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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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$52.00
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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$42.00
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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$37.00
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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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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$40.00
673321

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1677...

Item #673321

December 13, 1677

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 13, 1677



* Among the earliest of 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 by 10 3/... See More  

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673246

War in the South... Chart of killed & disabled...

Item #673246
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, September, 1781  Near the beginning is the "List of the Men Killed or Disabled in the War" which includes various columns, with mentions of Howe, Carleton, Gage, Saratoga, and more. Also: "Summary of Proceedings in the last Session of the Last Parliament" includes some discussion of the Revolutionary War.

Also: "Concerning the Con... See More  

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673245

War in the South... Chart of killed & disabled...

Item #673245
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, September, 1781  Near the beginning is the "List of the Men Killed or Disabled in the War" which includes various columns, with mentions of Howe, Carleton, Gage, Saratoga, and more. Also: "Summary of Proceedings in the last Session of the Last Parliament" includes some discussion of the Revolutionary War.

Also: "Concerning the Con... See More  

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673110

Earliest ice cream advertisement we have seen...

Item #673110

January 08, 1795

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 8, 1795 



* President George Washington era

* Very early ice cream advertisement




In addition to various news reports found inside, the front page has the earliest "Ice Cream" advertisement we have seen in any newspaper.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, small binding holes at the blank spine, great condition.... See More  

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$62.00
672956

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

Item #672956

August 25, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Aug. 25, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (2) Slaves advertisements




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 13 illustrated ship ads and 1 runaway slave ad. One more on the back page. (see)

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

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$38.00
672899

18th century Philadelphia...

Item #672899

February 16, 1795

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 16, 1795



* Rare 18th century American publication



Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements.

Four pages, tiny binding holes along the spine, very nice c... See More  

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$34.00
672877

From the 1600's by a woman publisher... Joanna Brome...

Item #672877
THE OBSERVATOR, London, England, Oct. 14, 1682  A dialogue newspaper founded by Sir Roger L'Estrange, a Tory pamphleteer, as a vehicle for attacking dissenters and Whigs. This early singlesheet newspaper has the old style type making it great for framing (see photo) particularly with the over 300+ year old date clearly visible in the dateline.

This is a handsome dialogue newspaper founde... See More  

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672876

From the 1600's by a woman publisher... Joanna Brome...

Item #672876
THE OBSERVATOR, London, England, Oct. 16, 1682  A dialogue newspaper founded by Sir Roger L'Estrange, a Tory pamphleteer, as a vehicle for attacking dissenters and Whigs. This early singlesheet newspaper has the old style type making it great for framing (see photo) particularly with the over 300+ year old date clearly visible in the dateline.

This is a handsome dialogue newspaper founde... See More  

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672866

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1692...

Item #672866

December 22, 1692

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 22, 1692



* 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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672861

By the famed Isaiah Thomas in 1795...

Item #672861

July 08, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, July 8, 1795



* 18th century American publication



Published  by Isaiah Thomas, perhaps the most famous printer of the 18th century, and whose collection became the foundation of the American Antiquarian Society. Handsome masthead makes this a displayable newspaper.

Four pages, minor spine wear, generally very... See More  

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672837

A handsome, 18th century displayable newspaper...

Item #672837

March 27, 1794

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 27, 1794



* Nice 18th century American publication



A handsome issue for display given the decorative masthead and the wide, untrimmed margins. Various news reports of the day with a number of illustrated advertisements on the back page.

Four pages, a little light damp staining, generally very nice.... See More  

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672823

18th century Negro boy for sale ad...

Item #672823

December 12, 1794

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 12, 1794



* Rare 18th century American title

* Negro boy for sale advertisement




Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. The capital of the United States was in Philadelphia at this time while the District of Columbia was under construction. Contains news of the day with several advertisements including one on the front page... See More  

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672699

Tyburn, England in 1873... 'God's Tribunal' - off to the Executioner...

Item #672699

November 06, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 6, 1783 As stated in Wikipedia: "Tyburn was a village in... present-day London... For many centuries, the name Tyburn was synonymous with capital punishment, it having been the principal place for execution of London criminals and convicted traitors, including many religious martyrs. It was also known as 'God's Tribunal', in the 18th century.&qu... See More  

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672683

One of the more handsome of mastheads from the colonial era...

Item #672683

August 22, 1771

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, August 22, 1771  This newspaper features one of the larger & more decorative masthead engravings to be found in a colonial America newspaper.

