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649292

Post-Revolutionary War Boston, with John Adams signatures...

Item #649292
COLUMBIAN 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.

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$120.00
669009

Adams replies to Pennsylvania...

Item #669009

December 23, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 23, 1798  Page 3 has an: "Address to John Adams, President of the United States" from the Assembly of Pennsylvania, on his work as President. This is followed by the President's "Reply" signed: John Adams.

Four pages, handsome masthead, various foxing, more so to an upper quadrant, some margin wear, good condition... See More  

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$42.00
668960

Defeat of Napoleon, the "buccaneer"...

Item #668960

October 10, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct. 10, 1798  Page 3 has a report headed: "Total Defeat of Buonaparte the Bucanier" with the first (of several) reports noting in part: "...of admiral Nelson's falling in with the French & capturing 4 sail of  the line, 5 frigates, & destroying their fleet of transports...further says that Buonaparte has made h... See More  

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$47.00
665614

From when Philadelphia was the temporary capital of the United States...

Item #665614

January 22, 1798

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Jan. 22, 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  

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$48.00
649216

Post-Revolutionary War Boston...

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.  

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$120.00
672451

Rare title with the original outer wrappers...

Item #672451

August 01, 1797

THE MONTHLY REVIEW ENLARGED, London, August, 1797  This very uncommon title still has the blue/green outer wrappers. These wrappers are in remarkably nice condition as more typically they are quite worn.

The front wrapper includes the title/index page. Among the articles are: "Fair Statement of Grievances in the Navy" "Narrative of the Proceedings of Sir Jervis's Fleet&quo... See More  

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$94.00
668764

North Carolina on Washington's decision to retire...

Item #668764

January 09, 1797

THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Jan. 9, 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 2 has the: "Address of the legislature of  the state of North Carolina to his excellency George Washington, Esq. President of the United States" concerning Washington's intention to retire from off... See More  

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$89.00
665539

From the temporary capital of the United States...

Item #665539

December 05, 1796

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 5, 1796  The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time, while the District of Columbia was under construction.

The front page is filled with advertisements including several illustrated ship ads. Various news of the day inside.

Four pages, wide never-trimmed margins, various foxing spots and a damp st... See More  

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$35.00
668737

A rare Philadelphia title from 1796...

Item #668737

October 28, 1796

GALES'S INDEPENDENT GAZETTEER, Philadelphia, Oct. 28, 1796  A quite rare title which lasted just one year from Sept. 16, 1796 till Sept. 12, 1797. Actually the continuation of the "Independent Gazetteer", which was later sold to "The Universal Gazette". Just 7 American institutions have scattered issues of this title.

Page 3 has reports on the Napoleonic War in Europe... See More  

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$136.00
668627

Three Acts of Congress signed by President Washington...

Item #668627

June 23, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, June 23, 1796  The back page is mostly taken up with three Acts of Congress, each one signed in type by the President: Go. Washington.

The most notable and the lengthiest--taking half of the page--is: "An Act to Ascertain and Fix the Military Establishment of the United States".

Page 3 has a bit headed: "John Paul Jones" c... See More  

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$78.00
665498

Huge list of pensioners, signed in script type by President Washington...

Item #665498

May 14, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 14, 1796  Most of the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress: "An ACT Authorizing & Directing the Secretary at War to Place Certain Persons therein named on the Pension List", with a huge list of names (great for genealogical purposes). It completes at the top of page 2 where it is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington.&nb... See More  

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$59.00
659373

Fortifications of ports & harbors of the United States...

Item #659373

February 03, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Feb. 3, 1796  Various news & ads of the day including an illustrated stagecoach ad. The front page begins with a: "Report from the Department of War Relative to the Fortification of the Ports and Harbours of the United States" with specifics on Salem, Marblehead, New London, New York, Philadelphia, Savannah, Charleston, Norfolk, A... See More  

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$44.00
669550

Alexander Hamilton defends the President's salary...

Item #669550

December 09, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 9, 1795  The entire front page and a bit of page 2 are taken up with the: "Explanation, by Mr. Hamilton, on the Subject of a Late Attack upon the President of the United States, and the Former and Present Secretary of the Treasury, in Relation to the Compensation of the President". Extremely lengthy & continued in a f... See More  

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$43.00
669538

Burning John Jay in effigy...

Item #669538

July 15, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 15, 1795  Evidence of how controversial the Jay Treaty with England was, page 3 has a report noting in part: "...about noon...the 4th...a number of people collected together and daringly attempted to burn, in effigy, our late minister J. Jay, together with the treaty...".

