Newspapers From The 1600s and 1700s
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683413

Exceedingly early newspaper from France...

Item #683413

April 04, 1641

EXTRAORDINAIRE, Paris, France, April 4, 1641 with the date at the top in Roman numerals but then also dated at the bottom of the back page: "4 Avril, 1641". This "extraordinary" issue was done for a singular purpose, as defines most "extraordinaries" produced since then.

This issue published simultaneously along with the "Gazette" of Paris, the very first r... See More  

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683380

Convicts shipped off to America...

Item #683380

May 23, 1728

THE DAILY POST-BOY, London, May 23, 1728  The front page is a terrific item noting: "The government are about contracting with the proper undertakes for transporting the felons, convicts, being about 80 in number, to his Majesty's Plantations in America."." Although it was known that convicts were occasionally shipped off to the American colonies, it is exceedingly rare to ... See More  

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683375

Payments to Loyalists... Death of Tippoo...

Item #683375

June 27, 1786

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 27, 1786  Inside has: "American Loyalists"  which notes: "On the report of the bill for granting the sum of 55,000 pounds as a temporary relief to the American Loyalists...desired to know...whether it was intended to allow such Loyalists as were in England during the times of the troubles in America the same as those actually on the spot... See More  

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683373

A handsome newspaper... grave digger arrested...

Item #683373

April 01, 1718

THE POST BOY, London, April 1, 1718  A handsome issue with the two nice, detailed engravings in the masthead. The back page contains an article "On Saturday Night the Assizes ended at Kingston, where 15 Persons received Sentence of Death... The Grave-Digger of S. Saviours, who was convicted of stealing dead Bodies out of their Graves, was fined 40 s. and two Years Imprisonment..."

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683371

Unusual format...

Item #683371

October 09, 1716

THE EVENING POST, London, Oct. 9, 1716  This was the newspaper upon which the word "evening" first appeared in any newspaper title when it began in 1706. A very handsome issue which has a very interesting & unusual format. Much news from Europe on the front page, page 2 is filled with ads, just over half of pg. 3 has the "Postscript" with recent news received (balance ... See More  

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683369

Two opinions on how peace should be negotiated... Building a navy...

Item #683369

August 03, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 3, 1782  All of the front page & part of page 2 are taken up with: "Letters From an American Farmer Describing Certain Provincial Situations, Manners, and Customers not General Known..." which offers some interesting thoughts on the culture of the Americans at that time.

Pg. 3 includes: "The difference of political opinion between Earl S... See More  

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683364

"Peace is near at hand"... Huddy/Asgill Affair...

Item #683364

September 17, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 17, 1782  Page 2 has news from America, including: "...steadily pursue the plan lately adopted for carrying on the American war...that he saw & conversed with the deputies from the New England colonies...with Sir Guy Carleton to know what terms had been proposed by this country to Congress & what terms the colonies they represented, were to be... See More  

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683352

Early map of the Caribbean Islands...

Item #683352
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1756  The first two pages are devoted to the "Caribee Islands" [Caribbean] primarily limited to text on Barbadoes.

But of greater significance is the great and desirable foldout map labeled: "A Map of the CARIBBEE ISLANDS Shewing which belong to England, France, Spain, Dutch, & Danes...". This map folds out to 8 1/2 by 13 1/2 ... See More  

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683306

Work towards putting the Jay Treaty into effect...

Item #683306

May 23, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, May 23, 1796  The front page is filled with ads including 22 illustrated ship ads. All of page 2 is taken up with discussion on carrying into effect the Jay Treaty with England.

The back page is full of ads as well including two reward ads for runaways.

Four pages, purple-tinted staining does not affect readability, otherwise in good conditi... See More  

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683305

Considerable reporting on the trouble with Indians in America...

Item #683305

November 07, 1682

THE LOYAL PROTESTANT and TRUE DOMESTICK INTELLIGENCE, or, NEWS both from City and Countrey.  London, April 26, 1681  Printed just below the masthead: "Published to prevent False, Scandalous and Seditious Reports." This is one of the very scarce titles from the 17th century as I believe we have only offered a few in the past 46 years.

Complete as a single sheet issue, 7 1/4 by ... See More  

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683299

News from Jamaica...

Item #683299

December 01, 1792

JACKSON'S OXFORD JOURNAL, England, Dec. 1, 1792  Two wood engravings in the masthead and a red tax stamp on the front page. Mostly European reports however page 3 has some detail concerning the growing sugar-maple cultivation in New Your and Pennsylvania.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, small repaired loss at the bottom of the blank spine not touching any text, nice condition.

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683298

From Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, not commonly offered...

