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Item #649292COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, lot of 5 issues dating from 1797-1801, each containing at least one John Adams signature. Somewhat 2nd-rate but not damaged. Issues with his signature are increasingly hard to find, and these are priced at a significant discount.
December 26, 1798
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 26, 1798 Over a column on the front page is taken up with: "Extracts From a Thanksgiving Sermon, Delivered in the Vicinity of Boston" which is under the heading: "Clerical Patriotism", followed by: "Extracts from the Rev. Dr. Eckley's Discourse on Thanksgiving Day", which carries over to page 2. The balance of the issue... See More
July 30, 1798
FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, July 30, 1798 Page 2 an address to the President from the people of Caroline County, Maryland, followed by his response signed: John Adams. And then another letter to him from Rockingham County, North Carolina, with his response also signed: John Adams.
Also a great recruiting letter headed: "Gen. Washington Commands!! Hark! the Drum Be... See More
May 14, 1798
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, May 14, 1798 The front page has reports from the House of Representatives, which includes a: "Message" from the President signed on page 2: John Adams. It is actually a brief note introducing various documents concerning relations with France.
Four pages, very handsome masthead, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.
March 13, 1798
PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 13, 1798 The top of page 3 has a message from the governor of New York to the state Senate concerning "disorderly persons" in Livingston, signed in type: John Jay, who previously was the first Chief Justice of the United States.
This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper. Cobbett was a p... See More
January 20, 1798
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Jan. 20, 1798 The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction.
Page 2 has the latest reports from Congress.
The back page has an ad for a recently published book: "Observations on Certain Documents...The History of the United States for the year 179... See More
Item #649216(5)AN EARLY LOT - Five issues of the Columbian Centinel newspaper dating from 1794 to 1799. Each issue is in nice condition (not 2nd-rate). Increasingly rare from the 18th century. News of the day & period ads.
February 23, 1797
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Feb. 23, 1797 Page 3 has two reports on celebrating the 65st birthday of President George Washington. Also a report from the Senate prefaced with: "The answer to the Address of the Vice President of the United States on his retiring from the senate, was yesterday agreed to as follows..." with the letter.
Also an item from... See More
January 10, 1797
THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Jan. 10, 1797 A quite scarce title, and until a recent find, the very first we have offered in our 44 years. It published for exactly one year. Various news reports and advertisements of the day.
Four pages, folio size, never-trimmed margins, good condition.
January 08, 1797
THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Jan. 8, 1797 A quite scarce title, and until a recent find, the very first we have offered in our 44 years. It published for exactly one year.
Page 3 has a lengthy: "Address" to the people of Massachusetts, headed: "Governor's Speech" and signed in type by: Samuel Adams.
Page 3 has a lengthy letter signed by Buonaparte concerning his mil... See More
September 10, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 10, 1796 Page 3 has a Masonic notice for the "Grand Lodge" which is signed in type by the Grand Master: Paul Revere.
Four pages, various foxing, and chipping at the right margin does affect some text but not close to the Revere ad.
August 31, 1796
THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Aug. 31, 1796 The ftpg. has an interesting article by the notorious Captain Hugh Pigot of the British Navy, concerning cruelty towards Americans. Within a year his reputation for brutality would provide his men to mutiny, one of the bloodiest in the history of the Royal Navy, causing the death of Pigot and 9 of his officers.
Page 2 has 3 lett... See More
June 01, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 1, 1796 The middle of page 2 has most of a column taken up with an: "Address" of the governor of Mass. to his legislature, signed in type by him: Samuel Adams.
Page 3 has a nice advertisement for: "Church Bells of any size, cast...By PAUL REVERE..." with further details.
Four pages, slightly irregular at the right margin, good condition.... See More
April 16, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 16, 1796 The front page features two Acts of Congress concerning courts, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington.
Page 2 has a chart of the latest count for the election of Mass. governor, showing Judge Sumner leading over Gov. Sam Adams.
Four pages, some foxing, a bit irregular at the right margin, two small archival mends inside.... See More
March 23, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 23, 1796 Fully half of the front page, the two middle columns, are taken up with a lengthy treaty of peace and amity between the United States and Algeria, relating to the problems with the Algerian pirates capturing American ships.
