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676677

Repealing the Stamp Act...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1766  The first article in the issue is: "Debates on the American Stamp Act" which carries on for five pages of excellent reporting on this critical issue.

The photos show only small portions, one bit reading: "...It is my opinion that this kingdom has no right to lay a tax upon the colonies...The Americans are the sons, not th... See More  

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676676

Significant French & Indian War coverage... Jewish burial rituals....

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1758  The most significant article is headed: "American Affairs" with a dateline of Williamsburg, Virginia, July 7 which includes: "...that the Indians had lately killed & captivated 26 people between Winchester & Augusta court house...that a large body of the inhabitants, to the number of 300, were removed into Culpepper..... See More  

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676675

Repeal of the Stamp Act, in a London magazine...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1766  The first article is: "A Summary of the Arguments Against Repealing the Stamp Act", which was such a divisive issue both in England and the American colonies. This article takes 2 1/2 pages and contains some fascinating content.

As an interesting response to the above, by far the most significant content in this issue is found near... See More  

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676674

Second battle of Quebec...

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GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1760  Included is a detailed article: "Observations Upon the North Sea..." which is quite detailed and takes two pages. The accompanying map called for is lacking

Also in this issue are: "Act for Better Supplying the City with Fish" "Case of a Paralytic Patient Cured by Electricity" "New Method of Discovering t... See More  

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676673

Siege of Quebec, French & Indian War...

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GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1760  A feature of this issue is the "French Account of the Raising the Siege of Quebec" which takes over half a page.

There is also: "A Description of a Water Mill of a New Construction..." for grinding sugar cane in Jamaica, which includes a full page plate, still present.

Among other articles are: "Political Remarks on th... See More  

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676672

The French & Indian War... A flying meteor...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Sept. 1760  Most of a column near the back is taken up with reports on the French & Indian War in America, portions including: "...account of Col. Montgomery's expedition against the Cherokees appeared in the public papers...that the troops under his command, after marching through passes the most dangerous men ever had to penetrate, they
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676671

Map shows a portion of Western Germany...

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GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1758  The prime feature may be the map being a full page plate titled: "A Map of the Rhine Between Wesel & Duseldorp..." which is in Western Germany. 

One of the articles: "The Best Way of Constructing the Arches of Bridges" includes a nice print of a bridge arch.

Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" ... See More  

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676669

Quartering troops in America... Greenland...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1767  A full page is taken up with: "American Affairs" with reports from New York, Philadelphia, New-England, and South Carolina, portions including: "...the indispensable duty of his subjects in America to obey the acts of the legislature of Great Britain...will not fail duty to carry into execution the act of parliament passed l... See More  

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676668

Franklin's experiments with electricity...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, May, 1752  The most intriguing article is a fascinating report titled: "A new Hypothesis for Explaining the Phenomena of Thunder, Lightning, and Rain. Being an Extract from B. Franklin's Experiments and Observations on Electricity, Printed for E. Cave & lately translated into French at Paris."

Ben Franklin was certainly well kn... See More  

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676666

Plate of a perpetual motion machine...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1751 There is a very interesting & large foldout plate of: "A Self-Moving Wheel", being a perpetual motion machine. This plate folds out to measure 9 1/2 by 10 1/2 inches and is in very nice condition (with a related article).

Over three pages are taken up with a report on Moses from the Bible as he relates to beliefs among the Jews
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676665

Friendly address to the Jews... Capitulation of Guadalupe...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1759  Among the articles are a continued: "Life of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland" "Friendly Address to the Jews" which takes a full page; "Articles of Capitulation between their Excellencies & the Inhabitants of Guadalupe, etc." and "Gazette Account of the Taking of Guadaloupe" which takes more than ... See More  

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676664

To John Hancock on the Stamp Act... Map of Bridgetown in Barbadoes...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1766  One of the better items is a letter: "...from the Principal Merchants in London trading to the Colonies, to John Hancock, Esq., and the rest of the Merchants in Boston, on the Repeal of the Stamp Act" which has some great reading. This letter takes a full page.

