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704139

Two Acts of Congress signed by Washington...

Item #704139

April 23, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 23, 1794 



* President George Washington

* United States Congress acts




The front page has a full column taken up with two Acts of Congress, one for  creating and repairing of arsenals and magazines, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington.

Four pages, minor margin wear, generally good condition.... See More  

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704138

Alexander Hamilton, Anthony Wayne, John Jay, and Henry Knox...

Item #704138

December 11, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 11, 1793  Page 2 has a letter signed in type: Anthony Wayne concerning an encounter with the Indians. Some paragraphs begin: "It would appear that the savages mean to bend their attention to our convoys..." and "The savages killed & carried off about 70 horses..." and "There are nearly 1000 volunteers in the vicinity..." and m... See More  

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704137

Ben Franklin letters re: people struck by lightning... and more...

Item #704137
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, Sept., 1790  A nice issue with a full title/contents page with an embellishment at the top.

Included within are two item by Ben Franklin: "Letter on the Death of Persons Struck with Lightning--by Dr. Franklin" and "Extracts of Letters form Dr. Franklin to Monsieur Dubourg, the French Translator of his Works".

The back page has an "... See More  

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704136

Germantown (PA) school offers its buildings as the home for Congress... Washington responds...

Item #704136

November 27, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 27, 1793 



* President George Washington

* Germantown, Pennsylvania

* Jean François Hamtramck




The front page begins with an interesting: "Address of the Trustees of a School at Germantown, to the President" in which they: "...tender the school buildings for the accommodation of  Congress, should they convene at this place...&q... See More  

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704117

Mention of Ben Franklin... Slave trade... Establishing a penal colony in Australia...

Item #704117
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1788 



* Early chess - Benjamin Franklin mention

* The slave trade

* Penal Colony, Botany Bay, Australia




Two pages have considerable detail regarding the game of chess which includes a mention of Benjamin Franklin. Near the back under the "Domestic Occurrences" heading is a report reading: "By the last accounts received fro... See More  

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704040

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #704040

August 16, 1766

(5) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated March 9, 1758, June 10, 1760, MArch 3, 1763, Feb. 20, 1768, and May 28, 1772. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. 

Each issue is complete in 8 pages, 8 by 11 inches, perhaps minor rubbing & foxing to some, generally in good condi... See More  

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703995

18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisements...

Item #703995

September 15, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 15, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title



The ftpg. is taken up with advertisements including 15 illustrated ship ads.

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, a little light staining, generally nice.... See More  

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703943

One of the more decorative mastheads of the 18th century...

Item #703943

January 11, 1796

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Jan. 11, 1796



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America




If you are looking for a handsome American newspaper of the 1700's which is displayable & priced reasonably, this is one of the best. This title features one of the more decorative mastheads of the era.

Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, some small bindi... See More  

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703642

Article signed by Robert Fulton... Ratification of the Jay Treaty...

Item #703642
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1796  Among the articles of interest within are the conclusion of: "On the Utility of Small Canals" signed in type by: Robert Fulton; "Inoculation the Cause of the Great Increase of Population" "On the Migration of Swallows" "Parliamentary Proceedings of Lords & Commons in 1795-6" and more.

Near the back ... See More  

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703640

Boston troubles... Gambling...

Item #703640
SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE FOR THE YEAR 1767, London. This is the "supplemental" issue published at the end of the year and having on the front page the table of contents and the title (see).

Perhaps the prime feature is the very nice foldout plate which shows: "...an elegant prospect in the gardens of her Royal Highness the Princess Dowager of Wales, at Kew." ... See More  

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703509

See the displayable front page from the 18th century...

Item #703509

December 24, 1720

THE POST-BOY, London, Dec. 24, 1720 



* Nice masthead engravings

* Early 18th century original




One of my favorite 18th century newspapers with the two nice engravings in the masthead, plus the very decorative first letter in the text (see). Various European reports.

Single sheet, about 8 1/2 by 14 1/8 inches in nice displayable condition.... See More  

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703315

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #703315

August 16, 1766

(5) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Dec. 5, 1758, Nov. 18, 1760, Dec. 28, 1762, May 19, 1768, and April 11, 1772. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. 