Also a lengthy listing of the ceremonial parade f... See More  

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$36.00
649281

Beautiful masthead in this 1795 Canterbury newspaper...

Item #649281

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  

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$18.00
672332

Nice George Washington issue...

Item #672332

May 09, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 9, 1795  The front page features not one but three Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the president: George Washington. One of the Acts is for trading with the Indians. The ftpg. also has a detailed ad: "30 Dollars Reward" for deserters from the military.

Four pages, various scattered foxing, otherwise good condition.

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$118.00
672250

One of the less common titles from the 1790's...

Item #672250

March 23, 1795

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, March 23, 1795  Certainly one of the less common titles from the 18th century. Among the articles are: "Electioneering--To the Electors of Norfolk" "Death of the Prince Primate of Poland" "On Punishment" "Hope for Old Bachelors!" and much more.

Four pages, a bit of damp staining, good condition.

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$39.00
665864
Item #665864

April 29, 1794

GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 29, 1794  Page 2 has a report headed: "Proceedings of the Senate on Chief Justice Jay's appointment", which includes an introductory letter signed by him: Go. Washington.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, small binding holes at the blank spine, great condition.

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$76.00
667737

The Hatteras Shoals...

Item #667737
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, August, 1793  (note: the "July" at the top of page 1 is a printer's error) Articles include: "Accounts of Hatteras Shoals" "Concise Character of the Persians" and more.

Near the back is the "Monthly Gazette" with news reports including much on the French Revolution, plus: "Domestick Occurrences" which i... See More  

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672413

Indian depredations... Message signed by John Hancock...

Item #672413

November 17, 1792

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 17, 1792  On the front page under "Indian Depredations" is a full column report about the depredations "South of the Ohio".

Page 2 has a report stating that work was started on the canal between the Susquehanna and Schuylkill rivers "...on the crown level of the middle ground, between the Tulpehocken and Quintapahilla: And that the ca... See More  

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672412

Building lot for sale in the new federal capital...

Item #672412

August 11, 1791

DUNLAPS AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 11, 1791  The front page has a nice ad datelined at "George-Town",= concerning the sale of a "...Number of Lots in the Federal City...". Mentions that the President of the United States approved the "...Sites for the Public Buildings pursuant to the Act passed by Congress ...for establishing the tem... See More  

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676535

William Cowper on slavery... 1791...

Item #676535

June 16, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 16, 1791  The back page has: "SLAVE TRADE - CHARITY: Extract from a Poem, By William Cooper", it being an extract from a poem by William Cowper, poet/hymnologist whom Dr. Martin Luther King often quoted, and who was considered by some to be "the best modern poet" of his day. Great to have this contemporary excerpt from one of the most vocal... See More  

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675362

Washington's letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Savannah...

Item #675362

July 01, 1790

MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, July 1, 1790 This is a very significant newspaper.  The first column on the back page (page 4) contains the: "Address from the Hebrew Congregation of the city of Savannah, in Georgia, to the President of the United States" signed in type by: Levi Sheftal, President, in behalf of the Hebrew Congregation. This was a... See More  

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649301

At a lesser price... from Boston...

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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$98.00
659059

The Department of State is created...

Item #659059

July 29, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, July 29, 1789   Considered by many as the most significant newspaper of the 18th century, particularly during this, the formative year of the new federal government, as the Gazette was the mouthpiece of all matters political. Most pronouncements from Congress & the President were printed first in this newspaper.

Holding true to this statement,... See More  

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668563

A treaty with the Indians...

Item #668563

May 25, 1786

NEW HAVEN GAZETTE & THE CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE, May 25, 1786 (year in Roman numerals)  Page 6 has the full text of a treaty with the Indians.

Following the American Revolution, the American states sought to establish peaceful relations with the Shawnee Indians. On January 31, 1786, the various parties signed a treaty ending hostilities between the Shawnee and white Americans.

Known as the... See More  

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649227

Decorative masthead... late 1700's...

Item #649227
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.

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
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650135

American items from the conclusion of the war...

Item #650135

July 24, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 24, 1783  Two-thirds of page 4 are taken up with: "American News" including a Proclamation concerning plans for he evacuation of Loyalists. Also several news items from St. Augustine, and a letter from Savannah which includes: "...If, as we are led to believe, East Florida is to be evacuated, I request your Excellency to take the earliest opp... See More  

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649645

The French evacuated Yorktown... Treaty particulars arrived in Paris...

