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676361

See the displayable front page from the 18th century...

Item #676361

December 29, 1720

THE POST-BOY, London, Dec. 29, 1720 



* Nice masthead engravings



One of my favorite 18th century newspapers with the two nice engravings in the masthead, plus the very decorative first letter in the text (see). Various European reports.

Single sheet, about 8 1/2 by 14 1/8 inches, good, displayable condition.

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$38.00
676172

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1692...

Item #676172

June 05, 1692

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 5, 1692



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measurin... See More  

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$39.00
676076

Advertisement on the Salem witch trials...

Item #676076

February 11, 1693

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Feb. 11, 1693 



* Rare Salem witch trials advertisement

* Very early and rare 17th century title




The back page has an advertisement for the book "The Second Edition of the late TRYALS of several WITCHES in New-England. Written by Cotton Mather, and Published by the Special Command of the Governour." (see)

This is the only periodical we have ever ... See More  

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675952

Convicts shipped off to America... Oglethorpe before founding Georgia...

Item #675952

March 13, 1728

THE DAILY POST-BOY, London, March 13, 1728 (1729 by today's calendar) 



* Early James Oglethorpe

* Convicts to America




Near the bottom of the front page is a terrific item noting: "Also the same day nine felons convicts, eight men and one woman, were brought from Oxford City to the Oxford-Arms at Holborn Bridge, and from thence carry'd down the river and put on board a shi... See More  

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675777

Handsome, early, displayable newspaper from 1715...

Item #675777

June 09, 1715

THE POST BOY, London, June 9, 1715 



* Rare & early 18th century issue

* Nice masthead engravings




This is one of our favorite early newspapers as it is single sheet, small folio size, and has two great engravings in the masthead making it very nice for display (see images). The front page has various reports from throughout Europe while most of the back page is taken up with ads.

M... See More  

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675395

A hurricane in Virginia reported in a 1668 newspaper...

Item #675395

April 13, 1668

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 13, 1668  The front page has a report: "This day arrived a vessel of this place from Virginia, confirming the report of much damage they have there received by a hurricane."

Rare to find such an early news item from America on the front page of a newspaper.

The balance of the news reports are all European.

Complete as a single sheet issue, 7 by ... See More  

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675140

Bunker Hill... Post-Revolutionary War engraving...

Item #675140
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1790  Certainly the prime piece is the very nice, full page engraved plate captioned: "View of Bunker's Hill" which is accompanied by a brief article which includes: "...very accurate & pretty drawing of Bunker's Hill, within the encampments of the Generals Howe and Clinton, and Charles Town, as it appeared after being... See More  

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675107

Capt. Cook explores the South Pacific...

Item #675107

August 01, 1771

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 1, 1771  An inside page has an: "Authentic Account of OTAHITEE, or George's Island; together with some of the particulars of the three years Voyage lately made by Mr. Banks, and Dr. Solander, in the Years 1768, 1769 and 1770".

This was the island of Tahiti, with the article having much detail about what these botanists discovered & docume... See More  

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675104

Capt. Cook explores the South Pacific...

Item #675104

July 30, 1771

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 30, 1771 



* HMS Endeavour - Royal Navy

* Captain James Cook

* 1st voyage of South Pacific




An inside page has an: "Extract of a Letter from a Gentleman on Board the Endeavour...", which includes in part: "We sailed in August, 1768 and after touching at several places, arrived at St. George's Land...great care was taken to cultivate... See More  

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675031

Uncommon to find newspapers from York, England...

Item #675031

June 24, 1784

THE YORK CHRONICLE & GENERAL ADVERTISER, England, June 24, 1784  A British newspaper from shortly after the end of the Revolutionary War, Various news of the day with a wealth of ads. A full red tax stamp appears on the front page.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, minimal wear, good condition.

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675010

On the slave trade in the West Indies...

Item #675010

October 04, 1766

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, October 4, 1766  The back page has a small report from West Florida on the French traders in Louisiana. Also from Senegal of "... there have been lately upwards of two hundred French trading ships on the coast of Africa; -- which was a principal cause of the price of slaves being so high, the Goree Merchants having contracted to supply the Spanish West Indi... See More  

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675007

Fleshing out the details in the treaty with America...

Item #675007

April 17, 1783

DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, April 17, 1783  Page 2 has some reports from the House of Commons relating to the treaty with America, particularly the trade portion. The back page has some talk concerning relations with America as well.

Four pages, nice condition.

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674993

Finding a Northwest Passage... Protecting the Carolinas...

Item #674993
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1745  Over 1 1/2 pages are taken up with: "The case of Carolina Consider'd, with Regard to its Danger of being Invaded, for want of Regular Forces...". This is a great article on the defense of the colonies. Three-quarters of a page are taken up with: "A List of Privateers".

