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699577

Pamphlet on King James' dissenters on his Declaration of Indulgence... Freedom of Religion...

Item #699577

January 01, 1687

AN ANSWER TO A LETTER TO A DESSENTER, Upon Occasion of His Majesties Late Gracious DECLARATION OF INDULGENCE, London, 1687

An interesting pamphlet concerning the 1687 Declaration of Indulgence by King James II of England, and James VII of Scotland. It was a step at establishing freedom of religion in the British Isles, although part of the king's intention was to promote his own minority reli... See More  

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$112.00
207535

Rare Daniel DeFoe periodical...

Item #207535
A REVIEW OF THE STATE OF THE BRITISH NATION, London, 1708 From research done by the prestigious London rare book firm of Pickering & Chatto, this is one of Daniel Defoe's greatest, but least known works. The Review covered his many interests, both literary and historical and was published twice and later three times a week. The reason for the neglect of this work is due in part to the tiny... See More  

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$65.00
673439

Treaty of Utrecht: Portugal and Spain...

Item #673439
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE: OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, April, 1715  A quite uncommon periodical title with the content being just as the title suggests--news & political reports from all corners of Europe including England. The back several pages are reports from England & Scotland.

Included is one of the several treaties of Utrecht which ended the Wa
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$64.00
687308

Very displayable Edinburgh, Scotland newspaper...

Item #687308

August 11, 1726

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 11, 1726 



* Very rare title from the early 18th century

* Nice masthead engravings




See the photos for one of the more beautiful, displayable mastheads of the 18th century featuring two woodblock engravings, one showing postboys on horseback trumpeting the news, and the other showing a winged angel trumpeting the news.

Additionally, the fir... See More  

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$98.00
662920

Displayable Act of Parliament...

Item #662920

January 01, 1731

ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, England, 1731 



* 18th century original document



Nice full title page has an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Inside has an act: "...That all proceedings in Courts of Justice, within that Part of Great Britain called England, and in the Court of Exchequer in Scotland, shall be in the English language."

A decorative document given the displayable ... See More  

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$38.00
673181

Oglethorpe in Savannah... Converting Jews... Health in Boston...

Item #673181
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1736  An interesting article has: "A Remarkable Censure on the Present Translation of the Old Testament by Hugh Broughton, a Man so well Skill'd in the Hebrew that he Converted many Jews", with more.

Much content on the American colonies including: "The Deplorable State of our Sugar Colonies". Under the "Historical Chro... See More  

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$64.00
639043

Death of Jonathan Swift... Early printing of "God Save the King"... Battle charts...

Item #639043
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1745  A highlight of this issue is the interesting and unusual full page engraving of: "A Plan of the City of Edinburgh" which has much detail, showing the castle as well, and includes a rather large key to various locations as well (see). Further on is a very detailed article: "Description of the City of Edinburgh".

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667108

Death of Jonathan Swift... Early printing of "God Save the King"... Battle charts...

Item #667108
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1745  A highlight of this issue is the interesting and unusual full page engraving of: "A Plan of the City of Edinburgh" which has much detail, showing the castle as well, and includes a rather large key to various locations as well. Further on is a very detailed article: "Description of the City of Edinburgh".

Another si
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$148.00
667109

Death of Jonathan Swift... Early printing of "God Save the King"... Battle charts...

Item #667109
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1745  A highlight of this issue is the interesting and unusual full page engraving of: "A Plan of the City of Edinburgh" which has much detail, showing the castle as well, and includes a rather large key to various locations as well. Further on is a very detailed article: "Description of the City of Edinburgh".

Another si
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$144.00
204451

From the Jacobite Rebellion...

Item #204451
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, 1746 A fine, four page issue from during the midst of the Jacobite Rebellion. Nice to have a perspective of political and news reports from Scotland during this troubled period in British history. Very nice condition. The photo shown is generic. The actual date you receive will be slightly different but will be from 1746.

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690086

Hanging of conspirators in the Jacobite Rebellion...

Item #690086

August 28, 1746

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 28, 1746  



* Jacobite rising - rebellion

* Executions of conspirators




Page 2 has a nice account of the hanging of Donald MacDonald, James Nicholson and Walter Ogilvie for their involvement in the Jacobite Rebellion which recently ended.

Great to have this report in a Scottish newspaper.

Complete in 4 pages, 8 by 10 1/4 inches, red tax sta... See More  

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$137.00
643046

Sewall & the churches in New England... The Jacobite Rebellion...

