, November, 1782  Inside has an article: "Account of the Arrival of General Gage in America in the Year 1774, With the Proceedings of the Americans in Consequence of the Boston Port Bill Until the Appointment of a Congress".

Included is one of the two plates called for, a foldout (has wrinkles).

Complete in 48 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, one defective... See More  

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660278

Mutiny on the Bounty... Captain William Bligh...

Item #660278
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1790 



* Mutiny on the Bounty

* Captain William Bligh




Near the back of this issue (starting on page 463) is one of the more historic naval report of the 18th century, since romanticized by the famous movie, giving a fine account of the mutiny on board the ship Bounty. The report is headed: "Several Memorable Events have lately happened at ... See More  

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660239

Maryland resolves for peace, but only if independence is assured...

Item #660239

August 01, 1782

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, August, 1782  Under: "American Affairs" is a report from Annapolis which includes: "...announcing the arrival of Sir Guy Carleton at New York as a commissioner for making peace or war in North America...to enable the King of Great Britain to conclude a peace or truce with the United States (by the appellation of the revolted colonies) being laid be... See More  

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660235

Very descriptive of St. Lucia...

Item #660235

April 01, 1782

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, April, 1782  Inside has over a full page article: "An Account of  the Island of St. Lucia" which is very descriptive. The accompanying map called for is lacking. The other plate called for is lacking as well.

Complete in 56 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, very nice condition.



Formatted very much like the Gentleman's Magazine but a much more s... See More  

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660214

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown...

Item #660214
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, London, December and the Appendix issue for the year 1781 



* Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis

* Surrender at Yorktown VA Virginia

* Revolutionary War from the enemy




Certainly the most historic report in this issue--and perhaps in any issue from the Revolutionary War--is that near the back of the issue under "American Affairs". It is an "E... See More  

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660210

Early report of Cornwallis' surrender at Yorktown...

Item #660210

November 01, 1781

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, November, 1781 



* American Revolutionary War

* Early Cornwallis' surrender rpt.

* General Benedict Arnold




Certainly the most notable content is found near the back under the "Postscript", so noted as it contains recently-received news inserted in the issue just before being printed. It is dated November 27.

The report reads in part: "W... See More  

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660208

Review of a book on the Revolutionary War...

Item #660208

September 01, 1781

LONDON MAGAZINE, England, September, 1781  Under Review Of Books" is one  for: "The Revolution of America", which begins: "A narrative of the origin and progress of the rupture between Great Britain and her colonies, written with extreme partiality to the colonists, condemning in every point of view the conduct of the British government & justifying France and Spa... See More  

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660152

Huddy-Asgill Affair: Washington directed to set Capt. Asgill free...

Item #660152

December 10, 1782

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Dec. 10, 1782  A very handsome issue with ornate lettering in the masthead makes is nice for display.

The prime content is the page 2 reporting on the Huddy-Asgill Affair. Website have full details, but in brief Capt. Huddy, an American officer, was hanged by the British in reprisal  for the killing of a Loyalist. Washington ... See More  

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660094

Washington cannot be dislodged...

Item #660094

August 01, 1779

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, August, 1779



* General George Washington

* American Revolutionary War




Near the back is a full page headed: "American Affairs" which includes a letter from Vice Admiral Peter Parker on events at Jamaica.

Also a report noting: "...The American fort commanded by General McDougal was so strong, being situated in a mountainous & almost inaccessib... See More  

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660037

Naval events in the Revolutionary War... Reference to the surrender at Saratoga...

Item #660037

January 01, 1778

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, January, 1778  Over 2 pages are taken up with a: "Dialogue Between an Englishman and an American Descendant from  English Ancestors" (see for portions).

Over 2 pages near the back has: "American Affairs" which includes a report from Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Howe on the state of the navy in American waters, written from on board his shi... See More  

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660024

Ben Franklin on learning to swim...

Item #660024
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, January, 1779  Inside has nearly two pages on: "Useful Hints For Learning To Swim, In a Letter to a Friend, by Benj. Franklin, L.L.D. F.R.S."

Also within: "On the Fatal Effects of Revenge" and: "On Female Conduct" & so much more. Near the back are news reports of the day but I see no war-related content.

Complete in 48 pages, 5... See More  

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660019

Washington and Howe, and more...

Item #660019

October 02, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Oct. 2, 1777 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy




Page 3 has a report from London beginning: "An officer in General Howe's army has written to his wife in Dublin a very melancholy account of the late expedition of the Howes...found themselves repulsed by General Washington's whole army. The conflict was sharp... See More  

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660013

Both plates are present...

Item #660013

October 01, 1777

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, October, 1777  Perhaps the most interesting feature of this issue is the nice and intricately engraving print of the skyline of London on the title/contents page.

