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October 14, 1789
THE DIARY OR WOODFALL'S REGISTER, London, Oct. 14, 1789 Page 2 has a great letter stating the considerable economic growth of the United States in producing their own manufactured goods, etc. It begins: "A letter from Philadelphia speaks of the rapid advancement of the American in all those manufactures which heretofore were chiefly derived from Europe..." and going on to cite ... See More
July 18, 1693
THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, July 18, 1693
* Rare Salem witch trials advertisement
* Very early and rare 17th century title
The back page has an advertisement for the book on the witchcraft trials in New England, beginning: "A Further Account of the Tryals of the New-England Witches, with the Observations of a person that was upon the place six or seven days, when the ... See More
January 19, 1779
THE MIDDLESEX JOURNAL & EVENING POST, London, Jan. 19, 1779 The entire front page & a bit of pg. 2 are taken up with verbatim: "Proceedings of the Court Martial on the Trial of Admiral Keppel". As Wikipedia notes: 'During the American Revolutionary War Keppel came into a notorious dispute with Sir Hugh Palliser over Palliser's conduct as his second-in-command at the... See More
June 01, 1789
COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, June, 1789 The issue begins with the continued "Concise History of the Late War In America" which takes 8 pages.
Other articles include: "The Life of William Penn, the Celebrated Founder of Pennsylvania" which is a continued article; "Arguments Drawn from Interest as well as Humanity Against the Practice of Slavery in the French Col... See More
March 01, 1789
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, March, 1789 The first 8 pages are taken up with: "A Concise History of the Late War In America" continued in a future issue. Also inside: "On the Duties of a Physician" which takes over 5 pages; "On the Requisites For Making a Man" "An Essay on Genius" and more. Near the back is: "The Chronicle" wit... See More
June 01, 1751
THE LONDON GAZETTE, June 1, 1751 This issue has period advertising and news from throughout the world, including reports from Parma, Rome, Turin, Vienna, Berlin, Hague, Middleburg, and Whitehall. Another article is in regards to The East-India House, and there is an interesting detailed report of a Post Office being robbed by a Highwayman.
The front page has a partial (3/4ths) red tax stamp.
Com... See More
Item #652437GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1796 Included is a nearly column long letter signed in type: Horatio Nelson, written on board his ship Victory near Toulon, mentioning in part: "I have the pleasure to inform you that the troops...troop possession of the forts & town of Puerto Ferrajo this day..." with further details.
Includes both plates called for, one o... See More
February 13, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, February 13, 1768 As inside report under the heading, "AMERICA - New York," tells of a visit from South Carolina by a number of chiefs of the Cherokee Nation requesting the U.S. government mediate a dispute between the Cherokee Nation and the Six Nations of the Iroquois. Included is a mention that on the day after their arrival, "...three of the Mohawk Ch... 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.
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
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.
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
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
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 #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 #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 #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
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
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 05, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 5, 1783 Page 2 has a report noting in part: "...dispatches were sent off from Lord North's office...to Sir Guy Carleton at New York. They are confidently said principally to relate to the final disposal of the troops, and the evacuation of that province by his Majesty's forces there...".
Page 5 has a letter from New York noting in part: ... See More
May 13, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 13, 1783
* Loyalists staying in America ?
Page 5 has: "Letters received from Philadelphia, by the way of France say, that the Loyalists are likely to receive a much more favourable treatment from the new government than was generally expected; it being determined by the Pennsylvanians to prevent emigration as much as possible by lenient measures,... See More
April 10, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 10, 1783 Page 4 has: "American News" which includes: "The fleet left Charlestown [Charleston] bar on the 18th...part of which having on board Loyalists & their negroes, was conducted to St. Augustine by the convoy...part went to New York with his Majesty's ships...having on board troops and inhabitants, many families of ... See More
Item #649518Newspapers (Newsbooks) from the 1500's are extremely hard to find, and when we offer them, they sell almost immediately. If you would like to be placed on a want list to be contacted when such an item comes into our possession (no obligation to buy), please let us know by e-mail at email@example.com. Although this listing shows a price of $5,000, actual prices vary by date, title, and con... See More
February 16, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, February 16, 1768 As inside report, "An account of the Great Eruption of Mount Vesuvius, the 10th of October, 1767...", which provides considerable details of the great eruption of 1768. Other articles include reports from New York, Williamsburg, Virginia, and Boston (see images).
Complete in 8 pages, 9 by 12 inches, only minor rubbing, nice condition.... See More
Item #649310(8) GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England A nice lot of eight issues, one from each decade from the 1730's thru 1809. A nice group of complete issues covering a period of 80 years, each with full title/contents page which features an engraving of St. John's Gate. Each is complete, but may exclude plates/maps (if called for). Nice condition.
This item is not eligible for free shipping.
Item #649303THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1670's (2nd-rate) A genuine issue of this famous title, the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper having begun in 1665 & is still publishing today.
