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673555

Virginia's representatives to the coming Constitutional Convention...

Item #673555

December 22, 1786

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 22, 1786  The middle of page 3 has a notable report from Phila. noting: "The venereal assembly of Virginia...have thought proper to appoint George Washington, Patrick Henry, Edmund Randolph, John Blair, James Madison, George Mason, and George Wythe, deputies to represent that commonwealth in the convention proposed to be ... See More  

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673552

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1668...

Item #673552

November 12, 1668

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 12, 1668



* 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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673550

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1667...

Item #673550

June 20, 1667

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 20, 1667



* 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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673544

The premiere issue of the war: the Declaration of Independence…

Item #673544

August 17, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 17, 1776  Certainly the overriding significance of this issue is the complete printing of arguably the most important document in American history, headed: "In Congress, July 4, 1776. A Declaration by the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress Assembled" which begins with the famous line: "When in the course of... See More  

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673541

Washington's third state-of-the-union address...

Item #673541

November 03, 1791

THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Nov. 5, 1791  Over half of page 2 & a part of page 3 are taken up with what was the third annual state-of-the-union address of the President, signed by him in type: G. Washington. This very historic message begins: "I meet you upon the present occasion with the feelings which are naturally inspired by a strong impression of ... See More  

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673540

John Paul Jones... John Hancock...

Item #673540

March 18, 1784

THE SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, March 18, 1782  The front page has a report from London: "On Friday evening...the celebrated Paul Jones arrived in town from Paris with dispatches from the American Congress for  his Excellency John Adams, Esq. Mr. Jones was only 22 days on his passage from Philadelphia to France & after delivering his dispatches on Friday evening he set out the... See More  

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673536

From the earliest months of its existence... Negro for sale...

Item #673536

March 22, 1797

PORCUPINES GAZETTE & UNITED STATES DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 22, 1797  All previous issues we have offered of this uncommon title were from 1798-9 with the porcupine in the masthead, but this issue is from the earliest months of its existence with a much different masthead.

Various news reports of the day, heavy with advertisements including one headed: "The Time Of A Ne... See More  

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673534

Scarce, short-lived newspaper from Philadelphia...

Item #673534

January 19, 1797

THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Jan. 19, 1797  A quite scarce title, and until a recent find, the very first we have offered in our 44 years. It published for exactly one year. Various news reports and advertisements of the day including two runaway reward ads on the front page.

Four pages, folio size, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.

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673533

Washington's Farewell Address...

Item #673533

September 28, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 28, 1796   Over four columns of text on pages 2 & 3 are taken up with an historic report headed: "President's Resignation", more commonly known as Washington's Farewell Address.

The nation's first President announces his retirement from politics and explains why he decided against running for a third term.

... See More  

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673532

The famous Jewish boxer Daniel Mendoza...

Item #673532

June 23, 1791

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 23, 1791  Inside has two-thirds of a column taken up with a nice account of a boxing match headed: "Boxing - Ward and Mendoza". Daniel Mendoza was a famous Jewish boxer who transformed the English stereotype of a Jew from a weak, defenseless person into someone deserving of respect. He is said to have been the first Jew to talk to the King, George... See More  

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673524

18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisements...

Item #673524

October 23, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct. 23, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (4) Slaves advertisements




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 9 illustrated ship ads and 1 slavery related ad. Page 2 has two more and the back page has another one. (see)

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, minor margin wear, generally very nice.... See More  

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673514

Evacuation of New York... On Washington resigning.... Hated newspaperman James Rivington...

Item #673514

January 29, 1784

THE SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, Jan. 29, 1784  Page 3 has a report noting in part: "...the eyes of all America are fixed on the New York patriots...On the triumphant and glorious entry of our army and the old whig citizens into New York, the enemies to them and to their government insolently fabricated a report no less mortifying than injurious that the army was introduced in order to ... See More  

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673506

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1668...

Item #673506

July 05, 1669

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 5, 1669



* 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, measurin... See More  

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673504

This title lasted less than seven months...

Item #673504

July 01, 1713

THE GUARDIAN, London, July 1, 1713  A very short-lived newspaper lasting less than seven months, notable for its publisher Richard Steele with contributions from Joseph Addison, Alexander Pope & others. Steele and Addison had previously collaborated on the "Tatler" and "The Spectator", issues of both we have offered for purchase.