At the top is: "Treaty with the Dey of Algiers" with the George Washington script signature, and at its conclusion i... See More
February 20, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 20, 1796 A ftpg. "Act" of the Mass. legislature is signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams.
Also on the ftpg. is an ad for: "Dr. J. Flagg, Surgeon Dentist" with details. Kane lists Flagg as the first native-born America dentist.
Four pages, damp staining, discrete archival mend at the interior spine.
January 16, 1796
THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Jan. 16, 1796 Page 3 has several letters concerning John Jay including two signed in type by him as governor of the state of New York. Much other news of the day.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, good condition.
November 26, 1795
FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston Nov. 26, 1795 Certainly one of the less common American titles from the 18th century.
Pages 1 and 2 contain: "Creek Indians - Extract of a Letter from the Sec. of War to...George Mathews, Gov. of Georgia..." which concerns a treaty with the Creek Indians. Also on page 2 is a report from Winchester which begins: "A gentleman from the South Western Territ... See More
Item #640340THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1795
Near the back are various news reports including a section headed: "America" which has a letter to the Select Men of Boston signed in type by the President: George Washington, relating to the Jay Treaty. This is followed by a letter from the merchants & traders of Philadelphia to the President, also relating to the Jay Treaty... See More
Item #670391THE THEOLOGICAL MAGAZINE, New York, September & October, 1795 A religious magazine which published bi-monthly, each issue dated for two months. It begin in July, 1795, and lasted only thru February, 1799, the latter issues being quarterly. An obscure title from the 18th century.
Eighty pages, disbound without a full title/contents pages, 4 3/4 by 8 inches, minor foxing, nice condi... See More
August 27, 1795
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, August 27, 1795 Beyond having one of the more decorative & displayable mastheads of the 18th century, among the illustrated advertisements on the back page is a nice one for: "Callender's Music Shop" showing a flutist, with various text as well.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.
June 16, 1795
KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, 1795 We seldom have titles to offer from Canterbury, and this newspaper has one of the more decorative & beautiful mastheads of the era. Note the two very detailed engravings on either side, one of which is the fabled Canterbury Cathedral. A coat-of-arms in the middle, with very ornate lettering for 'Kentish Gazette'.
A fine issue of this ti... See More
May 04, 1795
THE SUN and THE TIMES were two of the more famous & successful of British newspapers in the late 18th century. The Times remains one of the iconic papers of the world, having begun in 1788 and is still printing today. It was the first newspaper to have "Times" in the title, since lending its name to innumerable newspapers on both sides of the Atlantic.
Here is a lot of ten issues, f... See More
March 26, 1795
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, March 26, 1795 Beyond having one of the more decorative & displayable mastheads of the 18th century, among the illustrated advertisements on the back page is a nice one for: "Callender's Music Shop" showing a flutist, with various text as well.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.
January 12, 1795
AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 12, 1795 Page 3 has a letter form Knoxville noting trouble with the Indians, with details, mentioning in part: "...there has not been less than 20 persons killed by the Indians in this Territory--whether Cherokees or Creeks...".
Four pages, never-trimmed, very nice condition.
May 22, 1794
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, May 22, 1794 Shortly before this date the federal government passed the historic Naval Act of 1794, authorizing the building of six frigates, the founding ships of what would become the U.S. Navy.
The back page has a detailed advertisement from the "Treasury Department which essentially is seeking bits for the building of these frigates. It n... See More
April 05, 1794
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, April 5, 1794 Page 2 has a letter from the President to Congress, being an introduction to other letters concerning foreign affairs. It is signed in type: Go. Washington.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, great condition.
January 01, 1794
GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, 1794 A fine example of a newspaper from the city which was the capital of the United States at the time, while the District of Columbia was under construction.
The ftpg. is filled with ads while news reports are on the inside pages. More ads on the back page.
Four pages with never-trimmed margins (desired), very nice, clean condition.
September 14, 1793
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 14, 1793 The front page is filled with ads including 18 illustrated ship ads. The bkpg. has a: "Six Dollars Reward" ad for a runaway Irish servant man, with details.
