Suggestions for Novices

We invite you to explore the hobby of collecting rare newspapers.  To this end, the following items have been priced at $16 or less and make great "entry level" items for novices. 

Suggestions for Novices

We invite you to explore the hobby of collecting rare newspapers.  To this end, the following items have been priced at $16 or less and make great "entry level" items for novices. 
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629964

On the growth of the new American republic...

Item #629964

February 01, 1787

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1787  Included are over 3 pages taken up with: "Judge Pendleton's Animated Charge to Grand Juries of South Carolina" which is prefaced with a note: "Those who have attended to the revolutions of empires, and marked the slow progress of infant states towards greatness, will not be surprised that all the unhappy consequences have ha... See More  

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629967

News from America...

Item #629967

March 01, 1787

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1787 



* 18th century reader's digest

* Early America reports




Included near the back is nearly a full page of: "American News", beginning with mention that Virginia has created duties on imports, with details. From New York is mention that: "Congress have lately concluded a negociation with the Court of Lisbon in respect of tra... See More  

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629968

The new American states struggling with money issues...

Item #629968

June 01, 1787

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1787  Included near the back is nearly half a page headed: "American News" which begins: "The present state of America is rather to be deplored than envied..." concerning its financial situation, including; "...America, like every other rising state, must have much to struggle with before it can arrive at opulence...".

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629066

Two nice plates...

Item #629066
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1787  A feature of the issue is the large, foldout plate with a nice print of: "Kenilworth Church" in Warwickshire, England. The other print called for is present as well being a full page of the: "Ancient Encampment at Knaptoft" with related text.

A wealth of varied content throughout with various news reports from England near t... See More  

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629057

The card game of Quadrille...

Item #629057
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1787  Among the articles: "On the Game of Quadrille" which is a type of card game from the 18th century. The article takes over a full page and is very descriptive (see). Near the back is half a column of news headed: "America" with information from a letter arrived from Philadelphia (see). Much news from England as well.

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629019

Conclusion of the Grsand Federal procession at Philadelphia...

Item #629019

December 02, 1788

SUPPLEMENT FOR THE YEAR 1788 for Gentleman's Magazine.  Beginning on page 2 is an article: "Thoughts on the Manner in Which America was First Peopled" which takes two pages. Near the back is the conclusion of a detailed report on the: "Grand Federal Procession at Philadelphia" celebrating the 4th of July and the creation of the new federal Constitution. This content ta... See More  

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629875

Peace with the Indians...

Item #629875
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  November, 1790  Included near the back is a bit of news headed: "America" which includes: "...that a permanent peace had been concluded betwixt the native Indians in the back settlements & Congress..." and also: "...letters from Kentucky...an account of the capture of several boats on the river Ohio by the Shawanese Indi... See More  

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629879

Genereal Paoli's speech in Corsica...

Item #629879
SUPPLEMENT FOR THE YEAR 1790 for Gentleman's Magazine, England. Within this supplement issue, which was published at the end of the year, is a: "General Paoli's Speech in the General Assembly of Corsica", the celebrated general from Corsica. This speech is prefaced in part: "General Paoli, whose public & private virtues...in favour of the liberty of Corsica, have merited... See More  

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629130

America is flourishing economically...

Item #629130
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1791  Taking nearly 2 pages is: "An Expository Address to the People of England on the Late Memorable Decision Against the Abolition of the Slave Trade". Among the news reports near  the back are a few items headed: "America"  beginning: "America has now to boast a flourishing trade & a wise and upright administrat... See More  

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629190
Item #629190
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1791  A generic issue with no content with writing about. Includes one of the two plates called for.

Complete in 96 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, nice condition.



This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907.... See More  

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629188

Brothers of Louis XVI try to dethrone him?

Item #629188

November 01, 1791

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, November, 1791  Near the back is a: "Proclamation of the Brothers of the King of France - To dispel the Suspicions which have Arisen of their Intention to Dethrone their Brother" (see). There is also a short bit of "American Intelligence" reporting a terrible fire in New York City (see).

Lacking both of the plates called for.

Comple... See More  

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629138

America in a flourishing state...

Item #629138
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1792  Inside has most of a column taken up with news headed: "America" which begins: "This country was never in so flourishing a state as at present; the increase of people, riches, and agriculture is almost incredible...The present war with the Indians has for  while stopped emigration to the Western territories..." with m... See More  

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629047

Taxing theatrical performances in Philadephia...

Item #629047
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1793   Included is a nice full page print of a: "View of Matlock" in England with a related article. Also a full page plate of a: "View Near Caplow Wood, 8 Miles from Hereford". Among the articles are: "Minutes of the Proceedings of the National Convention of France" concerning the French Revolution, continued from a p... See More  

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629872

Admiral Hood & the siege of Toulon...

