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688438

Handsome newspaper from 1794...

Item #688438

February 03, 1794

GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 3, 1794 



* Rare 18th century American publication



Page 2 has over a column taken up with "Federal Legislature--Debate on Mr. Madison's Resolutions, continued". Pages 1 and 3 are taken up with ads and notices.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, small binding holes at the blank spine, great condition.... See More  

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$40.00
688363

Signed by New York governor John Jay... 1798...

Item #688363

January 20, 1798

THE SPECTATOR, New York, Jan. 20, 1798 



* Governor John Jay

* His response to the New York Senate




The back page has the "Answer of the Senate of the State of New York to the Speech of...John Jay, Governor..." which is followed by his response, signed in type: John Jay.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.... See More  

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$45.00
688362

1791 Daniel Mendoza... Jewish boxing...

Item #688362

June 03, 1791

THE WORLD, London, June 3, 1791 



* Daniel Mendoza vs. William Ward

* Jewish boxer - boxing  challenge




Page 2 has an article: "Boxing" "Ward and Mendoza" which is a report on the planned match between these two boxers, but it was stopped before it happened by the local magistrates. This was also very early in the charging of admission to attend and nice to have... See More  

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$65.00
688361

The situation with America... Report from Charleston...

Item #688361

August 04, 1779

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 4, 1779  



* American Revolutionary War

* Report from Charleston, South Carolina




A brief item on pg. 2 notes: "...an express was received from South Carolina that General Prevost had made himself master of Charlestown [Charleston] the 11th ult, which he had carried by assault." See images for more details.

Over half of the f... See More  

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$55.00
688310

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #688310

June 27, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 27, 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 o... See More  

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$62.00
688287

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1668...

Item #688287

June 30, 1668

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 30, 1668



* 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, measuri... See More  

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$57.00
688264

Horatio Nelson granted a title of baron for his victory on the Nile...

Item #688264

December 14, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 14, 1798 



* "Baron" Lord Horatio Nelson

* President John Adams




Page 2 begins with an: "Address To the President of  the United States" from the state of Vermont concerning the troubling relationship with France, followed by his: "Answer" signed: John Adams.

Page 2 also has some follow-up on the B... See More  

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$49.00
688263

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #688263

April 15, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, April 15, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

The front page is entirely taken up with ads including one for a man wh... See More  

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$295.00
688180

Over 293 years old...

Item #688180

October 07, 1729

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 7, 1729



* 18th Century original

* Over 291 years old



This newspaper is 293 years old. Various news from London and other parts of Europe, with interesting advertisements as well.

This title is the oldest continuously published daily newspaper in the world which began in 1665 and is still in existence today. Complete as a single sheet, measuring ab
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$32.00
688178

See the displayable front page from the 18th century...

Item #688178

June 18, 1720

THE POST-BOY, London, June 18, 1720



* Nice masthead engravings



One of my favorite 18th century newspapers with the two nice engravings in the masthead, plus the very decorative first letter in the text (see). Various European reports.

Single sheet, 8 1/2 by 14 1/8 inches, very nice, displayable condition.

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$35.00
687932

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1697...

Item #687932

February 17, 1697

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 17, 1697



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

* Nearing the beginning of the 18th century




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... See More  

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$35.00
687575

Americans need to produce their own goods... Creeks vs. Choctaws...

Item #687575

January 21, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, Jan. 21, 1768  The front page has over half a column of reports headed: "America", carrying over to page 2, with datelines from Providence and Boston. The first report is on a call for a meeting to promote industry & manufacture so as to not depend as much on foreign imports due to the taxes. Another item mentions: "...that the inhabitants have ha... See More  

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$48.00
687574

Marriage of Ben Franklin's daughter... Colonists distressed by duties..

