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692301

Ben Franklin's famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #692301

November 30, 1774

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, November 30, 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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$15,800.00
691348

G. I. Bill of Rights is signed by FDR...

Item #691348

June 23, 1944

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 23, 1944 



* G. I. Bill of Rights is signed

* Franklin D. Roosevelt - FDR

* World War II veteran benefits 




The front page has a one column heading: "ROOSEVELT SIGNS 'G.I. BILL OF RIGHTS'" with subhead. Continues on the back page (pg. 32) with photo of the signing by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Other news, sports and advertisements o... See More  

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$60.00
689255

The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #689255

April 28, 1744

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, April 28, 1744  This was the first successful magazine in America although formatted unlike typical magazines. It was exclusively a chronicle of the Great Awakening in America, exclusively of secular news reports. It was preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this title lasted but a few short ... See More  

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$135.00
689152

North Carolina ratifies the Constitution... Albany described...

Item #689152
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, December, 1789  The issue begins with a full page: "Description of the City of Albany" (plate is lacking). Other items include: "Memoirs of The Bastille"; a very interesting & detailed: "Letter III - Letters from a Pennsylvanian on his Travels Into the Eastern States..." which takes over 5 pages; a full page chart: "... See More  

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688886

Early advertisement for the historic Cape May Congress Hall hotel...

Item #688886

July 03, 1851

THE DAILY UNION, City of Washington, D.C., July 3, 1851  Among the advertisements at the bottom of page 2 is one for the Congress Hall Hotel, headed: "Sea Bathing, Cape May, N.J." and beginning: "Congress Hall is now open for the reception of visitors..." with various detail.

Congress Hall is a very historic hotel in Cape May, first constructed in 1816 as a wooden boardin... See More  

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$27.00
688744

A layout for a colonial town... Canton (Guangzhou), China...

Item #688744
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1770  Perhaps the most intriguing item in this issue is a fascinating article titled: "New Plan for an American Town" which takes over a full page and which includes an interesting and unusual print of it.

A legend of the various parts of the town is included as well, including the "common land" the "public squares&
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688743

Plan (print) for a colonial town... Canton (Guangzhou), China...

Item #688743
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1770  Perhaps the most intriguing item in this issue is a fascinating article titled: "New Plan for an American Town" which takes over a full page and which includes an interesting and unusual print of it.

A legend of the various parts of the town is included as well, including the "common land" the "public squares&
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$87.00
688742

Troubles in America... A colonial town plan print...

Item #688742
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1770  Perhaps the most intriguing item in this issue is a fascinating article titled: "New Plan for an American Town" which takes over a full page and which includes an interesting and unusual print of it.

A legend of the various parts of the town is included as well, including the "common land" the "public squares&
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687574

Marriage of Ben Franklin's daughter... Colonists distressed by duties..

Item #687574

January 19, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, January 19, 1768  Page 2 has a letter from Pittsburgh mentioning: "It is feared here that an Indian war will break out in the Spring...on an act of hostility committed by a party of Indians on their return to their settlements among the six nations, from an unsuccessful war in which they had been engaged with the Cherokees...they plundered & murdered ten of... See More  

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687495

George Washington, John Adams, John Hancock, Sam Adams, Ben Franklin...

Item #687495

June 03, 1790

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR, THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 3, 1790  Over half of the front page is taken up with the continuation of: "An Act for the Punishment of Certain Crimes Against the United States" and is signed in type by the President: George Washington, and the Vice President: John Adams.

It's always desirable to have a signature in type by President Washington ... See More  

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$98.00
687400

Ben Franklin's will, and much more...

Item #687400
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, January, 1792



* Benjamin Franklin's will



The bulk of the issue is taken up with a wide range of eclectic articles as noted on the full title/contents page.

The issue begins with: "Extracts from Dr. Franklin's Will" which takes over a full page and provides many details on various beneficiaries.

Also within: "Thoughts on Dueling&qu... See More  

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687385

Congress responds to the King's Proclamation that the colonies are in open rebellion...

Item #687385

December 21, 1775

THE NEW-ENGLAND CHRONICLE or the ESSEX GAZETTE, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dec. 21, 1775  Certainly the most historic content is found on page 3, being Congress' response to the King's proclamation of August 23 in which he refused to receive the conciliatory Olive Branch Petition and proclaimed that the American colonies were in a state of open rebellion.

 This response is dat
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$1,925.00
687381

Imports, exports... Yankee Doodle...

