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542868

Sailing...

Item #542868

June 23, 1792

THE MORNING POST AND DAILY ADVERTISER, London, June 23, 1792  The front page of this issue features an article entitled:  "Sailing Match", which discusses the particulars of an upcoming contest.  "The Annual Silver Cup and Cover, given by the Proprietors of Vauxhall Gardens, will be sailed for on Wednesday next...".

This is a complete issue in four pages and is ... See More  

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$26.00
538188

Edinburgh Scotland in 1785....

Item #538188
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, 1784-1786  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.

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$22.00
537802
Item #537802
THE MORNING HERALD, London, 1788  An uncommon title with a partial red-ink stamp. A nice, folio-size newspaper of 4 page with the front page taken up with ads and various news of the day on the inside page, including Parliamentary reports.

Includes a partial red-inked tax stamp on the front page or page 3. Some minor ink staining, generally quite nice. The photo below is "generic" ... See More  

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$21.00
221088

Print of Malling Abbey...

Item #221088
Gentleman's Magazine, London,  June 1792.  (print only)  This is a single-page engraving of: "Malling Abbey" originally inserted in the June, 1792 issue of this popular magazine. Measures is 5 by 7 1/4 inches and the overall matted size is 9 1/4 x 11 1/4 inches. The matt color is a medium shade of green/grey.

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$24.00
221031

Louis XVI print...

Item #221031

February 01, 1793

Monthly Register, London,  February 1793.  (print only)



The is a single-page print of Louis XVI. The print size is approximately 4.5 x 5.75 inches and the overall matted size approximately is 8.5 x 10 inches. The matting color is a medium shade of green/grey color.

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$24.00
217610

Ad for the shortest woman in the world....

Item #217610

March 13, 1794

CALEDONIAN MERCURY, Edinburgh, Scotland, March 13, 1794  The front page has a notice announcing an exhibition of Anna Fontaine, The Wonderful Italian Lady described as the: "...shortest women in the world....She is only 28 inches high, 42 years of age, born without hands, arms, or legs, except stumps from her shoulders... Says she can walk unassisted, has three children", plus
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$27.00
217171

Ben Franklin on learning to swim... Holt Castle print...

Item #217171
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, January, 1779  Inside has nearly two pages on: "Useful Hints For Learning To Swim, In a Letter to a Friend, by Benj. Franklin, L.L.D. F.R.S."

Also within: "On the Fatal Effects of Revenge" and: "On Female Conduct" & so much more. Near the back are news reports of the day but I see no war-related content.

This issue does feature... See More  

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$49.00
216092

Decorative masthead... late 1700's...

Item #216092
THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, 1784  See the photo for the very nice & ornate lettering in the masthead, making this a displayable issue. This is a folio size newspaper of 4 pages which was never bound nor trimmed--difficult to find as such.

Various news of the day & a wealth of ads, and a red-inked tax stamp at the bottom of the front page. Minor wear to the edges and li
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$29.00
215833

From London, just after the Great London Fire and plague...

Item #215833
THE LONDON GAZETTE, dated in 1667-1669, from London, England.   This is the world's oldest continuously published English language newspaper.  Founded in 1665, this issue is from the earliest years of its existence and from the decade of 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.&nbs... See More  

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$96.00
215539

Virginia awaits Parliament's response on taxation...

Item #215539

June 08, 1770

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, June 8, 1770  An inside page has a letter from Virginia which includes: "The colonies wait silently for the determination of parliament concerning the revenue act. They have done all in their power to prohibit or retard the sale of British commodities but a view of our imports will show how ineffectual their efforts have been & how useless &
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$31.00
213907

A nice 1700's American newspaper for display...

Item #213907
THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, 1797  News of the day, with most of pages 3 & 4 taken up with various advertisements, several of which are illustrated.

The masthead is very decorative and ornate making it a nice newspaper for display.  Complete in 4 pages and in nice condition.

The image shown is representative of the look and condition of the issue yo... See More  

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$65.00
212736

Foldout plate of Rheims Cathedral...

Item #212736
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1773  A feature of this issue is the very nice foldout print (in reddish ink) titled: "Elevation and Geometrical Profile of the Abbe Church of St. Nicaise at Rheims". For more on the Rheims Cathedral see the web. The plate measures 8 by 10 1/2 inches and has a related article.

Also a full page plate titled: "Curiosities found in the... See More  

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$34.00
209754

Nice tax stamp...

Item #209754

February 02, 1790

THE DIARY; OR WOODFALL'S REGISTER, London, February 2, 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 page 3.

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 over 30 years outside of this recent purchase. Minimal fo... See More  

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$30.00
209152
Item #209152
THE OBSERVER, London, 1798 A fine, folio size newspaper of 4 page with various news & ads from the late 18th century, during the time of the Napoleonic war and the action in Egypt & elsewhere. Most of the news is from the United Kingdom but some other European reports as well. Never-trimmed margins and with a red-inked tax stamp on the inside. Some edge wear, generally nice. The photo belo... See More  

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$21.00
208979

From during the French & Indian War...

