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Maryland ratifies the federal Constitution...

Item #672908

May 29, 1788


* United States Constitution

* Maryland Ratification

Of the 8 inside page columns nearly half of them are taken up with the announcement & celebration of the federal Constitution by Maryland. A report datelined from Annapolis has near the beginning: "....the day appointed by the honourable convention of th... See More  

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Tyburn, England in 1873... 'God's Tribunal' - off to the Executioner...

Item #672699

November 06, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 6, 1783 As stated in Wikipedia: "Tyburn was a village in... present-day London... For many centuries, the name Tyburn was synonymous with capital punishment, it having been the principal place for execution of London criminals and convicted traitors, including many religious martyrs. It was also known as 'God's Tribunal', in the 18th century.&qu... See More  

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By the famed Isaiah Thomas in 1795...

Item #672614

August 31, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, Aug. 31, 1796

* 18th century American publication

Published  by Isaiah Thomas, perhaps the most famous printer of the 18th century, and whose collection became the foundation of the American Antiquarian Society. Handsome masthead makes this a displayable newspaper.

Four pages, a little light foxing, generall... See More  

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Controversial case of Col. Isaac Haynes... British support of loyal subjects...

Item #672492

February 07, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 7, 1782  All of the front page, page 2, and a portion of page 3 are taken up with: "Further Particulars of the Debate in the House of Lords...on the Duke of Richmond's Motion Respecting the Execution of Col. Haynes in America." This was a very controversial event in the Revolutionary War as Isaac Haynes was hanged by the British under controve... See More  

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Rare title with the original outer wrappers...

Item #672451

August 01, 1797

THE MONTHLY REVIEW ENLARGED, London, August, 1797  This very uncommon title still has the blue/green outer wrappers. These wrappers are in remarkably nice condition as more typically they are quite worn.

The front wrapper includes the title/index page. Among the articles are: "Fair Statement of Grievances in the Navy" "Narrative of the Proceedings of Sir Jervis's Fleet&quo... See More  

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Nice plate of Windsor Palace...

Item #672421
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.

One of the features is the very nice full page plate of: "A View of the Royal Palace at Windsor" so closely connected to the Royal Family today. It is acc... See More  

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Indian depredations... Message signed by John Hancock...

Item #672413

November 17, 1792

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 17, 1792  On the front page under "Indian Depredations" is a full column report about the depredations "South of the Ohio".

Page 2 has a report stating that work was started on the canal between the Susquehanna and Schuylkill rivers "...on the crown level of the middle ground, between the Tulpehocken and Quintapahilla: And that the ca... See More  

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Building lot for sale in the new federal capital...

Item #672412

August 11, 1791

DUNLAPS AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 11, 1791 

* Washington D.C. land sale

* Early U.S. government

The front page has a nice ad datelined at "George-Town",= concerning the sale of a "...Number of Lots in the Federal City...". Mentions that the President of the United States approved the "...Sites for the Public Buildings pursuan... See More  

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Hebrew customs...

Item #672387
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1739  One of the articles is headed: "Continuation  of the Dissertation begun in our Last Whether the Hebrews Borrow'd any Customs from the Heathens" which takes over 1 1/2 pages.

Another article has the: "Manifesto of the Catholick Majesty..."concerning a payment to the South Sea Tea Company.

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The siege of Bergen-on-Zoom...

Item #672379
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1747  This issue features a full page plate which includes several illustrations. Plus over a full page is taken up with a sheet of music.

Articles include: "Letter of a Persian Spy" "Papists Charged with Irreligion & Cruelty" "Inconveniences of Hoop Petticoats" "Solar Eclipse Calculated" "Fren
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With American content...

Item #672375
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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British evacuate New York City...

Item #672361
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1783 

* Loyalists escaping New York

Included is the: "Definitive Treaty of Peace..." between England and Spain, signed at Versailles on Sept. 3, 1783. This treaty takes nearly 2 pages & was part of the process of creating the treaty which ended the Revolutionary War in America.

Also included under: "American Intelligence... See More  

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Map of Germany... The Mississippi River...

Item #672359
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1761 

* Nice foldout map of Germany and vicinity 

* Concerning the French & Indian War

An article: "Thoughts on the Present Posture of Affairs" includes some discussion concerning America, and includes: "...Hence it is evident that as North America was the bone of contention, Great Britain must not be induced to par... See More  

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Poem to Ben Franklin with lightning rod reference...

