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September 07, 1795
FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Sept. 7, 1795 Page 2 has a report: "The Death of the Dauphin" which mentions: "...will not, it is imagined make any difference in the affairs of France....the popularity of Monsieur the eldest brother of Louis the XVI. The fact is, there is not a man more universally detested thro' all France...".
Four pages, very nice condition.... See More
Item #652022THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August & September, 1761 (a two issue set)
The August issue has: details, songs, and plates related to the marriage and Coronation of William III and Charlotte, Princess Mecklemberg. Also included is a detailed historical account (taking nearly 8 pages) of the Coronation of King James II and Queen Mary, from 1685, which mentions their Coronation being u... See More
February 15, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, February 15, 1783
* End of Revolutionary War
* King George III proclamation
* The cessation of hostilities
Certainly the prime--and very historic--content takes over one-third of the back page, headed: "By the KING, A PROCLAMATION Declaring the Cessation of Arms, as well by sea as land, Agreed Upon Between his Majesty's the most Christian King,... See More
Item #651836THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1774 This issue begins with the: "Memoirs of the Life of the Late King of France" which is accompanied by a full page plate of him: "Lewis XV, King of France and Navarre..." who died on May 10, 1774. Actually this plate is not called for in the title/contents page but is here because the article is, plus it is called for in the m... See More
June 10, 1766
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 10, 1766 Most of the front page is taken up with details of a pamphlet tiled: "Extract from Free & Candid Remarks on a Late Celebrated Oration, with some Few occasional Thoughts on the Late Commotions in America", relating to the issue of taxing the Americans (see for portions).
Page 6 has a curious item headed "America" datelined ... See More
December 16, 1746
THE DAILY GAZETTEER, OR LONDON ADVERTISER, England, December 16, 1746 The phrase: "A Vigorous War, or Glorious Peace" is boldly printed in the middle of the masthead (see photos). An interesting newspaper from this pivotal year of the Jacobite Rebellion, single sheet, with various news items on the front page and the back page mostly taken up with ads.
Folio-size, trimmed at the m... See More
July 25, 1798
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, London, July 25, 1798 The bottom of page 7 has an interesting item concerning: "The temper of Sir Isaac Newton..." (see).
Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 12 1/2 inches, nice condition. Partial red tax stamp on the ftpg.
Item #651431GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1799
* Lord Horatio Nelson victorious over Napoleon Bonaparte
* Battle of the Nile
The prime content in this issue is the excellent and detailed account of Sir Horatio Nelson's victory over French at the Battle of the Nile, or the Battle of Aboukir Bay. This is actually part of a very lengthy continuing article from a previous issue. Inc... See More
September 26, 1814
NEDER LANDSCHE STAATS COURANT, The Hague, Netherlands, Sept. 26, 1814 Title translates to "Dutch Government Gazette". A four page issue in the Dutch language with a nice coat-of-arms engraving in the masthead. Archivally rejoined at the spine, very nice condition.
November 22, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 22, 1783 Page 3 has a report from Charleston concerning commerce. Also a dateline from Savannah. Then a report from Congress concerning the finances of the country which includes a document signed in type: Robert Morris. Also a dispatch: "That it had been formally debated in Congress at Prince-Town [Princeton] whether the delegates should return to Ph... See More
November 20, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 20, 1783
* Post Revolutionary War
* Trade with America
Page 6 has a report from the South Carolina Gazette has a note that Sweden has lessened the duties of items from America in order to encourage commerce. Then a letter from France beginning: "Since the Preliminaries of Peace have been signed & ratified, the Farmers-general have lost all... See More
Item #651244THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1778 An inside page has a graphic depiction of a: "Plan of the Encampment of a Battalion of Six Companies of Infantry" with related text. An article debates on Burgoyne and the charge against him of: "...employing savages...ever esteemed the Indian alliances, at best, a necessary evil..." with more. Another page has "Gen. W... See More
November 06, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 6, 1783
* Closing events of the Revolutionary War
The ftpg. has a letter from Philadelphia noting in part: "The arts of factious demagogues have hitherto prevented a calm consideration of those articles of the treaty that respect the Loyalists...certain obnoxious characters that it is imagined will not he permitted to return."
