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June 05, 1799
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 5, 1799
* From the year of George Washington's death
Page 2 has a letter from Lord Nelson to his wife. Page 3 also has a very nice recruitment ad for the military headed: "ATTENTION ! " "To all who properly estimate the Independence of America, love its Constitution, and are willing to defend its Government &a... See More
Item #649292(5) 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.
August 29, 1798
FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Aug. 29, 1798
* President John Adams letter
Page 3 has an address to the President by the inhabitants of Weston, Connecticut, followed by "The President's Answer' signed in type: John Adams.
Four pages, handsome masthead, foxing inside, good condition.
March 16, 1798
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, March 16, 1798
* Eatons Neck Lighthouse
The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction.
The entire front page is taken up with advertisements including 7 illustrated ship ads. Page 3 has two Acts of Congress headed with a heraldic eagle, one for th... 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.
Item #679578GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1797 A generic issue with no content with writing about. Includes both plates called for, including one showing the Cottingham Church and family monuments. A corresponding article provides considerable details regarding this ancient country village.
Complete in 88 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inc... See More
Item #679580GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1796 Included is a very interesting article titled: "Present State of Printing and Bookselling in America" which is great for our hobby as there is talk of newspaper printing as well, including; "...people of North America manufacture their own paper...The newspapers of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and Mary... See More
August 03, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 3, 1796
* USS United States construction
* Samuel Adams act
The first column on the front page has an Act of the Mass. Legislature signed in type by: Samuel Adams (stain here affects 4 words). Page 2 has: "French Victory on the Rhine" concerning Buonaparte. Also: "Intercourse With Canada".
Also a brief yet notable report from Phila... See More
November 28, 1795
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 28, 1795 All of pages 1 and 2, and some of page 3 are taken up with a very lengthy: "EXPLANATION--by Mr. Hamilton, on the subject of a late attack upon the President of the U.S. and the former and present Secretary of the Treasury, in relation to the Compensation of the President." which is signed in type on page 3: ALEXANDER HAMILTON. Followed by a... 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
April 29, 1795
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, April 29, 1795 Page 2 has a: "...letter written by an officer in Gen. Wayne's army...Fort Wayne..." which has content concerning the Indians there. Also a rep0rt from near Fort Hamilton.
Page 3 has: "Good News!!" which begins: "The Empress of Russia is dead..." being Catherine the Great. However... See More
Item #667743THE 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 to a moment the time it is fit for him to leave those who wish him at a distance..."with much more. The balance o... See More
June 29, 1793
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 29, 1793 Page 2 has: "The Address of the Baltimore Mechanical Society to George Washington, President of the United States" with his reply, signed in type: George Washington.
Many illustrated ads including ships, musical instruments, houses, and stage coaches.
Four pages, very nice condition.
Item #673368THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1793 There are several items of interest, one of which is several pages on the: "Minutes of the Proceedings of the National Convention of France" with much text on what should be the fate of Louis XVI.
This is followed by: "The Last Will and Testament of His Late Most Christian Majesty" which has near the beginning: "I... See More
Item #670502THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, January, 1792 (with historic Supplement II)
* Report on the Subject of Manufactures (Report on Manufactures)
* The magnum opus of Alexander Hamilton
* First United States Treasury Secretary
The most significant content is found within the Appendix II which is included (but typically missing).
This Appendix has a wealth of "Public Pape... See More
April 22, 1790
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, April 22, 1790
* President George Washington
* Alexander McGillivray
Inside has a report of "Duels", as well as an attack by Indians, and a letter from Savannah, Georgia, beginning: "McGillivrary, there is reason to fear, is still meditating mischief of some sort or another..." amongst the Creek Indian... See More
Item #675140THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1790 Certainly the prime piece is the very nice, full page engraved plate captioned: "View of Bunker's Hill" which is accompanied by a brief article which includes: "...very accurate & pretty drawing of Bunker's Hill, within the encampments of the Generals Howe and Clinton, and Charles Town, as it appeared after being... 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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November 21, 1789
THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 21, 1789 The front page has an interesting item stating the reason for needing a formal title for the President of the United States so as not to be confused with presidents of other institutions.
Page 3 has a report concerning the arrival of the President in New York with comments on the conclusion of his trip through the eastern states.
Four pages... See More
May 19, 1789
THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, May 19, 1789
* President George Washington
* Steward for his house advertisement
Being from the nation's capital at the time, and from the very beginning of the new federal government (Washington was inaugurated April 30) it is not surprising this newspaper would have an ad on page 3 headed: "The President's Household" reading: "Whereas... See More
May 09, 1789
THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, May 9, 1789
* United States government in it's infancy
* Post-President George Washington inauguration
A great issue on the earliest days of the new federal government including most of page 2 taken up with: "Debates of Congress" from the first several weeks. The entry for May 1 notes: "The speech of the President to the two House... See More
Item #667588THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, June, 1787
* Rare 18th century American title
* Coats-of-arms PA & NJ
Quite rare that this issue still contains both of the full page plates called for. One is: "Plan of a New Machine for Raising Water by Wind" which has an accompanying article.
