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663336

Great map of the western hemisphere...

Item #663336
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1773 



* Captain James Cook

* North America map




Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the nice foldout map which accompanies the lengthy article: "Epitome of Lieut. Cooke's Voyage Round the World", showing most of North America, all of South America down to Cape Horn, and even portions of West Africa, Spain, France &am... See More  

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$325.00
663335

On the Roberts & Carlisle treason... Discussion of the American war...

Item #663335
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1779



* Abraham Carlisle & John Roberts

* Treason trials - Revolutionary War




The first article: "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" takes ten pages and includes much talk of the on-going Revolutionary War, bits including: "...He enumerated a black catalogue of crimes committed by the leaders of the American rebe... See More  

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$64.00
663075

The king creates codes for rebuilding London after the Great Fire...

Item #663075

September 17, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, September 17, 1666 



* The Great London Fire disaster

* Charles II of England creates safety codes




Certainly one of the more notable events in London history was the Great Fire which began on September 2. Very shortly thereafter, in an effort to rebuild London in a safe manner, the King issue various directives as to how the city would be rebuilt.

This text... See More  

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$1,565.00
663066

Pithy observations by Benjamin Franklin...

Item #663066

September 04, 1759

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 4, 1759



* "Political Aphorisms...", by *Benjamin Franklin (?)



The first and a portion of the second column on page 7 has "Political Aphorisms concerning Population", signed "F", which has recently been attributed to Ben Franklin (see Swann Auctions for more information). Another London Chronicle from 10 days later, which ... See More  

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$127.00
663036

Broadside newspaper on naval battles...

Item #663036

May 17, 1779

THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, England, May 17, 1779  This is an uncommon broadside newspaper, single sheet and printed on one side only. The focus of this issue is on naval victories off the Brittany coast of France. Measures 7 3/4 by 12 inches, very nice condition.

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$74.00
663034

The siege of Pondicherry, India...

Item #663034

March 18, 1779

THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, England, March 18, 1779 



* American Revolutionary War



The entire issue is taken up with various reports concerning the Siege of Pondicherry, a military action in India which was part of the Anglo-French War. Included is: "Capitulation for Pondicherry" which includes all 26 Articles of the capitulation signed in type by Hector Munro and Edward... See More  

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663032

British find success in the South...

Item #663032

February 23, 1779

SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 23, 1779 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




Most of the front page is taken up with an: "Extract of a Letter from Major General Prevost to Lord George Germain, dated Savannah, Jan. 18, 1779" along with the list of captures at Fort Morris.

This report is on the action at Fort Morris (Sunbury), Georgia in ... See More  

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$71.00
662937

"Extraordinary" issue on the Battle of Monmouth...

Item #662937

August 24, 1778

THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, England, Aug. 24, 1778



* Battle of Monmouth - New Jersey

* Sir Henry Clinton vs. George Washington

* American Revolutionary War




Such "extraordinary" issues were created when notable news was received outside the normal printing schedule and the publisher wanted to rush the news to the people as quickly as possible.

The purpose of this issue is t... See More  

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$288.00
662913

On the Salem witch trials...

Item #662913

February 21, 1693

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Feb. 21, 1693  This was a fine gentlemen's newspaper which was very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics & one of the earliest periodicals in English. Partially in question/answer format.

The back page has an advertisement for the 2nd edition of a book: "The late TRYALS of Several  WITCHES ... See More  

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$325.00
662855

By the famed printer Isaiah Thomas...

Item #662855

September 18, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 18, 1799 



* 18th century American title



Most of pages 1 and 2 are taken up with reports from Europe, while page 3 has some reports from Winchester, Virginia; New York, and Boston. Many ads, including three illustrated house ads.

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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662843

Eulogy of Dr. Halley... Three full page plates...

Item #662843
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1747  Nearly five pages are taken up with the continuation of: "The Eulogy of Dr. Halley" (spelled elogy), being the famous Edmund Halley the astronomer and for whom "Halley's Comet" is named. Part 1 is found in the October issue.

Two pages are taken up with a lengthy "List of Ships Taken", by the French &a
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662811

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1674...

Item #662811

July 02, 1674

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 2, 1674



* 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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$44.00
662795

Full page engraving of the King's heart... Much on the situation in America...

Item #662795
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1762  Perhaps the most intriguing item in this issue is a nice, detailed engraving of the heart of George II, the late king of England who recently died. As the magazine describes it as: "...an anatomical representation of the Heart of his late Majesty, as it appeared upon opening his Body, in the presence of his Majesty's Physicians, e... See More  

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662725

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown: a first report...