Item #687381

March 06, 1769

THE PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 6, 1769  



* Early Yankee Doodle song mention

* Importation - exportation tensions




The front page has an interesting article about: "...George being now master of the ceremonies made the music play just as he pleased; and one night...he swore he would exhibit to the company a dance which had never been attem... See More  

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687194

Likely the most desired masthead from the 18th century...

Item #687194

October 23, 1770

THE MASSACHUSETTS SPY, Or Thomas's Boston Journal, October 27, 1774  It would be difficult to properly place both the scarcity and desirability of this newspaper in the confect of American history. This issue has the famous "Join Or Die" engraving stretching across the masthead.

In the same way that the famous "Dewey Defeats Truman" issue of the Chicago Tribune is com... See More  

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687150

An early, handsome issue from the colonies... Nice Ben Franklin content...

Item #687150

July 05, 1762

THE BOSTON EVENING-POST, July 5, 1762 



* Rare colonial publication

* Benjamin Franklin




A very handsome issue with an ornate coat-of-arms engraving in the masthead.

Page 2 has a nice, early item on Ben Franklin with an Oxford dateline: "Yesterday Benjamin Franklin, Esq., of Pennsylvania, eminent for his many extraordinary improvements in electrical experiments, was presented by t... See More  

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686814

The French Constitution... Article concerning Ben Franklin...

Item #686814

December 10, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 10, 1791  The entire front page is taken up with the second (of 4) installment of: "The French Constitution Revised, Amended, and Finally Decreed, by the National Assembly".

Page 2 begins with: "Congressional Intelligence" headed with an engraving of a heraldic eagle. Also inside is an address: "To Josiah Harmar, Brig. General of the ... See More  

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686746

Ben Franklin's famous kite experiment...

Item #686746
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1752



* Benjamin Franklin's famous kite experiment described



Inside has a terrific account of a legendary event in history--the famous kite experiment conducted by Benjamin Franklin. Note there is even mention of Franklin's name on the title page.

The article, datelined "Philadelphia, Oct. 19, 1752", begins by mentioning the r... See More  

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$680.00
686084

George Washington, Trumbull the artist, Ben Franklin...

Item #686084

September 11, 1790

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 11, 1790  The entire front page & a bit of page 2 are a continuation of an Act of Congress concerning the collection of duties, headed with an engraving of a heraldic eagle.

Page 3 has a nice letter signed in type by: George Washington which is concerning the "...elegant barge...." which carried Washington over the river to his formal arrival i... See More  

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685609

Terrific issue on the Jefferson/Callender situation...

Item #685609

October 26, 1802

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Frankford, Oct. 26, 1802



* President Thomas Jefferson

* James Callender squabble




Note that this issue was published in nearby Frankford to escape the Yellow Fever epidemic in Philadelphia.

Page 2 begins with a very lengthy editorial which includes: "The business of the late election had diverted our attention from various objects, and the execrable wretch Ca... See More  

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685605

Rare mention of "Sally" in Callender's letter...

Item #685605

September 11, 1802

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Frankford, Sept. 11, 1802  



* President Thomas Jefferson

* Rare Sally Hemings mention

* James T. Callender




Note that this issue was published in nearby Frankford to escape the Yellow Fever epidemic in Philadelphia.

This issue has a wealth of fine content on the Callender/Jefferson situation. Page 2 begins with over a full column report/editorial concerning ... See More  

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683352

Early map of the Caribbean Islands...

Item #683352
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1756  The first two pages are devoted to the "Caribee Islands" [Caribbean] primarily limited to text on Barbadoes.

But of greater significance is the great and desirable foldout map labeled: "A Map of the CARIBBEE ISLANDS Shewing which belong to England, France, Spain, Dutch, & Danes...". This map folds out to 8 1/2 by 13 1/2 ... See More  

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682557

On Ben Franklin's water spouts, with a print...

Item #682557
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1788 



* Benjamin Franklin on water spouts

* Post Revolutionary War era




Perhaps the most interesting article is: "Dr. Lindsay on Dr. Franklin's Doctrine of Water-spouts" which comments on Ben Franklin's work. This article takes 2 1/2 pages and one of the plates includes prints of various water spouts.

An article: "Edict... See More  

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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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681445

Benjamin Franklin receives an award...

Item #681445
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1753  Near the back is a small & inconspicuous item reading: "At the anniversary meeting of the Royal Society the prize medal of gold was voted to Ben Franklyn, Esq. of Maryland, for his electrical discoveries."  

Note that not only did they spell his name wrong but they have his home colony wrong.

At the back is the &q... See More  

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681266

Government's role in the public welfare vs. debt...