Item #672279
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1754 

* A poem to Benjamin Franklin

* Mention of his lightning rod

Near the back is a half page poem titled: "To Benjamin Franklin, Esq., of Philadelphia, on his Experiments and Discoveries in Electricity" which is dated from "Cooper River, S. Carolina, Sept. 20, 1753".

At the bottom of the poem are two footnotes, one... See More  

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Report from the Churchill River in Canada...

Item #672277
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, March, 1743   One of the articles is titled: "Of the Effects of Cold at Pr. of Wales' in Churchill River in Hudson's Bay..." which is present-day Canada. This article takes over a full page.

Among the other articles in this issue are: "No Writers for the Ministry" and "Reasons for a Steady Opposition". N
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Criticizing Burgoyne for his failure in America...

Item #672229

October 02, 1779


* American Revolutionary War

* Gen. John Burgoyne failures

Almost the entire front page is taken up with a letter: "To Lieutenant-General Burgoyne" taken from a London newspaper and reprinted here.

Not surprisingly the theme is critical of Burgoyne, who is best remembered as the commanding general at S... See More  

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Mention of Dr. Franklin...

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #671967

April 01, 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.

The front page includes an Act relating to detaining pers... See More  

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A Williamsburg, Viriginia report...

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #671965

February 21, 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.

The entire front page is taken up with ads. Page 2 has a nice letter... See More  

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Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of State...

Item #671962

February 08, 1792


* Thomas Jefferson before presidency

Page 3 has a report headed: "The Secretary of State" which includes a letter signed by him in type: Tho. Jefferson.

Other news of the day & a wealth of advertising.

Four pages, some scattered foxing, good condition.... See More  

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Print of a New Jersey colonial coin...

Item #671916
SUPPLEMENT FOR THE YEAR 1787 for Gentleman's Magazine, England.

* Colonial New Jersey copper coin

Within this supplement issue, published at the end of the year, is a full page print of various coins one of which is the Nova Cesarea New Jersey colonial coin dated 1786, with a very brief note on it on the following page: "Fig. 6 is sent us for decyphering as a supposed American coin.... See More  

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From Charleston, with Oglethorpe mention...

Item #671802
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1740  Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Remarks on the Woolen Trade" "Article of the Treaty of Utrecht Relating thereto" "The State of the Press & Hardships of Printers" "Debates in the Senate of Great Lilliput Continued" "His Majesty's Speech equal to a Message"&nbs... See More  

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Book by Ben Franklin reviewed... Fort Stanwix...

Item #671801
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1779 

* Ben Franklin's book is reviewed (brief)

* Fort Stanwix report

* Captain Cook's ships observed?

Near the back is a review of a book titled: "Political, Miscellaneous, & Philosophical Pieces, Written by Benjamin Franklin...".

Some talk of "American News" near the back, with mention that: "...Fo
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Conflicts on how to empower a federal Congress... Building factories in Asia?

Item #671781

April 27, 1784

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, April 27, 1784  Page 3 has an item noting: "The government in America is far from being completely settled, as there is a difference in sentiment what power to lodge in the Congress; and addition to the present being thought absolutely necessary, but the jealousy of the norther states will not let the comply with the desire of the southern ones...Sever... See More  

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Newly formed America flexing its trade muscles with England...

Item #671779

March 23, 1784

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, March 23, 1784  Page 3 has a report headed: "America - From the New York Royal Gazette" which was loyal to the British during the Revolutionary War. It notes in part: "...Assembly of New Jersey...Resolved unanimously, that the United States in Congress assembled, ought to be vested with the exclusive power of regulating trade & commerce t... See More  

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Fear that the new government in America will fail...

Item #671777

February 13, 1784

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Feb. 13, 1784 

* United States government to fail ?

* Post-Revolutionary War events

Page 4 has an interesting letter from Philadelphia to a friend in Glasgow noting in part: "Our government...is not yet well established; and I am really afraid that this country will experience some dreadful political convulsion before this desirable establishmen... See More  

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Washington occupies New York City as the British evacuate...

Item #671776

January 16, 1784

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Jan. 16, 1784 

* General George Washington enters NYC

* Evacuation Day (New York) British Army leave

Page 4 has a report noting in part: "...Admiral Digby...having quitted the American command. The troops which lately occupied New York, in consequence of the orders of Sir Guy Carleton evacuated that garrison on the 26th & 27th of November la... See More  

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Broadside edition on the Battle of Ushant...