Item #643046
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1746  Nine pages at the beginning of the issue are taken up with reports on events in Parliament under the guise of: "Proceedings & Debates in the Senate of Lilliput" as direct reporting on Parliamentary events was prohibited.

Three pages are taken up with a lengthy list of: "Ships Taken from the French & Spaniards&q
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657558

Siege of Louisbourgh, Nova Scotia...

Item #657558

October 27, 1746

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Oct. 27, 1746 



* Siege of Louisbourg - French Canada

* War of the Austrian Succession

* King George's War




Pages 1 & 2 are mostly taken up with reports of the War of Austrian Succession.

Page 3 has reports on King George's War in North America, focused on Cape Breton in Nova Scotia. One item mentions: "...landed some 1000 men with ... See More  

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657477

Reward offered for runaway seamen...

Item #657477

November 13, 1746

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Nov. 13, 1746  The back page has an interesting notice offering a reward for the return of runaway seamen, issued by "Thomas Smith, Commander in Chief of all His Majesty's Ships..." noting in part: "Whereas it is become frequent with seamen belonging to His Majesty's ships & vessels to run away from them...I do hereby assure all ... See More  

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657479

Reward offered for runaway seamen... Trials for the rebels from the Jacobite Rebellion...

Item #657479

November 17, 1746

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Nov. 17, 1746 



* Jacobite Rebellion rebels - trial



The front page has a list of various "rebel prisoners" from the Jacobite Rebellion, noting their trial. And page 3 has a report of an escaped prisoner: 'That William Ashley, who had  been confined in Dunsermline Prison as a Rebel, having in the night betwixt Thursday and Friday la... See More  

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657481

The King's speech...

Item #657481

November 24, 1746

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Nov. 24, 1746 



* War of the Austrian Succession

* King George's War - speech




Over half of the front page is taken up with the speech of the King of England, mostly relating to recent events in the War of the Austrian Succession.

Four pages, 8 by 10 inches, very nice condition.... See More  

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698177

Bits on the Jacobite Rebellion: "rebels" were hanged and quartered...

Item #698177

December 04, 1746

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Dec. 4, 1746  This was one of the more notable titles for the 18th century, and from the era of the Jacobite Rebellion with a few page 2 items relating to it.

One bit notes: "...a little before 12 at noon, the five following Rebels were drawn in two Sledges from the New Goal in Southwark, and hang'd and quarter'd at Kennington Common...Collec... See More  

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657489

The King's proclamation for a day of fasting...

Item #657489

December 08, 1746

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Dec. 8, 1746  Nearly half of the front page is taken up with: "By the King, A PROCLAMATION For A General Fast", relating to the hardships of the on-going War of Austrian Succession.

Four pages, 8 by 10 inches, very nice condition.

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698438

Lord Lovat and the Duke of Cumberland: notables in the Jacobite Rebellion...

Item #698438

December 11, 1746

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Dec. 11, 1746  This was one of the more notable titles for the 18th century, and from the era of the Jacobite Rebellion with a few items relating to it.

Page 2 has a report noting: "The Duke of Cumberland has been received with the utmost joy at the Hague, so as to give hopes of soon hearing the States General declaring war against France...as will o... See More  

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657492

Lord Lovat is charged with high treason...

Item #657492

December 22, 1746

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Dec. 22, 1746 



* Simon Fraser, 11th Lord Lovat

* Jacobite Rebellion conspirator




The bottom of the ftpg. has: "The Right Honourable the Lord Lovat is to be brought up to the House of Lords tomorrow to hear the Articles of Impeachment against him read."

And then page 2 begins with: "The Tenor of Lord Lovat's Impeachment" which... See More  

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676521

Great map of South America... Treaty of Utrecht...

Item #676521

January 01, 1749

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1749   The prime feature of this issue is the very nice & detailed foldout map of "South America" which folds out to 11 1/2 by 10 inches. A very displayable & detailed map in great condition. Among the articles within are: "Articles of the Treaty of Utrecht" between England and France, which takes over 3 p
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649233

18th century Scotland...

Item #649233
(5) THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, late 1750's  A very early lot of five newspapers from Scotland, with news of the day.  A great period set at a considerable discount from the regular per-issue price. Nice condition.  The images shown are representative of the look and condition of those you will receive.  Actual dates vary in the later 1750's.... See More  

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$98.00
208979

From during the French & Indian War...