Item #683298

February 04, 1786

THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England, Feb. 4, 1786  A handsome newspapers not commonly encountered on the collector market, with news events mostly from the United Kingdom but elsewhere in Europe as well. A wealth of ads.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, a full red tax stamp on the front page, nice condition.

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683273

Printed just before the Stamp Act...

Item #683273

June 14, 1764

ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE OR THE BRITISH EVENING POST, London, June 14, 1764  Typical news of the day from the year before the hated Stamp Act too effect in the American colonies.

Four pages, some foxing mostly near the margins, minor repairs at the spine.

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683255

Reports relating to the end of the Revolutionary War...

Item #683255

August 05, 1783

THE YORK COURANT, England, Aug. 5, 1783  This is a title we rarely have an opportunity to offer. The front page has a letter to Sir Guy Carleton at New York concerning the recapture of the Bahama Islands. Page 2 has a few reports concerning the end of the war, and work on the treaty of peace. Close-trimming affects some words.

Four pages, close-trimmed at the bottom margin affects some words... See More  

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683254

Quite rare & early newspaper... An encounter with highwaymen...

Item #683254

January 01, 1736

THE OLD WHIG, OR THE CONSISTENT PROTESTANT, London, Jan. 1, 1735-6  A very rare title, and early as well for a folio-size newspaper (measures 9 1/2 by 15 in.). 

This title only published for just 4 years. A few essays plus a good variety of news reports of the day including a page 3 report of a stagecoach passenger's encounter with highwaymen (robbers).

Four pages, wide, never-trim... See More  

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683252

London life, at the end of the Revolutionary War...

Item #683252

May 06, 1783

THE GENERAL EVENING POST, London, May 6, 1783  As might be expected the news reports are almost entirely European, just the end of the Revolutionary War. No war-related reports are within.

Four pages, good condition.

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683248

From Birmingham, England, before the Revolutionary War...

Item #683248

September 14, 1772

ARIS'S BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE, England, Sept. 14, 1772  This is the only18th century title we have offered from Birmingham. Filled with various news & ads of the day, it is full folio size with 4 pages with a full red-inked tax stamp on the front page. Some ink stains, minor dirtiness, generally good condition.

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683210

Early ad for playing cards... Runaway indentured apprentice...

Item #683210

November 20, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, November 20, 1799 



* Very early playing cards

* Backgammon boards




The back page includes many ads, two of which are very early ads for "Playing Cards", being Henry the Eighth, Columbian brand cards and backgammon boards. A few other particulars as noted in the ads (see photos). 

News of the day. Complete in 4 pages, a little spine we
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683209

Creating the Mason-Dixon Line: map of America...

Item #683209
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1769 



* Early America map

* Pennsylvania and Maryland

* Mason and Dixon Line creation




Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the nice full page map of the Chesapeake region showing parts of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and all of Delaware. The inset in the lower right corner reads: "A Map of that Part of Ameri... See More  

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683207

Map of the Balkan Peninsula... Turkey, Bulgaria, and more...

Item #683207
SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1770 



* Map of Turkey, the Balkan Peninsula, and more.



This "Supplement" issue was produced at the end of the year. The prime content is the very nice & very detailed map, labeled in the cartouche as: "A New and Accurate Map of TURKEY IN EUROPE Drawn from the Best Authorities...1770".

This map shows the Balkan ... See More  

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683169

Ten London newspapers from the 1790's...

Item #683169

May 04, 1795

(10) THE SUN and THE TIMES were two of the more famous & successful of British newspapers in the late 18th century. The Times remains one of the iconic papers of the world, having begun in 1788 and is still printing today. It was the first newspaper to have "Times" in the title, since lending its name to innumerable newspapers on both sides of the Atlantic.

Here is a lot of ten issu... See More  

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683160

Comic solution for a troubled bridge...

Item #683160

May 15, 1792

THE MAIL OR CLAYPOOLE'S DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 15, 1792  The front page has a piece concerning a bridge to be built across the Potomac at Georgetown which is somewhat comic. The back page has an illustrated ad for: "Whips & Canes" by John McAlllister, with details.

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

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683141

Indians, the French Revolutionary, Henry Knox, and more...

Item #683141

February 07, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 7, 1793  On the front page: "On the Happiness Attainable in the Last Moments of Life". Page 3 has a letter: "...from Rochdebout, on the Ottawa River, or Miami of Lake Erie..." which begins: "I congratulate you on the agreement of the council of the confederated Tribes, to the listed proposals of peace from you... See More  

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683139

Letter from General Anthony Wayne's army...

Item #683139

November 17, 1794

DUNLAP & CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 17, 1794  As the title would suggest there is a great wealth of advertising, but half of pages 2 & 3 have news reports including a descriptive letter: "...from an Officer in General Wayne's Army". The back page features 30 illustrated ship ads along with 2 runaway reward ads.