Item #649645

April 03, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 3, 1783  The back page includes: "...an account that an American frigate had arrived at Nantes, on board  which came...This gentleman, who is in the service of Congress, has brought over the outlines of the treaty which is to be definitive between America and Great Britain. He is lodged at Dr. Franklin's, which is more commonly known by the n... See More  

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644865

Rare mention of John Paul Jones...

Item #644865

October 08, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 8, 1782  Page 3 has mention: "It is said to be the squadron under Paul Jones which sailed from Boston in August last, & not three French frigates, which surprised & plundered the forts in Hudson's Bay. After dismantling the forts & taking away ever moveable valuable, Jones left part of the troops on Digge's island...".

Eight p... See More  

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671569

France '...excited the ruinous rebellion in America...'

Item #671569

August 23, 1782

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Aug. 23, 1782  Inside has a report noting in part: "The superior policy of the French cabinet has shewn itself in all the following instances: in exciting the ruinous rebellion in America; in watching for a proper opportunity to assist the rebels; in prevailing on Spain to join them in procuring the armed neutrality..." and more.

Eight pages, 9 b... See More  

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658552

Benedict Arnold & Major Andre... Americans: be not deceived!

Item #658552

March 06, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, March 6, 1781  Most of the front page is taken up with an impassioned plea: "To The People of America". The focus is on the recent conciliatory declaration by England towards a peace, but this write warns to not be deceived. A few bits including: "...the late declaration of her Commissioners deserves your most seriou... See More  

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649287

1781 Revolutionary War military pay document...

Item #649287
FASCINATING 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  

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663733

Latest naval events in the Caribbean...

Item #663733

May 16, 1780

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 16, 1780  Page 2 has a letter from Vice Admiral Sir Peter Parker from Jamaica in which he reports the latest naval events in the Caribbean. Included also are the: "Commissions signed by His Majesty for the Army in Ireland".

Four pages, 7 3/4 by 12 inches, red tax stamp on the ftpg., great condition.

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672229

Criticizing Burgoyne for his failure in America...

Item #672229

October 02, 1779

THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Oct. 2, 1779  Almost the entire front page is taken up with a letter: "To Lieutenant-General Burgoyne" taken from a London newspaper and reprinted here.

Not surprisingly the theme is critical of Burgoyne, who is best remembered as the commanding general at Saratoga who gave up that strategic post to American General Gates,... See More  

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659124

Clinton's captures up the Hudson... Wealth of war reporting...

Item #659124

July 13, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, July 13, 1779  Half of page 2 is taken up with content relating to America including: "A Proclamation" by the king of England, beginning: "Whereas we have received intelligence that preparations are making by our enemies to invade this our kingdom...".

Also a letter from General Henry Clinton to Lord G. Germaine concerning his recent offe... See More  

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658299

Latest news from the Revolutionary War in a very rare newspaper...

Item #658299

May 13, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, May 13, 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 9.

The entire front page is taken up with: "Admiral Keppel's Trial" due to a dispute on the actions of his second in command. A report of his ... See More  

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663035

The capture of St. Lucia...

Item #663035

March 24, 1779

THE LONDON GAZETTE--EXTRAORDINARY, England, March 24, 1779  This "Extra" issue was published exclusively to report on the Siege of St. Lucia in the Caribbean, which begins with a letter from Major General Grant, commander of the British forces.

Included also are the: "...Articles of Capitulation between Major General Grant & the Hon. Rear-Admiral Barrington and  the C... See More  

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658973

Is the American situation really that bad?

Item #658973

February 09, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Feb. 9, 1779  The back page has a report: "...bring an account of the victruallers being arrived at New York and that General Campbell is landed at Savannah in Georgia. That there were reports in New York of disagreements in the Congress, of great desertions in General Washington's army, of dissensions in other places, etc., etc., but these reports h... See More  

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658971

The King issues a Proclamation...

Item #658971

January 05, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Jan. 5, 1779  Page 2 begins with: "By the King, A PROCLAMATION, For A General Fast" which begins: "We, taking into our most serious consideration the just & necessary hostilities in which we are engaged with the French King, and the unnatural rebellion carrying on in some of our provinces and colonies in North America, and putting our trust... See More  

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670133

Franklin and Adams in France... Much more...

Item #670133

April 21, 1778

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 21, 1778  An inside page includes: "...from Paris that the French had absolutely sent a considerable force to America & that six sail of the line & a number of frigates were shortly to follow them..." and "...M. Gerrard, Minister Plenipotentiary to the American republic, set out for America accompanied by Mr. Deane. Dr. Franklin is t... See More  

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662483

The battles at Danbury and Ridgefield...