Page 7 has: "... See More
September 27, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 27, 1783
* Treaty of Paris (signing) announcement
* End of the American Revolutionary War
It was on Sept. 3, 1783, when that Treaty of Paris was formally signed by all parties. There were actually four treaties involving England with America, France, Spain, and the Dutch Republic. The treaty would be printed in the next issue of this newspaper (September... See More
September 20, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 20, 1783 The bkpg. has a report: "Private letters from New York mention that the inhabitants of the new State of Vermont are determined to encounter every danger, and even to form alliances with the Indian nations, rather than be incorporated with, or, as they conceive, subjected to the control of any of the United American States...".
Earlier ... See More
Item #651129THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1763 Over two pages within are taken up with: "Queries Relative to the Constitution of Maryland" which raises such questions as: "Does not the legislature of Maryland consist of three branches...?...Who composes the Upper House?...Does not the council consist of 12 members when complete?...Who sits as judges in the superior court... See More
Item #651050THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1778 Among the articles within are: "The Theory of Insulating Bodies Examined, & some of the Supposed Properties which Electricians have ascribed to Glass, proved by Experiments not to Exist" includes reference to Ben Franklin; "On the Worshiping of the Primitive Christians to the East", and more.
The most significant co... See More
Item #651044SUPPLEMENT FOR THE YEAR 1789 of the "Gentleman's Magazine", London. This is the supplementary issue issued at the end of the year, with much of the content taken up with: "Parliamentary Proceedings of the Lords and Commons". Of special interest is a letter datelined from New York headed: "American Passport from Dr. Franklin for Captain Cook" which includes a... See More
Item #651014THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1756 Under the heading: "American News" is a report which includes: "...concerning Oswego still continue to be contradictory...the last letters from Albany say that the French had burnt the fort & put almost the whole garrison to the sword..." and mention that Col. Webb was sent to reinforce the place & foun... See More
Item #651008THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1737 Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Mr. Facio's Letter Concerning the Hebrew Accents" "An Instance of the Excellent Use of the Hebrew Accents" "Literal Translations of the Hebrew Code Ungrammatical, False, etc." "Hebrew Tenses not to be used Promiscuously" "Of Abraham... See More
Item #651007THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1732 Near the back is the "Monthly Intelligencer" which includes a list of the: "Trustees Appointed for Establishing the New Colony in Georgia, Incorporated by a Charter now Passing" and which includes within the list: James Oglethorpe (see photos). There is also a brief item: "From South Carolina".
The issue begins w... See More
May 04, 1706
HISTORISCHE ANMERCSUNGEN, Germany, May 4, 1706
* Rare & early 18th century German periodical
A very unusual periodical as most of the front page is taken up with a very intricately engraved print. This issue contains 8 pages and is in the German language, measuring 6 3/4 by 8 inches, some light damp staining near the margins, nice condition. ... See More
July 14, 1793
GAZETTE DES PAYS-BAS, Brussels, Belgium, July 14, 1793
* Rare 18th century title
* Nice masthead
Title translates to "Netherlands Gazette", then: "With Privilege of His Majesty the Emperor and King." The coat-of-arms is of Leopold II of Austria. Totally in French as France occupied Belgium prior to this date, and then again from 1794 to 1814.
A four pages issue pl... See More
July 24, 1793
COURIER DU BAS-RHIN, July 24, 1793 This translates to "Courier From the Lower Rhine". Totally in French, this is the first of this title we have offered. Eight pages, 6 1/2 by 7 3/4 inches, very nice condition.
May 05, 1792
THE DUBLIN CHRONICLE, Ireland, May 5, 1792 Ornate lettering int he masthead of this uncommon title. Filled with news items from Europe, and discussion in the "House of Commons" on the: "Quebec Bill".
