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January 15, 1779
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Jan. 15, 1779 Although from the middle of the Revolutionary War I find very little--if any--reference to it, this issue filled primarily with European reports. Complete in 8 pages, measures 8 1/2 by 11 inches, light wear to folds, generally nice condition.
January 12, 1779
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Jan. 12, 1779 Although from the middle of the Revolutionary War I find very little--if any--reference to it, this issue filled primarily with European reports. Complete in 8 pages plus also included is the single page "Supplement" issue. Measures 8 1/2 by 11 inches, light wear to folds, generally nice condition.
November 16, 1780
THE GLASGOW MERCURY, Scotland, Nov. 16, 1780
* Independence of America question
* Revolutionary War
A quote from the House of Commons report notes: "...He had said that if Parliament would agree to acknowledge the independence of America, we might begin a treaty to-morrow...Lord George Germaine said...that if we were inclined to acknowledge the independence of America, we might b... See More
March 09, 1784
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Edinburgh, March 9, 1784 Within this issue is a report of the death of the Count of Albany, which makes reference to The Pretender. Also included is a decorative woodcut ad for "Improved Milk of Roses". News of the day with period advertising are present throughout. Measures approximately 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, complete in 8 pages, in good con... See More
December 01, 1757
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, London, December 1, 1757 Within this issue is an ad for an instrument which helps detect fraudulent/counterfeit gold, which includes a nice illustrated woodcut of the patent for the device: "Bradford Darby & Hull's - by The Kings Patent". News of the day with reports from throughout the world along with period advertising are present throughout.&... See More
Item #590718THE AMERICAN APOLLO, Boston, July 13, 1792 A 20 page magazine featuring a large engraving on the front page.
Near the back is the "American Intelligence" with various news reports, including datelines of Quebec, Kingston, Jamaica; Philadelphia, Albany, New York, Boston, and Niagara, the latter having a descriptive article on Niagara Falls.
A scarce periodical which lasted but 39 ... See More
October 30, 1790
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, October 30, 1790 Page 2 has an article: "Boxing" which is a very early report of the sport (see photos). Other items including a page 3 article on: "Duelling", "King of France's Demand", "the Art of Joking", "King of Sweden" and other items.
Complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, great condition. The back... See More
May 05, 1794
THE SALISBURY AND WINCHESTER JOURNAL, Salisbury, England, May 5, 1794 This issue is mostly taken up with ads but there are various news and war reports scattered throughout.
This is complete in four pages with slight discoloration along the left spine, untrimmed and in very good condition.
February 12, 1793
THE STAR, London, February 12, 1793 This features a decorative masthead. On page two under the heading of "British Parliament" is a heading "Declaration of War Against France" in which Lord Grenville brought the message from the King "...directed acts of hostility to be committed against the persons and property of his Majesty's subjects, in breach of the law of ... See More
March 07, 1792
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, March 7, 1792
* Presidential Succession Act of 1792
The "Vacancy Bill" on pg. 2 says the Senate agreed to all the amendments, except one, regarding what officer should act as President in case of a double vacancy. It further states that the one amendment was receded and that: "The Bill now provides that the President of the Senate, pr... See More
April 16, 1781
ARIS'S BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE, England, April 16, 1781 Page 2 has mention of the noted John Paul Jones, with: "Paul Jones arrived at Philadelphia the first of March with only a single frigate. It is said he brought some very important news which had not transpired..." and further on is a note from St. Eustatia: "The Americans that fled to the woods & attempted to make a st... See More
September 02, 1777
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 2, 1777 Page 2 has various content on the Revolutionary War including: "In America matters bear the aspect of being speedily brought to an issue. Ticonderoga is already in our possession, which is the key of all internal communication through the revolted colonies." and another item tells of the plight of prisoners with: "Sir, hard as my... See More
November 24, 1772
THE MIDDLESEX JOURNAL OR UNIVERSAL EVENING POST, London, November 24, 1772 News reports from various places in Europe, with the back page having an item concerning crops in America.
Four pages, folio size, partial red tax stamp at the bottom of page 1, very nice condition.
June 10, 1780
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 10, 1780 Inside has a brief item concerning John Paul Jones, with a dateline of Paris and mentioning: "The celebrated Paul Jones is to sail from L'Orient with one frigate and three large privateers. He will carry back the Bostonians who have arrived here from Denmark within these eight or ten days. This intrepid Mariner must be highly gratified wi... See More
May 23, 1780
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 23, 1780 Page 2 includes a report that: "...certainly various accounts in tow from very respectable quarters, all of which confirm Sir Henry Clinton's taking Charlestown [Charleston] by storm on the 7th of April after a great slaughter on both sides..." (see).
Fully 1 1/3 pages are taken up with "Letter V to the Right Hon. Lord Viscount ... See More
April 27, 1780
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 27, 1780
* Revolutionary War Era
* 18th century America
* From The Enemy
Near the back is a column headed "America" with news taking over half the page & which includes: "Last Tues. night a party of the British troops embarked...they landed on the east side & surprised a body of the rebel troops, 34 of which were made priso... See More
January 01, 1753
THE ADVENTURER, London, England, 1753
* Rare 18th century title
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 is present on each issue. ... See More
June 01, 1799
WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, June 1, 1799 Mostly taken up with literary items but page 3 does have some news items both from American and Europe. Four pages, water staining at the spine, 9 1/4 by 11 3/4 inches, generally good.