Item #208979
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, 1759 A nice Scottish newspaper from this significant year during the French & Indian War, however this issues does not have any noteworthy content relating to the war. But much news of the day, mostly from Europe, and many ads as well. Relatively nice condition with some light browning or dirtiness, small folio-size measuring about 9 1/2 by 14 1/2 inche... See More  

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$31.00
208972

The first time this title entered our inventory...

Item #208972
THE OLD WHIG OR THE CONSISTENT PROTESTANT, London, 1737 This is a very rare title, and early as well for a folio-size newspaper (measures about 10 by 15 in.) which we have never had the pleasure to offer before in our 30+ years in the rare newspaper business. This title only published for 4 years. There is much news of the day with a few ads near the back of the issue. A red-inked tax stamp appear... See More  

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$61.00
208968
Item #208968
THE GENERAL EVENING POST, London, 1792  A nice "typical" folio-size newspaper of 4 pages from the 18th century. There is a wealth of news of the day on the front page and inside pages with some ads scattered throughout as well. Some wear at the margins, various light browning & mild wear, generally good. The photo below is "generic" however the issue you receive will h... See More  

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$18.00
208967

Item #208967
THE GENERAL EVENING POST, London, 1783 A nice "typical" folio-size newspaper of 4 pages from the concluding year of the Revolutionary War, the year in  which the Treaty of Peace was signed. There is a wealth of news of the day on the front page and inside pages with some ads scattered throughout as well. Some wear at the margins, various light browning & mild wear, generally good. The pho... See More  

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$30.00
208963

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

Item #208963
THE NORTHAMPTON MERCURY, England, 1772 This is a very nice, folio-size newspaper of four pages which was never bound nor trimmed with uncommonly wide margins. This is also the first 18th century newspaper we have been able to offer from this part of England. The issue contains various news from throughout Europe with an emphasis on British events with the back page mostly taken up with ads. We do ... See More  

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$34.00
208954

From Canterbury during the Revolutionary War...

Item #208954
THE KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, 1780  This is one of the more decorative & displayable mastheads from the Revolutionary War era to be had. Note the ornate lettering and the engravings on either side of the masthead. The issue is complete in 4 pages, is folio size, has mostly ads on the front page with various news on the inside pages. There are some very minor references to the ... See More  

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$60.00
208941

Very rare title from Ipswich...

Item #208941
THE IPSWICH JOURNAL, England, 1763. This is a particularly rare title from this English town, folio size and 4 pages with a wealth of news of the day. There are many advertisements on pages 3 & 4 as well. The front page has at least a partial red-inked tax stamp. Nice condition. The photo below is "generic" however the issue you receive will have a similar look and will be dated 1764... See More  

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$60.00
208937

Item #208937
THE WORLD, London, 1791 A nice folio-size newspaper of 4 pages with a wealth of ads on the front page and much news of the day on the inside, obviously most focusing on British concerns & politics but other European items as well. Some wear at the margins otherwise rather nice, with an intricate star-shaped engraving in the masthead. The photo below is "generic" but the issue you receive will ... See More  

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$24.00
208925

Item #208925
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, London, 1799 I only have a couple of issues of this title from 1798-1799. Complete in 8 pages, measuring about 9 by 12 1/2 inches. Various news both local & throughout Europe with some advertisements as well. Some edge wear, some light dirtiness, generally in good condition. The photo below is "generic" however the issue you receive will have a similar look and will b... See More  

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$24.00
208917

From just prior to the Revolutionary War...

Item #208917
ARIS'S BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE, England, 1772 A nice newspaper of folio-size, four pages, filled with various news & ads of the day. The front page has a partial red-inked tax stamp near the bottom. The first letter in the first column is ornately decorated (see photo).  Soem browning and margin wear but generally nice.  The photo below is "generic" as the actual issue you recei... See More  

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$30.00
208911

Early from Birmingham...

Item #208911
ARIS'S BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE OR THE GENERAL CORRESPONDENT, England, 1747  It is rare to find British newspapers outside of London with such an early date. This is a nice four page newspaper with much news of the day both from England and the rest of Europe. The bottom of the front page has at least a partial red-inked tax stamp. The first letter in the first column is ornately engraved (may ... See More  

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$88.00
208906

Just a few issues in our inventory...

Item #208906
THE ENGLISH CHRONICLE, London, 1799 A nice folio-size newspaper of four pages containing a wide variety of news of the day primarily from England but with "Foreign Intelligence" as well. Includes reports from the British Parliament. We only have a few issues of this title in our inventory. The photo below is "generic" however the issue you receive will have the same look and wi... See More  

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$31.00
208780

Earliest mention of William Henry Harrison we have found in a newspaper...

Item #208780

November 13, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 13, 1799  A page 2 report states: "Captain William Henry Harrison is chosen delegate to Congress, from the North Western Territory. Capt. H. is a very respectable gentleman, and of course, a friend to government."

This is the earliest mention of Harrison we have found in a newspaper, who would distinguish himself in the War of 1812 and become Presi... See More  

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$34.00
208507

Handsome masthead from the year the American government was established...

