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THE LONDON GAZETTE England. These four issues cover the past four centuries being 100 years apart with dates being: August 21, 1671; December 21, 1771; August 29, 1871; and September 23, 1971.
Each contain news of the day, lots of royal related news. This title is the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world and is still published today. Of interest is t
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 3, 1772
* Rare title
Pages 1 and 2 are almost entirely taken up with various European news, including military events, with pgs. 3 & 4 mostly taken up with ads.
Four pages, folio size, nice condition.
THE GAZETTEER & NEW DAILY ADVERTISER, London, Dec. 24, 1778 The front page has a lengthy report to the King concerning following the "rules of war" in the prosecution of their goals in America. Heading the article is a quote: "Nothing will be done in American contrary to the practice of the most civilized nations in Europe." The bottom of the ftpg. has another letter ... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 17, 1768 Over one-third of a page is taken p with a letter concerning: "The establishment of a Protestant episcopate in America is also very zealously contended for; and is very alarming to a people whose fathers, from the hardships they suffered under such an establishment, were obliged to fly their native country into a wilderness in order peaceabl... See More
MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, Jan. 18, 1787 Page 2 has a brief Judaica item mentioning: "...lately took in an unguarded Israelite...most cursedly; and they are so charitably disposed as to be always ready to take in either Jew, Turk, Heathen, or Infidel." Much typical news reporting of the day.
Four pages, two small wear holes near the middle of first leaf, otherwis... See More
DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, March 6, 1783 This issue is from the closing months of the Revolutionary War, with a page 3 item noting in part: "...when the King of Sweden heard first of the independence of America being acknowledged by Great Britain...proposed a commercial treaty with the new republic..." and: "The Americans are busily employed in settling the form of l... See More
THE MONTHLY REVIEW ENLARGED, London, August, 1798 This very uncommon title still has the blue/green outer wrappers. These wrappers are worn at the edges with some loss at the spine (see).
The front wrapper includes the title/index page. Among the articles included are: "Emigration to America Considered" "Wallace's Essay on the Manufactures of Ireland" "Mrs... See More
Pamphlet titled: "The Christian Subject's Duty to His Lawful Prince, In A SERMON Preach'd January the 30th 1716...", from London, England. This sermon was delivered by Luke Milbourne, Rector of St. Ethelburga's. This pamphlet has a full title page dated 1716, bordered in black (see). Measures 4 3/4 by 7 1/2 inches, complete in 38 pages, terrific condition.
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, June 13, 1780 Although from the midst of the Revolutionary War I cannot find any reference to it, this issue filled primarily with reports from Europe, including a front page "Proclamation" by the King.
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, nice condition.
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, June 16, 1780 Although from the midst of the Revolutionary War I cannot find any reference to it, this issue filled primarily with reports from Europe, including a front page "Proclamation" by the King concerning treasonous activity.
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, light wear to folds, generally nice condition.
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 5, 1767 Page 2 has a report announcing the birth of a son to King George III, with: "This day about noon the Queen was happily delivered of a Prince...This great event was soon after made known by the firing of the Tower guns. Her majesty is, God be praised, as well as can be expected; and the young Prince is in perfect health." This was Prince E... See More
Near the back is over 4 pages of an: "Acc... See More
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, Aug. 28, 1789
* 18th century boxing
Page 3 has an early item on a boxing match, noting: "A boxing match is to be fought...between Bullard and Brighton, two Suffolk men, for 50 pounds a side, in which it is expected many hard blows will be given as they are very powerful men & upwards of six feet high."
Four pages, full red... See More
ARIS'S BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE, England, June 17, 1771 Page 2 has a very brief Judaica item: "...In the attack Marshal Sawa was wounded...To escape the Russians, he was put into a great basket & carried into a marshy place...having agreed with a Jew to come and dress his wound, who was to find his way to him..." (see).
Four pages, full red tax stamp on the ftpg., bit of foxing ... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 1, 1788
* Christoph Willibald Gluck death
* Classical music composer
* Italian & French opera
Page 3 has a report on the death of notice composer Christoph Gluck, beginning: "The death of Gluck, the celebrated musical composer who died suddenly of an apoplectic fit the 17th ult. at Vienna in his 73rd year..." with more, taking two-thi... See More
Over a page is on: "Account of the Anthelmia..." plant from Jamaica, which is accompanied by a full page plate of it as well as other items (see photos).
Other items in t
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, November 5, 1793
* Lord George Gordon death
* British politician
Page 5 has a report of the death of Lord George Gordon. (see hperlink) Lord George Gordon is primarily known for his 1780 involvement in the "Gordon Riots" which he led, an anti-Catholic protest against the Papists Act of 1778. He also converted to Judaism for which he was ostrac... See More
The issue has coverage on the "Extracts from Considerations on the present German War" and "... See More
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" with the latest news reports of the day, including men... See More
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 17, 1681 The back page has a report noting: "Richard Janeway, Richard Baldwyn, and James Vade...to answer to such information as shall be exhibited against them...ordered to prosecute them for publishing and dispersing divers false and seditious news-books and pamphlets tending to the disturbance of the peace and quiet of His Majesties government."... See More
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 10, 1679
* Popish Plot
The back page has not one but two items concerning the Popish Plot in England, a contrived conspiracy to accuse Catholic leaders of plotting to kill King Charles II.
