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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 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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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.
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.
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.
Item #667737THE 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
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
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
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
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
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
This item is not eligible for free shipping.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Item #649259THE 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
Item #668796GENTLEMAN'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
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
Item #670456TOWN & 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
Item #642818THE 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
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
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... See More
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.
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
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...".
Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, go... 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 #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 #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 #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
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.
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.
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".... See More
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
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
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 #667423THE 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
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.
This item is not eligible for free shipping.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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 #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
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
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 to obtain authentic 17th century newspapers at a fraction of their typic... See More
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
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
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
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
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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