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May 24, 1753
THE WORLD, London, England, May 24, 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. Measures 7 by 11 inches, 6 pages, and in nice condition.
December 02, 1778
THE TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE--Supplement for 1778 This supplemental issue was issued at the end of the year. There is nice reporting on discussions in the House of Commons on Clinton's Manifesto & Proclamation, which was England's last offer for a reconciliation. It includes: "...the part of the Proclamation which gave such an alarm, to be nothing more than a warning to t... See More
June 18, 1708
THE BRITISH APOLLO, OR CURIOUS AMUSEMENTS FOR THE INGENIOUS and subtitled: "To Which are Added the Most Material Occurrences Foreign and Domestick". Published in London, and "Perform'd by a Society of Gentlemen" as noted in the masthead, the date is June 18, 1708.
* Uncommon Title
* Short-lived newspaper
This newspaper existed for less than 4 years. Readers were invi... See More
July 10, 1779
THE LONDON GAZETTE, London, July 10, 1779 The second page has a dateline of Whitehall, July 10, 1779 and carries news the "Extract of a Letter from General Sir Henry Clinton Knight of the Bath, to Lord George Germain, dated Head Quarters, Phillipsburg, June 18, 1779..." with content on America. Other news and advertisements are within.
Complete in eight pages, some scattered... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1751 This issue features a foldout plate captioned: "The Inside of the Pantheon at Rome" which measures 9 by 11 1/2 inches. A portion of this plate has been previously mended from on the front side. There is a related article titled: "Of the Plate of the Pantheon". There is a very nice full page plate titled: "A View o... See More
February 01, 1792
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1792 Among the articles are: "Hardy's Translation of the Epistle to the Hebrews" "Publications Relative to the Relief of Roman Catholicks" "Insurrection of the Negroes in St. Domingo" which takes nearly 4 pages; "Probable Consequences of the Revolution in France" "Proceedings of the National As... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, June, 1745 There is a half page headed: "Plantation News" with reports from Boston, New York, and Jamaica. The New York report notes offer of a reward: "...to all privateers who shall take or destroy any enemy's privateer on their coast between Cape Henlopen and the east end of Long Island...".... See More
Among many articles in
Among many articles in
Item #656525THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1756
* Great & quite large map of Europe
* Oswego - French & Indian War
* Judaica - Jewish content
The prime feature would be the very nice & large foldout map titled in the cartouche: "A New & Correct CHART of EUROPE..." which shows all of Europe as well as Iceland, Russia, North Africa, a... See More
April 12, 1787
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 12, 1787 The back page has a brief & seemingly insignificant report: "By accounts from America...the manufacture of nail is brought to such perfection throughout the United States as to stop the importation of that article; and they are in great expectation of rivaling Great Britain in many other branches of manufacture." This statement says... See More
July 01, 1713
THE EXAMINER, London, 1713 This editorial-format newspaper was edited by the famed Jonathan Swift at this time (of Gulliver's Travels fame), It promoted a Tory perspective on British politics, at a time when Queen Anne had replaced Whig ministers with Tories.
Complete as a single sheet newspaper as was typical of the day, 7 1/2 by 13 inches, nice condition.
Item #655988GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1779 Inside includes the: "Second Letter from Admiral Gambier to the American Congress" which is his plea for the release of: "...an innocent officer imprisoned for being the bearer of a sealed packet..." with much more. This if followed be a letter signed in type by: Francis Lightfoot Lee.
