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682386

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

Item #682386

April 06, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, April 6, 1795 



* Nice masthead engraving - 18th century America

* Illustrated farms for sale advertisements




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 i... See More  

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$47.00
682265

A handsome, 18th century displayable newspaper...

Item #682265

April 21, 1794

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, April 21, 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 irregular at the margins, generally very nice.... See More  

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$34.00
681089

With a note signed by George Washington...

Item #681089

February 04, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 4, 1793  Page 2 has reports from Congress which includes an introductory note signed in type by the President: Go. Washington.

Page 3 has: "Articles of the Society for Promoting the Improvement of Roads and Inland Navigation". The bkpg. includes a $20 reward for a runaway "...Negro Girl, named Nancy..." with detai... See More  

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$65.00
680602

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

Item #680602

August 28, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Aug. 28, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (2) Slaves advertisements




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 18 illustrated ship ads and 1 slavery related ad. One more is on page 3. (see)

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

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$44.00
680332

18th century runaway slave ad...

Item #680332

May 28, 1798

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 28, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (2) Slavery advertisements




Eighteenth century American publications are scarce to find. 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 two on the front page regardi... See More  

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$48.00
680307

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

Item #680307

September 05, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 5, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (2) runaway slave advertisements




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 8 illustrated ship & two runaway slave ads.

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

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$44.00
680258

18th century Philadelphia, Pennsylvania......

Item #680258

January 26, 1795

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 26, 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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$36.00
680243

1793 Boston, Massachusetts...

Item #680243

February 26, 1794

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 26, 1794



* 18th century American title



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

Page 4 includes 3 illustrated ship ads.

Complete as a 4 page issue, small piece torn away along the bottom margin of pages 3-4, generally very nice.

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$30.00
680196

American newspaper from just before the creation of the Constitution...

Item #680196

March 01, 1786

THE NEW HAVEN GAZETTE & THE CONNECTICUT MAGAZINE, 1786 (year in Roman numerals) 



* 18th century American publication



A notable newspaper from the brief period between the end of the Revolutionary War and the creation of the American Constitution when the founding fathers were crafting a framework for a new federal government.



News of the day and various advertisements.



Eight p... See More  

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$42.00
680107

An early set of 4 issues (1600's through early 1800's)...

Item #680107
(4) A set of four early newspapers (1600's - early 1800's)...



A set of four early newspapers, one each from the 1600's, early 1700's, late 1700's, and early 1800's - sent each month for as long as you would like. The issues are guaranteed to be worth $100 or more, but could be valued at as much as $150/set. The 1600's and early 1700's issues will be British, and ... See More  

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$50.00
680026

Decorative back page with 34 illustrated ship ads...

Item #680026

November 10, 1794

DUNLAP & CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 10, 1794  The back page is decorated by 35 illustrated ship ads, with details.

Inside pages have various news reports of the day and more ads.

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

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$38.00
680015

The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #680015

April 14, 1744

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, April 14, 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  

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$110.00
680006

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #680006

May 29, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, May 29, 1797 



* Rare 18th century American title



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." He was famous for sniping at his political opponents, usually those of a Jeffersonian-... See More  

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$67.00
679763

Published by Ben Franklin's grandson...

Item #679763

January 25, 1794

GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 25, 1794  This issue was published by Benjamin Franklin Bache, Ben's grandson. The front page is filled with ads including 6 illustrated ship ads and a "One Hundred Dollars Reward" ad for a runaway Dutch servant boy, with details. Various news of the day inside, with more ads as well.

Four pages never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

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$38.00
679736

The Articles of Confederation...

Item #679736

March 11, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, March 11, 1778  This was a strongly Tory newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

There are only a handful of documents in American history which can be considered cornerstones in the creation of our national government, which would include the Declaration of Indepe... See More  

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$12,500.00
679721

John Wilkes, a supporter of the American cause...