Page 2 has a full column on: "Thoughts on the Legality of the Federal States' Lottery".
Four pages, very nice condition.
Item #667742THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, September, 1793 The front page has: "Thoughts On Social Intercourse" the text beginning: "Nobody but a blockhead proves tedious to a company. A man of the world presently comprehends whether he ought to stay or go; and knows too a moment the time it is fit for him to leave those who wish him at a distance..."with much more. The balance ... See More
Item #66957818th CENTURY LOT - a group of 8 American newspapers, comprised of 5 different titles from the 1700's, all with damage. All dates are from the 1790's save for one from 1789.
January 26, 1793
THE MAIL; OR CLAYPOOLE'S DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 26, 1793 Page 2 contains a letter signed by Blanchard, the renowned balloonist, noting that he is erecting a large building for the purpose of it being an: "...arostatical labortaroy, I shall not only exhibit the balloon with which I ascended here, but another, much larger, similar to that which I crossed the British chan... See More
January 01, 1793
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, 1793 If you are looking for a very nice, typical American newspaper of the late 1700's, here's a great one for a modest price. A four page issue with a nice mix of news of the day and advertisements. Wide, never-trimmed margins (desired) and in very nice, clean condition.
February 11, 1790
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Feb. 11, 1790 Page 3 has a small bit headed: "The President" noting: "Of the United States, this day, enters on his 59th year--that he may long, very long, continue an ornament to mankind & a blessing to the rising empire of America is the fervent prayer of every honest man." Also included is an: "Ode, On ... See More
Item #649301(6) COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, a lot of six 2nd rate issues dating from 1795-1799. Various news of the day from this famous colonial town. This was arguably the most successful & well-known newspaper of in 18th century America. Could contain close-trimming, staining, archival mending, etc., but will not have loss of text. Please note: The S&H for this lot is a bit higher than that of a si... See More
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Item #671518GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1790 The issue includes a wide range of articles taking the majority of the pages, and also has near the back several pages with an: "Accurate Statement of the Late Revolution in France". There is also a report headed: "America" noting in part: "...that Major Hardin...with 200 volunteers...of Kentucky...made an expedition fr... See More
January 01, 1790
Ten issue lot of 18th century American newspapers, ten different titles: The Herald; a Gazette for the Country, The Diary or Loudon's Register, Independent Chronicle, American Mercury, N.Y. Packet, Gazette of the U.S., The Mass. Centinel, Continental Journal, Dunlap's American Daily Advertiser, and Columbian Centinel.
Dates range from 1785 to 1798. All have some sort of damage yet still a... See More
Item #647089THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), June, 1789 This title, along with the "Columbian Magazine", has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, both published in Philadelphia. The Museum was published by Mathew Carey and existed from January, 1787 thru the end of 1792.
Among the articles within are: "Physical & meteorological Observations, Conjectures &... See More
Item #647090THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), June, 1789 This title, along with the "Columbian Magazine", has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, both published in Philadelphia. The Museum was published by Mathew Carey and existed from January, 1787 thru the end of 1792.
Among the articles within are: "Physical & meteorological Observations, Conjectures &... See More
June 01, 1789
COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, June, 1789 The issue begins with the continued "Concise History of the Late War In America" which takes 8 pages.
Other articles include: "The Life of William Penn, the Celebrated Founder of Pennsylvania" which is a continued article; "Arguments Drawn from Interest as well as Humanity Against the Practice of Slavery in the French Col... See More
February 07, 1786
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 7, 1786 An issue from the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War and before the creation of the Constitution & the new federal government.
Various news reports of the day. The back page has an illustrated ad for a "Hat Manufactory" which shows the iconic tricorne (three corner) hat of the colonial pe... See More
November 23, 1784
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 23, 1784 Page 3 has a nice account of the dispute between Pennsylvania and Connecticut on lands in the Wyoming Valley of Pa. This dispute was known as the Third Yankee-Pennamite War. This report takes over one-third of the page.