Single sheet, 6 3/4 by 11 1/4 inches, ... See More  

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673503

Celebrating the repeal of the Stamp Act...

Item #673503

June 12, 1766

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 12, 1766  Page 2 has a report on the "Ascot Races", one of the more renowned horse races in the world. Another report is on the East India Company which talks in part about the tea trade. The back page has a note that: "A letter from New York...says that a solemn thanksgiving had been appointed to be held throughout the whole province on acco... See More  

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673500

A very rare 17th century title...

Item #673500

June 25, 1689

A CONTINUATION OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE PARLIAMENT IN SCOTLAND, London, England, June 25, (1689)  The year is noted in the dateline of the first report at the top of page 1, as well as in the imprint at the bottom of the back page. A very rare newspaper from England, other titles existing but which have slightly different wording, dealing primarily with Parliamentary affairs. Much of the fro... See More  

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673498

Just before being "turn'd off'"...

Item #673498

September 20, 1716

THE POST BOY, London, Sept. 20, 1716  The front page reports of the battling between Ottoman - Venetian War where heavy loss had occurred and request for a truce for a few hours in order to bury the dead was denied. The last two assaults were made by hiding nails and iron spikes in the sand between the planks leading up to the Bridge of Communications which lamed their horses and then firing ... See More  

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673497

World's first daily newspaper...

Item #673497

January 22, 1726

THE DAILY COURANT, London, Jan. 22, 1726  This was the world's first successful daily newspaper, and is a landmark issue for any newspaper collection as such. It began in 1702. As would be imagined the issue is almost entirely taken up with various European reports, with half of the back page taken up with advertisements.

Complete as a single sheet newspaper measuring 8 1/2 by 14 1/4 inc... See More  

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673496

Very rare & early British title...

Item #673496

September 02, 1715

THE ENGLISHMAN, London, Sept. 2, 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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673484

18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisements...

Item #673484

August 25, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Nov. 29, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (4) Slaves advertisements




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 8 illustrated ship ads and 1 runaway slave ad. Two more on page 3 and a slaves for sale ad on the back page. (see)

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, light toning to upper left corner, generally n... See More  

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673479

Over 290 years old...

Item #673479

July 12, 1729

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 12, 1729



* 18th Century original

* Over 290 years old



This newspaper is 291 years old. Various news from London and other parts of Europe, with interesting advertisements as well.

This title is the oldest continuously published daily newspaper in the world which began in 1665 and is still in existence today. A complete 4 page issue, measuring abou
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673478

Isac Franks, Jewish financier... John Hancock becomes governor...

Item #673478

June 11, 1787

INDEPENDENT GAZETTEER OR THE CHRONICLE OF FREEDOM, Philadelphia, June 11, 1787  Among the front page ads is one for: "Isaac Franks, Stock & Exchange Broker" with much detail. Franks was a prominent Jewish financier.

Page 2 has a report on the swearing in s governor of Mass. John Hancock, with his address to the House of Representatives signed in type: John Hancock.

Four pages,... See More  

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673477

Washington again becomes commander-in-chief...

Item #673477

July 26, 1798

AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, Connecticut, July 26, 1798  The front page has a lengthy list of Acts of Congress recently passed the 5th Congress.

Inside has an introductory letter to the Senate signed by the President: John Adams, in which he is pleased with a letter: "...from General Washington...on this great event, the General's acceptance of his appointment as Lt. General & Co... See More  

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673476

Objecting to a law against immorality...

Item #673476

March 16, 1786

THE NEW HAVEN GAZETTE & THE CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE, March 16, 1786 (year in Roman numerals)  All of page 1 & most of pg. 2 are taken up with essay #5 on: "Observations on the Present Situation & Future Prospects of This and the United States".

Inside has an interesting article concerning Virginia giving up some of its land to the district of Kentucky. Another article begi... See More  

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673475

Washington rejects an honor... Delegates to the Constitutional Convention...

Item #673475

October 11, 1787

THE NEW HAVEN GAZETTE & THE CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE, Oct. 11, 1787 (year in Roman numerals)  This is one of the better issues we have discovered on the early work by the states in ratifying the recently proposed federal Constitution.

