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682836

Kentucky & navigation of the Mississippi...

Item #682836

April 27, 1795

FEDERAL INTELLIGENCER & BALTIMORE DAILY GAZETTE, April 27, 1795  Page 2 ha a lengthy letter signed by Isaac Shelby, governor of Kentucky, which includes near the beginning: "...progress of the negotiation now depending between the United States of America and the court of Madrid respecting the navigation of the Mississippi...".

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

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682827

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1677...

Item #682827

December 17, 1677

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 17, 1677



* 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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682808

Franklin, Washington, and Haym Salomon...

Item #682808

January 17, 1784

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 17 1784  Page 2 has a report from Paris beginning: "Dr. Franklin has lately delivered to the Sieur de Fleury...Lt. Colonel in the service of the United States of America, a medal which has been decreed for him by Congress, after taking fo Stony Point..." noting his heroic effort at the important battle.

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682795

King Philip's War: the first war in America...

Item #682795

August 19, 1675

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, August 19, 1675  The significance of what is known as "King Philip's War" is lost with most Americans, but the event cannot be over-stated. This was America's first war, and the only newspaper in existence to report is was this title. As Wikipedia notes, this was an armed conflict between Native American inhabitants of present-day New England and... See More  

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682697

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

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August 23, 1739

THE BOSTON WEEKLY NEWS-LETTER, August 23, 1739  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 preceded by "Public Occurrances Both Foreign and Domestick... See More  

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682670

The English will not abandon the settling of Australia...Wilberforce & slavery...

Item #682670

May 28, 1789

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 28, 1789  Page 7 has a brief item  from Parliament headed: "Botany Bay" reading: "Mr. Hussey asked whether it was the intention of Ministers to prosecute the scheme of forming a settlement in Botany Bay? Mr. Pitt said that from the accounts hitherto received from the Colony, they saw no reason for abandoning it."

Considerable discus... See More  

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682668

The notorious pirate Captain Kidd is executed !

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May 26, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 22-26, 1701  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 most sought after pirate report to be found in any newspaper--which is datelined "London, May 23" and reads: &q
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682667

Creating the District of Columbia...

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January 27, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 27, 1791  The entire first column on page 2 is taken up with a very historic document: "A Proclamation" in which Maryland & Virginia both offered to cede to the United States land upon which the capital would be created.

The text includes in part: "...the State of Maryland...cede(d) to Congress a district of ten mi... See More  

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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  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 embellishments. A decorative issue for display.

Inside has a letter from St. Augustine noting:... See More  

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682661

World's first daily newspaper...

Item #682661

October 23, 1717

THE DAILY COURANT, London, Oct. 23, 1717  This was the world's first successful daily newspaper, and is a landmark issue for any newspaper collection as such, having begun in 1702. As would be imagined the issue is almost entirely taken up with various European reports, with over half of the back page taken up with advertisements.

Complete as a single sheet newspaper measuring 7 by 13 3/... See More  

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682638

From just days prior to the storming of the Bastille beginning the French Revolution...

Item #682638

July 18, 1789

THE DIARY, OR WOODFALL'S REGISTER, London, July 18, 1789  Pages 2 and 3 have a lengthy: "Address to the King on the subject of Bringing the Troops to Paris, voted by the National Assembly on the 9th...". This is followed by: "To this Address his Majesty Returned the Following Answer".

Keep in mind that the mentioned letter is from 5 days before the storming of the Bas... See More  

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682637

Early letter from Botany Bay, or Australia...

Item #682637

June 30, 1789

THE DIARY, OR WOODFALL'S REGISTER, London, June 30, 1789  Page 3 has a letter headed: "Extract of a Letter from an Officer on Board the Sirius, in Botany Bay to his friend at Edinburgh..." being a very early letter from the colonization period of Australia.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, full red tax stamp on page 3, great condition.

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682636

Slavery and the slave trade...

Item #682636

June 26, 1789

THE DIARY, OR WOODFALL'S REGISTER, London, June 26, 1789  Over two-thirds of the back page is taken up with an interesting discussion of the slave trade, the early portion as it relates to the Quakers in Pennsylvania.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, full red tax stamp on page 3, great condition.

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682627

Great letter on Dummer's War...

Item #682627

January 01, 1726

THE POST-BOY, London, Dec. 30 to Jan. 1, 1725(6)  This early title typically has little if any American content, but this issue is an exception, and a notable one at that.

The back page has a speech signed in type by William Dummer, the Lt. Governor of Massachusetts Bay. This speech is concerning events what is known as "Dummer's War" with the local Indians, with mention that h... See More  

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682626

A notable event in the history of religious freedom in America...

