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656525

Very large map of Europe... Oswego in the French & Indian War... Judaica item...

Item #656525
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1756 



* Great & quite large map of Europe

* Oswego - French & Indian War

* Judaica - Jewish content




The prime feature would be the very nice & large foldout map titled in the cartouche: "A New & Correct CHART  of  EUROPE..." which shows all of Europe as well as Iceland, Russia, North Africa, a... See More  

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$180.00
656497

Benedict Arnold destroys the British fort at St. John's, Canada... Much on the troubles in America... The Gunpowder Incident...

Item #656497

June 16, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, June 16, 1775  This newspaper was published Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. A very rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonial Virginia.

The front page has a report which reports on the: "...The rise & progress... See More  

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$5,650.00
656244

Note from President Washington...

Item #656244

September 26, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 26, 1795 



* President George Washington



Page 3 has a small item prefaced with: "The following is the concluding paragraph of the answer of the President of the United States to the Chairman of the Norfolk meeting against the Treaty:" and what follows is the paragraph, signed in type: G. Washington.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, archival ... See More  

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$60.00
656182

America will soon manufacture better products than found in England...

Item #656182

April 12, 1787

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 12, 1787  The back page has a brief & seemingly insignificant report: "By accounts from America...the manufacture of nail is brought to such perfection throughout the United States as to stop the importation of that article; and they are in great expectation of rivaling Great Britain in many other branches of manufacture." This statement says... See More  

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$48.00
656181

Newspaper edited by the famed Jonathan Swift...

Item #656181

July 01, 1713

THE EXAMINER, London, 1713  This editorial-format newspaper was edited by the famed Jonathan Swift at this time (of Gulliver's Travels fame), It promoted a Tory perspective on British politics, at a time when Queen Anne had replaced Whig ministers with Tories.

Complete as a single sheet newspaper as was typical of the day, 7 1/2 by 13 inches, nice condition.

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$56.00
655988

On the exchange of prisoners...

Item #655988
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1779  Inside includes the: "Second Letter from Admiral Gambier to the American Congress" which is his plea for the release of: "...an innocent officer imprisoned for being the bearer of a sealed packet..." with much more. This if followed be a letter signed in type by: Francis Lightfoot Lee.

Near the back under "American News&... See More  

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$45.00
655985

Colonies to work together to repeal the Acts of Parliament...

Item #655985

November 13, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 13, 1770  Page 2 has: "America" with news from Philadelphia noting: "...consequence of an agreement...by several importers of dry goods...a large body of inhabitants met this day at the State House at Philadelphia...came to the following resolutions...That the adopting the Maryland agreement...would...tend to keep up a harmony among the Colon... See More  

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$46.00
655970

Uncommon title...

Item #655970

January 30, 1753

THE SCOURGE, London, Jan. 30, 1753  



* Rare title



A very curious and uncommon newspaper from England done in editorial format, popular with other titles at that time as well. It was published "By Oxymel Busby, Esq." as noted in the masthead. This newspaper lasted but 81 issues.

Single column format with 6 pages, 7 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, some dirtiness to a portion of the ftpg.... See More  

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$33.00
655963

Death of the King of England...

Item #655963
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1760 



* George II of Great Britain death

* French and Indian War




Contains a lengthy article: "An Account of the Taking of Montreal & the subjecting all Canada to the Crown of Great Britain, from the Letters of Maj. Gen. Amherst...". This article takes over 3 pages. It is followed by another nice article: "Description of the ... See More  

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$89.00
655592

Two accounts of Bunker Hill, Washington becomes commander-in-chief, so much more. In a Virginia newspaper...

Item #655592

July 14, 1775

VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, July 14, 1775 



* Battle of Bunker Hill - Siege of Boston

* George Washington becomes Commander-in-Chief




This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. A very rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonia... See More  

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655503

A Northwest Passage through North America...

