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684636

Creating the Bank of Maryland... President Washington signs a letter...

Item #684636

May 30, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, May 30, 1796  



* Bank of Baltimore, Maryland creation

* President George Washington letter




Much of pages 2 & 3 are taken up with; "An Act to Establish A Bank and Incorporate the Subscribers Thereto." which begins: "Be it enacted by the general assembly of Maryland, That a bank shall be established at Baltimo... See More  

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684633

Runaway slave ads...

Item #684633

May 26, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, May 26, 1796  



* Rare 18th century American title

* Slaves advertisements




The front page has an ad: "For Sale, A healthy Negro Girl..." with details.

Page 3 has two runway slave ads headed: "Twenty Dollars Reward" and "Five Pounds Reward" with details.

Four pages, purple colored staining affects... See More  

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684631

Discussing the Jay Treaty... Troubles around Detroit...

Item #684631

May 24, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, May 24, 1796 



* Rare 18th century American publication



Page 2 and a bit of page 3 are mostly taken up with a report from Congress: "On motion for making provision for carrying into effect the treaty with Great Britain." which refers to the controversial Jay Treaty.

Page 3 has a report headed: "Pittsburg" no... See More  

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684612

Ad for a whip and cane manufactory...

Item #684612

July 07, 1797

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, July 7, 1797  The back page has an ad for a: "Whip and Cane Manufactory" who makes not only these items by billiard balls as well. Much detail provided.

Four pages, one margin slightly irregular, good condition.

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684610

Three documents signed by the President, George Washington...

Item #684610

June 22, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, June 22, 1796  Page 2 has a document headed: "The United States of America...Letters Patent..." which is signed in type by the President: Go. Washington. The document notes a patent has been given to: "...Robert Dawson...of Delaware...hath alleged that he hath invented a new and useful improvement in bolting cloths...t... See More  

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684609

Runaway slave ads...

Item #684609

June 21, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, June 21, 1796  The front page features 20 illustrated ship ads, as well as an ad: "FOR SALE, A likely , healthy NEGRO WENCH..." with details.

Page 3 has an ad for: "Negro Tom" describing: "A Black Man, about 5 feet 6 inches high...ran off from Fell's Point on Sunday..." then describing his clothing,... See More  

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684578

Discussing the Jay Treaty... Runaway slaver ads...

Item #684578

June 11, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, June 11, 1796  Much of pages 2 and 3 are taken up with reports from Congress concerning debates on the controversial Jay Treaty with England.

The front page has an ad: "For Sale, For the term of 10 Years, A Likely healthy Negro Girl..." with details.

Page 4 has other "reward" ads concerning slaves, with details.... See More  

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684536

Men were roasted and then devoured...

Item #684536

May 07, 1789

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, May 7, 1789  Page 2 has a rather gruesome report concerning: "...navigators sent out for the purpose of making discoveries by order of the French court...".

It mentions that when the crew went ashore to make observations, "...the natives shewed every friendly disposition...for no sooner were they within their power, than their perfidy w... See More  

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684535

Meeting with an Indian chief...

Item #684535

September 03, 1787

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Sept. 3, 1787  Page 2 has a letter from Philadelphia mentioning a meeting with an Indian chief Sconetoyack, and that: "...They will leave this place in a few days for New York to represent to Congress some grievances & to demand an observance of the treaty of Hopewell, on the Keown, which they say has been violated & infringed by the lawle... See More  

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684534

Commodore Pearson awarded for his action with John Paul Jones...

Item #684534

September 02, 1786

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Sept. 2, 1786 



* Post Revolutionary War

* re. John Paul Jones




Page 2 has an interesting report of a pension being granted to Commodore Richard Pearson due to: "...his eminent services in that desperate action off Scarborough when, with so inferior a force, he saved an immense Baltic fleet with the whole trade of the North from falling into ... See More  

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684514

Ten London newspapers from the 1790's...

Item #684514

May 04, 1795

(10) THE SUN and THE TIMES were two of the more famous & successful of British newspapers in the late 18th century. The Times remains one of the iconic papers of the world, having begun in 1788 and is still printing today. It was the first newspaper to have "Times" in the title, since lending its name to innumerable newspapers on both sides of the Atlantic.

Here is a lot of ten issu... See More  

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684429

Letter from Patrick Henry, and much on the Revolutionary War...

Item #684429

June 09, 1779

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 9, 1779 



* Patrick Henry letter signed in type

* Much on the Revolutionary War




Pages 2 and 3 contain a wealth of reporting on the Revolutionary War including a letter from Charleston noting in part: "The campaign in George and the Southern part of this state between the royal army commanded by Brigadier General P... See More  

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684283

Death & funeral of Governor Increase Sumner...

