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667837

Siege of Newport, Rhode Island...

Item #667837
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1778  The issue begins with: "Proceedings in Parliament, continued" which has much concerning the Revolutionary War, including letters from Lord Viscount Howe to Lord Germaine from New York signed by him in type, a few bits including: "...as the rebel army remain strongly posted at the north part of the island of New York & th... See More  

Item from Catalog 298 (released for September, 2020)...

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$60.00
664179

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #664179

February 14, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 14, 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, one of which is for the printi... See More  

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$275.00
662270

Washington's death: a first report...

Item #662270

December 30, 1799

FARMERS' MUSEUM OR LAY PREACHER'S GAZETTE, Walpole, New Hampshire, Dec. 30, 1799 



* George Washington death (1st report)

* Historic & Highly sought item




Reports on the death of Washington remain among the more desired, and scarce, newspapers of the post-Revolutionary War era. Rarely have we been able to offer a first report: this is one.

Page 3 has a report taking over hal... See More  

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$1,150.00
661706

The Benedict Arnold & Major Andre treason....

Item #661706
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1780 



* Benedict Arnold defects

* Major John Andre treason

* Revolutionary War




Within the "Historical Chronicle" near the back of the issue is a portion which notes: "...These gentlemen were reply'd to by others in opposition, who in thee accumstom'd style execrated the American war & denounced vengeance
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$133.00
660785

The 1st African-American slave to formally practice medicine...

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THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), January, 1789 



* James Derham, esteemed and promoted by Dr. Benjamin Rush - 1st African American (and slave) to officially practice medicine

* Thomas Fuller - an uneducated slave with incredible mathematical ability

* Reflections upon Lexington & Concord




The most noteworthy article begins on page 61 under the heading, "At a meeting of the ... See More  

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$325.00
659289

Signed by Washington, Adams & Jefferson... Death of Israel Putnam...

Item #659289

June 12, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, N.Y., June 12, 1790 



* First 3 presidents of the United States

* Israel Putnam "Old Put" death

* Battle of Bunker Hill fame




A page 2 report announces the death of: " ...that justly celebrated hero, Patriot and Philanthropist, ISRAEL PUTNAM...", plus some details about the funeral.

The top of page 3 has a Congressional Resolve headed w... See More  

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$136.00
658969

General Greene is highly esteemed... Washington in a very strong situation...

Item #658969

December 31, 1778

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Dec. 31, 1778  The front page has some reports concerning the Revolutionary War including: "General Green, who now commands in New England, is the person whom the Americans look up to as their leader if Mr. Washington should die or be rendered incapable of service. Though but a young man & as yet only 32 years of age, he is esteemed one of the best o... See More  

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$52.00
656585

Two accounts of the Battle of Bunker Hill, and two of Washington being named commander-in-chief... Thanks to Patrick Henry...

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July 07, 1775

THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, July 7, 1775 



* Battle of Bunker Hill - Siege of Boston

* George Washington becomes Commander-in-Chief

* Very rare American Revolutionary War era publication




This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary W... See More  

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$10,000.00
653375

The Napoleonic War: Bonaparte in Egypt...

Item #653375

September 25, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 25, 1799 



* From the year of George Washington's death



Page 3 has: "Military Exhibition" and "Talleyrand". Page 2 has an account: "...respecting the siege of the town of Acre by the army of Buonaparte". Then a letter signed in type: Buonaparte, to the Ghezar Pacha beginning: "Since my ... See More  

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$43.00
652415

Death of Nathaniel Gorham... George Washington script signatures...

Item #652415

June 15, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 15, 1796 



* President George Washington

* 3 Acts of Congress signed in script

* Nathaniel Gorham death




Page 2 has a report of the death of Nathaniel Gorham, a signer of the Constitution. Nice to have in a Boston newspaper as he lived in nearby Charlestown and was a signer for the state of Massachusetts.

The front page has three Acts of the United Sta... See More  

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$155.00
644253

Battle of Bunker Hill... The Gunpowder Incident...

Item #644253

July 01, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, July 1, 1775 



* Battle of Bunker Hill - Charlestown

* American Revolutionary War

* The gunpowder incident




The most significant content would be a fine account of the very historic Battle of Bunker Hill, being a letter datelined: "Watertown, June 22" and includes in part: "Before this reaches you, you will doubtless hear of the eng... See More  

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$7,950.00
642290

Siege of Newport, Rhode Island... Map of Dominica...

Item #642290
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1778  The issue begins with: "Proceedings in Parliament, continued" which has much concerning the Revolutionary War, including letters from Lord Viscount Howe to Lord Germaine from New York signed by him in type, a few bits including: "...as the rebel army remain strongly posted at the north part of the island of New York & th... See More  

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$110.00
640774

Early mention of George Washington...

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GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1755 



* Early George Washington

* Governor Robert Dinwiddie




There are no less than two high points in this issue, the first being an article headed: "Gov. Dinwiddie's Speech to the Assembly of Virginia" in which he relates various reports from the French & Indian War, including mention of  "...general Braddock, command... See More  

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$220.00
637876

Death of George Washington with an engraving of his coffin...

Item #637876

December 28, 1799

THE SPECTATOR, New York, Dec. 28, 1799 



* President George Washington's death

* Historic 1st report (rare)




The front page begins with a nice letter from "The Senate...To the President of the United States" noting that they wish: "...to express to you their deep regret for the loss their country sustains in the death of General George Washington..." with much mor... See More  

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$1,875.00
636685

The Benedict Arnold & Major Andre treason....

Item #636685
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1780  Within the "Historical Chronicle" near the back of the issue is a portion which notes: "...These gentlemen were reply'd to by others in opposition, who in thee accumstom'd style execrated the American war & denounced vengeance on those who had been the cause of it...all the evils with which we are not threatened,
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$122.00
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