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667838

Closing items on the Revolutionary War...

Item #667838
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1783  Eighteen pages are taken up with "Summary of Proceedings in the 3rd Session of the Present Parliament" which include  discussion on concluding events with the war in America, including: "...With respect to America, parliament had left little for ministers to do in negociating a peace with that country..." and further on i... See More  

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667837

Siege of Newport, Rhode Island...

Item #667837
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1778  The issue begins with: "Proceedings in Parliament, continued" which has much concerning the Revolutionary War, including letters from Lord Viscount Howe to Lord Germaine from New York signed by him in type, a few bits including: "...as the rebel army remain strongly posted at the north part of the island of New York & th... See More  

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667826

Burgoyne's report on the taking of Ticonderoga...

Item #667826
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1777  The first five pages are taken up with a series of letters among General Washington, Col. Walcott, and General Howe concerning the exchange of prisoners. One letter is signed: G. Washington, and 3 are signed by: W. Howe.

This fascinating text if followed by a: "Proclamation, by John Burgoyne" dated June 29, 1777, taking a full pag... See More  

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667818

Great issue on the Battle of Ticonderoga...

Item #667818

August 27, 1777

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, August 27, 1777 



* Siege of Fort Ticonderoga

* American Revolutionary War

* General John Burgoyne victory




The front page has: "...a correct & authentic distribution of the British forces under the command of Sir William Howe, from an officer of distinction just arrived from New York." with a nice accounting of the troops (see phot... See More  

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667759

Early American title from the French & Indian War...

Item #667759

May 13, 1762

THE BOSTON NEWS-LETTER AND NEW ENGLAND CHRONICLE, May 13, 1762 



* Rare Colonial Massachusetts

* St. Augustine, Florida




This is a much later issue of America's first successful newspaper, founded in 1704.

The top of the ftpg. has a nice recruiting advertisements to enlist soldiers to fight in the on-going French & Indian War: "For Recruiting His Majesty's Regular Forc... See More  

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667735

The Hatteras Shoals...

Item #667735
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, August, 1793  (note: the "July" at the top of page 1 is a printer's error) Included with this issue is the full page plate called for, titled: "Maria of Moulines" with the first page containing a related article. The plate has a small piece from the left, blank margin, not close to the image.

Articles include: "Accounts of Hatt... See More  

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667698

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1686...

Item #667698

June 07, 1686

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 7, 1686



* 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, mea... See More  

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667694

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1677...

Item #667694

November 12, 1677

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 12, 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, me... See More  

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667607

A Boston magazine from 1793...

Item #667607
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, July, 1793  Page 1 has a descriptive article of the State House (the plate called for is lacking).

Also in this issue: "Essay on Female Charms" "Of Various Phenomena of the Ocean" "The Benefits of Adversity" "On the Excellence of Christianity" & much more.

At the back is "Foreign Occurrences" and "... See More  

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667436

(3) Gentleman's newspapers from 17th century England...

Item #667436

March 06, 1694

ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, England, Feb. 27, Dec. 1 & 4, 1694



* Rare 17th century title

* Lot of 3 issues




This was a fine gentleman's newspaper which was very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics. A very early English periodical now over 320 years old.

These newspapers were done in question/answer format. These newspape
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667428

Working towards a treaty of peace with England...

Item #667428
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1782  The issue contains much reporting from Parliament as well as other articles. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day, and includes news from America: "...from Charles Town...36 sail of transports under convoy...for the purpose of bringing off the garrisons of Savannah & St. ... See More  

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667390

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

Item #667390
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 1/4 by 7 1/2 inches, with hand-tinted highlight... See More  

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667388

Terrific on the founding of Savannah...

Item #667388

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1733  Page 4 has a very early & terrific letter from James Oglethorpe, headed: "Extract of Mr. Oglethorpe's Letter to the Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Georgia, dated from the Camp at Savannah, Feb. 10, 1732-3." in which he describes the area where he would create the town of Savannah, including : "...I fix'd

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667355

Map of the Island of Martinique... Early American Indians...

Item #667355
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1759  Certainly the prime content is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of Martinico from the latest & best Authorities." with an inset labeled: "A Map of that Part of Guadaloupe where the English made their Defense, Jan. 23, 1759."