Item #687574

January 19, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, January 19, 1768  Page 2 has a letter from Pittsburgh mentioning: "It is feared here that an Indian war will break out in the Spring...on an act of hostility committed by a party of Indians on their return to their settlements among the six nations, from an unsuccessful war in which they had been engaged with the Cherokees...they plundered & murdered ten of... See More  

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$59.00
687498

The United States is selling land...

Item #687498

August 31, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 31, 1796  The front page begins with a nice document from the Secretary of the Treasury, Oliver Wolcott, concerning the sale of: "Lands of the United States" which are located: "...in the territory north-west of the river Ohio, and above the mouth of the Kentucky River..." with more detail.

Page 2 has a letter on the Napoleonic War signed ... See More  

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$46.00
687497

Revisiting Revere's 'midnight ride' to Lexington & Concord...

Item #687497

December 05, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 5, 1795



* re. Paul Revere's Midnight Ride

* Battles of Lexington and Concord

* American Revolutionary War revisited




Period accounts of Paul Revere's legendary ride on the eve of the battle of Lexington and Concord are exceeding rare. The few we discovered over the past 46 years are exceedingly brief.

As Paul Revere was running for the vacated post ... See More  

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$495.00
687495

George Washington, John Adams, John Hancock, Sam Adams, Ben Franklin...

Item #687495

June 03, 1790

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR, THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 3, 1790  Over half of the front page is taken up with the continuation of: "An Act for the Punishment of Certain Crimes Against the United States" and is signed in type by the President: George Washington, and the Vice President: John Adams.

It's always desirable to have a signature in type by President Washington ... See More  

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$98.00
687491

Signed by President John Adams...

Item #687491

May 02, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, May 2, 1798 



* 18th century American publication



The back page has an: "Address to the President" from the merchants & traders of Philadelphia, with his response signed in type: John Adams.

Four pages, good condition.... See More  

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$55.00
687490

During George Washington's administration...

Item #687490

September 15, 1791

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY; OR, THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 15, 1791  





* Nice 18th century American publication

* President George Washington era




Here is a great "generic" issue of this famous newspaper from the first term of Washington's administration. Various news and ads of the day.

Four pages, handsome & decorative masthead, very nice condition.... See More  

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$42.00
687489

Letter from John Hancock...

Item #687489

October 13, 1791

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY; OR, THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 13, 1791



* Massachusetts Governor John Hancock



 Page 3 has a report concerning the collection of taxes, signed in type by the governor: John Hancock. Page 2 has a report on the: "Indian Expedition" of General Wilkinson.

Four pages, handsome & decorative masthead, great condition.... See More  

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$55.00
687446

Rare title with pro-Loyalist leanings... Protests by unpaid war veterans...

Item #687446

July 02, 1783

THE ROYAL GAZETTE, New York, July 2, 1783  



* American Revolutionary War

* Extremely rare publication

* James Rivington




This is a case where the rarity of the title surpasses the content within. This was a Tory newspaper by the infamous James Rivington who was supportive of the British cause.

Rivington's initially impartial stance shifted as the revolution loomed and public opini... See More  

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$3,800.00
687435

Criticizing the Jay Treaty... Thanksgiving to the Most High...

Item #687435

November 18, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 18, 1795



* Criticizing the Jay Treaty



 The front page has a lengthy: "Address to the President Of the United States" with criticisms about the controversial Jay Treaty with England. It carries over to page 2 as well.

Page 3 has a brief note: "Peace is at length concluded between the United States and the Regency of Algiers...". Anoth... See More  

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$85.00
687424

Patriotic address to the French Canadians... The Cherry Valley Massacre...

Item #687424

December 31, 1778

THE NEW JERSEY GAZETTE, Trenton, Dec. 31, 1778 



* Cherry Valley Massacre - New York

* Rare Revolutionary War publication




Titles from New Jersey are very uncommon, particularly from the 18th century. Of greater significance is that this was the very first newspaper in New Jersey and this issue is from the year it began. This is the volume 1, number 56 issue.

Close to half of the front... See More  

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$1,125.00
687423

Putnam's account of the Battle of Horse Neck...

