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War will be over in a few months...

Item #597076

May 19, 1777

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, May 19, 1777  Among page 2 war-related items are: "Massachusetts Bay is to raise 15 battalions for Washington's army. These levies were appointed to rendezvous at Cambridge & other places...on the 10th of March. After they were to join the Continental army. As cloathing is exceedingly scarce...Till these necessaries were collected, or rather t... See More  

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A plan to reduce America to obedience... Much on the war...

Item #597074

May 14, 1777

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, May 14, 1777  Over half of the front page is taken up with American news, including: "A Scheme for Reducing America to a Well-wisher to Government" (see). This is followed by reports from the New York Gazette which reports two military skirmishes, including: "...ordered out to attack a party of the rebels at De Lancey's Mi... See More  

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One of the less common, early titles...

Item #597046

May 15, 1708

THE REHEARSAL, London, May 15, 1708 

* Rare 18th century title

A fine single sheet newspaper which lasted only 6 years. By Charles Leslie, considered a violent controversialist who was virtually inextinguishable. Content is discussion of various topics. Unusual & seldom found. 12 3/4 by 7 1/4 inches. Minor archival mend on the reverse, very nice condition.
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Commenting on Washington's Proclamation...

Item #596949

March 29, 1777

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, March 29, 1777  Page 2 has some Revolutionary War content including: "By a gentleman...from New York...informed...the first act of Mr. Washington's administration has proved rather an extraordinary one in consequence of his late proclamation as Lord Protector, one Mr. Brown wrote to him for leave to withdraw to New York; though such liberty had be... See More  

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Lexington, Kentucky...

Item #596942

November 02, 1796


* Early Lexington, Kentucky

The back side of this single sheet "Supplement" and an item datelined "Lexington" which has a description of this town, noting near the beginning: "...must afford a pleasing satisfaction to view the rapid progress of building & impro... See More  

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18th century London...

Item #596892

January 11, 1792

THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, Jan. 11, 1792  Page 2 has: "Treaty of Westphalia". The content within is almost entirely European. A red tax stamp on page 3, very nice condition.

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18th century York, England...

Item #596775

April 02, 1784

THE YORK CHRONICLE & GENERAL ADVERTISER, England, April 2, 1784  There are far more advertisements than news reports, but all the news is European, and mostly British.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, lightly inked tax stamp on the front page., very nice condition.

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Apprehending those guilty of high treason in America...

Item #596747

February 12, 1777

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Feb. 12, 1777 

* Revolutionary War

The front page has half a column taken up with: "An Account of the Spanish Settlements in South America", continued in a future issue. Page 2 has some talk in the House of Lords concerning a bill: " enable his Majesty to apprehend & secure all persons guilty of or suspected to be guilty of hi... See More  

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Two documents signed by Sam Adams...

Item #596595

November 30, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 32, 1796   Yes, that's the date on the newspaper (see). Page 3 has an "Address" to the Mass. Senate & House, signed in type: Samuel Adams (see), and another "Resolve" by the Mass. legislature also signed: Samuel Adams.

Four pages, decorative masthead, very nice condition.... See More  

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Critical of Boston failing to honor the Non-imporatation Agreement...

Item #596510

September 22, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 22, 1770 

* Non-importation agreement

The top of page 3 has an item headed: "Intelligence True & Extraordinary" which is a critical report on the Bostonians failing to hold to the non-importation agreement, noting: "There are now lying on the tales of New York Philadelphia, Virginia, Carolina...pamphlets containing an authentic lis... See More  

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Need to unite on the non-importation issue...

Item #596362

October 18, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 18, 1770 

* Pre Revolutionary War tensions

Page 6 has reports headed "America" from Boston, Newport, Marblehead, Philadelphia & New York, including: "...Resolved, That we will adhere to & support the non-importation long as a majority of the colonies who have entered into similar agreements shall adhere to & p... See More  

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Breaking the non-importation agreement...

Item #596361

October 16, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 16, 1770  Page 6 has an: "Extract of a Letter from Charles-Town" [Charleston] which has several items, including: "...We have agreed to stop all commercial intercourse with New York on account of that province breaking the non-importation agreement, which we strictly adhere to..." (see).

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, great condit... See More  

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Baltimore Orioles win 1st World Series...

