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671145

Very displayable... Four George Washington script signatures...

Item #671145

March 30, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 30, 1796  The front page features not one but four Acts of Congress, each one signed in script type by: Go. Washington, President of the United States. Each is also signed in block type by the Vice President, John Adams.

One of the Acts is: "...for allowing compensation to the members of the Senate & House of Representatives of the United States...&... See More  

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$183.00
671126

3 issues from the 17th century....

Item #671126

August 10, 1699

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 8, 1674, July 28, 1687 & Aug. 10, 1699



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

* 3 issues from the last 3 decades of the 17th century




This publication is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And these are very early, genuine issues... See More  

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$105.00
671121

1st air raid on Berlin during WWII...

Item #671121

June 08, 1940

HERALD EXPRESS, Los Angeles, 5th WAR EXTRA, June 8, 1940



* 1st allied bombing of Berlin, Germany

* French bomber raids German capital

* World War II - WWII original




The front page has a nice banner headline above the masthead: "ALLIES BOMB BERLIN" with subhead. (see) Nice for display. Another WWII related banner headline also.

Complete with all 30 pages, light toning and minor ... See More  

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$44.00
671088

Captured by Indians... Treasury Dept. document on the historic Funding Act of 1790...

Item #671088

September 25, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Sept. 25, 1790  The back page has a "Proclamation" signed by the King of France: Louis.

The front page has a notable item headed: "Treasury Department" concerning the historic Funding Act of 1790, whereby the new federal government assumed the debts of the individual states incurred during the Revolutionary War.

Page 3 has an inter... See More  

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671058

Revolutionary War... The "Tories" at Newport...

Item #671058

March 01, 1777

THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 1, 1777  The front page is entirely taken up with ads including one for the sale of a plantation in Berks County, Penna. All of page 2 & half of page 3 are taken up with: "The Trial of the Dutchess of Kingston".

Page 3 has a report concerning the war, including: "The Tories at Newport, in general, fair little better than t... See More  

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671015

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

Item #671015

September 13, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 13, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (5) Slaves advertisements




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 14 illustrated ship ads and 1 runaway slave ad. Three more slave ads are on page 3. And one more on the back page. (see)

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, a little foxing, nice condition.... See More  

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$42.00
670988

Oswego during the French & Indian War, with maps...

Item #670988
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1757  Among the inside pages is a quite lengthy & detailed article titled: "An Historical Account of American Affairs during the Two last years, with a particular journal of the Siege & Surrender of Oswego" with this text taking over six pages (see photos for portions). This text also includes a report headed "Account o
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670980

1780 Revolutionary War Era

Item #670980

May 17, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, May 17, 1781  Newspapers from England during the time of the Revolutionary War are always interesting as they give a sense as to life at that time and what political discussions were the "hot topic" of the day.

This is a complete, 8 page newspaper and a very famous title with various news of the day, political reporting and many advertisements as well.

I coul... See More  

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$25.00
670952

First magazine printing of the Constitution of the United States...

Item #670952
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, September, 1787 



* First magazine printing of the Constitution of the United States



This title, along with the "Columbian Magazine", has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, both published in Philadelphia. The Museum was published by Mathew Carey and existed from January, 1787 thru the end of 1792. He was very proud of h... See More  

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670879

A broadside-like chart consumes the front page...

Item #670879

April 22, 1710

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 22, 1710  A rather unusual issue, as most of the front page is taken up with an uncommonly large--wider and longer than normal--chart headed: "A Table of  the Assize of Bread, in Pounds, Ounces, and Drams, Averdupois Weight" with 14 columns.

This chart extends beyond the normal margins of this newspaper. The back page has uncommonly wide marg... See More  

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670878

King of England gets support from London concerning the insult from the king of France...

Item #670878

October 02, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 2, 1701  The ftpg. has a letter: "To  the King's Most Excellent Majesty" from the mayor and council of London, supporting the king in the insult from the king of France who considers the king of England as the "pretended" king.

As a bit of background, James II was the last Catholic monarch of Great Britain, deposed in the Gloriou... See More  

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$58.00
670869

The Jay Treaty: preventing another war...

Item #670869

March 16, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 16 & 19, 1796  A very significant pair of issues as they contain, in its entirety, the full text of the Jay Treaty, one of the more significant 18th century documents in American history.

