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670632

Great on the capture of New York...

Item #670632

November 01, 1776

THE WESTMINSTER MAGAZINE, London, November, 1776 



* Capture of New York City

* American Independence

* Great year to have (1776)

* Revolutionary War




Certainly a very uncommon title from the 18th century, formatted much like the more common 'Gentleman's Magazine" or the era.

A speech in Parliament mentions the hope that Americans would return to their allegiance to the K... See More  

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$190.00
670512

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1675...

Item #670512

October 22, 1677

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 22, 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, measuri... See More  

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670362

Early ballooning...

Item #670362
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1784 



* Early ballooning

* Montgolfier brothers




Inside contains a full page article with heading: "Success of a Journey by Way of Experiment in a Balloon" which happened at France (see), and this is followed by another article which begins: "No sooner was the extraordinary discovery of M. Montgolfier known here about a month ag... See More  

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$72.00
670293

With considerable content from America...

Item #670293

April 15, 1732

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, London, April 15, 1732  A quite rare title as this is the first we have encountered in our 44 years. It appears to have run from 1730-1735. Later in 1732 the title would add: "...or, Universal Journal".

Rarely do we find such early-dated newspaper from England which give much space to American reports, but this is one. Over one-third of the front page has: &quo... See More  

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670292

An early newspaper which rarely comes on the collector market...

Item #670292

January 29, 1732

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, London, Jan. 29, 1732  A quite rare title as this is the first we have encountered in our 44 years. It appears to have run from 1730-1735. Later in 1732 the title would add: "...or, Universal Journal".

A nice "newsy" paper with a wide variety of items are found on pages 2 and 3, mostly from England.

Four pages, red tax stamp on the front page, 10 1/4... See More  

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$69.00
670288

An early newspaper which rarely comes on the collector market...

Item #670288

April 08, 1732

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, London, April 8, 1732 



* Rare 18th century publication



A quite rare title as this is the first we have encountered in our 44 years. It appears to have run from 1730-1735. Later in 1732 the title would add: "...or, Universal Journal".

A nice "newsy" paper with a wide variety of items are found on pages 2 and 3, mostly from England.

Four pages, r... See More  

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670280

A rare title which rarely comes into hands of collectors...

Item #670280

July 31, 1733

THE HYP-DOCTOR, London, July 31, 1733



* Very rare 18th century publication



The title is an archaic phrase for a "hodgepodge of nonsense". This curious paper published from 1730-1741, a pro-Walpole (first Prime Minister of Great Britain) newspaper created to oppose another British title "The Craftsman".

Rather than presenting news items the newspaper is more editorial in ... See More  

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670273

Criminals and their crimes...

Item #670273

July 28, 1733

APPLEBEE'S ORIGINAL WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, England, July 28, 1733 



* Very rare 18th century publication

* w/ red tax stamp




A quite rare title which existed from 1720-1737 with most of the news reports on pages 2 and 3.

The news is almost entirely of British interest and consists more of brief, wide-ranging news items rather than lengthy articles. One interesting section is a list... See More  

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670172

Quite rare & early newspaper...

Item #670172

November 24, 1737

THE OLD WHIG, OR THE CONSISTENT PROTESTANT, London, Nov. 24, 1737 



* Very rare publication

* Early 18th century British original




A very rare title, and early as well for a folio-size newspaper (measures 9 1/2 by 14 1/2 in.). 

This title only published for just 4 years. A few essays plus a good variety of news reports of the day

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, red tax stamp on... See More  

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670149

News from NewYork City...

Item #670149

November 03, 1766

THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, Nov. 3, 1766  Page 2 is mostly taken up with news reports headed: "America" with datelines from Martinique and New York, the latter having details concerning a trial.

Four pages, handsome masthead, red tax stamp on the front page, very nice condition.

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670147

Napoleon abandons his efforts in Egypt...

Item #670147

July 27, 1799

THE NORFOLK CHRONICLE OR NORWICH GAZETTE, England, July 27, 1799 



* Rare 18th Century title



The masthead features a nice engraving. Various news from throughout England plus the back page has: "Total Defeat Of Buonaparte" which notes in part: "...from Chezar Ghazi Achmed Pacha...General Buonaparte had entirely ceased since the beginning of May to fire upon the fortress...... See More  

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670145

Trouble in the colonies...