Item #655503
SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, 1744



* A Northwest Passage through North America



A very nice pre-Revolutionary War magazine from the "mother country". This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907. This "Supplement" issue was done at the end of the year.



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$32.00
655467

Joseph Priestley... John Adams & George Washington signatures...

Item #655467

June 07, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 7, 1794  Page 2 has a message to Congress, signed in type: Go. Washington, and also a report noting in part: "...a gentleman immediately from New Orleans who descended the rivers Ohio and Mississippi...that a body of General Clark's party...collected at the mouth of Cumberland River...their intentions were...to proceed to Louisiana for the purpose of ... See More  

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655261

Revolutionary War events in the South...

Item #655261

April 19, 1779

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, April 19, 1779 



* Rare Revolutionary War era title



Two columns on pages 1 & 2 are taken up with: "Travels Through the Interior Parts of North America in the Years 1766, 1767, and 17678. By J. Carver..." which has some interesting reading. One item notes: "...many obstructions would arise to my scheme from the want of good maps and ... See More  

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$59.00
655256

Handsome & early newspaper for display...

Item #655256

June 01, 1714

THE POST BOY, London, England, June 1, 1714  



* Rare & early 18th century issue

* Nice masthead engravings




The front of the issue has a dateline Petersburg in which they were experienced such a sudden thaw that earlier in the day, they crossed the Nerva by carriages but by evening they crossed by boat.

From Hague, "...the Court was under a great Consternation, because that Pr... See More  

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655249

George Washington is elected President...

Item #655249
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, May, 1789 



* George Washington elected 1st president of U.S.

* Report from his Revolutionary War enemy (historic)




Certainly the most significant---and very historic--report in this issue is the account under the heading "America" of George Washington being elected the first President of the United States. The full text can be seen in... See More  

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$345.00
655237

Oswego during the French & Indian War, with maps...

Item #655237
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1757 



* Forts Oswego and Ontario

* French and Indian war with map




Inside has is a quite lengthy article titled: "An Historical Account of American Affairs during the Two last years, with a particular journal of the Siege & Surrender of Oswego" with this text taking over six pages. This text also includes a report headed &quo... See More  

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$455.00
655236

From the Revolutionary War...

Item #655236
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1780  A fine opportunity to purchase a magazine from during the Revolutionary War at a reasonable price, as there is very little American content in this issue. Just one report in the "Historical Chronicle" with two items: "There have been no material advices from America that can be rely'd on. A vague report...that two French sh... See More  

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$37.00
655105

Daniel Mendoza the famous Jewish boxer...

Item #655105

January 22, 1788

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 22, 1788 



* Daniel Mendoza - The fighting Jew

* Richard Humphries - 1st of 3 fight




Inside has most of a column taken up with: "Mendoza's Answer to Humphries' Challenge" signed in type: Daniel Mendoza. Mendoza was a famous Jewish boxer who transformed the English stereotype of a Jew from a weak, defenseless person into someone deserv... See More  

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655091

Building lot for sale in the new federal capital...

Item #655091

August 18, 1791

DUNLAPS AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 18, 1791 



* Washington D.C. land sale

* Early U.S. government




The front page has a nice ad concerning the sale of a "Number of Lots in the Federal City." Mentions that the President of the United States approved the "...Sites for the Public Buildings pursuant to the Act passed by Congress ...for establ... See More  

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$72.00
655073

Examining the American economy...

Item #655073

May 25, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 25, 1791  The entire ftpg. is taken up with: "...Lord Sheffield's Observations on the Commerce of the United States of America"

A page 2 report from Connecticut says that The Hon. Roger Sherman, Esq. is elected to represent this State in the Senate of the U.S. A page 3 report states that Vice President John Adams was elected President of the
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655071

President Washington's tour through the South...

Item #655071

May 21, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 21, 1791 



* President George Washington

* Southern tour - South Carolina




Page two contains a report headed: "Tour of the President" through the South, with reports of his visits to Charleston & Georgetown, South Carolina. Page 3 has a report headed: "The late Duel" with details.

