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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
690079

News from Richmond...

Item #690079

August 05, 1771

THE NORTHAMPTON MERCURY, England, Aug. 5, 1771



* Henrico County, Virginia flood of 1771



 Page 3 has reports from the Virginia Gazette including: "...that they received daily accounts of the devastation occasioned by the late floods...have been swept away...Fourteen Negroes belonging to the estate were drowned..." with much more.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed with wide m... See More  

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$35.00
690076

Only published for four years...

Item #690076

September 01, 1737

THE OLD WHIG, OR THE CONSISTENT PROTESTANT, London, Sept. 1, 1737



* Very rare publication

* Early 18th century British original




This is a very rare title, publishing for only 4 years.

Page 2 has a report concerning a wrestling match neaer Oxford. Various other news reports from Europe.

Four pages, red tax stamp on the front page, wide, never-trimmed margins, nice condition. A rare opportu... See More  

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$56.00
689830

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1685...

Item #689830

October 15, 1685

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 15, 1685



* 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 6 1/2 b... See More  

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$39.00
689735

One of the most intricately engraved mastheads to be had...

Item #689735

August 16, 1729

THE NORWICH GAZETTE, England, Aug. 16, 1729 



* Rare 18th century publication

* Great masthead engraving




See the photos for the tremendous detail in the masthead of this early newspaper, showing the skyline of Norwich. Individual buildings and even the windows can be seen in this woodblock engraving. There are insets in the upper corners as well, one showing the patron Saint George slay... See More  

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$138.00
689734

First issue of a very rare American title...

Item #689734
THE MONTHLY MAGAZINE, AND AMERICAN REVIEW, (New York), April, 1799 



* Volume 1 No. 1



We find it quite difficult to find any 18th century American magazines, let alone one this scarce, it lasting from just April, 1799 (making this vol. 1 #1) to December, 1800 for a total of just 21 issues published.

Among the articles within are: "On the State of American Literature" & &qu... See More  

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$146.00
689722

John Montgomerie appointed governor of New York & New Jersey...

Item #689722

September 26, 1727

THE POST-BOY, London, Sept. 26, 1727 



* NY Governor John Montgomerie

* Rare & early 18th century issue

* Nice masthead engravings




The front page has a report from London noting: "His Majesty has been pleased to appoint John Montgomery [Montgomerie] Esq. to be Captain-General and Governor in chief of the Province of New York in America, and the territories depending thereon...... See More  

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$89.00
689697

At a reduced price... Early issues with the great masthead...

Item #689697
THE POST-BOY, London A lot of 5 issues of this early title each having some disfigurement which causes them to be in "2nd rate" condition. Years are 1710-1719 (1), 1720-1729 (2), and 1730-39 (2). Offered at less than half price.

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$145.00
689696

Three issues from 1799, nice condition...

Item #689696

August 19, 1799

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Aug. 5, 12, & 19, 1799  Lot of 3 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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$69.00
689694

One of the earliest 17th century newspapers you will find...

Item #689694

September 10, 1639

GAZETTE, Paris, France, Sept. 10, 1639  (date is in the imprint at the bottom of the back page).



* Earliest of newspapers to be had



This extremely early newspaper is filled with news reports with datelines from throughout Europe, including Rome, Frankfort, Cologne & elsewhere. There are no advertisements.

This was the very first regular newspaper published in France, started in 163... See More  

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$380.00
689643

America's first war...

Item #689643

August 16, 1675

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Aug. 16, 1675 



* King Philip's War - Metacomet

* New England Colonists vs. Indians

* First war in America (historic)




The back page has a report concerning King Philip's War, an armed conflict between Native American inhabitants of present-day New England and English colonists.

The significance of what is known as "King Philip's War" ... See More  

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$965.00
689611

Exploring the vicinity of Alaska...

Item #689611
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, March, 1754 

 Perhaps the most interesting item is a very nice, detailed article titled: "Some Account of a Chart lately published by M. de l Isle, with the different Conjectures and Opinions it has produced; from a Tract called, A Letter from a Russian Sea Officer to a Person of Distinction at Petersborough, &c."

This artic
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$69.00
689607

Washington proclaims an end to hostilities in the Revolutionary War...

