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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
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
120190

A variant and short-lived title...

Item #120190
THE REHEARSAL OF OBSERVATOR, London, England  1704-1706  A variant title --& earlier date--of the newspaper titled "The Rehearsal", and much less common. A single sheet newspaper printed on both sides measuring about 8 by 13 inches. The image shown is only an example of the layout and condition of what you will receive. Actual issues vary within the specifications given.

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$36.00
649223

A variant and short-lived title...

Item #649223
THE REHEARSAL OF OBSERVATOR, London, England  1704-1706  A variant title --& earlier date--of the newspaper titled "The Rehearsal", and much less common. A single sheet newspaper printed on both sides measuring 8 by 13 inches. The image shown is only an example of the layout and condition of what you will receive. Actual issues vary within the specifications given.

Note: U... See More  

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$36.00
637947

Rare mention of Virginia in this early title...

Item #637947

October 09, 1706

THE REHEARSAL, London, Oct. 9, 1706



* Rare 18th century title

* Quite early mention of Virginia




A fine single sheet newspaper which lasted only 6 years. It was published by Charles Leslie, considered a violent controversialist who was virtually inextinguishable. Another source notes: "...in August 1704, he had started, in opposition to the ‘Observator’ and Defoe'
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$47.00
120202

Short-lived newspaper with an interesting title...

Item #120202
THE BRITISH APOLLO, OR CURIOUS AMUSEMENTS FOR THE INGENIOUS and subtitled: "To Which are Added the Most Material Occurrences Foreign and Domestick". Published in London, and "Perform'd by a Society of Gentlemen" as noted in the masthead, the date is 1708. The British Apollo appeared twice a week until issue 79, and then three times a week. A popular paper edite... See More  

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$28.00
597046

One of the less common, early titles...

Item #597046

May 15, 1708

THE REHEARSAL, London, May 15, 1708 



* Rare 18th century title



A fine single sheet newspaper which lasted only 6 years. By Charles Leslie, considered a violent controversialist who was virtually inextinguishable. Content is discussion of various topics. Unusual & seldom found. 12 3/4 by 7 1/4 inches. Minor archival mend on the reverse, very nice condition.
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$38.00
597162

One of the less common, early titles...

Item #597162

May 19, 1708

THE REHEARSAL, London, May 19, 1708



* Rare 18th century title



A fine single sheet newspaper which lasted only 6 years. By Charles Leslie, considered a violent controversialist who was virtually inextinguishable. Content is discussion of various topics as listed just above the dateline. Unusual & seldom found. 12 3/4 by 7 1/4 inches. Minor archival mend on the reverse, very nice co
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$38.00
656987

Short-lived newspaper with an interesting title...

Item #656987

June 18, 1708

THE BRITISH APOLLO, OR CURIOUS AMUSEMENTS FOR THE INGENIOUS and subtitled: "To Which are Added the Most Material Occurrences Foreign and Domestick". Published in London, and "Perform'd by a Society of Gentlemen" as noted in the masthead, the date is June 18, 1708.



* Uncommon Title

* Short-lived newspaper




This newspaper existed for less than 4 years. Readers were invi... See More  

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$34.00
666820

A British victory in the War of Spanish Succession... Encouraging trade with Newfoundland...

Item #666820

July 12, 1708

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England July 12, 1708 



* Battle of Oudenarde

* War of Spanish Succession




Most of the ftpg. is taken up with: "By the Queen, A Proclamation" which concerns: "An Act to Encourage the Trade to Newfoundland..." with much detail.

But the more desirable content is a very detailed account of the Battle of Oudenarde. This was a battle in the War of the... See More  

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$64.00
643017

Short-lived newspaper with an interesting title...

Item #643017

August 06, 1708

THE BRITISH APOLLO, OR CURIOUS AMUSEMENTS FOR THE INGENIOUS and subtitled: "To Which are Added the Most Material Occurrences Foreign and Domestick". Published in London, and "Perform'd by a Society of Gentlemen" as noted in the masthead, the date is August 6, 1708.

This newspaper existed for less than 4 years. Readers were invited to send in questions on any subject whatso... See More  

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$38.00
666833

The siege of Lisle in the War of Spanish Succession...