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December 26, 1724

THE POST-BOY, London, Dec. 26, 1724  This early title typically has little if any American content, but this issue is an exception. The back page has: "By a letter from New-England we have advice that on the 10th of November last came on the trial of Mr. John Checkley before the Superior Judges, upon an appeal from a judgment given against him in the Inferior Court in July before. After ... See More  

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682625

A new governor for North Carolina...

Item #682625

December 31, 1724

THE POST-BOY, London, Dec. 31, 1724  Although the reporting is mostly concerning England as well as the rest of Europe, page 2 has a brief item: "Sir Richard Everet is appointed Governor of North Carolina, in the room of Capt. Barrington."

Single sheet newspaper with two handsome engravings in the masthead, full red tax stamp on the back page, nice condition.

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682624

See the handsome engravings in the masthead...

Item #682624

September 02, 1746

THE LONDON COURANT, England, Sept. 2, 1746  The masthead features two nice engravings. The front page is taken up with various news from England & elsewhere, while the back page is mostly advertisements. The ftpg. includes several reports from "Scotland" relating to the on-going Jacobite Rebellion.

Complete as a large single sheet, 10 1/2 by 17 1/4 inches, bit close-trimmed at ... See More  

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682618

Handsome masthead...

Item #682618

June 23, 1798

FELIX FARLEY'S BRISTOL JOURNAL, England, June 23, 1798 



* 18th century publication



Nice engraving in the masthead. The news reports are almost entirely from England but a few items from elsewhere in Europe. Nice red tax stamp on the front page.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, a few good condition.

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682617

Handsome newspaper from the era...

Item #682617

April 07, 1795

KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, April 7, 1795 



* Uncommon 18th century publication



A handsome issue of the 18th century, with two decorative embellishments in the masthead & ornate lettering in the title. Various British news & ads of the day.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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682614

Protestants versus the Catholics... He would become a saint...

Item #682614

July 12, 1681

THE IMPARTIAL PROTESTANT MERCURY, London, England, July 12, 1681 



* Rare 17th century publication



This single-sheet newspaper is a fascinating paper published during this time of struggle between Catholics and Protestants in government.

News is almost entirely from England, however the back page has a report beginning "A Capuchin, called by the name of Marcus de Aviano, an Italian... See More  

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682602

A displayable 18th century newspaper...

Item #682602

October 02, 1716

THE POST BOY, London, Oct. 2, 1716 



* Rare title w/ nice masthead



One of the nicer mastheads of the 18th century as it features two handsome engravings (see). Various news reports from Europe. The back page is mostly filled with advertisements and notices.

Complete as a single sheet newspaper, measures 8 1/4 by 14 inches, very nice condition.... See More  

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682588

Cook's voyage to the Northwest coast with a related print..

Item #682588
THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, February, 1785  This magazine--much more scarce than the Gentleman's Magazine--published in serial form the account of: "Captain Cook's Voyage to the Northern Hemisphere...", this issue containing reports from after August, 1778 when he was exploring the far northwest coast of North America in search of a Northwest passage to the Atlantic, ext... See More  

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682586

Cook's voyage to the Northwest coast, with the rare plate of natives from Oonalashka...

Item #682586
THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, (London), December, 1784. Included also is the "Supplement" issue.

This magazine--much more scarce than the Gentleman's Magazine--published in serial form the account of: "Captain Cook's Voyage to the Northern Hemisphere...", this issue containing reports from May, 1778 when they were exploring the Northwest coast of North America. As noted in &... See More  

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682585

Rare map of Captain Cook's voyage...

Item #682585
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1776  This issue includes a lengthy article (3+ pages) on Captain Cook and the: "Resolution's Voyage of Discovery to the Southern Hemisphere".

Accompanying this article is a rare full page map titled: "Part of the Tropical Discoveries of the Resolution Sloop, Captain Cook in 1774, Referred to in p. 119" and page 119 is the ment... See More  

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682584

Reporting from colonial America...

Item #682584
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, June, 1755  Always one of our favorite magazines if only because of the very nice engraving at the top of the title page, showing the skyline of London at the time. Within is a very nice foldout map of the county of Glamorgan (located in the southern portion of Wales), measuring 8 by 9 inches showing much detail, & includes a related article.

Articles includ... See More  

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682582

Early Georgia... Map of the English Channel...

Item #682582
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1759  The first article is: "A Description of Havre de Grace" which takes over a full page and is accompanied by a nice foldout map showing part of the English Channel including the Isle of Wight off the coast of Southampton and also the coast of Normandy including Havre de Grace. There are two detailed insets, one showing the "Pla
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682572

Eulogy of Dr. Halley... Three full page plates...