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, nice condition.... See More
Item #668662THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1784 The issue begins with a description of a medal created in honor of the late Capt. Cook and which is accompanied by a plate of it.
The front page also has an article: "Canoe of the Sandwich Islands Described (which is Hawaii), also accompanied by a great foldout plate, more typically lacking.
Another article of interest is: "Memoirs... See More
THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, 1784 See the photo for the very nice & ornate lettering in the masthead, making this a displayable issue. This is a folio size newspaper of 4 pages which was never bound nor trimmed--difficult to find as such.... See More
Various news of the day & a wealth of ads, and a red-inked tax stamp at the bottom of the front page. Minor wear to the edges and li
Various news of the day & a wealth of ads, and a red-inked tax stamp at the bottom of the front page. Minor wear to the edges and li
December 27, 1783
THE EDINBURGH ADVRTISER, Scotland, Jan. 6, 1784 Certainly the most notable & historic content is the full text printing of: "General Washington's Farewell Orders to the Armies of the United States", a very historic & notable document datelined: "Rocky Hill, near Princetown, Nov. 2, 1783." It takes portions of both pages 2 and 3.
It reads in part: "...A c... See More
September 20, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 20, 1783 The bkpg. has a report: "Private letters from New York mention that the inhabitants of the new State of Vermont are determined to encounter every danger, and even to form alliances with the Indian nations, rather than be incorporated with, or, as they conceive, subjected to the control of any of the United American States...".
Earlier ... See More
March 27, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 27, 1783 Most of page 4 is taken up with some great content concerning Cownwallis's defense of his actions in America, particularly in relation to criticisms from General Henry Clinton. The first part is a letter from his concerning his actions at the historic Battle of Guilford Court House, noting: "...our failure in North Carolina ws not occasi... See More
June 01, 1782
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 1, 1782 Most of the front page is taken up with: "America - From Rivington's New York Gazette" which begins with reports of the events in New Jersey. Also: "Mr. Washington, Commander of the Rebel troops, has lately passed through Jersey...on the way to their chief posts at West Point...The soldiers of the Jersey line, it is said, h... See More
February 18, 1782
A genuine Revolutionary War pay document from the State of Connecticut dated February 18, 1782. Fascinating document for providing pay to soldiers through the Deputy Quarter Master of the Military for the State Of Connecticut. This document contains two signatures, and is written out for "Two Pounds".
Measures 6 1/2 by 4 inches and is in nice condition. A terrific item for display ... See More
January 08, 1782
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Jan. 8, 1782 Apparently a quite unusual broadside edition as the issue is single sheet with the back page blank. If page 2 had text I would suspect that the back leaf was missing, but the ftpg. text concludes on the front page and the reverse is entirely blank.
The ftpg. has an item including: "...from Paris...that the King ... See More
May 08, 1781
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, May 8, 1781 All of the front page is taken up with reports from: "London - House of Lords" which includes some comments about the war in America, mentioning in part: "...Were we better now in America than we were? His Grace apprehended not; we had lost the only port that was worth keeping. The French had taken posse... See More
Item #649287FASCINATING DOCUMENT for providing pay to soldiers through the Deputy Quarter Master of the Military for the "State Of Connecticut". This document contains a signature, is dated 1781 and is approx. 4 by 6 inches.
Minimal wear but generally very nice condition. A terrific item for display and dated during this very significant year in the war when Cornwallis surrendered.
The photo is re... See More
August 01, 1780
THE TOWN & C0UNTRY MAGAZINE, London, August, 1780 Inside has nearly 5 pages taken up with a continued detailed account of the Revolutionary War headed: "The Rise and Progress of the Present Unhappy War in America". Some fine war reporting with the focus turning on the events in the South.
Further on is a report noting in part: "We hear from Charles-Town [Charleston] that ... See More
October 19, 1779
THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Oct. 19, 1779 The front page has a brief item: "Paul Jones, since he has been at Amsterdam, has put into the hands of the American agent there ransom bills to the amount of upwards of 8000 guineas for him to procure the payment of them...Paul Jones resides at a public hotel at Amsterdam...".
Page 3 has nearly a full column of American ... See More
May 27, 1779
THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, May 27, 1779 A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This issue is volume 1, number 11.
