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684895

Major General Alexander Hamilton...

Item #684895

October 16, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 16, 1799  The back page has a nice "War Department" notice mention that: "All officers...who are...absent from their commands are required...to report themselves by letter to Major General ALEXANDER HAMILTON..." with a bit more. This is the Alexander Hamilton who served again in the military during the Quasi War.

F... See More  

Item from Catalog 314 (released for January, 2022)...

Added to Catalog 314 after the original version went to print. It is only available on-line.

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$49.00
684893

Major General Alexander Hamilton...

Item #684893

October 16, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 16, 1799 



* Alexander Hamilton during Quasi-War



The back page has a nice "War Department" notice mention that: "All officers...who are...absent from their commands are required...to report themselves by letter to Major General ALEXANDER HAMILTON..." with a bit more. This is the Alexander Hamilton who served ag... See More  

Item from Catalog 314 (released for January, 2022)...

Added to Catalog 314 after the original version went to print. It is only available on-line.

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$55.00
684567

1793 Boston, Massachusetts...

Item #684567

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 12 illustrated ship ads.

Complete as a 4 page issue, nice condition.

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$40.00
684216

British military leaders think the war cannot be won...

Item #684216

September 08, 1779

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Sept. 8, 1779  A nice newspaper from the midst of the Revolutionary War. Most of the ftpg. is taken up with discussions in Parliament which include talk of America including: "...wished to learn what was the present object of the war with America? How it was to be carried on, where, and with what? the force now in America, he presumed, could not in rea... See More  

Item from Catalog 313 (released for December, 2021)...

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$290.00
684209

Newspaper with the famous Ben Franklin imprint...

Item #684209

June 19, 1760

PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE, June 19, 1760  This is perhaps one of the most famous newspapers of the colonial era, almost entirely because it was printed by Benjamin Franklin as indicated by the imprint at the bottom of the back page which lists him by name, and identifies him as the Postmaster as well: "Printed by B. FRANKLIN, Post-Master, and D. HALL, at the New-Printing-Office, near the Mark... See More  

Item from Catalog 313 (released for December, 2021)...

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$2,950.00
684156

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

Item #684156

April 03, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, April 3, 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
683451

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

Item #683451

September 21, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 21, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title



The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 13 illustrated ship ads.

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, a little light staining, generally nice.... See More  

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$36.00
682988

18th century runaway slave ad...

Item #682988

February 24, 1798

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 24, 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
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
681106

The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #681106

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
681089

With a note signed by George Washington...

Item #681089

February 04, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 4, 1793 



* President George Washington



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 G... See More  

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$65.00
681045

By the famed Isaiah Thomas...

Item #681045

January 13, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Jan. 13, 1796  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, light fold rubbing and an older mend at the right margin.

Item from Catalog 314 (released for January, 2022)...

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$31.00
680937

Capture of Ethan Allen...

Item #680937

October 21, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Oct. 21, 1775  The front page includes a letter: "To the King" which references the American situation & includes: "...Let then, royal Sire, the liberty of England and America be ever in your heart, then shall the people be free, and America shall yet be happy in the full enjoyment of her rights...". Also on the ftpg. is: "A ... See More  

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$935.00
680853

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

Item #680853

June 14, 1753

THE INDEPENDENT REFLECTOR, New York, June 14, 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  

Item from Catalog 313 (released for December, 2021)...

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$235.00
680789

The very historic Duche letter to General Washington... Battle of the Kegs...

Item #680789

February 19, 1778

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Feb. 19, 1778 



* Jacob Duché - 1st chaplain to the Continental Congress

* Famous letter to General George Washington

* American Revolutionary War




A nice feature of the masthead is a great engraving taken after one done earlier by Paul Revere, showing a patriot soldier with a sword in one hand and a scroll reading "Independence" in the ot... See More  

Item from Catalog 313 (released for December, 2021)...

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$1,225.00
680689

George Washington Act of Congress...

Item #680689

July 27, 1796

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, July 27, 1796 



* President George Washington

* Lengthy Act of Congress




Most of the front page is taken up with an Act of Congress concerning duties on carriages, which is signed in type: G. Washington, President of the United States.

Page 3 has reports from Savannah, Philadelphia, New York, Northampton, Portland, Newburyport, and Bo... See More  

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$103.00
680631

Six issues of the famed Columbian Centinel...

Item #680631

August 26, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston  A lot of 6 issues from 1795-6, all with news & ads of the day and all with minimal wear at the margins. Scattered foxing, perhaps minor margin tears, generally good.

Item from Catalog 313 (released for December, 2021)...

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$82.00
680607

Death of Governor James Bowdoin...

Item #680607

November 24, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Nov. 24, 1790



* James Bowdoin death

* 2nd Governor of Massachusetts




The front page has: "Mr. Bowdoin" being a brief report announcing the death of James Bowdoin, a former Massachusetts governor and scholar, plus the "Order Of Procession" for his funeral.

A page 3 report from "Philadelphia" says the President was abou... See More  

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$44.00
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
680585

Constitutional Convention at few weeks away...

Item #680585

May 09, 1787

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 9, 1787



* Year of the United States Constitution



The top of page 3 has an interesting ad: "A Second Course of Lectures By a Lady" with details. Various news reports and a wealth of ads including 8 ftpg. illus. ship ads.

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

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$43.00
680460

Two Acts of Congress signed by John Adams...

Item #680460

August 31, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 31, 1799 



* President John Adams

* Land Acts of Congress




The front page has two Acts of Congress, each signed in script type: John Adams. One is to authorize the sale of: "...certain lands between the Great and Little Miami rivers in the territory of the United States north-west of the Ohio...". Other items include: "Rumors of a N
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$49.00
680445

General Washington...

