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676173

1793 Boston, Massachusetts...

Item #676173

June 26, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 26, 1793



* 18th century American title



Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. Contains news of the day and various advertisements.

Pages 3 & 4 include 13 illustrated ship ads.

Complete as a 4 page issue, nice condition.

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676172

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1692...

Item #676172

June 05, 1692

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 5, 1692



* 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, measurin... See More  

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676076

Advertisement on the Salem witch trials...

Item #676076

February 11, 1693

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Feb. 11, 1693 



* Rare Salem witch trials advertisement

* Very early and rare 17th century title




The back page has an advertisement for the book "The Second Edition of the late TRYALS of several WITCHES in New-England. Written by Cotton Mather, and Published by the Special Command of the Governour." (see)

This is the only periodical we have ever ... See More  

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675952

Convicts shipped off to America... Oglethorpe before founding Georgia...

Item #675952

March 13, 1728

THE DAILY POST-BOY, London, March 13, 1728 (1729 by today's calendar) 



* Early James Oglethorpe

* Convicts to America




Near the bottom of the front page is a terrific item noting: "Also the same day nine felons convicts, eight men and one woman, were brought from Oxford City to the Oxford-Arms at Holborn Bridge, and from thence carry'd down the river and put on board a shi... See More  

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675777

Handsome, early, displayable newspaper from 1715...

Item #675777

June 09, 1715

THE POST BOY, London, June 9, 1715 



* Rare & early 18th century issue

* Nice masthead engravings




This is one of our favorite early newspapers as it is single sheet, small folio size, and has two great engravings in the masthead making it very nice for display (see images). The front page has various reports from throughout Europe while most of the back page is taken up with ads.

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675381

One of the earliest 17th century newspapers you will find...

Item #675381

February 23, 1641

GAZETTE, Paris, France, February 23, 1641  (date is in the imprint at the bottom of the back page).



* Earliest of newspapers to be had



This extremely early newspaper is filled with news reports with datelines from throughout Europe, including Naples, Rome, Nuremberg, Frankfort, Amsterdam, Cologne, with the back two pages containing reports from France. There are no advertisements.

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675312

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #675312

August 16, 1766

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated April 26, 1757, Feb. 19, 1763, Aug. 16, 1766, Jan. 31, 1767, & June 13, 1772. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with some damp staining & some foxing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. Each measures ab... See More  

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675309

Josiah Flagg, Jr... King Louis... Death of General Burgoyne...

Item #675309

September 22, 1792

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 22, 1792  Front page has: "Proclamation, By The King Of The Frenchmen, Upon The Dangers Of The Country", signed in type: Louis. Page 2 has a Proclamation signed in type: Louis. Listed among the deaths on pg. 3 is: "In London, Lieut.-Gen. Burgoyne".  Page three has a nice ad by Josiah Flagg, junior, Surgeon Dentist. The ad includes man... See More  

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675252

Appointments to Old Ironsides and other frigates...

Item #675252

March 21, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Mar. 21, 1798  The front page has a lengthy Act from Mass for "...prescribing the mode of taking Depositions and administering Oaths and Affirmations." signed by the governor Increase Sumner.

More notable is a page 2 list of: "Naval Appointments" for the first three frigates of the U.S. Navy: United States, Constitution, and Constellation.

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675250

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #675250

June 12, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 12, 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 ap... See More  

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675223

Decorative front page with 34 illustrated ship ads...

Item #675223

November 07, 1794

DUNLAP & CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 7, 1794  The front page is decorated by 34 illustrated ship ads, with details.

Inside pages have various news reports of the day and more ads.

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

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675222

From when the capital of the United States was here...

Item #675222

January 24, 1794

GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 24, 1794  A fine example of a newspaper from the city which was the capital of the United States at the time, while the District of Columbia was under construction.

The ftpg. is filled with ads including a $100 Reward" ad for a runaway, while news reports are on the inside pages. More ads on the back page.

Four pages with never-trimmed margins (de... See More  

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675141

Over 350 years old with front page mention of 'New-England'...

Item #675141

March 26, 1668

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, March 26, 1668  A front page report from "Plymouth" mentions that: "...Several ships intending for New-found-land, Barbados, New-England and other places, that could not...sail with the last Fleet, may tomorrow put to sea, if the wind prove favourable."