Near the back under "American News&... See More
November 13, 1770
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 13, 1770 Page 2 has: "America" with news from Philadelphia noting: "...consequence of an agreement...by several importers of dry goods...a large body of inhabitants met this day at the State House at Philadelphia...came to the following resolutions...That the adopting the Maryland agreement...would...tend to keep up a harmony among the Colon... See More
January 30, 1753
THE SCOURGE, London, Jan. 30, 1753
* Rare title
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, some dirtiness to a portion of the ftpg.... See More
Item #655963GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1760
* George II of Great Britain death
* French and Indian War
Contains a lengthy article: "An Account of the Taking of Montreal & the subjecting all Canada to the Crown of Great Britain, from the Letters of Maj. Gen. Amherst...". This article takes over 3 pages. It is followed by another nice article: "Description of the ... See More
April 19, 1779
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, April 19, 1779
* Rare Revolutionary War era title
Two columns on pages 1 & 2 are taken up with: "Travels Through the Interior Parts of North America in the Years 1766, 1767, and 17678. By J. Carver..." which has some interesting reading. One item notes: "...many obstructions would arise to my scheme from the want of good maps and ... See More
Item #655249GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, May, 1789
* George Washington elected 1st president of U.S.
* Report from his Revolutionary War enemy (historic)
Certainly the most significant---and very historic--report in this issue is the account under the heading "America" of George Washington being elected the first President of the United States. The full text can be seen in... See More
Item #655237THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1757
* Forts Oswego and Ontario
* French and Indian war with map
Inside has is a quite lengthy article titled: "An Historical Account of American Affairs during the Two last years, with a particular journal of the Siege & Surrender of Oswego" with this text taking over six pages. This text also includes a report headed &quo... See More
January 22, 1788
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 22, 1788
* Daniel Mendoza - The fighting Jew
* Richard Humphries - 1st of 3 fight
Inside has most of a column taken up with: "Mendoza's Answer to Humphries' Challenge" signed in type: Daniel Mendoza. Mendoza was a famous Jewish boxer who transformed the English stereotype of a Jew from a weak, defenseless person into someone deserv... See More
May 19, 1787
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 19, 1787 Inside has a very rare, early account of a visit to California as part of a voyage to explore the Bering Sea (off Alaska) by Jean-François de Galaup de la Pérouse. It notes in part: "...following melancholy intelligence imparted by one of the companions of Mons. de la Peyrouse during the latter's voyage round the world; it is... See More
January 30, 1758
THE DAILY ADVERTISER, London, January 30, 1758.
* Uncommon title
* 18th century original
* French & Indian War period
As the title might suggest the emphasis was on advertisements with a tremendous number found within this complete, four page issue. This is a nice issue from during the period of the French & Indian War in America although I do not find any such content in thi... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1747 Inside includes the well-known Ben Franklin item: "Speech of Molly Baker". To date, this is the earliest Ben Franklin appearance in a Gentleman's Magazine and perhaps within any British publication, as confirmed by the Franklin Papers, Yale University.... See More
Nearly five pages are taken up with an: "Account of the Behavi
Nearly five pages are taken up with an: "Account of the Behavi
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1749 Perhaps the prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map titled within the decorative cartouche: "Plan of St. Petersburg with it's Fortifications, built by Peter the Great in 1703". One-third of the map shows: "The Harbour of Crownslot, the River Neva & Canal..." This map folds out to measure 8 1/2... See More
December 01, 1785
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1785 Contains a wide range of articles with one of the more interesting being: "Dr. Moseley's Elucidation of the Virtues of Coffee" taking nearly 3 pages. Near the back is news headed: "America" taking almost an entire page and reports on an Indian treaty & other events from the United States & Canada (see).
Con... See More
Item #654912THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, December, 1755 One of the nicer features of this issue is the very nice title page engraving of the skyline of London in the 1750's, which has much detail (see photos). There is also a nice article taking over a full page: "Account of the British Plantations in America" which is very descriptive of Virginia (see photos).
Other items in this issue ... See More
January 01, 1632
THE SWEDISH INTELLIGENCER, "The Second Part", London, 1632
* Very rare 17th century periodical
* Publisher Nathaniel Butter
A quite rare newsbook by the famed publishing team of Nathaniel Butter and Nicholas Bourne who are credited with being the founders of the English language periodical format, taken from like-publishers in Germany & Amsterdam. Curiously some of the f... See More
December 18, 1783
DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, Dec. 18, 1783
* Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester proclamation
* Revolutionary War - American & British relations
The front page has a report from late in the Revolutionary War, noting Sir Guy Carleton's concern for the lack of friendship between the Americans and departing British. Included is: "A Proclamation" which notes in pa... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1747 Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Directions to Make Cyder Exceeding French Wine" "Recipe to Present Sea Sickness" "Scheme to Tax Tickets for Plays, etc." and many more.