Each issue is complete in 8 pages, 8 by 11 inches, perhaps minor rubbing & foxing to some, generally in very nice ... See More  

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703314

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1700...

Item #703314

November 14, 1700

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 14, 1700



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

* At the turn of the 18th century




This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is ... See More  

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703113

Ben Franklin's historic/collectible: "The Morals of Chess"...

Item #703113
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, April, 1792  By far the most significant content is the historic/collectible essay: "The Morals of Chess. By Dr. Franklin", which takes 2 1/2 pages. Note: This essay was first printed in the Columbian Magazine in the Dec. 1786 issue. Regardless, this contemporary printing is among the few publications which printed the essay which is highly desirab... See More  

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702912

Early American title from the French & Indian War...

Item #702912

May 13, 1762

THE BOSTON NEWS-LETTER AND NEW ENGLAND CHRONICLE, May 13, 1762 



* Rare Colonial Massachusetts

* St. Augustine, Florida




This is a much later issue of America's first successful newspaper, founded in 1704.

The top of the ftpg. has a nice recruiting advertisements to enlist soldiers to fight in the on-going French & Indian War: "For Recruiting His Majesty's Regular Forc... See More  

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702905

Colonies wish to declare themselves "free and independent"...

Item #702905
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1776 



* American Independence

* John Hancock (1776)




It is rare to find newspapers or magazines with the magical date of "July, 1776". Here is one.

The first article is: "Debate on the American Restraining Bill" with has much interesting reading and takes six pages. There are also 3 pages of text on events in America, includin... See More  

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702882

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1701...

Item #702882

August 18, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Aug. 18, 1701



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

* At the turn of the 18th century




This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is ... See More  

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702876

Very early report of Washington's inaugural address, plus his election as well...

Item #702876

April 01, 1789

THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, April, 1789 



* President George Washington

* Election victory & inauguration




 Certainly the most notable content is found in "The Chronicle" section near the back where the latest news was reported, which covers the election & inauguration of President George Washington.

The full text is shown in the photos, however some ite... See More  

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702795

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1700...

Item #702795

May 16, 1700

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 16, 1700



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

* At the turn of the 18th century




This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is c... See More  

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702794

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1701...

Item #702794

April 03, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 3, 1701



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

* At the turn of the 18th century




This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is ... See More  

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702789

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #702789

August 16, 1766

(5) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Sept. 16, 1758, Nov. 13, 1762, Dec. 13, 1764, April 7, 1768, and May 2, 1772. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. 

Each issue is complete in 8 pages, 8 by 11 inches, perhaps minor rubbing & foxing to some, generally in nice condi... See More  

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702716

Provincial Congress meeting (1775)...

Item #702716

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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702704

First issue of the first woman's magazine in America...

Item #702704

June 01, 1792

THE LADIES MAGAZINE, (Philadelphia), June, 1792 



* Very first issue of this rare publication



A rare publication which existed for just 12 issues from June, 1792 to May, 1793. This is the very first issue of the first woman's magazine in the United States.

It's full title is "The Ladies Magazine & Repository of Entertaining Knowledge" as noted on the title page, a ... See More  

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702586

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

Item #702586
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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702561

Letter from John Wesley... State of affairs in Pennsylvania...

Item #702561
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1756  Among the articles within is a "Letter from Mr. Wesley Confirming the Yorkshire Earthquake", signed by him in type: John Wesley, the noted evangelist and founder of Methodism.

Also: "Of the Cultivation of Exotics" which concerns the red cedar & other trees in America. Another article taking over 3 pages is "A Dia... See More  

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702551

Very early newspaper from Cologne, Germany...

Item #702551

March 19, 1751

ORDINARIA RELATIONIS DIARIE CONINUATIO, Colonie Agrippinea, March 19, 1751  In 50 A.D. Roman emperor Claudius planted a colony on the left bank of the Rhine River. At the request of his wife he named it "Colonia Agrippina", which later became Cologne, Germany.

All four pages appear to be in Latin. Never bound nor trimmed with wide margins, 6 1/4 by 7 1/4 inches, a few period notati... See More  

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702544

Convicts shipped off to America... Oglethorpe before founding Georgia...

