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1794 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania...

Item #587795

January 22, 1794

DUNLAP & CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 22, 1794  The front page is filled with ads, including 12 illustrated ship ads. Inside has various news of the day including reports from the "Congress of the United States".

Four pages, scattered foxing, nice condition.

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

Item #587695

January 01, 1753

THE ADVENTURER, London, England, 1753

* Rare 18th century title

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 is present on each issue. ... See More  

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1799 New York City....

Item #587525

June 01, 1799

WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, June 1, 1799  Mostly taken up with literary items but page 3 does have some news items both from American and Europe. Four pages, water staining at the spine, 9 1/4 by 11 3/4 inches, generally good.

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Naval events and more...

Item #587319

February 18, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 18, 1777  Page 2 has a report from Commodare Peter Parker concerning his work in Rhode Island, including: "...the Continental fleet is in Providence River beyond our reach at present...the 18th December I retook the Betty transport..." with a list of the American ships taken & retaken by the British ships under command of Parker (see).

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Harassing the King's troops...

Item #587315

January 21, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Jan. 21, 1777  One brief note mentions: "...that a plan of operations for the next campaign in America has been laid before the Privy Council which has been approved of & proper orders will soon be sent for carrying the same into execution." (see)

The back page has an interesting article on the tactics of the colonists during the Revolutionary War, which i... See More  

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Breaking the non-importation agreement...

Item #587272

August 23, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 23, 1770  Page 2 has a brief item from Charleston (see photos). Another page has an ad for: "American Lands" offering 35,000 acres: "...of choice land in the county of Albany & Province of New York..." with details (see photos). Another page has: "America" with a report from Philadelphia noting: "...parcel of English g... See More  

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Reflecting upon the war in America...

Item #587208

December 13, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 13, 1781  The front page has 2 columns taken up with a letter: "To the People of Great Britain" much of which comments on the situation in America and the Revolutionary War. Nearly 4 pages of reports from the "House of Commons" also include some discussion of the American situation, one item noting: "...The illusion which had filled... See More  

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Naval content from the Revolutionary War....

Item #587189

October 11, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 11, 1781  Inside has a letter from New York which gives details of a naval battle, noting in part: "....the 29th of June we fell in with a rebel privateer of 22 guns...who engaged us for 3 hours and 20 minutes...The engagement was so excessively hot that for three quarters of an hour the muzzles of her guns & ours rubbed one another. We received so... See More  

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Is there harmony among the troops?

Item #587111

September 13, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 13, 1781  The front page has a report which includes: "From New York...we have a letter from a field officer...which says, 'Count Rochambeau having found the attack upon New York, as planned by Mr. Washington, to be impracticable, proposes to retire with his troops to Rhode Island. General Clinton will certainly attack Washington's lin
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1773 Edinburgh, Scotland....

Item #587050

March 31, 1773

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, March 31, 1773  Page 2 has a section headed: "America" with a New York dateline, concerning a naval encounter with Indians (see).

Four pages, light dirtiness to the ftpg., folio size, nice condition.

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News from Albany...

Item #587049

August 19, 1772

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 19, 1772  Page 2 has a piece headed: "America" from Albany with a story of a brave rescue of a child from falling overboard from a ship (see).

Four pages, folio size, nice condition.

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Item #587047

July 10, 1770

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, July 10, 1770  An inside page has a: "Extract of a Letter from Connecticut" concerning a vagrant in Danbury (see). Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, nice condition.

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Proclamations by British officers...

Item #587016

August 21, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 21, 1781  Much of the front page is taken up with naval reports from the Caribbean. Page 4 has a nice document from Charleston signed in type by both: Rawdon and N. Balfour, in which they note: "...attention to the general security of the province has obliged his Majesty's relinquish some of the upper parts of it...unnecessary for us to... See More  

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Benedict Arnold... Victory at Camden...

Item #586957

August 04, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 4, 1781  Page 2 has a report which includes: "...that since some of Washington's letters were intercepted, discovering the intention of his army in conjunction with the French troops on Long Island to attack Gen. Clinton, a misunderstanding has taken place between Washington and the French General Rochambeau, which is expected will be of more good ... See More  

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Sam Adams... Building the frigate United States...