Item #666833

September 27, 1708

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 27, 1708  Most of this issue, including the entire front page, is taken up with reports on the siege of Lisle, with headings including: "Journal From the Camp before Lisle" and "From the Camp before Lisle" and "From the Camp at Lannoy" and again: "From the Camp before Lisle".

The Siege of Lille was the most promin
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$40.00
649279

Unusual, short-lived newspaper...

Item #649279
THE VISIONS OF SIR HEISTER RYLEY: WITH OTHER ENTERTAINMENTS, London, 1710  Sir Heister Ryley, the fictitious editor of the Visions of Sir Heister Ryley, is a man interested in all fields of learning, a "stickler in the business of truth" and absolutely averse to siding with any political party. His little newspaper was a 4 page serial. It contained essays, letters and miscellaneous ... See More  

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$48.00
120034

From the oldest newspaper in the world...

Item #120034
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, 1708 - 1711  We will select a nice, genuine issue from this early period of the 18th century.

This is the oldest continually published newspaper in the world, having begun in 1665 and is still publishing today. This newspaper has various news of the day, mostly European, but several advertisements as well. Nice condition.

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$22.00
120144

Early, genuine newspaper from the 18th century...

Item #120144
THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1710  This is the oldest continually published newspaper in the world, having begun in 1665 and is still publishing today.

The front page of this early newspaper has various military reports from Europe. This is a single sheet newspapers & is in nice condition.  A great way to own a slice of history approximately 300 years old at a low price.  The image is r... See More  

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$28.00
647156

Unusual, short-lived newspaper...

Item #647156
THE VISIONS OF SIR HEISTER RYLEY: WITH OTHER ENTERTAINMENTS, London, 1710  Sir Heister Ryley, the fictitious editor of the Visions of Sir Heister Ryley, is a man interested in all fields of learning, a "stickler in the business of truth" and absolutely averse to siding with any political party. His little newspaper was a 4 page serial. It contained essays, letters and miscellaneous ... See More  

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$48.00
570733

Dated in 1710...

Displayable newspaper very early in the 18th century...

Item #570733
THE POST BOY, London, England, 1710  This newspaper ranks among the more displayable titles from the eighteenth century, and is very early as well. The masthead features two engravings in the corners, one of a mounted newsboy trumpeting the news, and the other of an angelic figure doing the same.

A single sheet newspaper containing various news reports from Europe with part of the back page ... See More  

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$33.00
643016

Unusual, short-lived newspaper...

Item #643016

January 08, 1710

THE VISIONS OF SIR HEISTER RYLEY: WITH OTHER ENTERTAINMENTS, London, January 8, 1710  Sir Heister Ryley, the fictitious editor of the Visions of Sir Heister Ryley, is a man interested in all fields of learning, a "stickler in the business of truth" and absolutely adverse to siding with any political party. His little newspaper was a 4 page serial. It contained essays, letters and mi... See More  

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$44.00
670879

A broadside-like chart consumes the front page...

Item #670879

April 22, 1710

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 22, 1710  A rather unusual issue, as most of the front page is taken up with an uncommonly large--wider and longer than normal--chart headed: "A Table of  the Assize of Bread, in Pounds, Ounces, and Drams, Averdupois Weight" with 14 columns.

This chart extends beyond the normal margins of this newspaper. The back page has uncommonly wide marg... See More  

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$39.00
639522

Scarce title...

Item #639522

July 10, 1710

MEMOIRS OF LITERATURE, London, July 10, 1710  A very uncommon title from England with no news of the day but rather editorials and literature reviews.  Four pages, lite damp-staining to the right portion of the issue, otherwise in very nice condition, 8 3/4 by 13 1/4 inches, and a rare opportunity to add this title to an early newspaper collection. 

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$38.00
639521

Unusual, short-lived newspaper...

Item #639521

September 11, 1710

THE VISIONS OF SIR HEISTER RYLEY: WITH OTHER ENTERTAINMENTS, London, September 11, 1710  Sir Heister Ryley, the fictitious editor of the Visions of Sir Heister Ryley, is a man interested in all fields of learning, a "stickler in the business of truth" and absolutely adverse to siding with any political party. His little newspaper was a 4 page serial. It contained essays, letters and... See More  

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$44.00
121160
Item #121160
MEMOIRS OF LITERATURE, London, 1711 A very uncommon title from England, four pages with no news of the day but rather editorials and literature reviews. Nice condition, and a rare opportunity to add this title to an early newspaper collection.

