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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
March 01, 1780
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, March 1, 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!...it be destruction to our fleet & army embarked, & the leaving... See More
Item #594757THE 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
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.... See More
Also in this issue are: "Buonaparte's Expe
Also in this issue are: "Buonaparte's Expe
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
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.
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
Item #594338THE 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: "...is of the United States of America...where the said James Moore shall arrive with his vessel and cargo, that they may please ... See More
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.
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).
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.
September 06, 1797
THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Sept. 6, 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
Item #593905THE 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
Item #593903THE 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
Item #593710THE 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
Item #593600GENTLEMAN'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
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 died...to the unsp... See More
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.
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
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
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.
November 05, 1779
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Nov. 5, 1779 The entire front page and half of page 2 are taken up with: "The Justifying Memorial of the King of Great Britain in answer to the Exposition of the Court of France" which relates in part to the French involvement in the Revolutionary War (see for portions).
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, nice condition.
November 02, 1779
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Nov. 2, 1779 The entire front page and a bit of pg. 2 are taken up with: "The Justifying Memorial of the King of Great Britain in Answer to the Exposition of the Court of France". This lengthy piece concerning the French involvement in the Revolutionary War, a few bits noting in part: "...During the disputes that had arisen between Great Bri... See More
October 22, 1779
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, October 22, 1779
* Revolutionary War peace plan ?
Page 3 has a report of some hope for peace in the Revolutionary War, headed: "Proposals for the final Settlement & Pacification of the Troubles in America..." which includes 6 points as printed here, the first: "Required that commissioners be appointed to treat, consult,... See More
August 24, 1779
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Aug. 24, 1779 Most of the first column on the front page is taken up with a piece from the book of Genesis prefaced with: "The following beautiful Apologue in the Eastern stile was written by Dr. Franklin some years ago, with a view of reclaiming his countrymen in New England from that spirit of intolerance and religious persecution which were then so... See More
August 20, 1779
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Aug. 20, 1779 Page 3 under "America" has a report from the Committee of the House of Delegates in Virginia, which includes: "...those inhabitants of this state who were beyond sea at the commencement of hostilities at Lexington, & have not since by overt acts adhered to the public enemy, ought still to be deemed citizens of this commonwe... See More
Item #592230THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1779 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. At the back under the "Historical Chronicle" is mention that the New York, Quebec & Newfoundland fleets have set sail under the convoy of Admiral Arbuthnot. The balance of the news ... See More
March 30, 1781
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, March 30, 1781 Page 3 has: "The station his Majesty's forces have now taken in the southern colonies must be the means of entirely crushing the rebellion here, as it is impossible the rebels can have any communication with the north but by a round of several miles through swamps & other places as disadvantageous." (see) The rest of the co... See More
March 09, 1781
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, March 9, 1781
* Uncommon title
A nice newspaper from the closing months of the Revolutionary War, however I find no American content. All the news reports seem to be European in focus. Many ads as well.
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, nice condition.
March 20, 1782
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, March 20, 1782
* Revolutionary War peace ?
Page 2 has a very notable item: "PEACE WITH AMERICA: A Bill presented to the House of Commons by his Majesty's Attorney General to enable is Majesty to conclude a PEACE or TRUCE with the revolted colonies of North America, which was read a first time on Thursday last." (see photos). ... See More
June 04, 1779
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, June 4, 1779 Page 3 includes: "...The open assistance given by the natural rivals & enemies of Great Britain to the rebellious colonies of North America has united all ranks of men in zeal for the common cause. They rejoice in the success which attends your Majesty's arms...and they, trusting in the Almighty, look forward with the solicitude of good cit... See More
May 25, 1779
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, May 25, 1779 Most of page 2 is taken up with further discussions in the House of Commons on the conduct of General Howe. Page 3 has from the "House of Commons: "General Burgoyne rose and recapitulated the whole of the American war in which he had been concerned...". An update notes: "...from Virginia...brings advice that nothing had yet... See More
May 14, 1779
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, May 14, 1779
* Rare Revolutionary War era title
Inside has a lengthy discussion in the "House of Commons" concerning the actions of General Grey and Howe in the Revolutionary War, bits including: "...That the southern expedition was the only effectual diversion of Gen. Washington's army in favour of our northern forces...harassed b... See More
January 14, 1785
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, January 14, 1785
* Jean-Pierre Blanchard
* French ballooning pioneer
* 1st English Channel crossing
Page 3 has an historic report of the very first balloon crossing of the English Channel, done by famed balloonist Jean Blanchard. It notes in part: "Blanchard was two hours & a half in the air; two hours of which he was upo... See More
March 26, 1791
JACKSON'S OXFORD JOURNAL, England, March 26, 1791
* 18th century boxing
* Mention of the Canadian Constitution Bill
* Botany-Bay mention
* Partial Red Ink Stamp
Page 3 has details regarding a boxing match between Faulkner and Thornhill, two notable pugilists (boxers) of the period. See images for details. The front page has mentions of both the Canadian Constitution Bill a... See More
January 15, 1779
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Jan. 15, 1779 Although from the middle of the Revolutionary War I find very little--if any--reference to it, this issue filled primarily with European reports. Complete in 8 pages, measures 8 1/2 by 11 inches, light wear to folds, generally nice condition.
