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691338

Obituary of the famed abolitionist William Wilberforce...

Item #691338
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1833  Near the back is the: "Obituary - William Wilberforce" which takes over 3 pages. Wilberforce was a member of Parliament who lead the charge to abolish slavery. The historic Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 would receive the Royal Assent on Aug. 26, less than a month after his death. See the internet for much more on the
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$80.00
691169

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1692...

Item #691169

May 22, 1693

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 22, 1693



* 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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$37.00
691166

President John Adams responds... Society of the Cincinnati...

Item #691166

July 14, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 14, 1798  



* Society of the Cincinnati

* President John Adams




The front page has an extract of the President's answer to the Address of the (Society of) Cincinnati of Pennsylvania, signed in type: John Adams. Also has his answer to an address from the Legislature of New Hampshire, signed in type: John Adams.

Also on the front page is much on ... See More  

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690977

Rare 1708 Daniel DeFoe periodical...

Item #690977

November 23, 1708

A REVIEW OF THE STATE OF THE BRITISH NATION, London, Nov. 23, 1708 



* Rare Daniel Defoe periodical

* Early 18th century original




From research done by the prestigious London rare book firm of Pickering & Chatto, this is: "...one of Daniel Defoe's greatest, but least known, works. The Review covered his many interests, both literary and historical. It had a tiny original pr... See More  
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$58.00
690867

From during Washington's administration...

Item #690867

December 29, 1795

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 29, 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, untrimmed, ... See More  

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$34.00
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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690576

1793 Boston, Massachusetts...

Item #690576

August 14, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 14, 1793



* 18th century American title



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

Pages 3 & 4 contain some illustrated ship ads.

Complete as a 4 page issue, nice condition.

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690574

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1684...

Item #690574

January 01, 1684

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Jan. 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, measurin... See More  

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690523

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1684...

Item #690523

January 08, 1684

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Jan. 8, 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, measurin... See More  

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690512

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1668...

Item #690512

November 26, 1668

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 26, 1668



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measuri... See More  

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$52.00
690510

1929 Detroit Study nightclub fire...

Item #690510

September 20, 1929

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, September 20, 1929



* The Study club fire (same day report)

* Detroit, Michigan speakeasy disaster

* Illegal prohibition era nightclub




The front page has a five column heading: "17 Perish in Detroit cabaret Fire" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the prohibition era Detroit, Michigan nightclub fire disaster shortly before the great stock market ... See More  

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$48.00
690469

Death of a fellow newspaper editor...

Item #690469

September 18, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 18, 1798



* Federalist Party editor death



Page 3 has a black-bordered report of the death of the newspaper editor John Fenno, publisher of the famed Gazette of the United States from Philadelphia.

Four pages, handsome masthead, nice condition.

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$50.00
690305

By the famed Isaiah Thomas in 1795...

Item #690305

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 foxing near the top, g... See More  

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$35.00
690216

17th century from London... 1682 original...

Item #690216

October 24, 1682

THE OBSERVATOR, London, Oct. 24, 1682



* Rare publication

* Woman publisher




This is a handsome dialogue newspaper founded by Sir Roger L'Estrange, a Tory pamphleteer, as a vehicle for attacking dissenters and Whigs. Done in a dialogue format, between Whig & Tory. This early single sheet newspaper has the old style type making it great for framing, but the most intriguing aspect of th... See More  

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$47.00
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
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
690105

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1684...

Item #690105

December 11, 1684

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 11, 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, measuri... See More  

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$42.00
690098

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

Item #690098
THE OBSERVATOR, London, England, Oct. 23, 1682 



* Rare publication

* Woman publisher




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.


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690071

18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisement...

Item #690071

September 10, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 10, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (3) runaway slave advertisements




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 9 illustrated ship & two runaway slave ads. Another one is on the back page. (see)

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

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$46.00
690068

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1673...

Item #690068

July 14, 1673

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 14, 1673



* 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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$42.00
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
689729

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1675...

Item #689729

April 22, 1672

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 22, 1672



* 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, measur... See More  

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$42.00
689633

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1686...

Item #689633

July 26, 1686

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 26, 1686



* 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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$42.00
689474

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

Item #689474

December 21, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Dec. 21, 1795



* 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, nice condition.... See More  

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$42.00
689243

Ten London newspapers from the 1790's...

Item #689243

May 04, 1795

(10) THE SUN and THE TIMES were two of the more famous & successful of British newspapers in the late 18th century. The Times remains one of the iconic papers of the world, having begun in 1788 and is still printing today. It was the first newspaper to have "Times" in the title, since lending its name to innumerable newspapers on both sides of the Atlantic.

Here is a lot of ten issu... See More  

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$72.00
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
689237

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

Item #689237

April 30, 1798

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, April 30, 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, a little light ... See More  

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$42.00
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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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
689017

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1670...

Item #689017

June 23, 1670

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 23, 1670



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had



This is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper, having begun in 1665 and is still printing in London to this day. And this is a very early, genuine issue. As was the case with most newspapers of the 17th century, this is complete as a single sheet, measuri... See More  

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$52.00
688958

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1675...

Item #688958

June 03, 1675

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 3, 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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$47.00
688925

Captain James Cook in the South Pacific... Early balloon flights...

Item #688925
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1784



* HMS Resolution - Royal Navy

* Captain James Cook

* Third Voyage - Gulf of Alaska

* Early ballooning flight - Montgolfier




This periodical was the first ever to use the word "magazine" in its title.