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$38.00
120185

Famous title from the early 1700's...

Item #120185
THE SPECTATOR, London, 1711-1712 (untrimmed)  One of the most famous of the early newspapers & by the famed Addison & Steele. Nice condition, some foxing, single sheet.  The image shown is representative of the condition and look of the issue you will receive.  Actual dates vary but will be dated within 1711 or 1712.  Note:  No red ink stamps are present.

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$45.00
120116

Oldest continually published newspaper in the world...

Item #120116
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, 1710-1712  A very early singlesheet newspaper from the early 18th century. This is the oldest continually published newspaper in the world, having started in 1665 and is still printing today. Small folio size and in nice condition.  The photo shown is representative of the issue you will receive, but actual issues vary - but will be dated between 1710-1712 (e... See More  

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$28.00
565303

Displayable newspaper very early in the 18th century...

Item #565303
THE POST BOY, London, England, 1711-1714  This newspaper ranks among the more displayable titles from the eighteenth century, and is very early as well. The masthead features two engravings in the corners, one of a mounted newsboy trumpeting the news, and the other of an angelic figure doing the same.

A single sheet newspaper containing various news reports from Europe with part of the back ... See More  

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$33.00
120488

Early and notable 18th century title... Addison & Steele...

Item #120488
THE SPECTATOR, London, England, 1711  One of the more famous of the early newspapers and by the famed Addison & Steele. Nice condition, trimmed, some light browning. A single sheet issue measuring 8 by 11 1/2 inches. Red ink stamps do not appear to be present.

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$36.00
649293

The oldest continuously published English language newspaper...

Item #649293
(5) THE LONDON GAZETTE  A  lot of five issues of the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, all from the early 1700's (1712-1739), priced at a bargain due to  being a blend of 2nd rate and slightly damaged issues. A great opportunity for authentic issues from the early 18th century at a fraction of their typical cost. The image shown is just an exam... See More  

Item from Catalog 301 (released for December, 2020)...

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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$44.00
649221

Early and notable 18th century title... Addison & Steele...

Item #649221
THE SPECTATOR, London, England, 1712  One of the more famous of the early newspapers and by the famed Addison & Steele. Nice condition, trimmed, some light browning. A single sheet issue measuring 8 by 11 1/2 inches. Red ink stamps do not appear to be present.

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$36.00
559480

The oldest continuously published English language newspaper...

Item #559480
(5) THE LONDON GAZETTE (2nd-rate/dmg.)  A  lot of five issues of the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, all from the early 1700's (1712-1729), priced at a bargain due to  being a blend of 2nd rate and slightly damaged issues. A great opportunity for authentic issues from the early 18th century at a fraction of their typical cost. The image shown... See More  

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669849

Very rare variant title to celebrate the Treaty of Utrecht...

Item #669849

February 03, 1713

PAX, PAX; OR, A PACIFICK POST BOY, London, February 3, 1712/13  A very rare, variant title of the "Post-Boy" newspaper, the change in title [Peace, Peace] due to the Treaty of Utrecht just agreed upon. The Treaty of Utrecht was essentially a series of treaties involving various European countries which put an end to the War of Spanish Succession. The agreement noted in this issue wa... See More  

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652006

The Treaty of Utrecht (France and Portugal)...

Item #652006
THE POST-BOY, London, May 16, 1713 



* Peace of Utrecht - treaty

* War of the Spanish Succession




This issue begins with: "The TREATY of Peace Between his Most Christian Majesty and his Royal Highness of SAVOY, Concluded at Utrecht, April 11, 1713.

This was one of the treaties of Utrecht. The Treaty of Utrecht was an historic agreement among various European powers, with France bei... See More  

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$265.00
662574

Newspaper edited by the famed Jonathan Swift...

Item #662574

June 12, 1713

THE EXAMINER, London, June 12, 1713 



* Rare 18th century publication



This editorial-format newspaper was edited by the famed Jonathan Swift at this time (of Gulliver's Travels fame), It promoted a Tory perspective on British politics, at a time when Queen Anne had replaced Whig ministers with Tories.

