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658469

Death of George Washington's mother...

Item #658469

September 09, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 9, 1789 



* Mary Ball Washington death

* President's G.W.'s mother




Pgs. 2 & 3 contain reports from the: "Proceedings in the House of Representatives of the United States", this being the founding year of the federal government. 

Pg. 3 has an inconspicuous yet significant report: "Died--At Fredericksburg, Mrs. Wa... See More  

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$190.00
658467

Washington letter signed in script type...

Item #658467

August 15, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 15, 1789 



* President George Washington script signature



Over one-third of the front page is taken up with; "Proceedings in the Legislature of the Union" from the  earliest months of the new  federal government. Interesting reading on the concerns from this period.

The prime content would be the nice page 3 letter from the Pr... See More  

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$147.00
658466

Signed in script type by President George Washington...

Item #658466

August 12, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 12, 1789  All of pages 1, 2, most of page 3, & all of page 4 are taken up with an extremely lengthy Act of Congress: "...to Regulate the Collection of the Duties Imposed by Law on the Tonnage of Ships..." which is signed in script type by the President at its conclusion at the bottom of the back page: George Washington, and in block ... See More  

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$344.00
658437

Washington & Samuel Fraunces run a tight household... Hancock re-elected...

Item #658437

May 13, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, May 13, 1789  The front page has: "Proceedings of the Legislature of the Union" from the earliest days of the new federal government, dates from May 4-6, which includes some discussion concerning the Constitution.

A pg. 2 item from New York, dated May 6 (just 6 days after Washington's inauguration) is headed: "The President'
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Item from Catalog 318 (released for May, 2022)...

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$74.00
658412

Much frutration that a quorum for the new Congress has not yet been achieved...

Item #658412

March 25, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, March 25, 1789  Most of the ftpg. is taken up with a lengthy political essay signed: "Laco", thought to have been Sam Adams.

Page 3 news from New York reflects the frustration of all of getting a quorum to begin the work of the new Congress: "To our great mortification...by dampening that favourable impression which had been made on the mind... See More  

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$85.00
658298

Latest news from the Revolutionary War in a very rare newspaper...

Item #658298

May 07, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, May 7, 1779 



* Very rare American Revolutionary War publication



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 8.

Inside has a report from Charleston beginning: "Five deserters who came last week to Purysbu... See More  

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$1,200.00
657569

A substitute for British tea... Letter to the ladies of North America...

Item #657569
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, Jan. 4, 1768  (currently spelled Gloucester)  Page 2 has a report from Boston concerning the finding of "hyperion or Labrador tea" in the colonies, of special interest given the recent non-importation of tea from England.

Also an item noting: "By letters from Philadelphia we are credibly informed that a number of new buildings are going to ... See More  

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$44.00
656244

Note from President Washington...

Item #656244

September 26, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 26, 1795 



* President George Washington



Page 3 has a small item prefaced with: "The following is the concluding paragraph of the answer of the President of the United States to the Chairman of the Norfolk meeting against the Treaty:" and what follows is the paragraph, signed in type: G. Washington.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, archival ... See More  

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$60.00
655592

Two accounts of Bunker Hill, Washington becomes commander-in-chief, so much more. In a Virginia newspaper...

Item #655592

July 14, 1775

VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, July 14, 1775 



* Battle of Bunker Hill - Siege of Boston

* George Washington becomes Commander-in-Chief




This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. A very rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonia... See More  

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$13,790.00
655073

Examining the American economy...

Item #655073

May 25, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 25, 1791  The entire ftpg. is taken up with: "...Lord Sheffield's Observations on the Commerce of the United States of America"

A page 2 report from Connecticut says that The Hon. Roger Sherman, Esq. is elected to represent this State in the Senate of the U.S. A page 3 report states that Vice President John Adams was elected President of the
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$41.00
654261

A Tory newspaper printed in occupied Philadelphia...

Item #654261

January 07, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, January 7, 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. Rarely found today.

All of the front page is taken up with advertiseme... See More  

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$395.00
653154

One of the earliest newspapers from the colonies...

Item #653154

May 15, 1735

THE AMERICAN WEEKLY MERCURY, Philadelphia, Feb. 24, 1735/6 



* Earliest of American newspapers

* Very early & rare




The double year reflects the two calendars in use at the time. My today's calendar the year is 1736. 

As any serious collector of newspapers knows, it is exceedingly difficult to find any colonial American newspapers from before 1760, let alone an issue from 1... See More  

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$3,675.00
652656

The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #652656

March 17, 1744

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, March 17, 1743/4 (year double-dated for two calendars in use at the time. Would be 1744 by current calendar).



* Rare colonial periodical



This was the very first successful magazine in America, preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this title lasted but a few short years.

