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693565

Nice report from the French & Indian War...

Item #693565

June 03, 1760

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 3, 1760  Page 6 has reports headed: "America" with a Philadelphia dateline. Bits include: "...all the usual preparations of war going on...Necessity has obliged the General to send 1800 men to Charles Town in South Carolina where the Cherokees are doing all possible mischief, & have made irruptions into the heart of the province...General... See More  

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693504

The British fight the Cherokee Indians...

Item #693504

August 30, 1760

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 30, 1760 



* Battle of Echocee - South Carolina

* Cherokees - Indians - Native Americans

* British General Archibald Montgomerie




The front page has a report noting: "By letters from Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina, we learn...Col. Montgomery...was surrounded in the middle of the Cherokee country by a vast body of Indians. The British t... See More  

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693475

News from America...

Item #693475

July 10, 1779

THE LONDON GAZETTE, London, July 10, 1779  The second page has a dateline of Whitehall, July 10, 1779 and carries news the "Extract of a Letter from General Sir Henry Clinton Knight of the Bath, to Lord George Germain, dated Head Quarters, Phillipsburg, June 18, 1779..." with content on America. Other news  and advertisements are within.

Complete in eight pages, some scattered... See More  

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693423

Mass. governor speaks on the French & Indian War...

Item #693423

July 15, 1760

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 15, 1760 



* Governor Thomas Pownall speech

* Province of Massachusetts Bay

* French and Indian War




One-third of page 5 is taken up with news reports headed: "America" with Boston datelines.

Most of the report is a speech by the governor concerning the ongoing French & Indian War, one bit noting: "...his Majesty having nothing so ... See More  

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693409

The peace treaty should result in better relations with Indians, and greater trade...

Item #693409

November 19, 1763

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 19, 1763  



* French and Indian war

* re. Paris Peace Treaty




Over half of the first column on the front page is taken up with reports headed: "America" with a New York dateline.

The article concerns the future of the colonies now that a peace treaty has been formalized [Treaty of Paris ending the French & Indian War], along with hopes t... See More  

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693365

Reflecting upon the Battle of Quebec...

Item #693365

February 03, 1763

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 3, 1763   Page 2 has a "...letter from an Officer at Quebec to his Friend in Holland" which begins: "Among the many glorious actions performed by the British arms so justly celebrated, I think one of the most considerable has been least mentioned, I mean the gallant behavior of the army at Quebec..." with the balance of the article refle... See More  

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693318

18th century Baltimore... 5 slavery advertisements...

Item #693318

September 10, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 7, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (5) runaway slave advertisements




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 9 illustrated ship & two runaway slave ads. Another one is on the back page. (see)

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages in nice condition.... See More  

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693217

Dealing with a pirate ship...

Item #693217

March 07, 1771

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 7, 1771  Page 2 has: "America" with a report from Charleston concerning a fire at the wharf. Another page has a report from Newport, Rhode Island which notes: "...a large white-bottomed Bermudas built Sloop, had turned Pirate and captured a French schooner with 3000 dollars...and also robbed another. That an armed vessel was dispatched in qu... See More  

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693212

Removing Rev. Whitefield's remains to Charleston...

Item #693212

January 10, 1771

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 10, 1771



* George Whitefield's remains

* Anglican cleric & evangelist




Page 6 has a report headed: "America" with a Charleston dateline. It notes in part: "The Assembly of Georgia...voted a sum of money to defray the expenses of bringing the remains of Mr. Whitefield from New-England to be deposited at the Orphan house, agreeable to ... See More  

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693191

Two letters signed by President John Adams...

Item #693191

August 04, 1798

THE ORACLE OF THE DAY, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, August 4, 1798  



* President John Adams letters



Page 2 has a letter headed: "The Sublime or Masonry" to the President, John Adams, to which he replied: "To the Free Masons of the state of Maryland" signed in type: John Adams.

Page 2 has another letter: "To the...town of York,...Massachusetts" signed in type... See More  

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693187

George Washington Act of Congress... LaFayette resigns... Paul Revere a committee member...

Item #693187

December 31, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 31, 1791  Half of the first column on the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress for: "...the Relief of David Cook & Thomas Campbell" which is signed in script type: G. Washington, and in block type by John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.

The front page also has a biography of "General Washington" taken from a London newspaper. And... See More  

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693183

References to the Jacobite Rebellion...

Item #693183

November 12, 1746

THE DAILY GAZETTEER OR, LONDON ADVERTISER, November 12, 1746  In the masthead is printed: "A Vigorous War; Or, Glorious Peace".

The front page has a detailed article: "Considerations on Convoys for the Trade of Portugal, the Straights, Africa, the West-Indies, Virginia and other of the Northern Colonies." A brief front page item references the Jacobite Rebellion with: &qu... See More  

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693180

Two front page George Washington script signatures... Building Washington, D.C...