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

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$52.00
655003

Report from a letter datelined at Monterey, California, 1786...

Item #655003

May 19, 1787

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 19, 1787  Inside has a very rare, early account of a visit to California as part of a voyage to explore the Bering Sea (off Alaska) by Jean-François de Galaup de la Pérouse. It notes in part: "...following melancholy intelligence imparted by one of the companions of Mons. de la Peyrouse during the latter's voyage round the world; it is... See More  

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654953

From the period of the French & Indian War...

Item #654953

January 30, 1758

THE DAILY ADVERTISER, London, January 30, 1758.

 

* Uncommon title

* 18th century original

* French & Indian War period




As the title might suggest the emphasis was on advertisements with a tremendous number found within this complete, four page issue. This is a nice issue from during the period of the French & Indian War in America although I do not find any such content in thi... See More  

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654952

18th century Title from Birmingham...

Item #654952

June 11, 1798

ARIS'S BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE, England, August 6, 1798.

 

* Uncommon title

* 18th century original




This is perhaps the first 18th century newspaper we have offered from Birmingham. Filled with various news & ads of the day, it is full folio size with 4 pages with a partial red-inked tax stamp on the front page. Nice condition.

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654924

Great foldout map of Genoa, Italy... Early Ben Franklin item...

Item #654924
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1747  Inside includes the well-known Ben Franklin item: "Speech of Molly Baker". To date, this is the earliest Ben Franklin appearance in a Gentleman's Magazine and perhaps within any British publication, as confirmed by the Franklin Papers, Yale University.

Nearly five pages are taken up with an: "Account of the Behavi
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654916

Much on the virtues of coffee... Still with both plates...

Item #654916

December 01, 1785

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1785  Contains a wide range of articles with one of the more interesting being: "Dr. Moseley's Elucidation of the Virtues of Coffee" taking nearly 3 pages. Near the back is news headed: "America" taking almost an entire page and reports on an Indian treaty & other events from the United States & Canada (see).

Con... See More  

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654912

French & Indian War content...

Item #654912
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, December, 1755  One of the nicer features of this issue is the very nice title page engraving of the skyline of London in the 1750's, which has much detail (see photos). There is also a nice article taking over a full page: "Account of the British Plantations in America" which is very descriptive of Virginia (see photos).

Other items in this issue ... See More  

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$57.00
654804

Earliest newspaper in your collection?

Item #654804

December 03, 1644

NOUVELLES, Paris, France, December 3, 1644  This issue predates the earliest English language newspaper we have in our inventory by several years. It was the "sister" publication of the "Gazette", the very first regular newspaper published in France, started in 1631 by Théophraste Renaudot but with influential backing by the powerful Cardinal de Richelieu. This titl... See More  

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$288.00
654695

On the resignation of General Burgoyne...

Item #654695

April 18, 1780

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & THE WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 18, 1780



* General John Burgoyne resignation

* re. Surrender at Saratoga - New York




The entire front page, two-thirds of page 2, and half of page 3 are taken up with: "...the various letters that passed between the late and present secretary at War and Lieutenant General Burgoyne, previous to that officer's res... See More  

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$488.00
654681

The Garden of Eden... Much on early Hebrew history...

Item #654681
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, February, 1738 



* The Garden of Eden 



Certainly the most interesting article within this issue is one titled: "Account of the Garden of Eden..." which begins: "Moses tells us that the Ark rested upon the mountains of Ararat...And that afterwards mankind journeyed from thence & settled in the land of Shinar...
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654577

"The Swedish Intelligencer" by Butter and Bourne...