Item #596260

October 10, 1966

LEOMINSTER ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, October 10, 1966 

* Baltimore Orioles 

* World Series 

* MLB baseball

Page 6 has a two column heading: "Orioles Stun Dodgers And The Sporting World". 1st report coverage on the Baltimore Orioles winning their very first World Series championship.

Other news, sport and various advertisements of the day throughout. Compl... See More  

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1788 common sense...

Item #596226

October 18, 1788

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 18, 1788  Page 3 has an item from Philadelphia beginning; "The celebrated author of Common Sense says true when he says that..." (see). Also a report from New York concerning treaties with the Indians, plus a letter from Gov. St. Clair concerning an attack by Indians upon the federal troops.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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Native Americans...

Item #596058

June 01, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 1, 1791 

* General Charles Scott

* Kentucky

Page 3 has an item noting: "...from Kentucky, informs us that Gen. Scott was about to march against the Indians..." with more (see photos). Page 3 also has a notice headed: "Dr. Franklin's Legacy" (see).

Four pages, a few very discrete archival... See More  

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Nice 18th century masthead....

Item #595760

June 20, 1796

THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, June 20, 1796  This newspaper has one of the more decorative mastheads of the 18th century (see). Page 3 has an interesting letter which begins: "The treaty lately negociated with Great Britain has been the means of destroying, effectually, the friendship which so happily subsisted between American and France..." with muc... See More  

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18th century Philadelphia....

Item #595759

February 03, 1794

DUNLAP & CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER--EXTRA, Philadelphia, Feb. 3, 1794  This is a single sheet "extra" edition, completely filled with: "Papers Relative To Great Britain, Being the Second Part of the Message of the President of the United States; Consisting of the Correspondence of Mr. Jefferson, Mr. Hammond, Mr. Pickney, etc." which is continued from an... See More  

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1795 Massachusetts Spy....

Item #595481

November 25, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 25, 1795  A handsome masthead with ornate lettering. Inside has reports from Salem, Rutland, Vermont; Charleston, Philadelphia, London & elsewhere. Four pages, nice condition.

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18th century NYC....

Item #595459

May 13, 1797

THE WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, May 13, 1797  Although it does have some news of the day this is primarily a literary paper. The front page has; "The Dangers of Delay" and inside has: "Summary of Foreign Intelligence" along with reports datelined from Kingston, Jamaica, Charleston, New Providence, and Richmond.

Four pages, 9 1/2 by 12 inches, generally good.

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Rare 18th century title....

Item #595223
THE UNIVERSAL SPECTATOR & WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, March 2, 1734  A very uncommon & early title we have only seen once in our 35+ years in this business. The four pages contain various news from London & elsewhere, plus letters and some advertisements which take up the entire back page. Measures about 10 by 13 1/2 inches, water staining & some foxing.

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Concerns of the Virginians...

Item #595081

August 09, 1780


* American Revolutionary War

Page 2 has a report: "A gentleman just arrived from Virginia, by the way of New York, says the distresses of the inhabitants of that province are hardly to be described; that many of the first families had not tasted a morsel of fresh meat for near two months...This intelligence seems to account suf... See More  

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Isaac Franks... Jewish...

Item #595060

December 24, 1790

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 24, 1790  The ftpg. is taken up with ads. Pages 2 & 3 are mostly taken up with reports from the House of Representatives carrying over to page 3, which also has: "A Proclamation" by the governor of Pennsylvania.

The back page is filled with ads including one for noted Jewish financier Isaac Franks (see). Four pa... See More  

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Revolutionary War era...

Item #595025

June 07, 1780


* Revolutionary War era

A newspaper from the midst of the Revolutionary War with much reporting from the "House of Lords" and elsewhere with other news of the day. I do not see any content relating to the Revolutionary War.

Complete in four pages, this issue is folio size, and is in nice condition. ... See More  

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William Amherst..

Item #595019

December 30, 1762

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 30, 1762   An inside page has a very brief item headed: "America" and datelined from New York noting: "On Tuesday last Col. Amherst, Commander of the expedition to Newfoundland, arrived here on board the Enterprize, Capt. Houlton." (see).

Eight pages, nice condition.

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Fate of those who evacuated Virginia...

Item #594946

April 22, 1780

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, April 22, 1780  Page 3  has: "...An Act of the General Assembly of Virginia" concerning the fate of those who left Virginia to reside in England or elsewhere: "...bona fide inhabitants there for at least one year at any time within four years next before the commencement of hostilities on the 19th of April, 1775 [Lexington & Con... See More  

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Comfort with the conquered Carolinas...