Item #662483

June 07, 1777

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 7, 1777  Page 2 has a letter from General W. Howe to Lord George Germaine from New York which has: "...Lord Cornwallis, every watchful to take advantages of the enemy's situation, surprised & defeated...a corps of the rebels at Bound Brook..." with more on this notable battle.

Half of page 2 is taken up with a letter datelines from Long Isl... See More  

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$63.00
649259

Revolutionary War era lot...

Item #649259
THE LONDON GAZETTE, a lot of five (mostly) 2nd-rate issues of this famous newspaper, one each from any date in 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780, and 1781, covering 5 years of 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 peri... See More  

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668796

The Battle of New York with a Revolutionary War map...

Item #668796
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE SUPPLEMENT, London, for the year 1776  



* Battle of Long Island, New York

* American Revolutionary War

* General William Howe victory




A very nice "Supplement" issue to this popular magazine from during the Revolutionary War.

This 28 page magazine features a great & lengthy account of the Battle of New York signed in type by: W. Howe which t... See More  

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670627

The British evacuate Boston...

Item #670627

May 01, 1776

THE WESTMINSTER MAGAZINE, London, May, 1776  Certainly a very uncommon title from the 18th century, formatted much like the more common 'Gentleman's Magazine" or the era.

Under the "Monthly Chronicle" is a report mentioning: "General Howe, commander in chief of his Majesty's forces in North America, having taken a resolution on the 7th of March to remove from ... See More  

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670456

Battle of Bunker Hill... And so much more...

Item #670456
TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE, London, July, 1775  Formatted much like the more common 'Gentleman's Magazine' but much less commonly found.

A very historic issue as it contains a great report on the battle of Bunker Hill, which is signed in type: Thomas Gage.

This report takes nearly an entire page and begins: "I am to acquaint your Lordship of an action that happened on the ... See More  

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$355.00
642818

Christianizing the Indians in North America...

Item #642818
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1772  Among  the articles in this issue are: "Account of the Revolution in Sweden" "Description of the Wild Pine of Jamaica" "Account of a Model for a Bridge in Ireland" "Description of the Mosque in Kew Gardens" which is accompanied by a full page plate of the Mosque. Also: "A Scheme for Propag... See More  

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659778

Handsome engraving of the skyline of London...

Item #659778

October 01, 1770

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, October, 1770  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.

Typical reports of the day, with the title/contents page showing: "Debates of a Political Club" "New Thoughts on Libels" "Account of the Extraord... See More  

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667830

Canton (Guangzhou), China... A colonial town plan print...

Item #667830
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1770  Perhaps the most intriguing item in this issue is a fascinating article titled: "New Plan for an American Town" which takes over a full page and which includes an interesting and unusual print of it. A legend of the various parts of the town is included as well, including the "common land" the "public squares&qu
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601362

Settling the boundary dispute between New York & New Jersey...

Item #601362

December 19, 1769

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 19, 1769  Page 6 has a report headed: "America" with news from Charleston (see). Also on page 6 is a letter from New York which has a settlement for the dispute of the boundary line between New York and New Jersey.

Eight pages, 8 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice condition.

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649299

Uncommon provincial title with a decorative masthead...

Item #649299
THE 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  

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667019

Pirates are hanged in Martinique...

Item #667019

June 14, 1765

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 14, 1765  Page 6 has over half a column headed: "America" with datelines from Charleston, Boston and Savannah containing various news reports. One bit notes: "...from Martinico...he saw three pirates hanged there; eleven others were also condemned. They belonged to a pirate sloop of six carriage guns...".

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649252

Pre-Stamp Act to just prior to the Revolutionary War...

Item #649252
THE 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.   

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$80.00
649294

Five British newspapers from the 1760's - 1790's...

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.

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649258

Pre-Revolutionary War era lot...

Item #649258
THE 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.

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$77.00
649233

18th century Scotland...

Item #649233
THE 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.

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$79.00
668852

French & Indian War news...

Item #668852

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  

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$38.00
649234

Eighteenth century perspective from England...

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.

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$110.00
657554

Traders involved in the Jacobite Rebellion...

Item #657554

October 13, 1746

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Oct. 13, 1746  Page 3 has a lengthy "Protest" concerning those who secretly supported the followers of Bonnie Prince Charlie during the recent Jacobite Rebellion.

Four pages, 8 by 10 inches, red tax stamp on the ftpg., very nice condition.

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$29.00
667108

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

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

Another si
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$148.00
670129

Rare newspaper, lengthy title...