From "Venice" is word that "...a Squadron of our ships ordered to cruise...t... See More  

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675140

Bunker Hill... Post-Revolutionary War engraving...

Item #675140
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1790  Certainly the prime piece is the very nice, full page engraved plate captioned: "View of Bunker's Hill" which is accompanied by a brief article which includes: "...very accurate & pretty drawing of Bunker's Hill, within the encampments of the Generals Howe and Clinton, and Charles Town, as it appeared after being... See More  

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675104

Capt. Cook explores the South Pacific...

Item #675104

July 30, 1771

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 30, 1771  An inside page has an: "Extract of a Letter from a Gentleman on Board the Endeavour...", which includes in part: "We sailed in August, 1768 and after touching at several places, arrived at St. George's Land...great care was taken to cultivate a friendly correspondence with the natives..." with more, taking over a full colum... See More  

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675042

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

Item #675042

February 04, 1795

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 4, 1795  In addition to various news reports found inside, the front page has one of the earliest "Ice Cream" advertisements we have seen in any newspaper.

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

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675031

Uncommon to find newspapers from York, England...

Item #675031

June 24, 1784

THE YORK CHRONICLE & GENERAL ADVERTISER, England, June 24, 1784  A British newspaper from shortly after the end of the Revolutionary War, Various news of the day with a wealth of ads. A full red tax stamp appears on the front page.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, minimal wear, good condition.

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675024

Recruitment ad for joining the U.S. military...

Item #675024

June 05, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 5, 1799  Page 2 has a letter from Lord Nelson to his wife. Page 3 also has a very nice recruitment ad for the military headed: "ATTENTION ! " "To all who properly estimate the Independence of America, love its Constitution, and are willing to defend its Government & Laws, in the station of Soldiers, an opportunity no... See More  

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675019

The Napoleonic War... Recruitment ad for joining the military...

Item #675019

June 26, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 26, 1799  The front page has an interesting: "Valuable Nautical Invention" noting: "A new Sea Log has lately been invented by Messrs. Chester & Calvin Gould for which they have received Letters Patent..." with details. Inside has much on the Napoleonic Wars, including: "From Buonaparte in Egypt" and a:... See More  

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675010

On the slave trade in the West Indies...

Item #675010

October 04, 1766

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, October 4, 1766  The back page has a small report from West Florida on the French traders in Louisiana. Also from Senegal of "... there have been lately upwards of two hundred French trading ships on the coast of Africa; -- which was a principal cause of the price of slaves being so high, the Goree Merchants having contracted to supply the Spanish West Indi... See More  

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675007

Fleshing out the details in the treaty with America...

Item #675007

April 17, 1783

DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, April 17, 1783  Page 2 has some reports from the House of Commons relating to the treaty with America, particularly the trade portion. The back page has some talk concerning relations with America as well.

Four pages, nice condition.

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674997

Plate of Noah's Ark...

Item #674997
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1749  The prime feature of this issue is likely the very interesting foldout plate headed: "A View and Plan of Noah's Ark", showing a cross-section view with the various compartments and the animals in them. This plate folds out to measures 9 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches (slight close-trimming loss to the left side but no print loss).

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674995

Plate of Noah's Ark...

Item #674995
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1749  The prime feature of this issue is likely the very interesting foldout plate headed: "A View and Plan of Noah's Ark", showing a cross-section view with the various compartments and the animals in them. This plate folds out to measures 9 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches (slight close-trimming loss to a lower corner of this print: see).
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674993

Finding a Northwest Passage... Protecting the Carolinas...

Item #674993
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1745  Over 1 1/2 pages are taken up with: "The case of Carolina Consider'd, with Regard to its Danger of being Invaded, for want of Regular Forces...". This is a great article on the defense of the colonies. Three-quarters of a page are taken up with: "A List of Privateers".

Among other articles are: "Speech on the R... See More  

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674992

Finding a Northwest Passage... Protecting the Carolinas...

Item #674992
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1745  Over 1 1/2 pages are taken up with: "The case of Carolina Consider'd, with Regard to its Danger of being Invaded, for want of Regular Forces...". This is a great article on the defense of the colonies. Three-quarters of a page are taken up with: "A List of Privateers".

Among other articles are: "Speech on the R... See More  

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674990

Battle of Oswego (French account)...

