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562418

Pre-Stamp Act to just prior to the Revolutionary War...

Item #562418
(10) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England  A collection of ten issues, one from each year 1763 thru 1772, crossing the critical period from the just prior to the Stamp Act to just before the outbreak of the pre-Revolutionary War tensions. Each 8 pages & in nice condition.   

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$80.00
649252

Pre-Stamp Act to just prior to the Revolutionary War...

Item #649252
THE LONDON CHRONICLE. A collection of ten issues, one from each year 1763 thru 1772, crossing the critical period from the just prior to the Stamp Act to just before the outbreak of the pre-Revolutionary War tensions. Each 8 pages & in nice condition.   

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$80.00
120047

From the year of the hated Stamp Act...

Item #120047
LONDON CHRONICLE, 1765  We will select an issue from this historic year of the Stamp Act.

This was one of the more popular & successful newspapers of the day, publishing through the Revolutionary War and well into the 19th century. Eight pages, nice condition, measuring about 8 by 11 inches.

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$22.00
204516

From the year of the Stamp Act...

Item #204516
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, 1765 A rather uncommon title from before the Revolutionary War and a nice opportunity for a British newspaper from during the year of the Stamp Act in the colonies. Contents include various news of the day with a wealth of ads as well.  Complete in 8 pages & measuring about 8 1/2  by 11 inches, never trimmed at the margin, some light rubbing a... See More  

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$27.00
628403

The Stamp Act begins...

Item #628403
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1765  Among the many articles is: "Adventure of a Young English Officer among the Abenakee Savages" being an encounter with Indians in America (see for portions).

Other articles noted in the table of contents include:

"Celebrated French Painters" "Hospitality of an Old Indian" "Jeanot and Colin, a Remarkabl
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$115.00
645237

Taking possession of Fort Illinois on the Mississippi...

Item #645237
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1765  Near the back is a brief report from the governor of the Philippine Islands plus another item which reads: "Letter from Mobile of the 10th of March last advise that Major Loftus was returned from taking possession of Fort Illinois & two other considerable posts on the river Mississippi where the Indians remained very quiet & des
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644386

Legitimizing the hated Stamp Act...

Item #644386
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1765  

Certainly the most notable content is the report: "By the act for laying a stamp duty on printed news papers, deeds, and parchments in America, the respective duties on each are the same as in Great Britain, the monies arising therefrom to be applied towards the necessary defense of the colonies." which was the British justificatio... See More  

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659753

Effect on non-importation in America, a result of the Sugar Act...

Item #659753

July 01, 1765

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, July, 1765  Perhaps the most interesting feature is the full title/contents page which has a very intricately engraved view of the skyline of London at the time, making this very decorative.

Inside has a nearly half page letter from New York which relates the results of the non-importation merchants are abiding to in consequence of the Sugar Act: "The late ... See More  

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647035

Concerning the Stamp Act...

Item #647035
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1765  Near the back under: "Remarkable Events" is a report of ships arriving at Philadelphia: "...with the stamps on board for Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, when several citizens assembled in order to consider ways and means for preventing the stamp act taking place in that province..." with more (see images). Furthe... See More  

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$65.00
208484

The year of the Stamp Act repeal...

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THE PUBLIC ADVERTISER, London, 1766  A very nice, four page, folio size newspaper with the emphasis being on advertising, as the title would suggest. However, there are some news reports throughout, and page 3 has a partial red-inked tax stamp. Very nice condition.

The photo is "generic" but the issue you receive will have the same look and will be dated 1766, the year of the Stamp... See More  

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$39.00
666938

Celebrating the repeal of the hated Stamp Act...

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July 05, 1766

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 5, 1766  The top of the back page has a report on celebrating the news of the repeal of the hated  Stamp Act.

A portion includes: "...from Philadelphia...full of accounts of the joy expressed by all ranks of people on their receiving the Act of Parliament for the repeal of the Stamp Act...the houses were all illuminated the next evening..." ... See More  

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657760

Map of road from London to Berwick & York... Indians visit London...

