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658548

From the closing months of the Revolutionary War...

Item #658548

January 30, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Jan. 30, 1781 



* American Revolutionary War

* Closing months - nice masthead




Most of the reports are European, with page 2 have some news from the Caribbean. Also an item noting: "We are assured that the revolted troops of the Pennsylvania line have returned to their duty."

Four pages, decorative lettering in the ... See More  

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$140.00
658362

Futuristic look at the election of Washington, with more...

Item #658362

December 06, 1788

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 6, 1788  An early issue of one of the most notable & successful newspapers of the 18th century from this formative year of the federal government.

Page 3 has the "Federal Register" listing the senators, by state, already chosen. Also a note that: "...two last gentlemen were of the Convention of Virginia & voted against the ratif... See More  

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$97.00
658328

On the blessings of independence...

Item #658328

October 04, 1788

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 4, 1788  An issue from several months before the formal establishment of the federal government & the election of Washington as President.

Page 2 has nearly a full column: "On The Present Prospects of our Country" beginning: "The chief consolation which the British receive from the independence of America seems to arise from an idea... See More  

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$53.00
658302

Patrick Henry, John Jay, John Dickinson, George Washington...

Item #658302

June 17, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, June 17, 1779  A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This issue is volume 1, number 14.

The entire front page and over half of the back page are taken up with & lengthy & detailed letter: "To the Inhabitants of the United Stat... See More  

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$1,150.00
658301

Latest news from the Revolutionary War in a very rare newspaper...

Item #658301

May 27, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, May 27, 1779  A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This issue is volume 1, number 11.

The front page reports on a letter "...from a tory in England to his friend in New York, written in cypher...Upon deciphering it, it was found that... See More  

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658253

Very rare Revolutionary War title, with a wealth of fine content...

Item #658253

October 21, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, October 21, 1779



* Very rare American Revolutionary War publication



A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This issue is volume 1, number 32.

Page 2 has: "By the King. A Proclamation" which begins: "Whereas we have received ... See More  

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658251

Rare title from the Revolutionary War...

Item #658251

December 23, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, December 23, 1779 



* Very rare American Revolutionary War publication



A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This issue is volume 1, number 41.

The front page begins with the conclusion of: "A Plan for Reducing New England by the... See More  

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656585

Two accounts of the Battle of Bunker Hill, and two of Washington being named commander-in-chief... Thanks to Patrick Henry...

Item #656585

July 07, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, July 7, 1775 



* Battle of Bunker Hill - Siege of Boston

* George Washington becomes Commander-in-Chief

* Very rare American Revolutionary War era publication




This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary W... See More  

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656566

Army uniforms described... Napoleon in Egypt...

Item #656566

January 30, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Jan. 30, 1799 



* French campaign in Egypt

* Napoleon Bonaparte




The bkpg. has most of a column taken up with a great & detailed article headed: 'Uniform For the Army of the United States" with the dress described for each of the various ranks beginning with the commander in chief. This article is signed in type by the Sec... See More  

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656497

Benedict Arnold destroys the British fort at St. John's, Canada... Much on the troubles in America... The Gunpowder Incident...

Item #656497

June 16, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, June 16, 1775  This newspaper was published Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. A very rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonial Virginia.

The front page has a report which reports on the: "...The rise & progress... See More  

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656437

Mention of the Suffolk Resolves...

Virginia Governor Dunmore warns against illegal meetings...

Item #656437

March 31, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, March 31, 1775 



* Extremely rare publication

* Pre Revolutionary War




This newspaper was published Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. A very rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonial Virginia with terrific content.

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$4,950.00
656244

Note from President Washington...

Item #656244

September 26, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 26, 1795 



* President George Washington



Page 3 has a small item prefaced with: "The following is the concluding paragraph of the answer of the President of the United States to the Chairman of the Norfolk meeting against the Treaty:" and what follows is the paragraph, signed in type: G. Washington.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, archival ... See More  

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$60.00
656044

Concerning aliens in government...

Item #656044

January 16, 1799

MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Jan. 16, 1799 



* re. Aliens omitted for the presidency - Congress

* United States Constitution in the Carolinas




Page 3 has an interesting item that reports: "The Legislatures of North Carolina and South Carolina...have both rejected the amendment proposed by the Legislature of this State, to the Constitution of the United States, fo
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655467

Joseph Priestley... John Adams & George Washington signatures...

Item #655467

June 07, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 7, 1794  Page 2 has a message to Congress, signed in type: Go. Washington, and also a report noting in part: "...a gentleman immediately from New Orleans who descended the rivers Ohio and Mississippi...that a body of General Clark's party...collected at the mouth of Cumberland River...their intentions were...to proceed to Louisiana for the purpose of ... See More  

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655303

Peace...