Page 4 has a great report from Phila. on Pennsylvania's swift action in considering the proposed federal Constitution. A few bits note: "...a petition... See More  

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673474

Washington rejects an honor... Delegates to the Constitutional Convention...

Item #673474

May 10, 1787

THE NEW HAVEN GAZETTE & THE CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE, May 10, 1787 (year in Roman numerals)  Pages 2 & 3 contain an interesting letter signed in type: G. Washington, on his reasons for: "...declining the presidential chair of the General Society of Cincinnati..." which is feared will: "...also prevent him from taking his seat in the Federal convention. Tho' we are assur... See More  

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673473

South Carolina debates the proposed Constitution...

Item #673473

April 22, 1788

INDEPENDENT GAZETTEER OR CHRONICLE OF FREEDOM, Philadelphia, April 22, 1788  Page 2 has a brief item about: "...from Georgia, that Gen. Clarke lately fell in with a considerable body of Indians and after a short conflict defeated them...".

This is followed for a nice report concerning the debates in the South Carolina legislature on work towards ratifying the federal constitution, ... See More  

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673472

Two Acts of Congress signed by Washington, Adams, and Jefferson...

Item #673472

April 09, 1790

THE MARYLAND GAZETTE, OR THE BALTIMORE ADVERTISER, April 9, 1790  Page 3 has a list of recommended amendments to the Constitution by the state of North Carolina. Page 3 has over a column taken up with an Act of Congress for the support of government for 1790, signed in type by: George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson.

Page 4 has: "An Act to Establish an Uniform Rule of Natur... See More  

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673471

Sample passport for American ships...

Item #673471

May 29, 1793

ESSEX JOURNAL & NEW HAMPSHIRE PACKET, Newburyport, May 29, 1793  The front page begins with a sample passport issued by President "George Washington" for American commerce ships who are trading with "belligerent powers" overseas.

Four pages, one crease, an archival mend to page 2, loss to the right margin of the back leaf not due to damage but to a paper-making error ... See More  

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673470

Five states work on ratifying the Constitution...

Item #673470

May 01, 1788

THE NEWPORT HERALD, Rhode Island, May 1, 1788  Certainly one of the less common titles of this era.

Pages 2 and 3 have some interesting reports concerning the work in the various states towards ratifying the new Constitution, including from the states of Virginia, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Maryland, and South Carolina.

The back page has an ad for: "Isaac Greenwood, Dentist", ... See More  

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673469

Very early printing of Washington's state-of-the-union address...

Item #673469

November 07, 1792

NATIONAL GAZETTE, Philadelphia, Nov. 7, 1792 Taking three-quarters of page 3 is President Washington's annual state-of-the-union address, concluding with his signature in type: Go. Washington, Nov. the 6th, 1790.

This was a tradition which he initiated in 1790 and which carries on to this day. There is a prefacing paragraph which notes: "...the Senate are now ready to receive the Preside... See More  

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673468

Displayable masthead... The first American born dentist...

Item #673468

December 14, 1786

THE UNITED STATES CHRONICLE, Providence, Rhode Island, Dec. 14, 1786  See the masthead for only of the more decorative of the late 18th century, featuring two coats of arms, one being the new federal "Arms of the United States" plus the "Arms of Rhode Island".

Page 3 has three-quarters of a column taken up with a uncommonly lengthy & detailed advertisements for: "... See More  

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673467

Washington, Adams, & Jefferson on the front page...

Item #673467

November 22, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 22, 1794  The front page has an entire column taken up with an Act of Congress: "An Act to Regulate the Claims to Invalid Pensions" signed at its conclusion by: Go. Washington, as well as John Adams and Th. Jefferson.

Page 3 has a: "State Paper" signed in type by the President: Go. Washington, concerning relations with France.

Four pages,... See More  

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673466

Two front page George Washington script signatures...

Item #673466

June 23, 1792

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 23, 1792  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: “Reflections On the State of the Union”.

Page 2 has a report from London on the: “Arrest of ... See More  

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673465

Nice George Washington issue...

Item #673465

July 30, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 30, 1794  The first column of the front page includes two Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, making this a nice issue for display. This title was one of only very few which printed Presidential documents with a script-type signature.

Four pages, various foxing, quite irregular at the right margin from chipping but n... See More  

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673464

George Washington's state-of-the-union address...