Item #594939

February 12, 1780


* Revolutionary War

Page 2 has: "So secure do government suppose themselves in th3e entire conquest & reduction of Carolina, that they have written letters to most of the principal gentlemen in England...who possess the most considerable property there, requesting them to return to the enjoyment of their estates & prom... See More  

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Sad state of affairs in Virginia...

Item #594932

March 22, 1780

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, March 22, 1780 

* American Revolutionary War

Page 3 has a small item: "It is a matter of surprize that no accounts have yet arrived from America respecting the progress of the war there, or the real destination of the troops that have been embarked since December last from New  York; two expeditions were certainly intended; one to Carol... See More  

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Georgia has left the American cause? John Paul Jones...

Item #594930

March 18, 1780

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, March 18, 1780 

* American Revolutionary War

* Georgia to leave the cause ?

* John Paul Jones

Page 2 has a report which includes: "...but New York is to be the grand point that is to be essayed. There is not a single line of battle ship now lying there & but one frigate; all the regulars & foreigners were drafted off for the expedi... See More  

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Disgust with proceedings in America...

Item #594924

March 01, 1780


* Revolutionary War

Page 3 has an item which includes: "North America continues in its usual unknown state, or rather incomprehensible state. We are fed with ideal exploits to be performed in the midst of winter by an army which did nothing all the summer! be destruction to our fleet & army embarked, & the leaving... See More  

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War in the South... Chart of killed & disabled...

Item #594757
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, September, 1781  Near the beginning is the "List of the Men Killed or Disabled in the War" which includes various columns (see), with mentions of Howe, Carleton, Gage, Saratoga, and more (see). Also: "Summary of Proceedings in the last Session of the Last Parliament" includes some discussion of the Revolutionary War.

Also: "Concer... See More  

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John Adams, Buonaparte, and the Whiskey Rebellion...

Item #594534

April 10, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 10, 1799  The front page has an address from the Grand Jury of Morris, N.J., to the President, and his gracious reply signed in type: John Adams. Page 2 has an address from the citizens and inhabitants of the Mississippi Territory to the President, and his gracious reply signed in type: John Adams.

Also in this issue are: "Buonaparte's Expe
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Selling 18th century land in Philadelphia...

Item #594497

March 09, 1792

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 9, 1792  Page 2 has an illustration of "Thirty-Six Lots of Ground" to be sold in Philadelphia, bounded by Spruce, Madison, & Twelfth Streets, as well as Twenty-Feet Alley. Other news of the day and many ads, including a back page "War Department" notice signed by: H. Knox, Secretary at War.

Four pages, nice c... See More  

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18th century Philadelphia....

Item #594495

March 07, 1794

DUNLAP & CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 7, 1794  Page 3 has an: "Extract of a Letter from the Island of Bermuda" plus various other news of the day. A large number of ads including 5 illustrated ship ads on the front page.

Four pages, light foxing, very nice condition.

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A letter signed by John Jay...

Item #594434

April 05, 1779

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, April 5, 1779 

* Revolutionary War 

* John Jay letter

Page 2 has a letter from Congress, prefaced with a note of explanation signed in type by: John Jay, concerning disavowing a publication which appeared in the Penna. Packet newspaper (see photos). Also a report from the Boston Gazette that: "General Washington, upon application to ... See More  

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The ship United States...

Item #594338
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1784  Near the back under "American News" is an extract from the Journals of Congress concerning papers provided to the ship United States, owned by James Moore & commanded by capt. Thomas Bell, that it: " of the United States of America...where the said James Moore shall arrive with his vessel and cargo, that they may please ... See More  

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Describing the Hudson Bay region...

Item #594190

October 20, 1791

THE DIARY OR WOODFALL'S REGISTER, London, Oct. 20, 1791  The back page has a nice, detailed article taking most of a column: "Description Of the Country Lying Round Hudson's Bay".

Four pages, nice condition.

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Three issues of a scarce American magazine...

Item #594022

July 27, 1792

THE AMERICAN APOLLO, Boston, a group of 3 early issues of this magazine: July 27, September 14 & 28, 1792. 

* Rare 18th century Massachusetts magazines

All being riddled with worm holes which render the issues damaged. Otherwise complete and never bound nor trimmed with a decorative engraving on the outer wrapper (see photos).

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18th century America....