Item #655303

October 01, 1795

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Oct. 1, 1795 



* Uncommon title



The ftpg. has two items on the Yellow Fever which was ravaging the East Coast at the time. Inside has: "Peace Between France & Spain" and another item begins: "There has a general and (apparently) sincere peace just taken place between the Creeks and the United States..." with some detail. 

Four pages, ... See More  

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655301

President John Adams responds to the Delaware House...

Item #655301

March 06, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 6, 1799 



* President John Adams

* Napoleon Bonaparte killed ?

* Lord Nelson - re. Battle of the Nile




The front page begins with a notice: "To Delinquent Customers" signed by the famed publisher: Isaiah Thomas (see). Also on the ftpg. is an address from Congress to President John Adams, with his response carrying over... See More  

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$33.00
655091

Building lot for sale in the new federal capital...

Item #655091

August 18, 1791

DUNLAPS AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 18, 1791 



* Washington D.C. land sale

* Early U.S. government




The front page has a nice ad concerning the sale of a "Number of Lots in the Federal City." Mentions that the President of the United States approved the "...Sites for the Public Buildings pursuant to the Act passed by Congress ...for establ... See More  

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$72.00
655073

Examining the American economy...

Item #655073

May 25, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 25, 1791  The entire ftpg. is taken up with: "...Lord Sheffield's Observations on the Commerce of the United States of America"

A page 2 report from Connecticut says that The Hon. Roger Sherman, Esq. is elected to represent this State in the Senate of the U.S. A page 3 report states that Vice President John Adams was elected President of the
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655071

President Washington's tour through the South...

Item #655071

May 21, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 21, 1791 



* President George Washington

* Southern tour - South Carolina




Page two contains a report headed: "Tour of the President" through the South, with reports of his visits to Charleston & Georgetown, South Carolina. Page 3 has a report headed: "The late Duel" with details.

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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654695

On the resignation of General Burgoyne...

Item #654695

April 18, 1780

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & THE WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 18, 1780



* General John Burgoyne resignation

* re. Surrender at Saratoga - New York




The entire front page, two-thirds of page 2, and half of page 3 are taken up with: "...the various letters that passed between the late and present secretary at War and Lieutenant General Burgoyne, previous to that officer's res... See More  

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$488.00
654263

America's first successful newspaper...

Item #654263

April 17, 1740

THE BOSTON WEEKLY NEWS-LETTER, "New England", April 10-17, 1740  



* Earliest of American newspapers to be had



This very rare title was the first successful newspaper in the colonies, having begun in 1704 and lasting until the British occupation of Boston in 1776. It was only preceded by "Public Occurrances Both Foreign and Domestick" which published just a singl... See More  

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$3,540.00
654261

A Tory newspaper printed in occupied Philadelphia...

Item #654261

January 07, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, January 7, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia. Rarely found today.

All of the front page is taken up with advertiseme... See More  

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$395.00
654260

Revolutionary War events in the South...

Item #654260

November 06, 1779

THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Nov. 6, 1779 



* American Revolutionary War

* Southern events - Georgia & more




Most of the first column is taken up with the details of a non-exportation act by the state of Rhode Island, similar to that enacted by Massachusetts & Connecticut. Included are the penalties for those found guilty. Also an act for: "...... See More  

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653767

The much desired newspaper by John Peter Zenger...

Item #653767

July 21, 1735

THE NEW-YORK WEEKLY JOURNAL, July 21, 1735 



* Earliest of American newspapers to be had



This is the very rare & early newspaper printed by John Peter Zenger who, just 8 months earlier was arrested for the critical comments he made in his newspaper about a decision made by the British Governor of New York, William Cosby. The result was a famous libel case in which Zenger was acquitte... See More  

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$5,850.00
653626

Boston...the nest from which all the evils have sprung...

Item #653626

November 07, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Nov. 7, 1768 



* Pre Revolutionary War tensions



A report from Charleston notes that: "About a dozen of the ringleaders of the late disturbance at Dr. Turnbull's settlement at the Mosquito Harbour in East Florida, we hear, have been secured...". This is followed by a lengthier report from Mecklenburg beginning: "Gov. Tryon has been here in person t... See More  

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653506

Three letters signed by Napoleon Bonaparte...

Item #653506

July 27, 1796

THE HERALD: A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, July 27, 1796  Much of the ftpg. is taken up with: "Treaty Of Peace, Concluded between the King of Sardinia & the French Republic" which has a related letter signed in type: Buonaparte. Inside has more on the military work of Napoleon including two more letters signed: Buonaparte. 

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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653503

Creation of the Department of the Navy...

