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204519

Very uncommon British provincial title...

Item #204519
DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, 1783 A quite uncommon title, in fact the very first we've come across in 29 years. A nice, full folio size newspaper of 4 pages with an engraving in the center of the masthead and great to have from the end of the Revolutionary War in the colonies. Various news of the day and a wealth of ads as well. The front page also has a partial red-inked tax stamp. A ... See More  

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208967

Item #208967
THE GENERAL EVENING POST, London, 1783 A nice "typical" folio-size newspaper of 4 pages from the concluding year of the Revolutionary War, the year in  which the Treaty of Peace was signed. There is a wealth of news of the day on the front page and inside pages with some ads scattered throughout as well. Some wear at the margins, various light browning & mild wear, generally good. The pho... See More  

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645129

More on Moody's book on America...

Item #645129

January 02, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 2, 1783  Page 2 has some content concerning independence of America (see), and page 5 is entirely taken up with the continued: "Further Extracts From the Printed Narrative of Lieutenant James Moody's Exertions and Sufferings in the Cause of Government in North America".

The bkpg. has a paragraph noting: "...advices came from America, no ... See More  

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664272

Decorative masthead... Runaway reward ad...

Item #664272

February 01, 1783

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia,  Feb. 1, 1783 



* Nice masthead

* Rare publication




The front page is entirely taken up with ads including an: "Eight Dollars Reward" ad for "...a likely [Black] Wench..." with details, and a "Ten Dollars Reward" for a runaway "...[Black]Man named Adam...".

Page 2 has a small bit noting: "From the k... See More  

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649611

Loyalists in America work on resolving their problems...

Item #649611

February 08, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 8, 1783  Beginning on page 1 & concluding on page 2 is a nice report concerning the plight of the Loyalists in America: "The American Loyalists, resident in the metropolis, held a meeting...to consult upon a proper measure for obtaining redress...was at last agreed that delegates should be selected to represent the several provinces that felt thems... See More  

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649614

Historic Proclamation by the King formally ending the Revolutionary War...

Item #649614

February 15, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, February 15, 1783 



* End of Revolutionary War

* King George III proclamation

* The cessation of hostilities




Certainly the prime--and very historic--content takes over one-third of the back page, headed: "By the KING, A PROCLAMATION Declaring the Cessation of Arms, as well by sea as land, Agreed Upon Between his Majesty's the most Christian King... See More  

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649617

Hopes of resurrecting trade with the American colonies...

Item #649617

February 22, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 22, 1783 



* Post American Revolutionary War

* Trade with the enemy to resume ?




Several items concerning the reestablishment of trade between America and England including: "We hope & trust that the stipulations of the treaty are such as will revive our injured trade & restore our commercial intercourse with our American Brethren...declar... See More  

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642354

Ben Franklin creates a medal honoring the end of the Revolutionary War...

Item #642354
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1783  Near the beginning are 15 pages of: "Summary Proceedings in the Third Session of the Present Parliament" which include some discussions concerning America. Another article concerns the tune Yankee Doodle, particularly details on the presumed author of the famous tune (questionable) who had recently died. It notes: "Your readers, &a... See More  

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649620

Don't negotiate with Carleton: England surrenders all to Congress...

Item #649620

March 01, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 1, 1783 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




Page 2 has an interesting item: "Advice is said to be received that Delegates had arrived from several of the northern provinces t new York to treat with Sir Guy Carleton on terms of putting themselves under his protection, and returning to their old form of government; but the ... See More  

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657924

Ben Franklin creates a medal honoring the end of the Revolutionary War...

Item #657924
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1783  Near the beginning are 15 pages of: "Summary Proceedings in the Third Session of the Present Parliament" which include some discussions concerning America. Another article is concerning Yankee Doodle, or more particularly is information on the presumed author of the famous tune (questionable) who had recently died. It notes: "Your ... See More  

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621754

Americans are creating a new form of government...

Item #621754

March 06, 1783

DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, March 6, 1783  This issue is from the closing months of the Revolutionary War, with a page 3 item noting in part: "...when the King of Sweden heard first of the independence of America being acknowledged by Great Britain...proposed a commercial treaty with the new republic..." and: "The Americans are busily employed in settling the form of l... See More  

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649622

The French to leave America... Trade has to wait for a formal agreement...

Item #649622

March 06, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 6, 1783  Page 3 has two small bits: "All the ships that have cargoes for America are ordered to wait till a final commercial settlement has taken place between this country and the United States." and also: "Letters from Philadelphia mention that Congress were settling matters with the French for their finally quitting the dominions of the U... See More  

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649623

Working out a trade agreement between England and the United States...

