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662379

On the French Revolution...

Item #662379
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1790 

Near the back of the issue are nearly two pages concerning an "Accurate Statement of the Late Revolution in France" which includes a letter signed by the King: Louis, as well as an "Address to the Queen" with "The Queen's Answer" (see photos for portions). Both Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette would be behe... See More  

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$31.00
662361

Extremely rare 1665 Oxford Gazette...

Item #662361

January 04, 1666

THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, January 4, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar) 



* Earliest & Rarest of newspapers to be had



This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world. Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from Lond
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$1,350.00
662347

Reference to the 1666 Great Fire of London...

Item #662347

October 04, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 4, 1666 



* The Great London Fire period coverage

* Among the earliest newspapers to be had




One of the greatest calamities and more notable events to strike London in its long history is the Great Fire which destroyed much of the city in September, 1666.  Finding period references to it are exceedingly difficult, as the number of newspapers publish... See More  

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$535.00
662345

Great issue on the capture of New York...

Item #662345

November 05, 1776

ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, Nov. 5, 1776



* American Revolutionary War

* New York City captured

* General William Howe




This is a very significant issue, as most of the front page is taken up with reports  on the historic capture of New York City by the British, beginning with the report from the noted: "London Gazette Extraordinary" issue of Nov. 4 which includes the l... See More  

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$325.00
662280

Early mention of "California"... gold discovered...

Item #662280

November 26, 1771

MIDDLESEX JOURNAL: OR, CHRONICLE OF LIBERTY, London, November 26, 1771 



* Very early use of the word "California"



A page 3 report from "Madrid" says: "The riches discovered at Senora, in new Andalusia, on the Coast of California, in South America, are immense. One gold mine has been discovered within 14 leagues of the Presidency del Altar where from 14 pits at a... See More  

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662205

Colonies are agreeing to a non-importation agreement...

Item #662205
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, June 6, 1768  (currently spelled Gloucester)  Page 2 has reports headed: "America" beginning: "Most of the merchants & importers of goods have already subscribed a voluntary engagement to each other that they will not sell on their own accounts or on commissions, nor buy or sell for any person whomsoever, any goods...which shall be shipp... See More  

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662201

Displayable Act of Parliament...

Item #662201

January 01, 1729

ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, England, 1729 



* 18th century original document



Nice full title page has an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Inside has an act: "...for making good the loss occasioned by a sum of money being stolen out of His Majesty's Exchequer...".

A decorative document given the displayable title page.

Four pages, 11 by 7 1/4 inches, very nice, clean co... See More  

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$38.00
662120

Fourteen issues with ftpg. notice: "American Prisoners"...

Item #662120

January 01, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, 1779  A lot of 14 issues from the middle of the Revolutionary War, but although I find little or no war0related content, each issue does have on the front page a chart headed: "American Prisoners" beginning: "The following sums have been received towards their relief...", with further text.

Each issue is complete in 4 pages, folio size, m... See More  

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$86.00
662119

Fifteen issues with ftpg. notice: "American Prisoners"...

Item #662119

January 01, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, 1779  A lot of 15 issues from the middle of the Revolutionary War, but although I find little or no war0related content, each issue does have on the front page a chart headed: "American Prisoners" beginning: "The following sums have been received towards their relief...", with further text.

Each issue is complete in 4 pages, folio size, m... See More  

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$92.00
662118

Twenty issues from the Revolutionary War...

Item #662118

January 01, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, a lot of 20 issues dated mostly from 1779 but I find no or very little content concerning the Revolutionary War in America.

Each issue is complete in 4 pages, folio size, minor wear at the margins & spine, perhaps light damp staining of foxing.

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662110

Edmund Andros arrives to govern New England...

Item #662110

February 14, 1686

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 14, 1686  The back page has the historic report of governor Edmund Andros' arrival in Boston to begin his leadership of the Dominion of New England. Datelined: "Boston in New-England, Dec. 27" the report notes in part: "The 20th instant arrived here Sir Edmund Andros, his Majesties Governor in chief of New-England..." with a bit more (... See More  

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662056

Early use of term "Union Jack" & descriptive of the British flag...

Item #662056

September 28, 1674

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 28, 1674



* Very early Union Jack Flag description



More than half of the front page is taken up with a notable Proclamation by the King of England concerning use and description of the British flag, and is one of the earliest printed references to the term "Union Jack" for the flag (is it the earliest??).

The Proclamation is a result of merchant s... See More  

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$255.00
661890

First report of the Great London Fire... In a London newspaper!

Item #661890

September 03, 1666

THE LONDON GAZETTE, September 3, 1666 



* The Great London Fire issue (historic)



This issue certainly ranks as one of the premiere issues of all 17th century newspapers, announcing one of the most tragic events of the period.