Item #681266

May 14, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, May 14, 1768  Inside is an interesting article on the role of Government and Providence in relation to public welfare and government debt.  It begins: "The political disease seems to be near a crisis...". Several hundred years later the topic continues to be at the forefront of public discourse. 

Also within is a mention of "A Portugal Merchant&... See More  

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681106

The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #681106

April 14, 1744

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, April 14, 1744 



* Very rare 18th century magazine

* 1st successful magazine in America




This was the first successful magazine in America although formatted unlike typical magazines. It was exclusively a chronicle of the Great Awakening in America, exclusively of secular news reports. It was preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of iss... See More  

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681056

On Ben Franklin negotiating a peace treaty to end the war...

Item #681056

March 26, 1782

THE ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, March 26, 1782   The front page has some text concerning negotiations in Paris to end the war, bits including: "...handed about in Paris, the substance...of the answers & representations given by dr. Franklin in a conversation he had lately with the 'french minister upon american affairs The Doctor...testified the very great & just estee... See More  

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679009

Sinking of the U.S.S. Maine...

Item #679009

March 05, 1898

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 5, 1898 



* USS Maine sinking disaster

* Spanish-American War prelude

* Havana Harbor, Cuba




The front page has a full page illustration of" "Washington's Birthday Celebration at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia".

Two full pages includes 16 photos of: "Destruction of the U.S. Battleship 'Maine in Havana Harbo... See More  

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679006

Battle of Manila: Spanish-American War...

Item #679006

June 25, 1898

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 25, 1898 



* Battle of Manila Bay, Philippines

* Admiral George Dewey's victory

* Spanish-American War




Full ftpg: "The Auxiliary Cruiser 'St. Paul' On Scout Duty". Two fullpgs. showing the harbor of Santiago. Nice fullpg: "Battle of Manila--Adm. Dewey's Squadron Swinging Around the Ellipse". Nice illus. of: "R... See More  

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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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676541

Poem to Ben Franklin with lightning rod reference...

Item #676541
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1754 



* A poem to Benjamin Franklin

* Mention of his lightning rod




Near the back is a half page poem titled: "To Benjamin Franklin, Esq., of Philadelphia, on his Experiments and Discoveries in Electricity" which is dated from "Cooper River, S. Carolina, Sept. 20, 1753".

At the bottom of the poem are two footnotes, one... See More  

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676519

Article on electricity with Ben Franklin mention... The American pelican with a print...

Item #676519
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1750 



* Early Benjamin Franklin

* Electricity experiments




Perhaps the most notable item is: "A Curious Remark on Electricity, from a Gentleman in America, whose ingenious Letters on this Subject will soon be published in a separate Pamphlet...", which includes an extract of a letter by Benjamin Franklin.

Other articles include: &quo... See More  

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676185

Letters by Benjamin Franklin...

Item #676185
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, July, 1787  Among the articles are: "Remarks & Facts Relative to the American Paper Money, By Dr. Franklin" "Letter from Dr. Franklin to a Friend, on the Subject of the North East Storms" "Letter from Dr. Franklin to a friend, Containing an Account of a Remarkable Whirlwind" "Letter from Dr. M. to Dr. Franklin, Containi... See More  

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675450

Obituary of Benjamin Franklin...

Item #675450
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1790 



* Benjamin Franklin death - obituary



The most significant item is a report of the death of Benjamin Franklin listed near the back under the "Deaths" column. It begins: "At Philadelphia, aged 84 years and 3 months, Benjamin Franklin, esq. L.L.D. and F.R.S. He was born in 1706..." continuing on with more on his life & c... See More  

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674414

Ben Franklin to return home?

Item #674414

November 01, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 1, 1783  The back page has a short but very notable item: "A letter from Paris says that Dr. Franklin is sent for to America, in order to have his advice in making a code of laws for the better government of the United States; and that Mr. Laurens, jun. is to reside at Paris in quality of their Ambassador until some other appointment is made."

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674111

Italy enters World War II in 1940....

Item #674111

June 10, 1940

HERALD EXPRESS, Los Angeles, 2nd WAR EXTRA, June 10, 1940



* Italy enters World War II - WWII (1st report)

* Benito Mussolini's announcement



The front page has a nice banner headline above the masthead: "ITALY DECLARES WAR" with subhead. Nice for display.

Complete 1st section only with pages 1 to 16, light toning and minor wear at the central fold and spine, generally good.

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673669

Ben Franklin and John Jay in Paris...

Item #673669

July 23, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 23, 1782 



* Revolutionary War era

* Benjamin Franklin & John Jay

* Treaty of Paris talks




Page 4 has letter No. III of: "A Brief Memorial Upon the American War...", which begins: "The Americans were the first in opening the campaign in 1777. Their army was collected toward the end of May at the camp at Middlebrook..." with a g... See More  

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673434

Benjamin Franklin letter... Horatio Nelson's account of the battle in which he lost his arm...