As the subtitle re... See More  

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$110.00
652448

Death of John Hancock...

Item #652448
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, November, 1793  Although there is a wide range of interesting articles in the body of this issue, certainly the most significant is one of the more inconspicuous, being the announcement of the death of John Hancock.  Perhaps it is not unexpected that the death of this notable person, who had been such a thorn in the side of England during the years ... See More  

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$58.00
652172

Death of Louis XVI's brother...

Item #652172

September 07, 1795

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Sept. 7, 1795  Page 2 has a report: "The Death of the Dauphin" which mentions: "...will not, it is imagined make any difference in the affairs of France....the popularity of Monsieur the eldest brother of Louis the XVI. The fact is, there is not a man more universally detested thro' all France..."

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

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$40.00
650591

On the coronation of King Louis XVI...

Item #650591

April 13, 1793

MASSACHUSETTS MERCURY, Boston, April 13, 1793  Most of the ftpg is a recollection of the: "Ceremony of Consecrating & Crowning the Late King of France" in 1775, given that he was beheaded recently. The prefacing note begins: "The transition from the throne to the scaffold has been short..." with some details in the following issue.

Four pages, 8 3/4 by 10 12 inches, a... See More  

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$48.00
649301

At a lesser price... from Boston...

Item #649301
(6) COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, a lot of six 2nd rate issues dating from 1795-1799. Various news of the day from this famous colonial town. This was arguably the most successful & well-known newspaper of in 18th century America. Could contain close-trimming, staining, archival mending, etc., but will not have loss of text. Please note: The S&H for this lot is a bit higher than that of a si... See More  

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$98.00
649292

Post-Revolutionary War Boston, with John Adams signatures...

Item #649292
(5) COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, lot of 5 issues dating from 1797-1801, each containing at least one John Adams signature. Somewhat 2nd-rate but not damaged.  Issues with his signature are increasingly hard to find, and these are priced at a significant discount.

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$120.00
649216

Post-Revolutionary War Boston...

Item #649216
(5)AN EARLY LOT - Five issues of the Columbian Centinel newspaper dating from 1794 to 1799. Each issue is in nice condition (not 2nd-rate). Increasingly rare from the 18th century. News of the day & period ads.  

Item from Catalog 318 (released for May, 2022)...

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$120.00
648621

Duel between two military officers...

Item #648621

January 30, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston,  Jan. 30, 1799  Page 2 has a "Message" signed in type: John Adams, which introduces some documents concerning the situation in France. Also a report on: "A Duel" fought between Majors Cushing and Lewis, with details.

Four pages, archivally rejoined at the spine, light foxing, good condition.

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$38.00
648583

Much on the Napoleonic Wars...

Item #648583

January 02, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 2, 1799  Page 2 has a letter addressed to: "Thomas Jefferson, Vice President of the United States" concerning being an elector for President, signed: "A Plain American". Pg. 2 also has much on the Napoleonic Wars, with: "Official Account of the Amputation of Another Limb of the French Monster" "From Gibraltar" "Buon... See More  

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$38.00
648443

Gayhead lightouse on Martha's Vineyard...

Item #648443

June 06, 1799

J. RUSSELL'S GAZETTE, Boston, June 6, 1799



* Gay Head Lighthouse

* Martha's Vineyard




Page 2 has a report of a naval battle noting in part: "...the capt. of the privateer lost one leg. Bradford, it is said, came beating YANKEE DOODLE; he mounted only ten four pounders and had 25 men."

But the most notable content is the full column on page 4 which has: "Plan of a Ligh... See More  

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$67.00
645581

The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #645581

March 10, 1744

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, Massachusetts, March 10, 1743,4  (year noted as such as it was 1743 or 1744 depending on which calendar was used).



* Very rare 18th century magazine

* 1st successful magazine in America




This was the very first successful magazine in America, preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this t... See More  

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$110.00
638250

Counting the slaves... The infant Navy...

Item #638250

August 08, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 15 and 28, 1798  A notable pair of issues. The entire front page & a bit of pg. 2  of the Aug. 15 issue are taken up with: "An Act to provide for the Valuation of Lands & dwelling houses & the Enumeration of Slaves within the United States". It concludes by taking up most of the ftpg. of the Aug. 18 issue where it is signed in script... See More  

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$96.00
630994

Spain declares war on Russia in 1799...

Item #630994

December 07, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL AND MASSACHUSETTS FEDERALIST, Boston, December 7, 1799 



* Declaration of War, by the King of Spain, against the Emperor of Russia



The front page has in column 2, "Declaration of War, by the King of Spain, against the Emperor of Russia," followed by considerable text. Additional supporting articles are found on both the front page and within the issue (see im... See More  

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$38.00
622952

John Adams Script signature on the front page...