Item #654577

January 01, 1632

THE SWEDISH INTELLIGENCER, "The Second Part", London, 1632 



* Very rare 17th century periodical

* Publisher Nathaniel Butter




A quite rare newsbook by the famed publishing team of Nathaniel Butter and Nicholas Bourne who are credited with being the founders of the English language periodical format, taken from like-publishers in Germany & Amsterdam. Curiously some of the f... See More  

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$4,450.00
654558

A Proclamation signed by Sir Guy Carleton...

Item #654558

December 18, 1783

DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, Dec. 18, 1783 



* Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester proclamation

* Revolutionary War - American & British relations




The front page has a report from late in the Revolutionary War, noting Sir Guy Carleton's concern for the lack of friendship between the Americans and departing British. Included is: "A Proclamation" which notes in pa... See More  

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$48.00
654458

Cape Breton & Louisbourgh in Canada...

Item #654458
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1747  Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Directions to Make Cyder Exceeding French Wine" "Recipe to Present Sea Sickness" "Scheme to Tax Tickets for Plays, etc." and many more.
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" with various news reports of the day, including an "Ex
... See More  

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$55.00
654457

Maps of Jamaica and Havana, Cuba...

Item #654457
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1762  Although typically missing from most issues, this magazine still contains the full page plate titled: "A Map Of the Island of Jamaica" which shows much detail. Accompanying this map is a nice and detailed article on Jamaica which describes it geographically, gives a bit of history on how it was settled, and some text on its economy.... See More  

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$188.00
654456

Jamaica, Cuba & the Caribbean... Early electricity

Item #654456
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1762  This magazine is missing the plates of "A Map Of the Island of Jamaica" and "Plan of the City and Harbour of the Havanna", Cuba, but there is a report near the back which relates to it, beginning: "Porto Rico is a large Spanish island, well fortified; and Hispaniola belonging to both France & Spain is much larger ... See More  

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$67.00
654263

America's first successful newspaper...

Item #654263

April 17, 1740

THE BOSTON WEEKLY NEWS-LETTER, "New England", April 10-17, 1740  



* Earliest of American newspapers to be had



This very rare title was the first successful newspaper in the colonies, having begun in 1704 and lasting until the British occupation of Boston in 1776. It was only preceded by "Public Occurrances Both Foreign and Domestick" which published just a singl... See More  

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$4,540.00
654261

A Tory newspaper printed in occupied Philadelphia...

Item #654261

January 07, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, January 7, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. Rarely found today.

All of the front page is taken up with advertiseme... See More  

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$395.00
654260

Revolutionary War events in the South...

Item #654260

November 06, 1779

THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Nov. 6, 1779 



* American Revolutionary War

* Southern events - Georgia & more




Most of the first column is taken up with the details of a non-exportation act by the state of Rhode Island, similar to that enacted by Massachusetts & Connecticut. Included are the penalties for those found guilty. Also an act for: "...... See More  

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$615.00
654172

Great foldout plate of a naval battle...

Item #654172
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1760  A prime feature of this issue is the very nice & dramatic foldout plate captioned: "A Representation of the Engagement between his Majesty's Ship the Monmouth Capt. Gardiner, and the Foudroyant, a French Man of War on 28th Feb., 1758" which shows a dramatic naval  battle (see photo). This plate folds out to measures 9 1/2 b... See More  

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$59.00
654165

The Jacobite Rebellion...

Item #654165
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, November, 1746  There is still content on the Jacobite Rebellion, with: "Rebels Tried at York". And near the back is half a page on: "Executed at York" (see photos). Also a report from the: "Boston Gazette" in America concerning the troubles with France in Louisbourgh and Cape Breton, Canada (see for portions). Th
... See More  

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$60.00
654008

Map of Barbados, Tobago & more...

Item #654008
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, April, 1749  Perhaps the best feature of this issue is the great title page engraving of the skyline of London from the mid-18th century, with St. Paul's Cathedral dominating. Also of much interest is the half page map of the: "Islands of Tobago, Barbadoes, etc." with a related article. Also shows are St. Vincent, Granada, a portion of Trinidad &... See More  

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$58.00
653767

The much desired newspaper by John Peter Zenger...