Item #671770

August 03, 1778

THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, England, Aug. 3, 1778  A rare single sheet broadside edition (printed on the front side only), published outside the normal printing schedule due to an historic report.

This issue has the details of the Battle of Ushant, fought between French & British fleets 100 miles west of Ushant, a French island at the mouth of the English Channel off the north-west... See More  

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1798 Engraving of a porcupine in the masthead...

Item #671759

March 29, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 29, 1798 

* Rare 18th century American title

* 3 runaway slaves advertisements

The masthead features an engraving of a porcupine. The entire front page is taken up with ads. The front page has a runaway slave ad under: "Ten Dollars reward" Two more appear on the back page. (see) News of the day and other advertisements.

Four pages... See More  

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Washington script signature... Light house on Sequin Island...

Item #671755

April 25, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 25, 1795 

* President George Washington act of Congress

* Seguin Island Maine Lighthouse proposed

The top of third column on the ftpg. has: "Laws Of The United States" "Published By Authority" "Third Congress of the United States". Hereafter is the text of: "An act to regulate the compensation of Clerks...", sign... See More  

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From London in 1721...

Item #671719
THE EVENING POST, London, Sept. 18, 1721 

* Rare 18th century publication

Various European news, with a page 2 report beginning: "The King of Spain hath established certain regulations, the better to prevent the Contagion which rages in France from spreading itself into his dominions..." with more on this.

One-third of page 3 is blank & has a red tax stamp. Half of the ba... See More  

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Surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga...

Item #671586

December 08, 1777

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Dec. 8, 1777 

* Battles of Saratoga - New York

* General John Burgoyne surrenders

Certainly the most  significant content is the page 2 report on the surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga, a very much-needed victory for the American cause. Some of the reporting includes: "...arrived in town express...we are sorry to say that Government have re... See More  

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Washington's historic Farewell orders to the military..

Item #671571

January 06, 1784

THE EDINBURGH ADVRTISER, Scotland, Jan. 6, 1784 

* General George Washington

* Farewell address to his Army

Certainly the most notable & historic content is the full text printing of: "General Washington's Farewell Orders to the Armies of the United States", a very historic & notable document datelined: "Rocky Hill, near Princetown, Nov. 2, 1783." It ta... See More  

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Officers respond to Washington's Farewell Address... British evacuate New York City....

Item #671570

January 02, 1784

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Jan. 2, 1784 

* re. George Washington's Farewell Address

* British Troops evacuation of New York

The ftpg. has a report from New York noting: "General Thomas Mifflin is chosen resident of Congress for the ensuing year, in the room of Elias Boudinot...His Excellency General Washington, by proclamation bearing the date the 4th instant, and in ... See More  

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France '...excited the ruinous rebellion in America...'

Item #671569

August 23, 1782

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Aug. 23, 1782 

* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy

Inside has a report noting in part: "The superior policy of the French cabinet has shewn itself in all the following instances: in exciting the ruinous rebellion in America; in watching for a proper opportunity to assist the rebels; in prevailing on Spain to join th... See More  

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Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1701...

Item #671555

April 24, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 24, 1701

* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

* Turn of the 18th century

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 comple... See More  

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Battle of the Cedars... Find an officer exchange for Ethan Allen...

Item #671552

August 07, 1776

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, August 7, 1776 

* Battle of the Cedars

* Invasion of Quebec campaign

* John Hancock & Ethan Allen

The entire front page is taken up with an excellent account of the Battle of the Cedars in Canada which happened just a few months earlier, part of an inquiry of it by Congress which includes many "Resolves" signed in type on pg. 2 by: Joh... See More  

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The Ohio Indian Wars of the 1790's... Major Hardin...

Item #671518
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1790  The issue includes a wide range of articles taking the majority of the pages, and also has near the back several pages with an: "Accurate Statement of the Late Revolution in France". There is also a report headed: "America" noting in part: "...that Major Hardin...with 200 volunteers...of Kentucky...made an expedition fr... See More  

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Only ten issues published with this title...

Item #671298

November 24, 1796

THE COURIER & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Boston, November 24, 1796 

* Very rare publication

* Short-lived newspaper

Certainly one of the less common 18th century American titles. This was the continuation of "The Federal Orrery" newspaper, changing the title to that noted with the Nov. 3, 1796 issue, and Brigham notes that the newspaper discontinued with the Dec. 8, 1796 issue.