Item #649623

March 08, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 8, 1783 



* Post American Revolutionary War

* Trade with the enemy to resume ?




Over one-third of page 4 is taken up  with the: "Short Abstract of  Bill for the Provisional Establishment & Regulation of Trade and Intercourse Between the Subjects of Great Britain, and those of the United States of North America."

Eight pages, 8... See More  

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649638
Item #649638

March 20, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 20, 1783 



* Loyalists (British) escaping America



Page 2 has a report from New York concerning the British evacuating: "...large quantity of shipping are preparing here...for the purpose of transporting his Majesty's garrison & effects for England...How soon the business may commence it is, however, impossible to say, as we do not hear th... See More  

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623714

Portugal relaxes shipping restrictions due to the independence of America...

Item #623714

March 27, 1783

DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, March 27, 1783  Page 2 has an item from Lisbon reading: "Since the Declaration of American Independence on the part of Great Britain, the court of Lisbon have thought proper to withdraw their prohibitions against the entry of American vessels into their harbours & to publish an ordinance...'As the independence of the United States of American ... See More  

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649641

Cornwallis is defensive of his actions at the Battle of Guilford Court House...

Item #649641

March 27, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 27, 1783  Most of page 4 is taken up with some great content concerning Cownwallis's defense of his actions in America, particularly in relation to criticisms from General Henry Clinton. The first part is a letter from his concerning his actions at the historic Battle of Guilford Court House, noting: "...our failure in North Carolina ws not occasi... See More  

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667838

Closing items on the Revolutionary War...

Item #667838
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1783 



* Closing events in the Revolutionary War



Eighteen pages are taken up with "Summary of Proceedings in the 3rd Session of the Present Parliament" which include  discussion on concluding events with the war in America, including: "...With respect to America, parliament had left little for ministers to do in negociating a p... See More  

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649653

Ben Franklin asks to resign...

Item #649653

April 22, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, April 22, 1783 



* Benjamin Franklin wants to resign



Page 3 has a brief item: "Dr. Franklin has written to Congress requesting permission to resign his public employment, 'the business being too weighty for his old shoulders'. Such was the Doctor's expression."

Page 7 is mostly taken up with: "American News" which talks of ships leav... See More  

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642356

Closing events of the Revolutionary War...

Item #642356
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1783  Near the back is over 1 1/2 pages of: "Advices From The United States Of America" from before the formal treaty ending the Revolutionary War was signed. Included is a report in Congress concerning: "...information of the evacuation of Charles-Town by the British & of our being by that event in complete possession of all the S... See More  

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649668

Loyalists will be treated better than expected...

Item #649668

May 13, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 13, 1783 



* Loyalists staying in America ?



Page 5 has: "Letters received from Philadelphia, by the way of France say, that the Loyalists are likely to receive a much more favourable treatment from the new government than was generally expected; it being determined by the Pennsylvanians to prevent emigration as much as possible by lenient measures,... See More  

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642836

News from America...

Item #642836
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1783  Key articles include: "American Votes Respecting the Loyalists" (a report from Worcester, Massachusetts) and "American News", the latter giving some reports of a treaty between the United States and the chiefs of the Six Nations (see image for details).

Among additional articles noted in the table of contents are: "Pa... See More  

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650126

Prisoners of War... Fate of the Loyalists...

Item #650126

July 03, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 3, 1783 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




The back page has several items concerning prisoners from the war and an agreement made concerning Loyalists: "A negociation has been held between the American Congress & the King's officers relative to such persons as intended to stay, to dispose of their effects after t... See More  

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650136

Washington's letter to Congress on the Newburgh Conspiracy...

Item #650136

July 26, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 26, 1783 



* Newburgh Conspiracy re. military payment

* General George Washington letter




Over half of the front page is taken up with a notable letter from George Washington to Congress, dated at his Newburgh, New York, headquarters, dated March 18. This letter is concerning the Newburgh Conspiracy, in which the military officers were to meet concerni... See More  

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650137

All happy in Portugal that a treaty with America has been finalized...

Item #650137

July 29, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 29, 1783  Page 4 has a report: "...from Lisbon says, that a treaty of commerce and amity is near being concluded on between  that Court & the United States of America, which has given great joy to the people in general there, and look upon it a a very happy event as they expect great advantages will arise by trading with the Americans."

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641376

Washington's letter resigning as commander-in-chief...

Item #641376
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  August & September, 1783 



* General George Washington

* Farewell address to Continental Army




A 2 issue set. The August issue has a section headed: "Authentic Papers Relative to American Affairs" includes reference to learning of the Treaty of Peace ending the Revolutionary War, and also includes a "Resolve" from Congre... See More  

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647135

Franklin is returning to America after five years in Paris...