Item #689607

June 09, 1783

THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, June 9, 1783 



* General George Washington letter

* Announcing the end of hostilities

* American Revolutionary War ending




Certainly the most significant content takes almost an entire column of page 3, which has George Washington's letter announcing a cessation of hostilities in the Revolutionary War.

It is prefaced with a note stat... See More  

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$1,125.00
689598

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #689598

March 10, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 10, 1798 



* 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." Note the engraving of a porcupine in the masthead. He was famous for sniping a... See More  

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$62.00
689569

The Jacobite Rebellion...

Item #689569
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, November, 1746



* More on the Jacobite Rebellion



There is still content on the Jacobite Rebellion, with: "Rebels Tried at York". And near the back is half a page on: "Executed at York". Also a report from the: "Boston Gazette" in America concerning the troubles with France in Louisbourgh and Cape Breton, Cana
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$62.00
689565

Map of Canada, Hudson Bay & other portions of North America...

Item #689565
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1790 



* Map of Canada, Hudson Bay & other portions of North America



Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the nice, attached fold-out map: "A Map showing the communication of the Lakes and the Rivers between Lake Superior and Slave Lake in North America."

The map shows the extreme western parts of Lake Superior and "Hud... See More  

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$260.00
689562

French & Indian War content... Treaty with Russia...

Item #689562
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, December, 1755  One of the nicer features of this issue is the very nice title page engraving of the skyline of London in the 1750's, which has much detail. There is also a nice article taking over a full page: "Account of the British Plantations in America" which is very descriptive of Virginia.

Other items include: "A Description of the City... See More  

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689557

The coronation of King George III...

Item #689557

September 29, 1761

THE LONDON CHRONICLE: or, UNIVERSAL EVENING POST, London, Sept. 29, 1761 



* George III of the United Kingdom



The front page begins the report on the coronation of King George III. "This day his Majesty King George the Third, and Queen Charlotte, were crowned in the abbey church of Westminster, with the ceremonies accustomed upon that great and glorious solemnity...". The artic... See More  

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689556

A Proclamation signed by Sir Guy Carleton...

Item #689556

December 18, 1783

DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, Dec. 18, 1783 



* Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester proclamation

* Revolutionary War - American & British relations




The front page has a report from late in the Revolutionary War, noting Sir Guy Carleton's concern for the lack of friendship between the Americans and departing British.

Included is: "A Proclamation" which notes in p... See More  

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$55.00
689555

Revolutionary War events in the South...

Item #689555

November 06, 1779

THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Nov. 6, 1779 



* American Revolutionary War

* Southern events - Georgia & more




Most of the first column is taken up with the details of a non-exportation act by the state of Rhode Island, similar to that enacted by Massachusetts & Connecticut. Included are the penalties for those found guilty. Also an act for: "...... See More  

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$650.00
689552

America's first successful newspaper...

Item #689552

April 17, 1740

THE BOSTON WEEKLY NEWS-LETTER, "New England", April 10-17, 1740 



* Among the earliest of American newspapers to be had



This very rare title was the first successful newspaper in the colonies, having begun in 1704 and lasting until the British occupation of Boston in 1776. It was only preceded by "Public Occurrances Both Foreign and Domestick" which published just a s... See More  

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$4,925.00
689458

A fine & decorative issue from the Revolutionary War...

Item #689458

November 11, 1780

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET, Philadelphia, Nov. 11, 1780



* Revolutionary War

* Great masthead




 Over half of the front page is a: "Message from the President & Supreme Executive Council to the Representatives of...Pennsylvania" in which are addressed many issues.

A few bits include: "...when our enemies, forsaking in no small degree the efforts of open and manly force, b... See More  

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$557.00
689380

A book on the territories in America...

Item #689380

November 04, 1686

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 4, 1686 



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



The back page has an advertisement for a book: "The Present State of His Majesties Isles and Territories in America..." with mention of the various colonies, islands, etc.

A single sheet newspaper, 6 1/2 by 11 inches, a stain at the bottom margins, nice condition.
... See More  

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$59.00
689379

Edmond Andros off to America to be governor...