Other articles within include: "An Account of a white Negroe B... See More  

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676663

Battle of Ticonderoga... Jewish prayers for the dead...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1758  The most noteworthy content is the fine & detailed account of the failed attempt of the British at the Battle of Ticonderoga. This is the British General Abercrombie's account and is datelined: "Camp at Lake George, July 12, 1758".  It contains much detail of his loss at the battle, despite his having 12,000 men agains... See More  

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676662

French & Indian War map, plus a map of Germany...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1759  Among the prime articles in this issue is one headed: "Particulars of Major Robert Rogers's Last Expedition Against the Enemy" at Ticonderoga, the report taking over a full page of text. 

Other French & Indian War articles in this issue as noted in the index include: "Remarks on the Account of Gen. Forbes' Exped... See More  

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676653

Wine industry in America...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1767  The first article in this issue is: "An Historical Account of the late Acquisitions of the East India Company in Bengal". The related map is lacking.

An interesting article: "The Culture of Vines Recommended to Americans" relates to the wine industry in America. And there is yet another related article: "Recipe ... See More  

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676652

Celebrating the repeal of the hated Stamp Act...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1766  Articles include: "Papers Concerning the Spanish Trade in Jamaica" "Recipe Against the Black Fly & Bite of Gnats" "An Essay on the Management of Bees" "An Account of the Act....of Parliament for the better Preservation of Timber Trees..." "Observations of the Transit of Venus" and more.

Ov... See More  

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676651

Earthquake In New England... Map of the coast of Brittany...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1758  Among the articles are: "An Account of the Isle of Senegal on the Coast of Africa..." and "Case of Mr. Moore and Mr. Smith of Philadelphia Stated" which takes over a full page, plus much more. There is also an illustration of a newly invented bandage for the use of sick seamen.

Near the back is the "Historical Chronic... See More  

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676650

Battle of Fort Ticonderoga... Fort William Henry...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Sept., 1758  The prime feature is the very nice & detailed article with a prefacing note: "The following Letter giving a particular Account of the unfortunate Battle at Ticonderoga may be depended upon as authentick."

What follows is the letter, datelined "Fort Wm. Henry, July 9, 1758" and the account takes two pages with much det... See More  

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676642

One of the more decorative mastheads of the 18th century...

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March 23, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, March 23, 1795 



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America

* Illustrated advertisements




If you are looking for a handsome American newspaper of the 1700's which is displayable & priced reasonably, this is one of the best. This title features one of the more decorative mastheads of the era.

Complete in 4 pages, ne... See More  

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676635

18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisements...

Item #676635

October 11, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct. 11, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (1) Slave advertisement




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 8 illustrated ship ads. The back has an advertisement for a runaway slave headed: "Davy, a mulatto slave". (see)

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, minor light damp staining, generally ver... See More  

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676634

Set of five different mastheads for the same title...

Item #676634

February 04, 1734

THE POST BOY, London  Here is an interesting set of five different issues dating from 1707, 1715, 1719, 1729 and 1734



* Rare & early 18th century issues (5)

* Nice masthead engravings (different)




As was often the case newspapers which existed over 30 years the masthead would often change, sometimes subtly. Here is a set with each masthead being slightly different, the earliest 2 wi... See More  

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676630

On administering the American colonies... Mention of Ben Franklin's kites...

Item #676630
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1764  The first article in this issue is: "Some Account of a Pamphlet, just published, entitled, The Administration of the Colonies" which takes over four pages. This article contains a great wealth of content on the relationship between England the American colonies just one year before the Stamp Act.

Other articles in this issue include: &... See More  

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676629

Map of England during the eclipse... The Canary Islands...

Item #676629
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1764 Among the articles within is: "Curious Observations relative to the ensuing Solar Eclipse" with a corresponding full page plate of the solar eclipse which includes a map of England and the northwest portion of France.

Another article has: "An Historical Account of the Canaries" being the Canary Islands.

Near the back is the &qu... See More  

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676626

Proclamation of 1763... Battles at Detroit & Bushy Run...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1763  The prime content is: "By the King, a Proclamation" which calls for the disposition of newly acquired American territories, which does not allow English settlements west of the Appalachian Mountains and requires all colonists already settled in those regions to return east. Any purchase of Indian land west of the Appalachians... See More  

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676625

Benedict Arnold on the Battle of Quebec... Ethan Allen in irons...

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February 22, 1776

NEW-ENGLAND CHRONICLE OR ESSEX GAZETTE, (Cambridge), Feb. 22, 1776 



* Battle of Quebec - Canada

* General Benedict Arnold report

* Ethan Allen in captivity

* American Revolutionary War




The top of the first column begins with a report from Cork that: "...there has been commotions amongst the soldiers who are to embark for America; that a great numbers of them have deserted & ... See More  

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676624

Ben Franklin writes on the massacre of Indians...