Item #674990
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1756  Content includes: "The French Account of the Taking of Oswego" which has over a full page of text with some great, detailed reporting of the battle. Historically very significant with a few points reading, "...on the 14th a body of Canadeans and savages crossed the river...in order to invest & attack the fort on the side of ... See More  

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674965

Scarce title...

Item #674965

June 05, 1710

MEMOIRS OF LITERATURE, London, June 5, 1710  A very uncommon title from England with no news of the day but rather editorials and literature reviews.  Four pages, minor tears at the wide, blank margin, otherwise in very nice condition, 8 3/4 by 13 1/4 inches. A nice opportunity to add this title to an early newspaper collection. 

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674945

Two 1798 Thanksgiving sermons...

Item #674945

December 26, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 26, 1798  Over a column on the front page is taken up with: "Extracts From a Thanksgiving Sermon, Delivered in the Vicinity of Boston" which is under the heading: "Clerical Patriotism", followed by: "Extracts from the Rev. Dr. Eckley's Discourse on Thanksgiving Day", which carries over to page 2.  The balance of the issue... See More  

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674800

The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #674800

March 31, 1744

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, March 31, 1744  This was the first successful magazine in America although formatted unlike typical magazines. It was exclusively a chronicle of the Great Awakening in America, exclusively of secular news reports. It was preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this title lasted but a few short ... See More  

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674778

Article on electricity with Ben Franklin mention... The American pelican with a print...

Item #674778
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1750  Perhaps the most notable item is: "A Curious Remark on Electricity, from a Gentleman in America, whose ingenious Letters on this Subject will soon be published in a separate Pamphlet...", which includes an extract of a letter by Benjamin Franklin.

Other articles include: "A Probable Cure for the Bite of a Mad Dog" "An ... See More  

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674732

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #674732

June 09, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 9, 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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674685

Supporting the new Constitution...

Item #674685

May 03, 1788

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, May 3, 1788  Ftpg. item from Baltimore notes: "The election for two members to represent the town of Baltimore in the Convention to meet at Annapolis the 21st to decide on the new Constitution was closed on Thurs...".

Page 2 has more concerning the consideration of the new Constitution with reports from Virginia & Maryland, including ".... See More  

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674608

Capital moves to Princeton due to troubles with angry soldiers over lack of pay...

Item #674608

August 19, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 19, 1783  Page 2 has a nice account of the insurrection by solders in Philadelphia due to  being furloughed without their pay, noting in part: "...The Congress have thought fit to remove themselves to Prince Town [Princeton], the malcontents, consisting principally if not wholly, of the disbanded soldiery, and who...were very alarming have become ... See More  

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674607

Capital moves to Princeton due to troubles with angry soldiers over lack of pay...

Item #674607

August 19, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 19, 1783  Page 2 has a nice account of the insurrection by solders in Philadelphia due to  being furloughed without their pay, noting in part: "...The Congress have thought fit to remove themselves to Prince Town [Princeton], the malcontents, consisting principally if not wholly, of the disbanded soldiery, and who...were very alarming have become ... See More  

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674571

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1677...

Item #674571

November 05, 1677

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 5, 1677



* 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, measurin... See More  

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674559

A conversion of a Jew... "Of a small Venomous Serpent..."

Item #674559
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1750  Over a page is taken up with: "Of a small Venomous Serpent...." which includes on page 2 a print of it. Another article is: "An Account of the Conversion of Daniel Tnangam Alexander, an Eminent Jew" to the Protestant religion.

There is a continued article on: "Lewis XIV Greatest of Monarchs" by M. de Voltair... See More  

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674557

Letter between friends with opposing politics...

Item #674557

January 11, 1779

THE GAZETTEER & NEW DAILY ADVERTISER, London, January 11, 1779  Over a column on the ftpg. is an: "Extract of a Genuine Letter from a Gentlemen at Philadelphia to an American Refugee in London", friends who are separated by politics. Bits include: "Though you and I were always, since the contest first began between Britain & America, of different principles...How long d... See More  

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674528

Angry Boston freeholders... Destroy Fort Pitt...

Item #674528

December 19, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Dec. 19, 1772  The second page has the follow-up petition from the Freeholders of Boston expressing once again their concern about the salaries of the judges of the Superior Court, as well as a request for a special meeting of the General Assembly to discuss this important and alarming matter.

A reply from the Governor says their reasons are insufficient and they have n... See More  

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674527

Angry Boston freeholders... Destroy Fort Pitt...

