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665092

License needed to be a peddler...

Item #665092

May 17, 1686

THE LONDON GAZETTE, May 17, 1686  Most of the ftpg. is taken up with: "A Proclamation" which enforces the use of a license to be a peddle.

The remainder of the ftpg. and most of the bkpg. is taken up with other reports from Europe plus there are several advertisements as well.

Complete as a single sheet issue, 6 3/4 by 11 inches, a few small ink stains on the ftpg., nice condition... See More  

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$56.00
665934

Samuel Johnson is found guilty of sedition and rebellion...

Item #665934

June 24, 1686

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 24, 1686 



* Samuel Johnson found guilty of seditious libel

* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had




The back page has a report from Westminster noting: "This day Samuel Johnson was brought to tryal at the King's Bench-Bar upon an information of High Misdemeanor, for writing and publishing two scandalous and seditious libel... See More  

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$68.00
668055

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1682...

Item #668055

December 10, 1688

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 10, 1688



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measuri... See More  

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$42.00
663716

Rare issue of a title which lasted just 14 issues...

Item #663716

January 10, 1689

THE UNIVERSAL INTELLIGENCE, London, January 10, 1688/9 [1689 by today's calendar]. 



* Very rare publication

* 17th century original




An extremely scarce title, as only two American institutions have any holdings of this title & even those have just a single issue, not this date.

This newspaper lasted for only 14 issues and this is issue "Numb. 11".

Various news from ... See More  

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$375.00
644240

Rare title from the 1600's...

Item #644240

May 28, 1689

A CONTINUATION OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONVENTION OF THE ESTATES IN SCOTLAND, London, England, May 28, 1689 



* Very rare 17th century publication



The year of this issue is printed in the dateline of the lead article on the front page, as the dateline contains only the month and day (see). This is issue #24 of a short-lived title which existed to report on the ongoing disputes between ... See More  

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$178.00
673500

A very rare 17th century title...

Item #673500

June 25, 1689

A CONTINUATION OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE PARLIAMENT IN SCOTLAND, London, England, June 25, (1689)  The year is noted in the dateline of the first report at the top of page 1, as well as in the imprint at the bottom of the back page. A very rare newspaper from England, other titles existing but which have slightly different wording, dealing primarily with Parliamentary affairs. Much of the fro... See More  

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$160.00
671693

A rare 17th century title...

Item #671693

July 13, 1689

A CONTINUATION OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE PARLIAMENT IN SCOTLAND, London, England, July 13, (1689)  The year is noted in the dateline of the first report at the top of page 1 (see), as well as in the imprint at the bottom of the back page. A very rare newspaper from England, other titles existing but which have slightly different wording, dealing primarily with Parliamentary affairs. Much of t... See More  

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$160.00
672255

A rare 17th century title...

Item #672255

July 16, 1689

A CONTINUATION OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE PARLIAMENT IN SCOTLAND, London, England, July 16 (1689)  A very rare newspaper from England, with the title outlining the content within. Historical reports as well, including a back page advertisement. The year is found in the imprint at the bottom of the back page.

This is a single sheet issue, 6 3/4 by 11 1/2 inches, never trimmed, very nice and cl... See More  

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$168.00
180022

A 10 issues set from the 1690's...

Item #180022
THE LONDON GAZETTE, a great opportunity to purchase a lot of 10 issues of the oldest continually published newspaper in the world, all from the 1690's, & in good condition. Offered at a considerable discount over the per-issue price. The image shows an example of the look and condition of the issues you will receive.

Wholesale Lot: typically more than one item/set available!

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$280.00
649260

From the 1600's... World's oldest continuously published English language newspaper...

Item #649260
THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1600's (2nd rate)  An opportunity to purchase a lot of 5 issues of the oldest continually published English language newspaper, having started in 1665 and is still publishing today. All are from the late 1600's, priced due to minor imperfections causing them to be 2nd rate. A great opportunity to obtain authentic 17th century newspapers at a fraction of their typic... See More  

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$98.00
559390

From the 1600's... World's oldest continuously published English language newspaper...

Item #559390
(5) THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1600's (2nd rate)  An opportunity to purchase a lot of 5 issues of the oldest continually published English language newspaper, having started in 1665 and is still publishing today. All are from the late 1600's, priced due to minor imperfections causing them to be 2nd rate. A great opportunity for authentic 17th century newspapers at a fraction of their typical... See More  

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$98.00
670113

A title rarely offered...