Item #684283

June 12, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 12, 1799 



* Increase Sumner death

* Massachusetts governor




Page 2 has over a full column taken up with: "Arrangements For The Funeral Of the Late Governor Sumner" including the "Procession from the State House--Funeral Escort" showing the position of the "corpse" and the pall bearers. Nice to have in this title.

Four page,... See More  

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684282

William H. Harrison when he was 26 years old...

Item #684282

December 18, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 18, 1799  



* William Henry Harrison

* Very early mention (26 yrs. old)

* Northwest Territory Congressman




The top of page 2 has a brief report headed: "Delegate To Congress" noting: "Mr. W. H. Harrison having produced his credentials as delegate to Congress from the N.W. Territory, the same were referred to the Committee of Elections.&qu... See More  

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684279

Three John Adams script signatures on the front page...

Item #684279

August 21, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 21, 1799 



* President John Adams : script signatures on front page



Close to half of the front page is taken up with three Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams. The first concerns: "...regulating the grants of land appropriated for military services, and for the society of the United Brethren for propagating the G... See More  

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684275

Letter signed by Buonaparte...

Item #684275

June 19, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 19, 1799  Page 2 has a report: "News!" "Letter from Buonaparte - Army of The East" which includes a letter signed in type: Buonaparte. Other "Accounts From Europe" as well.

Among the back page ads is: "Ten Dollars Reward" for a soldier who deserted from the military.

Four pages, a bit irregular at the spine, good condi... See More  

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684156

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

Item #684156

April 03, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, April 3, 1795 



* Nice masthead engraving - 18th century America

* Illustrated farms for sale advertisements




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 i... See More  

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684126

Trouble between America and France...

Item #684126

August 25, 1798

FELIX FARLEY'S BRISTOL JOURNAL, England, Aug. 25, 1798 



* Rare 18th century publication



Nice engraving in the masthead. The news reports are mostly from England but the front page has a report concerning the troubling relationship between America and France. Another article on the back page: "America and France" which leads in with: "The Preamble of the Bill lately in... See More  

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684097

On the XYZ Affair, with letters from President Adams...

Item #684097

June 27, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 27, 1798 



* The XYZ Affair

* France relations

* John Adams




The first column has a brief document signed by the President: John Adams, as an introduction to a lengthy document regarding the XYZ Affair and relations with France.

Page 2 has yet another related document signed by: John Adams as well as one from the French diplomat, one of the principals i... See More  

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684096

On the XYZ Affair... John Adams responds...

Item #684096

June 23, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 23, 1798 



* re. the XYZ Affair

* France relations

* Charles Talleyrand




Most of the front page is taken up with a lengthy letter from the French Foreign Minister signed: Ch. Mau. Talleyrand, concerning the XYZ Affair, which would lead to the Quasi-War.

Page 2 has an address of the Mass. Legislature to the President, with his response signed in type: Jo... See More  

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684082

Loyalists heading to Jamaica... Governor John Hancock...

Item #684082

February 03, 1785

THE CONTINENTAL JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Boston, Feb. 3, 1785  



* Post Revolutionary War America

* Loyalists heading for Jamaica

* Mass. Governor John Hancock




The entire front page is taken up with the continued: "History of America, by William Robertson".

Page 3 has a report concerning disputes over the British post at Niagara and use of the Mississippi River. Also... See More  

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683823

Listing of the United States Navy...

Item #683823

August 28, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Aug. 28, 1799  Page 3 has a chart listing: "Untied States Navy - Vessels In Service" as well as a list of "Vessels Building" listed by name, number of guns, and their commanders. Included are the United States, Constitution, Constellation among the frigates, plus others noted as "Ships" "Brigs" and &q... See More  

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683820

Death & funeral of the governor: Increase Sumner...

Item #683820

June 12, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 12, 1799  



* Increase Sumner death - funeral

* Massachusetts governor




The front page has a list of the: "Government of Massachusetts for the Year 1799" which begins with the governor, Increase Sumner. And then page 3 has over a full column on his death, headed: "Grievous Mortality" which begins: "The pai... See More  

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683819

Recruitment ad for joining the U.S. military...

Item #683819

June 05, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 5, 1799  



* From the year of George Washington's death



Page 2 has a letter from Lord Nelson to his wife. Page 3 also has a very nice recruitment ad for the military headed: "ATTENTION ! " "To all who properly estimate the Independence of America, love its Constitution, and are willing to defend its Government &... See More  

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683816

George Washington & the Masons... Nelson & the Battle of the Nile...

Item #683816

December 12, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 12, 1798 



* Lord Horatio Nelson victorious

* Battle of the Nile - Napoleon Bonaparte

* President George Washington

* Masonic - free masonry - Masons




Most of page 2 is taken up with reports from the Napoleonic War relating to the Battle of the Nile, and includes four notes or letters each signed in type: Horatio Nelson.