This issue was published during the outbreak of what would be known as the Great London Fire, which destroyed much of the city of London. Since it was an early rep... See More  

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661860

Coronation of King James II and Queen Mary...

Item #661860

April 27, 1685

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 23-27, 1685 



* Coronation of King James II and Queen Mary

* Best title to be had - rare as such




This is one of the more desirable & historic events of the period, with the entire front page & some of the back page taken up with the coronation of King James II and Queen Mary. The report is datelined April 23 and has a one paragraph pref
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$1,250.00
661817

Four century set of the London Gazette...

Item #661817

January 01, 1671

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England.  A collection of four issues of this--the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper--each one hundred years apart. Issues are dated 1671, 1771, 1871 and 1971.

Interestingly, the format of this title did not change much over the years save for the number of pages increasing with the years. The 4 issue collection comes in a custom-made 4 s... See More  

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$240.00
661804

The Declaration of Independence...

Item #661804
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1776 



* Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text

* As reported from Great Britain




It would be difficult to argue for a more important document in American history than the Declaration of Independence. It remains a desire of most collectors to find an issue containing reference to it, and ultimately a contemporary printing o... See More  

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661767

Rare plate of the execution of Admiral Byng...

Item #661767

April 01, 1757

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, April, 1757  Certainly the prime content is the quite rare full page print titled: "The Shooting of Admiral Byng on Board the Monarque" as such prints were more typically removed years ago. This is a dramatic engraving & is accompanied by a letter he penned to the Lords of the Admiralty upon receiving his death sentence.

Admiral John Byng was a Roy... See More  

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$188.00
661707

Commodore Phillips & Botany Bay, Australia...

Item #661707
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, April, 1788



* Botany Bay, Australia - Admiral Arthur Phillip

* Northern plantations act to discourage the slave trade




 Within this issue is a report concerning Commodore Phillips at Botany Bay reading: "The Botany fleet arrived at the Cape on the 13th of October, after a passage from Rio de Janeiro of only five weeks & four days. Commodore ... See More  

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661635

Very early & descriptive account of Alaska...

Item #661635

June 18, 1761

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 18, 1761 



* Very early Alaska description



Over two pages are consumed with an excellent and very detailed account of that part of "America" which would be Alaska today, and the surrounding area. It is headed: "An Account of That Part of America, which is Nearest to the Land of Kamtchatca." which is an extract of a book titled "... See More  

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661574

Early mention of George Washington...

Item #661574
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1755 



* Early George Washington

* Governor Robert Dinwiddie




There are no less than two high points in this issue, the first being an article headed: "Gov. Dinwiddie's Speech to the Assembly of Virginia" in which he relates various reports from the French & Indian War, including mention of  "...general Braddock, command... See More  

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661537

Duke of Monmouth is beheaded...

Item #661537

July 16, 1685

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 16, 1685 



* James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth

* Tower Hill execution - beheading




The report of great significance is the rather brief, yet very historic, found on page 2 & datelined from Whitehall, July 15: "This day the late Duke of Monmouth, being attained of High Treason by Act of Parliament, was Beheaded on a scaffold for that pur
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661418

Rare same-day report on the death of King George II...

Item #661418

October 25, 1760

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Oct. 25, 1760 



* George II of Great Britain death

* Early, same day report (rare)




Only to be had in a London newspaper is this very rare, same-day report of the death of the king. At the top of the back page is a heading: "Postscript" with news recently received, the text noting: "This morning about seven o'clock, departed this life, at... See More  

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661376
Item #661376

March 24, 1800

THE LONDON PACKET; OR NEW LLOYD'S EVENING POST, England, March 24, 1800  The masthead features a coat-of-arms. Various news from Europe, mostly from England.

Four pages, red ink at the top of the ftpg., good condition.

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661369

The "famous" Westons, mail robbers...

Item #661369

April 20, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, April 20, 1782  One-third of an inside page is taken up with: "Anecdotes of the Famous Westons, Who Robbed the Bristol Mails". The article begins: "Joseph and George Weston, apprehended on Wednesday...for robbing the Bristol mail in 1781...are two of the most remarkable depredators that have appeared in this country since the days of the famous Wi... See More  

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661045

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1670...

Item #661045

June 30, 1670

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 30, 1670



* 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, measuri... See More  

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$52.00
660992

Foldout map of France... Canada content...

Item #660992
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1747 



* Foldout map of France



Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map titled in the cartouche: "FRANCE With Its Acquired Territories In Germany, and the Netherlands..." (see). This map shows considerable detail including a close-up view of the harbor & town of Toulon. The map also shows th
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660939

Nice engraving in the masthead...

Item #660939

May 31, 1753

THE WORLD, London, England, May 31, 1753  This is an interesting six page newspaper which only lasted for four years, devoted to satirizing the vices and follies of the fashionable world rather than reporting the news of the day. 

