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668861

Reports from America...

Item #668861

May 03, 1757

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 3, 1757  Page 6 has a report headed America" which includes datelines from Charleston and Boston. The former reports a meeting of Indian chiefs with the governor of South Carolina.

Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, red tax stamp, very nice condition.

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668728

Mention of "New Spain", the New World" and "America"...

Item #668728
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, January, 1691  This is a very uncommon periodical published during the reign of King William III, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely a periodical.

Much of this issue is concerned with the political & military affairs of Europe & is organized into news by country or region w... See More  

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$94.00
668698

Book on the trial of Quakers held at Philadelphia...

Item #668698

November 18, 1693

ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, England, Nov. 18, 1693 This was a "gentleman's" newspaper very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics done in question/answer format. Published at a time when there were no newspapers printing in the American colonies.

The back page has a nice ad for a book: "The TRYALS of several Quakers for gre
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$88.00
668690

Advertisement on the Salem witch trials...

Item #668690

January 28, 1693

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Jan. 28, 1693



* Rare Salem witch trials advertisement

* Very early and rare 17th century title




The back page has an advertisement  for the book: "The TRYALS of several WITCHES lately Executed in New-England, and of several remarkable Curiosities therein occurring. Written by Cotton Mather, and Published by the Special Command of the Governour."

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668592

Lengthy letter from Benedict Arnold...

Item #668592

June 23, 1781

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 23, 1781 



* Rare Benedict Arnold letter

* American Revolutionary War




Taking over half of page 2 and most of page 3 are taken up with an excellent and very detailed letter from Brigadier-General Benedict Arnold and his occupation of the Petersburg and Williamsburg areas and his actions in the vicinity in April and May, detailed in an almost day-by-day d... See More  

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668590

Act concerning high treason & piracy in America...

Item #668590

December 18, 1779

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 18, 1779 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




The ftpg. has a report of several Acts of Parliament receiving the Royal Assent by the King, one to: "...empower His Majesty to secure & detain persons charged with, or suspected of, the crime of High Treason committed in any of His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in Ame... See More  

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668490

The Black Hole of Calcutta...

Item #668490

June 09, 1757

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 9, 1757 



* Black Hole of Calcutta

* Fort William prison - dungeon




Most of the front page is taken up with: "An Extract from a Letter Received by the India Ships...containing a particular Account of the unfortunate Affair at Bengal."

In this report which deals with the capture of Fort William in India, mention is made that: "...The wh... See More  

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668440

The Great Fire of London...

Item #668440

September 24, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, September 24, 1666 



* The Great London Fire period coverage

* Among the earliest of newspapers to be had




One of the greatest calamities, and more notable events to strike London in its long history is the Great Fire which destroyed much of the city in September, 1666.  Finding period references to it are exceedingly difficult, as the number of newspape... See More  

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668433

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1668...

Item #668433

July 05, 1669

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 5, 1669



* 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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668366

One of just two known newspapers with a contemporary account of the Salem witch trials...

Item #668366

December 31, 1692

ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Dec. 31, 1692 



* Rare Salem witch trials reporting

* Very early 17th century title




An exceedingly rare issue as it is one of only two known contemporary newspaper accounts of the Salem witch trials.

This newspaper published in question/answer format, and the front page begins with: "Quest 1. In the remarkable TRYALS of WITCHES published this Week by Mr. ... See More  

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668055

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1682...

Item #668055

December 10, 1688

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 10, 1688



* 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, measuri... See More  

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667936

The Great London Fire of 1666....

Item #667936

October 11, 1666

LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 11, 1666



* The Great London Fire



Contemporary mentions of the Great Fire of London are quite uncommon, as this was one of the only newspapers in print at that time and they gave minimal coverage to this tragic event. However, this issue has not one but two references to the Fire on the reverse, the first reading: "Such as have settled in new habitations sin... See More  

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667890

The precedent-setting case of American slave James Somersett...

Item #667890
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1773  Certainly the most historically significant item in this issue is: "An Argument in the Case of James Somersett, a Negro, Lately Determined in the court...attempted to be Demonstrated the Present Unlawfulness of Domestic Slavery in England" which takes about a full page.

This case involves James Somersett, an American slave purcha... See More  

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667888

Treaty with France...