Among other articles are: "Speech on the R... See More  

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674966

Scarce title...

Item #674966

June 19, 1710

MEMOIRS OF LITERATURE, London, June 19, 1710  A very uncommon title from England with no news of the day but rather editorials and literature reviews.  Four pages, minor tears at the wide, blank margin, otherwise in very nice condition, 8 3/4 by 13 1/4 inches. A nice opportunity to add this title to an early newspaper collection. 

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674792

Uncommon title...

Item #674792

February 06, 1753

THE SCOURGE, London, Feb. 6, 1753  A very curious and uncommon newspaper from England done in editorial format, popular with other titles at that time as well. It was published "By Oxymel Busby, Esq." as noted in the masthead. This newspaper lasted but 81 issues.

Single column format with 6 pages, 7 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice condition.

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674571

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1677...

Item #674571

November 05, 1677

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 5, 1677



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measurin... See More  

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674559

A conversion of a Jew... "Of a small Venomous Serpent..."

Item #674559
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1750  Over a page is taken up with: "Of a small Venomous Serpent...." which includes on page 2 a print of it. Another article is: "An Account of the Conversion of Daniel Tnangam Alexander, an Eminent Jew" to the Protestant religion.

There is a continued article on: "Lewis XIV Greatest of Monarchs" by M. de Voltair... See More  

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674557

Letter between friends with opposing politics...

Item #674557

January 11, 1779

THE GAZETTEER & NEW DAILY ADVERTISER, London, January 11, 1779 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy




Over a column on the ftpg. is an: "Extract of a Genuine Letter from a Gentlemen at Philadelphia to an American Refugee in London", friends who are separated by politics. Bits include: "Though you and I were always, since the contest first... See More  

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674528

Angry Boston freeholders... Destroy Fort Pitt...

Item #674528

December 19, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Dec. 19, 1772  The second page has the follow-up petition from the Freeholders of Boston expressing once again their concern about the salaries of the judges of the Superior Court, as well as a request for a special meeting of the General Assembly to discuss this important and alarming matter.

A reply from the Governor says their reasons are insufficient and they have n... See More  

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674527

Angry Boston freeholders... Destroy Fort Pitt...

Item #674527

December 19, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Dec. 19, 1772  The second page has the follow-up petition from the Freeholders of Boston expressing once again their concern about the salaries of the judges of the Superior Court, as well as a request for a special meeting of the General Assembly to discuss this important and alarming matter.

A reply from the Governor says their reasons are insufficient and they have n... See More  

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674489

Finding a Northwest Passage... Protecting the Carolinas...

Item #674489
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1745  Over 1 1/2 pages are taken up with: "The case of Carolina Consider'd, with Regard to its Danger of being Invaded, for want of Regular Forces...". This is a great article on the defence of the colonies. Three-quarters of a page are taken up with: "A List of Privateers".

Among other articles are: "Speech on the R... See More  

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674487

A conversion of a Jew... "Of a small Venomous Serpent..."

Item #674487
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1750  Over a page is taken up with: "Of a small Venomous Serpent...." which includes on page 2 a print of it. Another article is: "An Account of the Conversion of Daniel Tnangam Alexander, an Eminent Jew" to the Protestant religion.

There is a continued article on: "Lewis XIV Greatest of Monarchs" by M. de Voltair... See More  

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674485

A conversion of a Jew... "Of a small Venomous Serpent..."

Item #674485
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1750  Over a page is taken up with: "Of a small Venomous Serpent...." which includes on page 2 a print of it. Another article is: "An Account of the Conversion of Daniel Tnangam Alexander, an Eminent Jew" to the Protestant religion.

There is a continued article on: "Lewis XIV Greatest of Monarchs" by M. de Voltair... See More  

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674484

Relations with England...

Item #674484
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, April, 1766  Among the items included are: "On the Alliance between Church and State and the American Bishops...". A great & lengthy article is: "On The Trade & Commerce of the British Colonies" which considers the taxation and trade issues, of significance given the Stamp Act which was in force at this time. There is much great readin... See More  

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674400

Details of being confined in the Bastille, 6 years before the French Revolution....

Item #674400

July 15, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 15, 1783  Page 7 has an: "Extract from Memoirs of the Bastile", the famous Paris fortress that was used as a prison for political dissidents by the royals of France. Its storming in 1789 was the catalyst of the French Revolution.

The article has interesting details including: "...when a fresh victim is brought to them, is the search. Their m... See More  

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674356

Was George Washington ever a commissioned officer in the British army?