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GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1764  Among the articles within are: "Three Easy Rules to Preserve Health in Hot Climates" "Diabolical tenets of Tyranny" "The Behaviour of some  members of the Cocoa Tree Applauded" "Account of the Murder of a Tribe of Indians in Pennsylvania" which is by Ben Franklin and takes over 5 pages  (see for t... See More  

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676622

Map of Italy...

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GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1764  Among the articles within are: "Inutility of Amputations" "A Description of the City of Chester"  "An Account of a Remarkable Darkness at Detroit, in America" which is an extremely early mention of Detroit; "Natural History of Kamtschatka" "Description of Turk's Island" and much more.... See More  

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676621

Earliest newspaper in your collection?

Item #676621

December 07, 1641

NOUVELLES, Paris, France, December 7, 1641  The heading roughly translates to: "Ordinary News"." This issue predates the earliest English language newspaper we have in our inventory. It was the "sister" publication of the "Gazette", the very first regular newspaper published in France, started in 1631 by Théophraste Renaudot but with influential backi... See More  

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676612

Taking possession of Fort Illinois on the Mississippi...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1765  Near the back is a brief report from the governor of the Philippine Islands plus another item which reads: "Letter from Mobile of the 10th of March last advise that Major Loftus was returned from taking possession of Fort Illinois & two other considerable posts on the river Mississippi where the Indians remained very quiet & des
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676611

The Stamp Act begins...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1765  Among the many articles is: "Adventure of a Young English Officer among the Abenakee Savages" being an encounter with Indians in America.

Other articles noted in the table of contents include: "Celebrated French Painters" "Hospitality of an Old Indian" "Jeanot and Colin, a Remarkable story from the Fren
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676610

Treaty of Fontainebleau on the French & Indian War... Much on America...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1762  Perhaps the most significant content is the full text of the: "Preliminary Articles of Peace..." signed at Fontainebleau, Nov. 3, 1762, among England, France & Spain, which would set the stage for the formal Treaty of Paris that would end the Seven Years' War (French & Indian War for that portion fought in the America... See More  

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676609

Treaty ending the French & Indian War defines the political geography for this contentious period...

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GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1763  This issue contains one of the more significant documents of the 18th century, being "The Definitive Treaty of Friendship of Peace between his Britannick Majesty, the Most Christian King, and the King of Spain, Concluded at Paris, the 10th day of Feb., 1763..." which ended the French & Indian War in America.

Resulting from it, Fran... See More  

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676608

Siege of Havana, Cuba, with a foldout map...

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GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1762  The prime content would certainly be the account of the battle of Havana, Cuba, headed: "Account of the Taking of the Havannah" which is nearly a full page account.

This is followed by the: "Articles of Capitulation agreed upon between Sir George Pocock...and the Earl of Albermarle, & the Marquis of Real Transporte...for the... See More  

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676607

The Stamp Act & more on the troubles in America...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, December, 1765  This issue has a great wealth of reporting concerning America, mostly focused on the Stamp Act and the growing & troubling relationship between England & the colonies.

Among the articles are: "The Grievances of the American Colonies Candidly examined. Printed by Authority at Providence in Rhode Island" "
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676606

Siege of Havana, Cuba...

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GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1762  The prime content is the lengthy text concerning the taking of Havana, Cuba.

The Battle of Havana was a military action in the spring & summer of 1762 which was part of the Seven Years' War, or the French & Indian War for that portion fought in the Americas, during which British forces besieged & captured the city of Havana w... See More  

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676605

Very descriptive of Louisiana, Virginia, Carolina, & more...

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GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June 1763  Included is an article taking over 3 pages titled: "Some Account of Louisiana, or the Western Parts of Virginia and Carolina, & of the Countries that lie on both sides the Mississippi, where a Colony from the Plantations is Actually Now Forming."

The article is very descriptive (photos show only portions) noting that this large expan... See More  

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676604

Concerning the Stamp Act...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1765  Near the back under: "Remarkable Events" is a report of ships arriving at Philadelphia: "...with the stamps on board for Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, when several citizens assembled in order to consider ways and means for preventing the stamp act taking place in that province..." with more.