Item #679721

August 29, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, Aug. 29, 1768  The first half of the newspaper is taken up with the continuation of the "Narrative of the Hon. Commodore Byron" on his expedition around the world in the 1740's.

Near the back are reports from London noting in part: "...that most of the readers of our paper are such friends to liberty that they will receive with the most... See More  

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$145.00
679570

Six letters signed by President John Adams...

Item #679570

May 26, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 26, 1798  A nice issue for display as the front page contains not just one but six letters, each signed in type by the president: JOHN ADAMS. There are two more letters signed by Adams on page 2.

These letters are in response to letters sent to him by people or groups in Lancaster &  Harrisburg, Penna., and also Burlington & Bridgetown, N.J., and ... See More  

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$56.00
679514

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #679514

June 22, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 22, 1797  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." He was famous for sniping at his political opponents, usually those of a Jeffersonian-Republican sentiment. The first issue ap... See More  

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$67.00
679456

Handsome Revolutionary War newspaper with war content...

Item #679456

April 04, 1780

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET OR GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 4, 1780  This issue has one of the more decorative mastheads of the colonial era with exceeding ornate filigree work around the lettering, plus an engraving of a 3 masted ship.

The front page has an extract of a letter from Lord George Germaine to Major General Howe which concerns the exchange of prisoners with the Americans.... See More  

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$620.00
679233

Launch of the U.S. brig President Adams...

Item #679233

August 07, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Aug. 7, 1799  Most of the ftpg. is taken up with: "Robespierre--The Detested", the famous name from the French Revolution.

A page 2 item from Pittsburgh has: "A new brig, the property of the United States, called President Adams, was launched on Rouge River, six miles from Detroit...She carries 18 guns & is remarkably ha... See More  

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$46.00
679116

Colonial Boston, with the Supplement issue attached...

Item #679116

June 06, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, June 6, 1768 



* Pre Revolutionary War tensions



Under reports from London is: "...Letters from Boston, New England, mention that the late public spirit for establishing new manufactures was greatly subsided, the adventurers having met with nothing but disappointments in procuring materials, scarcity of money, & high price of wages." Else... See More  

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$240.00
679035

On the Treaty of Greenville, Ohio...

Item #679035

November 07, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 7, 1795  Page 2 has an interesting letter from a soldier at the "Head Quarters, Greenville" in which he describes the vicinity: "...much pleased with this country...mere trifle here to procure the necessaries of life. The sod is exceedingly good & the climate is healthy. This place is near the head of a branch of the Mississippi and of St. L... See More  

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678713

Death of Patrick Henry...

Item #678713

June 26, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 26, 1799 



* Patrick Henry's death 

* 18th century original 




On page 2 under "Died" is an inconspicuous obituary that reads, in full: "In Virginia, the 6th inst. the Hon. PATRICK HENRY, Esq. one of the Envoys appointed the last Session of Congress, to treat with the French Republic".

The back page has the lyrics of a &... See More  

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$165.00
677975

Earliest ice cream advertisement we have seen...

Item #677975

January 10, 1795

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 10, 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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$58.00
677609

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

Item #677609

August 04, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Aug. 4, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (3) Slaves advertisements




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 13 illustrated ship ads and 3 slave related ads. (see)

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

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$44.00
677502

Famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #677502

December 07, 1774

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL; AND THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, December 7, 1774 



* Benjamin Franklin's "Unite Or Die" cartoon



If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption. 

The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead
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677402

Sale of land at Presque Isle...

Item #677402

June 18, 1796

THE HERALD, A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New-York, June 18, 1796  The back page has an ad placed by the "Pennsylvania Population Company" concerning the sale of large acreage lots in the "Triangle Presque Isle". An "Aaron Burr" is listed as one of the managers of the company.

Four pages, nice condition.

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$38.00
677328

Arrival of a slave ship at Savannah...

