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Item #208447THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, 1785 A nice 18th century Scottish newspaper with the entire front page taken up with ads, with various news of the day on the inside pages. Some of the ads have illustrations as well. Complete in 4 pages, partial red-inked tax stamp on the front page folio size, some light browning or dirtiness, generally nice condition. The photo shown below is "... See More
Item #208424THE CALEDONIAN MERCURY, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1791 A nice newspapers from the late 1700's carrying various news of the day and a wealth of ads. The entire front page is taken up with ads, a few of which are illustrated. Nice engraving in the middle of the masthead showing the "mercury" figure. Folio size, complete in 4 pages, some scattered browning or foxing, generally in good condit... See More
Item #208091THE ORACLE, London, England, 1793 A folio-size issue of 4 pages filled with news of the day & a wide variety of ads, and incorporating an interesting & ornate engraving in the masthead. A portion of a tax stamp remains on the front page. Nice condition. The photo is generic & the date you receive will be slightlly different although from 1793.
Item #208020THE WEEKLY JOURNAL OR SATURDAY'S POST, London, 1721 Noted in the masthead: "With Freshest Advices Foreign & Domestick". See the photo for one of the most ornate and intricately engraved mastheads to be had, perfect for display. Complete 6 pg. issue with various news of the day and ads as well. The exact date of the issue you receive will differ from that shown but the format &... See More
Item #207992THE YORK CHRONICLE, England, 1787 A nice folio-size, four page newspaper and somewhat uncommon from this British town in the 1700's, filled with varoius news of the day and ads as well. The front page includes a red-inked tax stamp.
This issue was never bound nor trimmed, has some rubbing at the folds and browning scattered throughout. A nice 18th century title we've never had the pleasur... See More
January 15, 1798
ARIS'S BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE, England, January 15, 1798. This is perhaps the first 18th century newspaper we have offered from Birmingham. The front page includes a report from London which reports a "call to arms" by the government, beginning: "Government, convinced of the dangers which at present hang over us, are taking the necessary steps to guard against the threatened vengean... See More
Item #207653THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, 1792 A very nice full folio-size newspaper of 4 pages with the entire front page taken up with ads. Pages 2 & 3 have various news of the day with the back page having mostly ads. The front page includes a nice, partial red-inked tax stamp. Very nice condition.
Item #207652THE DIARY; OR WOODFALL'S REGISTER, London, 1790 This is a nice folio-size newspaper of 4 pages with untrimmed margins (uncommon) and a nice red-inked tax stamp in the lower right corner of the front page. Various news of the day plus ads as well. This is one of the less common British titles in our inventory, never held by us in 30 years outside of our recent purchase. Minimal fold or edge wea... See More
Item #207651THE GLASGOW COURIER, Scotland, 1799 An uncommon late 18th century title from Scotland, as Edinburgh issues are more typically found. Various news of the day on pages 1, 2 & 3 with the back page mostly taken up with ads, and other ads scattered on page 3 as well. Folio-size, complete in 4 pages, a few small binding holes at the blank spine margin, and a partial red-inked tax stamp at the top of... See More
Item #207650THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, 1783 A very nice folio-size newspaper of four pages from the final year of the Revolutionary War--the year the peace treaty was signed--but I don't see any particular content in this issue relating to the war. The front page is almost entirely taken up with ads with various news of the day on pages 2, 3 and 4, with more ads scattered throughout.... See More
Item #207649LLOYD'S EVENING POST, London, 1796 A fine, 18th century British newspaper very popular in its day, with not only the front page but most inside pages entirely taken up with current news. There are some advertisements scattered throughout as well. Complete in 8 pages, minimal edge wear, generally nice. Measures about 9 by 11 1/2 inches.
Item #207542JACKSON'S OXFORD JOURNAL, England, 1792 This may be the first 18th century Oxford newspaper we have offered. Full folio size with four pages, the masthead includes an engraving on each side making this a decorative issue. Various news of the day and a wealth of ads as well, there is much political content within this issue.