Item #674527

December 19, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Dec. 19, 1772  The second page has the follow-up petition from the Freeholders of Boston expressing once again their concern about the salaries of the judges of the Superior Court, as well as a request for a special meeting of the General Assembly to discuss this important and alarming matter.

A reply from the Governor says their reasons are insufficient and they have n... See More  

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674496

Philadelphia printing of the Constitution of the United States...

Item #674496
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, September, 1787  This title, along with the "American Museum", has the honor of being the first magazine to print the Constitution of the United States. Both publications were from Philadelphia, the city where the Constitution was created.

Comments from the Library Company of Philadelphia note that it can not be definitively determined which of... See More  

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674490

Finding a Northwest Passage... Protecting the Carolinas...

Item #674490
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1745  Over 1 1/2 pages are taken up with: "The case of Carolina Consider'd, with Regard to its Danger of being Invaded, for want of Regular Forces...". This is a great article on the defence of the colonies. Three-quarters of a page are taken up with: "A List of Privateers".

Among other articles are: "Speech on the R... See More  

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674489

Finding a Northwest Passage... Protecting the Carolinas...

Item #674489
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1745  Over 1 1/2 pages are taken up with: "The case of Carolina Consider'd, with Regard to its Danger of being Invaded, for want of Regular Forces...". This is a great article on the defence of the colonies. Three-quarters of a page are taken up with: "A List of Privateers".

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674487

A conversion of a Jew... "Of a small Venomous Serpent..."

Item #674487
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1750  Over a page is taken up with: "Of a small Venomous Serpent...." which includes on page 2 a print of it. Another article is: "An Account of the Conversion of Daniel Tnangam Alexander, an Eminent Jew" to the Protestant religion.

There is a continued article on: "Lewis XIV Greatest of Monarchs" by M. de Voltair... See More  

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674485

A conversion of a Jew... "Of a small Venomous Serpent..."

Item #674485
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1750  Over a page is taken up with: "Of a small Venomous Serpent...." which includes on page 2 a print of it. Another article is: "An Account of the Conversion of Daniel Tnangam Alexander, an Eminent Jew" to the Protestant religion.

There is a continued article on: "Lewis XIV Greatest of Monarchs" by M. de Voltair... See More  

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674484

Relations with England...

Item #674484
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, April, 1766  Among the items included are: "On the Alliance between Church and State and the American Bishops...". A great & lengthy article is: "On The Trade & Commerce of the British Colonies" which considers the taxation and trade issues, of significance given the Stamp Act which was in force at this time. There is much great readin... See More  

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674481

Culture of wine... The situation in America...

Item #674481
THE SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1775  This issue is mostly taken up with a lengthy article headed: "Debates in the Last Session of Parliament, Resumed" which includes various talk of the Revolutionary War in America.

Another article is titled: "The Culture of Vines Further Illustrated", plus there is a wide variety of other articles as well.

This ... See More  

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674480

Culture of wine... The situation in America...

Item #674480
THE SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1775  This issue is mostly taken up with a lengthy article headed: "Debates in the Last Session of Parliament, Resumed" which includes various talk of the Revolutionary War in America.

Another article is titled: "The Culture of Vines Further Illustrated", plus there is a wide variety of other articles as well.

This ... See More  

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674479

Culture of wine... The situation in America...

Item #674479
THE SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1775  This issue is mostly taken up with a lengthy article headed: "Debates in the Last Session of Parliament, Resumed" which includes various talk of the Revolutionary War in America.

Another article is titled: "The Culture of Vines Further Illustrated", plus there is a wide variety of other articles as well.

This ... See More  

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674356

Was George Washington ever a commissioned officer in the British army?

Item #674356
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1795  Included is a letter to the publisher concerning George Washington, referencing his bravery & military prowess from the French & Indian War. Further on it notes: "...In the regular standing army of Great Britain he never held any commission: and this perhaps may have been...why Lord Howe & General Howe declined acknowledging h... See More  

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674299

Eleven nice British magazines...

Item #674299

February 04, 1783

Eleven early British magazines, all complete and all in good condition: The London Magazine 1765 (3), 1783 (2); 1785 (3); The European Magazine, 1800 (1); and 2 supplement issues dated 1781 and 1799.  All about 5 by 8 inches, most lacking full title/contents pages.

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