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The first Boon Island beacon...

Item #652037

September 07, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 7, 1799 

* Very 1st Boon Island beacon

* President John Adams act

Most of the front page middle columns are taken up with three Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams (see). One is to erect a beacon on Boon Island. Wikipedia notes on its Boon Island page: "...In 1799 the first day marker and the station itself we... See More  

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Death & funeral of the governor...

Item #632723

June 19, 1799


* Increase Sumner death

* Massachusetts governor

The front page has: "On Matrimony". Page 3 has a black-bordered report on the death & funeral of Mass. Governor Increase Sumner including the "Order Of Procession" and the position of "The Corpse" with the pall bearers, etc. (see).

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President John Adams signs in script type...

Item #652289

July 08, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 8, 1797 

* President John Adams

* Acts of Congress

The last column of the ftpg. is taken up with two Acts of Congress, each signed in in type by the President, John Adams, one in script type & the other in block type. Page 2 begins with a third Act signed in script type by John Adams.

Four pages, various foxing, slightly irregular at the spine... See More  

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Death of Louis XVI's brother...

Item #652172

September 07, 1795

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Sept. 7, 1795  Page 2 has a report: "The Death of the Dauphin" which mentions: "...will not, it is imagined make any difference in the affairs of France....the popularity of Monsieur the eldest brother of Louis the XVI. The fact is, there is not a man more universally detested thro' all France..."

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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The new American states struggling with money issues...

Item #645990

June 01, 1787

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

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On the growth of the new American republic...

Item #645986

February 01, 1787

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

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Boston...the nest from which all the evils have sprung...

Item #652055

November 07, 1768


* Pre Revolutionary War tensions

A report from Charleston notes that: "About a dozen of the ringleaders of the late disturbance at Dr. Turnbull's settlement at the Mosquito Harbour in East Florida, we hear, have been secured...". This is followed by a lengthier report from Mecklenburg beginning: "Gov. Tryon has been here in person t... See More  

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Great and abundant content from America...

Item #642808
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1768  The inside includes: "American Transactions Continued" from the previous issue which takes over 10 pages with a great wealth of content concerning the growing tensions between England & the American colonies. Perhaps this lengthy text is summed  up best with one paragraph: "...We wish & pray for the happy time w... See More  

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Battle of Quebec in the French & Indian War...

Item #642781
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, October, 1759 

* Battle of the Plains of Abraham

* Capture of Quebec, Canada

This issue contains a terrific & very detailed account of the Battle of Quebec, headed "Operations of the Army Before Quebec" and "Authentic Accounts of the Proceedings Before Quebec", taking seven pages of text and includes the &qu
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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  

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News from the French & Indian War... American Indian drawings...

Item #640064
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1756  Near the back in the "Historical Chronicle" is: "American News" which has a letter from Albany, & among other reports mentions that: "...Col. Broadstreet, with about 300 boatmen, were attacked by about 400 Canadians...Col. Broadstreet behaved gallantly and kept possession of a small island..." and a report
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Royal Naval Hospital in Gosport, England...

George Whitefield's Character of Man Justified...

Item #642749
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  September, 1751  There is a very nice foldout plate titled: "A Perspective View of the Royal Hospital now building for the Reception of Sick and Wounded Seamen at Gosport in Hants." (see). There is a related article on this as well.

Included within are: "Whitefield's Character of Man Justified" "Filtering Ciste
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The Garden of Eden... Much on early Hebrew history...

Item #654681
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, February, 1738 

* The Garden of Eden 

Certainly the most interesting article within this issue is one titled: "Account of the Garden of Eden..." which begins: "Moses tells us that the Ark rested upon the mountains of Ararat...And that afterwards mankind journeyed from thence & settled in the land of Shinar...
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The much desired newspaper by John Peter Zenger...

Item #653767

July 21, 1735


* Earliest of American newspapers to be had

This is the very rare & early newspaper printed by John Peter Zenger who, just 8 months earlier was arrested for the critical comments he made in his newspaper about a decision made by the British Governor of New York, William Cosby. The result was a famous libel case in which Zenger was acquitte... See More  

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Oglethorpe works with the Indians to settle Georgia...

Item #642690
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1733  The most notable item is the report taking three-quarters of a column and headed: "From Georgia" with a Savannah dateline, and reading in part: "Mr. Oglethorpe return'd from Charles Town...& found here the Chief men of all the Lower Creek Nation...to treat of an alliance with the Colony. Mr. Oglethorpe received them in o... See More  

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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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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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