Some light rubbing & very light browning to the front page,... See More
Item #207541THE GENERAL ADVERTISER, London, 1786 A fine example of an 18th century, full-folio size newspaper of four pages, with various news of the day and a large number of ads as well. Page 3 contains a partial red-inked tax stamp. Wide margins, very nice condition. This is another title we have not had the good fortune of having in our inventory in the past. The photo is "generic" as the actual... See More
Item #207535A REVIEW OF THE STATE OF THE BRITISH NATION, London, 1708 From research done by the prestigious London rare book firm of Pickering & Chatto, this is one of Daniel Defoes greatest, but least known works. The Review covered his many interests, both literary and historical and was published twice and later three times a week. The reason for the neglect of this work is due in part to the tiny orig... See More
Item #205901THE NORWICH GAZETTE, England, 1728 (with a full red-inked tax stamp on the front page). See the photo below for the tremendous detail in the masthead of this early newspaper, showing the skyline of Norwich. Individual buildings and even the windows can be seen in this woodblock engraving. There are insets in the upper corners as well, one showing the patron Saint George slaying a dragon. Complete ... See More
Item #205598THE 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 #204521FELIX FARLEY'S BRISTOL JOURNAL, England, 1798 A quite uncommon title from the 18th century with a nice engraving in the masthead including a shield and a unicorn. The front page is mostly taken up with ads with various news of the day inside including military events. This was the year of the famous Battle of the Nile between England and Napoleon Buonaparte's army. Some light water staining a... See More
Item #204516THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, 1765 A rather uncommon title from before the Revolutionary War and a nice opportunity for a British newspaper from during the year of the Stamp Act in the colonies. Contents include various news of the day with a wealth of ads as well. Complete in 8 pages & measuring about 8 1/2 by 11 inches, never trimmed at the margin, some light rubbing a... See More
Item #204451EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, 1746 A fine, four page issue from during the midst of the Jacobite Rebellion. Nice to have a perspective of political and news reports from Scotland during this troubled period in British history. Very nice condition. The photo shown is generic. The actual date you receive will be slightly different but will be from 1746.
Item #204196THE 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
Item #201325LONDON GAZETTE, 1670's This is the oldest continuously published newspaper in the world. A 17th century issue from the decade after the Great London Fire and Plague. The issue shown in the photo is an example of the look and condition of the issue you will receive. Printed on high quality rag paper. Very nice condition.
Item #180155Additional War Collections can be obtained for any of the following: French & Indian War, Revolutionary War, Mexican War, Spanish-American War, WWI, and the Korean War. Prices will vary depending upon the collection, but will be priced similarly to our other war collections, and may range from $40 to $100. Contact us for additional details and exact pricing.
Item #180035(10) A lot of ten engraved plates from "Gentleman's Magazine", London, all from the 1700's (though not dated). The lot may include foldouts, prints of buildings, diagrams, maps, etc. A few defects at the margins, some of the fold lines of multi-panel plates may be archivally mended from the reverse, but otherwise nice condition.
Item #180025(6) COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston A lot of six 2nd rate issues dating from 1795-1799. Various news of the day from this famous colonial town. This was arguably the most successful & well-known newspaper of in 18th century America. Could contain close-trimming, staining, archival mending, etc., but will not have loss of text.
Please note: The S&H for this lot is a bit higher than that o... See More
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Item #120812THE LONDON MAGAZINE, London, November, 1766 The front page of this issue features a decorative engraving of the 18th century London skyline. Among the 40+ pages are various news reports of the day including an item on North America Trade and the Stamp Act & more. (see photos). Great reading. Nice condition, bit close-trimmed at the right margin, & measures about 5 by 8 in... See More
Item #180121Moments in British History & Literature II 1790's, 1800's, 1810's, and 1820's. Each set contains 4 issues, one from each decade shown, providing news of the day, advertisements, etc., revealing a great snapshot of life as it was actually occurring. All issues are London Gazettes, London Chronicles, and Gentlemans Magazines. This is set 2 of a three part collection.
Item #180056(5) AN EARLY LOT - Five issues of the Columbian Centinel newspaper dating from 1794 to 1799. Each issue is in nice condition (not 2nd-rate). Increasingly rare from the 18th century. News of the day & period ads.
Item #180039THE POST-BOY, London, 1720's (2nd-rate) A lot of 5 issues of this early title with the great masthead containing two engravings. Lightly inked or other minor problem causing them to be a bit '2nd rate'. Offered at a considerable discount. The generic photo shows what the newspaper looks like when in good condition.
Item #180023THE LONDON GAZETTE, a lot of 10 issues of this famous newspaper from the 1760's, all in good condition but a bit irregular at the spine. Great to have a colonial era perspective from England.
Note: The photo shown is only representative of the style and "look" of the issues you will receive. Actual issues/dates vary.
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Item #180022THE LONDON GAZETTE, a great opportunity to purchase a lot of 10 issues of the oldest continually published newspaper in the world, all from the 1690's, & in good condition. Offered at a considerable discount over the per-issue price. The image shows an example of the look and condition of the issues you will receive.
Item #180020GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London -- lot of 25 issues, all from the 1700's, varying years and decades, each issue complete with the full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate. Nice condition. A larger quantity at a low, wholesale price. Most, if not all, plates are not included. The images shown are representative of the look and condition of those you will receive. ... See More
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Item #180019(8) GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England A nice lot of eight issues, one from each decade from the 1730's thru 1809. A nice group of complete issues covering a period of 80 years, each with full title/contents page which features an engraving of St. John's Gate (see). Each issue is complete (often excluding plates - if called for) and in nice condition.
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August 20, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 20, 1859 The front page has the continuation of "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens. Inside are 16 small illustrations pertaining to "More About the Gold Discoveries of the Isthmus." (Indians, Mexico). Two full page illustrations entitled "Saratoga in 1777-The Cellar of the Riedesel House" and "Saratoga in 1859 - A Ball... See More
Item #121160MEMOIRS OF LITERATURE, London, 1711 A very uncommon title from England, four pages with no news of the day but rather editorials and literature reviews. Nice condition, and a rare opportunity to add this title to an early newspaper collection.
