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686426

News of Cornwallis' surrender... Benedict Arnold & the Battle of Groton Heights...

Item #686426
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1781  Near the back is a section headed: "American News" which has a "Copy of a Letter from Brig. Gen. Arnold to his Excellency the Commander in Chief, dated Sound off Plumb Island, Sept. 8, 1781" which takes over an entire page & is signed by him in type: B. Arnold. This is his detailed report on the taking of New London... See More  

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686392

Guilford Court House... Captain Cook's journal...

Item #686392
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, May, 1781  Content includes: "Debates in Parliament" includes talk on America. Another report is a review of the: "Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, on Discovery, performed in the Years 1776, 7, 8 &  9..." which takes over 3 pages. 

Another report mentions in part: "...parties from Mr. Washi... See More  

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686318

Much by and about Ben Franklin, who recently died...

Item #686318
THE UNIVERSAL ASYLUM & COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, June, 1790  



* Benjamin Franklin death - obituary



The issue begins with: "Description of the Falls of Niagara" which takes over a full page (lacking the related plate).

Also within are several item on and by Ben Franklin, who passed away in Phila. on April 17: "History of the Life & Character of Benjamin Fr... See More  

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686271

Tiny German newspaper from 1752...

Item #686271

January 03, 1752

GELEHRTE NACHRICHTEN vom Jahre, 1752 A small German newspaper which translates: "Scholarly Messages from the year 1752". This newspaper is complete in 8 pages, 4 by 6 1/2 inches, great condition.

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686270

A 1733 newspaper from Germany...

Item #686270

January 04, 1733

NEUE ZEITUNGEN von GELCHRTEN SACHEN, Leipzig, Germany, 1733  A very early and tiny newspaper from this largest city in the German province of Saxony. The title roughly translates: "News From Learned Things". At this time George Washington was just one year old.

Eight pages, 4 by 6 1/2 inches, a few period notations at margins, great condition.

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686269

A 1733 newspaper from Germany...

Item #686269

January 03, 1733

NEUE ZEITUNGEN von GELCHRTEN SACHEN, Leipzig, Germany, 1733  A very early and tiny newspaper from this largest city in the German province of Saxony. The title roughly translates: "News From Learned Things". At this time George Washington was just one year old.

Eight pages, 4 by 6 1/2 inches, a few period notations at margins, great condition.

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686253

Very displayable masthead...

Item #686253

April 09, 1720

WEEKLY JOURNAL OR SATURDAY'S POST, London, April 9, 1720



* Great masthead engraving

* Early 18th century original




The most significant feature of this issue is the very ornate & displayable engraving in the masthead, which also contains the extension to the title: "...With Freshest Advices Foreign and Domestick."

Various European news reports with the back leaf mostly fil... See More  

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686177

John Adams signs an Act of Congress... Brown University...

Item #686177

September 14, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 14, 1799  



* President John Adams

* Act of Congress

* Brown University




On the front page under Laws of the United States is an Act of Congress signed in script type: John Adams. Also under Rhode Island Commencement (now Brown University) is a list of the exercises that occurred at the recent commencement.

Other news of the day includes
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686168

An Act for collecting duties...

Item #686168

August 26, 1799

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Aug. 26, 1799  Various news of the day from both America and Europe. Most of the back page is taken up with a portion of a lengthy (and continued): "An Act to Regulate the Collection of Duties on Imports & Tonnage" headed with an engraving of a heraldic eagle.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, minor archival mend to the back page, nice condit... See More  

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686166

Act of Congress signed by President John Adams...

Item #686166

September 30, 1799

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Sept. 30, 1799  Close to half of the front page & some of page 2 are taken up with an Act of Congress signed in type by the President: John Adams.

Four pages, nice condition.

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686162

Two documents signed by Alexander Hamilton...

Item #686162

November 28, 1791

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Nov. 28, 1791  Mot of the front page is taken up with the French Revolution with a lengthy letter signed: Louis.