The front page reports on a letter "...from a tory in England to his friend in New York, written in cypher...Upon deciphering it, it was found that... See More
April 22, 1779
THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, April 22, 1779 The ftpg. has a few brief items from American on the war. The prime content is the lengthy & very detailed letter on the Battle of Briar's Creek signed in type by the commanding general: A. Prevost (letter mis-dated as 1776; is actually 1779).
This is followed by: "Lt. Col. Campbell adds to the foregoing account that at Augusta &... See More
Item #670192THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, February, 1779 The highlight would be the historic letter from Lt. Colonel Campbell to Lord George Germaine dated from Savannah, January 16, 1779. The letter provides much details on battle events in that theater of the war and includes this capture of Savannah from General Robert Howe on December 29.
Both plates called for are present, one of the rather infamo... See More
January 02, 1779
THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Jan. 2, 1779 The front page has a letter: "To the Admirals, Captains, and Officers of his Majesty's Royal Navy" with content relating to America. Included: "When I was at New York and Rhode Island the real friends of government applied to Lord and General Howe for permission to send their property to England...I had the honour to be employ... See More
Item #667816GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE SUPPLEMENT, London, For the Year 1778 A very nice "Supplement" issue published at the end of the year, & from the Revolutionary War.
Perhaps the best item in this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of the Island of TOBAGO, Drawn from an Actual Survey by Thos. Bowen 1779". The map is quite detailed and measures 8 1/2 by 10 1/2 i... See More
June 13, 1778
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 13, 1778 The ftpg. has a letter form General W. Howe to Lord George Germain datelined from Phila., May 11, 1778. A few bits include: "...honour to inform your Lordship of Sir Henry Clinton's arrival here...Since the earliest return of Spring a succession of detachments from hence has ranged the country for many miles this city & in the province ... See More
December 08, 1777
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Dec. 8, 1777 Certainly the most significant content is the page 2 report on the surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga, a very much-needed victory for the American cause. Some of the reporting includes: "...arrived in town express...we are sorry to say that Government have received the melancholy accounts that General Burgoyne and his army have been... See More
September 30, 1777
THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Sept. 30, 1777 The front page has a report noting: "...firmly believed here that Gen. Arnold with 13,000 Provincials is arrived at Saratoga and that Gen. Burgoyne had laid 4 days within 3 miles of the American army but thought it hazardous to attack them." On October 7 Saratoga would fall to Generals Arnold, Gates, and others.
Page 2 has over a ha... See More
March 01, 1777
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 1, 1777 A page 2 item notes: "...General Howe & our army were all well; that a party of Rebels had attempted to surprise Major Rogers in Fort Independence but had been repulsed...". Another page has a lengthy letter concerning the war in the colonies, including: "...war, at the very best, even when successful, is a sore visitation; a ma... See More
Item #649259THE LONDON GAZETTE, a lot of five issues of this famous newspaper, one each from 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780, and 1781, covering 5 years in and around the Revolutionary War. The lot is a blend of 1st and somewhat 2nd-rate issues. Although no direct war content is to be found, they are great period items giving a nice perspective of life during this formative period in world history. Most are 4 pages, a... See More
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... See More
April 01, 1775
THE TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE, London, April, 1775 Formatted very much like the more popular "Gentleman's Magazine" but a considerably less common title.
A wealth of content on the various issues between America and England which ultimately would soon lead to the Revolutionary War. Included are several pages on the: "Political Debates on the American Bill" for rest... See More
April 01, 1774
THE TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE, London, April, 1774 Formatted much like the 'Gentleman's Magazine" but a much less common title.
In "Debates in the Political Club' is mention that: "Lord North said, that the test of the Bostonians will not be the indemnification of the East-India company alone, it will remain in the breast of the king not to restore the port unti... See More
April 01, 1773
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, April, 1773 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.
The contents page shows a broad mix of articles including: "Debates of a Political Club" "The School of Love" "Origin of the Centaurs" &... See More
August 29, 1772
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 29, 1772 Beginning on the front page & carrying over to take most of pg. 2 is a report from Boston concerning the Massachusetts Assembly making provisions for support of the governor, and the governor supporting the colony. Included are six "resolves" from the General Assembly concerning such arrangements.
