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Colonial - American Only

Many additional authentic issues are available with Colonial America content.  Those shown below are those issues published within the colonies.  Select the "Colonial - British Included" tab if you want to include British titles with colonial content.
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686269

A 1733 newspaper from Germany...

Item #686269

January 03, 1733

NEUE ZEITUNGEN von GELCHRTEN SACHEN, Leipzig, Germany, 1733  A very early and tiny newspaper from this largest city in the German province of Saxony. The title roughly translates: "News From Learned Things". At this time George Washington was just one year old.

Eight pages, 4 by 6 1/2 inches, a few period notations at margins, great condition.

Item from Catalog 324 (released for November, 2022)...

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$29.00
686270

A 1733 newspaper from Germany...

Item #686270

January 04, 1733

NEUE ZEITUNGEN von GELCHRTEN SACHEN, Leipzig, Germany, 1733  A very early and tiny newspaper from this largest city in the German province of Saxony. The title roughly translates: "News From Learned Things". At this time George Washington was just one year old.

Eight pages, 4 by 6 1/2 inches, a few period notations at margins, great condition.

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$29.00
676465

Highwayman (notorious thief) Dick Turpin is executed...

Item #676465
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, April, 1739 



* English Highwayman Dick Turpin

* Execution (hanging) at York, England

* Early Georgia - James Oglethorpe




Perhaps the best content in this issue is a nice report of the execution of the infamous highwayman Dick Turpin.

The report includes:
"The notorious Richard Turpin, and John Stead, were executed at York for horse stealing.... See More  

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$88.00
678754

Early newspaper from York, England...

Item #678754

December 21, 1742

THE YORK COURANT, England, Dec. 21, 1742  This is a title we rarely have an opportunity to offer, particularly from this early year. Not surprisingly the content is entirely European with advertisements taking up a portion of pages 3 & 4.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed with wide margin, damp stain, generally good condition.

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$58.00
645581

The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #645581

March 10, 1744

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, Massachusetts, March 10, 1743,4  (year noted as such as it was 1743 or 1744 depending on which calendar was used).



* Very rare 18th century magazine

* 1st successful magazine in America




This was the very first successful magazine in America, preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this t... See More  

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$135.00
681106

The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #681106

April 14, 1744

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, April 14, 1744 



* Very rare 18th century magazine

* 1st successful magazine in America




This was the first successful magazine in America although formatted unlike typical magazines. It was exclusively a chronicle of the Great Awakening in America, exclusively of secular news reports. It was preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of iss... See More  

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$135.00
688676

The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #688676

April 21, 1744

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, April 21, 1744  This was the first successful magazine in America although formatted unlike typical magazines. It was exclusively a chronicle of the Great Awakening in America, exclusively of secular news reports. It was preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this title lasted but a few short ... See More  

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$135.00
650259

Very early newspaper from Cologne, Germany...

Item #650259

March 19, 1751

ORDINARIA RELATIONIS DIARIE CONINUATIO, Colonie Agrippinea, March 19, 1751  In 50 A.D. Roman emperor Claudius planted a colony on the left bank of the Rhine River. At the request of his wife he named it "Colonia Agrippina", which later became Cologne, Germany.

All four pages appear to be in Latin. Never bound nor trimmed with wide margins, 6 1/4 by 7 1/4 inches, a few period notati... See More  

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$59.00
686271

Tiny German newspaper from 1752...

Item #686271

January 03, 1752

GELEHRTE NACHRICHTEN vom Jahre, 1752 A small German newspaper which translates: "Scholarly Messages from the year 1752". This newspaper is complete in 8 pages, 4 by 6 1/2 inches, great condition.

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$26.00
683461

Very early, short-lived, colonial newspaper...

Item #683461

July 12, 1753

THE INDEPENDENT REFLECTOR, New York, July 12, 1753 



* Rare Colonial New York original

* Short lived publication




This rare newspaper lasted for less than one year, publishing but 52 issues. Primarily moral and political essays, it gave offense to men in power and was "suppressed by authorities", as Brigham relates.