Eight pages, 9 1/4 by 12 inches, pgs. 3 & 4 close-trimmed at the bottom affects some words, otherwise good condition.
July 01, 1781
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, July, 1781 Although near the back are two pages headed: "American Affairs" the content is primarily concerning events in the Caribbean. Otherwise various article of an eclectic nature as was the format at the time.
The two plates called for are lacking.
Complete in 48 pages, 5 by 8 inches, very nice, clean condition.
Formatted very much like the G... See More
April 01, 1781
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, April, 1781 The back 2 pages have various correspondence concerning the capture of St. Eustatius, when the British seized the Dutch-owned island in the Caribbean.
Both plates called for are present (see).
Complete in 48 pages, 5 by 8 inches, a bit close-trimmed at the right margin of the title/contents page only, very nice condition.
Formatted very mu... See More
February 28, 1754
THE CONNOISSEUR "By Mr. Town [pseud.], Critic, and Censor-General", London, Feb. 28, 1754 A weekly paper which lasted about 2 1/2 years as a "commoner's" counterpart to "The World" (which we sell as well), a periodical of about the same time which dealt more with the interests of aristocrats.
James Boswell says in his "Life of Johnson", "...I... See More
September 01, 1780
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, September, 1780 A early article on Japan with: "Curious Account of the Inhabitants of the Empire of Japan, Their Government, Manners, & Customers..." which takes 3 1/2 pages.
Near the back is: "American Affairs" taking nearly a full page, mostly on naval events in the Caribbean, but it also includes a report from Hartford noting Wa... See More
April 13, 1793
MASSACHUSETTS MERCURY, Boston, April 13, 1793 Most of the ftpg is a recollection of the: "Ceremony of Consecrating & Crowning the Late King of France" in 1775, given that he was beheaded recently. The prefacing note begins: "The transition from the throne to the scaffold has been short..." with some details in the following issue.
Four pages, 8 3/4 by 10 12 inches, a... See More
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
January 27, 1746
A four page news sheet rather than a typical newspaper. This rare item is headed: "JOURNAL Du Siege de la Ville de Bruxelles, par Les Armes de France." translating to: "Journal of the Siege of the City of Brussels, by the Arms of France."
The text begins with the date: January 27, 1746. As a bit of history, Belgium ad been under Spanish rules from 1585 until early in the 1700&... See More
March 18, 1749
THE WESTMINSTER JOURNAL OR NEW WEEKLY MISCELLANY, London, March 18, 1748-9 (1749 by our calendar). Basically British reporting however one-third of the front page is taken up with discussion concerning fishing rights in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and the vicinity. Also an item on the boundaries of Nova Scotia.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, some damp staining, nice red tax stamp on the ftpg., ... See More
October 13, 1753
THE WESTMINSTER JOURNAL OR NEW WEEKLY MISCELLANY, London, Oct. 13, 1753 A rather rare title with basically British reporting with some news from elsewhere including a small report from Boston headed "Plantation News". Page 3 reports on "Robberies & Commitments" "Accidents" "Marriages" and "Deaths".
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, red ... See More
Item #650335THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1772 This issue contains a lengthy article titled: "Sketch for a Settlement on the Mississippi" (see for portions). A plate is called for however it is lacking.
This issue also includes a full page plate titled: "Hudson Bay Ptarmigan..." which shows two views of this bird (see images). There is also a related art... See More
Item #650331GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1796 Certainly the most notable content is the: "Interesting Intelligence from the American States" which takes over 3 pages of text. Over 2 pages of this text is taken up with George Washington's state-of-the-union address to the nation. It is dated at Philadelphia, Dec. 8 & is prefaced with: "This day, the President met both... See More
Item #650328THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1784
Among the articles are: "Ancient Customs Elucidated--The Feast of Yule" "History of the Race of Gypsies Further Illustrated" which takes nearly 3 pages; "An Account of the Experiments Made by the Aerostatic Machine of M.M. Montgolfier" the famous balloonist (see); and more.