Item #629872
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  September, 1793  The prime content would be the various letters and articles concerning the Siege of Toulon, and Admiral Samuel Hood's taking of the city (see hyperlink for details). Included are 3 letters signed in type: Hood.

Included are both full page plates called for, one showing very early coins.

Complete in 96 pages, 5 by 8 inches, ful
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629873

Limiting those to be carried outside a stagecoach...

Item #629873
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  December, 1790  Among the articles: "An Abstract of an Act for Limiting the Number of Persons to be Carried on the Outside of Stage-Coaches & other Carriages" "A Paralytic Cured by Electricity" and much more.

Included are the 3 full page plates called for (see).

Complete in 96 pages, 5 by 8 inches, full title/contents page
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629227

American news... Resuscitating a drowned person...

Item #629227

December 01, 1793

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, December, 1793  Among the many articles is: "Means for the Recovery of Persons Apparently Drowned" which takes a full page. Near the back are various news reports including items headed: "American Intelligence" which takes over half a page. Most of this content is political related, plus there is a report of the abatement of the Yello... See More  

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629053

Peace with the Creek Indian Nation...

Item #629053
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1794  Among the articles is: "Observations on the Jewish Festival of the New Moon" which takes 3 1/2 pages. Near the back is news headed: "America" which is a letter from Augusta, Georgia, concerning relations with the Creek Indian Nation noting in part: "...in consequence of a meeting which I have had at this place with the ch... See More  

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629924

Corsica... William the Lion... America beefs up military...

Item #629924
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  July, 1794



* Island of Corsica

* American military

* William the Lion, King of Scotland




Included are: "Description of Corsica" which takes over a full page; "William the Lion, King of Scotland" which includes a full page print of him (see); and a small item near the back includes: "The Americans, with the best disposition... See More  

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629941

Nice print of Dromoland Castle...

Item #629941
SUPPLEMENT FOR THE YEAR 1795 for Gentleman's Magazine, England. Within this supplement issue, which was published at the end of the year, are various articles concerning the United Kingdom & elsewhere. Perhaps the best content would be the two plates called for, one being a nice print of "Dromoland Castle" and the other showing the "Old Church at Paddington" and "T... See More  

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629118
Item #629118
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1796  A generic issue with no content with writing about. Includes both plates called for.

Complete in 96 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, nice condition.



This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting until 1907. ... See More  

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629119
Item #629119
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1796  A generic issue with no content with writing about. Includes both plates called for.

Complete in 88 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, nice condition.



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629155
Item #629155
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1796  A generic issue with no content with writing about. Includes both plates called for.

Complete in 88 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, minor wear to the margins of the first 3 leaves with repairs to the spine margin of the title page.



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629180
Item #629180
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1797  A generic issue with no content with writing about. Includes both plates called for.

Complete in 88 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, nice condition.



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629178
Item #629178
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1797  A generic issue with no content with writing about. Includes all 3 plates called for.

Complete in 88 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, nice condition.



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629167
Item #629167
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1797  A generic issue with no content with writing about. Includes all 3 plates called for.

Complete in 96 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, nice condition.



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629183

Shipwreck in the St. Lawrence River...

Item #629183

July 01, 1797

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, July, 1797  Under "Review of New Publications" is one work: "Gravels in North America by M. Crespel, with a Narrative of his Shipwreck & Extraordinary Hardships & Sufferings on the Island of Anticosti..." which is at the entrance of the St. Lawrence River in Canada. (see the hyperlink)

Included are both full page plates calle... See More  

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629185
Item #629185
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1797  A generic issue with no content with writing about. Includes both plates called for.

Complete in 88 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, nice condition.



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629187

Yellow Fever ravages cities in the United States...

Item #629187

November 01, 1797

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, November, 1797  Near the back is a brief bit of news headed: "America" which reports on the: "...horrid ravages lately made by the Yellow Fever in Philadelphia, Baltimore, new Providence, etc., etc..." with ore (see).

Included are both full page plates called for.

Complete in 88 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of S... See More  

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629229

Honoring Horatio Nelson... Wilberforce on slavery...

Item #629229
SUPPLEMENT FOR THE YEAR 1797 for Gentleman's Magazine, England. Within this supplement issue, which was published at the end of the year, is a report beginning: "Mr. Wilberforce said that it were only wasting the time of the House to go to any length into a subject which had already undergone such full & frequent discussions...suffered themselves to be influenced by their feelings; it... See More  

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629169

Numismatic interest... Monster in a heart...

Item #629169

March 01, 1798

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, March, 1798  Articles include: "Essays on the Provincial Half-Pennies" which takes almost 2 1/2 pages. Also within is a very detailed account of the: "Melancholy Fate of His Majesty's Ship La Tribune" which sank off the coast of Nova Scotia, about which much is written on-line (see hyperlink). This report takes over a full page. A... See More  

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629168
Item #629168
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1798  A generic issue with no content with writing about. Includes both called for.