The map shows considerable detail and measures 8 1/4 by 10 1/4 inches and is in great ... See More  

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667291

Nice map of portions of Canada...

Item #667291
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1758  Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the very nice & detailed foldout map titled: "A Plan of the City & Harbour of Louisburg; shewing that part of Gabarus Bay in which the English landed, also their Encampment during the Siege in 1745." Within this map is a large inset in the upper left which is: "A Map of the I... See More  

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667279

With American content...

Item #667279
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1750  Among the articles within: "Whence Differences in the same Climate--Sea Lions" includes two illustrations of sea lions.  Another article is titled: "Of the Crocodile" followed by: "Flourishing Settlement in Nova Scotia--Plants There" which is accompanied by a full page plate of various plants: &qu
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667214

First issue of the first woman's magazine in America...

Item #667214

June 01, 1792

THE LADIES MAGAZINE, (Philadelphia), June, 1792 



* Very first issue of this rare publication



A rare publication which existed for just 12 issues from June, 1792 to May, 1793. This is the very first issue of the first woman's magazine in the United States.

It's full title is "The Ladies Magazine & Repository of Entertaining Knowledge" as noted on the title page, a ... See More  

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667199

Map of Havana, Cuba...

Item #667199
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1762  Although typically missing from most issues, this magazine still contains the full page plate titled: "Plan of the City and Harbour of Havanna" which also includes a key as to the various points of interest.

An article: "Weak State of the Island of Jamaica" but the map of Jamaica is lacking.

Near the back of the issue is... See More  

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667179

Boston newspaper with Loyalist leanings...

Item #667179

December 26, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Dec. 26, 1768 



* Pro-British American publication

* Boston is causing trouble




The publisher of this newspaper had Loyalist leanings, causing its demise before the formal outbreak of the Revolutionary War.

All of pages 1 & 2 are taken up with a continued report on: "Voltaire on History". Page 3 has: "The Opinions of the Ministers of the colony o... See More  

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667178

a rare mention of women pirates...

Item #667178

May 28, 1726

MIST'S WEEKLY JOURNAL, London, May 28, 1726 



* Very rare mention of Woman pirates

* Rare 18th century title




The back page contains a neat advertisement (see) for a book just published, which is: "A General History of the PYRATES, from their first settlement in the island of Providence to the present time; with the remarkable actions and adventures of the two Female Pyrates Ma... See More  

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667176

Provincial Congress meeting...

Item #667176

December 23, 1775

PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Dec. 23, 1775 



* Meeting of a Provincial Congress

* Early Revolutionary War




Front page report mentions the meeting of a Provincial Congress in Charlestown, South Carolina. Interesting ftpg. letter concerning a runaway slave on board a British ship. Pg. 2 has political reports from New York & Philadelphia, including mention that
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667134

Nice plates, including a cross section of a ship...

Item #667134
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1748  Among the articles are: "Description of Aix la Chapelle & history of the Protestant Religion There" "New Astronomical Observations" "Of the Late Lunar Eclipse" "Of Saturn & Its Rings" (with full page plate) "Description of the City of Lima, from Betagh's Voyage Round the World...&qu
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667133

Terrific 18th century ship illustration...

Item #667133
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1748  Certainly a prime feature is the terrific, full page illustration of: "A Ship Of War" with considerable detail, and with most of the facing page having the "Explanation to a Ship of War of the third Rate with Rigging, &c., at Anchor".

The "Explanation" numerically identifies 148 parts noted on the plates as well ... See More  

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667124

Terrific 18th century ship illustration...

Item #667124
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1748  Certainly a prime feature is the terrific, full page illustration of: "A Ship Of War" with considerable detail, and with most of the facing page having the "Explanation to a Ship of War of the third Rate with Rigging, &c., at Anchor".

The "Explanation" numerically identifies 148 parts noted on the plates as well ... See More  

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667105

H.M.S. Victory lost at sea... Two issue set...

Item #667105
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, two issue set, London, England, October and November, 1744

October issue:

Certainly the most notable report in the 1st issue is the report of the sinking of the British ship H.M.S. Victory. A report dated February 5, 2009 from the "Best Syndication News" service brings this event into the 21st century with its breaking news reading: "The HMS Vict
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667076

(3) Gentleman's newspapers from 17th century England...