A fine opportunity to purchase
at a reasonable price a very e... See More  

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$235.00
682477

Ten bookplates from the 18th century...

Item #682477

March 09, 1760

LOT OF TEN BOOKPLATES, mostly (if not all) from the 1700's. Various engravings of shields and coats-of-arms, most measuring about 3 by 4 inches, mostly nice.

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$34.00
667759

Early American title from the French & Indian War...

Item #667759

May 13, 1762

THE BOSTON NEWS-LETTER AND NEW ENGLAND CHRONICLE, May 13, 1762 



* Rare Colonial Massachusetts

* St. Augustine, Florida




This is a much later issue of America's first successful newspaper, founded in 1704.

The top of the ftpg. has a nice recruiting advertisements to enlist soldiers to fight in the on-going French & Indian War: "For Recruiting His Majesty's Regular Forc... See More  

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$625.00
687150

An early, handsome issue from the colonies... Nice Ben Franklin content...

Item #687150

July 05, 1762

THE BOSTON EVENING-POST, July 5, 1762 



* Rare colonial publication

* Benjamin Franklin




A very handsome issue with an ornate coat-of-arms engraving in the masthead.

Page 2 has a nice, early item on Ben Franklin with an Oxford dateline: "Yesterday Benjamin Franklin, Esq., of Pennsylvania, eminent for his many extraordinary improvements in electrical experiments, was presented by t... See More  

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$690.00
688491

Would reject independence if offered... Regarding representation in Parliament...

Item #688491

April 04, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, April 4, 1768  Inside has most of a page taken up with a letter from the Speaker of the Mass. Assembly to one of the King's Secretaries of State, which includes: "...it seems to be conclusive that as those acts were made with the sole & express purpose of raising a revenue out of America, the subjects here are in those instances unfortunately ... See More  

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$182.00
686049

Taxation without representation...

Item #686049

July 25, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, July 25, 1768 



* Taxation without representation

* Pre American Revolutionary War




The front page has: "The Nuns General Character & Way of Living from an Account of the Manners & Customs of Italy" which carries over to pages 2 & 3 as well.

Further on under: "America" is a report from Charleston which begins: "It seems hardly p... See More  

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$340.00
667179

Boston newspaper with Loyalist leanings...

Item #667179

December 26, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Dec. 26, 1768 



* Pro-British American publication

* Boston is causing trouble




The publisher of this newspaper had Loyalist leanings, causing its demise before the formal outbreak of the Revolutionary War.

All of pages 1 & 2 are taken up with a continued report on: "Voltaire on History". Page 3 has: "The Opinions of the Ministers of the colony o... See More  

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$170.00
688492

Boston newspaper with Loyalist leanings... Opinions on Massachusetts clergy re the Charter...

Item #688492

December 26, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, December 26, 1768  The publisher of this newspaper had Loyalist leanings, causing its demise before the formal outbreak of the Revolutionary War.

All of pages 1 & 2 are taken up with a continued report on: "Voltaire on History". Page 3 has: "The Opinions of the Ministers of the colony of the Massachusetts...upon this question--Whether to Surrender the... See More  

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$155.00
687381

Imports, exports... Yankee Doodle...

Item #687381

March 06, 1769

THE PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 6, 1769  The front page has an interesting article about: "...George being now master of the ceremonies made the music play just as he pleased; and one night...he swore he would exhibit to the company a dance which had never been attempted but in North America. 'Twas in vain that his friends, observing the sta... See More  

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$325.00
601731

Address to the King, with his response...

Item #601731

March 23, 1770

"The Humble ADDRESS Of the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual & Temporal, & Commons...Presented To HIS MAJESTY On Friday the 23rd Day of March, 1770 With His Majesty's Most Gracious Answer." This is a four page pamphlet measuring 8 1/4 by 11 inches with wide margins and in great condition. A displayable full title page.