Item #586734

August 03, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, August 3, 1796  The first column on the front page has an Act of the Mass. Legislature signed in type by: Samuel Adams. Page 2 has: "French Victory on the Rhine" concerning Buonaparte. Also: "Intercourse With Canada". Also a brief yet notable report from Philadelphia: "The building of the United States Frigate, now constructing in Southwark... See More  

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Supporting the Non-Importation agreement...

Item #586322

July 21, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 21, 1770

* Non-Importation agreement support

The front page has an item headed "America" with a Boston dateline, noting in part: "....sense of our merchants, traders, etc. respecting the non-importation agreement, as meeting was called the day following at Faneuil was voted almost unanimously that we would still strictly adhere to ... See More  

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Over 300 years old!

Genuine issue of the world's oldest continually published newspaper... from the 17th century...

Item #586277
THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1680-1689 This is a chance to buy a genuine issue of the world's oldest continually published newspaper (began in 1665 & still publishes today). The issue you receive will be well over 300 years old. 

Single sheet, minor foxing, very nice condition. A very popular title & a foundation for any newspaper collection.  The images shown are representative of t... See More  

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1784 York England...

Item #585977

March 26, 1784


* Rare British title

Various news & ads of the day in this uncommon title. Folio size, 4 pages, never bound nor trimmed, red tax stamp on the front page.

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Map of Germany... French & Indian War...

Item #585531
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1760 

* Battle of Quebec

* Map of the war in Germany

* French and Indian War

A feature of this issue is the "French Account of the Raising the Siege of Quebec" which takes over half a page (see for portions). There is also: "A Description of a Water Mill of a New Construction..." for grinding sugar cane in Jamaica, which in... See More  

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From colonial Boston...

Item #585508

May 16, 1768

SUPPLEMENT TO THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, May 16, 1768  The front page is taken up with a wide variety of news reports from London including one item noting: "...the colony agents have obtain an act of Parliament for the encouragement of the  linen manufactury in North America...". An inside page has reports from "Boston" including: "...considering them too... See More  

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Early reports on the fall of Charleston to the British...

Item #585440

May 23, 1780

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, May 23, 1780  Page 2 has: "...from the force carried out with Sir Henry Clinton to South Carolina, there is room to entertain the most favourable hopes of the success of his enterprise. With Sir Henry Clinton, from New York, went 7500 men..." with more (see photos). Elsewhere is: "...a letter from an Officer on board the brig Hawke off Staten... See More  

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Events near New York...

Item #585009

December 14, 1779

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 14, 1779  The back page has a letter from New York to a friend in Savannah, Georgia, which includes in part: "...Here, with a body of 12,000 men, we do--nothing! The rebels are the only active people here; they lately, by a...well conducted plan, surprised Stoney Point fort...with about 600 men in it & commanded by Col. Johnston...about 40 were kil... See More  

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Franklin D. Roosevelt's great-great grandfather

Item #584804

June 16, 1792


* Franklin D. Roosevelt 

* Great-great grandfather

Most of page 2 is taken up with various depositions concerning an election controversy in Otsego County, New York. Page 3 has a notice mentioning Isaac Roosevelt as "...the President of the Board of Board of Managers for the City Dispensary for the Relief for... See More  

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A census of the Western Territory...

Item #584580

September 05, 1795


* Early Northwest Territory

* Ohio

All of pages 1 & 2 are taken up with the: "Plan of a Constitution for the French Republic, continued". Pg. 3 has a report that the governor of Penna. has prohibited all trade with New York and Norfolk due to a contagion. Also that "An enumeration of the inhabitants in the We... See More  

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On the Roberts & Carlisle treason...

Item #584496
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1779

* Discussion of the American 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 rebellion against his Majesty's loy... See More  

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

Item #584495
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1779  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 rebellion against his Majesty's loyal subjects in that country..." and ... See More  

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From England: The colonies are necessary...

Item #583989

October 28, 1779

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 28, 1779  Nearly two pages are taken up with: "Further thoughts on the Present  Posture of Affairs..." which has as its premise: "The two great parties into which this kingdom is unhappily divided can agree in nothing but in maintaining & propagating one grand & capital mistake relative to the welfare of this nation: That colonie... See More  

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Much on the Mississippi...