Item #682572
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1747  Nearly five pages are taken up with the continuation of: "The Eulogy of Dr. Halley" (spelled elogy), being the famous Edmund Halley, the astronomer, and for whom "Halley's Comet" is named. Part 1 is found in the October issue.

Two pages are consumed with a lengthy "List of Ships Taken" by the French &
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682568

Much reading on the Revolutionary War...

Item #682568
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1778  The first article is: "Lord North's Propositions for Peace with America" taking over 4 pages. There is also a very lengthy item: "Extracts from the Congress Accounts of the Northern Expedition" which takes over 6 pages with terrific reading & includes a letter signed: Horatio Gates.

There is great reading in: "... See More  

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682567

Map of the Old World before the Great Flood... More Protestant Germans for Georgia...

Item #682567
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1736  Perhaps of greatest significance is: "The People before the Flood did not Understand Navigation" with an accompanying & sensational full page plate titled: "A Map of the Old World as it Appeared  Before God Destroy'd it With the Waters of the Flood".

This plate measures 8 by 5 inches and is in very nice co... See More  

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682565

Louis XVI, with print of the guillotine...

Item #682565
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1793  This issue contains the: "Minutes of the Proceedings of the National Convention of France" which takes 4 pages with considerable detail on the trial of Louis XVI with a subhead: "The Final Judgment of Louis XVI" which has text which includes: "...Is Louis guilty?...I hereby declare that the National Convention has fou... See More  

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682564

Louis XVI, with print of the guillotine...

Item #682564
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1793  This issue contains the "Minutes of the Proceedings of the National Convention of France" which takes 4 pages with considerable detail on the trial of Louis XVI and includes a subhead: "The Final Judgment of Louis XVI" which has text which includes: "...Is Louis guilty?...I hereby declare that the National Convention ... See More  

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682563

Louis XVI, with print of the guillotine...

Item #682563
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1793  This issue contains the "Minutes of the Proceedings of the National Convention of France" which takes 4 pages with considerable detail on the trial of Louis XVI and includes a subhead: "The Final Judgment of Louis XVI" which has text which includes: "...Is Louis guilty?...I hereby declare that the National Convention ... See More  

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682562

Revolutionary War in the Caribbean...

Item #682562
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, March, 1779  There are some news reports near the back of the issue including various intelligence on naval events in the Caribbean relating to the Revolutionary War. There is also a very nice engraving, captioned: "Druid's Monument Near Keswick in Cumberland" looking somewhat like Stonehenge, this being the oldest stone circle in all of Europe. The... See More  

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682559

Map of the Caribbean island of Tobago...

Item #682559
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE SUPPLEMENT, London, For the Year 1778  A very nice "Supplement" issue published at the end of the year, & from the Revolutionary War.

Perhaps the best item in this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of the Island of TOBAGO, Drawn from an Actual Survey by Thos. Bowen 1779". The map is quite detailed and measures 8 1/2 by 10 1/2 i... See More  

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682557

On Ben Franklin's water spouts, with a print...

Item #682557
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1788  Perhaps the most interesting article is: "Dr. Lindsay on Dr. Franklin's Doctrine of Water-spouts" which comments on Ben Franklin's work. This article takes 2 1/2 pages and one of the plates includes prints of various water spouts.

An article: "Edict in Favour of America, Issued at Paris" begins: "While the Bri... See More  

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682555

Map of Veracruz & the castle of San Juan...

Item #682555
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1740  The prime feature of this issue is the nice foldout map of Vera Cruz, Castle of San Juan, Port of New Spain titled: "A Plan of the City and Harbour of La Vera Cruz and the Castle of San Juan De Ulua, being the Key of Traffick and the Principal Port of New Spain", folding out to measure 6 by 7 inches. There is a related article head
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682538

Adams's inauguration: the peaceful transfer of power...

Item #682538

March 13, 1797

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, March 13, 1797  A very historic issue as it reports the true test of the great American republic: the peaceful transfer of power. 

Page 2 has a report noting in part: "On Saturday at twelve o'clock...soon after his election, JOHN ADAMS as President of the United States attended in the Chamber of the House of Rep. too take the oath of office ac... See More  

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682532

What will Sherman do?

Item #682532

January 05, 1865

THE WORLD, New York, Jan. 5, 1865 



* Final months of the American Civil War

* William T. Sherman - post march to the Sea




Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "SAVANNAH" "Present Condition of Affairs in the City" "What Will Gen. Sherman Do?" "Rebel Speculations as to his Future Movements" "THE SOUTHWEST" "campaign... See More  

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682530

Grant, Sherman and Sheridan working together...