Item #667888
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1779  This issue leads off with reports on the debates in Parliament, which include discussion on the Revolutionary War, including: "...the conduct of the army under the command of Gen. Howe; he seized the opportunity of painting in the blackest colours the ingratitude of the Americans; & concluded with exhorting the House to unanimity in p... See More  

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667838

Closing items on the Revolutionary War...

Item #667838
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1783  Eighteen pages are taken up with "Summary of Proceedings in the 3rd Session of the Present Parliament" which include  discussion on concluding events with the war in America, including: "...With respect to America, parliament had left little for ministers to do in negociating a peace with that country..." and further on i... See More  

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667837

Siege of Newport, Rhode Island...

Item #667837
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1778  The issue begins with: "Proceedings in Parliament, continued" which has much concerning the Revolutionary War, including letters from Lord Viscount Howe to Lord Germaine from New York signed by him in type, a few bits including: "...as the rebel army remain strongly posted at the north part of the island of New York & th... See More  

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667826

Burgoyne's report on the taking of Ticonderoga...

Item #667826
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1777  The first five pages are taken up with a series of letters among General Washington, Col. Walcott, and General Howe concerning the exchange of prisoners. One letter is signed: G. Washington, and 3 are signed by: W. Howe.

This fascinating text if followed by a: "Proclamation, by John Burgoyne" dated June 29, 1777, taking a full pag... See More  

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667818

Great issue on the Battle of Ticonderoga...

Item #667818

August 27, 1777

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, August 27, 1777 



* Siege of Fort Ticonderoga

* American Revolutionary War

* General John Burgoyne victory




The front page has: "...a correct & authentic distribution of the British forces under the command of Sir William Howe, from an officer of distinction just arrived from New York." with a nice accounting of the troops (see phot... See More  

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667698

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1686...

Item #667698

June 07, 1686

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 7, 1686



* 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, mea... See More  

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667694

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1677...

Item #667694

November 12, 1677

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 12, 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, me... See More  

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667436

(3) Gentleman's newspapers from 17th century England...

Item #667436

March 06, 1694

ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, England, Feb. 27, Dec. 1 & 4, 1694



* Rare 17th century title

* Lot of 3 issues




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. A very early English periodical now over 320 years old.

These newspapers were done in question/answer format. These newspape
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667428

Working towards a treaty of peace with England...

Item #667428
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1782  The issue contains much reporting from Parliament as well as other articles. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day, and includes news from America: "...from Charles Town...36 sail of transports under convoy...for the purpose of bringing off the garrisons of Savannah & St. ... See More  

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667390

Map of Veracruz & the castle of San Juan...

Item #667390
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1740  The prime feature of this issue is the nice foldout map of Vera Cruz, Castle of San Juan, Port of New Spain titled: "A Plan of the City and Harbour of La Vera Cruz and the Castle of San Juan De Ulua, being the Key of Traffick and the Principal Port of New Spain", folding out to measure 6 1/4 by 7 1/2 inches, with hand-tinted highlight... See More  

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667388

Terrific on the founding of Savannah...

Item #667388

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1733  Page 4 has a very early & terrific letter from James Oglethorpe, headed: "Extract of Mr. Oglethorpe's Letter to the Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Georgia, dated from the Camp at Savannah, Feb. 10, 1732-3." in which he describes the area where he would create the town of Savannah, including : "...I fix'd

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667291

Nice map of portions of Canada...

Item #667291
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1758  Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the very nice & detailed foldout map titled: "A Plan of the City & Harbour of Louisburg; shewing that part of Gabarus Bay in which the English landed, also their Encampment during the Siege in 1745." Within this map is a large inset in the upper left which is: "A Map of the I... See More  

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667199

Map of Havana, Cuba...

Item #667199
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1762  Although typically missing from most issues, this magazine still contains the full page plate titled: "Plan of the City and Harbour of Havanna" which also includes a key as to the various points of interest.

An article: "Weak State of the Island of Jamaica" but the map of Jamaica is lacking.

Near the back of the issue is... See More  

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667178

a rare mention of women pirates...

Item #667178

May 28, 1726

MIST'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, May 28, 1726 



* Very rare mention of Woman pirates

* Rare 18th century title




The back page contains a neat advertisement (see) for a book just published, which is: "A General History of the PYRATES, from their first settlement in the island of Providence to the present time; with the remarkable actions and adventures of the two Female Pyrates Ma... See More  

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667133

Terrific 18th century ship illustration...