Item #693180

June 23, 1792

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 23, 1792 



* President George Washington

* Designing District of Columbia

* Federal buildings - Capitol




Most of the first column on the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress and a “Resolve”, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, making this a nice issue for display.

Over 2 front-page columns are on: “Re... See More  

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693177

Henry Knox resigns as Secretary of War, acknowledged by George Washington...

Item #693177

January 12, 1795

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Jan. 12, 1795  



* Henry Knox resignation

* 2nd U.S Secretary of War

* President George Washington




The masthead features an engraving of the sun surrounded by stars. This is the vol. 1 number 25 issue of a title that lasted but 2 years.

Page 2 has: "Resignation Of Gen. Knox" which is his letter addressed to President Washington, and signed by him in t... See More  

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693176

Signed by President George Washington...

Item #693176

November 24, 1794

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Nov. 24, 1794 



* President George Washington proclamation



The masthead features an engraving of the sun with various stars in its perimeter. this is the volume 1, number 11 issue of a title which lasted but two years.

Page 2 has a: "State Paper" being an address of: "George Washington, President of the United States of America, to the Representati... See More  

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693175

Testimony of Joseph Galloway against General Howe... Thomas Paine...

Item #693175

November 23, 1779

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia, November 23, 1779 



* Loyalist Joseph Galloway

* American Revolutionary War

* Great masthead for display




One-third of the front page has reports from the Penna. General Assembly, with a prefacing note signed in type by Thomas Paine, who was the Clerk of the General Assembly at that time.

There is a similar note signed by Thomas Paine on page 2 as wel... See More  

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693170

John Hancock... Great masthead... British "seeks" a new commander...

Item #693170

January 21, 1782

THE INDEPENDENT LEDGER & THE AMERICAN ADVERTISER, Boston, Jan. 21, 1782 



* One of the more patriotic mastheads from the Revolutionary War



Perhaps the best feature of this issue is the masthead engraving which features a very patriotic theme: "All Hands with One Inflamed Enlightened Heart." signifying the 13 united colonies having a common, patriotic purpose. One of the mo... See More  

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693131

Culture of wine... The situation in America...

Item #693131
THE SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, 1775 



* Culture of wine

* Rev. War in America




This issue is mostly taken up with a lengthy article headed: "Debates in the Last Session of Parliament, Resumed" which includes various talk of the Revolutionary War in America.

Another article is titled: "The Culture of Vines Further Illustrated", plus there is a... See More  

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693059

John Hart remains as colonial governor of Maryland.,,

Item #693059

February 08, 1715

THE POST BOY, London, England, Feb. 8, 1714-5 (1715 by today's calendar)  



* John Hart (colonial administrator)

* Royal Governor of Maryland

* Nice masthead engravings




The top of page 3 has: "The 4th of this instant February, his Majesty was graciously pleased (upon an humble petition of the Hon. Benedict-Leonard Calvert, Esq; the next Protestant heir to the Proprietorship o... See More  

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692954

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #692954

June 24, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 24, 1797 



* Rare 18th century American publication



This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political opponents, usually those of a Jeffer... See More  

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692942

Frederick Stump and his murderous rampage upon ten Indians...

Item #692942

April 12, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 12, 1768  



* Frederick Stump's Run Massacre

* Native Americans - Indians killed

* Middleburg, Snyder County, Pennsylvania




Page 6, under: "America" has a report from Boston which is in reaction to the hated Townshend Acts of this year: "Millstones & grindstones equal if not superior to British are now to be had among ourselves... See More  

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692894

Jews to build a synagogue in Corsica...

Item #692894

January 14, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 14, 1768  



* Jews - Jewish - Judaica



The back page has an: "Extract of a Letter from New York" which mentions that the governor of Turks Island: "...lately agreed to lay such heavy taxes on the rest of the inhabitants that many of the settlers are determined to leave the place." And also a report from Corsica states: "...that... See More  

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692891

News from America...

Item #692891

January 09, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 9, 1768  Page 6 has reports headed: "America" with news from Philadelphia, Boston, and Newport, the latter reporting an attack by Indians. The Boston report mentions the salaries of the governors of New York & Mass at 2500 pounds sterling and the governor of New Hampshire at 1000 pounds sterling, plus more.

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches... See More  

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692872

Loyalist ball at the capitol at Williamsburg, full of patriotic spirit...

Item #692872

April 19, 1770

LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 19, 1770  The back page has an: "Extract of a Letter from Williamsburg, (in Virginia)" which is a report of a lavish ball there: "...at the capitol for the entertainment of his Excellency Lord Botetourt; & the same patriotic spirit which gave rise to the association of the gentleman on a late event was most agreeably manifested in the dress ... See More  

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692870

Men to set the boundary line between New York & New Jersey...