This newspaper is a bit "2nd rate" in condition, having minor disfigurements such as heavy foxing, edge tears, close trimming or other minor problems which allow us to discount ... See More
Item #649301(6) COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, a lot of six 2nd rate issues dating from 1795-1799. Various news of the day from this famous colonial town. This was arguably the most successful & well-known newspaper of in 18th century America. Could contain close-trimming, staining, archival mending, etc., but will not have loss of text. Please note: The S&H for this lot is a bit higher than that of a si... See More
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Item #649299THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, 1767-68 (currently spelled Gloucester). Here is a very nice, four page issue from the year the Stamp Act was repealed and just a few years before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War in the colonies. This issue has a very nice & decorative masthead featuring engravings on either side. The front page also has a red-inked tax stamp. This issue contains various ne... See More
Item #649294(5) An interesting lot of five British newspapers, containing at least three different titles. They span the 1760's thru the 1790's and include at least one from each decade. In average or better condition. Some may have red ink stamps (partial or otherwise). Certainly a one-of-a-kind grouping. The photos are representative of the look and condition of what you will receive.
Item #649293(5) THE LONDON GAZETTE A lot of five issues of the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, all from the early 1700's (1712-1739), priced at a bargain due to being a blend of 2nd rate and slightly damaged issues. A great opportunity for authentic issues from the early 18th century at a fraction of their typical cost. The image shown is just an exam... See More
Item #649292(5) COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, lot of 5 issues dating from 1797-1801, each containing at least one John Adams signature. Somewhat 2nd-rate but not damaged. Issues with his signature are increasingly hard to find, and these are priced at a significant discount.
January 01, 1795
KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, 1795 We seldom have titles to offer from Canterbury, and this newspaper has one of the more decorative & beautiful mastheads of the era. Note the two very detailed engravings on either side, one of which is the fabled Canterbury Cathedral. A coat-of-arms in the middle, with very ornate lettering for 'Kentish Gazette'.
A fine issue of this ti... See More
Item #649279THE VISIONS OF SIR HEISTER RYLEY: WITH OTHER ENTERTAINMENTS, London, 1710 Sir Heister Ryley, the fictitious editor of the Visions of Sir Heister Ryley, is a man interested in all fields of learning, a "stickler in the business of truth" and absolutely averse to siding with any political party. His little newspaper was a 4 page serial. It contained essays, letters and miscellaneous ... See More
Item #649273THE POST-BOY, London, 1710's (2nd-rate) A lot of 5 issues of this early title with the great masthead containing two engravings. Lightly or heavily inked or other minor problem causing them to be a bit '2nd rate'. Offered at a considerable discount.
Item #649266VOTES OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, London, England, 1692 A rare British newspaper much the size of others of the day. Fine & lengthy reporting on votes and other actions in Parliament. Nice condition & rarely offered at such a price. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have these specific photos or be of this specific date--but will have the format a... See More
Item #649264THE POST-BOY, London, 1723-1726 A very nice single sheet newspaper featuring two handsome engravings in the masthead (see). Various news from Great Britain and the continent of Europe, plus a partial red tax stamp on the reverse. Measures 14 1/4 by 8 1/8 inches, nice condition and great for display.
Item #649262THE ATHENIAN MERCURY by John Dunton, London, England, 1694. This was a fine gentleman's newspaper which was very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics & one of the earliest periodicals in English. Partially in question/answer format. This newspaper was published before any American newspapers even existed.
A single sheet newspaper prin... See More
Item #649260(5) THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1600's (2nd rate) An opportunity to purchase a lot of 5 issues of the oldest continually published English language newspaper, having started in 1665 and is still publishing today. All are from the late 1600's, priced due to minor imperfections causing them to be 2nd rate. A great opportunity to obtain authentic 17th century newspapers at a fraction of their t... See More
Item #649259(5) THE LONDON GAZETTE, a lot of five 2nd-rate and slightly damaged issues of this famous newspaper, one each from any date in 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780, and 1781, covering 5 years of the Revolutionary War. The lot is a blend of 2nd-rate and somewhat damaged issues. Although no direct war content is to be found, they are great period items giving a nice perspective of life during... See More
Item #649258THE LONDON CHRONICLE, London, 1760's A lot of 10 issues of this famous & popular newspaper at a bargain price. A good set to show the state of affairs in England and the world shortly before the American Revolution. All are complete in 8 pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, & are in nice condition.
Item #649252(10) THE LONDON CHRONICLE. A collection of ten issues, one from each year 1763 thru 1772, crossing the critical period from the just prior to the Stamp Act to just before the outbreak of the pre-Revolutionary War tensions. Each 8 pages & in nice condition.
Item #649249THE GREAT WAR COLLECTION (11 issues) - A great opportunity for an instant collection encompassing every major "American" war from The French and Indian War through The Gulf War. You get eleven original/authentic publications (at least 9 being American newspapers), one each for:
French & Indian War, Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World... See More
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Item #649246THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1690-1698 An opportunity for a genuine issue of the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 & is still publishing today. This issue is well over 300 years old.
Very nice condition with some minor foxing, single sheet, printed on both sides. A very popular title & a foundation for any newspaper collection.&nb... See More
Item #649234(10) THE LONDON GAZETTE, a lot of ten issues of this famous newspaper covering at least 5 decades from the 1700's. All are in good condition. A nice way to gain Britain's perspective of world affairs from the 18th century. The image shown is representative of the "look" of what you will receive. Actual issues/dates will vary.
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