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Two nice plates...

Item #629066
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1787  A feature of the issue is the large, foldout plate with a nice print of: "Kenilworth Church" in Warwickshire, England. The other print called for is present as well being a full page of the: "Ancient Encampment at Knaptoft" with related text.

A wealth of varied content throughout with various news reports from England near t... See More  

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Taxing theatrical performances in Philadephia...

Item #629047
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1793   Included is a nice full page print of a: "View of Matlock" in England with a related article. Also a full page plate of a: "View Near Caplow Wood, 8 Miles from Hereford". Among the articles are: "Minutes of the Proceedings of the National Convention of France" concerning the French Revolution, continued from a p... See More  

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Conclusion of the Grsand Federal procession at Philadelphia...

Item #629019

December 02, 1788

SUPPLEMENT FOR THE YEAR 1788 for Gentleman's Magazine.  Beginning on page 2 is an article: "Thoughts on the Manner in Which America was First Peopled" which takes two pages. Near the back is the conclusion of a detailed report on the: "Grand Federal Procession at Philadelphia" celebrating the 4th of July and the creation of the new federal Constitution. This content ta... See More  

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Celebrating the 4th of July and new Constitution...

Item #628948
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1788  A nice feature of this issue is the full page plate captioned: "The North East View of Shrewsbury Castle" with a detailed article as well. Among other articles is: "A Prophecy Relative to American Remarkably Fulfilled".

Perhaps the most notable content is near the back headed: "America - Grand Federal Procession at P... See More  

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The Stamp Act begins...

Item #628403
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1765  Among the many articles is: "Adventure of a Young English Officer among the Abenakee Savages" being an encounter with Indians in America (see for portions).

Other articles noted in the table of contents include:

"Celebrated French Painters" "Hospitality of an Old Indian" "Jeanot and Colin, a Remarkabl
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Battle of Dettingen: last time a British King led troops into battle...

Item #628392
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1743  Much on the Battle of Dettington - the last time that a British monarch, George II, personally led his troops into battle (see images).

One of the article is titled: "Objections to Mr. Yate's Theory of Comets" which includes one small engraving.

Among the other articles in this issue are: "On the Battle at Bettingen&q
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Death of Edmund Halley...

Item #628341
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1742 Near the back of the issue under the heading: "A List of Deaths for the Year 1745" is a short & inconspicuous entry--although historically significant--reading: "Dr. Edmund Halley, Astronomy Professor to his Majesty, aged 82." This is the famed Edmund Halley for whom Halley's comet is named, and who was the first m
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Frederick V of Denmark dies...

Item #628231

February 01, 1766

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, February 1, 1766  The ftpg. has "Our late Sovereign King of Denmark, Friderick (Frederick) the Fifth, after having laboured some Months under a Dropsical Disorder, expired this Morning...", with much more. Other news of the day and period advertising is also present. Complete in 4 pages, very nice condition, partial red-inked tax stamp on the ftpg., meas... See More  

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Quakers purchase land... North River (Hudson)...

Item #628012

February 21, 1799

CONNECTICUT JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER,  New Haven, Feb. 21, 1799  A page 2 report from "Troy" says that a group of men, mostly Quakers, recently purchased: "...the principal part of the village of Lunenberg, on the North River, opposite the city of Hudson..." plus a few details about Lunenberg's ideal location. Note: The North River is now the Hudson River.

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The son of Jonathan Edwards...

Item #628004

January 07, 1796

CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New-Haven, Jan. 7, 1796  Page 3 has an item noting: "On Wednesday the 30th ult. was installed in the Ministry over the church and Society in Colebrook, the Rev. Jonathan Edwards, D.D." This was the son of the famous clergyman Jonathan Edwards.

Four pages, various stains throughout, a few small holes, never-trimmed margins.

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18th century original...

Item #627874

May 23, 1798

THE MORNING CHRONICLE, London, May 23, 1798  One of the more notable newspapers of the 18th century with much news from England as well as some items concerning the Napoleonic War. Page 2 has a report on a trial for high treason.

Four pages, partially loose at the spine & a bit irregular at the spine, generally good.

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Huge foldout plate... Burning water in Fincastle, Virginia...

Item #625997

September 01, 1786

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1786  A prime feature is the quite large 4 page foldout plate showing: "View of a Crescent as St. George's Fields..." in London (see).

Included are a wide range of articles, and near the back are various news reports from the day which also includes: "American News" which reports of the "...discovery o... See More  

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John Adams delivers his credentials to the King...