Item #670145

September 12, 1767

ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, Sept. 12, 1767  Page 3 contains a biting speech by the Lt. Governor of West Florida to the Assembly, noting in part: "...I find much of your attention taken up in unworthy attempts to throw reflections upon my conduct...the most insolent & shameful resolutions that any Assembly ever presented to a Governor...What must other Colonies think of you whe... See More  

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670139

Early Florida mention...

Item #670139

September 12, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 12, 1767  Page 2 has a report noting that Halifax, Nova Scotia, has: "...upwards of 300 houses have been built in that place within the course of two years...".

Another page has a report taken from "The South Carolina Gazette", mostly taken up with of the Lt. Governor of West Florida which includes: "...What most other Colonie... See More  

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670137

Cherokees asking for peace...

Item #670137

November 11, 1760

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 11, 1760  Inside has a brief report headed: "America" with a Charleston dateline, noting: "Letter from Augusta...advise that about 4 days ago they were informed that the Cherokees were asking for a peace...".

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

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670130

Rare newspaper, lengthy title...

Item #670130

April 27, 1738

THE WARWICK & STAFFORDSHIRE JOURNAL WITH THE HISTORY OF THE HOLY BIBLE, London, April 27, 1738 



* Early 18th century

* Rare title




This is a title I have never seen before prior to acquiring several issues, and is quite rare as such. Records show this title only lasted from late 1737 to mid-1739. Pages 2 & 3 are entirely taken up with various reports from "London".

A ... See More  

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670126

Very displayable masthead...

Item #670126

October 31, 1719

WEEKLY JOURNAL OR SATURDAY'S POST, London, Oct. 31, 1719 



* Great masthead engraving

* Early 18th century original




The most significant feature of this issue is the very ornate & displayable engraving in the masthead, which also contains the extension to the title: "...With Freshest Advices Foreign and Domestick."

Various European news reports with the back leaf most... See More  

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670124

Quite uncommon from London...

Item #670124

October 07, 1723

THE TRUE BRITON, London, Oct. 7, 1723 



* Early 18th century



A quite uncommon single sheet newspaper which has comparatively large lettering in the masthead. Rather than present news reports, this newspaper is almost entirely editorial with much on politics. The back page includes "Advertisements" as well as more news item.

Complete as a single sheet, full red tax stamp to the... See More  

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670121

A variant and short-lived title...

Item #670121
THE REHEARSAL OF OBSERVATOR, London, England  Dec. 30, 1704 



* Volume 1 - Number 22 issue

* Rare 18th century publication




A variant title --& earlier date--of the newspaper titled "The Rehearsal", and much less common.

A single sheet newspaper printed on both sides, 8 by 13 inches, very discrete repair to a lower blank corner, very nice condition.

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670116

Indian troubles...

Item #670116

February 25, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 25, 1772  Page 2 has a letter from Philadelphia which begins: "In my last I informed you of the great apprehensions we were under of an Indian rupture, and I am now sorry to have occasion to confirm that disagreeable intelligence..." with more.

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, foxing to the front page otherwise good.

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670114

Lord Baltimore arrives at Philadelphia...

Item #670114

July 28, 1733

THE DAILY POST BOY, London, England, July 28, 1733 



* Early pest-control advertisement



The front page has reports datelined from Annapolis and Philadelphia, two items mentioning Lord Baltimore. Otherwise all news reports are European, with various ads on the back page.

Complete as a single sheet issue, 9 1/4 by 15 1/2 inches, a few stains, partial red tax stamp on the front page.... See More  

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670108

John Floyer appointed Secretary of New-England...

Item #670108

May 24, 1715

THE POST-BOY, London, May 24, 1715 



* Rare & early 18th century issue

* Nice masthead engravings




The back page has a brief report mentioning America: "John Floyer, Esq; is appointed Secretary of New-England, in the room of Isaac Addington, lately deceas'd."

A single sheet newspaper, 8 1/2 by 14 inches, scattered foxing, two handsome engravings in the masthead. Nice c... See More  

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670105

A handsome newspaper...

Item #670105

March 03, 1715

THE POST BOY, London, March 3, 1715 



* Rare & early 18th century issue

* Nice masthead engravings




One of the nicer mastheads of the early 18th century with two nice engravings in the masthead, one showing a post boy on horseback "trumpeting" the news.