October 11, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 11, 1781 Inside has a letter from New York which gives details of a naval battle, noting in part: "....the 29th of June we fell in with a rebel privateer of 22 guns...who engaged us for 3 hours and 20 minutes...The engagement was so excessively hot that for three quarters of an hour the muzzles of her guns & ours rubbed one another. We received so... See More
March 31, 1773
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, March 31, 1773 Page 2 has a section headed: "America" with a New York dateline, concerning a naval encounter with Indians (see).
Four pages, light dirtiness to the ftpg., folio size, nice condition.
August 19, 1772
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 19, 1772 Page 2 has a piece headed: "America" from Albany with a story of a brave rescue of a child from falling overboard from a ship (see).
Four pages, folio size, nice condition.
August 21, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 21, 1781 Much of the front page is taken up with naval reports from the Caribbean. Page 4 has a nice document from Charleston signed in type by both: Rawdon and N. Balfour, in which they note: "...attention to the general security of the province has obliged his Majesty's troops...to relinquish some of the upper parts of it...unnecessary for us to... See More
August 04, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 4, 1781 Page 2 has a report which includes: "...that since some of Washington's letters were intercepted, discovering the intention of his army in conjunction with the French troops on Long Island to attack Gen. Clinton, a misunderstanding has taken place between Washington and the French General Rochambeau, which is expected will be of more good ... See More
August 03, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, August 3, 1796 The first column on the front page has an Act of the Mass. Legislature signed in type by: Samuel Adams. Page 2 has: "French Victory on the Rhine" concerning Buonaparte. Also: "Intercourse With Canada". Also a brief yet notable report from Philadelphia: "The building of the United States Frigate, now constructing in Southwark... See More
July 21, 1770
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 21, 1770
* Non-Importation agreement support
The front page has an item headed "America" with a Boston dateline, noting in part: "....sense of our merchants, traders, etc. respecting the non-importation agreement, as meeting was called the day following at Faneuil Hall...it was voted almost unanimously that we would still strictly adhere to ... See More
March 26, 1784
THE YORK CHRONICLE & GENERAL ADVERTISER, England, March 26, 1784
* Rare British title
Various news & ads of the day in this uncommon title. Folio size, 4 pages, never bound nor trimmed, red tax stamp on the front page.
Item #585531GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1760
* Battle of Quebec
* Map of the war in Germany
* French and Indian War
A feature of this issue is the "French Account of the Raising the Siege of Quebec" which takes over half a page (see for portions). There is also: "A Description of a Water Mill of a New Construction..." for grinding sugar cane in Jamaica, which in... See More
May 16, 1768
SUPPLEMENT TO THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, May 16, 1768 The front page is taken up with a wide variety of news reports from London including one item noting: "...the colony agents have orders...to obtain an act of Parliament for the encouragement of the linen manufactury in North America...". An inside page has reports from "Boston" including: "...considering them too... See More
May 23, 1780
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, May 23, 1780 Page 2 has: "...from the force carried out with Sir Henry Clinton to South Carolina, there is room to entertain the most favourable hopes of the success of his enterprise. With Sir Henry Clinton, from New York, went 7500 men..." with more (see photos). Elsewhere is: "...a letter from an Officer on board the brig Hawke off Staten... See More
September 05, 1795
THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Sept. 5, 1795
* Early Northwest Territory
All of pages 1 & 2 are taken up with the: "Plan of a Constitution for the French Republic, continued". Pg. 3 has a report that the governor of Penna. has prohibited all trade with New York and Norfolk due to a contagion. Also that "An enumeration of the inhabitants in the We... See More
Item #584496THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1779
* Discussion of the American War
The first article: "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" takes ten pages and includes much talk of the on-going Revolutionary War, bits including: "...He enumerated a black catalogue of crimes committed by the leaders of the American rebellion against his Majesty's loy... See More
Item #584495THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1779 The first article: "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" takes ten pages and includes much talk of the on-going Revolutionary War, bits including: "...He enumerated a black catalogue of crimes committed by the leaders of the American rebellion against his Majesty's loyal subjects in that country..." and ... See More
October 28, 1779
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 28, 1779 Nearly two pages are taken up with: "Further thoughts on the Present Posture of Affairs..." which has as its premise: "The two great parties into which this kingdom is unhappily divided can agree in nothing but in maintaining & propagating one grand & capital mistake relative to the welfare of this nation: That colonie... See More
August 29, 1772
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 29, 1772
* Early Mississippi & Ohio Rivers
Page 2 has a report which includes: "...The public, in the various conversations which have arisen on the subject of the new settlement in North America, generally confound the Mississippi with the Ohio; whereas the two rivers are very distinct; the first is capable of admitting the larges... See More
September 13, 1773
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Sept. 13, 1773
* Native American Indians
Page 2 has a full column of reporting under "America" with reports from Charleston with much on the situation with the Cherokee & Creek Indians, and also bits noting: "...vessels belonging to Rhode Island...carried into New Providence are, we hear, both condemned. One of them had 18 ch... See More
June 17, 1777
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 17, 1777 The front page carries an article in which the King received an anonymous threatening letter which was found near the house of Colonel Crawfurd. The letter was published (which contained the actual spelling) and a reward was established to be paid upon the conviction of any one or more of the offenders.