Item #208979
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, 1759 A nice Scottish newspaper from this significant year during the French & Indian War, however this issues does not have any noteworthy content relating to the war. But much news of the day, mostly from Europe, and many ads as well. Relatively nice condition with some light browning or dirtiness, small folio-size measuring about 9 1/2 by 14 1/2 inche... See More  

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559414

18th century Scotland...

Item #559414
(5) THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, late 1750's and/or early 1760's  A very early lot of five (5) newspapers from Scotland, with news of the day.  A great period set at a considerable discount from the regular per-issue price. Average condition.  The images shown are representative of the look and condition of those you will receive.  While actual dates va... See More  

If an image(s) is shown, it is only representative of the style and condition of what you will receive. Actual items will vary.

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$98.00
681528

Naval reports from the French & Indian War in America...

Item #681528

March 22, 1759

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, March 22, 1759  Page 2 has naval reports from the French & Indian War: "The Phila, Capt. Farmer, from New York...was taken the 17th of February by the Sampson privateer of Bayonne..." with more reports mentioning New York and South Carolina.

Four pages, 9 1/2 by 14 1/2 inches, red tax stamp on the front page, great condition.... See More  

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$39.00
698234

Map of Guadeloupe...

Item #698234
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1759  Within this issue is a nice full page map titled: "A New and Accurate Map of the Isles of Guadloupe, Marie-Galante, etc. from the Best Authorities" which shows much detail & is in nice condition. This is a full page map measuring 5 by 8 1/4 inches and is accompanied by 2 related articles titled: "Articles of Capitulation bet... See More  

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676665

Friendly address to the Jews... Capitulation of Guadalupe...

Item #676665
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1759  Among the articles are a continued: "Life of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland" "Friendly Address to the Jews" which takes a full page; "Articles of Capitulation between their Excellencies & the Inhabitants of Guadelupe, etc." and "Gazette Account of the Taking of Guadaloupe" which takes more than ... See More  

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682582

Early Georgia... Map of the English Channel...

Item #682582
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1759 



* Article on the weather in Georgia

* Map of Havre De Grace, the English Channel, Isle of Wight




The first article is: "A Description of Havre de Grace" which takes over a full page and is accompanied by a nice foldout map showing part of the English Channel including the Isle of Wight off the coast of Southampton and a
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696461

Early newspaper from Scotland...

Item #696461

July 20, 1759

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, July 17, 1759  



* French & Indian War era

* 18th century original

* Uncommon publication




A typical newspaper of the day from doing one of the final years of the French & Indian War in America. I find no American content save for a brief item: "This week a large quantity of gunpowder was shipped for New York." The back page is ... See More  

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697520

The battle near Minden...

Item #697520

August 25, 1759

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 25, 1759  



* Battle of Minden - Seven Years' War



This was one of the more famous titles from Europe during the 18th century. 

Entirely European content with a wealth of ads as well. The front page has a report concerning a recent battle near Minden, a major engagement during the Seven Years' War.

Four pages, a faint red tax st... See More  

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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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657794

Coalition of the American and West Indies' colonists...

Item #657794
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1766  Articles within this issue include: "Description of an Artificial Swan" "Account of a Journey Into Scotland" "An Address to the Annotators of the Bible" "Coalition of the American and W. Indian Colonists" and more.

Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has various news reports of th... See More  

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679163

General Murray on retiring from Quebec...

Item #679163

September 01, 1766

THE SCOTS MAGAZINE, Edinburgh, Scotland, September, 1766  Although formatted much like the more common "Gentleman's Magazine" this is a much more scarce title.

News under: "British North America" includes an address from the Council in Quebec to Governor James Murray on his retirement from that position, with his response to the Council. Further on are more letters to... See More  

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$36.00
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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687300

With the "Supplement" issue as well. Fine content...

Item #687300

May 16, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, May 16, 1768 



* Pro-British American publication

* Tensions build with England


The entire front page and most of pg. 2 are taken up with a continued report titled: "An Account of Corsica; & the Memoirs of the famous Pascal Paoli the commander in chief of the Corsicans."

Page 2 contains a nice & somewhat detailed ad for the famous series of... See More  

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679116

Colonial Boston, with the Supplement issue attached...

Item #679116

June 06, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, June 6, 1768 



* Pre Revolutionary War tensions



Under reports from London is: "...Letters from Boston, New England, mention that the late public spirit for establishing new manufactures was greatly subsided, the adventurers having met with nothing but disappointments in procuring materials, scarcity of money, & high price of wages." Else... See More  

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679721

John Wilkes, a supporter of the American cause...