Item #680445

July 06, 1790

CONCORD HERALD, & NEW HAMPSHIRE INTELLIGENCER, New Hampshire, July 6, 1790 



* President George Washington



On the front page under "Federal Congress" is the activity of the House of Representatives. The back page has a report about a "remarkable dwarf" who lived in New Jersey during the war and attracted "crowds of people", including Gen. Washington. Som... See More  

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$58.00
680431

A 'boxing match' between women of fashion...

Item #680431

August 27, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Aug. 27, 1796  Page 2 has a curious article headed: "Amorous Fracas!" beginning: "The boxing match which lately happened between two elderly maiden ladies of fashion in the vicinity of Merrion Square..." with the details.

Four pages, very nice, clean condition.

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$42.00
680382

Notice for INA, oldest stock insurance company in the United States...

Item #680382

June 14, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 14, 1793 



* Notice for INA, oldest stock insurance company in the United States



The bottom of the bkpg. has a notice: "The Members of the Insurance Company of North America..." with more. INA is the oldest stock insurance company in the U.S., founded in Phila. in 1792. It merged to form CIGNA in 1982. 

The ftpg. ... See More  

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$44.00
680368

Announcement that the Constitution has been created...

Item #680368

September 18, 1787

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, September 18, 1787 



* First announcement that the Constitution of the United States has been finalized



* In regards to historic announcements in U.S. history, this is rivaled only by the announcement that the Declaration of Independence had been signed




A singularly historic newspaper. As collectors know the very first news... See More  

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$26,750.00
680364

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War... On Burgoyne's surrender at Saratoga...

Item #680364

March 07, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, March 7, 1778 



* Surrender of general Burgoyne

* Battles of Saratoga - New York




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.

Most of the ftpg. is taken up with a: "...letter from Vice Admiral Lord Vi... See More  

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$680.00
680362

Nice reports concerning events near the end of the Revolutionary War...

Item #680362

December 19, 1782

THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Dec. 19, 1782 



* Closing events in the Revolutionary War



A nice feature of the masthead is a great engraving taken after one done earlier by Paul Revere, showing a patriot soldier with a sword in one hand and a scroll reading "Independence" in the other.

Page 2 has a report from London noting in part: "Governor Franklin, who lately arri... See More  

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$485.00
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
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
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 (see note below). 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... 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 



* 18th century shipping advertisements



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
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
679721

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

Item #679721

August 29, 1768

THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, Aug. 29, 1768 



* John Wilkes - radical

* Pre Revolutionary War




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 ... 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



* President John Adams



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 &... See More  

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$58.00
679514

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #679514

June 22, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 22, 1797 



* Rare 18th century American publication



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 Jeffer... See More  

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$67.00
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
679036

Politics, and those who aim to deceive...

Item #679036

November 11, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 11, 1795  The front page has much centering controversies with Oliver Wolcott, Jr., Secretary of the Treasury. 

Page 2 has a letter  concerning politics noting in part: "...good men were elected who are friends to the federal government...danger from the evil designs of those who aim to deceive the people by their great but false professions of... See More  

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$41.00
679035

On the Treaty of Greenville, Ohio...

Item #679035

November 07, 1795

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 7, 1795  



* Treaty of Greenville



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 o... See More  

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$43.00
679025

Washington authorizes copper for the mint... To run for a 3rd term?

Item #679025

June 18, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 18, 1796  



* President George Washington

* (4) proclamations signed in script

* U.S. coinage - copper cent




The front page has 3 Acts of Congress, each one signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, plus part of a fourth Act which carries over to pg 2, also signed by Washington.

The very first, at the top of the front page, is: "An Ac... See More  

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$210.00
679019

Four Acts of Congress signed by Washington & Adams...

Item #679019

May 21, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 21, 1796



* President George Washington

* John Adams - Acts of Congress




The front page contains not one or two, but four Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, and in block type by the Vice Pres: John Adams. A very nice issue for display given these four Washington signatures on the ftpg.

Four pages, some foxing, minor ... See More  

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$147.00
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
678706

Published by the famed Isaiah Thomas...

Item #678706
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, February, 1792  The bulk of the issue is taken up with a wide range of eclectic articles as noted on the full title/contents page.

Among the articles are: "Topographical Sketches of the County of Essex" "On the Necessity of Caution" "Arithmetick Recommended to the Ladies" "On the Sleep of Plants" "Ceremony of a ... See More  

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$59.00
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
677517

Napoleon Bonaparte... "Extraordinary" issue concerning the XYZ Affair...

Item #677517

June 03, 1797

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, June 3, 1797  The entire front page is taken up with reporting from the: "American Congress".

The back page has over a full column taken up with a report from the "Army of Italy" being a letter signed in type by: Buonaparte. Four more letters signed by him as well, on the "Engagement of La Chinse" "Battle of ... See More  

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$61.00
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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$18,000.00
677403

Three Acts of Congress signed by President Washington...

Item #677403

June 23, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, June 23, 1796  The back page is mostly taken up with three Acts of Congress, each one signed in type by the President: Go. Washington.

The most notable and the lengthiest--taking half of the page--is: "An Act to Ascertain and Fix the Military Establishment of the United States".

Page 3 has a bit headed: "John Paul Jones" c... See More  

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$82.00
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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$44.00
677327

Getting the Spanish to leave Natchez...

Item #677327

September 20, 1797

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, Sept. 20, 1797  Page 3 has a nice report prefaced with: "The Following State of the Negociation relative to the American and Spanish Limits..." which concerning the Spanish leaving Natchez.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.

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$40.00
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