Item #692870

February 17, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 17, 1770  The back page has an: "Extract of a Letter From New York" concerning several men chosen as commissioners: "...for settling the boundary line between the Colonies of New York and New Jersey, met at Hartford..." with a bit more.

Eight pages, 8 1/2 by 11 1/4 inches, very nice condition.

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692829

General Howe proclamations in a 1777 Tory newspaper... The latest war news...

Item #692829

November 26, 1777

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 26, 1777 



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

* General William Howe proclamations




This was a strongly Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British were in occupation. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the ... See More  

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692758

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #692758

August 16, 1766

(5) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Jan. 7, 1758, May 15, 1760, Jan. 20, 1763, Jan. 5, 1768, & Jan. 30, 1772. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with some damp staining & a little foxing or fold rubbing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American coloni... See More  

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692662

Very early, short-lived, colonial newspaper...

Item #692662

August 02, 1753

THE INDEPENDENT REFLECTOR, New York, August 2, 1753 



* Rare Colonial New York original

* Short lived publication




This rare newspaper lasted for less than one year, publishing but 52 issues. Primarily moral and political essays, it gave offense to men in power and was "suppressed by authorities", as Brigham relates.

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692601
Item #692601

February 22, 1790

THE DIARY, OR WOODFALL'S REGISTER,  London, Feb. 22, 1790  



* Uncommon publication

* 18th century original




Various news reports from Europe. Over half of the back page is taken up with a detailed account of: "Observations on the Trial of a Planter For Slave Murder".

The front page has a detailed ad for chimney sweeps headed: "Sweeping of Chimneys". A full ... See More  

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692599

Lengthy ad for chimney sweeps...

Item #692599

February 19, 1790

THE DIARY, OR WOODFALL'S REGISTER, London, Feb. 19, 1790  Various news reports from Europe. The front page has an interesting ad for chimney sweeps, headed: "Sweeping of Chimneys" which is quite detailed.

The front page has a full red tax stamp.

Four pages, nice condition.

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692528

Franch meddling in American affairs...

Item #692528

February 10, 1796

LLOYD'S EVENING POST, London, Feb. 10, 1796  The back page has most of a column headed: "America" with bits including: "...French Ambassador Fanchet...had been very instrumental in fomenting the late rebellion in the Western States against the government, and that he had endeavoured to raise a party to overthrow the government of United States. In this plot were involved Se... See More  

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692527

News from "Carolina" and Nova Scotia...

Item #692527

January 03, 1785

THE MORNING POST, & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, Jan. 3, 1785  Page 2 has an: "Extract of a Letter from New Brunswick, in [North] Carolina" which is a case of brutality. Then: "American News" which is actually a report of a speech by the governor of Nova Scotia at Halifax, with the response from the Assembly.

Four pages, partial red tax stamp on the front page, good cond... See More  

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692495

Nice newspaper from Washington's administration...

Item #692495

October 26, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Oct. 26, 1796 



* President George Washington era original



A very typical late 18th century American newspaper with a good mix of news reports of the day and advertisements.

The back page has nearly 2 columns taken up with a notice from the Treasury Dept. headed: "Lands of the United States". This concerns the sale of land: &quo... See More  

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692382

Land for sale in Albany County, New York...

Item #692382

June 21, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 21, 1770 



* Albany County, New York

* Land for sale advertisement




This is one of the more famous newspapers of the period from shortly before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War--and from the year of the Boston Massacre.

The top of page 4 has an advertisement headed: "American Lands" with some descriptive text beginning: "To be sold... See More  

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692362

A "call to arms" for Londoners in support of America

Item #692362

September 27, 1775

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Sept. 27, 1775 



* American Revolutionary War



The front page has some reports on the actions of Major Rogers in Maryland & Virginia. Also mention of work of the Virginia Provincial Convention. Plus a report of a soldier: "...who\ is on his parole in Gen. Wooster's camp. This person having been observed to follow at a distance, a load of po... See More  

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692193

Great account of the Siege of Quebec...

Item #692193

June 28, 1760

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 28, 1760 



* Siege or Second Battle of Quebec

* British commander James Murray




Pages 4 and 5 contains the report from 'The London Gazette Extraordinary' on the historic Siege of Quebec, or Second Battle of Quebec. This was a French attempt to retake Quebec City, Canada, which had been captured by Britain the previous year. The siege lasted for... See More  

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691875

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

Item #691875

July 14, 1775

VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, July 14, 1775 



* Battle of Bunker Hill (2 accounts) - 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... See More  

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691756

Obituary of Benjamin Franklin...

Item #691756
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1790  The most significant item is a report of the death of Benjamin Franklin listed near the back under the "Deaths" column.

The report begins: "At Philadelphia, aged 84 years and 3 months, Benjamin Franklin, esq. L.L.D. and F.R.S. He was born in 1706..." continuing on with more on his life & concluding with a letter concerning... See More  

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691041

A letter signed by Thomas Jefferson...