The other is quite significant showing the: "Armorial Bearing of the State of Penns... See More
Item #667636THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, April, 1787
Among the articles within are: "Considerations on Religion in General" "Plan for Establishing Schools in a New Country..." which takes over 3 1/2 pages; "Of Dreaming" "Comparative View of the Animals of America and those of Europe..." which is "Extracted from Mr. Jefferson's Notes on Virginia&... See More
June 24, 1784
THE YORK CHRONICLE & GENERAL ADVERTISER, England, June 24, 1784 A British newspaper from shortly after the end of the Revolutionary War, Various news of the day with a wealth of ads. A full red tax stamp appears on the front page.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, minimal wear, good condition.
January 02, 1784
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Jan. 2, 1784
* re. George Washington's Farewell Address
* British Troops evacuation of New York
The ftpg. has a report from New York noting: "General Thomas Mifflin is chosen resident of Congress for the ensuing year, in the room of Elias Boudinot...His Excellency General Washington, by proclamation bearing the date the 4th instant, and in ... 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
Item #667950THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1783 Included is the: "Definitive Treaty of Peace..." between England and Spain, signed at Versailles on Sept. 3, 1783. This treaty takes nearly 2 pages & was part of the process of creating the treaty which ended the Revolutionary War in America.
Also included under: "American Intelligence" is a letter from Sir Guy Carl... See More
May 17, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 17, 1783
* Articles of Peace ratification announcement
* Ending the American Revolutionary War
Page 2 has various items concerning America including: "...the Congress of the United States of America, we hear, have refused to ratify the Provisional Treaty of Peace till after the British troops are withdrawn from New York..." and also: "... See More
April 17, 1783
DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, April 17, 1783 Page 2 has some reports from the House of Commons relating to the treaty with America, particularly the trade portion. The back page has some talk concerning relations with America as well.
Four pages, nice condition.
January 16, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 16, 1783
* Loyalists escaping America
Page 2 has: "By authentic advices from Charlestown [Charleston]...we are informed that preparations were making with the utmost diligence for the evacuation of this valuable possession. Thousands of the inhabitants were packing up their goods & conveying their negroes to Jamaica...All hopes of a counterm... See More
August 13, 1782
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 13, 1782
* American Revolutionary War
* Francis Marion - "The Swamp Fox"
Page 7 has the: "Articles of Treaty Between General Marion in Behalf of the State of South Carolina, and Major Ganey [for the Loyalists] & the Inhabitants Under his Command...17th of June, 1781". This was a truce which begins: "Major Ganey and his m... See More
May 18, 1782
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 18, 1782
* Revolutionary War Era
* 18th century
* From The Enemy
The bottom of the ftpg has a letter from Phila. which carries over to pg.2: "...your friends were in great hopes that peace was near at hand & that we should once more be united to our Mother Country but those glorious hopes are now vanished for the Congress have agreed on an... See More
February 26, 1782
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 26, 1782
* Lord Charles Cornwallis
* re. Surrender at Yorktown
Page 3 has a letter: "To the People of Great Britain" which begins: "When I resolved to address you on our failures in the American war, a general apathy prevailed in every quarter of the kingdom..." with much more, taking over one-third of a page.
Another page menti... See More
December 28, 1780
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, December 28, 1780
* Charles Cornwallis proclamation
* Revolutionary War original reading
* South Carolina
An inside page has from North Carolina: "A Proclamation" by Earl Cornwallis which mentions in part: "Whereas the enemies of his Majesty's government continuing to practice every artifice & deceit to impose on the minds of the people... See More
December 02, 1780
SUPPLEMENT TO THE TOWN & C0UNTRY MAGAZINE, 1780 Over 4 pages are taken up with "Manner of Making War Among the Indians of America" continued from an earlier issue.
Among reports from proceedings in Parliament is: "...that the thanks of the House be given to Sir Henry Clinton...Commander in Chief of his Majesty's forces in America, and to Lieut. General Charles E... See More
December 18, 1779
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 18, 1779 The ftpg. has a report of several Acts of Parliament receiving the Royal Assent by the King, one to: "...empower His Majesty to secure & detain persons charged with, or suspected of, the crime of High Treason committed in any of His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America, or on the High Seas, or the crime of Piracy."