There is a nice article: "On the General Post Office & Postage of Letters" with a chart of the various rates and ... See More  

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$62.00
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
688806

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #688806

March 09, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 9, 1798  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 at his political opponents, usually those of a Je... See More  

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$62.00
688802

Trouble with Indians...

Item #688802

May 22, 1792

THE MAIL; OR CLAYPOOLE'S DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 22, 1792  The front page is filled with ads including  six illustrated ship ads. Page 2 has two reports concerning problems with the Indians.

Among the back page ads is an illus. one for John McAllister whips and canes.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, several creases, nice condition.

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$38.00
688796

Creating the town of Castine... Benedict Arnold...

Item #688796

March 02, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 2, 1796  The front page has a full column on the creation of the town of Castine, Maine, being an Act of the Massachusetts Legislature reading: "An ACT to divide the town of Penobscot into two distinct towns; and to incorporate the southerly part thereof into a town by the name of Castine." with the lengthy text, signed in type: Samuel Adams.

Keep ... See More  

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$42.00
688795

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1670...

Item #688795

August 25, 1670

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Aug. 25, 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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$45.00
688785

Very early "supplement" issue to the famous French "Gazette" newspaper...

Item #688785

June 05, 1641

RELATION DE CE QUI S'EST PASSE EN L'ARMEE NAVALE DU ROY, DEPUIS SON ARRIVEE DEVANT TERRAGONE, Paris, France, June 5, 1641 (date at bottom of back page).  This is a "supplement" issue which was produced for a specific news report, in this case (translated): "Relation of What Happened In The Royal Naval Army Since Its Arrival Before Terragone".

Totally in French.

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$78.00
688773

President Washington unites all patriotic hearts...

Item #688773

November 04, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 4, 1795  Page 2 has a report from Philadelphia noting: "The President has returned here from Mount Vernon. The reception he every where meets shews he unites in him all patriotic hearts...".

Four pages, scattered foxing, good condition.

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688770

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

Item #688770

December 21, 1665

THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, Dec. 21, 1665  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 removed itself from London to Oxford when this newspaper began, so issues #1 thru #23 w... See More  

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$1,425.00
688768

From during Washington's administration...

Item #688768

August 24, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Aug. 24, 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.

Item from Catalog 325 - released for December, 2022...

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$37.00
688762

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1700...

Item #688762

February 13, 1700

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 13, 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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$30.00
688743

Plan (print) for a colonial town... Canton (Guangzhou), China...

Item #688743
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1770  Perhaps the most intriguing item in this issue is a fascinating article titled: "New Plan for an American Town" which takes over a full page and which includes an interesting and unusual print of it.

A legend of the various parts of the town is included as well, including the "common land" the "public squares&
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$81.00
688742

Troubles in America... A colonial town plan print...

Item #688742
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1770  Perhaps the most intriguing item in this issue is a fascinating article titled: "New Plan for an American Town" which takes over a full page and which includes an interesting and unusual print of it.

A legend of the various parts of the town is included as well, including the "common land" the "public squares&
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$87.00
688741

An award in Ben Franklin's honor... Indians kidnap several colonists...

Item #688741
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1753  Of particular interest is: "Annual Medal of the Royal Society" which has Ben Franklin's name on it. There is related text noting: "...This mark of distinction is double due to Mr. Franklin. It is due to him as a philosopher; it is due to him as a man. The successful experiments of this philosopher have given us probable ... See More  

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$59.00
688737

Map shows Jekyll Island & others off Georgia...

Item #688737
SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE FOR THE YEAR 1742, London, England. This "Supplement" issue was published at the end of the year. Within this issue is a great article titled: "The Spanish Invasion of Georgia" which takes 5 pages, and includes a small map which shows the various islands off the coast of Georgia, including Jekyll Island and St. Simons Island. The map, ... See More  

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$99.00
688690

Newspaper edited by the famed Jonathan Swift...

Item #688690

August 19, 1713

THE EXAMINER, London, Aug. 10, 1713  This editorial-format newspaper was edited by the famed Jonathan Swift at this time (of Gulliver's Travels fame), It promoted a Tory perspective on British politics, at a time when Queen Anne had replaced Whig ministers with Tories.

Complete as a single sheet newspaper as was typical of the day, 7 1/2 by 13 inches, nice condition.

Item from Catalog 324 (released for November, 2022)...

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$56.00
688688

Early newspaper from 1746 Amsterdam...

Item #688688

July 26, 1746

LES ETATS DE HOLLANDE [The States of Holland], Amsterdam, July 26, 1746  An interesting, little newspaper from this Dutch city, printed in French, featuring an engraving in the middle of the masthead. At the back is the: "Suite Des Nouvelles d' Amsterdam" which would seem to be a supplemental sheet. Measures 6 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, never-trimmed margins, 6 pages, nice condition.

Item from Catalog 324 (released for November, 2022)...

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$33.00
688676

The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #688676

April 21, 1744

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, April 21, 1744  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 this title lasted but a few short ... See More  

Item from Catalog 324 (released for November, 2022)...

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$135.00
688674

Two single sheet "Extra" issues from 1794...

Item #688674

December 03, 1794

DUNLAP & CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER EXTRA, Philadelphia, Nov. 29, 1794



* 18th century runaway slave ad



A single sheet "Extra" edition. The front page taken up with ads with a runaway slave ad headed: "Twenty Dollars Reward" (see)

Complete as a single sheet issue, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.... See More  

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$35.00
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