Item #662725

November 27, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 27, 1781



* Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown

* Revolutionary War ending

* Historic item - 1st report




This is one of the more noteworthy issues of the Chronicle for the entire Revolutionary War, as it is the first issue in this title to announce the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown, essentially ending the Revolutionary War.

Although the formal le... See More  

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662462

Great issue on the capture of New York City...

Item #662462

November 04, 1776

THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, England, Nov. 4, 1776 



* Capture of New York City

* American Independence

* Great year to have (1776)

* Revolutionary War




Almost the entirety of the front page is taken up with a letter from General Howe to Lord G. Germaine dated at "York Island, Sept. 21, 1776". It begins with an historic report: "I have the satisfaction to inform you... See More  

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662379

On the French Revolution...

Item #662379
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1790 

Near the back of the issue are nearly two pages concerning an "Accurate Statement of the Late Revolution in France" which includes a letter signed by the King: Louis, as well as an "Address to the Queen" with "The Queen's Answer" (see photos for portions). Both Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette would be behe... See More  

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$31.00
662361

Extremely rare 1665 Oxford Gazette...

Item #662361

January 04, 1666

THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, January 4, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar) 



* Earliest & Rarest of newspapers to be had



This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world. Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from Lond
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$1,350.00
662347

Reference to the 1666 Great Fire of London...

Item #662347

October 04, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 4, 1666 



* The Great London Fire period coverage

* Among the earliest 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 newspapers publish... See More  

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$535.00
662345

Great issue on the capture of New York...

Item #662345

November 05, 1776

ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, Nov. 5, 1776



* American Revolutionary War

* New York City captured

* General William Howe




This is a very significant issue, as most of the front page is taken up with reports  on the historic capture of New York City by the British, beginning with the report from the noted: "London Gazette Extraordinary" issue of Nov. 4 which includes the l... See More  

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662205

Colonies are agreeing to a non-importation agreement...

Item #662205
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, June 6, 1768  (currently spelled Gloucester)  Page 2 has reports headed: "America" beginning: "Most of the merchants & importers of goods have already subscribed a voluntary engagement to each other that they will not sell on their own accounts or on commissions, nor buy or sell for any person whomsoever, any goods...which shall be shipp... See More  

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662201

Displayable Act of Parliament...

Item #662201

January 01, 1729

ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, England, 1729 



* 18th century original document



Nice full title page has an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Inside has an act: "...for making good the loss occasioned by a sum of money being stolen out of His Majesty's Exchequer...".

A decorative document given the displayable title page.

Four pages, 11 by 7 1/4 inches, very nice, clean co... See More  

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$38.00
662120

Fourteen issues with ftpg. notice: "American Prisoners"...

Item #662120

January 01, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, 1779  A lot of 14 issues from the middle of the Revolutionary War, but although I find little or no war0related content, each issue does have on the front page a chart headed: "American Prisoners" beginning: "The following sums have been received towards their relief...", with further text.

Each issue is complete in 4 pages, folio size, m... See More  

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662119

Fifteen issues with ftpg. notice: "American Prisoners"...

Item #662119

January 01, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, 1779  A lot of 15 issues from the middle of the Revolutionary War, but although I find little or no war0related content, each issue does have on the front page a chart headed: "American Prisoners" beginning: "The following sums have been received towards their relief...", with further text.

Each issue is complete in 4 pages, folio size, m... See More  

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662118

Twenty issues from the Revolutionary War...

Item #662118

January 01, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, a lot of 20 issues dated mostly from 1779 but I find no or very little content concerning the Revolutionary War in America.

Each issue is complete in 4 pages, folio size, minor wear at the margins & spine, perhaps light damp staining of foxing.

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$72.00
662110

Edmund Andros arrives to govern New England...

Item #662110

February 14, 1686

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 14, 1686  The back page has the historic report of governor Edmund Andros' arrival in Boston to begin his leadership of the Dominion of New England. Datelined: "Boston in New-England, Dec. 27" the report notes in part: "The 20th instant arrived here Sir Edmund Andros, his Majesties Governor in chief of New-England..." with a bit more (... See More  

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662056

Early use of term "Union Jack" & descriptive of the British flag...

Item #662056

September 28, 1674

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 28, 1674



* Very early Union Jack Flag description



More than half of the front page is taken up with a notable Proclamation by the King of England concerning use and description of the British flag, and is one of the earliest printed references to the term "Union Jack" for the flag (is it the earliest??).