Item #702544

March 13, 1728

THE DAILY POST-BOY, London, March 13, 1728 (1729 by today's calendar) 



* Early James Oglethorpe

* Convicts to America




Near the bottom of the front page is a terrific item noting: "Also the same day nine felons convicts, eight men and one woman, were brought from Oxford City to the Oxford-Arms at Holborn Bridge, and from thence carry'd down the river and put on board a shi... See More  

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702232

From the Revolutionary War era...

Item #702232

March 13, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, March 13, 1779



* American Revolutionary War era

* 18th century - from The Enemy




Newspapers from England during the time of the Revolutionary War are always interesting as they give a sense as to life at that time and what political discussions were the "hot topic" of the day.

I could find no "meaty" references to the Revolutionary War in this i... See More  

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702029

Phillis Wheatley arrives in London...

Item #702029

June 22, 1773

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 22, 1773  Certainly the most notable report is found on the back page, which contains: "Last Thursday the celebrated negro girl Phillis, the Poet, whose extraordinary talents have lately been taken notice of in the News Papers, arrived in London from Boston in New England. She had a letter of recommendation from a merchant at Boston to a bookseller in ... See More  

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701957

Paul Revere... Determining representation in Congress...

Item #701957
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, May, 1792



* Paul Revere to cast brass cannons

* Representation in U.S. Congress




Eighteenth century American magazines are increasingly scarce in today's market. This title was published by the famed Isaiah Thomas, the patriot printer from the Revolutionary War & founder of the American Antiquarian Society.

Content includes "The Pleasures of ... See More  

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701947

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #701947

August 16, 1766

(5) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Aug. 12, 1758, June 24, 1760, May 5, 1761, Feb. 2, 1768, and May 21, 1772. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. 

Each issue is complete in 8 pages, 8 by 11 inches, perhaps minor rubbing & foxing to some, generally in nice conditio... See More  

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701871

A handsome, 18th century displayable newspaper...

Item #701871

September 21, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 21, 1796



* Nice 18th century American publication



A handsome issue for display given the decorative masthead. Various news reports of the day with a number of advertisements on the back page.

Four pages, a little staining near the top, minor top margin wear, generally nice.... See More  

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701701

The XYZ Affair In 1798....

Item #701701

March 28, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 28, 1798 



* The XYZ Affair

* France relations

* John Adams message




Page 2 has the "President's Message" to Congress indicating that the negotiations with France by the U.S. envoys have failed. In the message the President states in part: "...I perceive no ground of expectation, that the objects of their mission, can be accomplished,... See More  

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701700

John Adams responds, Thomas Jefferson intervenes...

Item #701700

October 24, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 24, 1798 



* The XYZ Affair - France relations

* John Adams & Thomas Jefferson




The front page has an address: "To John Adams, President of the United States" from a military unit at Lexington, followed by his response signed in type: John Adams.

A page 2 bit concerning America making preparations for action against France during the XYZ Af... See More  

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701631

John Adams, John Adams, and John Adams...

Item #701631

September 08, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 8, 1798  



* President John Adams

* Acts of U.S. Congress




The front page begins with 3 Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams.

Page 2 has an address of the Boston Marine Society to the President concerning the growing tensions with France, followed by the President's reply signed in type: John Adams. And the back ... See More  

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701522

Great map of America & the West Indies...

Item #701522
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1762 



* Very early Southern America map w/ West Indies



Certainly the prime feature of this early magazine is the terrific & very displayable foldout map titled: "An Accurate Map of the West Indies with the Adjacent Coast" as noted in the ornate cartouche. This map shows much of present-day Georgia & Florida to present-day... See More  

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701521

Uncommon American title from the Revolutionary War...

Item #701521

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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701510

Revolutionary War pay document for an officer...

Item #701510

October 14, 1781

A hand-written Revolutionary War pay document from the State of Connecticut dated October 14, 1781. It notes: "Sir: Pay Capt. Abner Adams five pounds in bills of this state...and charge the state.  Pay Table Office, Oct. 14, 1781" with two signatures.

