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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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Seeking approval for a provisional army...

Item #620229

May 30, 1798


* President John Adams

* Provisional Army ?

The front page is taken up with: "Dispatches from the Envoys to France". Page 2 has reports from Congress concerning: "...into a committee of the whole on the bill...authorising the President to raise a  provisional army...proposing to authorise the calling... 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."

Four pages, full red... See More  

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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).

Four pages, full red tax stamp on the ftpg., bit of foxing ... See More  

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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).

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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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Fort Loudoun slaughter... Methodism... German War...

Item #617594
LONDON MAGAZINE, London, November, 1760  This is a considerably more rare title than the more common "Gentleman's Magazine" after which it is modeled, as the format is extremely similar. The title/contents page features a very nice engraving of the skyline of London. 

The issue has coverage on the "Extracts from Considerations on the present German War" and "... See More  

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Final items regarding the Revolutionary War...

Item #617546
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1782  The issue begins with 8 pages of "Proceedings In Parliament", the first 3 of which have much concerning America with mention of an exchange of prisoners, Mr. Laurens, Ben Franklin, Lord Cornwallis, General Burgoyne, and more.

Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" with the latest news reports of the day, including men... See More  

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Discovery of perpetual motion...

Item #617544
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1772  Among the articles in this issue are; "Memoirs of the Life of Sir Henry Fynes" "Characteristics of Saxon and Norman Architecture" "Perpetual Motion Said to be Discovered" and other items. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day. Included is a report from ... See More  

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Before freedom of the press...

Item #617070

October 17, 1681

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 17, 1681  The back page has a report noting: "Richard Janeway, Richard Baldwyn, and James answer to such information as shall be exhibited against them...ordered to prosecute them for publishing and dispersing divers false and seditious news-books and pamphlets tending to the disturbance of the peace and quiet of His Majesties government."... See More  

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Significant issue on the Popish Plot...

Item #617054

April 10, 1679

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 10, 1679 

* Popish Plot

The back page has not one but two items concerning the Popish Plot in England, a contrived conspiracy to accuse Catholic leaders of plotting to kill King Charles II.

A report from Dublin notes: "A Proclamation has been published...appointing a any person that shall...apprehend any Popish Dignitary or Jesuit...&... See More  

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Charles II offers a reward & pardon in the Popish Plot investigation...

Item #617050

December 02, 1678

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 2, 1678 

* Popish Plots - reward & pardon offered

* Titus Oates anti Catholic conspiracy

The front page has two notable items concerning the curious Popish Plot, the fabricated scheme accusing Catholics of plotting the assassination of King Charles II.

The very top of the ftpg. has: "This morning Mr. Coleman was brought again to the Kings Ben... See More  

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General Howe proclamations in a Tory newspaper... The latest war news...

Item #616816

November 26, 1777


* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

* General William Howe proclamations

This was a strongly Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British were in occupation. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the ... See More  

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Treatment in the West Indies... Early Masonic item...

Item #616630
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1738  One of the articles within begins: "I have orders...the British subjects complain in the strongest manner of the oblique ways & unjust means which the Spanish officers in the West Indies make use of for condemning & confiscating their ships..." with more, taking almost an entire pg. (see photos for portions).

Among the
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Early boxing...

Item #616590

October 21, 1789


* Isaac Perrins vs. Tom Johnson

* English boxing championship

Page 3 has an article headed: "Boxing" concerning: "...the battle between Johnson and Perrins..." with some details (see).

Four pages, partial red tax stamp on the front page, very nice condition.

wikipedia notes: Isaac Perrins was an Eng... See More  

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Jews permitted to live in Utrecht, however...

Item #616587

March 23, 1789


* Jews - Jewish - Judaica

* Utrecht, Netherlands

Page 2 has a paragraph noting: "At Utrecht the Jews have received permission to reside & trade, on condition that the chiefs of their different tribes give security to answer for all the robberies and other crimes they commit." (see). Also an article noting: &... See More  

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Settling Georgia...

Item #616459
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1735  Near the back is a section headed: "Monthly Intelligencer" with news reports from various parts of England & Europe with one report under the heading: "Plantation Affairs" including: "From Georgia, that the 27th of December last the Indian Princes...arriv'd there in good health, pleas'd with their voyage. ... See More  

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Four century set of the London Gazette...

Item #616302

January 01, 1671

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England.  A collection of four issues of this--the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper--each one hundred years apart. Issues are dated 1671, 1771, 1871 and 1971.

Interestingly, the format of this title did not change  much over the years save for the number of pages increasing with the years (see photos). The 4 issue collection comes i... See More  
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Commenting on politicians in office...

Item #616286

July 30, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, July 30, 1796  Page 3 has a letter which begins: "The reduction of the army & the arrangements in the war office will occasion man revolutions in our microcosm...". Another item comments on those serving in office (see).

Four pages, great condition.