Item #583782

August 29, 1772


* Early Mississippi & Ohio Rivers

Page 2 has a report which includes: "...The public, in the various conversations which have arisen on the subject of the new settlement in North America, generally confound the Mississippi with the Ohio; whereas the two rivers are very distinct; the first is capable of admitting the larges... See More  

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News from America...

Item #583755

September 13, 1773

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Sept. 13, 1773 

* Native American Indians

Page 2 has a full column of reporting under "America" with reports from Charleston with much on the situation with the Cherokee & Creek Indians, and also bits noting: "...vessels belonging to Rhode Island...carried into New Providence are, we hear, both condemned. One of them had 18 ch... See More  

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The King receives a threatening letter...

Item #583332

June 17, 1777

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 17, 1777  The front page carries an article in which the King received an anonymous threatening letter which was found near the house of Colonel Crawfurd. The letter was published (which contained the actual spelling) and a reward was established to be paid upon the conviction of any one or more of the offenders.

This is complete in four pages, contains a ... See More  

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Helena Barclay death....

Item #583201

November 12, 1796

THE WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, Nov. 12, 1796  Although mostly literary item, page 3 is mostly taken up with news reports, including a black-bordered report of the death of Helena Barclay. Four pages, 9 1/2 by 12 inches, very nice condition.

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Rare British title...

Item #583188

December 02, 1786


* Rare 18th century title

The entire 4 pages are taken up with items from Europe, mostly of a political nature. Two engravings in the masthead, folio size, archival strengthening at the spine, generally nice.

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Daily newspaper from 1730...

Item #583187

July 22, 1730

THE DAILY POST, London, July 22, 1730 

* Rare 18th century title

One of the earliest daily newspapers to be found, and this issue has a partial  red-inked tax stamp in the upper left corner of the front page. The front page has various news reports from throughout Europe plus a few ads, and the back page is entirely taken up with advertisements.

Complete as a single sheet newsp... See More  

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Cornwallis, Clinton, Charleston...

Item #582636
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, December, 1780  The issue begins with 7 pages of "Proceedings in the Last Parliament" which includes discussion of the Revolutionary War in America.

Near the back in the "Historical Chronicle" is a lengthy items concerning John Trumbull, son of the governor of Connecticut, with some talk of Franklin's grandson, etc. (see photos). A... See More  

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Signed by President John Adams...

Item #582604

June 13, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, June 13, 1798 

* President John Adams

* 18th century American title

Part of the front page has "Proceedings of the Columbian Federal Congress", carrying over to page 2. Pg. 2 has a lengthy: "Speech" to the Mass. Legislature signed in type by the governor: Increase Sumner. Pg. 3 has a brie... See More  

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Proclamation by the governor...

Item #582356

August 12, 1786

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, Aug. 12, 1786 

* James Bowdoin proclamation

The ftpg. has "A Proclamation" by the governor of Mass. concerning attempts to find the arsonist responsible for the recent burning of the Fish Market.

Page 2 has: "Practical Lecture on Christian Charity, by a Jew". Various other news of the day with many ads as well, a fe... See More  

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Value of the Ohio River...

Item #582086

August 24, 1772

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Edinburgh, Scotland, Aug. 24, 1772 

* Ohio River value ?

* Pre Rev. War era

Page 3 has a paragraph noting: "The Ohio, though a very extensive river of North cut off from all possible intercourse with a foreign commerce & has no connection whatever with the sea..." and a bit more (see photos). Four pages, folio size, red ink tax ... See More  

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Analyzing the work of General Howe in America...

Item #581960

March 09, 1780

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 9, 1780 

* General William Howe

* Revolutionary War from the enemy

Most of a page is taken up with a letter signed: "Americanus" which is critical in the efforts of General Howe during his leadership in war effort in America, headed: "To the Right Hon. Lord H--e" (brother of the general), which has near the beginning: "In th... See More  

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Holding to the non-importation agreement...

Item #581942

August 28, 1770

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Aug. 28, 1770  Inside under: "AMERICA, Philadelphia" is a report of: "...English goods arrived here...which were purchased by two shopkeepers...contrary to the non-importation agreement; upon which the committee of merchants sent for them & represented the impropriety of their conduct, which they readily acknowledged & the good were i... See More  

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Nova Scotia described...