Item #625993
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1785  Among the articles are: "Curious Caves on the Elephanta Island" near India; "Epitaph Proposed by Dr. Fordyce for Samuel Johnson" and so much more. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has various news reports of the day, which includes a report: "This day John Adams, minister plenipotentiary from the... See More  

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Item #625978

March 01, 1785

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1785  Articles within include: "Notices of Handel" the famed composer; "Dr. Johnson at Cambridge" and a wealth of other British-themed articles. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which provides the latest news of the day, as well as: "Proceedings in the Present session of Parliament".

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George Barrington... of Botany Bay fame...

Item #625496

January 25, 1790

THE MORNING POST, AND DAILY ADVERTISER, London, January 25, 1790  Page two carries two articles pertaining to George Barrington, the Prince of Pick-pockets.

Other news, articles and advertisements are within.

Complete in four pages and in nice condition with a complete red tax stamp on the front page.

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Tobacco... Judaica...

Northwest Passage through America...

Item #625448
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, February, 1744

* Judaica mention

* Tobacco is not a poison

* Exploring a northwest passage through America

Of greatest interest are: "Of a North-West Passage, Probability of it allowed by Mr.Dobbs & Capt. Middleton" which  takes over 3 pages with much great text on exploring America, "Tobacco not a Poyson [sic
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Great print of a naval attack... Map of an island off France...

Item #625386
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1761  This issue features two full page pages, one being a nice & very detailed map of "Belle Isle", a small island off the western coast of France in the Bay of Biscay (see images), which has a descriptive article accompanying it. The other plate is a rare one as it shows a naval bombardment captioned: "The Attack of Severndroog... See More  

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Was Napoleon killed in 1798?

Item #624902

December 27, 1798

THE TIMES, London, Dec. 27, 1798  Page 3 has a report from Paris which includes: "...has been in circulation to-day, brought from Vienna, of the death of Buonaparte. The difference of the particulars in this account makes it very questionable. This General is in three ways said to have been killed--in the open field, while engaged in battle--in the street as he was going to a meeting--an... See More  

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Determining the northern boundary of North Carolina...

Item #624457

December 05, 1792

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 5, 1792  Page 3 has a report from "Congress of the United States" concerning discussion of: "The bill for determining the northern boundary of the territory ceded to the United States by North Carolina...". Much other news of the day and a wealth of ads, including a "Six Cents Reward" for a runaway appren... See More  

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Portugal relaxes shipping restrictions due to the independence of America...

Item #623714

March 27, 1783

DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, March 27, 1783  Page 2 has an item from Lisbon reading: "Since the Declaration of American Independence on the part of Great Britain, the court of Lisbon have thought proper to withdraw their prohibitions against the entry of American vessels into their harbours & to publish an ordinance...'As the independence of the United States of American ... See More  

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Florida described...

Item #623525
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1766  A very nice and detailed article is: "An Account of East Florida" (see), taking over a full page. Other articles include: "Laws Ill Executed with respect ot Vagabonds" "Miraculous Cure of a Consumption" "Charter Granted to the East India Company" ; much on: "Finances of this Kingdom" "L... See More  

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Plate of a monkey and an emu...

Item #623382
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1772  This issue has a wide range articles which take up the bulk of the 48 pages, and also includes the two plates which are called for. One has related articles headed: "A Description of an uncommon Kind of Monkey..." and a description of "The Emeu [emu], or Casoar [cassowary]" with the plate showing both (see). The other fu... See More  

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Four London Gazette newspapers...

Item #623133

August 21, 1671

THE LONDON GAZETTE England. These four issues cover the past four  centuries being 100 years apart with dates being: August 21, 1671; December 21, 1771; August 29, 1871; and September 23, 1971.

Each contain news of the day, lots of royal related news. This title is the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world and is still published today. Of interest is t

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John Adams Script signature on the front page...

Item #622952

April 07, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 7, 1798 

* President John Adams : script signature on front page

Most of the third column on the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress, signed in script type by the President: John Adams (see) concerning the prevention of trade with foreign countries.

Other news of the day and ads throughout including six back page illustrated ship ads.

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From between the Boston Massacre & the Boston Tea Party...

Item #622343

August 03, 1772

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 3, 1772 

* Rare title

Pages 1 and 2 are almost entirely taken up with various European news, including military events, with pgs. 3 & 4 mostly taken up with ads.