Item #689379

October 25, 1686

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 25, 1686 



* Sir Edmund Andros sets sail

* Dominion of New England governor




The back page has a quite rare & notable mention of one of the more famous governors of colonial America, Edmond Andros.

The report, from Deale, England, mentions: "Yesterday sailed out of the Downes the Kings-Fisher, having on board Sir Edmond Andros, His Majesties Go... See More  

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$247.00
689375

Jews not included in the surrender...

Item #689375

October 07, 1686

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Oct. 7, 1686 



* Morean War

* Jews - Jewish




The back page has a report of a capitulation near Turkey which has a brief Judaica mention: "...The same day the besieged hung out a white flag & sent deputies to the Captain-General; they told him that seeing God was against them, they had resolved to surrender the place, with all the cannon, ammunition, ... See More  

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$74.00
689374

King James II appoints a new Caribbean governor...

Item #689374

August 19, 1686

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Aug. 19, 1686  



* King James II of England

* Nathaniel Johnson appointment

* Governor of the Leeward Islands

* Future governor of South Carolina




The back page has a report from Windsor: "His Majesty has been pleased upon the death of Sir William Stapleton, Governor and Captain-General of his Majesties Leeward or Caribbee [Caribbean] Islands in Americ... See More  

Item from Catalog 340 (released for March, 2024)

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$95.00
689254

Decorative Act of Parliament, 1747...

Item #689254

January 01, 1747

ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, England, 1747 



* 18th century original document



Nice full title page has an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Inside has an act: "...for the better securing the Payment of Shares of Prizes taken from the Enemy, to the Royal Hospital at Greenwich; and for preventing the Embezzlement of Goods and Stores belonging to the said Hospital."

A decorative... See More  

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$45.00
689239

18th century Baltimore... slavery ads...

Item #689239

May 04, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, May 4, 1796 



* Rare 18th century American title

* (2) slaves related advertisements

* Land for sale along the Potomac River




The full ftpg. is taken up with advertisements including 14 illustrated ship ads. The back page has 2 runaway slave ads. Also a land for sale for the Washington D.C. area. (see)

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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$57.00
689231

From the closing months of Washington's administration...

Item #689231

October 05, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Oct. 5, 1796  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.

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$37.00
689227

Reward advertisements for runaway slave & bitch...

Item #689227

January 07, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 7, 1793



* Rare 18th century American title

* Runaway slave & bitch advertisements




The front page is filled with advertisements. News of the day on pages 2 & 3. Page 3 also has a interesting ad for: "Bitch Lost; Fifteen Dollars Reward" which is for a runaway dog.

The bottom of the back page has a advertisement for:... See More  

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$42.00
689194

Historic Proclamation by the King formally ending the Revolutionary War...

Item #689194

February 15, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, February 15, 1783 



* End of Revolutionary War

* King George III proclamation

* The cessation of hostilities




Certainly the prime--and very historic--content takes over one-third of the back page, headed: "By the KING, A PROCLAMATION Declaring the Cessation of Arms, as well by sea as land, Agreed Upon Between his Majesty's the most Christian King,... See More  

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$845.00
689189

Map of Barbados, Tobago & more...

Item #689189
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, April, 1749  Perhaps the best feature of this issue is the great title page engraving of the skyline of London from the mid-18th century, with St. Paul's Cathedral dominating.

Also of much interest is the half page map of the: "Islands of Tobago, Barbadoes, etc." with a related article. Also shown are St. Vincent, Granada, a portion of Trinidad &am... See More  

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$58.00
689187

On the resignation of General Burgoyne...

Item #689187

April 18, 1780

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & THE WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 18, 1780 



* General John Burgoyne resignation

* re. Surrender at Saratoga - New York

* American Revolutionary War




The entire front page, two-thirds of page 2, and half of page 3 are taken up with: "...the various letters that passed between the late and present secretary at War and Lieutenant General Burgoyne... See More  

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$458.00
689163

Maps of Jamaica and Havana, Cuba...

Item #689163
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1762  Although typically missing from most issues, this magazine still contains the full page plate titled: "A Map Of the Island of Jamaica" which shows much detail. Accompanying this map is a nice and detailed article on Jamaica which describes it geographically, gives a bit of history on how it was settled, and some text on its economy.... See More  

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$198.00
689162

Jamaica, Cuba & the Caribbean... Early electricity...