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$37.00
687194

Likely the most desired masthead from the 18th century...

Item #687194

October 23, 1770

THE MASSACHUSETTS SPY, Or Thomas's Boston Journal, October 27, 1774  It would be difficult to properly place both the scarcity and desirability of this newspaper in the confect of American history. This issue has the famous "Join Or Die" engraving stretching across the masthead.

In the same way that the famous "Dewey Defeats Truman" issue of the Chicago Tribune is com... See More  

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$18,500.00
661936

Curious little "newspaper"...

Item #661936

December 18, 1773

MANIFESTES DE MARCHANDISES D'ENTREE DANA LE PORT DE MARSEILLE, (France), December 18, 1773 



* Curious little "newspaper"

* Pre revolutionary era from France




This is a very curious little newspaper, loosely translated to: "Manifest of Goods Imported at the Port of Marseille". Qualifies as a periodical as the issue carries a specific date. But there is no text, in... See More  

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$28.00
662704

Curious little "newspaper"...

Item #662704

December 25, 1773

MANIFESTES DE MARCHANDISES D'ENTREE DANA LE PORT DE MARSEILLE, (France), December 25, 1773



* Curious little "newspaper"

* Pre revolutionary era from France




This is a very curious little newspaper, loosely translated to: "Manifest of Goods Imported at the Port of Marseille". Qualifies as a periodical as the issue carries a specific date. But there is no text, instead ... See More  

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$28.00
687218

Tarring & feathering for villains...

Item #687218

February 11, 1774

CONNECTICUT JOURNAL & NEW HAVEN POST-BOY, Feb. 11, 1774  The front page has a brief item: "We hear that the Hon. John Hancock, Esq., is appointed to deliver the ORATION in commemoration of the Bloody Tragedy on the 5th of March 1770." which was the Boston Massacre.

Page 2 begins with a report of a man being tarred & feathered for an unwarranted seizure of a ship, with a not... See More  

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$465.00
681728

Famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #681728

November 16, 1774

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, November 16, 1774  If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption.  The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead of this newspaper, shows a snake cut into various pieces, each with a
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$16,500.00
688589

Fine content on the strained relationship between England and the American colonies...

Item #688589

March 03, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE (with Supplement), Williamsburg, Mar. 3, 1775 This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War.

Most of the front page is taken up with a detailed account headed: "An Authetick Account of the Miserable fate of ten Men belongin... See More  

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$4,950.00
678526

Eye-witness accounts of the Battles of Lexington & Concord...

Item #678526

May 25, 1775

THE NEW-ENGLAND CHRONICLE OR THE ESSEX GAZETTE, Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 18-25, 1775  



* Battle of Lexington & Concord

* Eyewitnesses accounts




I'm not sure one could want a more notable front page--all consuming--than the content found on page one of this issue. It is entirely taken up with eleven very detailed eye-witness accounts of the historic Battle of Lexington &... See More  

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$8,750.00
687318

One of the more rare Revolutionary War titles... Battle of Bunker Hill... Patrick Henry... so much more...

Item #687318

October 06, 1775

STORY & HUMPHREYS'S PENNSYLVANIA MERCURY & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, October 6, 1775 



* Battle of Bunker Hill

* Revolutionary War

* Very rare publication




Certainly one of the more scarce titles from during the Revolutionary War. This is the volume 1 number 27 issue of a newspaper that existed only from April 7 to December 22, 1775, publishing a total of just 38 i... See More  

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$4,375.00
667176

Provincial Congress meeting...

Item #667176

December 23, 1775

PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Dec. 23, 1775 



* Meeting of a Provincial Congress

* Early Revolutionary War




Front page report mentions the meeting of a Provincial Congress in Charlestown, South Carolina. Interesting ftpg. letter concerning a runaway slave on board a British ship. Pg. 2 has political reports from New York & Philadelphia, including mention that
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$430.00
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