Item #667133
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1748  Certainly a prime feature is the terrific, full page illustration of: "A Ship Of War" with considerable detail, and with most of the facing page having the "Explanation to a Ship of War of the third Rate with Rigging, &c., at Anchor".

The "Explanation" numerically identifies 148 parts noted on the plates as well ... See More  

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667124

Terrific 18th century ship illustration...

Item #667124
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1748  Certainly a prime feature is the terrific, full page illustration of: "A Ship Of War" with considerable detail, and with most of the facing page having the "Explanation to a Ship of War of the third Rate with Rigging, &c., at Anchor".

The "Explanation" numerically identifies 148 parts noted on the plates as well ... See More  

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667105

H.M.S. Victory lost at sea... Two issue set...

Item #667105
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, two issue set, London, England, October and November, 1744

October issue:

Certainly the most notable report in the 1st issue is the report of the sinking of the British ship H.M.S. Victory. A report dated February 5, 2009 from the "Best Syndication News" service brings this event into the 21st century with its breaking news reading: "The HMS Vict
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667076

(3) Gentleman's newspapers from 17th century England...

Item #667076

December 20, 1692

ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, England, June 21, July 5, Dec. 20, 1692



* Rare 17th century title

* Lot of 3 issues




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. A very early English periodical now over 320 years old.

These newspapers were done in question/answer format. These newspap
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667013

News from America...

Item #667013

January 17, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 17, 1767 



* 18th century London, England



Page 6 has most of a column with news headed: "America" with datelines from New York and Philadelphia.

Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, very nice condition.... See More  

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667007

News from the French & Indian War...

Item #667007

March 30, 1758

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 30, 1758  The front page has two-thirds of a column headed: "America" being a letter from New York, containing French & Indian War reports. One bit notes: "...about 4000 regulars, 500 rangers & some provincials marched from Albany to Fort Edward, and from thence they are to proceed to attack Ticonderoga...".

Page 7 has a brief ... See More  

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666926

Interesting title from the 17th century...

Item #666926

May 02, 1679

THE WEEKLY PACQUET OF ADVICE FROM ROME: OR, THE HISTORY OF POPERY, London, May 2, 1679



* Newspaper from the 17th century

* Rare variant title




An unusual anti-Catholic newspaper which has a short life before being suppressed. Attached at the back is a single sheet headed: "The Popish Courant" with the same date. The double date is due to the use of two calendars at the time.

Compl... See More  

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666901

On the Revolutionary War, and nice on Captain Cook's explorations as well...

Item #666901

June 24, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 24, 1777 



* Captain James Cook explorations

* American Revolutionary War




The entire front page is taken up with a lengthy discussion of a pamphlet titled: "Address to Edmund Burke on his late Letter relative to the Affairs of America." which carries over a bit to pg. 2.  An inside page is almost entirely taken up with an excellent &... See More  

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666877

The capture of General Lee at Basking Ridge, New Jersey...

Item #666877

February 20, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 20, 1777 



* General Charles Lee captured

* Basking Ridge, New Jersey

* American Revolutionary War




Page 2 includes: "...that great harmony happily subsisted at Newport...when Capt. Wallace came away; that the climate agrees well with the troops...second in command of the Hessian Generals fell in the late ambuscade by bravely heading the 300 men ... See More  

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666875

From the Revolutionary War...

Item #666875

February 06, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 6, 1777  A page 3 item notes: "By the Appalachia, Ogilvie, arrived in the Downs from East Florida, advices are received that the inhabitants on the frontiers of Georgia and East Florida continue to distress each other & that some soldiers had been ordered there to protect the latter from the Georgians who had committed great depredations on them.&q... See More  

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666874

From the Revolutionary War era...

Item #666874

January 30, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 30, 1777



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy


 
Newspapers from England during the Revolutionary War are interesting as they give a sense as to life at that time and what political discussions were the "hot topic" of the day. This is a complete, 8 page newspaper and a very famous title with various ne
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666873

Congress rallies the troops...