Nice woodcut in the masthead of a man writing in a book while looking at a globe. Six pages, 7 by 11 inches, nice condition.

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660377

The Queen returns for Oxford, now that the Great Plague has eased...

Item #660377

February 19, 1665

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 19, 1665 



* The Great Plague is Over ?

* Queen Henrietta Maria returns




The back page actually has reference to the Great Plague & the return of the Royal Court to London, with: "This afternoon Her Majesty arrived here in two dayes from Oxford, in a perfect health, to the great content and joy of this Court, having been met by His Majesty...&qu... See More  

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660371

Very rare & early British title... Published by Richard Steele...

Item #660371

July 25, 1715

THE ENGLISHMAN, London, July 25, 1715  This is one of the more rare British titles from the early part of the 18th century, published by the famed Richard Steele and being a continuation of his newspaper "The Guardian". It ran for just 95 issues. One writer noted it: "...targeted (and to some degree, created) the rising London middle class, both men and women, offering readers ... See More  

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660328

Review of a book on the Revolutionary War... Map of Toulon

Item #660328

September 01, 1781

LONDON MAGAZINE, England, September, 1781  Under Review Of Books" is one  for: "The Revolution of America", which begins: "A narrative of the origin and progress of the rupture between Great Britain and her colonies, written with extreme partiality to the colonists, condemning in every point of view the conduct of the British government & justifying France and Spa... See More  

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$66.00
660294

On General Gage in America...

Item #660294

November 01, 1782

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, November, 1782  Inside has an article: "Account of the Arrival of General Gage in America in the Year 1774, With the Proceedings of the Americans in Consequence of the Boston Port Bill Until the Appointment of a Congress".

Included is one of the two plates called for, a foldout (has wrinkles).

Complete in 48 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, one defective... See More  

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660239

Maryland resolves for peace, but only if independence is assured...

Item #660239

August 01, 1782

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, August, 1782  Under: "American Affairs" is a report from Annapolis which includes: "...announcing the arrival of Sir Guy Carleton at New York as a commissioner for making peace or war in North America...to enable the King of Great Britain to conclude a peace or truce with the United States (by the appellation of the revolted colonies) being laid be... See More  

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660236

Reflecting upon British & American relations early in the war...

Item #660236

May 01, 1782

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, May, 1782 



* American Revolutionary War relations



Under the book review section is: "A View of the History of Great Britain During the Administration of Lord North..." which includes much reflection on the situation in America from 1774 through 1777. Plus there is another review of the book: "Considerations on the American War Under the Follo... See More  

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660235

Very descriptive of St. Lucia...

Item #660235

April 01, 1782

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, April, 1782  Inside has over a full page article: "An Account of  the Island of St. Lucia" which is very descriptive. The accompanying map called for is lacking. The other plate called for is lacking as well.

Complete in 56 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, very nice condition.



Formatted very much like the Gentleman's Magazine but a much more s... See More  

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$28.00
660214

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown...

Item #660214
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, London, December and the Appendix issue for the year 1781 



* Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis

* Surrender at Yorktown VA Virginia

* Revolutionary War from the enemy




Certainly the most historic report in this issue--and perhaps in any issue from the Revolutionary War--is that near the back of the issue under "American Affairs". It is an "E... See More  

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$375.00
660210

Early report of Cornwallis' surrender at Yorktown...

Item #660210

November 01, 1781

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, November, 1781 



* American Revolutionary War

* Early Cornwallis' surrender rpt.

* General Benedict Arnold




Certainly the most notable content is found near the back under the "Postscript", so noted as it contains recently-received news inserted in the issue just before being printed. It is dated November 27.

The report reads in part: "W... See More  

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$320.00
660208

Review of a book on the Revolutionary War...

Item #660208

September 01, 1781

LONDON MAGAZINE, England, September, 1781  Under Review Of Books" is one  for: "The Revolution of America", which begins: "A narrative of the origin and progress of the rupture between Great Britain and her colonies, written with extreme partiality to the colonists, condemning in every point of view the conduct of the British government & justifying France and Spa... See More  

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$37.00
660094

Washington cannot be dislodged...

Item #660094

August 01, 1779

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, August, 1779



* General George Washington

* American Revolutionary War




Near the back is a full page headed: "American Affairs" which includes a letter from Vice Admiral Peter Parker on events at Jamaica.

Also a report noting: "...The American fort commanded by General McDougal was so strong, being situated in a mountainous & almost inaccessib... See More  

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660037

Naval events in the Revolutionary War... Reference to the surrender at Saratoga...

Item #660037

January 01, 1778

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, January, 1778  Over 2 pages are taken up with a: "Dialogue Between an Englishman and an American Descendant from  English Ancestors" (see for portions).