Most of page 3 is taken up with reports from Congress, including a brief note to the House concerning expenses for the year signed by the Secretary of the Treasury: Alexander Hamilton. This is followed by another letter signed: Alexander Hamilton with a ch... See More  

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686161

Alexander Hamilton is named a fellow...

Item #686161

November 29, 1791

THE SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, Nov. 29, 1791  The top of the front page has a report from the: "American Academy of Arts & Sciences" noting its recently elected Fellows, including: "Hon. Alexander Hamilton, Esq. Secretary of the Treasury of the U.S."

Page 2 has most of a column headed: "Reflections on the Present Situation of the Distilleries of the United Sta... See More  

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686160

Signed in script type by President George Washington...

Item #686160

May 19, 1792

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 19, 1792 



* President George Washington

* Act of Congress signed in type




The entire front page and a part of page 2 are taken up with: "An ACT for Raising a farther sum of Money for the Protection of the Frontiers, & for other Purposes Therein Mentioned" which is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, and in block type by T... See More  

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686157

Rules by the President... John Jay...

Item #686157

August 17, 1793

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Aug. 17, 1793  Over half of the front page is the conclusion of: "Chief Justice Jay's opinion on the question, 'Whether a State be liable to be sued by a Private Citizen of another State?' "

Page 2 has a "Circular to the Collectors of the Customers" of the ports of the United States, from the Secretary of the Treasur... See More  

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686142

George Washington "signature" on the front page...

Item #686142

April 19, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 19, 1797  The front page contains an Act of Congress, taking close to a full column of text, being: "An Act for Raising a Further sum of Money by additional Duties on certain Articles imported; & for other purposes." which is signed in script type: Go. Washington. This was one of just a few newspapers which used the script type for signatures of... See More  

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686140

John Adams visits Newark... Paul Revere...

Item #686140

August 05, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 5, 1797  The front page has 1 1/2 column taken up with two Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: John Adams.

Page 2 has an address from the people of Newark, New Jersey, to the President concerning his recent visit, followed by his kind response, signed: John Adams.

Page 3 is filled with ads, including one headed: "Boston Bell &... See More  

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686137

Act of Congress signed by Adams & Jefferson...

Item #686137

November 09, 1797

CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Nov. 9, 1797  The entire front page and  a good portion of page 3 are taken up with: "AN ACT Laying Duties on Stamped Vellum, Parchment and Paper" which is signed in type at its conclusion by John Adams, President, and Thomas Jefferson, Vice President.

Four pages, a very handsome issue as it was never bound nor trimmed with wide margins, slight ... See More  

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686135

Five Acts of Congress on the front page...

Item #686135

June 30, 1798

THE SPECTATOR, New York, June 30, 1798  The entire first column is taken up with  five Acts of Congress headed with a heraldic eagle, and each signed in type by: Th.  Jefferson and John Adams.

The back page has an Address of the Massachusetts Legislature to the President, with his response signed in type: John Adams.

Four pages, very nice condition. Subscriber's named penned a... See More  

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686134

Detailed Treasury report... Discussing the state of the country...

Item #686134

May 22, 1798

THE FARMER'S WEEKLY MUSEUM: NEW HAMPSHIRE & VERMONT JOURNAL, Walpole, May 22, 1798 



* 18th century American publication



The front page has 1 1/2 columns taken up with a: "Treasury Department" report signed: Oliver Wolcott, Secretary of the Treasury.

Page 2 has much reporting on: "Proceedings of the Federal Congress" concerning the state of the Union, & p... See More  

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686133

Wolcott and Pickering... The Quasi War with France...

Item #686133

May 15, 1798

THE FARMER'S WEEKLY MUSEUM; NEW HAMPSHIRE & VERMONT JOURNAL, Walpole, May 15, 1798  The front page has a lengthy "Treasury Department" notice signed: Oliver Wolcott, followed by another shorter one.

Inside has a lengthy document signed: Timothy Pickering, Secretary of State, relating to the Quasi War with France, an undeclared war which lasted from 1798-1800.