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The world's oldest continually published English language newspaper...

Item #615807
THE 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  

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Map of Maestricht... Troubles in Boston...

Item #615630
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1748  Among the items in this issue are a full page map headed: "Plan of the Late Fire in Cornhill" with a listing of the various tenants displaced by the fire; "Observations of a New Comet" with a related small print; "Description of the Imperial City of Aix La Chappelle"; "Account of the Fortress of Maestricht&q... See More  

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Print of a new brewing machine...

Item #615626
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1761  Among the many articles within this issue are: "An Account of the War in India" "Case of an Ancient Physician" "History of the Republick of Geneva" "Proposal for Improving Botany" "Some Proceedings in Last Sessions of Parliament" and more.

There is a full page plate of an: "Impression of... See More  

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America is not about to compromise with England...

Item #615582
THE 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 c... See More  

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This issue includes a full page plate...

Item #615469

March 03, 1798

THE WEEKLY MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, March 3, 1798  An uncommon title which lasted only from Feb., 1798 thru June, 1799, during which time it was suspended for 6 months due to the death of the editor. Mostly literary content but the issue begins with "Essay III....on the Amusing Accomplishments of Drawings, Shading & Painting..." which also includes a full page plate (unusual in t... See More  

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Not the guy who traveled with Captain Cook...

Item #615429

May 17, 1786


* Captain James Cook mention

Page 2 has an item noting: "We have authority to say that the Captain Roberts who was murdered in France some days since is not the Mr. Roberts who accompanied Captain Cook in his two last voyages round the world, that gentleman being at this time in perfect health."

Four pages, very n... See More  

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Early boxing item...

Item #615424

July 23, 1788

THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, July 23, 1788  The bottom of pg. 2 has: "Doyle, the famous boxer, was yesterday committed by the Magistrates at Bow St. for assaulting a gentleman in Covent Garden...". Other news of the day & a wealth of ads.

Four pages, nice condition.

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Death of the Prince of Wales...

Item #615415
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1751 The first article is: "On the Death of the Prince of Wales" which takes 2 pages. There is more on the: "Death of the Prince of Wales" near the back of the issue. This is followed by: "Of the Great Black Wasp of Pennsylvania" which includes a nice illustration of it (see).

There is a nice full page plate showing a
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Genuine London Gazette newspaper from the 1670's...

Item #615233
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, 1670's

* More than 1 available at this severely discounted price

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, measuring 6 1/... See More  

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Nice content in this rare & very early title...

Item #615044

January 29, 1666

THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, January 29, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar) - issue #22

* Earliest & Rarest of newspapers to be had

This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world. Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself fr... See More  

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Very early on the sport of tennis...

Item #614210

February 24, 1789

THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, Feb. 24, 1789  Page 2 has a brief yet very early report on tennis: "Tennis now becomes every day more & more the fashion, the Dedans, being a subscription seat at two guineas per annum, excludes the lower tribe of sharpers." (see)

Four pages, very nice condition.

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African pirates...

Item #614208

June 12, 1796

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, June 12, 1794 

* 18th century piracy

Near the bottom of pg. 3 is a brief report: "A party of African pirates...have landed lately on the coasts of Calabria from whence they carried off a considerable quantity of cattle and a few young women." (see)

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.... See More  

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Governor dissolves the South Carolina General Assembly...

Item #613400

February 20, 1773

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 20, 1773  Inside has reports from Charleston concerning politics and noting that the Governor had dissolved the colonial General Assembly (see).

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, light dirtiness, generally good.

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Judaica interest...

Item #613365

January 20, 1772

ARIS'S BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE, England, Jan. 20, 1772  The front page includes some court reports including: "...The diamonds taken away from Sir Robert Ladbroke's house were found at a Jew receiver's...Four Jews, thieves & receivers together were concerned in the burglary at Sir Robert's, but they are out-numbered by the Christian villains..." and also: "...the... See More  

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Boxing against a one-armed man...

Item #613364

June 24, 1790


* Early boxing match

* One arm tied up

Page 3 has an early article on: "Boxing" concerning: "...the one-armed soldier...and a chimney-sweeper, who differed a little with each other in politics & parties...agreed to decide their dispute by a pitched battle in Bedford Bury at sun-set...tied up his left arm... See More  

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Foldout plate of a canal from Leeds to Liverpool..,.

Item #613236
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1772  Among the articles in this issue is: "Critical Remarks on M. de Voltaire" which has much on his thoughts concerning Jews, noting near the beginning: "With an impartiality & understanding superior to those of vulgar critics, M. de V. has made a discovery of which they would never have dreamed; a discovery, which is entirel... See More  

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News from "America"...

Item #612962

January 12, 1771

BINGLEY'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, Jan. 12, 1771  The front page has a bit item from Charleston (see) and page 2 has a bit more under "America" (see).

Four pages, very nice condition.

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