Item #653767

July 21, 1735

THE NEW-YORK WEEKLY JOURNAL, July 21, 1735 



* Earliest of American newspapers to be had



This is the very rare & early newspaper printed by John Peter Zenger who, just 8 months earlier was arrested for the critical comments he made in his newspaper about a decision made by the British Governor of New York, William Cosby. The result was a famous libel case in which Zenger was acquitte... See More  

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$5,850.00
653755

The coronation of King George III...

Item #653755

September 29, 1761

THE LONDON CHRONICLE: or, UNIVERSAL EVENING POST, London, September 29, 1761  



* George III of the United Kingdom



The front page begins the report on the coronation of King George III. "This day his Majesty King George the Third, and Queen Charlotte, were crowned in the abbey church of Westminster, with the ceremonies accustomed upon that great and glorious solemnity...". The ... See More  

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$385.00
653632

Cornwallis, Clinton, Charleston...

Item #653632
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, December, 1780  The issue begins with 7 pages of "Proceedings in the Last Parliament" which includes discussion of the Revolutionary War in America.

Near the back in the "Historical Chronicle" is a lengthy items concerning John Trumbull, son of the governor of Connecticut, with some talk of Franklin's grandson, etc. Another report ... See More  

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$65.00
653506

Three letters signed by Napoleon Bonaparte...

Item #653506

July 27, 1796

THE HERALD: A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, July 27, 1796  Much of the ftpg. is taken up with: "Treaty Of Peace, Concluded between the King of Sardinia & the French Republic" which has a related letter signed in type: Buonaparte. Inside has more on the military work of Napoleon including two more letters signed: Buonaparte. 

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

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$44.00
653503

Creation of the Department of the Navy...

Item #653503

June 20, 1798

THE SPECTATOR, New York, June 20, 1798 



* United States Department of the Navy creation

* Thomas Jefferson & John Adams forms




A very significant issue, as the front page contains the Act of Congress which formally established the Department of the Navy.

The United States Navy can trace its history back to 1775 when the Continental Congress passed a resolution creating the Continen... See More  

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$655.00
653453

Congress needs to protect American ships in the Mediterranean...

Item #653453

April 21, 1787

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 21, 1787 



* Early American trade

* U.S. vessels to protect ?




Inside has a "Letter from New York" which mentions in part: "The Congress have it in contemplation to send some vessels of force into the European seas, particularly into the Mediterranean, to protect the trade of the United States..." with more.

Eight pages, never bou... See More  

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$34.00
653377

John Adams and the XYZ Affair...

Item #653377

July 04, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 4, 1798 



* re. the XYZ Affair

* France relations

* John Adams




The front page, most of pg. 2 & some of page 5 are taken up with a lengthy letter from the U.S. ambassadors to the French ministers of state concerning the XYZ Affair, including an introductory note signed by the President: John Adams.

Four pages, nice cond... See More  

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$53.00
653340

Battle of Savannah... Captain Cook...

Item #653340
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1780 



* Siege of Savannah - Georgia

* Benjamin Lincoln letter

* Captain James Cook - South Seas




Near the back is a section headed: "Advices Received from America" which includes: "Gen. Lincoln's Letter to Congress on the defeat of the combined Army before Georgia" with a dateline of Charleston, Oct. 22, 1779. This... See More  

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$165.00
653296

The kangeroo described... Approval of the Jay Treaty by Congress...

Item #653296
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1796  Included is an interesting and quite descriptive article on the kangaroo, perhaps the earliest such report we have seen. Bits include: "...The Gamgarou, or, as Pennant calls it, Kangaroo, is a native of New South Wales and first discovered by that able and much lamented navigator Capt. Cook. The proportions of this animal are singular in a gr... See More  

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$33.00
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