Taking much of the front page and part of page 2 in the issue of the 16th is part of Jay's Treaty through Article 12. Prefacing the Treaty is a "Proclamation&q... See More  

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$248.00
670836

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

Item #670836

December 30, 1752

THE ADVENTURER, London, England, Dec. 30, 1752



* Rare 18th century title

* Over 267 years old




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 front page.&n... See More  

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$30.00
670828

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

Item #670828

October 06, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct. 6, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (3) Slaves advertisements




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 7 illustrated ship ads and 2 runaway slave ads. Two more slave ads are on the back page. (see)

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, a little foxing, nice condition.... See More  

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$42.00
670827

Daniel Mendoza, the famous Jewish boxer...

Item #670827

May 18, 1789

THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, Aug. 2, 1788 



* Jewish - Jews - Judaica



Page 3 has a small bit: "Humphries has replied to Mendoza's acceptance of his challenge with seeming satisfaction, and declares he will, by a private letter, appoint a meeting for the purpose of settling particulars."

Daniel Mendoza was a famous Jewish boxer who transformed the Englis... See More  

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$38.00
670815

18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisement...

Item #670815

September 04, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 4, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* Runaway slave advertisement




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 18 illustrated ship ads. One runaway slave ad is on the back page. (see)

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages in good condition.... See More  

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$42.00
670811

18th century Philadelphia...

Item #670811

March 01, 1798

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 1, 1798



* Rare 18th century American publication



Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements.

Four pages, tiny binding holes along the spine, very nice c... See More  

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$34.00
670810

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

Item #670810

May 10, 1798

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, May 10, 1798



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America




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

Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, a little various ... See More  

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$42.00
670809

1797 Engraving of a porcupine in the masthead...

Item #670809

July 01, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, July 1, 1797



* Rare 18th century American title

* 4 slave advertisements




The masthead features an engraving of a porcupine. The entire front page is taken up with ads including one for a runaway slave. The back page has 3 more slave ads. News of the day and other advertisements of the day.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, a few tiny binding slits al... See More  

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$72.00
670808

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1675...

Item #670808

February 13, 1670

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 13, 1670



* Earliest of English language newspapers to be had



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 1/2 b... See More  

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$48.00
670749

Thomas Jefferson... Indian troubles on the frontier...

Item #670749

March 17, 1791

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 17, 1791 



* Nice 18th century American publication



Beginning on the ftpg. & take part of page 2 is the continued: "Report of the Secretary of State on the Subject of the Cod & Whale Fisheries" signed in type: Thomas Jefferson.

Page 3 has another letter signed in type: Thomas Jefferson, plus a letter from W... See More  

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670694

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1701...

Item #670694

June 02, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 2, 1701



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



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, measurin... See More  

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$27.00
670672

1793 Boston, Massachusetts...

Item #670672

July 10, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 10, 1793



* 18th century American title



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

Pages 3 & 4 include 7 illustrated ship ads.

Complete as a 4 page issue, nice condition.

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670671

William Cobbett's famous 18th century newspaper...

Item #670671

June 19, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 19, 1797 



* Rare 18th century American publication

* 4 runaway slave advertisements (lightly inked)




This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at ... See More  

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$67.00
670670

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

Item #670670

March 12, 1798

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, March 12, 1798



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America




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

Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, some various li... See More  

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$42.00
670669

18th century Philadelphia...

Item #670669

February 12, 1795

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 12, 1795



* Rare 18th century American publication



Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements.

Four pages, tiny binding holes along the spine, very nice c... See More  

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670666

News from the Revolutionary War...

Item #670666

February 08, 1780

THE YORK COURANT, England, Feb. 8, 1780  The front page has a few news items on the Revolutionary War: "...account that Sir Henry Clinton & Lord Cornwallis were about to embark, with 10,000 men...lying ready at Sandy Hook to take them on board for the southward...Several prizes taken from the American, laden with tobacco...are come over with the above fleet...assured that General Cli... See More  

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670664

Liberty figure engraving in the masthead...

