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682028

Very handsome Revolutionary War newspaper from Philadelphia...

Item #682028

December 11, 1779

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET OR THE GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 11, 1779 



* American Revolutionary War

* Great masthead for display




This newspaper features one of the most ornate and decorative mastheads of the Revolutionary War, the words "Pennsylvania Packet" so frilly that it can be difficult to read.

Most of page 2 is taken up with; "An Act for Vesting the Est... See More  

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$345.00
681728

Famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #681728

November 16, 1774

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, November 16, 1774  If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption.  The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead of this newspaper, shows a snake cut into various pieces, each with a
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$16,500.00
681502

Madison proposes Amendments to the Constitution... Early edition of the Bill of Rights...

Item #681502

June 13, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, June 13, 1789 



* Early edition of the "Bill of Rights"

* United States Constitution - Amendments

* President James Madison




An exceedingly significant issue which has, on page 3, a preliminary draft of the Bill of Rights described as  "...the Amendments to the New Constitution, proposed by the Hon. Mr. Maddison [sic]...".... See More  

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681282

The Declaration of Independence, and more...

Item #681282
THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, England, complete bound volume of six months for July thru December, 1776 plus the Supplement issue as well.



* Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text

* As reported from Great Britain

* Entire bound volume intacted




It would be difficult to argue for a more important document in American history than the Declaration of Independence. It remai... See More  

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$4,150.00
681123

Death of John Hancock in his hometown newspaper...

Item #681123

October 09, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 9, 1793 



* John Hancock death (1st report)

* Declaration of Independence signer

* 1st Massachusetts Governor

* From his hometown (rare)




Curiously, the ftpg. includes "A Proclamation for a Day of Public Thanksgiving By His Excellency John Hancock, Governor..." carrying over to pg. 2 where it is signed by him in type: John Hancock.

Contrast t... See More  

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$440.00
680937

Capture of Ethan Allen...

Item #680937

October 21, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Oct. 21, 1775 



* Ethan Allen captured

* Revolutionary War




The front page includes a letter: "To the King" which references the American situation & includes: "...Let then, royal Sire, the liberty of England and America be ever in your heart, then shall the people be free, and America shall yet be happy in the full enjoyment of ... See More  

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680789

The very historic Duche letter to General Washington... Battle of the Kegs...

Item #680789

February 19, 1778

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Feb. 19, 1778 



* Jacob Duché - 1st chaplain to the Continental Congress

* Famous letter to General George Washington

* American Revolutionary War




A nice feature of the masthead is a great engraving taken after one done earlier by Paul Revere, showing a patriot soldier with a sword in one hand and a scroll reading "Independence" in the ot... See More  

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$1,225.00
680658

Significant & rare Judaica print... Burgoyne in Parliament to answer for Saratoga...

Item #680658
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, May, 1778  Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the very nice foldout engraving which is described on the contents page as: "An Inside View of the Jews Synagogue at Amsterdam, and of the Ceremony of sounding the Horn on New Year's Day".

This plate folds out to 8 1/4 by 8 3/4 inches, has minor foxing, and a library stamp in a ... See More  

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$320.00
680579

Great foldout map of "West Florida" from Pensacola to New Orleans...

Item #680579
THE 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  

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$435.00
680368

Announcement that the Constitution has been created...

Item #680368

September 18, 1787

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, September 18, 1787 



* First announcement that the Constitution of the United States has been finalized



* In regards to historic announcements in U.S. history, this is rivaled only by the announcement that the Declaration of Independence had been signed




A singularly historic newspaper. As collectors know the very first news... See More  

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$26,750.00
680364

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War... On Burgoyne's surrender at Saratoga...

Item #680364

March 07, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, March 7, 1778 



* Surrender of general Burgoyne

* Battles of Saratoga - New York




This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

Most of the ftpg. is taken up with a: "...letter from Vice Admiral Lord Vi... See More  

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$680.00
680362

Nice reports concerning events near the end of the Revolutionary War...

Item #680362

December 19, 1782

THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Dec. 19, 1782 



* Closing events in the Revolutionary War



A nice feature of the masthead is a great engraving taken after one done earlier by Paul Revere, showing a patriot soldier with a sword in one hand and a scroll reading "Independence" in the other.

Page 2 has a report from London noting in part: "Governor Franklin, who lately arri... See More  

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$485.00
679892

First inauguration of George Washington...