Item #691041

August 18, 1795

KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, Aug. 18, 1795 



* Uncommon 18th century publication

* Signed letter by Thomas Jefferson




A handsome issue of the 18th century, with two decorative embellishments in the masthead & ornate lettering in the title.

Page 2 has a report which includes a list: "...of the states (which) were divided on the question respecting the ratificatio
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691039

A report on the Jay Treaty...

Item #691039

August 28, 1795

KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, Aug. 28, 1795 



* Uncommon 18th century publication

* re. John Jay's Treaty




A handsome issue of the 18th century, with two decorative embellishments in the masthead & ornate lettering in the title.

The middle of page 2 has: "American Treaty - Extract of a Letter from a Merchant in Philadelphia, to his son in London, dated July 1
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691038

One of the earliest prints of a cricket match to appear in a newspaper...

Item #691038

September 04, 1795

KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, Sept. 4, 1795 



* 18th century cricket

* Bat-and-Ball game




A handsome issue of the 18th century, with two decorative embellishments in the masthead & ornate lettering in the title.

The front page has an illustrated advertisement headed "Cricketing" which must being one of the earliest prints a cricket match to appear in a newspaper.

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691036

Burning of St. Paul's Church, Covent Garden...

Item #691036

September 25, 1795

KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, Sept. 25, 1795  A handsome issue of the 18th century, with two decorative embellishments in the masthead & ornate lettering in the title.

Page 2 has a detailed article headed: "Church of St. Paul, Covent Garden" which reports on this tragic fire of 5 days earlier. The famous church still stands today and is a focal point of the new Covent G... See More  

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691035

Washington & the controversial Jay Treaty...

Item #691035

September 25, 1795

KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, Sept. 25, 1795 



* Uncommon 18th century publication

* re. John Jay's Treaty - George Washington




A handsome issue of the 18th century, with two decorative embellishments in the masthead & ornate lettering in the title.

Page 3 has  a brief report noting: "...arrived in the Clyde, from Norfolk, Virginia, several American newspapers ... See More  

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691031

Napoleon's famous "wiff of grapeshot" event: his notoriety begins...

Item #691031

October 23, 1795

KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, Oct. 23, 1795  A handsome issue of the 18th century, with two decorative embellishments in the masthead & ornate lettering in the title.

Page 3 has a very descriptive account of the battle between the French Revolutionary troops and Royalist forces in the streets of Paris. This battle was part of the establishing of a new form of government, the so-c... See More  

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691005

Death of Tippoo, or Tipu Sultan... Not held by any American institution...

Item #691005

September 21, 1799

FELIX FARLEY'S BRISTOL JOURNAL, England, Sept. 21, 1799  The masthead features a handsome engraving. 

This title is not held by any American institution. It is Crane & Kaye title #1316a.

The front page has over a full column taken up witeh: "DEATH OF TIPPOO SULTAUN, and Capture of Seringapatam".

This was Tipu Sultan, also known as the Tiger of Mysore. Tipu was an imp... See More  

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691003

Letter from Nelson in the Mediterranean...

Item #691003

December 29, 1798

FELIX FARLEY'S BRISTOL JOURNAL, England, Dec. 29, 1798



* Lord Horatio Nelson letter



The masthead features a handsome engraving. This title is not held by any American institution. It is Crane & Kaye title #1316a.

Page 2 begins with a letter from Rear Admiral Lord Nelson which is signed in type: Horatio Nelson. A wealth of other European reports.

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

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691001

Napoleon Buonaparte's Egyptian campaign, and his death?

Item #691001

December 22, 1798

FELIX FARLEY'S BRISTOL JOURNAL, England, Dec. 22, 1798  



* Lord Horatio Nelson victorious

* Battle of the Nile

* Napoleon Bonaparte




The masthead features a handsome engraving.

The front page  begins with a nice, 1 1/2 column article: "Buonaparte & The Egyptian Expedition--The fate of the French Expedition to Egypt Appears to be at Length Finally Decided by the Death... See More  

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690999

Lord Horatio Nelson... The Yellow Fever in America...

Item #690999

December 08, 1798

FELIX FARLEY'S BRISTOL JOURNAL, England, Dec. 8, 1798 



* Rare 18th century publication

* Lord Horatio Nelson - Yellow fever




The masthead features a handsome engraving.

The front page has a report referencing the victory of Lord Nelson at the Battle of the Nile. Page 2 has a brief item concerning burials in New York due to the Yellow Fever epidemic. A similar report on page 3 note... See More  

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690776

Note from President Washington...

Item #690776

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, various foxing, very small hole ... See More  

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690711

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1700...

Item #690711

November 11, 1700

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 11, 1700



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

* At the 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 ... See More  

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