The front page includes: "Tuesday last being the birthday of her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales, the court the... See More  

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670104

News from America in 1723...

Item #670104

October 08, 1723

THE POST-BOY, London, Oct. 8, 1723 



* Rare publication w/ nice masthead



A handsome single sheet newspaper as the masthead features two very ornate & detailed engravings.

The ftpg. has a bit of American news with a report of a fire in Boston, and noting: "...escaped by jumping out of the window; but two of his apprentices are among those unhappy persons that perish'd in the... See More  

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670101

Richard Baxter convicted and sentenced...

Item #670101

July 02, 1685

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 1, 1685 and July 2, 1685 



* Richard Baxter conviction

* Puritan church leader




This is a pair of newspapers with historic reports on noted English Puritan church leader Richard Baxter, referred to by Dean Stanley as "the chief of English Protestant Schoolmen".

The June 1 issue contains a back page report noting: "London, May 30. This af... See More  

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670099

One of the less common early British newspapers...

Item #670099

September 30, 1727

MIST'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, July 2, 1726 



* Rare 18th century title

* Red tax stamp




A quite uncommon title containing a wide variety of news of the day A wealth of ad including five illustrated ads on the back page.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, red tax stamp on the front page, 10 by 13 inches, nice condition.... See More  

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670012

Rare Daniel DeFoe periodical...

Item #670012

December 18, 1708

A REVIEW OF THE STATE OF THE BRITISH NATION, London, Dec. 18, 1708 



* Rare Daniel Defoe periodical

* Early 18th century original




From research done by the prestigious London rare book firm of Pickering & Chatto, this is: "...one of Daniel Defoe's greatest, but least known, works. The Review covered his many interests, both literary and historical. It had a tiny original pr... See More  

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669987

Rare 18th century title....

Item #669987
THE UNIVERSAL SPECTATOR & WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, July 14, 1733 



* Rare 18th century publication



A very uncommon & early title we have rarely offered in our 44 years in this business. The four pages contain various news from London & elsewhere, plus advertisements taking up the entire back page.

Four pages, 10 1/4 by 13 1/4 inches, nice condition.... See More  

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669983

Nice account of a battle with pirates on the coast of Virginia...

Item #669983
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, June, 1700 



* From the turn of the 18th century

* Great pirates account reporting




Certainly the most notable content is the report of a pirate capturing a ship off the coast of Virginia, but the King's ship Shoreham came to the rescue--commanded by he Governor, Nicholson-- and after a 10... See More  

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669527

Surrender of Belgrade...

George Whitefield... Methodism... Hebrew customs...

Item #669527
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1739



* Historical Jewish and Christian content

* George Whitefield

* Surrender of Belgrade



One of the articles within 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 (see photos for portions). Another article ... See More  

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668855

Reports concerning the French & Indian War...

Item #668855

March 29, 1757

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 29, 1757  One-third of the front page is taken up with reports headed: "America" with New York and Boston datelines. One bit notes: "...God grant they may come safe; for with these and the fleets that are expected from England...we hope a new turn will be given to our affairs and some better success attend our arms...".

Eight pages, 8 ... See More  

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668854

Reports on the French & Indian War...

Item #668854

March 26, 1757

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 26, 1757  The front page begins with over a half column report headed: "America" with a Boston dateline. Mentions include: "...four New England colonies having agreed to furnish his Lordship with 4000 men for the operations of the ensuing year...". This is followed by a report concerning events of the French & Indian War.

Eight pag... See More  

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668853

Relating to the French & Indian War...

Item #668853

March 17, 1757

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 17, 1757  The front page hs a somewhat brief report headed: "America" being a letter from Pennsylvania: "Matters at present are pretty quiet on our borders...cannot see  those vigorous preparations going forward...deputies are going to England from both sides..." and more.

Eight pages, 8 1/4 by 11 1/4 inches, red tax stamp, very n... See More  

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668852

French & Indian War news...

Item #668852

March 15, 1757

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 15, 1757  Page 6 has half a column headed: "America" which is a: "Letter from an Officer of Lord John Murray's Regiment, dated Schenectady". This has some nice content on the French & Indian War, & includes: "...we were ordered to join the regiment at Albany, from which place the New-Englanders had gone up to attack Cro... See More  

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668848

How to maintain trade with America & the Caribbean...

