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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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$415.00
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.

A fine opportunity to purchase
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$225.00
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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$28.00
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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692456

Early newsbook from the English Civil War...

Item #692456

November 16, 1643

MERCURIUS BRITANICUS Communicating the Affaires of Great BRITAINE: For the Better Information of the People. London, November 16, 1643. This is Crane & Kaye title #472.

 This is a very early newsbook published by Marchamont Nedham who espoused the parliamentary politics of the era, mainly written as a response to the Royalist 'Mercurius Aulicus' of John Birkenhead. 

Being f... 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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692381

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1670...

Item #692381

April 07, 1670

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 7, 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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$47.00
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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$72.00
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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691742

"The Swedish Intelligencer" by Butter and Bourne...

Item #691742

January 01, 1633

THE SWEDISH INTELLIGENCER, "The Third Part" as well as: "The Fourth Part", London, 1633



* Very rare 17th century periodical

* Publisher Nathaniel Butter




 A very rare newsbook by the famed publishing team of Nathaniel Butter and Nicholas Bourne who are credited with being the founders of the English language periodical format, having published: "The Continuatio... See More  

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$7,550.00
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
... See More  

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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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690901

Rare issue of the Oxford Gazette... Death toll from the Great Plague...

Item #690901

December 21, 1665

THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, Dec. 21, 1665 



* Earliest & Rarest of newspapers to be had

* The black plague deaths




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. This is the #11 issue.

Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had remove... 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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690474

Mutiny on the Bounty... Captain William Bligh...

Item #690474
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1790 



* Mutiny on the Bounty

* Captain William Bligh




Near the back is one of the more historic naval report of the 18th century, since romanticized by the famous movie, giving a fine account of the mutiny on board the ship Bounty.

The report is headed: "Several Memorable Events have lately happened at Sea, which for their Singularity &am... See More  

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690466

Assassination of the Dey of Algiers...

Item #690466

July 13, 1710

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 13, 1710  The front page begins with a report from: "Algiers" which notes: "...the Dey of this Kingdom was shot in the Council House after he had reigned three years...The conspirators were only five Turks...the new government was in great confusion...the son-in-law remained with a small army in the field, but upon his march to force this place... See More  

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690427

Report from a letter datelined at Monterey, California, 1786...

Item #690427

May 19, 1787

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 19, 1787  Inside has a very rare, early account of a visit to California as part of a voyage to explore the Bering Sea (off Alaska) by Jean-François de Galaup de la Pérouse. It notes in part: "...following melancholy intelligence imparted by one of the companions of Mons. de la Peyrouse during the latter's voyage round the world; it is... See More  

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690374

Closing events of the Revolutionary War...

Item #690374

April 29, 1783

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, April 29, 1783 



* American Revolutionary War - closing events



The front page has some reports concerning the negotiations for a treaty of peace to end the Revolutionary War. Also reports headed: "America" which carry over to page 2 concerning various events in America, one bit noting: "...In January last, Col. Willet, with about 600 men... See More  

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690373

Reports on closing events of the Revolutionary War...

Item #690373

July 25, 1783

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, July 25, 1783 



* American Revolutionary War - closing events



This issue has a wealth of reporting on the closing events of the Revolutionary War and the negotiations for peace.

The front page has reports concerning the Spanish at St. Augustine, and mention that: "...returned from New York & brings information that every preparation is making... See More  

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690355

Early from Birmingham, England...

Item #690355
ARIS'S BIRMINGHAM GAZETTE OR THE GENERAL CORRESPONDENT, England, March 7, 1743 



* Uncommon publication

* 18th century original




It is rare to find British newspapers outside of London with such an early date. This is a nice newspaper with much news of the day both from England and the rest of Europe. The bottom of the front page has full red-inked tax stamp. The first letter in the ... See More  

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690296

Comments on Washington's speech...

Item #690296

May 09, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, May 9, 1796 



* Rare 18th century American title

* re. Pres. George Washington speech




The front page features 22 illustrated ship ads. Most of pages 2 & 3 are taken up with reports from the: "Congress of the United States". Page 3 has a comment concerning Washington's recent speech.

Included with this issue is the sing... See More  

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690283

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

Item #690283

August 18, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Aug.18, 1791 



* Washington D.C. land lots for sale

* Early United States government era




The front page has a nice ad concerning the sale of a "Number of Lots in the Federal City." It mentions that the President approved the: "...Sites for the Public Buildings pursuant to the Act passed by Congress ...for establishing ... See More  

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690215

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

Item #690215

November 20, 1798

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Nov. 20, 1798



* 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, some tiny bindin... See More  

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$42.00
690181

The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #690181

April 28, 1744

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, April 28, 1744 



* Rare colonial periodical



This was the first successful magazine in America although formatted unlike typical magazines. It was exclusively a chronicle of the Great Awakening in America, exclusively of secular news reports. It was preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even ... See More  

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$149.00
690164

Four issues from 1799, nice condition...

Item #690164

August 19, 1799

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, June 24, July 8, 29 & Sept. 23, 1799  Lot of 4 issues each with the back page having a portion of the very lengthy "Act to Regulate Collection of Duties on Imports & Tonnage", each portion headed with an engraving of a heraldic eagle.

Each complete in 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, good condition.

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$92.00
690162

Washington's state-of-the-union address... John Wesley in Savannah...

Item #690162
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1792 



* Washington's State of the Union Address

* John Wesley's trip to Savannah, Georgia

* A tradesman's token (image)




Included under: "American Intelligence" is: "The President's Address to both Houses of the Federal legislature..." which is the full text of Washington's annual state-of-the-union ... See More  

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$98.00
690156

Nice newspaper from Washington's administration...

Item #690156

October 15, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Oct. 15, 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. A fine opportunity for an early newspaper at a low price.

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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$37.00
690131

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1684...

Item #690131

May 01, 1684

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 1, 1684



* 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, measuring... See More  

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$37.00
690086

Hanging of conspirators in the Jacobite Rebellion...

Item #690086

August 28, 1746

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Aug. 28, 1746  



* Jacobite rising - rebellion

* Executions of conspirators




Page 2 has a nice account of the hanging of Donald MacDonald, James Nicholson and Walter Ogilvie for their involvement in the Jacobite Rebellion which recently ended.

Great to have this report in a Scottish newspaper.

Complete in 4 pages, 8 by 10 1/4 inches, red tax sta... See More  

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$137.00
690080

Reports on Shays and the Shays' Rebellion...

Item #690080

April 12, 1787

THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, April 12, 1787  



* Shays' Rebellion ending ?



Among various reports on page s are: "...from New York...that the noted  insurgent Shays had retreated to Canada through the state of Vermont & that he and five of his officers took shelter at Illinois, a frontier British settlement situated between Vermont and Canada. Colonel... See More  

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$45.00
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