Item #670664

April 16, 1771

THE MIDDLESEX JOURNAL OR CHRONICLE OF LIBERTY, London, April 16, 1771 



* Uncommon 18th century title



Filled with various news reports from throughout England as well as Europe. Nice engraving in the masthead & a red tax stamp on the ftpg.

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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$29.00
670663

News from America...

Item #670663

January 21, 1775

THE MIDDLESEX JOURNAL & EVENING ADVERTISER, London, Jan. 21, 1775 



* Prelude to the Revolutionary War

* Rare 18th century British title




The front page has some reports concerning a meeting of the American Congress in Philadelphia. Page 2 has: "Union of Parties in Defence of American Liberties" and page 3 has some news concerning trade in the West Indies, and a paragraph b... See More  

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670662

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

Item #670662

December 08, 1796

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Jan. 19, 1797 



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America




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

Complete in 4 pages, good condition.... See More  

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670624

Rare printing of Congress's Tory Act...

Item #670624

February 01, 1776

THE WESTMINSTER MAGAZINE, London, February, 1776  Certainly a very uncommon title from the 18th century, formatted much like the more common 'Gentleman's Magazine" or the era.

A terrific issue as it contains a full printing of the historic Tory Act which did not appear in most other periodicals of the day. It describes how colonies should handle those Americans who remain loyal ... See More  

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670515

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1669...

Item #670515

September 23, 1669

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 23, 1669



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



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, measur... See More  

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$52.00
670449

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #670449

May 20, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, May 20, 1797 



* Rare 18th century American publication

* 3 runaway slave advertisements




This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political op... See More  

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$67.00
670432

Parliament debates America... Captain Cook's voyage...

Item #670432

March 01, 1775

THE TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE, London, March, 1775  Formatted very much like the more popular "Gentleman's Magazine" but a considerably less common title.

Several pages are taken up with the: "Debates on the Bill For Restraining the Fishery of the New England Provinces".

Also several pages concerning Captain James Cook's voyage around the world, including: &quo... See More  

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670417

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

Item #670417

December 08, 1796

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Dec. 8, 1796



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America




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

Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.... See More  

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$42.00
670379

17th century from London... 1681 original...

Item #670379

November 26, 1681

THE OBSERVATOR, London, November 26, 1681



* Woman publisher



This is a handsome dialogue newspaper founded by Sir Roger L'Estrange, a Tory pamphleteer, as a vehicle for attacking dissenters and Whigs. Done in a dialogue format, between Whig & Tory. This early single sheet newspaper has the old style type making it great for framing, but the most intriguing aspect of this issue is tha... See More  

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670362

Early ballooning...

Item #670362
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1784 



* Early ballooning

* Montgolfier brothers




Inside contains a full page article with heading: "Success of a Journey by Way of Experiment in a Balloon" which happened at France (see), and this is followed by another article which begins: "No sooner was the extraordinary discovery of M. Montgolfier known here about a month ag... See More  

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670289

William Cosby becomes governor of New York...

Item #670289

January 15, 1732

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, London, Jan. 15, 1732 



* Governor William Cosby



A quite rare title as this is the first we have encountered in our 44 years. It appears to have run from 1730-1735. Later in 1732 the title would add: "...or, Universal  Journal".

A nice "newsy" paper with a wide variety of items are found mostly on pages 2 and 3, mostly from England. Page 3 h... See More  

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$78.00
670288

An early newspaper which rarely comes on the collector market...

Item #670288

April 08, 1732

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, London, April 8, 1732  A quite rare title as this is the first we have encountered in our 44 years. It appears to have run from 1730-1735. Later in 1732 the title would add: "...or, Universal Journal".

A nice "newsy" paper with a wide variety of items are found on pages 2 and 3, mostly from England.

Four pages, red tax stamp on the front page, 10 1/4... See More  

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$69.00
670287

A rare title which rarely comes into hands of collectors...

Item #670287

August 14, 1733

THE HYP-DOCTOR, London, Aug. 14, 1733  The title is an archaic phrase for a "hodgepodge of nonsense". This curious paper published from 1730-1741, a pro-Walpole (first Prime Minister of Great Britain) newspaper created to oppose another British title "The Craftsman".

The focus is noted in the masthead: "A Letter to Sir H. Sloane Concerning the New Feaver which hath B... See More  

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670285

A rare title which rarely comes into hands of collectors...