Four pages, folio size, nice condition.

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Obeying the "rules of war'... Hopes for an early end to the war...

Item #622091

December 24, 1778

THE GAZETTEER & NEW DAILY ADVERTISER, London, Dec. 24, 1778  The front page has a lengthy report to the King concerning following the "rules of war" in the prosecution of their goals in America. Heading the article is a quote: "Nothing will be done in American contrary to the practice of the most civilized nations in Europe." The bottom of the ftpg. has another letter ... See More  

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A plea for separation of church & state... Indian troubles...

Item #621979

September 17, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 17, 1768  Over one-third of a page is taken p with a letter concerning: "The establishment of a Protestant episcopate in America is also very zealously contended for; and is very alarming to a people whose fathers, from the hardships they suffered under such an establishment, were obliged to fly their native country into a wilderness in order peaceabl... See More  

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Item #621920

January 18, 1787

MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, Jan. 18, 1787  Page 2 has a brief Judaica item mentioning: "...lately took in an unguarded Israelite...most cursedly; and they are so charitably disposed as to be always ready to take in either Jew, Turk, Heathen, or Infidel." Much typical news reporting of the day.

Four pages, two small wear holes near the middle of first leaf, otherwis... See More  

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Item #621784

June 09, 1798

THE WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, June 9, 1798  Pages 1 & 2 have literary content and pg. 3 includes a chart of the: "Election for Governor". Also: "Depredations of Our Commerce" & a few other items.

Four pages, various foxing, 9 1/2 by 11 3/4 inches, good condition.

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Americans are creating a new form of government...

Item #621754

March 06, 1783

DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, March 6, 1783  This issue is from the closing months of the Revolutionary War, with a page 3 item noting in part: "...when the King of Sweden heard first of the independence of America being acknowledged by Great Britain...proposed a commercial treaty with the new republic..." and: "The Americans are busily employed in settling the form of l... See More  

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With both foldout plates called for...

Item #621320
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1771  Among the articles in this issue are: "Extracts from Blunt's Voyage to the Levant" "Method of Making a Mortar Impenetrable to Moisture" "A Lady's Thoughts on Marriage" "Curious Extracts from the Koran of Mohammed" "Description of the Island of St. John in the Gulph of St. Lawrence" (se... See More  

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Rare title with the original outer wrappers...

Item #621268

August 01, 1798

THE MONTHLY REVIEW ENLARGED, London, August, 1798  This very uncommon title still has the blue/green outer wrappers. These wrappers are worn at the edges  with some loss at the spine (see).

The front wrapper includes the title/index page. Among the articles included are: "Emigration to America Considered" "Wallace's Essay on the Manufactures of Ireland" "Mrs... See More  

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A sermon preached...

Item #621232

January 01, 1716

Pamphlet titled: "The Christian Subject's Duty to His Lawful Prince, In A SERMON Preach'd January the 30th 1716...", from London, England. This sermon was delivered by Luke Milbourne, Rector of St. Ethelburga's. This pamphlet has a full title page dated 1716, bordered in black (see). Measures 4 3/4 by 7 1/2 inches, complete in 38 pages, terrific condition.

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Uncommon 18th century "Extra"...

Item #621224

April 22, 1795

GREENLEAF'S NEW YORK JOURNAL, EXTRA, April 22, 1795  "Electioneering" content takes up most this single sheet "Extra" with a few ads on the reverse.

Nice condition, untrimmed.

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Statehood for Vermont... monument in memory of Franklin...

Item #621205

October 18, 1790

CONNECTICUT COURANT, & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Oct. 18, 1790  A page 3 report under "Hartford" states that the commissioners of New York & Vermont reached a decision: "... the result is, that Vermont is dismembered from...New-York, and the New Hampshire grants...are acknowledged to be valid. Thus the way is open for the admission of Vermont into the Federal Unio... See More  

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News from America...

Item #621173

July 25, 1765

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 25, 1765  Inside has nearly a full column of reports from New York and Charleston headed "America" which has some news concerning relations with Indians (see).

Eight pages. 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, some foxing, generally nice.

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Signed by New York governor John Jay...

Item #620843

January 20, 1798

THE SPECTATOR, New York, Jan. 20, 1798 

* Governor John Jay

The back page has the "Answer of the Senate of the State of New York to the Speech of...John Jay, Governor..." which is followed by his response, signed in type: John Jay.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.