Item #657760
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1766 Articles within this issue include: "...Act for Opening & establishing certain ports in the Islands of Jamaica and Dominica for the more free importation and exportation..." "On the Doctrine of Original Sin" 'An Improvement in Common Watches" which includes a print of the gears and workings of a watch (see), and mo... See More  

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644736

To John Hancock on the Stamp Act... Map of Bridgetown in Barbadoes...

Item #644736
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1766  One of the better items is a letter: "...from the Principal Merchants in London trading to the Colonies, to John Hancock, Esq., and the rest of the Merchants in Boston, on the Repeal of the Stamp Act" which has some great reading. This letter takes a full page (see for most).

Other articles within include: "An Account of a... See More  

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623525

Florida described...

Item #623525
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1766  A very nice and detailed article is: "An Account of East Florida" (see), taking over a full page. Other articles include: "Laws Ill Executed with respect ot Vagabonds" "Miraculous Cure of a Consumption" "Charter Granted to the East India Company" ; much on: "Finances of this Kingdom" "L... See More  

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120812

The Stamp Act, and more...

Item #120812
 THE LONDON MAGAZINE, London, November, 1766 The front page of this issue features a decorative engraving of the 18th century London skyline. Among the 40+ pages are various news reports of the day including an item on  North America Trade and  the Stamp Act & more. (see photos). Great reading. Nice condition, bit close-trimmed at the right margin, & measures about 5 by 8 in... See More  

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640673

The doctrine of original sin... James Logan's legacy to Philadelphia...

Item #640673
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1766  Most of a column is taken up with: "American News".

Articles within this issue include: "Logan's Legacy to the City of Philadelphia" being a library of books, "On the Doctrine of Original Sin", "A newly Discovered Power in Spiders" which includes an illustration, much on: "Considerations on... See More  

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$36.00
657795
Item #657795
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1766   Over half a page is taken up with: "American News" which has some interesting reports from Boston and elsewhere, with reference to: "...to the general assembly to make up the losses of the sufferers in the late unhappy times..." (see).

Other articles within issue include: "Oriental Fables, from the French&qu... See More  

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$34.00
649299

Uncommon provincial title with a decorative masthead...

Item #649299
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, 1767-68 (currently spelled Gloucester). Here is a very nice, four page issue from the year the Stamp Act was repealed and just a few years before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War in the colonies. This issue has a very nice & decorative masthead featuring engravings on either side. The front page also has a red-inked tax stamp. This issue contains various ne... See More  

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$27.00
632985

Boston troubles... Gambling...

Item #632985
SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE FOR THE YEAR 1767, London. This is the "supplemental" issue published at the end of the year and having on the front page the table of contents and the title (see).

Perhaps the prime feature is the very nice foldout plate which shows: "...an elegant prospect in the gardens of her Royal Highness the Princess Dowager of Wales, at Kew." ... See More  

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652296

Major Rogers captured by Indians, then escapes...

Item #652296
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1768  Among the items in this issue are: "Unsuccessful Trial to Cure Canine Madness" "An Account of the Antiquities of Athens" "Dr. P's Discoveries Concerning the Rhinoceros Justified" "List of Members in the Present Parliament" which takes 8 pages. Also: "An Account of the Horned Viper of Egypt"... See More  

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642654

Patriotic plea by John Dickinson... John Hancock & his troubles...

Item #642654
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1769  Contents include: "A New Voyage to the West Indies, Giving an Account of the various Nations that dwell near the great river Mississippi, ..." which is extremely descriptive of the western lands of America and the native American Indians in the area (see for portions) and taking over 4 pages; "...Letter from General Paoli to ... See More  

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$59.00
601336

Side effects of the Revenue Acts...