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683138

Published by Ben Franklin's grandson...

Item #683138

February 01, 1794

GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 1, 1794  This issue was published by Benjamin Franklin Bache, Ben's grandson. The front page is filled with ads including a "One Hundred Dollars Reward" ad for a runaway Dutch servant boy, with details. Page 4 has 5 illustrated ship ads.

Four pages never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

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683129

The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #683129

April 21, 1744

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, April 21, 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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683128

By America's first newspaper publisher...

Item #683128

January 06, 1679

DOMESTICK INTELLIGENCE Or News Both From CITY and COUNTRY, London, England, Jan. 6, 1679 



* Rare 17th century periodical



A very early single sheet newspaper published by Benjamin Harris (his imprint appears on the bottom of the back page), the first newspaper printer in the colonies.

Harris spent several years in jail in London for libelous printing, and upon release he emigrated to Am... See More  

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683113

This newspaper lasted but two years...

Item #683113

April 13, 1795

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, April 13, 1795 



* Rare publication



A volume one issue of this elusive title from Boston which lasted just two years. Various news of the day & a wealth of ads.

Four pages, nice condition.

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683042

The Yellow Fever epidemic...

Item #683042

October 24, 1798

THE SPECTATOR, New York, Oct. 24, 1798 



* Philadelphia yellow fever epidemic



An unusual issue being single sheet rather than the typical 4 pages due to the on-going Yellow Fever Epidemic which ravaged much of the Eastern United States at that time.

There are front page articles relating to the epidemic including a report on the number of recent deaths from the fever.

Four pages, never... See More  

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683026

A short-lived title 18th century title...

Item #683026

January 20, 1753

THE ADVENTURER, London, England, Jan. 20, 1753  An uncommon, essay-format bi-weekly newspaper addressed specifically to men, containing six pages & lasting only for 17 months from 1752 to 1753. While each issue varies, common contributors included John Hawkesworth and Samuel Johnson.

A decorative embellishment at the top of the front page. 

Six pages, 7 by 11 inches, very nice cond... See More  

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683024

Map of St. Petersburg... On the Georgia alligator & how Oglethorpe treated them...

Item #683024
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1749  Perhaps the prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map titled within the decorative cartouche: "Plan of St. Petersburg with its Fortifications, built by Peter the Great in 1703". One-third of the map shows: "The Harbour of Crownslot, the River Neva & Canal..." This map folds out to measure 8 by 10 1/2
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683006

Byron's around-the-world voyage in the Dolphin...

Item #683006

April 18, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 18, 1767  Inside has half of a page taken up with: "Further Extracts from A Voyage round the World in his Majesty's Ship the Dolphin, Commanded by the Hon. Commodore Byron".

Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

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683005

John Adams script signatures... Trenton the federal capital...

Item #683005

October 19, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 19, 1799  The front page features two Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams. One is a conclusion from a previous issue for regulating: "...trade with Indian tribes & to preserve peace on the frontiers." and the other to authorize the President: "...to fill certain vacancies in the army & navy.".

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683004

John Adams script signatures... Trenton the federal capital...

Item #683004

October 19, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 19, 1799  The front page features two Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams. One is a conclusion from a previous issue for regulating: "...trade with Indian tribes & to preserve peace on the frontiers." and the other to authorize the President: "...to fill certain vacancies in the army & navy.".

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683002

Will Loyalist merchants in Charleston be left in the lurch? Land in Canada for the Loyalists...

Item #683002

November 26, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 26, 1782  Page 4 is entirely taken up with the petitions of various merchants in Charleston to General Leslie (military commander of British troops in the city) recalling a commercial agreement of two years prior, now suspect given the planned evacuation of the British from Charleston.

Page 6 includes: "In the Treaty of Peace now carrying on between G... See More  

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682998

Buonaparte has lost the confidence of his army...

Item #682998

September 11, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 11, 1799  Inside has much on the war in Europe including: "Army of Italy" "Army of the Danube" and other datelines from Vienna, Zurich, London, etc. Pg. 3 has: "Latest News of Buonaparte in Egypt" which includes: "...Buonaparte has lost the confidence of his army, who are very discontented...". ... See More  

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682997
Item #682997

October 15, 1798

THE FARMER'S WEEKLY MUSEUM; NEW HAMPSHIRE & VERMONT JOURNAL, Walpole, Oct. 15, 1798  The ftpg. has: "Biography - Character of Talleyrand". Over half of pg. 2 has: "Mr. Gerry's Answer to the Minister of Foreign Affairs' Letter of the 24th".

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, minor margin tears, good condition.

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682893

Handsome masthead... The French Revolution...

Item #682893

January 24, 1793

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Jan. 24, 1793



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America




This newspaper has one of the more decorative mastheads of the 18th century.