Item #682530

February 21, 1865

THE WORLD, New York, Feb. 21, 1865 



* Final weeks of the American Civil War

* Capture of Columbia, South Carolina




Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "SOUTH CAROLINA" "Grant, Sherman and Sheridan Moving Together" "Lee Reinforcing Beauregard" "Charleston Evacuated & Admiral Dahlgren on his Way to the City" "Details of... See More  

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682477

Ten bookplates from the 18th century...

Item #682477

March 09, 1760

LOT OF TEN BOOKPLATES, mostly (if not all) from the 1700's. Various engravings of shields and coats-of-arms, most measuring about 3 by 4 inches, mostly nice.

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682427

Terrific map of the "West Indies"... Hebrew customs discussed...

Item #682427
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1740 



* Early and rare 18th century map

* West Indies & Southeast America




Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the terrific foldout map titled: "An Accurate Map of the WEST INDIES, Exhibiting not only  all the Islands possessed by the English, French, Spaniards, & Dutch, but also all the Towns and Settleme
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682417

Letter concerning "...the ingrates of America..."

Item #682417

September 01, 1778

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 1, 1778 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy




Page 2 has: "An address of the Oneida Sachems to a party of young warriors, bound to Gen. Washington...", for those joining the military forces under Washington, and includes in part: "...if you observe good order, sobriety, and play the man, your deportment i... See More  

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682416

Mary Wollstonecraft, one of the earliest feminists...

Item #682416

April 21, 1795

KENTISH GAZETTE, Winchester, England, April 21, 1795 



* Mary Wollstonecraft - feminist



This newspaper has one of the more decorative & beautiful mastheads of the era. Note the two very detailed engravings on either side, one being the fabled Canterbury Cathedral. The back page has a brief item mentioned Mary Wollstonecraft, one of the earliest woman's rights advocates, with ment... See More  

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682415

Rare publication from the 1600's...

Item #682415

May 28, 1689

A CONTINUATION OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONVENTION OF THE ESTATES IN SCOTLAND, London, England, May 28, 1689 



* Very rare 17th century publication



The year of this issue is printed in the dateline of the lead article on the front page, as the dateline contains only the month and day.

This is issue #24 of a short-lived title which existed to report on the ongoing disputes between the S... See More  

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682413

Nice item on Sir Christopher Wren...

Item #682413

September 08, 1716

THE POST BOY, Sept. 8, 1716 



* British architect Christopher Wren

* Rare publication w/ nice masthead




Near the top of the back page is a very significant item on the famous architect Sir Christopher Wren.

The report reads: "Christopher Wren, Esq., is removed from being Clerk of his Majesty's Works, and is succeeded by John Mercer Esq., formerly belonging to Mr. How's Offi... See More  

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682412

News from America...

Item #682412

March 01, 1787

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1787  Included near the back is nearly a full page of: "American News" beginning with mention that Virginia has created duties on imports, with details. From New York is mention that: "Congress have lately concluded a negociation with the Court of Lisbon in respect of trade..." with some details. A few other items as well.

Included... See More  

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682411

Day of thanksgiving in Boston... an abacus... music writing machine....

Item #682411
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1748  Interesting articles: "Invention of Writing Music by Playing It" with two small illustrations; "Articles For a General Peace"  "Introduction to Heraldry" "A Religious Tax Proposed" "Proclamation Against Commerce with France".

There is also content regarding the war in America & p... See More  

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682372

A rare and early title from Dublin, Ireland...

Item #682372

January 24, 1711

THE EXAMINER, Dublin, January 24, 1710-11  Depending on which calendar was being used, the year was 1710 or 1711 (the latter by our current calendar).  The entire issue is one lengthy political commentary. The imprint appears at the bottom of page 4: "Dublin: Printed at the Old Post-Office in Fishshamble Street, 1711".

This is the volume 1, number 25 issue. Four pages, 5 3/4 b... See More  

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682370

From Germany during the Revolutionary War...

Item #682370
INTELLIGENZ-BLATT [Intelligence Sheet], Leipzig, Germany, Nov. 14, 1778  Above the title, translated, is "Most Priviledged".

An interesting title from during the American Revolutionary War. I am not aware of American content due to the German text, but given Hessian involvement in the war, some interest in American affairs would be logical.

Eight pages, 9 by 7 inches, very nice co... See More  

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682360

Interesting title & newspaper...

Item #682360

July 07, 1787

OLLA PODRIDA, Oxford, England, July 7, 1787 



* Rare publication



Although having a Spanish name (translates to "any miscellaneous collection or assortment") this newspaper is in English. The content is essentially a lengthy editorial on a topic.

Complete in six pages, 7 1/4 by 11 3/4 inches, very nice condition.... See More  

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