A report from Dublin notes: "A Proclamation has been published...appointing a reward...to any person that shall...apprehend any Popish Dignitary or Jesuit...&... See More
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 2, 1678
* Popish Plots - reward & pardon offered
* Titus Oates anti Catholic conspiracy
The front page has two notable items concerning the curious Popish Plot, the fabricated scheme accusing Catholics of plotting the assassination of King Charles II.
The very top of the ftpg. has: "This morning Mr. Coleman was brought again to the Kings Ben... See More
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, Oct. 21, 1789
* Isaac Perrins vs. Tom Johnson
* English boxing championship
Page 3 has an article headed: "Boxing" concerning: "...the battle between Johnson and Perrins..." with some details (see).
Four pages, partial red tax stamp on the front page, very nice condition.
wikipedia notes: Isaac Perrins was an Eng... See More
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, March 23, 1789
* Jews - Jewish - Judaica
* Utrecht, Netherlands
Page 2 has a paragraph noting: "At Utrecht the Jews have received permission to reside & trade, on condition that the chiefs of their different tribes give security to answer for all the robberies and other crimes they commit." (see). Also an article noting: &... See More
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England. A collection of four issues of this--the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper--each one hundred years apart. Issues are dated 1671, 1771, 1871 and 1971.
Interestingly, the format of this title did not change much over the years save for the number of pages increasing with the years (see photos). The 4 issue collection comes i... See More
Very nice condition with some minor foxing, single sheet, printed on both sides. A very popular title & a foundation for any newspaper collection.&nb... See More
There is a full page plate of an: "Impression of... See More
The most significant c... See More
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, May 17, 1786
* Captain James Cook mention
Page 2 has an item noting: "We have authority to say that the Captain Roberts who was murdered in France some days since is not the Mr. Roberts who accompanied Captain Cook in his two last voyages round the world, that gentleman being at this time in perfect health."
Four pages, very n... See More
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, July 23, 1788 The bottom of pg. 2 has: "Doyle, the famous boxer, was yesterday committed by the Magistrates at Bow St. for assaulting a gentleman in Covent Garden...". Other news of the day & a wealth of ads.
Four pages, nice condition.
There is a nice full page plate showing a
* More than 1 available at this severely discounted price
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 complete as a single sheet, measuring 6 1/... See More
THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, January 29, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar) - issue #22
* Earliest & Rarest of newspapers to be had
This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world. Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself fr... See More
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, Feb. 24, 1789 Page 2 has a brief yet very early report on tennis: "Tennis now becomes every day more & more the fashion, the Dedans, being a subscription seat at two guineas per annum, excludes the lower tribe of sharpers." (see)
Four pages, very nice condition.
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, June 12, 1794
* 18th century piracy
Near the bottom of pg. 3 is a brief report: "A party of African pirates...have landed lately on the coasts of Calabria from whence they carried off a considerable quantity of cattle and a few young women." (see)
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 20, 1773 Inside has reports from Charleston concerning politics and noting that the Governor had dissolved the colonial General Assembly (see).
Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 inches, light dirtiness, generally good.
ARIS'S BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE, England, Jan. 20, 1772 The front page includes some court reports including: "...The diamonds taken away from Sir Robert Ladbroke's house were found at a Jew receiver's...Four Jews, thieves & receivers together were concerned in the burglary at Sir Robert's, but they are out-numbered by the Christian villains..." and also: "...the... See More
THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, June 24, 1790
* Early boxing match
* One arm tied up
Page 3 has an early article on: "Boxing" concerning: "...the one-armed soldier...and a chimney-sweeper, who differed a little with each other in politics & parties...agreed to decide their dispute by a pitched battle in Bedford Bury at sun-set...tied up his left arm... See More
BINGLEY'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, Jan. 12, 1771 The front page has a bit item from Charleston (see) and page 2 has a bit more under "America" (see).
Four pages, very nice condition.
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, (Gloucester), England, June 8, 1767 Page 3 has: "A Letter from Boston, New-England" is a note of thanks including: "...noble & generous efforts in support of the common rights of mankind & liberties of Great Britain & her colonies..." (see). The tone would change in a few years.
Red tax stamp on the front page, 4 pages, folio size, neve... See More
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland. A trio of issues from during the Revolutionary War dated Feb. 26, March 11 & April 3, 1780. Each issue is from the midst of the Revolutionary War however I find little or no content relating to the war. Much news from Great Britain and elsewhere.
Four pages, folio size, minimal wear, generally nice.
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, May 29, 1773 Inside has a report headed: "America" with news from Charleston including mention that: "...his Excellency Josiah Martin, Governor in Chief of North Carolina, gave his assent to 25 bills & rejected 17. His Excellency then...censured the conduct of the Common House, prorogued the General Assembly...& the next day dissolved the sa... See More