Item #674356
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1795  Included is a letter to the publisher concerning George Washington, referencing his bravery & military prowess from the French & Indian War. Further on it notes: "...In the regular standing army of Great Britain he never held any commission: and this perhaps may have been...why Lord Howe & General Howe declined acknowledging h... See More  

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673976

Tired of pirating... news from Charlestown...

Item #673976

November 22, 1766

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, November 22, 1766  The front page has an article with the dateline "Newport, Rhode Island, October 6" which is from "a letter from Castle Brew, at Annamaboa, on the Coast of Africa...". It talks about the pirate infested areas along the coastline, but in particular the one ship "commanded by one Hide". "...These fellows neither murder, ... See More  

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673964

Sir Guy Carleton to remain commander-in-chief...

Item #673964

April 26, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 26, 1783 



* American Revolutionary War nears the end



Page 2 has a brief item: "Sir Guy Carleton is to continue Commander in Chief of the British forces in North America". Page 5 has most of a column headed: "American News" which has much on the federal finances & includes a letter from Mr. Robert Morris.

Eight pages, never bo... See More  

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673957

How to trade with the Americans...

Item #673957

April 17, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 17, 1783  Page 6 has news from the House of Commons noting in part: "...Mr. Hussey wished that the Americans might be put on the footing of the most favoured nation, but still he thought that a duty ought to be laid on American oil; he believed that the bill would not give satisfaction to the Americans who would look upon it as a snare insidiously to ... See More  

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673956

How to trade with the Americans...

Item #673956

April 17, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 17, 1783  Page 6 has news from the House of Commons noting in part: "...Mr. Hussey wished that the Americans might be put on the footing of the most favoured nation, but still he thought that a duty ought to be laid on American oil; he believed that the bill would not give satisfaction to the Americans who would look upon it as a snare insidiously to ... See More  

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673791

Loyalists evacuating America...

Item #673791

January 16, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 16, 1783 



* Loyalists escaping America



Page 2 has: "By authentic advices from Charlestown [Charleston]...we are informed that preparations were making with the utmost diligence for the evacuation of this valuable possession. Thousands of the inhabitants were packing up their goods & conveying their negroes to Jamaica...All hopes of a counterm... See More  

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673692

American government is broke... Huddy/Asgill Affair...

Item #673692

September 26, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 26, 1782 



* American Revolutionary War



Page 2 has news headed "America" mentions: "...lately sent to wheedle the Eastern provinces into a submission to the intolerable extractions of the Congress for the further support of their tyranny, are returned empty handed." Also a letter from New York: "People here in general talk muc... See More  

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673668

Independence of America will destroy the marine power of England... A plan for capturing General Greene...

Item #673668

July 18, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 18, 1782



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




Page 4 has a letter noting: "...urging the Councils of the State to give up to French & Congressional ambition the independence of American, and with it our best resources of commerce, wealth, and naval strength...For the wise maxims...of that Court...are 'that the independenc... See More  

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673654

Looks like terms for a peace ending the Revolutionary War are eminent...

Item #673654

May 02, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, May 2, 1782  Inside has a letter from Paris mentioning: "...The day following they went to Dr. Franklin's hotel at Passy. From the frequent conferences they have since held with the American plenipotentiary...it is imagined that they are charged with a commission to settle the preliminaries for a general pacification."

Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed,... See More  

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673653

Reference to the surrender of Cornwallis...

Item #673653

February 26, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 26, 1782 



* Lord Charles Cornwallis

* re. Surrender at Yorktown




Page 3 has a letter: "To the People of Great Britain" which begins: "When I resolved to address you on our failures in the American war, a general apathy prevailed in every quarter of the kingdom..." with much more, taking over one-third of a page.

Another page menti... See More  

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673652

Controversial case of Col. Isaac Haynes... British support of loyal subjects...

Item #673652

February 07, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 7, 1782 



* re. Isaac Haynes execution

* American Revolutionary War




All of the front page, page 2, and a portion of page 3 are taken up with: "Further Particulars of the Debate in the House of Lords...on the Duke of Richmond's Motion Respecting the Execution of Col. Haynes in America." This was a very controversial event in the Revolutio... See More  

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673576

Great wealth of Revolutionary War reporting from Charleston & New York...

Item #673576

September 30, 1780

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 30, 1780 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




All of pages 2 and 3 are taken up with letters from General Clinton to Germain giving his military reports on events in the New York vicinity as well as events in the South, plus two letters from General Earl Cornwallis in Charleston with his views of events in his theatre or
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673544

The premiere issue of the war: the Declaration of Independence…

Item #673544

August 17, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 17, 1776 



* Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text

* As reported from Great Britain




Certainly the overriding significance of this issue is the complete printing of arguably the most important document in American history, headed: "In Congress, July 4, 1776. A Declaration by the Representatives of the United States of America... See More  

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673532

The famous Jewish boxer Daniel Mendoza...