Four pages, v... See More  

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686132

Treasury report and documents signed by President John Adams...

Item #686132

April 24, 1798

THE FARMER'S WEEKLY MUSEUM: NEW HAMPSHIRE & VERMONT JOURNAL, Walpole, April 24, 1798  The front page has 1 1/2 columns taken up with a report headed: "Treasury Department" signed in type: Oliver Wolcott, Secretary of the Treasury. Page 2 has "Important Communications" which includes 3 letters, each signed in type: John Adams, concerning negotiations with France dur... See More  

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686131

Treasury notice... The situation with France...

Item #686131

May 01, 1798

FARMER'S WEEKLY MUSEUM: NEW HAMPSHIRE AND VERMONT JOURNAL, Walpole, May 1, 1798  The front page has  1 1/2 columns taken up with: "Treasury Department, Public Notice is Hereby Given..." signed by: Oliver Wolcott, Secretary of the Treasury.  Much of the front page & most of pages 2 & 3 are taken up with: "Dispatches from the Envoys to France" which rel... See More  

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686130

Signed by Paul Revere as President of the Board of Health...

Item #686130

June 15, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 15, 1799  Page 3 begins with a notice headed: "The Board Of Health, To Their Constituents" in which the board notes recommendations to prevent the return of "the Fever". It is signed in type by: Paul Revere, who was President of the Board at that time. This notice takes half a column.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, a few chips at margi... See More  

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686127

The Constellation captures the L'Insurgente in the Quasi War......

Item #686127

June 03, 1799

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, June 3, 1799  



* USS Constellation 1st victory

* Captain Thomas Truxton

* French frigate L'Insurgente




Page 3 has a note: "The following is a correct list of the captures made by the Constellation frigate during her last cruize..." which includes the L'Insurgent among others, with a bit more. Also a brief note: "The Constellatio... See More  

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686125

Regulating the tariffs...

Item #686125

July 15, 1799

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, July 15, 1799  Two columns on the front page are taken up with "An Act to regulate the Collection of Duties on Imports & Tonnage" continued in a future issue. It is headed with a nice engraving of a heraldic eagle.

The back page has over a full column report from the "War Department" seeking bids to supply rations to the mentioned mi... See More  

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686121

The historic Funding Act of 1790...

Item #686121

August 16, 1790

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Aug. 16, 1790



* Funding Act of 1790



Taking two-thirds of the front page and half of page 2 is: "An Act making Provision for the Debt of the United States" which is signed in type by John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington.

This was the very historic Funding Act of 1790 which was passed on August 4, 1790 by the United States Congress t... See More  

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686120

Regulating the tariffs...

Item #686120

July 15, 1799

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, July 15, 1799  Two columns on the front page are taken up with "An Act to regulate the Collection of Duties on Imports & Tonnage" continued in a future issue. It is headed with a nice engraving of a heraldic eagle.

The back page has over a full column report from the "War Department" seeking bids to supply rations to the mentioned mi... See More  

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686116

Hamilton & Knox to be on Washington's Cabinet... Setting federal salaries...

Item #686116

September 19, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 19, 1789  The front page has an interesting article which could be appropriate today: "Propositions for Reforming the Present System of Publick Education in Boston".

Page 2 begins with reports from the House of Representatives concerning discussions on setting the salaries for House & Senate members.

Page 3 has: "THE PRESIDENT has... See More  

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686115

Two George Washington script signatures...

Item #686115

October 10, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 10, 1789 



* (2) President George Washington acts

* First year of his administration




Most of the first column of page 2 contains not one but two of the very desirable Acts of Congress each signed in script type by President George Washington and in block type by Vice President John Adams. This title was one of just a few to use the "script&... See More  

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686114

Work towards creating a tariff plan for the new government...

Item #686114

July 09, 1789

THE INDEPENDENT GAZETTEER OR CHRONICLE OF FREEDOM, Philadelphia, July 9, 1789  Nice to have a newspaper from this town from the year of the formation of our nation's government.