There is over half a page on the Q... See More
Item #650324THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1735 Without a doubt, the most noteworthy item is the text the speech made by Moses Bon Saam, a free negro from Jamaica, which takes about 3 columns (see images). More can be discovered regarding this speech at: Moses Bon Saam.
A quite comical article is in regards to the benefits of flogging: "A New Dissertation on Flogging", which... See More
Item #650315SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE FOR THE YEAR 1742, London, England. This "Supplement" issue was published at the end of the year. Within this issue is a great article titled: "The Spanish Invasion of Georgia" which takes 5 pages, and includes a small map which shows the various islands off the coast of Georgia, including Jekyll Island and St. Simons Island (see ). Th... See More
Item #650314THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1754 Included within is an article: "New Invented Sea-gage Described" which includes a half page illustration (see). Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news of the day including some items under the heading "America". they include report relating to the French & Indian War such as: &quo... See More
Item #650312GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1760 Among the articles in this issue are: "Scheme for Widening the Narrow Streets in London" "Charge Against Gen. T--sh--d for his Conduct at Quebec" which takes over 3 pages (see for beginning); "The Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's Accession" "History of the London Brewery" "Queries Concerning the... See More
Item #650311THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1767 Among the articles within are: "Observations on the American Locust" which takes nearly two pages and includes three illustrations of them (see); "Journey to the Written Mountains" includes a foldout plate showing the inscriptions there, near the Red Sea (see), measuring 8 by 10 1/2 inches; "Acts for the Preservation... See More
February 15, 1752
GAZETA DE LISBOA, Lisbon, Portugal, February 15, 1752 A small-size newspaper of 8 pages, this being issue number 7. Presumably entirely in Portuguese. Measures 6 by 8 inches, very nice condition. Handsome engraving of a coat-off-arms on the front page.
March 19, 1751
ORDINARIA RELATIONIS DIARIE CONINUATIO, Colonie Agrippinea, March 19, 1751 In 50 A.D. Roman emperor Claudius planted a colony on the left bank of the Rhine River. At the request of his wife he named it "Colonia Agrippina", which later became Cologne, Germany.
All four pages appear to be in Latin. Never bound nor trimmed with wide margins, 6 1/4 by 7 1/4 inches, a few period notati... See More
September 11, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 9-11, 1783
* Treaty of Paris (peace) announcement
* End of the Revolutionary War
An extremely historic issue, as the front page begins with a report taken from the London Gazette of the day prior announcing the signing of the Definitive Treaty of Peace, formally ending the Revolutionary War.
It reads in part: "On Saturday night last... See More
December 01, 1778
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, December, 1778 Over 3 pages are taken up with a: "Manifesto and Proclamation by His Majesty's American Commissioners" being a seemingly last ditch effort to come to some agreement for a peace with the American colonies. One bit notes: "...we again declare that we are ready to concur in all satisfactory & just arrangements for securin... See More
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 ship... See More
July 29, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 29, 1783 Page 4 has a report: "...from Lisbon says, that a treaty of commerce and amity is near being concluded on between that Court & the United States of America, which has given great joy to the people in general there, and look upon it a a very happy event as they expect great advantages will arise by trading with the Americans."
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July 26, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 26, 1783
* Newburgh Conspiracy re. military payment
* General George Washington letter
Over half of the front page is taken up with a notable letter from George Washington to Congress, dated at his Newburgh, New York, headquarters, dated March 18. This letter is concerning the Newburgh Conspiracy, in which the military officers were to meet concerni... See More
July 24, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 24, 1783
* American Revolutionary War - closing events
Two-thirds of page 4 are taken up with: "American News" including a Proclamation concerning plans for he evacuation of Loyalists. Also several news items from St. Augustine, and a letter from Savannah which includes: "...If, as we are led to believe, East Florida is to be evacuated... See More
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