Item #687423

April 22, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, April 22, 1779  A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781.

This issue is volume 1, number 6.

The front page begins with a letter concerning depreciation of Continental money, taking over two-thirds of the front page.

Page 2 has a note from an... See More  

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$1,695.00
687422

Great content on the Revolutionary War... Brandywine Creek... Chesapeake Bay....

Item #687422

February 14, 1778

THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE and COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Feb. 14, 1778  Almost the entire front page is taken up with a report on the treatment of American captures by the British, with considerable detail.

It begins: "The following is an account of the treatment that the Continental officers, taken in the frigates Hancock and Fox, and lately returned from a six mon... See More  

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$625.00
687420

Great wealth of Revolutionary War content...

Item #687420

July 29, 1775

PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, July 29, 1775 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




Page 2 has an interesting report from London which includes: "My Lords, whatever has been done by the Americans, I must deem the more consequence of our unjust demands. They have come to you with fair argument, you have refused to hear them, they make the most... See More  

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687419

Terrific discussions on the value of independence from England... Confirmation Howe has evacuated Boston...

Item #687419

March 30, 1776

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, March 30, 1776



* Rare Revolutionary War era title

* Tory issue from Pennsylvania


* Great year to have (1776)




This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city.

The entire front page and a portion of the back page are filled with a terri... See More  

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$1,100.00
687417

Great content from the closing months of the Revolutionary War...

Item #687417

August 01, 1781

THE PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE and WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, August 1, 1781



* American Revolutionary War

* Rare publication




A wonderful issue with a great wealth of war-related content from the closing months of the Revolutionary War.

The front page has a "Resolve" from the U.S. Congress concerning: "...the support of such of the citizens of the states of South Ca... See More  

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$525.00
687400

Ben Franklin's will, and much more...

Item #687400
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, January, 1792



* Benjamin Franklin's will



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

The issue begins with: "Extracts from Dr. Franklin's Will" which takes over a full page and provides many details on various beneficiaries.

Also within: "Thoughts on Dueling&qu... See More  

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$98.00
687396

The Declaration of Independence...

Item #687396
THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, England, August, 1776  



* Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text

* As reported from Great Britain




It would be difficult to argue for a more important document in American history than the Declaration of Independence. It remains a desire of most collectors to find issues containing reference to it, and ultimately a contemporary printing... See More  

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$3,400.00
687390

George Washington at age 22...

Item #687390
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1754  Among the early reports on the French & Indian War, is a very rare mention of colonel George Washington when he was just 22 years old.

The report is a continued one, headed: "Account of Our Affairs in America" and the text includes: "...On the other side the French have this season reaped a crop of corn from the lands on t... See More  

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$325.00
687385

Congress responds to the King's Proclamation that the colonies are in open rebellion...

Item #687385

December 21, 1775

THE NEW-ENGLAND CHRONICLE or the ESSEX GAZETTE, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dec. 21, 1775  Certainly the most historic content is found on page 3, being Congress' response to the King's proclamation of August 23 in which he refused to receive the conciliatory Olive Branch Petition and proclaimed that the American colonies were in a state of open rebellion.

 This response is dat
... See More  

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$1,925.00
687381

Imports, exports... Yankee Doodle...

Item #687381

March 06, 1769

THE PENNSYLVANIA CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 6, 1769  



* Early Yankee Doodle song mention

* Importation - exportation tensions




The front page has an interesting article about: "...George being now master of the ceremonies made the music play just as he pleased; and one night...he swore he would exhibit to the company a dance which had never been attem... See More  

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687380

Commercial treaty is 'vanished in smoke'... Very handsome masthead...

Item #687380

November 15, 1783

PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 15, 1783  Certainly a prime feature of this issue is the terrific engraving in the masthead, larger and more intricate than most and quite displayable.

Half of the first column is taken up with an ad for "Haym Salomon", a very noted Jewish financier during the Revolutionary War.