Item #121156GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1789 Among the articles are one concerning "...the new grass brought from the banks of the Santee in South Carolina..." with details, and includes 2 illustrations on a full page plate; "Strictures on the Absurd Custom of Dueling" "Proposal for the Prevention of Dueling" and so much more. Near the back is news headed: &qu... See More
Item #121103THE SCOURGE, London, 1753 A very curious and uncommon newspaper from England done in the editorial format, popular with other titles at that time as well.
Single column format with 6 pages and in great condition. An interesting title name for any newspaper collection.
Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have this specific date but will have the format ... See More
Item #121101THE ANTI-JACOBIN or, WEEKLY EXAMINER, London, 1798 An uncommon newspaper published exclusively during the sitting of Parliament with many Parliamentary reports.
Eight pages, some light staining. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have this specific date but will have the format as shown. Measures about 12 by 9 inches.
Item #121100THE CONNOISSEUR, London, 1755 See the photo for an example of this title from our archives. An uncommon and early title "By Mr. Town, Critic & Censor General" as noted in the masthead, done in editorial format.
Six pages, nice condition. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will be from 1755 & will have the format shown. Measures approximately 1... See More
Item #121061VOTES OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, London, England, 1692 A rare British newspaper much the size of others of the day. Fine & lengthy reporting on votes and other actions in Parliament. Nice condition & rarely offered at such a price. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have these specific photos or be of this specific date--but will have the format a... See More
Item #121059THE ST. JAMES CHRONICLE; OR, THE BRITISH EVENING POST, London, England, 1767 Nice engraving in the masthead makes this a displayable issue. Various news of the day and a wealth of ads, from not long before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War.
Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not be of this specific date but will be from 1767.
Item #121053THE PHILANTHROPIST, London, England, 1796 A little magazine of 8 pages with editorial items, literature and a few tidbits.
Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have these specific photos or be of this specific date but will have the format as shown.
Tiny binding holes in left margin. Measures 8 by 5 inches, light browning.
Item #121050THE REMEMBRANCER, London, 1749-1750 A very uncomnon newspaper from well before either the French & Indian or Revolutionary Wars.
Four pages, various news & events of the day plus many ads as well. Includes a partial red-inked tax stamp. In great condition, Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have this specific date but will have the format as sh... See More
Item #121048THE NORTH BRITON, London, 1770 This was a radical newspaper from the 18th century, very much associated with the name John Wilkes. Wilkes published the issues #1 thru 46.
Issue number 45 (April 23, 1763) is the most famous issue of the paper. It criticized a royal speech in which King George III praised the Treaty of Paris ending the Seven Years' War. Wilkes was charged with libel (accu... See More
Item #121044THE LOUNGER, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1786 Basically an editorial-style newspaper of four pages, without any current news of the day. We rarely find 18th century periodicals from Scotland.
Four pages, measuring 8 by 13 inches, very nice condition.
Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have these specific photos or be of this specific date-but will have the f... See More
Item #121043THE LONDON COURANT AND WESTMINSTER CHRONICLE, London, 1780 Two engravings in the masthead make this a decorative newspaper. Various news of the day and a wealth of ads. From the Revolutionary War era, but I don't notice any America-related content.
Folio-size, 4 pages, red-inked tax stamp, irregular & partially loose at the spine, otherwise in rather nice condition. Note that the ph... See More
Item #121041INTLLIGENZ-BLATT, Germany, 1778 An interesting title from Leipzig from during the American Revolutionary, although I suspect no such reports within these pages.
In the German language, 8 pages, measuring 9 by 7 inches, generally very nice condition.
Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have these specific photos or be of this specific date but will have... See More
Item #121040LES ESTATS DE HOLLANDE, Amsterdam, 1747 An uncommon title from Europe, having a nice engraving in the middle of the masthead. We beleive this is written in French.
Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have these specific photos or be of this specific date but will have the format as shown. Measures about 9 by 7 inches, light waterstaining thr... See More
Item #121036THE DAILY ADVERTISER, London, England, 1772 A nice four page newspaper, which as the name would suggest, is mostly taken up with advertisements, offering an interesting glimpse into life from just before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. Some news items on the front page as well.
Folio-size, four page, nice condition. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get wil... See More
Item #121035THE COUNTRY JOURNAL, OR THE CRAFTSMAN, London, 1734 A nice "typical" newspaper from England from when George Washington was just two years old. Various news of the day and many ads, a few of which have small illustrations.
Complete in 4 pages & measures 10 1/2 by 14 1/2 inches, nice condition. The photo below is "generic" but the issue you receive will ha... See More
Item #121030THE ANTI-JACOBIN or, WEEKLY EXAMINER, London, 1798 An uncommon newspaper published exclusively during the sitting of Parliament with many Parliamentary reports.
Eight pages, 9 by 12 inches, some light staining. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have this specific date but will have the format as shown.
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