Item #673434
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1797  Includes a short letter by Benjamin Franklin, originally written by him in Paris in 1784.  Elsewhere are reports from Lord Horatio Nelson on the Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife where he was severely wounded and lost his right arm, signed in type: Lord Nelson.

Both full page plates called for are present.

Complete in 88 pa... 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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671801

Book by Ben Franklin reviewed... Fort Stanwix...

Item #671801
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1779 



* Ben Franklin's book is reviewed (brief)

* Fort Stanwix report

* Captain Cook's ships observed?




Near the back is a review of a book titled: "Political, Miscellaneous, & Philosophical Pieces, Written by Benjamin Franklin...".

Some talk of "American News" near the back, with mention that: "...Fo
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671792

Benjamin Franklin's lightning rod experiment...

Item #671792
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1752  Inside has an extremely significant article titled: "A Cut and Description of a Machine, easily constructed, for making the Experiment by which Franklin's new Theory of Thunder is demonstrated" with descriptive text showing how this experiment works. Each piece of the illustration is identified as well. A great and early conte
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$255.00
669851

One of the earliest newspapers from the colonies...

Item #669851

April 03, 1735

THE AMERICAN WEEKLY MERCURY, Philadelphia, April 3, 1735  As any serious collector of newspapers knows, it is exceedingly difficult to find any colonial American newspapers from before 1760, let alone an issue from 1735. It began in 1719 and only published through 1749. It was the very first newspaper in all of the Middle Colonies, and only the fourth newspaper published in all of the America... See More  

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669598

Ben Franklin's statue in Boston is erected...

Item #669598

October 26, 1856

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Oct. 25, 1856 



* Statue of Benjamin Franklin (statue)



The front page has a nice print of: "Statue of Dr. Franklin, Just Erected in Boston, U.S." A related article is on page 2: "Inauguration of the Statue of Dr. Franklin at Boston, U.S." which has much detail on it.

This quite famous statue still stands in Boston, although remov... See More  

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$38.00
669532

Creating the Bank of the United States...

Item #669532
THE UNIVERSAL ASYLUM & COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, February, 1791 



* First Bank of the United States creation



Certainly the most notable content is at the back where is found a significant report headed: Congress of the United States" with the text of the creation of the Bank of the United States.

It is titled: "An Act to Incorporate the Subscribers to the Bank of t... See More  

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667117

Early Ben Franklin item...

Item #667117
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1747  



* "The Speech of Polly Baker"

* Early Benjamin Franklin story




Inside includes the well-known Ben Franklin item: "Speech of Polly Baker". This is the earliest Ben Franklin appearance in a Gentleman's Magazine and perhaps within any British publication, as confirmed by the Franklin Papers, Yale Unive
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$78.00
667116

Great foldout map of Genoa, Italy... Early Ben Franklin item...

Item #667116
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1747 



* 18th Century Genoa, Italy map

* "The Speech of Polly Baker"

* Early Benjamin Franklin story




Inside includes the well-known Ben Franklin item: "Speech of Molly Baker". This is the earliest Ben Franklin appearance in a Gentleman's Magazine and perhaps within any British publication, as confirmed by the
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$169.00
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
664535

The Revolutionary War to end soon? Ben Franklin negotiating with the French...

Item #664535

June 21, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 21, 1777  Page 2 has an item concerning the Revolutionary War in America, with text including: "...that the congress had sent to Gen. Howe some proposals for a reconciliation, but such as they knew would not be accepted. It was supposed to be done to gain time. Gen Howe was...preparing to go on a secret expedition not to Philadelphia as it was thought;... See More  

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$76.00
664269

New colony of Georgia... re: Franklin's lightning rod... Judaica...

Item #664269
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1756  Regarding America... There is an article near the front: "Account of American Affairs", which is continued from a previous issue & includes talk on "New Forts in America". There is also a detailed account of Oglethorpe's English colony at Georgia, now 22 yrs. old & still suffering from "want of inhabitan... See More  

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$160.00
663756

Ben Franklin's donation...

Item #663756

October 25, 1788

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 25, 1788  Page 3 has an item noting: "We learn that Dr. Franklin a few days ago presented the Hon. Vice President Redick with 50 pounds as a donation to the Academy lately erected in Washington...". Other news reports from Boston, New York & Petersburg.

Four pages, very nice condition with 17 illus. ship ads on the ... See More  

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$44.00
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