Item #668848

February 19, 1757

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 19, 1757  Inside has over 1 1/2 pages taken up with a very detailed article on how to preserve the trade to North America, the Caribbean, and the coast of Africa. Photos show just portions.

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

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668701

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

Item #668701

November 18, 1693

ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, England, Nov. 14, 1693



* Rare 17th century publication

* Philadelphia Quakers trial book ad




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.

Th
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668691

Advertisement on the Salem witch trials...

Item #668691

January 24, 1693

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Jan. 24, 1693 



* Rare Salem witch trials book 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.&qu... See More  

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668662

Rare print of a manned, Hawaiian canoe... Much on General Greene in the Revolutionary War...

Item #668662
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1784  The issue begins with a description of a medal created in honor of the late Capt. Cook and which is accompanied by a plate of it.

The front page also has an article: "Canoe of the Sandwich Islands Described (which is Hawaii), also accompanied by a great foldout plate, more typically lacking.

Another article of interest is: "Memoirs... See More  

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668646

General Oglethorpe and Georgia...

Item #668646

September 01, 1785

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1785  Included is an interesting article: "Description of a Machine for Raising Water by Wind" being an unusual type of windmill which includes a nice full page plate of it.

Other items include: "Chemical Inquiries into the Effects of Spirituous Liquors"; an article concerning General Oglethorpe and his settling of Georgia, and... 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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667950

British evacuate New York City...

Item #667950
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1783  Included is the: "Definitive Treaty of Peace..." between England and Spain, signed at Versailles on Sept. 3, 1783. This treaty takes nearly 2 pages & was part of the process of creating the treaty which ended the Revolutionary War in America.

Also included under: "American Intelligence" is a letter from Sir Guy Carl... See More  

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667949

British evacuate New York City...

Item #667949
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1783  Included is the: "Definitive Treaty of Peace..." between England and Spain, signed at Versailles on Sept. 3, 1783. This treaty takes nearly 2 pages & was part of the process of creating the treaty which ended the Revolutionary War in America.

Also included under: "American Intelligence" is a letter from Sir Guy Carl... See More  

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667941

News of Cornwallis' surrender... Benedict Arnold & the Battle of Groton Heights...

Item #667941
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1781  Near the back is a section headed: "American News" which has a "Copy of a Letter from Brig. Gen. Arnold to his Excellency the Commander in Chief, dated Sound off Plumb Island, Sept. 8, 1781" which takes over an entire page & is signed by him in type: B. Arnold. This is his detailed report on the taking of New London... See More  

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$220.00
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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667898

The decision in the James Somersett slave case... News from America...

Item #667898
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1772 Certainly the most significant report in this issue is the court decision in the James Somersett court case, the slave purchased in Virginia then taken to England, escaped & eventually recaptured. This case ultimately determined that slavery was unsupported in England. This was a landmark slavery case which received wide attention.

The report r... 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 



* Closing events in the Revolutionary War



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 p... See More  

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$54.00
667835

Foldout plate of the Rheims Cathedral...

Item #667835
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1773  A feature of this issue is the very nice foldout print (in reddish ink) titled: "Elevation and Geometrical Profile of the Abbe Church of St. Nicaise at Rheims", known as the Rheims Cathedral. The plate measures 8 by 10 1/2 inches and has a related article.

Also a full page plate titled: "Curiosities found in the Ruins of Hercu... 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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$465.00
667766

The capture of New York by the British.. Great map of Connecticut & Rhode Island...

Item #667766
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1776 



* Capture of New York City

* Rare Connecticut & Rhode Island map

* American Revolutionary War




This issue begins with "Proceedings in the House  of Commons..." which includes discussion on the Revolutionary War, including: "...Nothing could have afforded me so much satisfaction as to have been able to inform you... See More  

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$490.00
667429

Plate of a very strange animal...

Item #667429
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1761  This issue includes two full page plates, one a print of a very curious animal: "The Siyah-ghuth, an Animal now in the Tower of London" with an accompanying article as well. The other plate includes two prints, one "A Portable Smelting furnace" and the other a view of: "The Valley of Menat" with descriptive articl... See More  

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$48.00
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