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" with various news reports of the day, including an "Ex... See More
Item #654457THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1762 Although typically missing from most issues, this magazine still contains the full page plate titled: "A Map Of the Island of Jamaica" which shows much detail. Accompanying this map is a nice and detailed article on Jamaica which describes it geographically, gives a bit of history on how it was settled, and some text on its economy.... See More
Item #654456THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1762 This magazine is missing the plates of "A Map Of the Island of Jamaica" and "Plan of the City and Harbour of the Havanna", Cuba, but there is a report near the back which relates to it, beginning: "Porto Rico is a large Spanish island, well fortified; and Hispaniola belonging to both France & Spain is much larger ... See More
Item #654172GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1760 A prime feature of this issue is the very nice & dramatic foldout plate captioned: "A Representation of the Engagement between his Majesty's Ship the Monmouth Capt. Gardiner, and the Foudroyant, a French Man of War on 28th Feb., 1758" which shows a dramatic naval battle (see photo). This plate folds out to measures 9 1/2 b... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, November, 1746 There is still content on the Jacobite Rebellion, with: "Rebels Tried at York". And near the back is half a page on: "Executed at York" (see photos). Also a report from the: "Boston Gazette" in America concerning the troubles with France in Louisbourgh and Cape Breton, Canada (see for portions). Th... See More
Item #654008THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, April, 1749 Perhaps the best feature of this issue is the great title page engraving of the skyline of London from the mid-18th century, with St. Paul's Cathedral dominating. Also of much interest is the half page map of the: "Islands of Tobago, Barbadoes, etc." with a related article. Also shows are St. Vincent, Granada, a portion of Trinidad &... See More
Item #653632THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, December, 1780 The issue begins with 7 pages of "Proceedings in the Last Parliament" which includes discussion of the Revolutionary War in America.
Near the back in the "Historical Chronicle" is a lengthy items concerning John Trumbull, son of the governor of Connecticut, with some talk of Franklin's grandson, etc. Another report ... See More
April 21, 1787
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 21, 1787
* Early American trade
* U.S. vessels to protect ?
Inside has a "Letter from New York" which mentions in part: "The Congress have it in contemplation to send some vessels of force into the European seas, particularly into the Mediterranean, to protect the trade of the United States..." with more.
Eight pages, never bou... See More
Item #653340THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1780
* Siege of Savannah - Georgia
* Benjamin Lincoln letter
* Captain James Cook - South Seas
Near the back is a section headed: "Advices Received from America" which includes: "Gen. Lincoln's Letter to Congress on the defeat of the combined Army before Georgia" with a dateline of Charleston, Oct. 22, 1779. This... See More
Item #653296GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1796 Included is an interesting and quite descriptive article on the kangaroo, perhaps the earliest such report we have seen. Bits include: "...The Gamgarou, or, as Pennant calls it, Kangaroo, is a native of New South Wales and first discovered by that able and much lamented navigator Capt. Cook. The proportions of this animal are singular in a gr... See More
July 23, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 23, 1768 The front page has the conclusion of the lengthy letter from Admiral De Fonte, "giving an Account of the most material Transactions in a Journal of his from the Calo of Lima in Peru, on his Discoveries to find if there was any North-West Passage from the Atlantic Ocean into the South and Tartarian Sea," followed by considerable text. The... See More
July 01, 1768
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1768 (offered at a significantly reduced price - see note regarding the magic square plate)
Perhaps the most notable content is the article on an inside page titled: "Surprising Properties of Numbers placed in Dr. Franklin's Magic Square of Squares," which is a fascinating article describing Benjamin Franklin's amazing numerical puzzle... See More
January 19, 1779
THE MIDDLESEX JOURNAL & EVENING POST, London, Jan. 19, 1779 The entire front page & a bit of pg. 2 are taken up with verbatim: "Proceedings of the Court Martial on the Trial of Admiral Keppel". As Wikipedia notes: 'During the American Revolutionary War Keppel came into a notorious dispute with Sir Hugh Palliser over Palliser's conduct as his second-in-command at the... See More
January 15, 1790
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, January 15, 1790 Pages 2 and 3 both have articles related to 18th century boxing, one of which includes a mention of Daniel Mendoza, the famed Jewish boxer. Page 2 also has the mention of ships full of convicts headed for Botany-Bay (Australia) having been given their final orders.