Item #601336

October 19, 1769

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 19, 1769  The back page has a letter from Philadelphia which includes: "It is with much pleasure I acquaint you the Act of Parliament imposing a duty on paper, glass, etc. imported from Great Britain into the American provinces operates in the most profitable manner for them...Our farmer wives, daughters & servants now employ that time in carding, ... See More  

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$55.00
659525

North Carolina General Assembly is dissolved...

Item #659525
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1770  Among the articles are: "Difficulty of Explaining the Scripture" "Origin of Rhyming" "Reasons Against a New War" 'History & Antiquity of Berkley Castle" and so much more. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day. There is a brief mention of ... See More  

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649134

Canton (Guangzhou), China...

Troubles in America... A colonial town plan print...

Item #649134
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1770  Perhaps the most intriguing item in this issue is a fascinating article titled: "New Plan for an American Town" which takes over a full page and which includes an interesting and unusual print of it (see). A legend of the various parts of the town is included as well, including the "common land" the "public squa
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$87.00
647468

A decision that would lead to the Boston Tea Party...

Item #647468
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1770  The only full page plate called for is present: "The Right Honourable William Pitt, Earl of Chatham", a notable member of Parliament who was a supporter of the American position during the difficulties of the 1770's.

Also in this issue is: "...A Letter from the E. of Hillsborough to the Hon. Major General Gage...for What P... See More  

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593600

Foldout plate of a castle...

Item #593600
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1770  Within this issue are 3 1/2 pages on: "A Curious Description of Dalkey and Its Seven Castles" which is accompanied by a foldout print of one of the castles. This print measures 8 by 10 inches & is in very nice condition (see). Also in this issue: "On the Disparity of the Language of N. and S. Wales" and much more.

Near the ... See More  

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642092

Foldout plate of a castle...

Item #642092
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1770  There are 3 1/2 pages on: "A Curious Description of Dalkey and Its Seven Castles" which is accompanied by a foldout print of one of the castles. This print measures 8 by 10 inches & is in very nice condition (see). Also in this issue: "On the Disparity of the Language of N. and S. Wales" and much more.

Near the back is the ... See More  

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647079

Colonists discuss altering the non-importation agreement...

Item #647079
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1770  The reverse of the title page is filled with: "American Affairs" with reports from Jamaica, South Carolina, Boston, and New York. The report from Boston hints of the growing tensions between England and the colonies with: "...the Assembly at Boston...members refused to proceed to business while under the influence of the milit... See More  

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654467

Colonial Albany County land for sale...

Item #654467

September 15, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 15, 1770



* Albany County, New York

* Land for sale advertisement




The more famous newspapers of this period from shortly before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War--and from the year of the Boston Massacre--with an inside page containing the ad as seen in the photo below, headed: "AMERICAN LANDS to be sold..."in Albany County, New York, with o... See More  

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664333

Plea to the king to repeal taxes... Map of the Falkland Islands...

Item #664333
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1770  The reverse of the title page is entirely taken up with: "American Affairs" which is mostly a notable & lengthy address of the Virginia House of Burgesses to the King. It notes in part: "...upon former & recent occasions humbly submitted to your royal wisdom our just claims to be free & exempt from all taxes impos... See More  

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$119.00
622343

From between the Boston Massacre & the Boston Tea Party...

Item #622343

August 03, 1772

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 3, 1772 



* Rare title



Pages 1 and 2 are almost entirely taken up with various European news, including military events, with pgs. 3 & 4 mostly taken up with ads.

Four pages, folio size, nice condition.

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666264

Slaves arrive in colonial Charleston...

Item #666264

August 26, 1773

THE MASSACHUSETTS GAZETTE & BOSTON WEEKLY NEWS-LETTER, Aug. 26, 1773  



* African slavery trade

* Southern slaves arrive

* Colonial New England




This newspaper was printed in Boston less than four months before the Boston Tea Party. Page 2 has a report on the number of slaves imported into Charleston, South Carolina, and noting where they were from (see). The entire fr
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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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640255

Ben Franklin... The "second" Boston Tea Party...