Among the articles noted are: "Historical Anecdotes" "The History of Nancy Pelham" "Detached Thoughts by a Young Lady" "Account of The Quaker, a New Musical Piece&quo... See More  

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660005

Two Proclamations by General Howe... Wealth of war reporting...

Item #660005
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, June, 1777  "American State Papers" has a Proclamation signed in type  by: W. Howe, concerning soldiers who were pressured into leaving the King's allegiance, offering pardon if they return. Plus another Proclamation signed by Howe offering acres of land in America at the war's end to those who enlist for two years.

Near the back
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659998

Letter signed by G. Washington... England's frivolous advantages...

Item #659998

September 23, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Sept. 23, 1777



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy




The front page has a few news items from the war in America, including: "...from Philadelphia we have an account that the Provincials have strongly secured the environs of that city...that the taking of Phila. is as impossible this year to our army as the taking of Pekin.... See More  

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659976

Much on the hated Massachusetts Government Act, one of the Intolerable Acts...

Item #659976

March 01, 1775

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, March, 1775  Terrific American content including: "An Abstract of the Bill for the Better Regulating the Government of the Province of Massachusetts Bay in North America" which takes nearly 2 pages. This is followed by the: "Lords Protest Against the Above Bill" which is nearly 3 pages.

This was the "Massachusetts Government Act", o... See More  

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659918

Gage arrives, Bostonians refuse to trade...

Item #659918

June 01, 1774

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, June, 1774  Articles include: "Some Observations on the Characters of the English in General, and the Lower People in Particular" "Thoughts on the Reformation" and so much more. Among "Review of New Publications" is: The Chains of Slavery" and; "A Speech Intended to have Been Spoken on the Bill for Altering the Charter of t... See More  

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659892

David Garrick's house and gardens...

Item #659892

October 01, 1773

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, October, 1773  Near the back is a report form Charleston concerning concerns for a drought in the area.

A detailed article on: "Mr. Garrick's House and Gardens at Hampton" which is accompanied by a nicely engraved, full page plate of it. David Garrick was a famous actor, playwright and theater manager. There are a number of theaters named for him.

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659890

Inhabitants of New Zealand... Plate of Algernon Sidney...

Item #659890

July 01, 1773

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, July, 1773  Near the back is a nearly full column report headed: "America - New York". Also an article: "Interesting Anecdotes of the Life of Algernon Sydney, the English Patriot" as well as a full page plate of him. Sidney was an English politician who was accused of platting against the life of Charles II, for which he would be executed.

Ov... See More  

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659888

Handsome engraving of the skyline of London...

Item #659888

April 01, 1773

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, April, 1773  Perhaps the most interesting feature is the full title/contents page which has a very intricately engraved view of the skyline of London at the time, making this very decorative.

The contents page shows a broad mix of articles  including: "Debates of a Political Club" "The School of Love" "Origin of the Centaurs" &... See More  

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659824

Engraving of the skyline of London... News from Boston...

Item #659824

August 01, 1771

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, August, 1771  Perhaps the most interesting feature is the full title/contents page which has a very intricately engraved view of the skyline of London at the time, making this very decorative.

Near the back is the "Monthly Chronologer" which includes over a full page of reports headed "America" with items from Boston, including 2 messages fro... See More  

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659814

Trade with America...

Item #659814

January 01, 1771

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, January, 1771  Included are nearly 3 pages on: "The Present State of the British Trade with Europe, Africa, and America" with much detail.

An interesting feature is the full title/contents page which has a very intricately engraved view of the skyline of London at the time, making this very decorative.

The plates called for are lacking.

Complete in 5... See More  

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$39.00
659774

Problems with the non-importation agreement...

Item #659774

September 01, 1770

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  

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659756

Detailed article on America, with mention of trade and taxes...

Item #659756

October 01, 1765

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, October, 1765  Over two pages are taken up with a fine and quite detailed article on America, its geography, economy,  and relations with England. It begins: "The British empire on the continent of America is well known to be extremely extensive, and is, by our late conquests, and the cessions that have been made to us, become entirely compact..." ... See More  

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659755

Great article on the kindness of Native Americans...

Item #659755

October 01, 1765

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, October, 1765  Perhaps the most interesting feature is the full title/contents page which has a very intricately engraved view of the skyline of London at the time, making this very decorative.

Inside has over a full page taken up with an: "Extract of a Letter from Philadelphia" on "Indian Generosity and Humanity", an uncommonly nice, complim... See More  

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659753

Effect on non-importation in America, a result of the Sugar Act...

Item #659753

July 01, 1765

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, July, 1765  Perhaps the most interesting feature is the full title/contents page which has a very intricately engraved view of the skyline of London at the time, making this very decorative.

Inside has a nearly half page letter from New York which relates the results of the non-importation merchants are abiding to in consequence of the Sugar Act: "The late ... See More  

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$58.00
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