Item #647135

August 07, 1783

DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, Aug. 7, 1783  The ftpg. includes a report: "That able & ingenious veteran Dr. Franklin is preparing to leave Paris (where he has resided five years with great credit to himself, & profit to his country) to return to America...". Also reports concerning articles for peace & negotiations with some Caribbean Islands as it relates to the ... See More  

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649447

George Washington's Circular Letter stating his resignation...

Item #649447

August 12, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 12, 1783



* General George Washington

* Announces his resignation (circular letter)

* Commander-in-chief - Continental Army




Under the heading: "American News" on page 6 and concluding on page 8 is the complete printing of "A Circular Letter from his Excellency GEORGE WASHINGTON, Commander in Chief of the Armies of the United States of Ame... See More  

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650223

Early announcement that the Treaty of Peace has been signed: the Revolutionary War is over...

Item #650223

September 11, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 9-11, 1783 



* Treaty of Paris (peace) announcement

* End of the Revolutionary War




An extremely historic issue, as the front page begins with a report taken from the London Gazette of the day prior  announcing the signing of the Definitive Treaty of Peace, formally ending the Revolutionary War.

It reads in part: "On Saturday night last... See More  

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674616

Early announcement that the Treaty of Peace has been signed: the Revolutionary War is over...

Item #674616

September 11, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 11, 1783 



* Treaty of Paris (peace) announcement

* End of the Revolutionary War




An extremely historic issue, as the front page begins with a report taken from the London Gazette of the day prior  announcing the signing of the Definitive Treaty of Peace, formally ending the Revolutionary War.

It reads in part: "On Saturday night last, ... See More  

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666261

One of the best Revolutionary War era mastheads...

Item #666261

September 13, 1783

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 13, 1783 



* Rare title w/ great masthead

* re. End of the Revolutionary War




The photo shows one of the more decorative and larger engravings to be found in an 18th century American newspaper, making this a very nice issue for display.

The front page has a few bits with oblique references to the end of the Revolu... See More  

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651190

Independent spirit of those from Vermont...

Item #651190

September 20, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 20, 1783  The bkpg. has a report: "Private letters from New York mention that the inhabitants of the new State of Vermont are determined to encounter every danger, and even to form alliances with the Indian nations, rather than be incorporated with, or, as they conceive, subjected to the control of any of the United American States...".

Earlier ... See More  

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660298

Required treaties leading to a formal end of the Revolutionary War...

Item #660298

October 01, 1783

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, (England), October, 1783 



* Workings on the formal Treaty of Peace

* American Revolutionary War ending




This issue contains much great content on the work towards creating a formal treaty ending the Revolutionary War.

It contains 3 treaties with other European nations involved in the war, requirements before a formal treaty could be concluded between England and Am... See More  

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651206

Dealing with the Loyalists in America...

Item #651206

October 02, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 2, 1783



* Loyalists staying in America ?



Page 2 includes: "...contain no  account of the evacuation of New York, nor related any fixed period for the actual accomplishment of that event...cause of this uncertainty is stated to be the difficulty off disposing of the Loyalists, and the peremptory perseverance on the part of the Congress in decline
... See More  

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651680

America is in anarchy and confusion...

Item #651680

October 09, 1783

DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, Oct. 9, 1783 



* Post Revolutionary War

* America in turmoil ?




The ftpg. has a letter from the Bay of Fundy in Canada concerning the arrival of Loyalists (see). Page 2 has a letter from New York which paints a dismal scenario there: "...There is in fact no government in this country, all is anarchy and confusion. The Congress have lost their inf... See More  

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664642

Mention of Dr. Franklin... Quakers and enslaved Negroes...

Item #664642

October 09, 1783

THE SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, October 9, 1783 



* Dr. Benjamin Franklin

* Slaves - Slavery - Negroes




This issue has a variety of news items concerning the end of the Revolutionary War. The front page of this issue features a report noting: "Dr. Franklin writes to a friend, that he has reason to suspect the Americans have no friends in Europe; for the same caution that now aims ... See More  

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651225

Creating a statue of Washington... Loyalists in New York...

Item #651225

October 18, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 18, 1783 



* Equestrian statue of George Washington (Washington Circle)

* New York loyalists - Benjamin Franklin re. treaty w/ Sweden




Page 3 has a report noting in part: "...that a treaty had been ratified in Congress the 29th day of July last...between the U.S. and the King of Sweden. This Treaty was concluded at Paris...and signed by Dr. Frankl... See More  

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651229

Suspected Loyalists is hanged, after the war...