Item #622952

April 07, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 7, 1798 



* President John Adams : script signature on front page



Most of the third column on the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress, signed in script type by the President: John Adams (see) concerning the prevention of trade with foreign countries.

Other news of the day and ads throughout including six back page illustrated ship ads.

Four ... See More  

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$59.00
622343

From between the Boston Massacre & the Boston Tea Party...

Item #622343

August 03, 1772

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 3, 1772 



* Rare title



Pages 1 and 2 are almost entirely taken up with various European news, including military events, with pgs. 3 & 4 mostly taken up with ads.

Four pages, folio size, nice condition.

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$27.00
612766

A letter of thanks from Boston...

Item #612766

June 08, 1767

THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, (Gloucester), England, June 8, 1767  Page 3 has: "A Letter from Boston, New-England" is a note of thanks including: "...noble & generous efforts in support of the common rights of mankind & liberties of Great Britain & her colonies..." (see). The tone would change in a few years.

Red tax stamp on the front page, 4 pages, folio size, neve... See More  

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$43.00
606596
Item #606596

January 02, 1796

THE WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, Jan. 2, 1796  Page 3 has various news items including reports from Portland, Boston, Augusta, Charleston and Newark.

Four pages, 9 3/4 by 12 inches, bit of foxing, nice condition.

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$29.00
605766

Firepower for the "approaching season"...

Item #605766

January 12, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 12, 1799  Page 2 has a lengthy speech by the Mass. governor, signed in script type: Increase Sumner. The back page features a very interesting & unusual illustrated ad for "Gunnery Articles Suitable for the Approaching Season". One wonders what the season is, as the illustration shows a cannon (see).

Four pages, wear at the margins with minimal ... See More  

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$38.00
602434

Note from President Washington...

Item #602434

September 26, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 26, 1795  Page 3 has a small item prefaced with: "The following is the concluding paragraph of the answer of the President of the United States to the Chairman of the Norfolk meeting against the Treaty:" and what follows is the paragraph, signed in type: G. Washington.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, various small tears & archival mends ne... See More  

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$45.00
602180

18th century Boston...

Item #602180

February 03, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 3, 1798  The front page has: "American and France" Also a letter headed: "Intercepted Letter" which is signed: James Monroe. Other news & ads of the day.

Four pages, a few small & very discrete archival mends, some light damp staining, nice condition. 

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$37.00
599357

President Adams concerning trade with France...

Item #599357

July 07, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 7, 1799 



* President John Adams

* Trade with France




Page 2 has: "A Proclamation" by the President of the United States concerning the ending of trade with France, signed in script type: John Adams (see). Also a brief item: "Naval Affairs" which notes the President offers thanks to Capt. Truxton & crew of the Constellation for the... See More  

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$48.00
599285

Monroe is the ambassador to France...

Item #599285

November 12, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 12, 1794  The front page features a report from France on the introduction of "James Monroe" as the ambassador to that country, with his lengthy address to the French National Convention. Page 2 has: "The Mineral Waters of Saratoga in the State of New York" which takes over a full column.

Four pages, a small piece from the top of the back ... See More  

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$43.00
598296

Blaming the Tea Act for the Revolutionary War...

Item #598296

December 15, 1779

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Dec. 15, 1779  Nearly half of the front page has "Parliamentary Proceedings" which includes some discussion of events in the war in America, including; "General Grant appealed to the candor of the House for a few words to clear himself from any blame in the loss of St. Vincent's. He sailed from New York with 5000 troops..." and: &qu... See More  

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$57.00
598287

Trying to support Washington's mission...

Item #598287

November 03, 1779

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Nov. 3, 1779  Most of the front page is taken up with: "Further Thoughts on the Present Posture of Affairs, October, 1779" which has as its theme: "The two great parties into which this kingdom is unhappily divided, can agree in nothing but in maintaining & propagating one grand and capital  mistake relative to the welfare of this n... See More  

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$64.00
598010

Much on the Revolutionary War...

Item #598010

June 16, 1779

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, June 16, 1779  Nearly one-third of the front page has "Parliamentary Proceedings" which are focused on the actions of Sir William Howe in the Revolutionary War. A few bits include: "...With regard to Sir William Howe's reason for not marching the army up the east side of Hudson's River, the General said...there were  some small ... See More  

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$67.00
597937

Philadelphians want a reunion with England...

Item #597937

June 05, 1779

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, June 5, 1779 



* Revolutionary War

* John Burgoyne's army




Page 3 has an item noting: "The miserable remains of Burgoyne's army are at last released from captivity & are now on their passage home from Boston. It would indeed have added more to the military character, honour, and humanity of their commander to have staid with them, to ... See More  

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$57.00
597922

Southerners returning their allegiance to the King...