Item #593957

June 24, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 24, 1797  Inside has various news reports from both Europe & America, as well as news items from Congress. Pages 3 & 4 are mostly taken up with ads.

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

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Letter to and from the President... John Adams...

Item #593951

September 06, 1797


* President John Adams 

The front page has a letter "To John Adams, President of the United States of America from the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, followed by: "The President's Reply..." signed: John Adams.

Four pages, various news of the day inside, never bound nor trimmed, various lig... See More  

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Details on the Treaty of Aix la Chapelle...

Item #593905
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE,  London, October, 1748  One of the better items in this issue is discussion of the proceedings at Aix la Chapelle towards the treaty that would end tthe War of the Austrian Succession in Europe. A bit further on is: "The Substance of the Articles of the Definitive Treaty of Peace" which takes over a full page.

Lacking the plate and map called for.... See More  

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Early news from America...

Item #593903
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November,1748  The most significant content in this issue would be the "General & Definitive Treaty of Peace", more commonly known as the Treaty of Aix la Chapelle which ended the War of the Austrian Succession. This treaty takes five pages.

Other items in this issue are: "A Pulmonic Machine" with a print of it, appearing to be mu... See More  

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On the Roberts & Carlisle treason... Discussion of the American war...

Item #593710
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1779

* Abraham Carlisle & John Roberts

* Treason trials - Revolutionary War

The first article: "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" takes ten pages and includes much talk of the on-going Revolutionary War, bits including: "...He enumerated a black catalogue of crimes committed by the leaders of the American rebe... See More  

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Foldout plate of a castle...

Item #593600
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1770  Within this issue are 3 1/2 pages on: "A Curious Description of Dalkey and Its Seven Castles" which is accompanied by a foldout print of one of the castles. This print measures 8 by 10 inches & is in very nice condition (see). Also in this issue: "On the Disparity of the Language of N. and S. Wales" and much more.

Near the ... See More  

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Death of Governor Increase Sumner...

Item #592853

June 08, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 8, 1799  All of pages 2 & 3 are black bordered in mourning rules because of the death of Massachusetts governor Increase Sumner reported at the top of page 2 with: "Grievous Mortality" which begins: "The painful talk has devolved on us to announce an event which...will not be read without the most painful regret. Yesterday the unsp... See More  

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Exploring the vicinity of Alaska...

Item #592659
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, March, 1754 

* Early Alaska

Perhaps the primary item in this issue is a very nice, detailed article titled: "Some Account of a Chart lately published by M. de l Isle, with the different Conjectures and Opinions it has produced; from a Tract called, A Letter from a Russian Sea Officer to a Person of Distinction at Petersborough, &
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Item #592640

October 17, 1793

THE STAR, London, Oct. 17, 1793  The top of page 2 has a report headed: "American States" which tells of charges of piracy leveled against three men (see). Four pages, nice red tax stamp on the front page, very nice condition.

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Carolinas & Georgia now support the King...

Item #592610

February 01, 1779

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, February 1, 1779 

* Rare Revolutionary War title

* North & South Carolina - Georgia support king ?

Page 2 has a letter from New York which notes: "It gives me great pleasure to inform you that the face of affairs seems to be changed; the two Carolinas & Georgia having revolted from the Congress, give fresh spirits to the friends of... See More  

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Early Birmingham, England...

Item #592559

March 11, 1771

ARIS'S BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE, England, March 11, 1771  The front page has an: "Extract of a Letter form New York" with an interesting report of a tragedy (see). Page 2 has a letter form Newport, Rhode Island (see). Four pages, minor archival mend inside, very nice condition, folio size.

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Duel of Generals Lee and Clarkson... Washington at West Point...

Item #592340

December 03, 1779

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Dec. 3, 1779  Inside has: "...Our fleet and army at New York have had a happy escape from the vengeance D'Estaing pronounced against them...passenger...says that every thing was quiet when he came from New York excepting some little skirmishing in the back settlements...repulsing an attack on Long Island & making a descent in the Jersies where ... See More  

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A four page "Extra" issue...

Item #592292

May 19, 1798

CENTINEL EXTRA, (Boston), May 19, 1798  This is an uncommon 4 page "Extra" issue of the famous Columbian Centinel newspaper. Almost the entire issue it taken up with a lengthy document continued from the "regular" issue of Wednesday, concerning relations with France. Close-trimmed at the bottom of pages 2 & 3 cause some loss, otherwise in nice condition.

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