Complete in 96 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, nice condition.



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629182
Item #629182
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1798  A generic issue with no content with writing about. Includes both plates called for.

Complete in 88 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, nice condition.



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629181
Item #629181
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1798  A generic issue with no content with writing about. Includes both plates called for.

Complete in 88 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, nice condition.



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629112
Item #629112
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1798  A generic issue with no content worth writing about. Both plates called for are present.

Complete in 96 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, nice condition.



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629077

Nelson & Buonaparte in Egypt...

Item #629077
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1798  Among the articles is: "Essays on the Provincial Half Pennies" which takes several pages. A nice item for any coin collector. Another item is a detailed letter concerning the object of Buonaparte's expedition into Egypt, where he would be defeated in a notable naval battle. Further on in the issue is more concerning Admiral Nels... See More  

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629109

A mansion for Horatio Nelson...

Item #629109
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1799  Among the two plates called for is one with a nice print of the: "Plan of a Mansion House Proposed for Lord Nelson" with a related article (see). Various articles and news reports from the United Kingdom.

Both plates called for are present.

Complete in 88 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 b... See More  

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629110
Item #629110
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1799  A generic issue with no content worth writing about. Both plates called for are present.

Complete in 88 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, nice condition.



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629107
Item #629107
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1799  Simply a generic issue with no content worth writing about. Has two plates.

Complete in 104 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, great condition.



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629194
Item #629194
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1799  A generic issue with no content with writing about. Includes both of the  plates called for.

Complete in 88 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, nice condition.



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629196
Item #629196

September 01, 1799

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, September, 1799  A generic issue with no content with writing about. Includes both of the  plates called for.

Complete in 96 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inches, nice condition.



This was the first periodical to use the word "magazine" in its title, having begun in 1731 and lasting unt... See More  

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629197

Drs. Josephly Priestley leaves America for England...

Item #629197

October 01, 1799

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, October, 1799  Included is an interesting article on the famed Dr. Joseph Priestley (see hyperlink), which includes: "The announce of Dr. .Priestley's intended return to Great Britain, after his little trip to America, will, of course, excite some degree of astonishment on this side of the water...Dr. Priestley at that time certainly did not app... See More  

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629198

Troubling relations between the United States and France...

Item #629198

November 01, 1799

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, November, 1799  Under: "Review of New Publications nearly 4 pages are taken up with: "A Short Account of the Principal Proceedings of Congress...& a Sketch of the State of Affairs Between the United States and France in July, 1798". It begins: "The short account of the exertions, both defensive and offensive of the American States... See More  

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629228

Analyzing the sneeze...

Item #629228
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, December, 1799  Among the many articles is a very curious one: "A Dissertation on Sneezing: Custom of Blessing Those who Sneeze - Its practical Utility" which takes several pages.  Various news reports as well, mostly concerning England.

Included are both plates called for, one of which shows a castle (see).

Complete in 86 pages, full ti... See More  

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605516

a letter from Richmond concerning the scourge...

Item #605516

August 16, 1800

WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, Aug. 16, 1800  Page 3 has; "Summary of the Late News" which includes a letter from Richmond concerning the "scourge" which has afflicted the city.

Four pages, 9 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, nice condition.

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619941
Item #619941

September 13, 1800

WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, Sept. 13, 1800  Although there are some news tidbits, there is much literary content. Four pages, loss to a lower corner affects 2 words on the ftpg., minor upper corner loss, 9 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches.

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150179

Singlesheet of advertisements...

Item #150179

September 23, 1801

CENTINEL ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT, Boston, Massachusetts, September 23, 1801 A single-sheet being comprised all of advertisements.



Rough edges along with foxing (see images).

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153098
Item #153098
THE PORT FOLIO, Philadelphia, 1802 "By Oliver Oldschool, Esq." Contains literary content, but some political editorials and comments as well. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have this specific date but will have the format as shown, and will generally be in better condition. Measures 13x10 inches and contains 8 pages.... See More  

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151172
Item #151172
THE BALANCE, Hudson, N.Y., 1807 Has the text of a political speech, and various news reports. Quarto-size with 4 pgs., in vey good condition.

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152434

1808 from Hudson, New York...

Item #152434
BALANCE ADVERTISER, Hudson, New York, 1808. This paper is interesting in that it is taken up entirely with advertisements (see). Complete 4 page issue, generally nice, measures about 10 by 12 inches.  The image shown is only representative.  Most issues do not contain illustrated ads, but have the same look and condition as the one shown.

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216173

Boston Advertisement Extra

Item #216173

May 25, 1809

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE EXTRA, Boston, May 25, 1809.

 

* Advertisement Extra !



A folio-size singlesheet containing mostly ads and notices. A bit irregular at the spine, occasional foxing.

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