Item #597922

January 09, 1779

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Jan. 9, 1779 



* Revolutionary War



Page 2 has a report noting: "...was reported with an air of authenticity that government had just received advice of the Carolinians and Georgians having thrown off the yoke of Congress & began to beat up for volunteers for the service of their lawful sovereign..." and also: "Count D'Estaing ha... See More  

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$33.00
597576

Death & funeral of Increase Sumner...

Item #597576

June 12, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 12, 1799 



* Increase Sumner death

* Massachusetts governor




Page 2 has over a full column taken up with: "Arrangements For The Funeral Of the Late Governor Sumner" including the "Procession from the State House--Funeral Escort" showing the position of the "corpse" and the pall bearers (see). Nice to have in this title.

Four... See More  

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$44.00
597567

Vermont to become a state? Duelling...

Item #597567

February 16, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 16, 1791 Most of the Page 2 has an article headed: "Dueling" taking about one-third of a column (see). Page 3 has: "Vermont" which is a short article on hopes of it becoming a state (see).

Four pages, some margin tears, loss to a lower corner, a few crude pg. 1 margin tears.

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$28.00
596226

1788 common sense...

Item #596226

October 18, 1788

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 18, 1788  Page 3 has an item from Philadelphia beginning; "The celebrated author of Common Sense says true when he says that..." (see). Also a report from New York concerning treaties with the Indians, plus a letter from Gov. St. Clair concerning an attack by Indians upon the federal troops.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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$42.00
595760

Nice 18th century masthead....

Item #595760

June 20, 1796

THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, June 20, 1796  This newspaper has one of the more decorative mastheads of the 18th century (see). Page 3 has an interesting letter which begins: "The treaty lately negociated with Great Britain has been the means of destroying, effectually, the friendship which so happily subsisted between American and France..." with muc... See More  

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$58.00
594534

John Adams, Buonaparte, and the Whiskey Rebellion...

Item #594534

April 10, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 10, 1799  The front page has an address from the Grand Jury of Morris, N.J., to the President, and his gracious reply signed in type: John Adams. Page 2 has an address from the citizens and inhabitants of the Mississippi Territory to the President, and his gracious reply signed in type: John Adams.

Also in this issue are: "Buonaparte's Expe
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$47.00
594434

A letter signed by John Jay...

Item #594434

April 05, 1779

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, April 5, 1779 



* Revolutionary War 

* John Jay letter
 



Page 2 has a letter from Congress, prefaced with a note of explanation signed in type by: John Jay, concerning disavowing a publication which appeared in the Penna. Packet newspaper (see photos). Also a report from the Boston Gazette that: "General Washington, upon application to ... See More  

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$52.00
594022

Three issues of a scarce American magazine...

Item #594022

July 27, 1792

THE AMERICAN APOLLO, Boston, a group of 3 early issues of this magazine: July 27, September 14 & 28, 1792. 



* Rare 18th century Massachusetts magazines



All being riddled with worm holes which render the issues damaged. Otherwise complete and never bound nor trimmed with a decorative engraving on the outer wrapper (see photos).

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$55.00
593957

18th century America....

Item #593957

June 24, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 24, 1797  Inside has various news reports from both Europe & America, as well as news items from Congress. Pages 3 & 4 are mostly taken up with ads.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.

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$39.00
592853

Death of Governor Increase Sumner...

Item #592853

June 08, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 8, 1799  All of pages 2 & 3 are black bordered in mourning rules because of the death of Massachusetts governor Increase Sumner reported at the top of page 2 with: "Grievous Mortality" which begins: "The painful talk has devolved on us to announce an event which...will not be read without the most painful regret. Yesterday died...to the unsp... See More  

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$52.00
592292

A four page "Extra" issue...

Item #592292

May 19, 1798

CENTINEL EXTRA, (Boston), May 19, 1798  This is an uncommon 4 page "Extra" issue of the famous Columbian Centinel newspaper. Almost the entire issue it taken up with a lengthy document continued from the "regular" issue of Wednesday, concerning relations with France. Close-trimmed at the bottom of pages 2 & 3 cause some loss, otherwise in nice condition.

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$28.00
592265

Frustration with lost reinforcements...

Item #592265

November 02, 1779

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Nov. 2, 1779  The entire front page and a bit of pg. 2 are taken up with: "The Justifying Memorial of the King of Great Britain in Answer to the Exposition of the Court of France". This lengthy piece concerning the French involvement in the Revolutionary War, a few bits noting in part: "...During the disputes that had arisen between Great Bri... See More  

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$62.00
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