Measures 6 by 7 1/2 inches, totally handwritten, very nice condition. A nice item for display, and dated just 5 days before Cornwall... See More  

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701355

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #701355

August 16, 1766

(5) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated June 20, 1758, Oct. 4, 1760, Feb. 12, 1761, March 31, 1768, and May 11, 1771. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. 

Each issue is complete in 8 pages, 8 by 11 inches, perhaps minor rubbing & foxing to some, generally in nice condi... See More  

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701198

A large & decorative masthead... Avoiding taxation...

Item #701198

January 02, 1722

THE ORIGINAL LONDON POST OR, HEATHCOTE'S INTELLIGENCE, London, England, Jan. 2, 1722 



* Great masthead engraving

* Very rare publication




A rare title with the text running continuously from issue to issue, the lead sentence is the completion of the last sentence from the previous issue.

This was done by several periodicals during this period to avoid the tax on newspapers. This fo... See More  

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701152

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #701152

August 16, 1766

(5) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Aug. 15, 1758, Oct. 21, 1760, Aug. 6, 1761, May 24, 1768, and May 21, 1772. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. 

Each issue is complete in 8 pages, 8 by 11 inches, perhaps minor rubbing & foxing to some, generally in nice conditi... See More  

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701147

1793 Boston, Massachusetts...

Item #701147

February 22, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb., 22, 1794



* 18th century American title



Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. Contains news of the day and various advertisements.

Pages 3 & 4 contain a few illustrated ship ads.

Complete as a 4 page issue, nice condition.

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701076

The (1775) Restraining bill, and reaction to it...

Item #701076

May 17, 1775

CONNECTICUT JOURNAL & NEW HAVEN POST-BOY, May 17, 1775 



* Retraining Acts of 1775

* Colonial trade restrictions

* American Revolutionary War




The entire front page and part of page 2 are taken up with: "Lord Camden's Speech on the New England Fishery Bill".

Page 2 has a report headed: "Provisions in the Restraining Bill for the Provinces of New Jersey, Pennsylva... See More  

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700671

Huge map of the Mississippi River dated June 1, 1775...

Item #700671

January 01, 1783

COURSE of the RIVER MISSISSIPI [sic] from the Balise to Fort Chartres; Taken on an Expedition to the Illinois, in the latter end of the Year 1763 by Lieut. Ross of the 34th Regiment: Improved from the Surveys of that River made by the French".

London, Printed for Robt. Sayer No. 53 in 'Fleet Street, Published as the Act directs, 11 June 1775" 



A noted map dealer
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700633

Treaty of Peace ending the Revolutionary War: abridged version...

Item #700633
THE POLITICAL MAGAZINE, London, October, 1783  Near the back is the full text of: "The Definitive Treaty between Great Britain & the United States of America, signed at Paris, the 3rd day of Sept. 1783 which consumes over two pages, and includes the signatures of John Adams, B. Franklin, and John Jay.

Further on are additional documents which were part of the treaty with... See More  

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700573

Congress proclaims an end to the war with England...

Item #700573

April 22, 1783

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 22, 1783  



* End of American Revolutionary War w/ Britian

* U.S. Congress formally announces cease-fire




A wonderfully historic issue as page 3 contains the formal document by the United States Congress that put an end to the fighting in the Revolutionary War.

It is officially titled: "By the United States o... See More  

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700551

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #700551

August 16, 1766

(5) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Sept. 30, 1758; Sept. 16, 1760; July 28, 1761; May 21, 1768; & May 19, 1772. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with some damp staining & a little foxing or fold rubbing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American col... See More  

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700445

Front page reports of Indian attacks...

Item #700445

November 15, 1763

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 15, 1763  The top of the front page has a report from Sir Jeffery Amherst with a New  York dateline noting in part: "...very large body of Indians, supposed to be 500 or more, attacked a convoy of a sergeant & 28 men of Wilmot's regiment returning with some wagons from the fort at the lower landing at Niagara...marched instantly to support... See More  

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700420

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #700420

August 16, 1766

(5) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Aug. 17, 1758; Oct. 8, 1761; Feb. 19, 1763; Feb. 23, 1768; & Feb. 22, 1772. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with some damp staining & a little foxing or fold rubbing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colo... See More  

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700316

Death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart... Slaves revolting in Haiti...

Item #700316

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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$415.00
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