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A Proclamation by the King...

Item #620582

June 13, 1780

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, June 13, 1780  Although from the midst of the Revolutionary War I cannot find any reference to it, this issue filled primarily with reports from Europe, including a front page "Proclamation" by the King.

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, nice condition.

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A Proclamation by the King concerning riots and treason...

Item #620581

June 16, 1780

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, June 16, 1780 Although from the midst of the Revolutionary War I cannot find any reference to it, this issue filled primarily with reports from Europe, including a front page "Proclamation" by the King concerning treasonous activity.

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, light wear to folds, generally nice condition.

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Birth of a prince... Poem on playing cards...

Item #620546

November 05, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 5, 1767  Page 2 has a report announcing the birth of a son to King George III, with: "This day about noon the Queen was happily delivered of a Prince...This great event was soon after made known by the firing of the Tower guns. Her majesty is, God be praised, as well as can be expected; and the young Prince is in perfect health." This was Prince E... See More  

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Concert... Dancing master...

Item #620491

April 02, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 2, 1791  Front page has a notice for a "Grand Concert", and ads headed: "M. d. Duport, Dancing Master" "Silver Watches, Clapped & Plain" and "Andrew Summers, Junior, Broker". Many others, taking all of the front page.

Four pages, minor foxing, nice condition.

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Item #620480

November 02, 1796

CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Nov. 2, 1796

* Rare 18th century American title

Most of the content is from Europe although page 2 has a report headed: "American Claims In the High Court of Admiralty". The back page has a very nice illustrated bell ad (see).

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, very small bit from the blank spine margin, otherwise in very nice condition.... See More  

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Report of the late revolution in France...

Item #620305
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London England, October, 1789  Among the articles are: "Mr. Badcock to Dr. Priestley" "Accurate Description of Fraser's New Carolina Grass" which includes  full pages plate of it; "The Hill of Howth" in Ireland, which includes a very nice full page plate of it; , and much more.

Near the back is over 4 pages of an: "Acc... See More  

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Item #619941

September 13, 1800

WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, Sept. 13, 1800  Although there are some news tidbits, there is much literary content. Four pages, loss to a lower corner affects 2 words on the ftpg., minor upper corner loss, 9 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches.

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Early report of a boxing match...

Item #619937

August 28, 1789


* 18th century boxing

Page 3 has an early item on a boxing match, noting: "A boxing match is to be fought...between Bullard and Brighton, two Suffolk men, for 50 pounds a side, in which it is expected many hard blows will be given as they are very powerful men & upwards of six feet high."

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Brief Judaica mention...

Item #619936

June 17, 1771

ARIS'S BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE, England, June 17, 1771  Page 2 has a very brief Judaica item: "...In the attack Marshal Sawa was wounded...To escape the Russians, he was put into a great basket & carried into a marshy place...having agreed with a Jew to come and dress his wound, who was to find his way to him..." (see).

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Death of famed composer Gluck...

Item #619643

January 01, 1788

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 1, 1788 

* Christoph Willibald Gluck death

* Classical music composer

* Italian & French opera

Page 3 has a report on the death of notice composer Christoph Gluck, beginning: "The death of Gluck, the celebrated musical composer who died suddenly of an apoplectic fit the 17th ult. at Vienna in his 73rd year..." with more, taking two-thi... See More  

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Jamaica Anthelmia...

Item #619610
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, December, 1751  Over two pages are taken up with: "An Account of the Incas or Emperors of Peru..." with a related plate of them in the November issue.

Over a page is on: "Account of the Anthelmia..." plant from Jamaica, which is accompanied by a full page plate of it as well as other items (see photos).

Other items in t
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South Carolina weather...

Item #619603
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, :London, March, 1753  Included in this issue is a description and print of a marine animal now known as a seahorse; "Dry Weather in Carolina" which has a dateline of "Charles-Town [Charleston], Aug. 1, 1752" (see); a nearly full page illustration of: "Saturn & His Symbols"; a nearly full page on the "Moon's Eclipse"... See More  

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The death of Lord George Gordon...

Item #619181

November 05, 1793

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, November 5, 1793 

* Lord George Gordon death

* British politician

Page 5 has a report of the death of Lord George Gordon. (see hperlink) Lord George Gordon is primarily known for his 1780 involvement in the "Gordon Riots" which he led, an anti-Catholic protest against the Papists Act of 1778. He also converted to Judaism for which he was ostrac... See More  

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