Complete as a single sheet newspaper as was typical of the day, 7 1/2 by 13 inches... See More  

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$56.00
656181

Newspaper edited by the famed Jonathan Swift...

Item #656181

July 01, 1713

THE EXAMINER, London, 1713  This editorial-format newspaper was edited by the famed Jonathan Swift at this time (of Gulliver's Travels fame), It promoted a Tory perspective on British politics, at a time when Queen Anne had replaced Whig ministers with Tories.

Complete as a single sheet newspaper as was typical of the day, 7 1/2 by 13 inches, nice condition.

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$56.00
646290

Newspaper edited by the famed Jonathan Swift...

Item #646290

July 01, 1713

THE EXAMINER, London, 1713  This editorial-format newspaper was edited by the famed Jonathan Swift at this time (of Gulliver's Travels fame), It promoted a Tory perspective on British politics, at a time when Queen Anne had replaced Whig ministers with Tories.

Complete as a single sheet newspaper as was typical of the day, 7 1/2 by 13 inches, nice condition.

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$56.00
636850

Newspaper edited by the famed Jonathan Swift...

Item #636850

July 01, 1713

THE EXAMINER, London, 1713  This editorial-format newspaper was edited by the famed Jonathan Swift at this time (of Gulliver's Travels fame), It promoted a Tory perspective on British politics, at a time when Queen Anne had replaced Whig ministers with Tories.

Complete as a single sheet newspaper as was typical of the day, 7 1/2 by 13 inches, nice condition.

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$56.00
637724

Newspaper edited by the famed Jonathan Swift...

Item #637724

July 01, 1713

THE EXAMINER, London, 1713  This editorial-format newspaper was edited by the famed Jonathan Swift at this time (of Gulliver's Travels fame), It promoted a Tory perspective on British politics, at a time when Queen Anne had replaced Whig ministers with Tories.

Complete as a single sheet newspaper as was typical of the day, 7 1/2 by 13 inches, nice condition.

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$56.00
671873

Newspaper edited by the famed Jonathan Swift...

Item #671873

July 24, 1713

THE EXAMINER, London, July 24, 1713  This editorial-format newspaper was edited by the famed Jonathan Swift at this time (of Gulliver's Travels fame), It promoted a Tory perspective on British politics, at a time when Queen Anne had replaced Whig ministers with Tories.

Complete as a single sheet newspaper as was typical of the day, 7 1/2 by 13 inches, nice condition.

Item from Catalog 301 (released for December, 2020)...

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$56.00
655256

Handsome & early newspaper for display...

Item #655256

June 01, 1714

THE POST BOY, London, England, June 1, 1714  



* Rare & early 18th century issue

* Nice masthead engravings




The front of the issue has a dateline Petersburg in which they were experienced such a sudden thaw that earlier in the day, they crossed the Nerva by carriages but by evening they crossed by boat.

From Hague, "...the Court was under a great Consternation, because that Pr... See More  

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$48.00
670105

A handsome newspaper...

Item #670105

March 03, 1715

THE POST BOY, London, March 3, 1715  One of the nicer mastheads of the early 18th century with two nice engravings in the masthead, one showing a post boy on horseback "trumpeting" the news.

The front page includes: "Tuesday last being the birthday of her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales, the court then went out of mourning & there was a great appearance of the nobilit... See More  

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$48.00
670108

John Floyer appointed Secretary of New-England...

Item #670108

May 24, 1715

THE POST-BOY, London, May 24, 1715 



* Rare & early 18th century issue

* Nice masthead engravings




The back page has a brief report mentioning America: "John Floyer, Esq; is appointed Secretary of New-England, in the room of Isaac Addington, lately deceas'd."

A single sheet newspaper, 8 1/2 by 14 inches, scattered foxing, two handsome engravings in the masthead. Nice c... See More  

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$48.00
639180

Death of the Queen's occultist, an itinerant quack...