Item #670285

April 24, 1733

THE HYP-DOCTOR, London, April 24, 1733 



* Very rare 18th century publication



The title is an archaic phrase for a "hodgepodge of nonsense". This curious paper published from 1730-1741, a pro-Walpole (first Prime Minister of Great Britain) newspaper created to oppose another British title "The Craftsman".

The focus is noted in the masthead: "No Bugbears, or the ... See More  

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670280

A rare title which rarely comes into hands of collectors...

Item #670280

July 31, 1733

THE HYP-DOCTOR, London, July 31, 1733  The title is an archaic phrase for a "hodgepodge of nonsense". This curious paper published from 1730-1741, a pro-Walpole (first Prime Minister of Great Britain) newspaper created to oppose another British title "The Craftsman".

Rather than presenting news items the newspaper is more editorial in format. A single sheet issue with wid... See More  

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$83.00
670277

A famous yet rarely offered newspaper...

Item #670277

June 07, 1733

THE GRUB STREET JOURNAL, London, June 7, 1733  A quite rare title which existed from 1730-1738, but which rarely comes into the hands of collectors. Content inside has news tidbits from England.

Four pages, partial red tax stamp on the front page, slightly irregular at the top of the spine, 10 by 14 1/2 inches, nice condition.

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670272

First we have offered this title in 44 years...

Item #670272

August 25, 1733

APPLEBEE'S ORIGINAL WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, England, August 25, 1733 



* Very rare 18th century publication

* w/ red tax stamp




A quite rare title which existed from 1720-1737 with most of the news reports on pages 2 and 3.

The news is almost entirely of British interest and consists more of brief, wide-ranging news items rather than lengthy articles. The bkpg. is taken up with adve... See More  

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670271

House of Commons invests in establishing the colony of Georgia...

Item #670271

May 19, 1733

APPLEBEE'S ORIGINAL WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, England, May 19, 1733  A quite rare title which existed from 1720-1737 with most of the news reports on pages 2 and 3.

The news is almost entirely of British interest however the back page has a report noting: "We hear the Honourable House of Commons has been pleased to grant 10,000 pds. towards establishing the new Colony of Georgia in Am... See More  

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670268

On the founding of the colony of Georgia...

Item #670268

February 12, 1732

FOG'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, Feb. 12, 1732  A wealth of brief news reports on pages 1 & 2, with pages 3 & 4 taken up with advertisements. 

Page 2 has: "We hear that  the Trustees appointed for establishing the new Colony in Carolina, are entitled, 'The Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Georgia in America' and that they are gentlemen of  figure a... See More  

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670264

A title rarely offered...

Item #670264

May 13, 1732

THE UNIVERSAL SPECTATOR & WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, May 13, 1732  An early and uncommon title from England. Although the news is mostly European there are two bits from America: "Col. Phipps, a native of, and resident in New England, is appointed Lieutenant Governor of the province of the Massachusetts Bay..." with the decease of Jonathan Belcher. Also: "There is advice from ... See More  

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670232

Explorers of the world...

Item #670232
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1773 



* Early explorers of the World

* Captain James Cook & more




Among the articles in this issue are: "Origin & Progress of Newspapers" which discussion some of the newsbooks & other newspapers of the mid-17th century; "Some Account of the Chinese Temple" which is accompanied by a full page print titled: "... See More  

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670208

Treaty of Fontainebleau on the French & Indian War... Much on America...

Item #670208
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1762  Perhaps the most significant content is the full text of the: "Preliminary Articles of Peace..." signed at Fontainebleau, Nov. 3, 1762, among England, France & Spain, which would set the stage for the formal Treaty of Paris that would end the Seven Years' War (French & Indian War for that portion fought in the America... See More  

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670205

Only lasted for six issues... Adams famous speech on the XYZ Affair...

Item #670205
THE LITERARY MUSEUM OR MONTHLY MAGAZINE, West Chester, Pennsylvania, May, 1797 



* The XYZ Affair

* France relations

* John Adams speech




This was a short-lived magazine, existing only from January thru June, 1797.

The highlight would be the quite lengthy "Speech of the President of the United States" to the special session of Congress he had called on May 16, 1797. The focus... See More  

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$73.00
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