Item #679892

July 16, 1789

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 16, 1789 



* President George Washington

* First inauguration (historic)




Certainly one of the more desirable events to have in a period newspaper is the first inauguration of George Washington. American issues with such content are virtually unobtainable today, and reports in any newspapers worldwide are extremely uncommon.

Here is a nice report of t... See More  

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$965.00
678526

Eye-witness accounts of the Battles of Lexington & Concord...

Item #678526

May 25, 1775

THE NEW-ENGLAND CHRONICLE OR THE ESSEX GAZETTE, Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 18-25, 1775  



* Battle of Lexington & Concord

* Eyewitnesses accounts




I'm not sure one could want a more notable front page--all consuming--than the content found on page one of this issue. It is entirely taken up with eleven very detailed eye-witness accounts of the historic Battle of Lexington &... See More  

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$8,750.00
678034

Map of Hudson River region... Franklin on exchange of prisoners...

Item #678034
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1778 



* Rare Revolutionary War New York map

* Benjamin Franklin letter

* Ethan Allen




Of great significance is the very nice foldout map headed: "Map of Hudson's River with the Adjacent Country", which shows from Crown Point & Ticonderoga, south to Philadelphia, & also from Long Island to Lake Ontario with considerable de... See More  

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$385.00
678003

Terrific & rare map of the Philadelphia vicinity... Battle of Trenton...

Item #678003
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1777



* The Battle of Trenton, New Jersey

* Great Revolutionary War map of Philadelphia




Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of Philadelphia and Parts Adjacent, by N. Scull & G. Heap" which shows the street grid of Philadelphia plus the various towns, roads, streams & rivers in the ... See More  

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$565.00
677987

The Battle of Long Island, with a map... Patrick Henry...

Item #677987
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Oct., 1776  



* Battle of Long Island

* Revolutionary War

* Patrick Henry




This issue is filled with a great wealth of notable content concerning the Revolutionary War, however the prime piece here is the nice foldout map titled: "Sketch of the Country Illustrating the late Engagement in Long Island".

The map measures 9 by 13 inches & sho... See More  

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$565.00
677981

Great map showing North America... On taxing America without their consent...

Item #677981
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1776  The prime feature of this issue is the great map showing all of the western hemisphere titled: "A New Projection of the Western Hemisphere of the Earth on a Plane shewing the proportions of its several parts nearly as on a Globe, By J. Hardy, at Eton College." 

The map is dated at the bottom: "by F. Newbery, Ludg
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$345.00
677709

Terrific map of the Boston vicinity in 1775...

Item #677709
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1775



* Rare pre Revolutionary War map

* Town of Boston & it's harbor




Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the nice foldout map titled: "A Plan of the Town and Chart of the Harbour of Boston Exhibiting a View of the Islands, Castle Forts, and Entrances into the said Harbour." which measures 12  by 14 1/2 inche
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$455.00
677502

Famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #677502

December 07, 1774

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, December 7, 1774 



* Benjamin Franklin's "Unite Or Die" cartoon



If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption. 

The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead
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$18,000.00
677118

Latest war news from the middle of the Revolutionary War...

Item #677118

December 26, 1778

THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Dec. 26, 1778  The entire front page and half of page 2 are taken up with the  second half of the: "Treaty of Amity and Commerce Between the Most Christian King and the United Starters of North America", this being the treaty of assistance between French and the colonies, which did much to support the American cause ag... See More  

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$433.00
677063

George Washington is elected President of the United States...

Item #677063

February 20, 1793

NATIONAL GAZETTE, Philadelphia, Feb. 20, 1793



* President George Washington

* Historic 2nd election victory




Nearly three-quarters of the front page is taken up with an address: "To ALEXANDER HAMILTON, Secretary of the Treasury of he United States". This is followed, on page 2, with a second analysis of America's financial situation.

But by far the most significant ite
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$1,150.00
676625

Benedict Arnold on the Battle of Quebec... Ethan Allen in irons...

Item #676625

February 22, 1776

NEW-ENGLAND CHRONICLE OR ESSEX GAZETTE, (Cambridge), Feb. 22, 1776 



* Battle of Quebec - Canada

* General Benedict Arnold report

* Ethan Allen in captivity

* American Revolutionary War




The top of the first column begins with a report from Cork that: "...there has been commotions amongst the soldiers who are to embark for America; that a great numbers of them have deserted & ... See More  

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674664

Washington's historic Farewell orders to the military..