Item #653503

June 20, 1798

THE SPECTATOR, New York, June 20, 1798 



* United States Department of the Navy creation

* Thomas Jefferson & John Adams forms




A very significant issue, as the front page contains the Act of Congress which formally established the Department of the Navy.

The United States Navy can trace its history back to 1775 when the Continental Congress passed a resolution creating the Continen... See More  

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$655.00
653377

John Adams and the XYZ Affair...

Item #653377

July 04, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 4, 1798 



* re. the XYZ Affair

* France relations

* John Adams




The front page, most of pg. 2 & some of page 5 are taken up with a lengthy letter from the U.S. ambassadors to the French ministers of state concerning the XYZ Affair, including an introductory note signed by the President: John Adams.

Four pages, nice cond... See More  

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653375

The Napoleonic War: Bonaparte in Egypt...

Item #653375

September 25, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 25, 1799 



* From the year of George Washington's death



Page 3 has: "Military Exhibition" and "Talleyrand". Page 2 has an account: "...respecting the siege of the town of Acre by the army of Buonaparte". Then a letter signed in type: Buonaparte, to the Ghezar Pacha beginning: "Since my ... See More  

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653154

One of the earliest newspapers from the colonies...

Item #653154

May 15, 1735

THE AMERICAN WEEKLY MERCURY, Philadelphia, Feb. 24, 1735/6 



* Earliest of American newspapers

* Very early & rare




The double year reflects the two calendars in use at the time. My today's calendar the year is 1736. 

As any serious collector of newspapers knows, it is exceedingly difficult to find any colonial American newspapers from before 1760, let alone an issue from 1... See More  

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$3,675.00
653150

John Adams and the XYZ Affair...

Item #653150

June 27, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 27, 1798 



* re. the XYZ Affair

* France relations

* John Adams




Pg. 2 has an address of Congregational ministers of Mass. to the President, with his reply signed in type: John Adams. Also an address of the Mass. Assembly to him concerning the XYZ Affair, with his response signed: John Adams.

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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$58.00
652834

North Carolina ratifies the Constitution... Albany described...

Item #652834
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, December, 1789 



* United States Constitution

* North Carolina ratification

* Albany, New York




The issue begins with a full page: "Description of the City of Albany" (plate is lacking). Other items include: "Memoirs of The Bastille"; a very interesting & detailed: "Letter III - Letters from a Pennsylvanian on his Travel... See More  

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652718

Washington proclaims a day of thanksgiving...

Item #652718
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, October, 1789 



* President George Washington

* 1st Day of Thanksgiving proclamation






The issue begins with a continuation of the "History of the American War" which takes 8 pages & continues in a future issue. Other articles include: "Memoirs of the Bastille" "A short Description of the country between North River and ... See More  

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$133.00
652708

Philadelphia magazine from the formative year of America's government...

Item #652708

June 01, 1789

COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, June, 1789  The issue begins with the continued "Concise History of the Late War In America" which takes 8 pages.

Other articles include: "The Life of William Penn, the Celebrated Founder of Pennsylvania" which is a continued article; "Arguments Drawn from Interest as well as Humanity Against the Practice of Slavery in the French Col... See More  

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652698

Washington authorizes copper for the mint... To run for a 3rd term?

Item #652698

June 18, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 18, 1796 



* President George Washington

* (4) proclamations signed in script

* U.S. coinage - copper cent




The front page has 3 Acts of Congress, each one signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, plus part of a fourth Act which carries over to pg 2, also signed by Washington.

The very first, at the top of the front page, is: "An Act... See More  

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$210.00
652656

The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #652656

March 17, 1744

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, March 17, 1743/4 (year double-dated for two calendars in use at the time. Would be 1744 by current calendar).



* Rare colonial periodical



This was the very first successful magazine in America, preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this title lasted but a few short years.

As the subtitle re... See More  

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$110.00
652636

Washington's state-of-the-union address for the year 1794...

Item #652636

November 29, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 29, 1794 



* President George Washington

* State of the Union Address




Over half of pg. 2 & a bit of pg. 3 are taken up with Washington's: "Address" to Congress, being his state-of-the-union address, signed by him in script type: Go. Washington. This offers a great overview of the events of 1794.

The ftpg. has 2 items regarding relation... See More  

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$340.00
652575

Washington's journey to New York... Follow-up to Washington's inaugural address...

Item #652575

May 01, 1789

THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, May, 1789  The issue begins with a continuation of: "A Concise History of the Late War In America" taking 8 pages. Also: "Account of the Preparations at Gray's Ferry on the River Schuylkill & the Reception of General Washington there, April 20, 1789, on his way to the Seat of the Federal Government to take upon him the High Office o... See More  

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$84.00
652521

Uncommon title...

