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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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$47.00
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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684125

Washington to again be the commander-in-chief of the Army...

Item #684125

August 18, 1798

FELIX FARLEY'S BRISTOL JOURNAL, England, Aug. 18, 1798  Nice engraving in the masthead. The news reports are mostly from England but the front page has: "America and France" and the troubling relationship between the two. Also a report that: "...the venerable Washington has accepted the Command in Chief of the American forces. He was to be at Baltimore about the 11th ult. o... See More  

Item from Catalog 342 (released for May, 2024)

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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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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: "United 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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683616

Anthony Wayne proclaims a treaty with Indian tribes...

Item #683616
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, April, 1795 



* General Mad Anthony Wayne

* Treaty of Greenville prelude

* Northwest Indian War




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

Among the articles are: "Thoughts on Patience" "The Delights of Benevolence" "On Female Manners" and much more... 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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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 



* Rare & decorative publication



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 ment... 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 



* Francis Nicholson death

* Governor of multiple states




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 ... 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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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.

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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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683252

London life, at the end of the Revolutionary War...

Item #683252

May 06, 1783

THE GENERAL EVENING POST, London, May 6, 1783  As might be expected the news reports are almost entirely European, just the end of the Revolutionary War. No war-related reports are within.

Four pages, good condition.

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683210

Early ad for playing cards... Runaway indentured apprentice...

Item #683210

November 20, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, November 20, 1799 



* Very early playing cards

* Backgammon boards




The back page includes many ads, two of which are very early ads for "Playing Cards", being Henry the Eighth, Columbian brand cards and backgammon boards. A few other particulars as noted in the ads (see photos). 

News of the day. Complete in 4 pages, a little spine we
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683207

Map of the Balkan Peninsula... Turkey, Bulgaria, and more...

Item #683207
SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1770 



* Map of Turkey, the Balkan Peninsula, and more.



This "Supplement" issue was produced at the end of the year. The prime content is the very nice & very detailed map, labeled in the cartouche as: "A New and Accurate Map of TURKEY IN EUROPE Drawn from the Best Authorities...1770".

This map shows the Balkan ... See More  

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683113

This newspaper lasted but two years...

Item #683113

April 13, 1795

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, April 13, 1795 



* Rare publication



A volume one issue of this elusive title from Boston which lasted just two years. Various news of the day & a wealth of ads.

Four pages, nice condition.

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683026

A short-lived title 18th century title...

Item #683026

January 20, 1753

THE ADVENTURER, London, England, Jan. 20, 1753 



* Rare 18th century title

* 269+ year old publication




An uncommon, essay-format bi-weekly newspaper addressed specifically to men, containing six pages & lasting only for 17 months from 1752 to 1753. While each issue varies, common contributors included John Hawkesworth and Samuel Johnson.

A decorative embellishment at the top of the... See More  

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683004

John Adams script signatures... Trenton the federal capital...

Item #683004

October 19, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 19, 1799 



* Two President John Adams script signatures

* Nice ad for King Harry the Eighth Playing Cards

* Trenton, New Jersey serves as Federal Capital

* Moses Gill proclamation and script signature




The front page features two Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams. One is a conclusion from a previous issue for regu... See More  

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683002

Will Loyalist merchants in Charleston be left in the lurch? Land in Canada for the Loyalists...

Item #683002

November 26, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 26, 1782 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy




Page 4 is entirely taken up with the petitions of various merchants in Charleston to General Leslie (military commander of British troops in the city) recalling a commercial agreement of two years prior, now suspect given the planned evacuation of the British from Charleston... See More  

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682998

Buonaparte has lost the confidence of his army...

Item #682998

September 11, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 11, 1799 



* 18th century American publication



Inside has much on the war in Europe including: "Army of Italy" "Army of the Danube" and other datelines from Vienna, Zurich, London, etc.

Page 3 has: "Latest News of Buonaparte in Egypt" which includes: "...Buonaparte has lost the confidence of hi... See More  

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682997

Rare 18th century American publication....

Item #682997

October 15, 1798

THE FARMER'S WEEKLY MUSEUM; NEW HAMPSHIRE & VERMONT JOURNAL, Walpole, Oct. 15, 1798 



* Rare 18th century American publication



The ftpg. has: "Biography - Character of Talleyrand". Over half of pg. 2 has: "Mr. Gerry's Answer to the Minister of Foreign Affairs' Letter of the 24th".

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, minor margin tears, good condition... See More  

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682847

President Washington makes some appointments...

Item #682847
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, February, 1790   Among the articles are: "On the Use of Cosmeticks" "American Natural History...Of the Birds" & much more.

Near the back is a full page plate of music, as well as: "The Gazette" which has the latest news reports from Winchester, Va. New London, and Boston. Also a list of appointments by the President.

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682838

Letter from Ben Franklin criticizing music...

Item #682838
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, July, 1790  The bulk of the issue is taken up with a wide range of eclectic articles as noted in the title/contents page.

The issue begins with: "Description of the Falls of Niagara" which takes a full page (lacking the plate called for). But perhaps the most interesting item is: "Criticism on Musick, Letter from Dr. B. Franklin to Mr. P. Fr... See More  

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682825

George Washington signs an Act of Congress...

Item #682825

April 03, 1795

FEDERAL INTELLIGENCER & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, April 3, 1795  



* President George Washington



Close to half of the back page is taken up with: "An ACT...." of Congress relating to duties on refined sugar, signed in type at its conclusion: Go. Washington, President.

Page 3 has a report on the capture of the ship Amsterdam, with details.

Four pages, very nice condition... See More  

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682809

General Orders from Pittsburgh...

Item #682809

April 29, 1795

FEDERAL INTELLIGENCER & BALTIMORE DAILY GAZETTE, Maryland, April 29, 1795  Quite rare to find an issue with this title, as it began Oct. 30, 1794 and continued until just Dec. 30, 1795 as such. It previously had life as another title, and existed under yet another title after the latter date, existing just over a year with this title.

Page 3 has from Pittsburgh: "General Order"... See More  

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682697

Early issue of America's first successful newspaper...

Item #682697

August 23, 1739

THE BOSTON WEEKLY NEWS-LETTER, August 23, 1739 



* Among the earliest of American newspapers to be had



Above the title is "New-England", likely to distinguish this newspaper from the city of Boston in England.

This very rare title was the first successful newspaper in the colonies, having begun in 1704 and lasting until the British occupation of Boston in 1776. It was only pre... See More  

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682668

The notorious pirate Captain Kidd is executed !

Item #682668

May 26, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 22-26, 1701 



* Infamous pirate Captain William Kidd

* Historic & extremely rare report

* Execution - hanging




The London Gazette is the oldest continually published newspaper in the world, having started in 1665 and is still publishing today.

This issue contains on page two an exceedingly significant report--perhaps the rarest and mo
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682666

Beautiful masthead... On the Battle of Eutaw Springs...

Item #682666

December 29, 1781

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, December 29, 1781 



* Rare 18th century American publication

* Great masthead engraving for display




I have always thought this newspaper has one of the finest masthead, featuring an uncommonly large engraving with an Indian and an angel on either side of the "Journal", plus a 3-masted ship & other embellis... See More  

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