Item #674664

December 27, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 27, 1783  Certainly the most notable content is a 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 reads in part: "A contemplation of the compleat attainment (at a period earlier tha... See More  

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674496

Philadelphia printing of the Constitution of the United States...

Item #674496
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, September, 1787 



* Philadelphia printing of the Constitution of the United States



This title, along with the "American Museum", has the honor of being the first magazine to print the Constitution of the United States. Both publications were from Philadelphia, the city where the Constitution was created.

Comments from the Library Company o... See More  

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$7,350.00
673464

George Washington's state-of-the-union address...

Item #673464

November 14, 1792

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, November 14, 1792 Taking over half of the front page and concluding on page two where it is signed in script type: G. Washington, is President George Washington's "Speech to Both Houses of Congress". This was his annual state-of-the-union address, a tradition which he initiated in 1790 and which carries on to this day. There is a prefacing p... See More  

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673309

Famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #673309

April 05, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 5, 1775 



* Benjamin Franklin's "Unite Or Die" cartoon



If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption.  The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead of th
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$16,500.00
673230

News of Cornwallis' surrender... Benedict Arnold & the Battle of Groton Heights...

Item #673230
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1781 



* Revolutionary War

* Cornwallis' surrender

* Gen. Benedict Arnold

* Battle of Groton Heights




Near the back is a section headed: "American News" which has a "Copy of a Letter from Brig. Gen. Arnold to his Excellency the Commander in Chief, dated Sound off Plumb Island, Sept. 8, 1781" which takes over an ent... See More  

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$325.00
672229

Criticizing Burgoyne for his failure in America...

Item #672229

October 02, 1779

THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Oct. 2, 1779 



* American Revolutionary War

* Gen. John Burgoyne failures




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 S... See More  

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$388.00
671967

Mention of Dr. Franklin...

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #671967

April 01, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 1, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

The front page includes an Act relating to detaining pers... See More  

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$345.00
671965

A Williamsburg, Viriginia report...

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #671965

February 21, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 21, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

The entire front page is taken up with ads. Page 2 has a nice letter... See More  

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$390.00
671586

Surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga...

Item #671586

December 08, 1777

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Dec. 8, 1777 



* Battles of Saratoga - New York

* General John Burgoyne surrenders




Certainly the most  significant content is the page 2 report on the surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga, a very much-needed victory for the American cause. Some of the reporting includes: "...arrived in town express...we are sorry to say that Government have re... See More  

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$350.00
671571

Washington's historic Farewell orders to the military..

Item #671571

January 06, 1784

THE EDINBURGH ADVRTISER, Scotland, Jan. 6, 1784 



* General George Washington

* Farewell address to his Army




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 ta... See More  

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$670.00
671291

Establishing the rules of cricket... A premier report...

Item #671291

July 28, 1789

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 28, 1789  



*  A cornerstone issue for any cricket collection



The article is titled: "Cricket" which contains within a subtitle reading: "Laws of the Game" which takes the majority of the article. There is another smaller subhead reading: "Betts" which mentions wagering on the game. The prefatory paragraph reads:... See More  

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$2,600.00
671285

The king decides to not increase the land forces in America...

Item #671285

January 31, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, January 31, 1778



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat... See More  

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$325.00
669238

The Whiskey Rebellion... Washington's involvement...

Item #669238

November 08, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 8, 1794 



* Whiskey Rebellion

* General Henry Lee III




This issue has content relating to the Whiskey Rebellion in Western Pennsylvania.

A great issue as page 2 has much on the Rebellion, including an article headed "Patriot Army" with the latest reports, one beginning: "This day the President of the United States arrived here...The resist... See More  

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$620.00
668917

Washington's letter accepting the position of Lt. General & Commander-in-Chief of the Army...

Item #668917

July 20, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, July 20, 1798  The front page features a great & detailed notice from the Secretary of the Treasury concerning proposals for supplying the United States with various firearms.

Certainly the most notable item is the page 3 letter signed in type: Go. Washington, in which he accepts the position of Lt. General and Commander-In-Chief of the U... See More  

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$255.00
667953

The capture of New York by the British... Great map of Connecticut & Rhode Island...