Half of the front page 1 taken up with a report from the Virginia Gazette: "To Messrs. Henley and G. Watkin, Two of the Protesters Against Bishops".

Page 2 is taken up w... See More  

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672614

By the famed Isaiah Thomas in 1795...

Item #672614

August 31, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, Aug. 31, 1796



* 18th century American publication



Published  by Isaiah Thomas, perhaps the most famous printer of the 18th century, and whose collection became the foundation of the American Antiquarian Society. Handsome masthead makes this a displayable newspaper.

Four pages, a little light foxing, generall... See More  

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672610

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1677...

Item #672610

May 27, 1675

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 27, 1675



* 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, mea... See More  

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672604

Indian troubles in the "West"...

Item #672604

May 28, 1791

THE NEWPORT HERALD, Rhode Island, May 28, 1791 



* Northwest Indian War

* John Armstrong




This is a title we very rarely have the opportunity to offer. Page 3 has a report from Danville, Kentucky, noting: "...Capt. Armstrong & about 30 men were going up the river Ohio & were attacked by a body of Indians...about 20 of Armstrong's men were killed...the Indians have done m... See More  

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672587

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1697...

Item #672587

January 10, 1697

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Jan. 10, 1697



* 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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672492

Controversial case of Col. Isaac Haynes... British support of loyal subjects...

Item #672492

February 07, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 7, 1782  All of the front page, page 2, and a portion of page 3 are taken up with: "Further Particulars of the Debate in the House of Lords...on the Duke of Richmond's Motion Respecting the Execution of Col. Haynes in America." This was a very controversial event in the Revolutionary War as Isaac Haynes was hanged by the British under controve... See More  

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672343

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #672343

September 14, 1765

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Aug. 11, 1757, July 3 1762, Sept. 25, 1766, April 4, 1767, & May 21, 1772. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with minor damp staining & some foxing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. Each measures abou... See More  

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672118

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1685...

Item #672118

August 06, 1685

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, August 6, 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 ... See More  

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671968

Barbarous cruelty suffered by innocent Pennsylvanians...

Item #671968

February 25, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 25, 1778  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.

The front page includes two "Proclamations" by Sir William Howe, the second of which includes: "Whereas complaints have been made...... See More  

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671965

A Williamsburg, Viriginia report...

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #671965

February 21, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 21, 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.

The entire front page is taken up with ads. Page 2 has a nice letter... See More  

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$390.00
671805

1793 Boston, Massachusetts...

Item #671805

May 15, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 15, 1793



* 18th century American title



Eighteenth century American publications are somewhat scarce. Contains news of the day and various advertisements.

Pages 3 & 4 include 16 illustrated ship ads.

Complete as a 4 page issue, nice condition.

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671759

1798 Engraving of a porcupine in the masthead...

Item #671759

March 29, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 29, 1798 



* Rare 18th century American title

* 3 runaway slaves advertisements




The masthead features an engraving of a porcupine. The entire front page is taken up with ads. The front page has a runaway slave ad under: "Ten Dollars reward" Two more appear on the back page. (see) News of the day and other advertisements.

Four pages... See More  

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671749

1718 World's oldest daily newspaper...

Item #671749

September 16, 1718

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 16, 1718



* Early 18th century



This issue is over 300 years old. Various news from London and other parts of Europe and more. This title is the oldest continuously published daily newspaper in the world which began in 1665 and is still in existence today. Also with some interesting advertisements as well.

A complete single sheet newspaper measuring about 7... See More  

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671693

A rare 17th century title...

Item #671693

July 13, 1689

A CONTINUATION OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE PARLIAMENT IN SCOTLAND, London, England, July 13, (1689)  The year is noted in the dateline of the first report at the top of page 1 (see), 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 t... See More  

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671682

William Bonin execution... serial killer...

Item #671682

February 24, 1996

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Feb. 24, 1996



* William Bonin execution

* American serial killer - rapist

* Freeway Killer - So. California




Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "'Freeway Killer's' Final Moments Strangely Calm" with subhead. (see) Nice to have in this Southern California publication.

Complete with all section (100+ pages), nice condition.... See More  

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671555

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1701...

Item #671555

April 24, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 24, 1701



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

* 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 comple... See More  

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671552

Battle of the Cedars... Find an officer exchange for Ethan Allen...