Page 3 has a letter from Paris not... See More  

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$325.00
687378

General Washington... Battle of Horse Neck...

Item #687378

April 22, 1779

THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & THE UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, April 22, 1779 



* The Battle of Horse Neck

* Greenwich, Connecticut

* General Israel Putnam

* Gen. George Washington

* Rare publication w/ nice masthead




A very handsome issue as the masthead features an engraving taken from one done by Paul Revere for colonial currency at the time. It is a very patriotic device showin... See More  

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$980.00
687318

One of the more rare Revolutionary War titles... Battle of Bunker Hill... Patrick Henry... so much more...

Item #687318

October 06, 1775

STORY & HUMPHREYS'S PENNSYLVANIA MERCURY & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, October 6, 1775 



* Battle of Bunker Hill

* Revolutionary War

* Very rare publication




Certainly one of the more scarce titles from during the Revolutionary War. This is the volume 1 number 27 issue of a newspaper that existed only from April 7 to December 22, 1775, publishing a total of just 38 i... See More  

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$4,375.00
687308

Very displayable Edinburgh, Scotland newspaper...

Item #687308

August 11, 1726

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 11, 1726 



* Very rare title from the early 18th century

* Nice masthead engravings




See the photos for one of the more beautiful, displayable mastheads of the 18th century featuring two woodblock engravings, one showing postboys on horseback trumpeting the news, and the other showing a winged angel trumpeting the news.

Additionally, the fir... See More  

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$98.00
687307

News from throughout Europe in 1696...

Item #687307

September 24, 1696

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 24, 1696  



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



A very nice issue of this famous newspaper with reports from throughout Europe. Datelines include London, Warsaw, Vienna, Mentz, Dublin, Cologne, Edinburgh and Falmouth. Various advertisements on the back page as well.

Complete as a single sheet, 7 1/4 by 11 3/4 inches, wide marg... See More  

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$42.00
687300

With the "Supplement" issue as well. Fine content...

Item #687300

May 16, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, May 16, 1768  The entire front page and most of pg. 2 are taken up with a continued report titled: "An Account of Corsica; & the Memoirs of the famous Pascal Paoli the commander in chief of the Corsicans."

Page 2 contains a nice & somewhat detailed ad for the famous series of "Letters From a Farmer in Pennsylvania..." done by John Dickinson,... See More  

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$275.00
687295

On the Battle of Bunker Hill... Washington named commander-in-chief.. So much more....

Item #687295

July 05, 1775

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL & THE NEW HAVEN POST-BOY, July 5, 1775 



* Battle of Bunker Hill - Charlestown

* Siege of Boston, Massachusetts

* George Washington named commander

* American Revolutionary War

* Terrific issue w/ many reports




Nice engraving in the masthead of a post boy on horseback.

The front page has a letter from an officer in General Gage's regiment heading for ... See More  

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$4,825.00
687287

The King addressses Parliament on the dire situation in America...

Item #687287

February 23, 1782

THE NEW-HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE and GENERAL ADVERTISER, Portsmouth, Feb. 23, 1782



* Rare publication during Revolutionary War



 This is certainly one of the less common titles from the Revolutionary War era.

Page 2 has a letter that notes in part: "...the Americans might yet be brought back to a constitutional subordination to this country!...". Also: "The troops destined for t... See More  

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$640.00
687253

Civil War related print on the front page... Battle of Shiloh...

Item #687253

September 27, 1862

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 27, 1862  A desired yet rather scarce title from during the Civil War, as the front page typically featured a war-related print.

This issue has on the ftpg: "Hoosiers Pouring Into Cincinnati to Enlist For the Defence of That City". Nice war reporting inside including: "The Great Battle of Sharpsburg" (Shiloh) which takes over... See More  

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$44.00
687221

Fine accounts of the Battle of Fort Washington...