Four pages, very nice condition.... See More
Item #652448THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, November, 1793 Although there is a wide range of interesting articles in the body of this issue, certainly the most significant is one of the more inconspicuous, being the announcement of the death of John Hancock. Perhaps it is not unexpected that the death of this notable person, who had been such a thorn in the side of England during the years ... See More
Item #652437GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1796 Included is a nearly column long letter signed in type: Horatio Nelson, written on board his ship Victory near Toulon, mentioning in part: "I have the pleasure to inform you that the troops...troop possession of the forts & town of Puerto Ferrajo this day..." with further details.
Includes both plates called for, one o... See More
February 13, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, February 13, 1768 As inside report under the heading, "AMERICA - New York," tells of a visit from South Carolina by a number of chiefs of the Cherokee Nation requesting the U.S. government mediate a dispute between the Cherokee Nation and the Six Nations of the Iroquois. Included is a mention that on the day after their arrival, "...three of the Mohawk Ch... See More
June 02, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, June 2, 1768 Multiple inside reports are from various locations throughout America, including two articles from New York, one from Boston, and another from Philadelphia (see images for details). The Postscript has the interesting, "No liberty! No life! Proper wages, and down with oppression. In a letter to the brave people of England," a rather lengthy title b... See More
June 04, 1768
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, June 4, 1768 Multiple inside reports are from various locations throughout America, including a letter from Massachusetts Bay, and two articles from New York (see images for details). Also included are excerpts from Voltaire's new satire, "The Man of Forty Crowns," which is accompanied by a lengthy review which concludes: "This plausible discourse mad... See More
Item #652022THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August & September, 1761 (a two issue set)
The August issue has: details, songs, and plates related to the marriage and Coronation of William III and Charlotte, Princess Mecklemberg. Also included is a detailed historical account (taking nearly 8 pages) of the Coronation of King James II and Queen Mary, from 1685, which mentions their Coronation being u... See More
February 15, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, February 15, 1783
* End of Revolutionary War
* King George III proclamation
* The cessation of hostilities
Certainly the prime--and very historic--content takes over one-third of the back page, headed: "By the KING, A PROCLAMATION Declaring the Cessation of Arms, as well by sea as land, Agreed Upon Between his Majesty's the most Christian King,... See More
Item #651836THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1774 This issue begins with the: "Memoirs of the Life of the Late King of France" which is accompanied by a full page plate of him: "Lewis XV, King of France and Navarre..." who died on May 10, 1774. Actually this plate is not called for in the title/contents page but is here because the article is, plus it is called for in the m... See More
Item #651792THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, January, 1694
* Rare 17th century publication
This is an uncommon periodical published during the reign of King William III, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely a periodical, with the more extended title reading: "... Giving an Account of all the Publick and Private Occur... See More
June 10, 1766
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 10, 1766 Most of the front page is taken up with details of a pamphlet tiled: "Extract from Free & Candid Remarks on a Late Celebrated Oration, with some Few occasional Thoughts on the Late Commotions in America", relating to the issue of taxing the Americans (see for portions).
Page 6 has a curious item headed "America" datelined ... See More
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