Item #667076

December 20, 1692

ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, England, June 21, July 5, Dec. 20, 1692



* Rare 17th century title

* Lot of 3 issues




This was a fine gentleman's newspaper which was very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics. A very early English periodical now over 320 years old.

These newspapers were done in question/answer format. These newspap
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667017

New governor of New York assumes his office...

Item #667017

August 22, 1771

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 22, 1771  Page 2 has a report from New York under the heading: "America" on the arrival of Governor Tryon in New York for his formal installation as governor of New York. He had arrived, with his family, from North Carolina, where he had previously been governor.

Eight pages 8 by 11 inches, very nice condition.

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667016
Item #667016

August 20, 1771

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 20, 1771 



* North Carolina Regulators

* Pre Revolutionary War troubles




Inside under: "America" is a report: "...from Newbern, North Carolina, and brought advice that a number of the Regulators, who were taken prisoners at the late battle with the Loyalists on the 16th of May, were tried and condemned and that four of them had already b... See More  

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667013

News from America...

Item #667013

January 17, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 17, 1767 



* 18th century London, England



Page 6 has most of a column with news headed: "America" with datelines from New York and Philadelphia.

Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, very nice condition.... See More  

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667012

Indian troubles in the South...

Item #667012

January 27, 1767

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 27, 1767  The bottom of the ftpg. has news headed: "America" with a Charleston dateline noting: "...that the Chickasaws had joined the Chocktaws in their present war against the Creeks..." with more on this.

Inside has half a column headed; "America" with datelines from New York, Newport, and Boston.

Eight pages, 8 by 11 inch... See More  

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667009

A report from America...

Item #667009

April 14, 1772

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 14, 1772  Page 6 has a short report headed: "America" with a Newport, Rhode Island dateline concerning the seizure of ships.

Eight pages, 8 by 11 inches, nice condition.

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667007

News from the French & Indian War...

Item #667007

March 30, 1758

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 30, 1758 



* French and Indian War

* Pre-Battle of Carillon




The front page has two-thirds of a column headed: "America" being a letter from New York, containing French & Indian War reports. One bit notes: "...about 4000 regulars, 500 rangers & some provincials marched from Albany to Fort Edward, and from thence they are to proc... See More  

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666940

Over 5 pages of reporting on the Revolutionary War...

Item #666940

April 01, 1780

THE TOWN & C0UNTRY MAGAZINE, London, April, 1780 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy




Inside has over 5 pages taken up with a detailed account of the Revolutionary War headed: "The Rise and Progress of the Present Unhappy War in America".

Continuing from the previous issue, this report begins: "Notwithstanding general Gate's behavi... See More  

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666926

Interesting title from the 17th century...

Item #666926

May 02, 1679

THE WEEKLY PACQUET OF ADVICE FROM ROME: OR, THE HISTORY OF POPERY, London, May 2, 1679



* Newspaper from the 17th century

* Rare variant title




An unusual anti-Catholic newspaper which has a short life before being suppressed. Attached at the back is a single sheet headed: "The Popish Courant" with the same date. The double date is due to the use of two calendars at the time.

Compl... See More  

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666901

On the Revolutionary War, and nice on Captain Cook's explorations as well...

Item #666901

June 24, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 24, 1777 



* Captain James Cook explorations

* American Revolutionary War




The entire front page is taken up with a lengthy discussion of a pamphlet titled: "Address to Edmund Burke on his late Letter relative to the Affairs of America." which carries over a bit to pg. 2.  An inside page is almost entirely taken up with an excellent &... See More  

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666896

Revolutionary War in New Jersey...

Item #666896

June 10, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 10, 1777  Page 2 contains an extract of: "A Letter from General Sir William Howe to Lord George Germain, dated at New York the 24th of April..." which includes: "...Lord Cornwallis, ever watchful to take advantage of the enemy's situation, surprised & defeated on the 13th instant...a corps of rebels at Bound Brook...The general office... See More  

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666876

General Lee is captured...

Item #666876

February 13, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 13, 1777  Page 2 has a brief item reading: "The American papers contain an address from the Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled to the people in general, & particularly to the inhabitants of Pennsylvania, & the adjacent states signed John Hancock, President & dated December 10, 1776."