Item #639180

May 26, 1715

THE POST BOY, London, May 26, 1715 



* Rare & early 18th century issue

* Nice masthead engravings

* William Read death

* Occultist - itinerant quack




A handsome issue with the two nice, detailed engravings in the masthead. The back page has a brief item: "The same day, Sir William Read, his Majesty's Ocultist in Chief, died at Rochester; he was the most expert of all those... See More  

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$59.00
671924

Two nice engravings in this uncommon title...

Item #671924

June 07, 1715

THE POST-MAN & THE HISTORICAL ACCOUNT, London, June 7, 1715  A newspaper formatted much like the "Post-Boy" we've offered before, but a much more scarce title. Various news of the day with some advertisements on the back page.

Complete as a single sheet issue, some foxing or staining near the masthead, 8 by 13 3/4 inches, nice condition.

Item from Catalog 302 (released for January, 2021)...

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$81.00
675777

Handsome, early, displayable newspaper from 1715...

Item #675777

June 09, 1715

THE POST BOY, London, June 9, 1715 



* Rare & early 18th century issue

* Nice masthead engravings




This is one of our favorite early newspapers as it is single sheet, small folio size, and has two great engravings in the masthead making it very nice for display (see images). The front page has various reports from throughout Europe while most of the back page is taken up with ads.

M... See More  

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$33.00
660371

Very rare & early British title... Published by Richard Steele...

Item #660371

July 25, 1715

THE ENGLISHMAN, London, July 25, 1715  This is one of the more rare British titles from the early part of the 18th century, published by the famed Richard Steele and being a continuation of his newspaper "The Guardian". It ran for just 95 issues. One writer noted it: "...targeted (and to some degree, created) the rising London middle class, both men and women, offering readers ... See More  

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$68.00
621232

A sermon preached...

Item #621232

January 01, 1716

Pamphlet titled: "The Christian Subject's Duty to His Lawful Prince, In A SERMON Preach'd January the 30th 1716...", from London, England. This sermon was delivered by Luke Milbourne, Rector of St. Ethelburga's. This pamphlet has a full title page dated 1716, bordered in black (see). Measures 4 3/4 by 7 1/2 inches, complete in 38 pages, terrific condition.

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$59.00
639519

Actions in the House of Commons...

Item #639519

March 27, 1716

VOTES OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, London, England, March 27, 1716 



* Early 18th century title



A rare British newspaper much the size of other titles of the day. As the title suggests the content concerns topics considered in the House of Commons including: "...to enquire into Abuses practised in the manufacturing Tobacco, had made some Progress in the Examination of that Matter, ... See More  

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$37.00
666580

A displayable newspaper...

Item #666580

July 07, 1716

THE POST BOY, London, July 7, 1716 



* Rare title w/ nice masthead



One of the nicer mastheads of the 18th century as it features two handsome engravings (see). Various news reports from Europe. The back page is mostly filled with advertisements and notices.

Complete as a single sheet newspaper, measures 8 1/4 by 14 inches, very nice condition.... See More  

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$37.00
642857

Nice item on Sir Christopher Wren...

Item #642857

September 08, 1716

THE POST BOY, Sept. 8, 1716 



* Sir Christopher Wren replaced

* Displayable masthead



Near the top of the back page is a very significant item on the famous architect Sir Christopher Wren. The report reads: "Christopher Wren, Esq., is removed from being Clerk of his Majesty's Works, and is succeeded by John Mercer Esq., formerly belonging to Mr. How's Office, as pay-master o... See More  

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$250.00
620495

Early British pamphlet...

Item #620495

January 01, 1717

British pamphlet titled: "An ANSWER to The Reverend Dr. Snape's LETTER to the Bishop of Bangor...", published in London, 1717 as noted on the titlepg. in Roman numerals (see). It must have been a popular piece as this is "The twelfth edition". A 48 pg. pamphlet measuring 4 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches, in very nice condition.

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$49.00
643074

Unusual format...

Item #643074

August 29, 1717

THE EVENING POST, London, Aug. 29, 1717  This was the newspaper upon which the word "evening" first appeared in any newspaper title when it began in 1706. A very handsome issue which has a very interesting & unusual format. Much news from Europe on pages 1 and 2, with half of page 3 being blank, with a nice rd tax stamp, and  over half of the back page blank.

Four pages, n... See More  

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$57.00
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