Newspapers From The 1600s and 1700s
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207541
Item #207541
THE 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  

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$32.00
207535

Rare Daniel DeFoe periodical...

Item #207535
A 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  

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$65.00
205901

One of the most detailed engraved mastheads to be had...

Item #205901
THE 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  

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$110.00
205598

Treaty Of Aix-la-Chapelle...

Item #205598
THE 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  

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$47.00
204521

Very uncommon provincial title...

Item #204521
FELIX 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  

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$27.00
204516

From the year of the Stamp Act...

Item #204516
THE 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  

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$27.00
204451

From the Jacobite Rebellion...

Item #204451
EDINBURGH 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.

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$32.00
204196
Item #204196
THE 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  

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$34.00
202927

A London Revolutionary War newspaper...

Item #202927
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, 1777  A fine issue from during the middle of the Revolutionary War with actual war reporting.  Additional varied content, presenting an interesting perspective of what life was like in London--home of the "enemy" of the colonists--during this historic period, is also included. Various news of the day and many ads as well.  Measures 8 1/2 by 1... See More  

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$100.00
201325

Oldest newspaper in the world... From the decade after the Great Plague...

Item #201325
LONDON 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.

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$42.00
180155

Additional war collections...

Item #180155
Additional 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.

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$74.00
180035

Full page engravings from the 1700's...

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.

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$46.00
180025

At a lesser price... from Boston...

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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$98.00
121116

From the midst of the Revolutionary War...

Item #121116
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, 1777-1779   A fine newspaper from during the middle of the Revolutionary War with varied content, presenting an interesting perspective of what life was like in London--home of the "enemy" of the colonists--during this significant period. Various news of the day and many ads as well.  Any war reports would be minor - or not present at all. The iss... See More  

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$45.00
120812

The Stamp Act, and more...

Item #120812
 THE 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  

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$40.00
180121

Moments in British history & literature II...

Item #180121
Moments 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.

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$42.00
180056

Post-Revolutionary War Boston...

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.  

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$120.00
180039

At a reduced price... Early issues with the great masthead...

Item #180039
THE 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.

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$90.00
180023

Colonial era perspective from England...

Item #180023
THE 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.

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$90.00
180022

A 10 issues set from the 1690's...

Item #180022
THE 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.

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$280.00
180020

A wholesale lot from the 18th century... Gentleman's Magazines...

Item #180020
GENTLEMAN'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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$207.00
180019

Pre and post war perspective from Britain...

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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$68.00
172286

Saratoga in 1777-The Cellar of the Riedesel House...

Item #172286

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  

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$54.00

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121160

Over 300 years old, from England...

Item #121160
MEMOIRS 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.

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$38.00
121156

First action of the new goverment under the Constitution...

Item #121156
GENTLEMAN'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  

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$32.00
121103

Interesting name for a newspaper...

Item #121103
THE 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.

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$32.00
121101

England in the 1790's...

Item #121101
THE 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.

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$35.00
121100

Interesting title from 1755...

Item #121100
THE 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  

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$20.00
121061

Report on Parliament, from the 1600's...

Item #121061
VOTES 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  

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$39.00
121059

From the year after the Stamp Act was repealed...

Item #121059
THE 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.

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$18.00
121058

From the closing months of the Revolutionary War...

Item #121058
THE ST. JAMES CHRONICLE OR, BRITISH EVENING POST, London, England, 1782  A handsome issue from the closing period of the Revolutionary War, although I don't find any such reporting in this issue.

Folio-size, four pages, front page has a partial red-inked tax stamp, binding holes at the spine and a postsing hole at the top. A wealth of ads plus news of the day as well.

Never trimmed, som... See More  

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$18.00
121053

Interesting title from 1795...

Item #121053
THE 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.

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$19.00
121050

From before both of the wars in America...

Item #121050
THE 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  

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$35.00
121048

The publisher was jailed for what he printed...

Item #121048
THE 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  

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$24.00
121044

From Scotland...

Item #121044
THE 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  

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$25.00
121043

Dislayable newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #121043
THE 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  

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$22.00
121041

From Germany, in the 1770's...

Item #121041
INTLLIGENZ-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.

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$26.00
121040

A Dutch newspaper from the 1740's...

Item #121040
LES 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  

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$29.00
121036

From just before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War...

Item #121036
THE 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  

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$25.00
121035

George Washington was just 2 years old...

Item #121035
THE 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  

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$42.00
121030

One of the less common titles from the late 18th century...

Item #121030
THE 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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$34.00
121028

From before George Washington was born...

Item #121028
THE DAILY ADVERTISER, London, 1730  See the photo  for an example of this title from our archives. A "typical" newspaper from this period--from before George Washington was born. As the title would suggest, there are many advertisements, some quite fascinating. Also a partial red-inked tax stamp. An archival repair at the spine margin.

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$37.00
121027

A newspaper in editorial format...

Item #121027
THE ADVENTURER, London, 1753  See the photo for an example of this title from our archives. One of the more uncommon titles, being in editorial format without news of the day.

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. Six pages measuring about 11 by 7 inches. Very nice co... See More  

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$28.00
120924

From the "mother country" over 260 years ago...

Item #120924

THE LONDON CHRONICLE OR, UNIVERSAL EVENING POST, 1758  This 8 page newspaper is over 260 years old. Various news from London and other parts of Europe with some interesting advertisements as well.

A complete newspaper measuring 7 by 11 1/2 inches and in nice condition. Fine and very early newspaper which is less common than the London Gazette. 

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$24.00
120677

World's oldest continuously published England language newspaper...

Item #120677
 THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, 1793. This is the oldest continually published newspaper in the world, having begun in 1665. This issue is over 220 years old.

Various news from London and other parts of Europe also with some interesting advertisements as well.

A complete newspaper measuring about 7 by 11 1/2 inches and is in great condition.

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$18.00
120488

Early and notable 18th century title... Addison & Steele...

Item #120488
THE SPECTATOR, London, England, 1711  One of the more famous of the early newspapers and by the famed Addison & Steele. Nice condition, trimmed, some light browning. A single sheet issue measuring 8 by 11 1/2 inches. Red ink stamps do not appear to be present.

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$36.00
120436

The oldest continuously published English language newspaper in the world...

Item #120436
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, dates ranging from 1726 to 1730. This is the oldest continually published newspaper in the world, having begun in 1665 and is still being published today. Reporting is almost entirely concerned with Parliamentary items and European news with some advertisements near the back of the issue.

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$18.00
120350

Over 300 years old...

Item #120350
THE ATHENIAN MERCURY by John Dunton, London, England, 1694. This was a fine gentleman's newspaper which was very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics & one of the earliest periodicals in English. Partially in question/answer format. This newspaper was published before any American newspapers even existed. A single sheet newspaper print... See More  

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$39.00
120257

Rare, early title...

Item #120257
FOG'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, 1731 A quite rare title from England with a very early date and a partial red tax stamp in a lower corner of the front page. Various news of the day both from England and the rest of Europe.

Four pages, approximately 10 by 13 inches, a bit of foxing, overall very good. The image shown is only representative of the look (format) and condition of the issue you will... See More  

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$44.00
120202

Short-lived newspaper with an interesting title...

Item #120202
THE BRITISH APOLLO, OR CURIOUS AMUSEMENTS FOR THE INGENIOUS and subtitled: "To Which are Added the Most Material Occurrences Foreign and Domestick". Published in London, and "Perform'd by a Society of Gentlemen" as noted in the masthead, the date is 1708. The British Apollo appeared twice a week until issue 79, and then three times a week. A popular paper edite... See More  

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$28.00
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