Over 2 pages near the back has: "American Affairs" which includes a report from Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Howe on the state of the navy in American waters, written from on board his shi... See More  

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660024

Ben Franklin on learning to swim...

Item #660024
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, January, 1779  Inside has nearly two pages on: "Useful Hints For Learning To Swim, In a Letter to a Friend, by Benj. Franklin, L.L.D. F.R.S."

Also within: "On the Fatal Effects of Revenge" and: "On Female Conduct" & so much more. Near the back are news reports of the day but I see no war-related content.

Complete in 48 pages, 5... See More  

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$51.00
660013

Both plates are present...

Item #660013

October 01, 1777

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, October, 1777  Perhaps the most interesting feature of this issue is the nice and intricately engraving print of the skyline of London on the title/contents page.

Among the articles noted are: "Historical Anecdotes" "The History of Nancy Pelham" "Detached Thoughts by a Young Lady" "Account of The Quaker, a New Musical Piece&quo... See More  

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$38.00
660005

Two Proclamations by General Howe... Wealth of war reporting...

Item #660005
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, June, 1777  "American State Papers" has a Proclamation signed in type  by: W. Howe, concerning soldiers who were pressured into leaving the King's allegiance, offering pardon if they return. Plus another Proclamation signed by Howe offering acres of land in America at the war's end to those who enlist for two years.

Near the back
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660004

Washington crosses the Delaware... Franklin vs. Howe...

Item #660004
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, May, 1777 



* General George Washington

* Crosses - crossing the Delaware




The prime content is an excellent letter written & signed by G. Washington dated "Headquarters, New Town, Dec. 26, 1776" which describes his crossing of the Delaware River, reading in part: "I have the pleasure of congratulating you upon the success of
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659998

Letter signed by G. Washington... England's frivolous advantages...

Item #659998

September 23, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Sept. 23, 1777  The front page has a few news items from the war in America, including: "...from Philadelphia we have an account that the Provincials have strongly secured the environs of that city...that the taking of Phila. is as impossible this year to our army as the taking of Pekin...the whole effect of the campaign is the taking of mad Lee, lame Ma... See More  

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659995

Four signed letters from Washington, one from Benedict Arnold, and so much more...

Item #659995

September 16, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Sept. 16, 1777  A great issue for American content as the entirety of page 2 is taken up with: "Authentic Intelligence from America".

Most of the content can be seen in the photos as too much to detail here, but a few comments regarding events at Lake George; mention that: "...300 Tories belonging to General Delancy's brigade at Fort Indep... See More  

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$135.00
659976

Much on the hated Massachusetts Government Act, one of the Intolerable Acts...

Item #659976

March 01, 1775

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, March, 1775  Terrific American content including: "An Abstract of the Bill for the Better Regulating the Government of the Province of Massachusetts Bay in North America" which takes nearly 2 pages. This is followed by the: "Lords Protest Against the Above Bill" which is nearly 3 pages.

This was the "Massachusetts Government Act", o... See More  

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659945

American independence acknowledged by France...

Item #659945

July 29, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, July 29, 1777  The ftpg. has mention from New York: "...that our grand army is retiring from the Jerseys...".

Page 2 begins with: "American Commerce Claimed, and American Independence Acknowledged." being a letter from Versailles in both French and English.

Page 3 has a few items from the war (see photos), as does the back page.

Four pa... See More  

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659923

On the Quebec Act, and taking America...

Item #659923

October 01, 1774

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, October, 1774 



* Quebec Act - Intolerable Acts

* Pre Revolutionary War tensions




Within the issue is a letter: 'Observations on the Quebec Act" which was one of the hated Coercive Acts. 

Over a full page is headed: "On The American Measures" which includes: "...Had the taxing of America, when first proposed, & the measures ... See More  

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$58.00
659920

The Boston Port Bill and the colonists' problem with England's power over the colonies...

Item #659920

July 01, 1774

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, July, 1774 



* Boston Port Bill reaction

* Pre Revolutionary War tensions




Among the articles is: "The Speech of Moses Bon Saam, a Free Negro, to the Revolted Slaves in ...the West Indies" which takes nearly 1 1/2 pages.

In: "Review of New Publications" is: "Thoughts on the Act for Making More  Effectual Provision for the Gover... See More  

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$63.00
659918

Gage arrives, Bostonians refuse to trade...

Item #659918

June 01, 1774

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, June, 1774  Articles include: "Some Observations on the Characters of the English in General, and the Lower People in Particular" "Thoughts on the Reformation" and so much more. Among "Review of New Publications" is: The Chains of Slavery" and; "A Speech Intended to have Been Spoken on the Bill for Altering the Charter of t... See More  

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$70.00
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