Item #673532

June 23, 1791

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 23, 1791 



* Daniel Mendoza vs. William Ward

* Jewish boxer - boxing  challenge




Inside has two-thirds of a column taken up with a nice account of a boxing match headed: "Boxing - Ward and Mendoza". Daniel Mendoza was a famous Jewish boxer who transformed the English stereotype of a Jew from a weak, defenseless person into someone deser... See More  

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673504

This title lasted less than seven months...

Item #673504

July 01, 1713

THE GUARDIAN, London, July 1, 1713 



* Rare 18th century title 

* Addison & Steele fame




A very short-lived newspaper lasting less than seven months, notable for its publisher Richard Steele with contributions from Joseph Addison, Alexander Pope & others. Steele and Addison had previously collaborated on the "Tatler" and "The Spectator", issues of both we... See More  

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673500

A very rare 17th century title...

Item #673500

June 25, 1689

A CONTINUATION OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE PARLIAMENT IN SCOTLAND, London, England, June 25, (1689) 



* Very rare 18th century publication



The year is noted in the dateline of the first report at the top of page 1, as well as in the imprint at the bottom of the back page. A very rare newspaper from England, other titles existing but which have slightly different wording, dealing primarily ... See More  

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673498

Just before being "turn'd off'"...

Item #673498

September 20, 1716

THE POST BOY, London, Sept. 20, 1716  



* Rare title w/ nice masthead

* Ottoman–Venetian War




The front page reports of the battling between Ottoman - Venetian War where heavy loss had occurred and request for a truce for a few hours in order to bury the dead was denied. The last two assaults were made by hiding nails and iron spikes in the sand between the planks leading up to th... See More  

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673457

Uncommon title from 1730...

Item #673457
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, December, 1730 



* 18th century original publication



This is an uncommon periodical published during the reign of King George II, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely a periodical, with the more extended title reading: "... Giving an Account of all the Publick and Private Oc... See More  

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673386

Historic slavery medal by Josiah Wedgwood... Franklin's speech...

Item #673386
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, A two issue set: February & March, 1788  



* Josiah Wedgwood's anti-slavery medallion

* Benjamin Franklin speech by James Wilson




February issue: Perhaps the most interesting article is: "Dr. Lindsay on Dr. Franklin's Doctrine of Water-spouts" which comments on Ben Franklin's work. This article takes 2 1/2 pages an... See More  

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673372

On the death of Marie Antoinette... Life of George Washington...

Item #673372
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1794 



* re. Marie Antoinette beheading

* President George Washington




Although there is a wide range of interesting content in this issue, the prime content is likely a report headed: "The Execution of the Queen", which has in the first paragraph: "...informed the Convention that the trial of Marie Antoinette had lasted thre... See More  

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673368

Washington re-elected... Report from Botany Bay...

Item #673368
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1793  There are several items of interest, one of which is several pages on the: "Minutes of the Proceedings of the National Convention of France" with much text on what should be the fate of Louis XVI.

This is followed by: "The Last Will and Testament of His Late Most Christian Majesty" which has near the beginning: "I... See More  

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673366

A family fends off two attacks by Indians...

Item #673366
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1792  Near the back is three-quarters of a page of news headed: "America" mostly taken up with a very detailed and exciting account of a family attacked by Indians, noting how the mother and children were able to fend off the invaders not once but twice. A few other bits as well.

Included are all 3 plates called for, one of which shows bot... See More  

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673364

The French Revolution...

Item #673364
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1790  Among the articles are: "The Importance, and the Neglect, of Veterinary Medicine"; a list of: "Eminent Physicians who have Been Regimental Surgeons". Near the back is much on an: "Accurate Statement of the Late Revolution in France" taking several pages.

Included are 2 of the 3 plates called for which include a larg... See More  

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673293

Hebrew customs...

Item #673293
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1739  One of the articles is headed: "Continuation  of the Dissertation begun in our Last Whether the Hebrews Borrow'd any Customs from the Heathens" which takes over 1 1/2 pages.

Another article has the: "Manifesto of the Catholick Majesty..."concerning a payment to the South Sea Tea Company.

Near the back is the... See More  

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$61.00
673248

Diagram of the fort at Bunker's Hill...

Item #673248
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1775  A nice issue with much historic content from the beginning months of the Revolutionary War.

Perhaps the best content is the very nice half page illustration of the "Redoubt & Intrenchment on the Heights of Charles Town, Commonly called Bunker Hill, Opposite Boston, attacked & Carried by his Majesty's Troops, Jun... See More  

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$325.00
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