Item #671552

August 07, 1776

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, August 7, 1776 



* Battle of the Cedars

* Invasion of Quebec campaign

* John Hancock & Ethan Allen




The entire front page is taken up with an excellent account of the Battle of the Cedars in Canada which happened just a few months earlier, part of an inquiry of it by Congress which includes many "Resolves" signed in type on pg. 2 by: Joh... See More  

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671372

Sabbatai, the Jewish prophet...

Item #671372

March 12, 1665

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, March 12, 1665  This is a significant issue if only because of the early date, as the London Gazette is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper having begun in this year of 1665. This is issue number 34.

Of much greater significance is the content, as the back page has a very rare report concerning the 17th century Jewish prophet, ... See More  

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671347

Scarce, short-lived newspaper from Philadelphia...

Item #671347

January 23, 1797

THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Jan. 23 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.

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

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671346

Six issues of the famed Columbian Centinel...

Item #671346

June 05, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston  A lot of 6 issues from 1793-4, all with news & ads of the day and all with minimal wear at the margins. Scattered foxing, perhaps minor margin tears, generally good.

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671341

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1700...

Item #671341

March 06, 1700

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, March 6, 1700



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

* 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 complet... See More  

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671298

Only ten issues published with this title...

Item #671298

November 24, 1796

THE COURIER & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Boston, November 24, 1796  Certainly one of the less common 18th century American titles. This was the continuation of "The Federal Orrery" newspaper, changing the title to that noted with the Nov. 3, 1796 issue, and Brigham notes that the newspaper discontinued with the Dec. 8, 1796 issue.

Being a semi-weekly this would mean only about ten iss... See More  

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671294

Handsome newspaper... America mention...

Item #671294

August 15, 1728

THE POST-BOY, London, Aug. 15, 1728  A displayable issue with the two masthead engravings, plus the very decorative first letter of the text (see). The ftpg. has brief mention of ships: "...from Philadelphia, with corn..." and another ship from Maryland. The back page has a curious item concerning the death of a man.

Single sheet, 8 1/4 by 14 inches, partial red tax stamp on bkpg.,... See More  

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671291

Establishing the rules of cricket... A premier report...

Item #671291

July 28, 1789

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 28, 1789   The article is titled: "Cricket" which contains within a subtitle reading: "Laws of the Game" which takes the majority of the article. There is another smaller subhead reading: "Betts" which mentions wagering on the game. The prefatory paragraph reads: "This game, at present so fashionable, and at all time... See More  

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671285

The king decides to not increase the land forces in America...

Item #671285

January 31, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, January 31, 1778  This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms.

The front page is filled with ads including one for the sale o... See More  

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671284

A spy is hanged... Naval events... George Washington...

Item #671284

January 24, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 24, 1778  This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms.

The front page begins with a half column "Proclamation" by... See More  

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671280

Mention of New York and Newfoundland in a 1669 newspaper...

Item #671280

September 20, 1669

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 20, 1669  A very early issue, from just the fifth year of its existence.

The front page begins with a report noting in part: "...Here arrived the Susanna from New York in America, laden with the commodities of those parts, whose thriving condition they commend, and are bound for Holland." And also: "Yesterday came in a vessel...telling us of ... See More  

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671279

George Washington signs an Act of Congress...

Item #671279

April 15, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 15, 1795  Half of the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress titled: "An Act...to provide more effectually for the collection of the duties in goods, wares and merchandize imported into the United States, and on the tonnage of ships or vessels." which is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington on the following page. This wa
... See More  

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671257

Washington signs an Act of Congress, and departs New York for the last time...

Item #671257

September 09, 1790

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY; OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 9, 1790  The back page has a column taken up with: "Congress of the United States - An Act for the Relief of Disabled Soldiers & Seamen Lately in the Service of the United States..." which is signed in italic type by the President: George Washington, as well as by John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.

The top of page 3 ... See More  

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671202

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

Item #671202

February 15, 1753

THE INDEPENDENT REFLECTOR, New York, Feb. 15, 1753  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
at a reasonable price a very early issue--over 265 years old--by James Parker from the colonial p... See More  

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671200

Printed by Ben Franklin's grandson...

Item #671200

January 17, 1794

GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 17, 1794  Published by Benj. Franklin Bache, Ben's grandson, as noted in the masthead.

The ftpg. is filled with ads, the first being a "One Hundred Dollars Reward" for a runaway servant, with details.

Other news of the day & ads, 4 pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

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671150

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1701...

Item #671150

July 10, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 10, 1701



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

* 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 complet... See More  

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$29.00
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