January 12, 1779
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Jan. 12, 1779 Although from the middle of the Revolutionary War I find very little--if any--reference to it, this issue filled primarily with European reports. Complete in 8 pages plus also included is the single page "Supplement" issue. Measures 8 1/2 by 11 inches, light wear to folds, generally nice condition.
November 16, 1780
THE GLASGOW MERCURY, Scotland, Nov. 16, 1780
* Independence of America question
* Revolutionary War
A quote from the House of Commons report notes: "...He had said that if Parliament would agree to acknowledge the independence of America, we might begin a treaty to-morrow...Lord George Germaine said...that if we were inclined to acknowledge the independence of America, we might b... See More
August 31, 1780
THE GLASGOW MERCURY, Scotland, Aug. 31, 1780
* Rare title
Inside has a letter which includes: "...it is supposed the intelligence they bring is most agreeable. I am told one of them said, 'That the news they were carrying was the best that had been brought since the American war began.' We flatter ourselves that the Americans are now convinced of their error & have aga... See More
March 09, 1784
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Edinburgh, March 9, 1784 Within this issue is a report of the death of the Count of Albany, which makes reference to The Pretender. Also included is a decorative woodcut ad for "Improved Milk of Roses". News of the day with period advertising are present throughout. Measures approximately 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, complete in 8 pages, in good con... See More
December 01, 1757
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, London, December 1, 1757 Within this issue is an ad for an instrument which helps detect fraudulent/counterfeit gold, which includes a nice illustrated woodcut of the patent for the device: "Bradford Darby & Hull's - by The Kings Patent". News of the day with reports from throughout the world along with period advertising are present throughout.&... See More
Item #590718THE AMERICAN APOLLO, Boston, July 13, 1792 A 20 page magazine featuring a large engraving on the front page.
Near the back is the "American Intelligence" with various news reports, including datelines of Quebec, Kingston, Jamaica; Philadelphia, Albany, New York, Boston, and Niagara, the latter having a descriptive article on Niagara Falls.
A scarce periodical which lasted but 39 ... See More
October 30, 1790
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, October 30, 1790 Page 2 has an article: "Boxing" which is a very early report of the sport (see photos). Other items including a page 3 article on: "Duelling", "King of France's Demand", "the Art of Joking", "King of Sweden" and other items.
Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, great condition. The back... See More
May 05, 1794
THE SALISBURY AND WINCHESTER JOURNAL, Salisbury, England, May 5, 1794 This issue is mostly taken up with ads but there are various news and war reports scattered throughout.
This is complete in four pages with slight discoloration along the left spine, untrimmed and in very good condition.
February 12, 1793
THE STAR, London, February 12, 1793 This features a decorative masthead. On page two under the heading of "British Parliament" is a heading "Declaration of War Against France" in which Lord Grenville brought the message from the King "...directed acts of hostility to be committed against the persons and property of his Majesty's subjects, in breach of the law of ... See More
March 07, 1792
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, March 7, 1792
* Presidential Succession Act of 1792
The "Vacancy Bill" on pg. 2 says the Senate agreed to all the amendments, except one, regarding what officer should act as President in case of a double vacancy. It further states that the one amendment was receded and that: "The Bill now provides that the President of the Senate, pr... See More
April 16, 1781
ARIS'S BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE, England, April 16, 1781 Page 2 has mention of the noted John Paul Jones, with: "Paul Jones arrived at Philadelphia the first of March with only a single frigate. It is said he brought some very important news which had not transpired..." and further on is a note from St. Eustatia: "The Americans that fled to the woods & attempted to make a st... See More
September 02, 1777
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 2, 1777 Page 2 has various content on the Revolutionary War including: "In America matters bear the aspect of being speedily brought to an issue. Ticonderoga is already in our possession, which is the key of all internal communication through the revolted colonies." and another item tells of the plight of prisoners with: "Sir, hard as my... See More
November 24, 1772
THE MIDDLESEX JOURNAL OR UNIVERSAL EVENING POST, London, November 24, 1772 News reports from various places in Europe, with the back page having an item concerning crops in America.
Four pages, folio size, partial red tax stamp at the bottom of page 1, very nice condition.
June 10, 1780
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 10, 1780 Inside has a brief item concerning John Paul Jones, with a dateline of Paris and mentioning: "The celebrated Paul Jones is to sail from L'Orient with one frigate and three large privateers. He will carry back the Bostonians who have arrived here from Denmark within these eight or ten days. This intrepid Mariner must be highly gratified wi... See More
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