Page 3 includes reports from "Proceedings of Congress" which includes some discussion on: "The bill to regulate the collection of the Impost, still under consideration...".

This was formally ... See More  

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686113

Letters signed by Jefferson and Adams...

Item #686113

December 16, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, Dec. 16, 1789 



* 1st year of George Washington's administration

* John Adams & Thomas Jefferson letters




The back page includes a letter signed by John Adams from when he was in Amsterdam in 1780, followed by a letter from Thomas Jefferson to the mayor & aldermen of Norfolk, Virginia, signed in type: Thomas Jefferson.

The back page al... See More  

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686110

On creating the federal government...

Item #686110

February 25, 1790

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Feb. 25, 1790 



* U.S government in it's infancy



Almost the entire issue is taken up with reporting from "Congress--House of Representatives" from its very first year. Some interesting reading on the debates that would form the federal government for many years to come.

Four pages, water staining does not deter readability, some loss at t... See More  

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686083

Washington inspects the land for building the federal city...

Item #686083

October 29, 1790

THE NEW YORK JOURNAL & PATRIOTIC REGISTER, Oct. 29, 1790  



* President George Washington

* Early Washington D.C. construction

* Future of the federal government




Half of page 2 is the conclusion of an "Act to provide more effectually for the Collection of the Duties imposed by Law on Goods, Wares...imported into the United States...".

Page 3 has an item noting:
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686081

Alexander Hamilton...

Item #686081

January 11, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 11, 1791  Most of page 2 is taken up with a lengthy financial report which includes two documents signed in type: Alexander Hamilton.

Four pages, various small tears at the margins, otherwise good condition.

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686080

Alexander Hamilton... Isaac Franks... Knox's War Dept. report...

Item #686080

January 12, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 12, 1791  The bottom of page 3 has a letter from the "Treasury Department" signed in type by the Secretary of the Treasury: Alexander Hamilton, to the Speaker of the House of Rep., concerning national financial matters. 

Among the many front page ads is one for: "ISAAC FRANKS, Stock and Exchange Broker...Buys
... See More  

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686078

Two George Washington documents, one sparked the Whiskey Rebellion...

Item #686078

March 26, 1791

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, March 26, 1791  Nearly two-thirds of the front page is taken up with the conclusion of an Act of Congress concerning duties for distilled spirits, signed in block type by three of the more notable names of the 18th century: George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. Some damage affects words in this report.

This was the Act which sparked ... See More  

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686077

Two George Washington documents, one sparked the Whiskey Rebellion...

Item #686077

March 26, 1791

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, March 26, 1791  Nearly two-thirds of the front page is taken up with the conclusion of an Act of Congress concerning duties for distilled spirits, signed in block type by three of the more notable names of the 18th century: George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson.

This was the Act which sparked the Whiskey Rebellion.

The back page has:... See More  

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686076

Comptroller of United States appointed... Louis XVI attempts to escape...

Item #686076

June 27, 1791

CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, June 27, 1791  A page 3 report from "Hartford" states: "We are informed that the President of the United States has appointed OLIVER WALCOTT, Esq., Comptroller of the Treasury, of the United States, vice Nicholas Eveleigh...deceased."

Over one-third of page 2 reports the attempted escape of King Louis XVI of France to St. Cloud, but he was s... See More  

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686075

George Washington and Alexander Hamilton signatures on the front page...

Item #686075

February 08, 1792

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 8, 1792  The top half of the first column is taken up with an Act of Congress, signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. Unfortunately there is a piece removed from just beneath this Act, part of a letter carrying over to column two which is signed in type: Alexander Hamilton.

Otherwise the issue is complete in 4 pages & in nice condition. N... See More  

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686074

This Act of Congress sparked the Whiskey Rebellion... President Washington advertises for a steward...

Item #686074

March 11, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 10 and 11, 1791  



* Pre The Whiskey Rebellion events

* President George Washington ad




A pair of issues containing in its entirety: "An Act Repealing...the Duties Heretofore laid upon Distilled Spirits imported from Abroad, and Laying others in their Stead...".