Item #689162
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1762  This magazine is missing the plates of "A Map Of the Island of Jamaica" and "Plan of the City and Harbour of the Havanna", Cuba, but there is a report near the back which relates to it, beginning: "Porto Rico is a large Spanish island, well fortified; and Hispaniola belonging to both France & Spain is much larger ... See More  

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$62.00
689160

Cape Breton & Louisbourgh in Canada...

Item #689160
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1747  Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Directions to Make Cyder Exceeding French Wine" "Recipe to Present Sea Sickness" "Scheme to Tax Tickets for Plays, etc." and many more.
Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" with various news reports of the day, including an "Ex
... See More  

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$32.00
689125

Payments to wounded soldiers of the Revolutionary War...

Item #689125

January 31, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 31, 1793  



* Henry Knox - War Department notice

* Revolutionary War wounded soldiers




The back page has a notice headed: "War Department" concerning payments to be made to: "...military invalids of the United States..." signed in type by the Secretary of War: H. Knox.

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

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$44.00
689115

Handsome newspaper... John Hancock...

Item #689115

July 11, 1793

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & THE UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, July 11, 1793  As the photo shows, this is one of the more handsome & displayable mastheads of the 18th century.

All of the front page, all of page 2, and nearly half of page 3 are taken up with an Act of the Mass. Legislature for a: "New Militia Law", signed at its conclusion by the governor: John Hancock.

This is ... See More  

Item from Catalog 341 (released for April, 2024)

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$64.00
689113

Handsome newspaper... John Hancock on the front page...

Item #689113

June 27, 1793

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & THE UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, June 27, 1793  



* Nice masthead engraving

* 18th century America

* John Hancock document




As the photo shows, this is one of the more handsome & displayable mastheads of the 18th century.

The front page features a half column document to the Mass. Senate which relates to fraudulent payments to veterans of the Revolution... See More  

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$45.00
689112

Handsome newspaper... Two John Hancock documents on the front page...

Item #689112

March 21, 1793

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & THE UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, March 21, 1793  



* John Hancock signed in type



As the photo shows, this is one of the more handsome & displayable mastheads of the 18th century.

The front page features a full column: "Proclamation" for a day of thanksgiving and prayer, signed by governor: John Hancock. It is headed with the same coat-of-arms a... See More  

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$65.00
689081

Is the pursuit of independence worth the effort?

Item #689081

April 22, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, April 22, 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.

Over two-thirds of the front page is taken up with the text of two Bill... See More  

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$435.00
689079

A Loyalist states why America is at war...

Item #689079

February 28, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, Feb. 28, 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.

Half of the front page first column is a: "Proclamation" signe... See More  

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$470.00
688893

Handsome newspaper from the late 18th century...

Item #688893

October 01, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Oct. 1, 1796  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.

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$37.00
688870

Handsome, early, displayable newspaper from 1715...

Item #688870

June 09, 1715

THE POST BOY, London, June 9, 1715 



* Rare & early 18th century issue

* Nice masthead engravings




This is one of our favorite early newspapers as it is single sheet, small folio size, and has two great engravings in the masthead making it very nice for display (see images). The front page has various reports from throughout Europe while most of the back page is taken up with ads.

M... See More  

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$33.00
688863

The Black Act, used to pursue the infamous highwayman Dick Turpin...

Item #688863

April 22, 1727

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 22, 1727 



* Highwayman Dick Turpin



The front page, all of page 2 and half of page 3 are taken up with essentially a re-stating of the 'Black Act' of 1723, which made poaching (commonly deer) a capital offense. It was this Act which was used to pursue the infamous Dick Turpin, before he turned to highway robbery.

Eight pages, nice condition.... See More  

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$48.00
688851

Addresses from Massachusetts and Connecticut...

Item #688851

March 17, 1683

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, March 17, 1683 



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



The back page has a report from "Whitehall" noting: "There have been presented to His Majesty, very Loyal Addresses from the governor and council of New Plimouth, in behalf of the General Court there and the Colony. And from the Governor and General Assembly of the C... See More  

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$58.00
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