The Proclamation is a result of merchant s... See More  

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661890

First report of the Great London Fire... In a London newspaper!

Item #661890

September 03, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, September 3, 1666 



* The Great London Fire issue (historic)



This issue certainly ranks as one of the premiere issues of all 17th century newspapers, announcing one of the most tragic events of the period.

This issue was published during the outbreak of what would be known as the Great London Fire, which destroyed much of the city of London. Since it was an early rep... See More  

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661860

Coronation of King James II and Queen Mary...

Item #661860

April 27, 1685

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 23-27, 1685 



* Coronation of King James II and Queen Mary

* Best title to be had - rare as such




This is one of the more desirable & historic events of the period, with the entire front page & some of the back page taken up with the coronation of King James II and Queen Mary. The report is datelined April 23 and has a one paragraph pref
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$1,250.00
661817

Four century set of the London Gazette...

Item #661817

January 01, 1671

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England.  A collection of four issues of this--the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper--each one hundred years apart. Issues are dated 1671, 1771, 1871 and 1971.

Interestingly, the format of this title did not change much over the years save for the number of pages increasing with the years. The 4 issue collection comes in a custom-made 4 s... See More  

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$240.00
661767

Rare plate of the execution of Admiral Byng...

Item #661767

April 01, 1757

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, April, 1757  Certainly the prime content is the quite rare full page print titled: "The Shooting of Admiral Byng on Board the Monarque" as such prints were more typically removed years ago. This is a dramatic engraving & is accompanied by a letter he penned to the Lords of the Admiralty upon receiving his death sentence.

Admiral John Byng was a Roy... See More  

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$188.00
661635

Very early & descriptive account of Alaska...

Item #661635

June 18, 1761

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 18, 1761 



* Very early Alaska description



Over two pages are consumed with an excellent and very detailed account of that part of "America" which would be Alaska today, and the surrounding area. It is headed: "An Account of That Part of America, which is Nearest to the Land of Kamtchatca." which is an extract of a book titled "... See More  

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661574

Early mention of George Washington...

Item #661574
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1755 



* Early George Washington

* Governor Robert Dinwiddie




There are no less than two high points in this issue, the first being an article headed: "Gov. Dinwiddie's Speech to the Assembly of Virginia" in which he relates various reports from the French & Indian War, including mention of  "...general Braddock, command... See More  

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$220.00
661537

Duke of Monmouth is beheaded...

Item #661537

July 16, 1685

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 16, 1685 



* James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth

* Tower Hill execution - beheading




The report of great significance is the rather brief, yet very historic, found on page 2 & datelined from Whitehall, July 15: "This day the late Duke of Monmouth, being attained of High Treason by Act of Parliament, was Beheaded on a scaffold for that pur
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661418

Rare same-day report on the death of King George II...

Item #661418

October 25, 1760

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 25, 1760 



* George II of Great Britain death

* Early, same day report (rare)




Only to be had in a London newspaper is this very rare, same-day report of the death of the king. At the top of the back page is a heading: "Postscript" with news recently received, the text noting: "This morning about seven o'clock, departed this life, at... See More  

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$172.00
661376
Item #661376

March 24, 1800

THE LONDON PACKET; OR NEW LLOYD'S EVENING POST, England, March 24, 1800  The masthead features a coat-of-arms. Various news from Europe, mostly from England.

Four pages, red ink at the top of the ftpg., good condition.

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661369

The "famous" Westons, mail robbers...

Item #661369

April 20, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 20, 1782  One-third of an inside page is taken up with: "Anecdotes of the Famous Westons, Who Robbed the Bristol Mails". The article begins: "Joseph and George Weston, apprehended on Wednesday...for robbing the Bristol mail in 1781...are two of the most remarkable depredators that have appeared in this country since the days of the famous Wi... See More  

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661045

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1670...

Item #661045

June 30, 1670

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 30, 1670



* 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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$52.00
660992

Foldout map of France... Canada content...

Item #660992
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1747 



* Foldout map of France



Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map titled in the cartouche: "FRANCE With Its Acquired Territories In Germany, and the Netherlands..." (see). This map shows considerable detail including a close-up view of the harbor & town of Toulon. The map also shows th
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$125.00
660939

Nice engraving in the masthead...

Item #660939

May 31, 1753

THE WORLD, London, England, May 31, 1753  This is an interesting six page newspaper which only lasted for four years, devoted to satirizing the vices and follies of the fashionable world rather than reporting the news of the day. 