Also on pg.
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666875

From the Revolutionary War...

Item #666875

February 06, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 6, 1777 



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy




A page 3 item notes: "By the Appalachia, Ogilvie, arrived in the Downs from East Florida, advices are received that the inhabitants on the frontiers of Georgia and East Florida continue to distress each other & that some soldiers had been ordered there to protect the ... See More  

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666874

From the Revolutionary War era...

Item #666874

January 30, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 30, 1777



* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy


 
Newspapers from England during the Revolutionary War are interesting as they give a sense as to life at that time and what political discussions were the "hot topic" of the day. This is a complete, 8 page newspaper and a very famous title with various ne
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666873

Congress rallies the troops...

Item #666873

January 16, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 16, 1777 



* Benjamin Frankin, Ethan Allen & more

* Revolutionary War original from the enemy




Page 2 has a items concerning an officer at Boston addressing General Howe upon his retreat from the heights of Boston. And a short note from Ticonderoga, followed by a report from New York noting: "...General Howe has wrote for more troops...Whateve... See More  

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666833

The siege of Lisle in the War of Spanish Succession...

Item #666833

September 27, 1708

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 27, 1708  Most of this issue, including the entire front page, is taken up with reports on the siege of Lisle, with headings including: "Journal From the Camp before Lisle" and "From the Camp before Lisle" and "From the Camp at Lannoy" and again: "From the Camp before Lisle".

The Siege of Lille was the most promin
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666815

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

Item #666815

August 13, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Aug. 13, 1795 



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America




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, never-trimmed margins, several il... See More  

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666808

A displayable title... Neat music shop advertisement...

Item #666808

March 19, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, March 19, 1795 



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America

* Music store advertisement




Beyond having one of the more decorative & displayable mastheads of the 18th century, among the illustrated advertisements on the back page is a nice one for: "Callender's Music Shop" showing a flutist, with various te... See More  

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666807

A displayable title... Much on the controversial Jay Treaty...

Item #666807

November 16, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Nov. 16, 1795  Beyond having one of the more decorative & displayable mastheads of the 18th century, nearly half of the front page is taken up with continued discussion headed: "Features on Mr. Jay's Treaty" with England, a very controversial document which was ultimately signed by President Washington in August.

Fou... See More  

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666806

A displayable title... Much on the controversial Jay Treaty...

Item #666806

November 12, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Nov. 12, 1795  Beyond having one of the more decorative & displayable mastheads of the 18th century, over half of the front page is taken up with continued discussion headed: "Features on Mr. Jay's Treaty" with England, a very controversial document which was ultimately signed by President Washington in August.

Four ... See More  

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666804

A displayable title... Much on the controversial Jay Treaty...

Item #666804

November 05, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Nov. 5, 1795 



* 18th century America

* Much on the Jay Treaty




Beyond having one of the more decorative & displayable mastheads of the 18th century, most of the front page is taken up with continued discussion headed: "Features on Mr. Jay's Treaty" with England, a very controversial document which was ultimatel... See More  

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666802

A displayable title... Much on the controversial Jay Treaty...

Item #666802

October 26, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Oct. 26, 1795  Beyond having one of the more decorative & displayable mastheads of the 18th century, most of the front page is taken up with continued discussion headed: "Features on Mr. Jay's Treaty" with England, a very controversial document which was ultimately signed by President Washington in August.

Four pages... See More  

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666801

A displayable title... Much on the controversial Jay Treaty...

Item #666801

October 15, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Oct. 15, 1795  Beyond having one of the more decorative & displayable mastheads of the 18th century, over half of the front page is taken up with continued discussion headed: "Features on Mr. Jay's Treaty" with England, a very controversial document which was ultimately signed by President Washington in August.

Four ... See More  

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666775

Major General Alexander Hamilton...

Item #666775

October 16, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 16, 1799  The back page has a nice "War Department" notice mention that: "All officers...who are...absent from their commands are required...to report themselves by letter to Major General ALEXANDER HAMILTON..." with a bit more. This is the Alexander Hamilton who served again in the military during the Quasi War.

F... See More  

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666764

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

Item #666764

May 21, 1715

THE POST BOY, London  Here is an interesting set of five different issues dating from 1706, 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 w... See More  

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