Item #673464

November 14, 1792

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, November 14, 1792 Taking over half of the front page and concluding on page two where it is signed in script type: G. Washington, is President George Washington's "Speech to Both Houses of Congress". This was his annual state-of-the-union address, a tradition which he initiated in 1790 and which carries on to this day. There is a prefacing p... See More  

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673457

Uncommon title from 1730...

Item #673457
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, December, 1730  This is an uncommon periodical published during the reign of King George II, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely a periodical, with the more extended title reading: "... Giving an Account of all the Publick and Private Occurrences, Civil, Ecclesiastical, and Mili... See More  

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673456

Uncommon title from 1730...

Item #673456
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, September, 1730   This issue should have: "America, Five Indian chiefs, or Kings, arrive in England...A particular account there of...." on pages 275--6-7-8

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673455

Uncommon title from 1730...

Item #673455
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, November, 1730  This is an uncommon periodical published during the reign of King George II, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely a periodical, with the more extended title reading: "... Giving an Account of all the Publick and Private Occurrences, Civil, Ecclesiastical, and Mili... See More  

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673454

Uncommon title from 1730...

Item #673454
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, October, 1730  This is an uncommon periodical published during the reign of King George II, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely a periodical, with the more extended title reading: "... Giving an Account of all the Publick and Private Occurrences, Civil, Ecclesiastical, and Milit... See More  

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673453

Uncommon title from 1730...

Item #673453
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, August, 1730  This is an uncommon periodical published during the reign of King George II, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely a periodical, with the more extended title reading: "... Giving an Account of all the Publick and Private Occurrences, Civil, Ecclesiastical, and Milita... See More  

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673452

King George II appoints a commander of Fort Johnson, Charleston...

Item #673452
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, July, 1730  This is an uncommon periodical published during the reign of King George II, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely a periodical, with the more extended title reading: "... Giving an Account of all the Publick and Private Occurrences, Civil, Ecclesiastical, and Military... See More  

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673451

News of the world from 1730...

Item #673451
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, June, 1730  This is an uncommon periodical published during the reign of King George II, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely a periodical, with the more extended title reading: "... Giving an Account of all the Publick and Private Occurrences, Civil, Ecclesiastical, and Military... See More  

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673450

News of the world from 1730...

Item #673450
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, May, 1730  This is an uncommon periodical published during the reign of King George II, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely a periodical, with the more extended title reading: "... Giving an Account of all the Publick and Private Occurrences, Civil, Ecclesiastical, and Military,... See More  

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673449

The King makes appointments for America...

Item #673449
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, April, 1730  This is an uncommon periodical published during the reign of King George II, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely a periodical, with the more extended title reading: "... Giving an Account of all the Publick and Private Occurrences, Civil, Ecclesiastical, and Militar... See More  

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673448

News of the world from 1730...

Item #673448
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, March, 1730  This is an uncommon periodical published during the reign of King George II, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely a periodical, with the more extended title reading: "... Giving an Account of all the Publick and Private Occurrences, Civil, Ecclesiastical, and Militar... See More  

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673447

News of the world from 1730...

Item #673447
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, February, 1729-30  This is an uncommon periodical published during the reign of King George II, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely a periodical, with the more extended title reading: "... Giving an Account of all the Publick and Private Occurrences, Civil, Ecclesiastical, and M... See More  

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673446

News of the world from 1730...

Item #673446
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, January, 1729-30  This is an uncommon periodical published during the reign of King George II, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely a periodical, with the more extended title reading: "... Giving an Account of all the Publick and Private Occurrences, Civil, Ecclesiastical, and Mi... See More  

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673445

Uncommon title from 1702...

Item #673445
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, December, 1702  This is an uncommon periodical published during the reign of Queen Anne, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely a periodical, with the more extended title reading: "... Giving an Account of all the Publick and Private Occurrences, Civil, Ecclesiastical, and Military... See More  

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673444

Uncommon title from 1702...

Item #673444
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, November, 1702  This is an uncommon periodical published during the reign of Queen Anne, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely a periodical, with the more extended title reading: "... Giving an Account of all the Publick and Private Occurrences, Civil, Ecclesiastical, and Military... See More  

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