Item #679721

August 29, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, Aug. 29, 1768 



* John Wilkes - radical

* Pre Revolutionary War




The first half of the newspaper is taken up with the continuation of the "Narrative of the Hon. Commodore Byron" on his expedition around the world in the 1740's.

Near the back are reports from London noting in part: "...that most of the readers of our paper are such ... See More  

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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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563196

Joshua Reynolds is knighted...

Item #563196

May 01, 1769

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, May 1, 1769



* Sir Joshua Reynolds knighted

* 18th century English painter




Page 2 has a brief report noting: "Friday his Majesty was pleased to confer the honour of Knighthood on Joshua Reynolds, Esq., President of the Royal Academy of Paining, etc. He is the first Limner who has had that honour conferred on him since the reign of Charles II.&qu... See More  

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687403

From before the outbreak of war in America...

Item #687403

October 01, 1769

THE SCOTS MAGAZINE, (Edinburgh, Scotland), October, 1769  A somewhat "generic" issue of this uncommon magazine title with a wide variety of articles from before the outbreak of war with the American colonies. 

Near the back is a half page of reports from "British North America".

The front page has the "Contents" listed. Complete in 56 pages, 5 by 8 inches,... See More  

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215539

Virginia awaits Parliament's response on taxation...

Item #215539

June 08, 1770

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, June 8, 1770  An inside page has a letter from Virginia which includes: "The colonies wait silently for the determination of parliament concerning the revenue act. They have done all in their power to prohibit or retard the sale of British commodities but a view of our imports will show how ineffectual their efforts have been & how useless &
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581942

Holding to the non-importation agreement...

Item #581942

August 28, 1770

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Aug. 28, 1770  Inside under: "AMERICA, Philadelphia" is a report of: "...English goods arrived here...which were purchased by two shopkeepers...contrary to the non-importation agreement; upon which the committee of merchants sent for them & represented the impropriety of their conduct, which they readily acknowledged & the good were i... See More  

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698192

Trouble with Indians in Illinois in 1772...

Item #698192

June 13, 1772

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, June 13, 1772  Page 3 has an: "Extract of a Letter from a Gentleman at the Illinois, dated at Kaskaeskias" noting: "Since we have had possession of the Illinois country the above nation of Indians...have taken 7 Englishmen & one woman prisoners, scalped 1 soldier...alive, killed & scalped upwards of 30 Englishmen...". Plus a... See More  

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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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587049

News from Albany...

Item #587049

August 19, 1772

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 19, 1772  Page 2 has a piece headed: "America" from Albany with a story of a brave rescue of a child from falling overboard from a ship (see).

Four pages, folio size, nice condition.

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$17.00
582086

Value of the Ohio River...

Item #582086

August 24, 1772

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Edinburgh, Scotland, Aug. 24, 1772 



* Ohio River value ?

* Pre Rev. War era




Page 3 has a paragraph noting: "The Ohio, though a very extensive river of North America...is cut off from all possible intercourse with a foreign commerce & has no connection whatever with the sea..." and a bit more (see photos). Four pages, folio size, red ink tax ... See More  

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583782

Much on the Mississippi...

Item #583782

August 29, 1772

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 29, 1772 



* Early Mississippi & Ohio Rivers



Page 2 has a report which includes: "...The public, in the various conversations which have arisen on the subject of the new settlement in North America, generally confound the Mississippi with the Ohio; whereas the two rivers are very distinct; the first is capable of admitting the larges... See More  

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587050

1773 Edinburgh, Scotland....

Item #587050

March 31, 1773

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, March 31, 1773  Page 2 has a section headed: "America" with a New York dateline, concerning a naval encounter with Indians (see).

Four pages, light dirtiness to the ftpg., folio size, nice condition.

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$18.00
583755

News from America...

Item #583755

September 13, 1773

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Sept. 13, 1773 



* Native American Indians



Page 2 has a full column of reporting under "America" with reports from Charleston with much on the situation with the Cherokee & Creek Indians, and also bits noting: "...vessels belonging to Rhode Island...carried into New Providence are, we hear, both condemned. One of them had 18 ch... See More  

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581941

Nova Scotia described...

Item #581941

December 31, 1773

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, December 31, 1773 



* Early Nova Scotia description



Inside has: "...a Letter from a gentleman who emigrated from Scotland...dated Nova Scotia, Fort Cumberland..." which is very descriptive of Halifax and the vicinity (see photos). Other news of the day throughout including various ads. Eight pages, some dirtiness, more so at the folds, measur... See More  

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$28.00
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