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Handsome newspaper... America mention...

Item #671294

August 15, 1728

THE POST-BOY, London, Aug. 15, 1728 

* Rare publication

A displayable issue with the two masthead engravings, plus the very decorative first letter of the text (see). The ftpg. has brief mention of ships: "...from Philadelphia, with corn..." and another ship from Maryland. The back page has a curious item concerning the death of a man.

Single sheet, 8 1/4 by 14 inches, partia... See More  

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Establishing the rules of cricket... A premier report...

Item #671291

July 28, 1789

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 28, 1789  

*  A cornerstone issue for any cricket collection

The article is titled: "Cricket" which contains within a subtitle reading: "Laws of the Game" which takes the majority of the article. There is another smaller subhead reading: "Betts" which mentions wagering on the game. The prefatory paragraph reads:... See More  

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The king decides to not increase the land forces in America...

Item #671285

January 31, 1778


* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat... See More  

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George Washington signs an Act of Congress...

Item #671279

April 15, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 15, 1795 

* President George Washington

* Congressional act signed in script

Half of the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress titled: "An Act...to provide more effectually for the collection of the duties in goods, wares and merchandize imported into the United States, and on the tonnage of ships or vessels." which is signed
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Very displayable... Four George Washington script signatures...

Item #671145

March 30, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 30, 1796 

* President George Washington - John Adams

* Four Acts of Congress signed in type

The front page features not one but four Acts of Congress, each one signed in script type by: Go. Washington, President of the United States. Each is also signed in block type by the Vice President, John Adams.

One of the Acts is: "...for allowing compensa... See More  

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Period report of the Battle of the Kegs...

Item #671052

February 11, 1778


* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

* The Battle of the Kegs

* British Fleet in Philadelphia

This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surpris... See More  

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On the funeral of the governor...

Item #671042

November 13, 1790

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 13, 1790 

* Patriots George Read & William Patterson

Page 3 reports that George Read was unanimously re-elected Senator of Delaware. A second item says: "The Hon. William Patterson, Esq. Senator of the United States, from New Jersey is unanimously elected Governor of that State." Both of these men signed the Constitution of the United State... See More  

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The Gin Act of 1751...

Item #670880

June 25, 1751

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 25, 1751 

* Gin Act 1751

The front page has a list of Acts of Parliament to which the King of England gave his Royal Assent to, one of which is the historic Gin Act.

This was an Act enacted in order to reduce the consumption of spirits, a popular pastime, that was regarded as one of the primary causes of crime in London. By prohibiting gin distillers f... See More  

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A broadside-like chart consumes the front page...

Item #670879

April 22, 1710

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 22, 1710  A rather unusual issue, as most of the front page is taken up with an uncommonly large--wider and longer than normal--chart headed: "A Table of  the Assize of Bread, in Pounds, Ounces, and Drams, Averdupois Weight" with 14 columns.

This chart extends beyond the normal margins of this newspaper. The back page has uncommonly wide marg... See More  

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King of England gets support from London concerning the insult from the king of France...

Item #670878

October 02, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 2, 1701  The ftpg. has a letter: "To  the King's Most Excellent Majesty" from the mayor and council of London, supporting the king in the insult from the king of France who considers the king of England as the "pretended" king.

As a bit of background, James II was the last Catholic monarch of Great Britain, deposed in the Gloriou... See More  

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The Jay Treaty: preventing another war...

Item #670869

March 16, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 16 & 19, 1796 

* John - Jay's Treaty

* George Washington

A very significant pair of issues as they contain, in its entirety, the full text of the Jay Treaty, one of the more significant 18th century documents in American history.

Taking much of the front page and part of page 2 in the issue of the 16th is part of Jay's Treaty through Artic... See More  

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A short-lived title 18th century title...

Item #670836

December 30, 1752

THE ADVENTURER, London, England, Dec. 30, 1752

* Rare 18th century title

* Over 267 years old

An uncommon essay-format bi-weekly newspaper addressed specifically to men, containing six pages & lasting only for 17 months from 1752 to 1753. While each issue varies, common contributors included John Hawkesworth and Samuel Johnson.

A decorative embellishment at the top of the front page.&n... See More  

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