This document clarifies the taxes to be imposed on spiri... See More  

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686057

The early workings of Congress...

Item #686057

April 13, 1789

THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, April 13, 1789  A terrific issue on the very first days of work for the new federal Congress.

  See the photo for the page 2 report headed: "Proceedings of Congress - House of Representatives of the United States" datelined April 11, which was 19 days before Washington's inauguration.

Included are reports of the very first item on the ... See More  

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686049

Taxation without representation...

Item #686049

July 25, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, July 25, 1768 



* Taxation without representation

* Pre American Revolutionary War




The front page has: "The Nuns General Character & Way of Living from an Account of the Manners & Customs of Italy" which carries over to pages 2 & 3 as well.

Further on under: "America" is a report from Charleston which begins: "It seems hardly p... See More  

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686046

Workings of Congress on creating the Tariff Act of 1789...

Item #686046

May 18, 1789

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, May 18, 1789



* Tariff Act of 1789

* United States Congress

* 1st major piece of legislation




 One of the first priorities of the new federal government was creating a means of tariff revenues, of such importance that the resulting Tariff Act of 1789 was just the second Act approved by Congress. The Tariff Act would be approved on July 4.

But it is th... See More  

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686040

On the Treasury Bill and compensations for various officers...

Item #686040

July 25, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, July 25, 1789  Half of the front page is taken up with an article headed: "Slave Trade" which is a report from a French society for the abolition of the trade. One bit notes: "...The abolition, therefore, of negro slavery was esteemed by the general United States & by the convention in which they were represented, not only a measure condu... See More  

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686033

Tonnage Act: further defining the historic Tariff Act of 1789..

Item #686033

July 24, 1789

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, July 24, 1789  The entire front page is taken up with ads including 7 illustrated ship ads.

Page 2 has an address to George Washington from the governor & council of North Carolina, which is followed by his reply which carries over to page 3 & is signed in type: G. Washington.

Also on page 3 is: "An Act Imposing duti... See More  

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686026

Terrific display newspaper from 1789...

Item #686026

August 07, 1789

THE NORWICH PACKET & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Connecticut, Aug. 7, 1789 



* Very rare 18th century publication

* Great masthead engraving for display

* First year of President George Washington




This must rank among the more beautiful mastheads of the 18th century, and it has been many years since we have been able to offer one. And from the founding year of the federal government with two ... See More  

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685992

From the early months of our federal government...

Item #685992

July 11, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, NY, July 11, 1789  



* From the 1st year of George Washington's presidency

* United States government (Congress) in it's infancy




Page 2 has much on an oration delivered by the Reverend William Rogers before the Penna. State Society of the Cincinnati, and: "...Towards the close of the oration, Mr. Rogers...observed...to blazon the meri... See More  

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685942

Seabiscuit jockey George Woolf killed...

Item #685942

January 05, 1946

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 5, 1946



* Race horse jockey George Woolf killed

* Thoroughbred racehorse Seabiscuit fame




The top of page 9 has a one column heading: "JOCKEY WOOLF, 36, DIES AFTER FALL" with subheads and photo of Woolf. (see)

Complete with all 26 pages, rag edition in great condition.

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685880

Displayable Act of Parliament... 1759...

Item #685880

January 01, 1759

ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, England, 1759  Nice full title page has an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Inside has an act: "...for adding certain annuities...to the joint stock...and for carrying the several duties therein mentioned to the Sinking fund..."

A decorative document given the displayable title page.

Twenty pages, 11 by 7 1/4 inches, nice condition.... See More  

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$34.00
685874

Burgoyne & Saratoga... John Paul Jones: King wants his ships back...

Item #685874
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1779 



* Battles of Saratoga - New York

* General John Burgoyne defeat

* Captain John Paul Jones




The first 8 pages are taken up with "Summary of Proceedings in the Present Parliament" which includes some discussion of the affairs in America.

But the prime content would be the excellent coverage of events relating to General Burgoyn... See More  

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$95.00
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