Item #677328

September 23, 1797

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York Sept. 23, 1797  



* Slaver ship Agenoria (Brig)

* African slaves trade - slavery

* Savannah, Georgia arrival




Page 3 has an interesting report from Savannah with a tongue-in-check heading: "The Land Of Liberty!!  A Curiosity!!!", the report noting: "Just arrived from Cape Mount on the ...coast of Africa, the ship Agenor... See More  

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677250

18th century runaway slave ad...

Item #677250

February 26, 1798

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 26, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (1) Slavery 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 back page for the... See More  

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$44.00
677239

Creation of the United States Marine Corps, from the city where it happened...

Item #677239

July 14, 1798

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES & PHILADELPHIA DAILY ADVERTISER, July 14, 1792  A very historic issue on the history of the United States military. Specifically, it contains the Act of Congress formally creating the Marine Corps.

Taking an entire column on page 2, and headed with an engraving of a heraldic eagle, is: "AN ACT For Establishing and Organizing a Marine Corps" signed i... See More  

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$430.00
677133

Washington's concerns about apportioning numbers for Congress...

Item #677133

April 07, 1792

THE MAIL; OR CLAYPOOLE'S DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 7, 1792  Page 3 has a letter from the President to Congress concerning his thoughts on apportioning representatives for the House according troy he first census. Hid notes his two objections. Signed in type: G. Washington.

Four pages, untrimmed margins, nice condition.

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$74.00
677131

A report on the Treasury...

Item #677131

August 25, 1788

THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Aug. 25, 1788  All of page 2 is taken up with a report concerning the U.S. Treasury. Page 3 has some news of the day, but most of the issue is taken up with a wealth of advertisements including 11 illustrated ship ads.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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677119

Why the President needs a title...

Item #677119

November 21, 1798

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 21, 1798  The front page has an interesting item stating the reason for needing a formal title for the President of the United States so as not to be confused with presidents of other institutions.

Page 3 has a report concerning the arrival of the President in New York with comments on the conclusion of his trip through the eastern states.

Four pages... See More  

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$72.00
677102

Extremely early mention of George Washington... French & Indian War...

Item #677102

December 04, 1758

THE NEW YORK GAZETTE OR WEEKLY POST-BOY, Dec. 4, 1758  The front page features a very nice Address to the Lt. Governor & Commander in Chief of the colony of New York from the General Assembly concerning the French & Indian War, set in larger than normal type and taking two-thirds of the width of the page.

It contains nice content as well, including: "...congratulations on th
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$775.00
676972

Paul Revere, Masonic Grand Master... Frigate Constitution to be launched...

Item #676972

September 09, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept.  9, 1797  The top of page 3 has an advertisement for the "Grand Lodge" of the Masons, including an engraving of the Masonic seal, with the notice signed in type: Paul Revere, Grand Master".

Page 2 has a brief yet notable item datelined "Navy Yard, Boston" noting: "The constructor has the honor to inform his fellow citizens,... See More  

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$69.00
676958

Early Boston newspaper...

Item #676958

February 08, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, February 8, 1797 



* 18th century American original



Perhaps the most successful newspaper in America after the Revolutionary War with various news and ads of the day.

The entire front page is taken up with: "Documents" accompanying the message of the President, being a letter to Mr. Pinckney, America's ambassador to France.

Four pages, minor lo... See More  

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$37.00
676828

Honors to Ben Franklin... No more slave trade...

Item #676828

March 01, 1794

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, March, 1794  The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back two pages contains news items of the day.

Among the articles are: "A Humorous Description of Mortality, said to be written by the late Jonathan Swift...". Also a lengthy: "Extract from the Journal of the Society of 1789...the following Eulog... See More  

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$52.00
676796

Great on the inauguration of the President & Vice President...

Item #676796

March 01, 1797

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, March, 1797  The most notable report is near the back being a fine account of the: "Presidential Inauguration" with good derail. This is followed by: "Speech" being John Adams's inaugural address taking nearly 3 pages. 