Item #670113

May 08, 1691

MERCURIUS REFORMATUS, OR THE NEW OBSERVATOR,  London, England, May 8, 1691 



* 17th century original

* Rare publication




A quite uncommon newspaper done in question/answer format, whereby a topic, or topics, are raised and then discussed. 

The topics indicated under the masthead in this issue are: 1. His Majesty's Journey to Holland. 2 The Zeal of the French to accompany t... See More  

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$74.00
649266

Reports from Parliament from the 1600's...

Item #649266
VOTES OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, London, England, 1692  A rare British newspaper much the size of others of the day. Fine & lengthy reporting on votes and other actions in Parliament. Nice condition & rarely offered at such a price. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have these specific photos or be of this specific date--but will have the format a... See More  

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$39.00
121061

Report on Parliament, from the 1600's...

Item #121061
VOTES OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, London, England, 1692  A rare British newspaper much the size of others of the day. Fine & lengthy reporting on votes and other actions in Parliament. Nice condition & rarely offered at such a price. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have these specific photos or be of this specific date--but will have the format a... See More  

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$39.00
676172

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1692...

Item #676172

June 05, 1692

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 5, 1692



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measurin... See More  

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$39.00
676988

Gentleman's newspaper from 17th century England...

Item #676988

June 11, 1692

ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, June 11, 1692



* Rare 17th century title



This was a fine gentleman's newspaper which was very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics. A very early English periodical now over 325 years old.

This newspaper was done in question/answer format. This newspaper was published at a time when there weren't
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$42.00
664279

John Marshall, a pioneer in the world of spectacles & optics...

Item #664279

November 19, 1692

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Nov. 19, 1692 



* Rare 17th century publication

* Early optician, John Marshall ad




One of just four advertisements on the back page is a quite lengthy & descriptive ad beginning: "At the sign of the Archimedes and Spectacles in Ludgate street, the West End of St. Paul's Church, London, by John Marshal are made all manner of prospective glasses,... See More  

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$250.00
664265

Incredibly rare item: John Marshall, a pioneer in the world of spectacles & optics... Optician to the King & Queen..

Item #664265

November 26, 1692

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Nov. 26, 1692  Among the two advertisements on the back page is a quite lengthy & descriptive ad beginning: "At the sign of the Archimedes and Spectacles in Ludgate street, the West End of St. Paul's Church, London, by John Marshal are made all manner of prospective glasses, telescopes, microscopes, single and double, reading glasses, large concave g... See More  

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$250.00
667076

(3) Gentleman's newspapers from 17th century England...

Item #667076

December 20, 1692

ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, England, June 21, July 5, Dec. 20, 1692



* Rare 17th century title

* Lot of 3 issues




This was a fine gentleman's newspaper which was very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics. A very early English periodical now over 320 years old.

These newspapers were done in question/answer format. These newspap
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$110.00
668691

Advertisement on the Salem witch trials...

Item #668691

January 24, 1693

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Jan. 24, 1693 



* Rare Salem witch trials book advertisement

* Very early and rare 17th century title




The back page has an advertisement for the book: "The TRYALS of several WITCHES lately Executed in New-England, and of several remarkable Curiosities therein occurring. Written by Cotton Mather, and Published by the Special Command of the Governour.&qu... See More  

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$355.00
676076

Advertisement on the Salem witch trials...

Item #676076

February 11, 1693

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Feb. 11, 1693 



* Rare Salem witch trials advertisement

* Very early and rare 17th century title




The back page has an advertisement for the book "The Second Edition of the late TRYALS of several WITCHES in New-England. Written by Cotton Mather, and Published by the Special Command of the Governour." (see)

This is the only periodical we have ever ... See More  

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$345.00
662913

On the Salem witch trials...

Item #662913

February 21, 1693

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Feb. 21, 1693  This was a fine gentlemen's newspaper which was very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics & one of the earliest periodicals in English. Partially in question/answer format.

The back page has an advertisement for the 2nd edition of a book: "The late TRYALS of Several  WITCHES ... See More  

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$325.00
668701

Book on the trial of Quakers held at Philadelphia...

Item #668701

November 18, 1693

ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, England, Nov. 14, 1693



* Rare 17th century publication

* Philadelphia Quakers trial book ad




This was a "gentleman's" newspaper very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics done in question/answer format. Published at a time when there were no newspapers printing in the American colonies.

Th
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$98.00
649262

Over 325 years old...