There are other news items as well ... See More
February 25, 1772
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 25, 1772 Page 2 has a letter from Philadelphia which begins: "In my last I informed you of the great apprehensions we were under of an Indian rupture, and I am now sorry to have occasion to confirm that disagreeable intelligence..." with more.
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, foxing to the front page otherwise good.
September 14, 1771
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 14, 1771 Inside under: "America" has a report from New York including: "...waited upon his Excellency Governor Tryon with a congratulatory address upon his appointment & arrival in this colony...", recently named governor of New York after having served as governor of North Carolina. A report from Boston notes tha... See More
September 12, 1767
ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, Sept. 12, 1767 Page 3 contains a biting speech by the Lt. Governor of West Florida to the Assembly, noting in part: "...I find much of your attention taken up in unworthy attempts to throw reflections upon my conduct...the most insolent & shameful resolutions that any Assembly ever presented to a Governor...What must other Colonies think of you whe... See More
February 19, 1767
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 19, 1767 Most of the ftpg. is taken up with: "The History of Greenland, Containing a Description of the Country & its Inhabitants...", continued in future issues.
Page 2 has half column of news items headed "America", as well as: "An Extract from Obilby's Account of America" which is about South America. Another... See More
Item #649299THE 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
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
Item #649252THE 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.
Item #667429THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1761 This issue includes two full page plates, one a print of a very curious animal: "The Siyah-ghuth, an Animal now in the Tower of London" with an accompanying article as well. The other plate includes two prints, one "A Portable Smelting furnace" and the other a view of: "The Valley of Menat" with descriptive articl... See More
Item #649258THE LONDON CHRONICLE, London, 1760's A lot of 10 issues of this famous & popular newspaper at a bargain price. A good set to show the state of affairs in England and the world shortly before the American Revolution. All are complete in 8 pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, & are in nice condition.
Item #649294(5) An interesting lot of five British newspapers, containing at least three different titles. They span the 1760's thru the 1790's and include at least one from each decade. In average or better condition. Some may have red ink stamps (partial or otherwise). Certainly a one-of-a-kind grouping. The photos are representative of the look and condition of what you will receive.
Item #649233THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, 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.
March 15, 1757
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 15, 1757 Page 6 has half a column headed: "America" which is a: "Letter from an Officer of Lord John Murray's Regiment, dated Schenectady". This has some nice content on the French & Indian War, & includes: "...we were ordered to join the regiment at Albany, from which place the New-Englanders had gone up to attack Cro... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1753 This issue contains a great full page print of: "St. Philip's Church in Charles Town, South Carolina" with just a small bit of text on it on the facing page reading: "The church is esteemed one of the most regular & complete structures of the kind in America. The design was sent us from Charles-Town [Charleston] where... See More
June 25, 1751
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 25, 1751 The front page has a list of Acts of Parliament to which the King of England gave his Royal Assent to, one of which is the historic Gin Act.
This was an Act enacted in order to reduce the consumption of spirits, a popular pastime, that was regarded as one of the primary causes of crime in London. By prohibiting gin distillers from selling to unlice... See More
Item #649234(10) THE LONDON GAZETTE, a lot of ten issues of this famous newspaper covering at least 5 decades from the 1700's. All are in good condition. A nice way to gain Britain's perspective of world affairs from the 18th century. The image shown is representative of the "look" of what you will receive. Actual issues/dates will vary.
December 23, 1746
THE CALEDONIAN MERCURY, Edinburgh, Scotland, Dec. 23, 1746 The front page has a report of trial for those involved in the recent Jacobite Rebellion, noting: "The Grand Jury found bills of indictment for High Treason against..." with a list of names. And mention of a free pardon for one of the men.
Page 3 has reports on the on-going War of Austrian Succession.