Item #651229

October 28, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 28, 1783  Page 5 has a letter noting: "...trade of this port is at a very low ebb...nor do I expect it will revive until the States of America obtain a more settled government, which...seems to be at a very considerable distance...the state of Virginia...is under the control of a governor & council..." and more. Another small item has: "O... See More  

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672699

Tyburn, England in 1873... 'God's Tribunal' - off to the Executioner...

Item #672699

November 06, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 6, 1783 As stated in Wikipedia: "Tyburn was a village in... present-day London... For many centuries, the name Tyburn was synonymous with capital punishment, it having been the principal place for execution of London criminals and convicted traitors, including many religious martyrs. It was also known as 'God's Tribunal', in the 18th century.&qu... See More  

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651275

Trade after the end of the Revolutionary War...

Item #651275

November 20, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 20, 1783 



* Post Revolutionary War

* Trade with America




Page 6 has a report from the South Carolina Gazette has a note that Sweden has lessened the duties of items from America in order to encourage commerce. Then a letter from France beginning: "Since the Preliminaries of Peace have been signed & ratified, the Farmers-general have lost all... See More  

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651276

Congress to meet in Princeton?

Item #651276

November 22, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 22, 1783  Page 3 has a report from Charleston concerning commerce. Also a dateline from Savannah. Then a report from Congress concerning the finances of the country which includes a document signed in type: Robert Morris. Also a dispatch: "That it had been formally debated in Congress at Prince-Town [Princeton] whether the delegates should return to Ph... See More  

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642837

Very early balloon flights... Print of waterspouts in Jamaica...

Item #642837
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1783 



* From the end of the Revolutionary War

* Mongolfier Brothers & others in their balloons




The first article is a report on the balloon flight of Charles and Robert headed: "Mr. Charles's Narrative of his Memorable Aerial Voyage" which takes 2 1/2 pages (see for portions).

Further on is nearly a full page on a repor... See More  

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654558

A Proclamation signed by Sir Guy Carleton...

Item #654558

December 18, 1783

DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, Dec. 18, 1783 



* Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester proclamation

* Revolutionary War - American & British relations




The front page has a report from late in the Revolutionary War, noting Sir Guy Carleton's concern for the lack of friendship between the Americans and departing British. Included is: "A Proclamation" which notes in pa... See More  

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666267

Importation from America begins again...

Item #666267

December 27, 1783

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 27, 1783  Taking half of the front page & most of page 2 is a complete printing of a document noted in Schlesinger as happening on December 26, and which he describes as a British order in council to permit the importation of American manufactured goods to England on terms as favorable as those of pre-revolutionary days.

The first column has a brief note... See More  

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671571

Washington's historic Farewell orders to the military..

Item #671571

December 27, 1783

THE EDINBURGH ADVRTISER, Scotland, Jan. 6, 1784  Certainly the most notable & historic content is the full text printing of: "General Washington's Farewell Orders to the Armies of the United States", a very historic & notable document datelined: "Rocky Hill, near Princetown, Nov. 2, 1783." It takes portions of both pages 2 and 3.

It reads in part: "...A c... See More  

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216092

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

Item #216092
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
... See More  

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647976

American affairs...

Item #647976
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1784  Among the articles are: "Causes of the Increase of Villainy" "Doubts Started Relative to the Gunpowder Plot" "Complete List of Stamps Alphabetically Digested" which takes over 4 pages; "Summary of Proceedings in the Fourth Session of the Present Parliament" which takes 14 pages; and even more.

Near t... 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
... See More  

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650328

Concerns for political troubles in creating a new government...

Item #650328
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1784 

Among the articles are: "Ancient Customs Elucidated--The Feast of Yule" "History of the Race of Gypsies Further Illustrated" which takes nearly 3 pages; "An Account of the Experiments Made by the Aerostatic Machine of M.M. Montgolfier" the famous balloonist (see); and more.

There is over half a page on the Q... See More  

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591473

Mention of "The Pretender"...

The Count of Albany's death report... woodcut ad...

Item #591473

March 09, 1784

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Edinburgh, March 9, 1784 Within this issue is a report of the death of the Count of Albany, which makes reference to The Pretender.  Also included is a decorative woodcut ad for "Improved Milk of Roses".  News of the day with period advertising are present throughout.  Measures approximately 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, complete in 8 pages, in good con... See More  

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$55.00
585977

1784 York England...

Item #585977

March 26, 1784

THE YORK CHRONICLE & GENERAL ADVERTISER, England, March 26, 1784 



* Rare British title



Various news & ads of the day in this uncommon title. Folio size, 4 pages, never bound nor trimmed, red tax stamp on the front page.

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$27.00
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