The ba... See More  

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683815

Thrilled to meet George Washington...

Item #683815

November 21, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 21, 1798 



* President George Washington

* Fountain Inn - Baltimore visit

* Captain William Bryden owned




Page 2 has an item from Norfolk: "The trial of the ship Niger, captured some time ago by the United States frigate Constitution...after a long hearing she was liberated...".

An item from Baltimore has: "This m... See More  

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683814

Nice on the Battle of the Nile...

Item #683814

November 14, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Nov. 14, 1798  



* Lord Horatio Nelson victorious

* Battle of the Nile

* Napoleon Bonaparte




Page 2 has a report from "Knoxville" concerning a treaty with the Cherokees. Page 3 has: "Nelson Victorious, and Buonaparte Defeated" which is fine reporting on the Battle of the Nile, taking nearly 1 1/2 column.

Four page... See More  

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683813

Delinquent subscribers must pay up... John Adams documents...

Item #683813

March 20, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 20, 1799 



* Nice 18th century American publication



The front page begins with a notice: "To Delinquent Customers" notes that: "...a settlement must take place immediately...To prevent the unpleasant business of suing is the occasion of delaying the period of settlement to the time above mentioned." signed in ... See More  

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683678

The Yellow Fever epidemic in 1798...

Item #683678

October 31, 1798

THE SPECTATOR, New York, Oct. 31, 1798 



* Philadelphia yellow fever epidemic



An unusual issue being single sheet rather than the typical 4 pages due to the on-going Yellow Fever Epidemic which ravaged much of the Eastern United States at that time.

There are several front page reports concerning the epidemic including numbers of recent deaths from the fever.

Four pages, never-trimmed,... See More  

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683614

An American magazine from 1795...

Item #683614

August 01, 1795

THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, August, 1795  The bulk of the issue is taken up with a wide range of eclectic articles. Among the articles are: "The Test of Virtue" "Advice to Females on the Management of a Lover" "Anecdotes of Ignatius Loyola" "On the Utility of Trees in Cities" "On the Greek Fire" "On the Arabs" and so much mor... See More  

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683613

Boston magazine from the 18th century...

Item #683613
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, September, 1795  Articles within include: "Account of Warren Hastings" "The Delights of Benevolence" "Description of a Highland Hut" "The Cacique of Ontario" "On Ascending Thunder" and more.

Near the back is the "Monthly Gazette" with the latest news including a report that: "A Treaty of Peac... See More  

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683586

Revolutionary War pay document for an officer...

Item #683586

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 5 1/2 by 7 3/4 inches, totally handwritten, very nice condition. A nice item for display, and dated just 5 days before Corn... See More  

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683581

Revolutionary War pay document for an officer...

Item #683581

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 1/4 by 7 3/4 inches, totally handwritten, very nice condition. A nice item for display, and dated just 5 days before Corn... See More  

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683580

Revolutionary War pay document for an officer...

Item #683580

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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683557

New York harbor is frozen over: people are walking to Long Island...

Item #683557

April 30, 1728

THE POST BOY, London, April 30, 1728  Among the front page reports is one datelines at "New York, Jan. 29" noting that: "There has not been one vessel enter'd here for two weeks past...the river being frozen up for that great numbers of people have gone over upon the ice to Long Island."

It is uncommon to find such early mention of America in period newspapers.

A sin... See More  

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683556

Noted colonial America governor is dead...

Item #683556

March 07, 1727

THE POST BOY, London, March 7, 1727  Among the back page reports is a brief item noting: "General Nicholson, late Governor of South Carolina, died on Tuesday about five in the afternoon, at his habitation on Old Bond Street."

Francis Nicholson was a notable figure in colonial America, having served as governor of  South Carolina, Nova Scotia, Virginia, Maryland, and the Domini... See More  

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683546

Slaves being transported to Virginia or Maryland...

Item #683546

June 17, 1729

THE POST BOY, London, June 17, 1729  Among the front page reports is one noting: "The Grove snow, Capt. Ford, was met in the latitude of 25...from Antiqua, having 230 fine Negroes on board, and bound with them to Virginia or Maryland, having lost only 12 in their voyage."

A single sheet issue, 8 1/2 by 14 inches, two decorative engravings in the masthead, great condition.... See More  

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683531

Front page reports from Boston...

Item #683531

March 27, 1727

THE POST BOY, London, March 23, 1727 



* Rare British publication w/ engravings



Among the news reports are several under the dateline of "Boston in New England", the lengthiest being an account of an earthquake in Martinique. Two other reports from Boston as well.