Item #649262
THE ATHENIAN MERCURY by John Dunton, London, England, 1694. This was a fine gentleman's newspaper which was very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics & one of the earliest periodicals in English. Partially in question/answer format. This newspaper was published before any American newspapers even existed.

A single sheet newspaper prin... See More  

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$39.00
120350

Over 300 years old...

Item #120350
THE ATHENIAN MERCURY by John Dunton, London, England, 1694. This was a fine gentleman's newspaper which was very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics & one of the earliest periodicals in English. Partially in question/answer format. This newspaper was published before any American newspapers even existed. A single sheet newspaper print... See More  

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$39.00
677963

(3) Gentleman's newspapers from 17th century England...

Item #677963

December 29, 1694

ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, England, Feb. 6 & 27 and March 6, 1694



* Rare 17th century publication

* Lot of 3 issues over 325 yrs. old




This was a fine gentleman's newspaper which was very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics. A very early English periodical now over 325 years old.

These newspapers were done in question/a
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$112.00
615807

The world's oldest continually published English language newspaper...

Item #615807
THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1690-1698  An opportunity for a genuine issue of the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 & is still publishing today. This issue is well over 300 years old. 

Very nice condition with some minor foxing, single sheet, printed on both sides. A very popular title & a foundation for any newspaper collection.&nb... See More  

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$28.00
120197

World's oldest continually published English language newspaper...

Item #120197

January 01, 1695

THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1690-1698  An opportunity for a genuine issue of the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 & is still publishing today. This issue is well over 300 years old. 

Very nice condition with some minor foxing, single sheet,  printed on both sides. A very popular title & a foundation for any newspaper collecti... See More  

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$28.00
670168

Rare title from the 1600's...

Item #670168

May 10, 1695

A COLLECTION FOR IMPROVEMENT OF HUSBANDRY AND TRADE, London, May 10, 1695 



* Very rare 17th century publication



This is one of the more uncommon titles from the 17th century we have had the pleasure to offer, with the content relating much to the title.  Page 2 has a large chart showing prices of various grains by city. The back leaf is taken up with advertisements.

Never bound no... See More  

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$96.00
652337

Rare 17th century title from England...

Item #652337
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, October, 1695



* Rare 17th century publication



This is a very 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 Occurre... See More  

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$82.00
670169

Interesting question, with a related illustration...

Item #670169

December 10, 1695

ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, England, Dec. 10, 1695  A fine gentleman's newspaper which was very popular in the coffeehouses of early England.

This newspaper was done in question/answer format. The first one is a curious one and comes with an illustration (rarely found) of the writer's "nativity": "...advise me in these few things; first whether it be allotted me to h
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$48.00
676163

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1697...

Item #676163

January 13, 1697

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Jan. 13, 1697



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measuri... See More  

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$37.00
672696

Mention of Newfoundland and the West Indies in a 1697 newspaper...

Item #672696

July 05, 1697

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 5, 1697 



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



The first column of the front page has a few mentions of the "new world" amongst shipping notices, including: "The ships of the Flora, which returned lately from the West Indies, are now unlading...6 English merchant ships bound home and one for Newfoundland..." a... See More  

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$47.00
649246

The world's oldest continually published English language newspaper...

Item #649246
THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1690-1698  An opportunity for a genuine issue of the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 & is still publishing today. This issue is well over 300 years old. 

Very nice condition with some minor foxing, single sheet, printed on both sides. A very popular title & a foundation for any newspaper collection.&nb... See More  

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$28.00
665932

A new governor in the Caribbean Islands...

Item #665932

May 22, 1699

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 22, 1699 



* New governor in Leeward Islands

* Caribbean Sea




Page 2 has a report noting: "His Majesty has been pleased to constitute Christopher Codrington Esq., Captain-General and Governor in Chief of His Majesty's Leeward Caribee islands in America, in the room of his father Colonel Cadrington deceased...".

Single sheet, 7 1/4 by 11 1/... See More  

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$48.00
671126

3 issues from the 17th century....

Item #671126

August 10, 1699

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 8, 1674, July 28, 1687 & Aug. 10, 1699



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

* 3 issues from the last 3 decades of the 17th century




This publication is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And these are very early, genuine issues... See More  

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$105.00
180035

Full page engravings from the 1700's...

Item #180035
(10) A lot of ten engraved plates from "Gentleman's Magazine", London, all from the 1700's (though not dated). The lot may include foldouts, prints of buildings, diagrams, maps, etc. A few defects at the margins, some of the fold lines of multi-panel plates may be archivally mended from the reverse, but otherwise nice condition.