Item #666873

January 16, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 16, 1777 



* Benjamin Frankin, Ethan Allen & more

* Revolutionary War original from the enemy




Page 2 has a items concerning an officer at Boston addressing General Howe upon his retreat from the heights of Boston. And a short note from Ticonderoga, followed by a report from New York noting: "...General Howe has wrote for more troops...Whateve... See More  

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666833

The siege of Lisle in the War of Spanish Succession...

Item #666833

September 27, 1708

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 27, 1708  Most of this issue, including the entire front page, is taken up with reports on the siege of Lisle, with headings including: "Journal From the Camp before Lisle" and "From the Camp before Lisle" and "From the Camp at Lannoy" and again: "From the Camp before Lisle".

The Siege of Lille was the most promin
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666764

Set of five different mastheads for the same title...

Item #666764

May 21, 1715

THE POST BOY, London  Here is an interesting set of five different issues dating from 1706, 1715, 1719, 1729 and 1734.



* Rare & early 18th century issues (5)

* Nice masthead engravings (different)




As was often the case newspapers which existed over 30 years the masthead would often change, sometimes subtly. Here is a set with each masthead being slightly different, the earliest 2 w... See More  

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666756

The Yankee-Pennamite War...

Item #666756

November 06, 1784

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 6, 1784  Page 3 has a nice account of the dispute between Pennsylvania and Connecticut on lands in the Wyoming Valley of Pa. This dispute was known as the Third Yankee-Pennamite War.

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, nice condition.

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666708

Timely report of the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart...

Item #666708

December 01, 1791

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1791 



* Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart death (1st report)

* Musical composer - Classical music era original




Presented inconspicuously among other death reports is a brief yet very notable report on the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, ending with a prophetic comment:  " At Vienna, Wolfgang Mozart, the celebrated German composer. ... See More  

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666698

Displayable Act of Parliament...

Item #666698

January 01, 1728

ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, England, 1728



* 18th century original document



Nice full title page has an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Inside has an act: "...for granting an aid to his Majesty by a land tax to be raised in Great Britain, for the service of the year one thousand seven hundred and twenty nine."

A decorative document given the displayable title page.

Eighty-two ... See More  

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666696

Displayable Act of Parliament...

Item #666696

January 01, 1760

ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, England, 1760  Nice full title page has an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Inside has an act: "...for enabling his Majesty to raise the sum of one million for the uses and purposes therein mentioned..."

A decorative document given the displayable title page.

Twenty pages, 11 by 7 1/4 inches, nice condition.

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666348

Massachusetts' Bay... Hutchinson... Great map of Greece & vicinity...

Item #666348
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1770 



* Pre Revolutionary War America



The reverse of the title page is entirely taken up with: "American Affairs" which is mostly taken up with: "Lieutenant Hutchinson's Speech to Both Houses of Assembly of the Province of Massachusetts' Bay". In it he deals with the taxation issue (see). This is followed by comment... See More  

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666338

Terrific front page from the Revolutionary War...

Item #666338

January 11, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 11, 1777 



* Great ftpg. Rev. War content

* General John Burgoyne

* Benjamin Franklin




Almost the entire front page is taken up with a terrific item headed: "An Appeal to the Unprejudiced or a Vindication of the Measures of Government with Respect to America" which is a great statement on the need for the Revolutionary War. A nice issue for ... See More  

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$71.00
666337

Fort Ticonderoga...

Item #666337

June 28, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 28, 1777 



* Revolutionary War

* Fort Ticonderoga

* From The Enemy




Inside pages have some content on the Revolutionary War, including items containing: "...the King's arm were near Crown Point; the rebels abandoned the Fort of Ticonderoga & brought their stores over the Lake George...every rebel they found obliged the drivers &
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666301

Death toll from the Great Plague...

Item #666301

February 22, 1665

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 22, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar) 



* Among earliest of newspapers to be had

* Report on the great plague (rare)




Not only is the world's oldest, continually published English language newspaper (still publishes today) but it is also a very early issue, being #29.

The front page has a report from Venice referencing the Great Plague which was r... See More  

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$365.00
666267

Importation from America begins again...

Item #666267

December 27, 1783

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 27, 1783  Taking half of the front page & most of page 2 is a complete printing of a document noted in Schlesinger as happening on December 26, and which he describes as a British order in council to permit the importation of American manufactured goods to England on terms as favorable as those of pre-revolutionary days.

The first column has a brief note... See More  

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