Item #640255
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1774 



* The Second Boston Tea Party

* Dr. Benjamin Franklin




Among the articles in this issue are: "...Address & Petition presented to the King...previous to his Majesty's signing the Bill for the better Government of Quebec" "Conjectures Concerning the Phenomenon of Saturn's Ring" "A Wonderful Improvement... See More  

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567888

South Carolina joins with the other colonies...

Item #567888

September 17, 1774

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 17, 1774 



* South Carolina joins rest of colonies in tensions w/ British

* Boston Port Bill
 



Page 3 ha a letter from Boston relaying the plight resulting from the Boston Port Bill (see). Another page has a terrific letter attacking the "insolence" of the American people concerning taxation and their plight from the Boston Port Bil... See More  

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567994

The troublesome Americans...

Item #567994

December 08, 1774

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, December 8, 1774  The ftpg. includes some reports from the: "House of Commons" with American mention, including: "...his Lordship introduced several pertinent observations on the present spirit of the Colonists, their resolves, meetings, and in particular their intended non-importation agreement..." (see photos).

An inside pg. has most of t... See More  

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568901

The troublesome Americans...

Item #568901

December 08, 1774

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, December 8, 1774  The ftpg. includes some reports from the: "House of Commons" with American mention, including: "...his Lordship introduced several pertinent observations on the present spirit of the Colonists, their resolves, meetings, and in particular their intended non-importation agreement..." (see photos).



An inside pg. has most of... See More  

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666066

Wealth of interesting commentary from just before the outbreak of war...

Item #666066

February 17, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE (with Supplement), Williamsburg, Feb. 17, 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.

Fully half of the front page is taken up with an interesting article headed: "Observations On Taxing America". Notewor... See More  

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656437

Mention of the Suffolk Resolves...

Virginia Governor Dunmore warns against illegal meetings...

Item #656437

March 31, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, March 31, 1775 



* Extremely rare publication

* Pre Revolutionary War




This newspaper was published 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. A very rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonial Virginia with terrific content.

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$4,950.00
673309

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

Item #673309

April 05, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 5, 1775  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 labe
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656497

Benedict Arnold destroys the British fort at St. John's, Canada... Much on the troubles in America... The Gunpowder Incident...

Item #656497

June 16, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, June 16, 1775  This newspaper was published 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. A very rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonial Virginia.

The front page has a report which reports on the: "...The rise & progress... See More  

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644253

Battle of Bunker Hill... The Gunpowder Incident...

Item #644253

July 01, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, July 1, 1775 



* Battle of Bunker Hill - Charlestown

* American Revolutionary War

* The gunpowder incident




The most significant content would be a fine account of the very historic Battle of Bunker Hill, being a letter datelined: "Watertown, June 22" and includes in part: "Before this reaches you, you will doubtless hear of the eng... See More  

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656585

Two accounts of the Battle of Bunker Hill, and two of Washington being named commander-in-chief... Thanks to Patrick Henry...

Item #656585

July 07, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, July 7, 1775 



* Battle of Bunker Hill - Siege of Boston

* George Washington becomes Commander-in-Chief

* Very rare American Revolutionary War era publication




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 W... See More  

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$10,000.00
645303

Causes & Necessity For Taking Up Arms...

Item #645303

August 15, 1775

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 15, 1775 



* Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms

* Second Continental Congress resolution

* re. American Revolutionary War




An inside page has a letter which makes reference to Ben Franklin and the American situation, including: "...but whether Mr.Burke may deserve chastisement or not should  Dr. Franklin & the Americans be scourged o... See More  

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$345.00
661535

The New England Restraining Act---extended...

Item #661535

September 02, 1775

PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Sept. 2, 1775 



* The New England Restraining Act

* Pre Revolutionary tension w/ England

* John Hancock gets married




Taking nearly one-third of the front page  and most of page 2 is the extension of the very historic New England Restraining Act by Parliament. This was the King's response to the American colonies' decision to boycott Briti... See More  

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$940.00
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