Item #208507
THE DIARY; OR WOODFALL'S REGISTER, London, 1789 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 or page 3. 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 ... See More  

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$26.00
208504
Item #208504
THE MORNING CHRONICLE, London, 1797 A nice folio size newspaper of four pages, and one of the more popular & successful newspapers in London from the 18th century. Various news of the day, primarily British but European items as well, with many ads also. The back page has a partial red-inked tax stamp. Nice condition.

The photo is "generic" however the issue you receive will have a ... See More  

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$19.00
208488
Item #208488
THE MORNING HERALD, London, 1788 A nice, folio-size newspaper of 4 page with the ftpg. taken up with ads and various news of the day on the inside page, including Parliamentary reports. Includes a partial red-inked tax stamp on the front page or page 3. Some minor ink staining, generally quite nice.

The photo is "generic" however the issue you receive will have a similar look and will b... See More  

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$21.00
208485

One of the earliest daily newspapers in the world...

Item #208485
THE DAILY POST, London, 1731 A very nice, folio-size, single sheet newspaper with various news of the day and ads as well. This is one of the earliest daily newspapers we have had the pleasure to offer. A red inked tax stamp on the front or the back. In nice condition with some light damp staining at the spine or near the top. The photo is "generic" however the issue you receive will hav... See More  

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$44.00
208483

"A Vigorous War, or Glorious Peace"...

Item #208483
THE DAILY GAZETTEER, OR LONDON ADVERTISER, England, 1746 The phrase: "A Vigorous War, or Glorious Peace" is boldly printed in the middle of the masthead (see photo). An interesting newspaper from this pivotal year of the Jacobite Rebellion, singlesheet, with various news items on the front page and the back page mostly taken up with ads. Folio-size, trimmed at the margins but not affect... See More  

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$31.00
208482

18th century from Dublin...

Item #208482
PUE'S OCCURRENCES, Dublin, Ireland, 1761 A quite uncommon Irish title with a wide variety of news of the day plus some ads as well. The focus is on news from the British Isles but there is other European news as well. Folio size and 4 pages, the issue is irregular at the spine margin with some loss, perhaps causing minor text loss on the back leaf. Wear on the other margins with various browni... See More  

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$40.00
208480

Uncommon title from the Jacobite Rebellion...

Item #208480
THE LONDON COURANT, England, 1746 This is a folio-size, singlesheet newspaper which has various news on the front page with the back page mostly  taken up with ads. The masthead is decorative as it includes detailed engravings on either side, one showing a sailing ship & lighthouse, and the other showing a postboy on horseback "trumpeting" the news.

The photo is "generic&q... See More  

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$41.00
208478
Item #208478
THE LONDON EVENING-POST, England, 1798 This title has a nice engraving in the masthead which features two dragons (see photo). This issue contains a wide variety of news of the day with a minimal number of ads. Full folio size & complete in 4 pages. Some minimal margin wear, moreso at the spine, but generally in nice condition.

The photo is "generic" however the issue you receive wi... See More  

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$27.00
208452
Item #208452
THE MIDDLESEX JOURNAL: OR CHRONICLE OF LIBERTY, London, 1771  One of the less common London newspapers from this period, with a nice engraving in the masthead. A good amount of news of the day throughout the four pages & with some advertisements included as well. Folio size, generally in nice condition.

The photo is "generic" but the issue you receive will have the same look an... See More  

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$21.00
208451

From the period of the French & Indian War...

Item #208451
THE DAILY ADVERTISER, London, 1758 As the title might suggest the emphasis was on advertisements with a tremendous number found within this complete, four page issue. This is a nice issue from during the period of the French & Indian War in America although I do not find any such content in this issue. There is various current news on the front page. Folio-size, partial red-inked tax stamp on ... See More  

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$45.00
208450

Includes a partial red ink-stamp on the front page...

Item #208450
THE DAILY ADVERTISER, London, 1772 (inc. ftpg partial red ink stamp).  As the title might suggest the emphasis was on advertisements with a tremendous number found within this complete, four page issue. There is some current news on the front page from this interesting period just a few years before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War in America. Folio-size, partial red-inked tax stamp on t... See More  

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$25.00
208447
Item #208447
THE 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  

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$20.00
208424

18th century Scottish newspaper...

Item #208424
THE 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  

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$21.00
208091
Item #208091
THE 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.

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$25.00
208020

One of the finest mastheads to be found...

Item #208020
THE 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  

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$51.00
207992

York England... Red ink tax stamp...

Item #207992
THE 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  

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$29.00
207749

Birmingham newspaper with a "call to arms"...

Item #207749

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  

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$27.00
207653
Item #207653
THE 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.

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$20.00
207652

Handsome masthead...

Item #207652
THE 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  

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$26.00
207651

18th century Glasgow, Scotland...

Item #207651
THE 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  

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$27.00
207650
Item #207650
THE 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  

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$21.00
207649
Item #207649
LLOYD'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.

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$20.00
207542

Front page partial red ink tax stamp...

Item #207542
JACKSON'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  

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$34.00
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