Much of page 2 is taken up with a report concerning the French Revolution, as well as a note that citizens: "...begged that the Convention would delay the discussion on the trial of Louis X... See More  

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682836

Kentucky & navigation of the Mississippi...

Item #682836

April 27, 1795

FEDERAL INTELLIGENCER & BALTIMORE DAILY GAZETTE, April 27, 1795  Page 2 ha a lengthy letter signed by Isaac Shelby, governor of Kentucky, which includes near the beginning: "...progress of the negotiation now depending between the United States of America and the court of Madrid respecting the navigation of the Mississippi...".

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

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682827

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1677...

Item #682827

December 17, 1677

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 17, 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, measuri... See More  

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682808

Franklin, Washington, and Haym Salomon...

Item #682808

January 17, 1784

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 17 1784  Page 2 has a report from Paris beginning: "Dr. Franklin has lately delivered to the Sieur de Fleury...Lt. Colonel in the service of the United States of America, a medal which has been decreed for him by Congress, after taking fo Stony Point..." noting his heroic effort at the important battle.

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682795

King Philip's War: the first war in America...

Item #682795

August 19, 1675

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, August 19, 1675  The significance of what is known as "King Philip's War" is lost with most Americans, but the event cannot be over-stated. This was America's first war, and the only newspaper in existence to report is was this title. As Wikipedia notes, this was an armed conflict between Native American inhabitants of present-day New England and... See More  

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682697

Early issue of America's first successful newspaper...

Item #682697

August 23, 1739

THE BOSTON WEEKLY NEWS-LETTER, August 23, 1739 



* Among the earliest of American newspapers to be had



Above the title is "New-England", likely to distinguish this newspaper from the city of Boston in England.

This very rare title was the first successful newspaper in the colonies, having begun in 1704 and lasting until the British occupation of Boston in 1776. It was only pre... See More  

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682670

The English will not abandon the settling of Australia...Wilberforce & slavery...

Item #682670

May 28, 1789

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 28, 1789 



* African slave trade

* William Wilberforce

* Botany Bay - Australia




Page 7 has a brief item  from Parliament headed: "Botany Bay" reading: "Mr. Hussey asked whether it was the intention of Ministers to prosecute the scheme of forming a settlement in Botany Bay? Mr. Pitt said that from the accounts hitherto received from... See More  

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682668

The notorious pirate Captain Kidd is executed !

Item #682668

May 26, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 22-26, 1701 



* Infamous pirate Captain William Kidd

* Historic & extremely rare report

* Execution - hanging




The London Gazette is the oldest continually published newspaper in the world, having started in 1665 and is still publishing today.

This issue contains on page two an exceedingly significant report--perhaps the rarest and mo
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682667

Creating the District of Columbia...

Item #682667

January 27, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 27, 1791 



* Creating Washington D.C. - seat of government

* President George Washington & Thomas Jefferson




The entire first column on page 2 is taken up with a very historic document: "A Proclamation" in which Maryland & Virginia both offered to cede to the United States land upon which the capital would be cr... See More  

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682666

Beautiful masthead... On the Battle of Eutaw Springs...

Item #682666

December 29, 1781

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, December 29, 1781 



* Rare 18th century American publication

* Great masthead engraving for display




I have always thought this newspaper has one of the finest masthead, featuring an uncommonly large engraving with an Indian and an angel on either side of the "Journal", plus a 3-masted ship & other embellis... See More  

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$570.00
682661

World's first daily newspaper...

Item #682661

October 23, 1717

THE DAILY COURANT, London, Oct. 23, 1717



* Rare 18th century publication



This was the world's first successful daily newspaper, and is a landmark issue for any newspaper collection as such, having begun in 1702. As would be imagined the issue is almost entirely taken up with various European reports, with over half of the back page taken up with advertisements.

Complete as a single shee... See More  

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$115.00
682638

From just days prior to the storming of the Bastille beginning the French Revolution...

Item #682638

July 18, 1789

THE DIARY, OR WOODFALL'S REGISTER, London, July 18, 1789  



* Beginning of the French Revolution



Pages 2 and 3 have a lengthy: "Address to the King on the subject of Bringing the Troops to Paris, voted by the National Assembly on the 9th...". This is followed by: "To this Address his Majesty Returned the Following Answer".

Keep in mind that the mentioned letter i... See More  

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682636

Slavery and the slave trade...

Item #682636

June 26, 1789

THE DIARY, OR WOODFALL'S REGISTER, London, June 26, 1789  Over two-thirds of the back page is taken up with an interesting discussion of the slave trade, the early portion as it relates to the Quakers in Pennsylvania.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, full red tax stamp on page 3, great condition.

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