Nice woodcut in the masthead of a man writing in a book while looking at a globe. Six pages, 7 by 11 inches, nice condition.

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$29.00
660371

Very rare & early British title... Published by Richard Steele...

Item #660371

July 25, 1715

THE ENGLISHMAN, London, July 25, 1715  This is one of the more rare British titles from the early part of the 18th century, published by the famed Richard Steele and being a continuation of his newspaper "The Guardian". It ran for just 95 issues. One writer noted it: "...targeted (and to some degree, created) the rising London middle class, both men and women, offering readers ... See More  

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$68.00
660294

On General Gage in America...

Item #660294

November 01, 1782

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, November, 1782  Inside has an article: "Account of the Arrival of General Gage in America in the Year 1774, With the Proceedings of the Americans in Consequence of the Boston Port Bill Until the Appointment of a Congress".

Included is one of the two plates called for, a foldout (has wrinkles).

Complete in 48 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, one defective... See More  

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$35.00
660239

Maryland resolves for peace, but only if independence is assured...

Item #660239

August 01, 1782

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, August, 1782  Under: "American Affairs" is a report from Annapolis which includes: "...announcing the arrival of Sir Guy Carleton at New York as a commissioner for making peace or war in North America...to enable the King of Great Britain to conclude a peace or truce with the United States (by the appellation of the revolted colonies) being laid be... See More  

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$58.00
660235

Very descriptive of St. Lucia...

Item #660235

April 01, 1782

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, April, 1782  Inside has over a full page article: "An Account of  the Island of St. Lucia" which is very descriptive. The accompanying map called for is lacking. The other plate called for is lacking as well.

Complete in 56 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, very nice condition.



Formatted very much like the Gentleman's Magazine but a much more s... See More  

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$28.00
660214

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown...

Item #660214
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, London, December and the Appendix issue for the year 1781 



* Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis

* Surrender at Yorktown VA Virginia

* Revolutionary War from the enemy




Certainly the most historic report in this issue--and perhaps in any issue from the Revolutionary War--is that near the back of the issue under "American Affairs". It is an "E... See More  

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$375.00
660210

Early report of Cornwallis' surrender at Yorktown...

Item #660210

November 01, 1781

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, November, 1781 



* American Revolutionary War

* Early Cornwallis' surrender rpt.

* General Benedict Arnold




Certainly the most notable content is found near the back under the "Postscript", so noted as it contains recently-received news inserted in the issue just before being printed. It is dated November 27.

The report reads in part: "W... See More  

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$220.00
660208

Review of a book on the Revolutionary War...

Item #660208

September 01, 1781

LONDON MAGAZINE, England, September, 1781  Under Review Of Books" is one  for: "The Revolution of America", which begins: "A narrative of the origin and progress of the rupture between Great Britain and her colonies, written with extreme partiality to the colonists, condemning in every point of view the conduct of the British government & justifying France and Spa... See More  

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$37.00
660094

Washington cannot be dislodged...

Item #660094

August 01, 1779

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, August, 1779



* General George Washington

* American Revolutionary War




Near the back is a full page headed: "American Affairs" which includes a letter from Vice Admiral Peter Parker on events at Jamaica.

Also a report noting: "...The American fort commanded by General McDougal was so strong, being situated in a mountainous & almost inaccessib... See More  

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$49.00
660037

Naval events in the Revolutionary War... Reference to the surrender at Saratoga...

Item #660037

January 01, 1778

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, January, 1778  Over 2 pages are taken up with a: "Dialogue Between an Englishman and an American Descendant from  English Ancestors" (see for portions).

Over 2 pages near the back has: "American Affairs" which includes a report from Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Howe on the state of the navy in American waters, written from on board his shi... See More  

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$45.00
660024

Ben Franklin on learning to swim...

Item #660024
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, January, 1779  Inside has nearly two pages on: "Useful Hints For Learning To Swim, In a Letter to a Friend, by Benj. Franklin, L.L.D. F.R.S."

Also within: "On the Fatal Effects of Revenge" and: "On Female Conduct" & so much more. Near the back are news reports of the day but I see no war-related content.

Complete in 48 pages, 5... See More  

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$51.00
660019

Washington and Howe, and more...

Item #660019

October 02, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Oct. 2, 1777 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy




Page 3 has a report from London beginning: "An officer in General Howe's army has written to his wife in Dublin a very melancholy account of the late expedition of the Howes...found themselves repulsed by General Washington's whole army. The conflict was sharp... See More  

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$54.00
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