A single sheet issue, 8 1/2 by 14 inches, two decorative engravings in the masthead, great condition.... See More  

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683528

Pennsylvania's governor... Avoiding the pirates...

Item #683528

May 10, 1726

THE POST BOY, London, May 10, 1726 



* Real Pirates of the Caribbean

* Rare, displayable publication




Among the news reports are two on the front page mentioning: "Last week Patrick Gordon, the new Governor of Pennsylvania, sailed from the Downs for his Government of that Province...". And then a letter from Barbadoes mentions in part: "...and on the 5th of February follow... See More  

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683461

Very early, short-lived, colonial newspaper...

Item #683461

July 12, 1753

THE INDEPENDENT REFLECTOR, New York, July 12, 1753 



* Rare Colonial New York original

* Short lived publication




This rare newspaper lasted for less than one year, publishing but 52 issues. Primarily moral and political essays, it gave offense to men in power and was "suppressed by authorities", as Brigham relates.

A fine opportunity to purchase
at a reasonable price a very e... See More  

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683390

Very displayable French criminal broadside from 1794...

Item #683390

May 02, 1794

Interesting French criminal broadside announcing the acquittal of a trial against Etienne Michaud.  Headed in large type at the top (translated): JUDGMENT OF THE CRIMINAL COURT of the Department of Rhone, Who Declares Etienne Michaud Acquitted of The Charge Against Him." followed by details of the result of the trial.

There is a "dateline" at the middle: "Du 17 Floreal, l... See More  

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683380

Convicts shipped off to America...

Item #683380

May 23, 1728

THE DAILY POST-BOY, London, May 23, 1728 



* Convicts to American plantations



The front page is a terrific item noting: "The government are about contracting with the proper undertakes for transporting the felons, convicts, being about 80 in number, to his Majesty's Plantations in America."." Although it was known that convicts were occasionally shipped off to the Ame... See More  

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683375

Payments to Loyalists... Death of Tippoo...

Item #683375

June 27, 1786

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 27, 1786  Inside has: "American Loyalists"  which notes: "On the report of the bill for granting the sum of 55,000 pounds as a temporary relief to the American Loyalists...desired to know...whether it was intended to allow such Loyalists as were in England during the times of the troubles in America the same as those actually on the spot... See More  

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683369

Two opinions on how peace should be negotiated... Building a navy...

Item #683369

August 03, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 3, 1782 



* Ending the Revolutionary War ? peace ?



All of the front page & part of page 2 are taken up with: "Letters From an American Farmer Describing Certain Provincial Situations, Manners, and Customers not General Known..." which offers some interesting thoughts on the culture of the Americans at that time.

Pg. 3 includes: "The... See More  

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683364

"Peace is near at hand"... Huddy/Asgill Affair...

Item #683364

September 17, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 17, 1782 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century

* From The Enemy




Page 2 has news from America, including: "...steadily pursue the plan lately adopted for carrying on the American war...that he saw & conversed with the deputies from the New England colonies...with Sir Guy Carleton to know what terms had been proposed by this country to Co... 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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683345

First image of a balloon flight in any periodical? "Peter the Wild Boy"...

Item #683345

February 01, 1785

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1785 



* Jean-Pierre Blanchard

* 1st English Channel crossing print

* "Peter the Wild Boy"




Perhaps the most notable content is the foldout plate with various images, the largest of which is a terrific engraving of: "The Flight of M. Blanchard and Dr. Jeffries from Dover Castle" to France, as noted at the bottom of the ... See More  

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683338

Dalkey and Its Seven Castles"... Foldout plate of a castle...

Item #683338
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1770  There are 3 1/2 pages on: "A Curious Description of Dalkey and Its Seven Castles" which is accompanied by a foldout print of one of the castles. This print measures 8 by 10 inches & is in very nice condition. Also in this issue: "On the Disparity of the Language of N. and S. Wales" and much more.

Near the back is the "... See More  

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683306

Work towards putting the Jay Treaty into effect...

Item #683306

May 23, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, May 23, 1796  The front page is filled with ads including 22 illustrated ship ads. All of page 2 is taken up with discussion on carrying into effect the Jay Treaty with England.

Three slave related ads appear on page 3. The back page is full of ads as well including three more slave ads.

Four pages, purple-tinted staining does not affect rea... See More  

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683254

Quite rare & early newspaper... An encounter with highwaymen...

Item #683254

January 01, 1736

THE OLD WHIG, OR THE CONSISTENT PROTESTANT, London, Jan. 1, 1735-6 



* Rare publication



A very rare title, and early as well for a folio-size newspaper (measures 9 1/2 by 15 in.). 

This title only published for just 4 years. A few essays plus a good variety of news reports of the day including a page 3 report of a stagecoach passenger's encounter with highwaymen (robbers).

Fou... See More  

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