Item #652521

October 03, 1795

COURIER OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, Concord, Oct. 3, 1795



* Rare 18th century American title



Certainly one of the less common American 18th century newspapers. The entire front page is taken up with a continued portion of: "New French Constitution - Plan of a Constitution for the French Republic" with much of the inside pages being items from Europe as well. Most of the back page is taken up... See More  

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$86.00
652415

Death of Nathaniel Gorham... George Washington script signatures...

Item #652415

June 15, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 15, 1796 



* President George Washington

* 3 Acts of Congress signed in script

* Nathaniel Gorham death




Page 2 has a report of the death of Nathaniel Gorham, a signer of the Constitution. Nice to have in a Boston newspaper as he lived in nearby Charlestown and was a signer for the state of Massachusetts.

The front page has three Acts of the United Sta... See More  

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$155.00
652343

Creating the state of Kentucky... Constitution of Georgia...

Item #652343
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, January, 1789 



* State of Georgia constitution

* Creating the State of Kentucky




Among the articles are: "An Account of the Manners of the German Inhabitants of Pennsylvania" which takes 7 1/2 pages. Also a full page chart of the: "Moral and Physical Thermometer".

Near the back is "The Chronicle" with the latest news o... See More  

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$61.00
652295

Early report of the death of Ben Franklin, from a hometown magazine...

Item #652295
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, April, 1790  



* Benjamin Franklin death (1st report)

* Early report from his hometown




Eighteenth century American magazines are increasingly scarce in today's market. This title was published  by the famed Isaiah Thomas, the patriot printer from the Revolutionary War & founder of the American Antiquarian Society.

Certainly the most not... See More  

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$425.00
652172

Death of Louis XVI's brother...

Item #652172

September 07, 1795

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Sept. 7, 1795  Page 2 has a report: "The Death of the Dauphin" which mentions: "...will not, it is imagined make any difference in the affairs of France....the popularity of Monsieur the eldest brother of Louis the XVI. The fact is, there is not a man more universally detested thro' all France..."

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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652055

Boston...the nest from which all the evils have sprung...

Item #652055

November 07, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Nov. 7, 1768 



* Pre Revolutionary War tensions



A report from Charleston notes that: "About a dozen of the ringleaders of the late disturbance at Dr. Turnbull's settlement at the Mosquito Harbour in East Florida, we hear, have been secured...". This is followed by a lengthier report from Mecklenburg beginning: "Gov. Tryon has been here in person t... See More  

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$158.00
652037

The first Boon Island beacon...

Item #652037

September 07, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 7, 1799 



* Very 1st Boon Island beacon

* President John Adams act




Most of the front page middle columns are taken up with three Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams (see). One is to erect a beacon on Boon Island. Wikipedia notes on its Boon Island page: "...In 1799 the first day marker and the station itself we... See More  

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$74.00
651968

Colonial America, with a very displayable masthead...

Item #651968

December 19, 1771

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 19, 1771 



* Rare Colonial Pennsylvania title

* Great masthead for display




This newspaper features one of the larger & more decorative masthead engravings to be found in a colonial America newspaper.

The ftpg. is taken up with reports from Europe as are most of pages 2 & 3. Some American items on page 3.&n... See More  

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$149.00
651960

The Regulators of North Carolina have been quiet...

Item #651960

July 04, 1771

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, July 4, 1771 



* Rare Colonial Pennsylvania title

* North Carolina regulators

* Great masthead for display




This newspaper features one of the larger & more decorative masthead engravings to be found in a colonial America newspaper. 

Colonists certainly had no idea how the country & situation would change ... See More  

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$175.00
651959

Nice content on defeating the Regulators of North Carolina...

Item #651959

June 27, 1771

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 27, 1771 



* Rare Colonial Pennsylvania title

* North Carolina regulators

* Great masthead for display




This newspaper features one of the larger & more decorative masthead engravings to be found in a colonial America newspaper. 

Page 2 has a report from Wilmington, North Carolina noting: "In consequ... See More  

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$220.00
651728

Paul Revere as Masonic Grand Master...

Item #651728

December 23, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 23, 1797  The top of page 3 has a "Notice" concerning a meeting of the Masons, noted at the bottom: "By order of M. W. Paul Revere, Esq. G.M." who was the Grand Master of the Masons at that time (see).

Complete in four pages, nice condition.

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$48.00
650223

Early announcement that the Treaty of Peace has been signed: the Revolutionary War is over...

Item #650223

September 11, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 9-11, 1783 



* Treaty of Paris (peace) announcement

* End of the Revolutionary War




An extremely historic issue, as the front page begins with a report taken from the London Gazette of the day prior  announcing the signing of the Definitive Treaty of Peace, formally ending the Revolutionary War.

It reads in part: "On Saturday night last... See More  

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$570.00
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