Four pag... See More
May 19, 1746
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, May 19, 1746 This early Scottish newspaper has reporting on the Jacobite War, including a ftpg. item noting: "...hear that his Royal Highness the Duke was soon to march from Inverness...The rout was by Fot Augustus & Inverlochy; five other regiments are marching thro' Badenoch...". Inside has: "...numbers of the Rebels, after the ov... See More
June 15, 1732
THE GRUB STREET JOURNAL, London, June 15, 1732 A quite rare title which existed from 1730 - 1738, but which rarely comes into the hands of collectors The ftpg. content was satirical in tone, while page 2 is mostly taken up with a wealth of news tidbits.
One of the reports notes: "His Majesty...was graciously pleased to sign the engrossed Bill incorporating Trustees for establishing the... See More
January 22, 1732
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, London, Jan. 22, 1732 A quite rare title as this is the first we have encountered in our 44 years. It appears to have run from 1730-1735. Later in 1732 the title would add: "...or, Universal Journal".
A nice "newsy" paper with a wide variety of items are found on pages 2 and 3, mostly from England.
Four pages, red tax stamp on the front page, 10 1/4... See More
Item #667380THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1731 There are several notable articles in this issue, including over a full page on: "...an Historical and Law-Treatise Against Jews and Judaism, published some years since."
Another significant item is one of the earliest reports to be had on what would be the creation of the Georgia colony, headed: "A true Account of a new Co... See More
Item #649222FOG'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, 1731 A quite rare title from England with a very early date and a partial red tax stamp in a lower corner of the front page. Various news of the day both from England and the rest of Europe.
Four pages, approximately 10 by 13 inches, a bit of foxing, overall very good. The image shown is only representative of the look (format) and condition of the issue you will... See More
Item #649310(8) GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England A nice lot of eight issues, one from each decade from the 1730's thru 1809. A nice group of complete issues covering a period of 80 years, each with full title/contents page which features an engraving of St. John's Gate. Nice condition.
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Item #649264THE POST-BOY, London, 1723-1726 A very nice single sheet newspaper featuring two handsome engravings in the masthead (see). Various news from Great Britain and the continent of Europe, plus a partial red tax stamp on the reverse. Measures 14 1/4 by 8 1/8 inches, nice condition and great for display.
Item #649232THE POST-BOY, London, 1720's A lot of five issues of this early & decorative title with which great masthead featuring two engravings (see). Offered at a substantial discount. Single sheet and in good condition.
Item #649273THE POST-BOY, London, 1720's (2nd-rate) A lot of 5 issues of this early title with the great masthead containing two engravings. Lightly inked or other minor problem causing them to be a bit '2nd rate'. Offered at a considerable discount. The generic photo shows what the newspaper looks like when in good condition.
July 04, 1716
THE POST BOY, London Here is an interesting set of five different issues dating from 1707, 1715, 1719, 1729 and 1734. As was often the case newspapers which existed over 30 years the masthead would often change, sometimes subtly. Here is a set with each masthead being slightly different, the earliest 2 with two engravings each, all differently slightly, and the last without any masthead engr... See More
Item #649221THE 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.
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 #649279THE 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
Item #649223THE 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
Item #669988THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE: OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, December, 1700 A quite rare periodical title seldom offered with the content being just as the title suggests--news & political reports from all corners of Europe including England.
There are several reports on the death of the king of Spain, the item from France beginning: "The death of the Kin... See More
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.
May 04, 1699
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 4, 1699 The back page has some maritime reports which including: "...Yesterday came in here the Two Sisters of Guernsey, Oliver Mansell Master, bound home with Tobacco from Virginia. This day sailed from hence the Orange Tree, bound for Newfoundland, and the Expectation, Capt. Curtis Commander, for New-England...".
Single sheet, 7 by 11 1/2 inches ... See More
Item #649246THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1690-1696 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
Item #649262THE ATHENIAN MERCURY by John Dunton, London, England, 1695. 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
Item #649266VOTES 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
Item #649260THE 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 cos... See More
Item #649303THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1670's (2nd-rate) A genuine issue of this famous title, the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper having begun in 1665 & is still publishing today.
This newspaper is a bit "2nd rate" in condition, having minor disfigurements such as heavy foxing, edge tears, close trimming or other minor problems which allow us to discount ... See More
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