The bal... See More
Item #649259(5) THE LONDON GAZETTE, a lot of five 2nd-rate and slightly damaged 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 2nd-rate and somewhat damaged issues. Although no direct war content is to be found, they are great period items giving a nice perspective of life during... See More
Item #673248THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1775 A nice issue with much historic content from the beginning months of the Revolutionary War.
Perhaps the best content is the very nice half page illustration of the "Redoubt & Intrenchment on the Heights of Charles Town, Commonly called Bunker Hill, Opposite Boston, attacked & Carried by his Majesty's Troops, Jun... See More
November 26, 1772
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 26, 1772
* Creek Nation
* Muscogee Indians
An inside page has a small item from Charleston headed "America" noting: "...from the country of the Creeks inform us that those Indians are at present very turbulent, they have killed a Trader named Inman, beat & otherwise maltreated several other traders in their towns, and threaten to ... See More
Item #680579THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, February, 1772
* Nice map of "West Florida"
* Pensacola, Florida, to New Orleans, Louisiana
* Plate of a rare bird from the Hudson Bay
Certainly the most notable item in this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of Part of WEST FLORIDA" from Pensacola to the Mouth of Iberville River, with a View to shew t... See More
July 30, 1771
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 30, 1771
* HMS Endeavour - Royal Navy
* Captain James Cook
* 1st voyage of South Pacific
An inside page has an: "Extract of a Letter from a Gentleman on Board the Endeavour...", which includes in part: "We sailed in August, 1768 and after touching at several places, arrived at St. George's Land...great care was taken to cultivate... See More
Item #665006THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, July 10, 1769 (currently spelled Gloucester) The front page under: "America" has very notable reports from Williamsburg, Virginia. It is prefaced with: "After his Excellency the Governor had dissolved the General Assembly, the late representatives of the people formed an association to consider off some measures to be taken for preserving the tr... 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
October 04, 1766
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, October 4, 1766 The back page has a small report from West Florida on the French traders in Louisiana. Also from Senegal of "... there have been lately upwards of two hundred French trading ships on the coast of Africa; -- which was a principal cause of the price of slaves being so high, the Goree Merchants having contracted to supply the Spanish West Indi... See More
August 05, 1766
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 5, 1766
* Repeal of the Stamp Act thanks
Page 2 has a report from the New York General Assembly which notes the gratitude of New York, and resolved to erect an equestrian state of the King for protecting: "...from the fury of a cruel, merciless and savage enemy; and lately from the utmost confusion and distress by the repeal of the Stamp A... 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 #672359THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1761
* Nice foldout map of Germany and vicinity
* Concerning the French & Indian War
An article: "Thoughts on the Present Posture of Affairs" includes some discussion concerning America, and includes: "...Hence it is evident that as North America was the bone of contention, Great Britain must not be induced to par... See More
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.
Item #680655GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1754 Inside under "America" is a July 29 report from New York about the famous Albany Congress stating that: "...on the 16 instant the lieutenant-governor arrived from Albany ...having settled matters to the entire satisfaction of all the nations of Indians that attended the congress at that place."
It further states that commis... 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.
Item #674993THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1745 Over 1 1/2 pages are taken up with: "The case of Carolina Consider'd, with Regard to its Danger of being Invaded, for want of Regular Forces...". This is a great article on the defense of the colonies. Three-quarters of a page are taken up with: "A List of Privateers".
Among other articles are: "Speech on the R... 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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October 07, 1723
THE TRUE BRITON, London, Oct. 7, 1723
* Early 18th century
A quite uncommon single sheet newspaper which has comparatively large lettering in the masthead. Rather than present news reports, this newspaper is almost entirely editorial with much on politics. The back page includes "Advertisements" as well as more news item.
Complete as a single sheet, full red tax stamp to the... 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 #649293(5) THE LONDON GAZETTE (2nd-rate/dmg.) A lot of five issues of the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, all from the early 1700's (1712-1739), 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 i... 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.
August 10, 1710
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Aug. 10, 1710 The back page has a notable report: "The Queen hath been pleased to appoint the Honourable Lord Archibald Hamilton to be Captain-General and Governor in Chief of the island of Jamaica...Robert Lowther Esq. to succeed Milford Crow, Esq., in the government of Barbadoes; and Colonel Corbet to succeed Colonel Seymour in the government of the ... 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
January 22, 1707
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Jan. 22, 1707
* Anne, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland
Almost the entire front page is taken up with: "By the Queen, A PROCLAMATION For Encouraging Seamen and Landmen to Enter themselves on Board Her Majesties Ships of War". A fine "recruiting" document particularly in light of the on-going War of Spanish Succession.
Single shee... 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 #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 #649246THE LONDON GAZETTE, 1690-1698 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, 1694. 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 to obtain authentic 17th century newspapers at a fraction of their typic... 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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