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$46.00
120025

World's oldest continually published English language newspaper...

Item #120025
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, dated 1700 or 1701.  This is the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world, having begun in 1665 and is still publishing today.

This is a very early newspaper from the very beginning of the 18th century. Very nice condition.  Some are singlesheet and some have four pages.  Although most are approximately 12 by 7 inches, a few ... See More  

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$26.00
649224

Full page engravings from the 1700's...

Item #649224
(10) A lot of ten engraved plates from "Gentleman's Magazine", London, all from the 1700's (though not dated). The lot may include foldouts, prints of buildings, diagrams, maps, etc. A few defects at the margins, some of the fold lines of multi-panel plates may be archivally mended from the reverse, but otherwise nice condition.

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$46.00
180020

A wholesale lot from the 18th century... Gentleman's Magazines...

Item #180020
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London -- lot of 25 issues, all from the 1700's, varying years and decades, each issue complete with the full title/contents page featuring an engraving of St. John's Gate. Nice condition. A larger quantity at a low, wholesale price. Most, if not all, plates are not included. The images shown are representative of the look and condition of those you will receive. ... See More  

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$207.00
678476

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1700...

Item #678476

January 13, 1700

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Jan. 13, 1700



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

* At the turn of the 18th century




This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is ... See More  

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$29.00
669983

Nice account of a battle with pirates on the coast of Virginia...

Item #669983
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, June, 1700 



* From the turn of the 18th century

* Great pirates account reporting




Certainly the most notable content is the report of a pirate capturing a ship off the coast of Virginia, but the King's ship Shoreham came to the rescue--commanded by he Governor, Nicholson-- and after a 10... See More  

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$545.00
671555

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1701...

Item #671555

April 24, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 24, 1701



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

* Turn of the 18th century




This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is comple... See More  

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$30.00
678461

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1701...

Item #678461

April 28, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 28, 1701



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

* Turn of the 18th century




This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is comple... See More  

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$29.00
665373

Trial and execution of the notorious pirate Captain Kidd...

Item #665373

May 12, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England. A part of very significant issues which are best kept together, dated May 12 and May 26, 1701. Sold individually for a combined total of $21,250, we offer a special price for the pair:



May 12, 1701  One of the best issues of all of this title we have offered, as page 2 contains a report on the trial & sentence of the pirate Captain Kidd.

Datelined May 10, ... See More  

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$16,000.00
642908

The notorious pirate Captain Kidd is executed !

Item #642908

May 26, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 22-26, 1701



* Famous pirate Captain William Kidd

* Historic & very rare report

* Execution - hanging




The London Gazette is the oldest continually published newspaper in the world, having started in 1665 and is still publishing today.

This issue contains on page two an exceedingly significant report--perhaps the rarest and most sought aft
... See More  

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$16,500.00
665775

Death of King James II...

Item #665775

September 11, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 11, 1701 



* James II of England death



The back page has an historic report of the death of King James II, the last Catholic monarch of England who was deposed during the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and spend the remainder of his life in exile in France.

The report from Paris dated Sept. 17 reads: "The late King fell into a lethargy on the 14th in... See More  

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$315.00
666141

King of England angered that the King of France considers him the "pretended" king...

Item #666141

September 22, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 22, 1701  Acknowledging the recent death of King James II (in Paris on Sept. 16), page 2 has  report from "Loo" in England: "His Majesty being informed that the French King has, upon the death of the late King James, declared the pretended  Prince of Wales King of England, Scotland, and Ireland; his Majesty has though fit to send ord... See More  

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$67.00
665778

King of England angered that the King of France considers him the "pretended" king...

Item #665778

September 22, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 22, 1701 



* James Francis Edward Stuart

* "The Old Pretender"



Acknowledging the recent death of King James II (in Paris on Sept. 16), page 2 has  report from "Loo" in England: "His Majesty being informed that the French King has, upon the death of the late King James, declared the pretended  Prince of Wales King of E... See More  

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$67.00
670878

King of England gets support from London concerning the insult from the king of France...

Item #670878

October 02, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 2, 1701  The ftpg. has a letter: "To  the King's Most Excellent Majesty" from the mayor and council of London, supporting the king in the insult from the king of France who considers the king of England as the "pretended" king.

As a bit of background, James II was the last Catholic monarch of Great Britain, deposed in the Gloriou... See More  

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$58.00
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