This is followed by: "After concluding his speech, the President descended from his seat to receiv... See More  

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$99.00
676763

Full text of Washington's Proclamation regarding Spain...

Item #676763

August 24, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 20 and 24, 1796  A pair of issues: beginning on the front page of the Aug. 20 issue, carrying over to page 2, and concluding on pages 1 and 2 of the Aug. 24 issue is the complete text of the: "PROCLAMATION"  by the President for putting into effect a treaty with Spain. It is signed in script type at its conclusion: Geo. Washington.

This was one... See More  

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$110.00
676625

Benedict Arnold on the Battle of Quebec... Ethan Allen in irons...

Item #676625

February 22, 1776

NEW-ENGLAND CHRONICLE OR ESSEX GAZETTE, (Cambridge), Feb. 22, 1776 



* Battle of Quebec - Canada

* General Benedict Arnold report

* Ethan Allen in captivity

* American Revolutionary War




The top of the first column begins with a report from Cork that: "...there has been commotions amongst the soldiers who are to embark for America; that a great numbers of them have deserted & ... See More  

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676388

The young U.S. Navy... The President's palace...

Item #676388

December 29, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 29, 1798  Page 2 has a chart headed: "American Navy" being a: "List of Vessels In Service" noting the number of guns of commander of each.

It begins with the "United States" "Constitution" and "Constellation" then 12 other vessels, followed by a list of ship that are "Building" and locations of each.... See More  

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$97.00
676384

John Adams and the Bank of the United States...

Item #676384

July 21, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 21, 1798  The front page has half a column take up with: "An Act to Punish Frauds committed on the Bank of the United States" signed in script type: John Adams.

Page 2 has a document headed: "John Adams, President of the United States of America: To All Whom It May Concern" which is signed by him in script type: John Adams.

Four pages, mi... See More  

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$63.00
676377

President John Adams responds...

Item #676377

July 14, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 14, 1798  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.

Four pages, nice condition.

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$50.00
676173

1793 Boston, Massachusetts...

Item #676173

June 26, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 26, 1793



* 18th century American title



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

Pages 3 & 4 include 13 illustrated ship ads.

Complete as a 4 page issue, nice condition.

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$39.00
675024

Recruitment ad for joining the U.S. military...

Item #675024

June 05, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 5, 1799 



* From the year of George Washington's death



Page 2 has a letter from Lord Nelson to his wife. Page 3 also has a very nice recruitment ad for the military headed: "ATTENTION ! " "To all who properly estimate the Independence of America, love its Constitution, and are willing to defend its Government &a... See More  

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$46.00
674516

Sam Adams...

Item #674516

July 30, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 30, 1796 



* Samuel Adams, Massachusetts governor

* 18th century American original




The front page has a full column taken up with an Act of the Mass. legislature signed in type by its governor: Samuel Adams.

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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$43.00
674496

Philadelphia printing of the Constitution of the United States...

Item #674496
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, September, 1787 



* Philadelphia printing of the Constitution of the United States



This title, along with the "American Museum", has the honor of being the first magazine to print the Constitution of the United States. Both publications were from Philadelphia, the city where the Constitution was created.

Comments from the Library Company o... See More  

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$7,350.00
674295

Eight magazines from Philadelphia, late 1700's...

Item #674295

May 01, 1789

Eight 18th century American magazines but all damaged, mostly due to lack of several leaves: The Columbian Magazine, Phila., 1787-1791 (4); and The American Museum, Phila., 1789-1792 (4).

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$65.00
674289

A lot of seven 1795 New York newspapers...

Item #674289

February 03, 1795

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, 1795  A lot of seven complete issues, all never bound nor trimmed, some damp staining to most of them but otherwise rather good condition.

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$99.00
674043

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

Item #674043

March 23, 1797

PORCUPINES GAZETTE & UNITED STATES DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 23, 1797 



* Rare 18th century American title



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 inc... See More  

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$78.00
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