Further on is &quo... See More  

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676603

Death of the Prince of Wales... Handel's Messiah...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1751  There is an interesting report of a performance of Handel's Messiah, which includes: "Was performed in the chapel of the Foundling Hospital the sacred oratorio Messiah, under the direction of G.F. Handel, Esq., who himself play'd a voluntary on the organ; the amount of the sum for the tickets delivered out was above 600 pounds
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676602

Nice map of Portugal...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Aug., 1762  Inside  is a nice fold-out map described in the lower right as: "A Map of the Kingdom of Portugal."

The map, which is very detailed, measures 13 1/2 by 8 inches (including the margins), is nice for display. There is related article: "An Admonitory Speech to the Irish Roman Catholic Regiment in Portugal".

Other notabl... See More  

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676601

Puerto Rico described...

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THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1762  Among the articles is: "Weak State of the Island of Jamaica" but the map of Jamaica is lacking.

Near the back of the issue is an article which includes: "Porto Rico is a large Spanish island, well fortified; and Hispaniola belonging to both France & Spain is much larger & stronger...by taking the Havannah & St... See More  

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676600

Marriage of Rev. John Wesley...

Item #676600
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1751   This issue has the continuing story of the Crusades, with: "Of the Holy War" & "Saladin's Death & Character--A New Crusade".

There is also a brief report of the marriage of the Rev. John Wesley: "Rev. Mr. John Wesley, methodist preacher, to a merchant's widow in Threadneedle Street...&quo
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676599

A descriptive report of Windsor Castle...

Item #676599
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1765  A nice issue of this very famous & successful British magazine from this significant year of the Stamp Act, and some ten years before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War.

Among the articles are a very descriptive article: "Some Account of Windsor Castle", lacking the mentioned plate.

Also in this issue are: "Account o... See More  

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676598

Legitimizing the infamous Stamp Act...

Item #676598
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1765  Certainly the most notable content is the report: "By the act for laying a stamp duty on printed news papers, deeds, and parchments in America, the respective duties on each are the same as in Great Britain, the monies arising therefrom to be applied towards the necessary defense of the colonies." which was the British just... See More  

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676597

Hannah Snell, the female soldier...

Item #676597
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1750  Perhaps the most intriguing article in this issue is the first, titled: "Some Account of Hannah Snell, the Female Soldier", a British woman who disguised herself as a man and became a soldier.

See the web for her fascinating  story. There is a nice print of her on the front page & the article takes close to 2 pages, and is ... See More  

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676596

American news from 1762...

Item #676596
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1762  This issue begins with a: "Scheme for Supplying the Cities of London and Westminster with Fish...".

Other articles within include: "The Importance of Martinico [Dominican Republic] & the Islands in the West Indies yet Unsubuded" "Some Particulars of the Life of the late Empress of Russia" "Proceedings of th... See More  

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676595

Taxation in America... On the Stamp Act... A sea serpent...

Item #676595
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1766  There are three pages with reports headed: "American Affairs" which gives reports from the House of Representatives in Massachusetts Bay, Connecticut, and Maryland. These pages contain some terrific content on the feelings of the colonists regarding England and taxation (see for portions), one item noting: "Resolved, that it... See More  

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676594

A magazine nearly 260 years old...

Item #676594
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1762 

 This issue has a wide variety of news items, literary reports, political happenings, etc. Articles noted in the table of contents include: "A Present to the Society of Ghostmongers" "The Notion of Ghosts & Apparitions Seriously Considered" "Early Method of Recruiting the Navy & Army"  "... See More  

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676592

18th century runaway slave ad...

Item #676592

March 03, 1798

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 3, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (1) Slavery advertisement




Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements including one on the back page for the... See More  

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676589

Creating the colony of Georgia in 1732...

Item #676589
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1732  Certainly the prime content in this issue is the historic report on the creation of the colony of Georgia.

Under the heading: "On the Colony of Georgia" is much on the establishment of the colony including text "From the Charter" which includes: "His Majesty having taken into Consideration the miserable circumstance... See More  

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676577

George Washington at age 22...

Item #676577
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1754  Inside has the continuation of an Account of the Encroachments made by the French on the British Settlements in America. In the account are the various measures taken by British to prevent the encroachments, including an expedition led by George Washington, who is mentioned three times in this report. He was just 22 years old at the time.

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