This is complete in four pages, contains a ... See More
November 12, 1796
THE WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, Nov. 12, 1796 Although mostly literary item, page 3 is mostly taken up with news reports, including a black-bordered report of the death of Helena Barclay. Four pages, 9 1/2 by 12 inches, very nice condition.
December 02, 1786
THE WESTMINSTER JOURNAL & LONDON POLITICAL MISCELLANY, England, Dec. 2, 1786
* Rare 18th century title
The entire 4 pages are taken up with items from Europe, mostly of a political nature. Two engravings in the masthead, folio size, archival strengthening at the spine, generally nice.
June 13, 1798
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, June 13, 1798
* President John Adams
* 18th century American title
Part of the front page has "Proceedings of the Columbian Federal Congress", carrying over to page 2. Pg. 2 has a lengthy: "Speech" to the Mass. Legislature signed in type by the governor: Increase Sumner. Pg. 3 has a brie... See More
August 24, 1772
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Edinburgh, Scotland, Aug. 24, 1772
* Ohio River value ?
* Pre Rev. War era
Page 3 has a paragraph noting: "The Ohio, though a very extensive river of North America...is cut off from all possible intercourse with a foreign commerce & has no connection whatever with the sea..." and a bit more (see photos). Four pages, folio size, red ink tax ... See More
March 09, 1780
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 9, 1780
* General William Howe
* Revolutionary War from the enemy
Most of a page is taken up with a letter signed: "Americanus" which is critical in the efforts of General Howe during his leadership in war effort in America, headed: "To the Right Hon. Lord H--e" (brother of the general), which has near the beginning: "In th... See More
August 28, 1770
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Aug. 28, 1770 Inside under: "AMERICA, Philadelphia" is a report of: "...English goods arrived here...which were purchased by two shopkeepers...contrary to the non-importation agreement; upon which the committee of merchants sent for them & represented the impropriety of their conduct, which they readily acknowledged & the good were i... See More
December 31, 1773
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, December 31, 1773
* Early Nova Scotia description
Inside has: "...a Letter from a gentleman who emigrated from Scotland...dated Nova Scotia, Fort Cumberland..." which is very descriptive of Halifax and the vicinity (see photos). Other news of the day throughout including various ads. Eight pages, some dirtiness, more so at the folds, measur... See More
January 16, 1779
* Lot of 3 issues
* Revolutionary War Era
Three Revolutionary War era newspapers from England but I find no content concerning the War worthy of being written up. Sold as a group of three issues offering a flavor of reporting from the war period. Two are the London Chronicle of May 29 and January 16, 1779; the third is The York Courant of February 15, 1780. All are complete, nice condition, &a... See More
Item #581373THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1780 One report notes: "The assembly of Pennsylvania have fallen upon a new mode of distressing the friends of this country resident among them by obliging persons to take the oaths of allegiance or affirmation of fidelity to the state, & to take a certificate of the same, which certificate they are to produce or be liable to such f... See More
April 14, 1766
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, Glocester, April 14, 1766 The second page of this issue has a report "Mr. Pit [the elder], having taken a house at Bath for seven years, proposes to spend the remainder of his time either at Bath or at his seat in the west; so that the report of his being created a Peer, and that of his coming into the Ministry, seems without foundation." There are nume... See More
December 11, 1788
THE MORNING CHRONICLE, AND LONDON ADVERTISER, England, December 11, 1788 The front page of this issue begins a lengthy report "Morning Chronicle, London, December 11, Parliamentary Intelligence, House of Commons, His Majesty's Illness - Important Constitutional Discussions". "the Chancellor of the Exchequer appearing at the Bar with the Report of the committee, 'appoin... See More
Item #579451THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE, London, April, 1782 Certainly one of the less common titles from the 18th century, formatted much like the more popular "Gentleman's Magazine". This was the first year of its existence, and it would publish until 1826. The first article is: "Anecdotes of His Excellency the Duke of Portland..." which includes a full page plate of him ... See More
Item #579450THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE, London, May, 1782
* Uncommon 18th century British title
Certainly one of the less common titles from the 18th century, formatted much like the more popular "Gentleman's Magazine". This was the first year of its existence, and it would publish until 1826. The first article is an: "Authentic Anecdote of Sir Thomas Rumbold" with a full ... See More
April 24, 1781
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 24, 1781
* North Carolina volunteers
* Benedict Arnold chased
* Revolutionary War original
Page 2 has: "...letters from North Carolina bring advice that the majority of the inhabitants in that province have lately risen voluntarily on the side of loyalty & have seized upwards of 200 of the principal men who were known to be the most dist... See More
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