Item #687221

December 05, 1776

THE CONTINENTAL JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Boston, December 5, 1776 



* Battle of Fort Washington

* Washington Heights, Manhattan

* American Revolutionary War




Certainly a nice Revolutionary War newspaper for display as the entire front page is taken up with: "An ACT for Providing a Reinforcement to the AMERICAN ARMY." by the state of Massachusetts Bay.

Page 2 has an ov... See More  

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$925.00
687218

Tarring & feathering for villains...

Item #687218

February 11, 1774

CONNECTICUT JOURNAL & NEW HAVEN POST-BOY, Feb. 11, 1774 



* Pre Revolutionary War

* Tarring and Feathering




The front page has a brief item: "We hear that the Hon. John Hancock, Esq., is appointed to deliver the ORATION in commemoration of the Bloody Tragedy on the 5th of March 1770." which was the Boston Massacre.

Page 2 begins with a report of a man being tarred & f... See More  

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$465.00
687198

1772 - colonial New York... British Royal-themed engraving of a coat-of-arms...

Item #687198

April 16, 1772

THE NEW YORK JOURNAL OR THE GENERAL ADVERTISER, April 16, 1772 



* Rare colonial publication



The masthead features a British Royal-themed engraving of a coat-of-arms.

Page 2 has various news item, mostly from London. One-bit notes: "It is said the whole military establishment for the British colonies is to consist of 13,000 effective men, exclusive of their militia." Pages 3 &... See More  

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$495.00
687194

Likely the most desired masthead from the 18th century...

Item #687194

October 23, 1770

THE MASSACHUSETTS SPY, Or Thomas's Boston Journal, October 27, 1774  It would be difficult to properly place both the scarcity and desirability of this newspaper in the confect of American history. This issue has the famous "Join Or Die" engraving stretching across the masthead.

In the same way that the famous "Dewey Defeats Truman" issue of the Chicago Tribune is com... See More  

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$18,500.00
687174

Putting the Constitution into effect, & New York is the capital...

Item #687174

September 20, 1788

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 20, 1788



* United States Constitution into effect

* New York City as nation's capital




 The top of the front page has an article signed by: "A Federalist" which is very supportive of the new Constitution, then being considered for ratification by the various states. It notes in part: "...The game that is now playing by the ant... See More  

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$385.00
687171

Four front page signatures by George Washington...

Item #687171

May 28, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 28, 1796 



* President George Washington



A very displayable newspaper, as the front page has not one but four Acts of Congress with each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. One concerns: "...allowing compensation for horses killed in battle belonging to officers of the army of the United States."

The back page features 12 ill... See More  

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$220.00
687169

An address to the President, with his response...

Item #687169

October 10, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 10, 1798  Page 2 has an: "Address" prefaced with: "Among the numerous addresses presented to the President few, if any, have been better expressed than the following." signed: James Oliver. This is followed by the President's reply signed: John Adams.

Four pages, two very discrete archival mends inside, great c... See More  

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$48.00
687150

An early, handsome issue from the colonies... Nice Ben Franklin content...

Item #687150

July 05, 1762

THE BOSTON EVENING-POST, July 5, 1762 



* Rare colonial publication

* Benjamin Franklin




A very handsome issue with an ornate coat-of-arms engraving in the masthead.

Page 2 has a nice, early item on Ben Franklin with an Oxford dateline: "Yesterday Benjamin Franklin, Esq., of Pennsylvania, eminent for his many extraordinary improvements in electrical experiments, was presented by t... See More  

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$690.00
687145

Further on Ethan Allen's narrative of his captivity...

Item #687145

November 20, 1779

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia, Nov. 20, 1779



* Ethan Allen captivity

* Revolutionary War original




 Most of the front page is taken up with an Act of the Pennsylvania Legislature, prefaced with a paragraph signed in type by the Clerk of the General Assembly, none other than: Thomas Paine.

Page 3 has yet another Act which is prefaced with an intro signed: Thomas Paine.

All of ... See More  

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$462.00
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