Item #667953
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1776 



* Capture of New York City

* Rare Connecticut & Rhode Island map

* American Revolutionary War




This issue begins with "Proceedings in the House  of Commons..." which includes discussion on the Revolutionary War, including: "...Nothing could have afforded me so much satisfaction as to have been able to inform you... See More  

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$510.00
667818

Great issue on the Battle of Ticonderoga...

Item #667818

August 27, 1777

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, August 27, 1777 



* Siege of Fort Ticonderoga

* American Revolutionary War

* General John Burgoyne victory




The front page has: "...a correct & authentic distribution of the British forces under the command of Sir William Howe, from an officer of distinction just arrived from New York." with a nice accounting of the troops (see phot... See More  

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$465.00
667176

Provincial Congress meeting...

Item #667176

December 23, 1775

PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Dec. 23, 1775 



* Meeting of a Provincial Congress

* Early Revolutionary War




Front page report mentions the meeting of a Provincial Congress in Charlestown, South Carolina. Interesting ftpg. letter concerning a runaway slave on board a British ship. Pg. 2 has political reports from New York & Philadelphia, including mention that
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$430.00
666708

Timely report of the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart...

Item #666708

December 01, 1791

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1791 



* Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart death (1st report)

* Musical composer - Classical music era original




Presented inconspicuously among other death reports is a brief yet very notable report on the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, ending with a prophetic comment:  " At Vienna, Wolfgang Mozart, the celebrated German composer. ... See More  

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$355.00
666263

Uncommon American title from the Revolutionary War...

Item #666263

January 19, 1780

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Jan. 19, 1780 



* American Revolutionary War

* Rare single sheet issue




Most of the front page is taken up with a document concerning relations between Holland and England. The back page has a document from D. Diego Joseph Navarro, governor of Cuba., regarding declaring war against Great Britain (see). The back page also has an item from Congress conce... See More  

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$298.00
666075

Battle of Chelsea Creek... Washington challenges Amherst...

Item #666075

June 30, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg (with Supplement), Jun. 30, 1775 



* Rare colonial Virginia title

* Battle of Chelsea Creek - Massachusetts




This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War.

Most of the ftpg. is consumed with a report head... See More  

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$5,400.00
666074

The Gunpowder Incident: in a Williamsburg newspaper... And so much more!

Item #666074

April 28, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg (with Supplement), April 28, 1775



* Very rare Colonial Virginia title

* Gunpowder Incident - Affair




This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War.

This issue was printed 9 days after the battle of Lexington ... See More  

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$9,975.00
665478

Washington's state-of-the-union address...

Item #665478

December 19, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 19, 1795 



* President George Washington

* State of the Union Address




Over half of the front page is taken up with the "President's Address" being George Washington's annual state-of-the-union address for the year 1795, a tradition he started in his first administration and which continues to this day.

The "Speech" as it is h... See More  

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$345.00
664965

The Act creating the Bank of the United States...

Item #664965
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, March, 1791



* First Bank of the United States creation



The issue begins with textual: "Sketches of the President Of the United States" which is nearly a 4 1/2 page biography of George Washington (the plate called for is lacking). Also inside is the conclusion of: "Description of Cape Cod & the County of Barnstable" which takes 2 1/2... See More  

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$385.00
664587

Detailing how supportive England has been to the colonies...

Item #664587

January 28, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 28, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coa... See More  

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$310.00
664331

The Nova Constellatio coin, made for the American colonies... Settling Australia as a penal colony...

Item #664331
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1786 



* The Nova Constellatio coin print

* Made for circulation in the American colonies




The most interesting item in this issue is the foldout plate which contains--among other prints--an image of the "Nova Constellatio" coin used in the colonies (see). The print shows both the obverse & reverse & has a date of 1785.

Th... See More  

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$288.00
664191

The treaty whereby Cornwallis surrendered to Washington, with great commentary in Parliament...

Item #664191

December 08, 1781

THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 8, 1781 



* Treaty of Peace

* Lord Cornwallis capitulation

* General George Washington

* Revolutionary War closing events




The front page has an: "Account of the number of British & German troops, and of ships of war, surrendered at Yorktown...".

But then the great document is on page 2 which prints the: "ARTICLES of CAPITULATI... See More  

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$560.00
664179

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #664179

February 14, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 14, 1778



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

The entire front page is taken up with ads, one of which is for the printi... See More  

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$275.00
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