Item #670129

September 20, 1739

THE WARWICK & STAFFORDSHIRE JOURNAL WITH THE HISTORY OF THE HOLY BIBLE, London, Sept. 20, 1739  This is a title I have never seen before prior to acquiring several issues, and is quite rare as such. Records show this title only lasted from late 1737 to mid-1739. Page 2 is entirely taken up with various reports from "London".

A four page newspaper measuring 8 1/2 by 10 3/4 inche... See More  

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$38.00
670293

With considerable content from America...

Item #670293

April 15, 1732

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, London, April 15, 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".

Rarely do we find such early-dated newspaper from England which give much space to American reports, but this is one. Over one-third of the front page has: &quo... See More  

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$115.00
649222

Rare, early title...

Item #649222
FOG'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  

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$44.00
667423

Witchcraft in New Jersey... First issue of this title...

Item #667423
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1731  A quite rare issue as this is the volume one, number one issue--the very first issue of this magazine, and the very first publication to use the word "magazine" in the title.

This issue contains a wide variety of content including literary items, Parliamentary affairs, news reports, various essays, and other tidbits. But perhaps ... See More  

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$217.00
649310

Pre and post-war perspective from Britain...

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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$68.00
672520

One of the most intricately engraved mastheads to be had...

Item #672520

April 26, 1729

THE NORWICH GAZETTE, England, April 26, 1729  See the photos for the tremendous detail in the masthead of this early newspaper, showing the skyline of Norwich. Individual buildings and even the windows can be seen in this woodblock engraving. There are insets in the upper corners as well, one showing the patron Saint George slaying a dragon.

The entire front page is taken up with news report... See More  

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$128.00
670106

Report of Indian troubles in 1724...

Item #670106

December 24, 1724

THE POST-BOY, London, Dec. 24, 1724  At the top of the front page is a report datelined: "Boston in New-England, Nov. 9" reading: "Last week arrived Mr. Trisket & one Mr. Hunter from Canada, who bring advice that the best accounts they could get from the Indians that escaped from Norridgewock, there were above 80 kill'd by the English. Seven or eight Mohawks are come to... See More  

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$53.00
649264

Handsome display newspaper from the early 1700's...

Item #649264
THE 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.

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$48.00
649232

Early issues with the great masthead...

Item #649232
THE 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.

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$125.00
649273

At a reduced price... Early issues with the great masthead...

Item #649273
THE 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.

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$90.00
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
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  

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$44.00
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
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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666856

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

Item #666856

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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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  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
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
649262

Over 320 years old...

Item #649262
THE 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  

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$37.00
649246

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

Item #649246
THE 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  

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$28.00
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
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
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
672595

By America's first newspaper publisher...

Item #672595

December 12, 1679

DOMESTICK INTELLIGENCE Or News Both From CITY and COUNTRY, London, England, Dec. 12, 1679  A very early single sheet newspaper published by Benjamin Harris (his imprint appears on the bottom of the back page), the first newspaper printer in the colonies.

Harris spent several years in jail in London for libelous printing, and upon release he emigrated to America to continue his printing trade... See More  

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$290.00
649303

Over 340 years old and at a lesser price...

Item #649303
THE 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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$24.00
672331

Ships from 'New Spain' departed Havana...

Item #672331

March 07, 1669

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, March 7, 1669  The front page has a report noting: "The New-Spain fleet arriving safely at St. Lucar has filled all people with joy, the publick as well as private persons having a great share in those ships; four of their numbers were left behind at Havana..." with a bit more.

Single sheet, 6 3/4 by 11 1/4 inches, a bit of foxing at folds, generally go... See More  

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670112

Early and rare title... Pirates and the Plague...

Item #670112

June 28, 1666

THE CURRENT INTELLIGENCE, London, June 28, 1666  This is a very rare title as it lasted for only for a matter of months, ending publication when the Great Fire of London struck in September of 1666.

The front page has a report from Rome noting in part: "...The Popes Gallies are in the mean time ordered to cruise about Naples, Genoa and Sardinia to clear the coasts of Pyrates...". T... See More  

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$368.00
676621

Earliest newspaper in your collection?

Item #676621

December 07, 1641

NOUVELLES, Paris, France, December 7, 1641  The heading roughly translates to: "Ordinary News"." This issue predates the earliest English language newspaper we have in our inventory. It was the "sister" publication of the "Gazette", the very first regular newspaper published in France, started in 1631 by Théophraste Renaudot but with influential backi... See More  

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$320.00
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