Item #581941

December 31, 1773

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, December 31, 1773 

* Early Nova Scotia description

Inside has: "...a Letter from a gentleman who emigrated from Scotland...dated Nova Scotia, Fort Cumberland..." which is very descriptive of Halifax and the vicinity (see photos). Other news of the day throughout including various ads. Eight pages, some dirtiness, more so at the folds, measur... See More  

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Three issues from the Revolutionary War...

Item #581774

January 16, 1779

* Lot of 3 issues

* Revolutionary War Era

Three Revolutionary War era newspapers from England but I find no content concerning the War worthy of being written up. Sold as a group of three issues offering a flavor of reporting from the war period. Two are the London Chronicle of May 29 and January 16, 1779; the third is The York Courant of February 15, 1780. All are complete, nice condition, &a... See More  

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Many ship ads... Judaica item...

Item #581442

April 13, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 13, 1791  The front page features 16 illustrated ship ads making this a decorative newspaper. The ftpg. also had ad for "Isaac Franks, Stock and Exchange Broker..." with details. Franks was a noted Jewish financier.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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From the Revolutionary War era...

Item #581373
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1780  A fine opportunity to purchase a magazine from during the Revolutionary War at a reasonable price, as I find almost no American content in this issue. An interesting variety of European news of the day, political reports, literary items & other unusual tidbits, all providing a flavor of what the British were reading in the midst of the R... See More  

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Mr. Pitt... Ornate masthead...

Item #581240

April 14, 1766

THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, Glocester, April 14, 1766  The second page of this issue has a report "Mr. Pit [the elder], having taken a house at Bath for seven years, proposes to spend the remainder of his time either at Bath or at his seat in the west; so that the report of his being created a Peer, and that of his coming into the Ministry, seems without foundation."  There are nume... See More  

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The health of the King is of concern... Busy pirates...

Item #581074

December 11, 1788

THE MORNING CHRONICLE, AND LONDON ADVERTISER, England, December 11, 1788  The front page of this issue begins a lengthy report "Morning Chronicle, London, December 11, Parliamentary Intelligence, House of Commons, His Majesty's Illness - Important Constitutional Discussions". "the Chancellor of the Exchequer appearing at the Bar with the Report of the committee, 'appoin... See More  

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1770 report from America... from Boston...

Item #580194

May 10, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 10, 1770. The backpage has: "An Extract of a Letter From Boston" which contains several news reports (see photos).  The balance of the issue has various news of the day, mostly European, with some ads as well. The front page has minor rubbing, but the issue is complete and is in overall (very) good condition.

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Just after the Revolutionary War...

Item #579451
THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE, London, April, 1782  Certainly one of the less common titles from the 18th century, formatted much like the more popular "Gentleman's  Magazine". This was the first year of its existence, and it would publish until 1826. The first article is: "Anecdotes of His Excellency the Duke  of Portland..." which includes a full page plate of him ... See More  

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Two engraved plates in an uncommon title...

Item #579450

* Uncommon 18th century British title

Certainly one of the less common titles from the 18th century, formatted much like the more popular "Gentleman's  Magazine". This was the first year of its existence, and it would publish until 1826. The first article is an: "Authentic Anecdote of Sir Thomas Rumbold" with a full ... See More  

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Chasing after Benedict Arnold...

Item #578738

April 24, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 24, 1781 

* North Carolina volunteers

* Benedict Arnold chased

* Revolutionary War original

Page 2 has: "...letters from North Carolina bring advice that the majority of the inhabitants in that province have lately risen voluntarily on the side of loyalty & have seized upwards of 200 of the principal men who were known to be the most dist... See More  

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Money for the Revolutionary War...

Item #578737

April 21, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, April 21, 1781  The back page has a few war-related items including: " sent to Newport, Rhode Island, in America, is for the use of M. Rochambeau's army..." and "a Mr. Scriven is arrived there from Philadelphia, appointed by congress to negotiate a loan with the Crown...the Crown would not advance a louis d'or, but that they thought the mon... See More  

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