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704118

Book on the trial of Quakers held at Philadelphia...

Item #704118

November 18, 1693

ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, England, Nov. 18, 1693



* Rare Salem witch trials advertisement

* Very early and rare 17th century title




This was a "gentleman's" newspaper very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics done in question/answer format. Published at a time when there were no newspapers printing in the American co
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$350.00
704117

Mention of Ben Franklin... Slave trade... Establishing a penal colony in Australia...

Item #704117
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1788 



* Early chess - Benjamin Franklin mention

* The slave trade

* Penal Colony, Botany Bay, Australia




Two pages have considerable detail regarding the game of chess which includes a mention of Benjamin Franklin. Near the back under the "Domestic Occurrences" heading is a report reading: "By the last accounts received fro... See More  

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703993

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1691...

Item #703993

March 14, 1691

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, March 14, 1691



* 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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703990

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1673...

Item #703990

September 18, 1673

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 18, 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, measur... See More  

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703945

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1672...

Item #703945

May 16, 1672

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 16, 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, measurin... See More  

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703910

Charles II offers a pardon in the Popish Plot investigation...

Item #703910

November 03, 1679

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 3, 1679  This issue has two items concerning the curious Popish Plot, the fabricated scheme accusing Catholics of plotting the assassination of King Charles II.

Most of the first column of the front page is taken up with a Royal Proclamation by the king pardon to those providing information in the Popish Plot. The back page has a report from Whitehall concer... See More  

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703888

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1671...

Item #703888

July 24, 1671

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 24, 1671



* 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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703885

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1685...

Item #703885

August 10, 1685

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Aug. 10, 1685



* 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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703642

Article signed by Robert Fulton... Ratification of the Jay Treaty...

Item #703642
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1796  Among the articles of interest within are the conclusion of: "On the Utility of Small Canals" signed in type by: Robert Fulton; "Inoculation the Cause of the Great Increase of Population" "On the Migration of Swallows" "Parliamentary Proceedings of Lords & Commons in 1795-6" and more.

Near the back ... See More  

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703640

Boston troubles... Gambling...

Item #703640
SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE FOR THE YEAR 1767, London. This is the "supplemental" issue published at the end of the year and having on the front page the table of contents and the title (see).

Perhaps the prime feature is the very nice foldout plate which shows: "...an elegant prospect in the gardens of her Royal Highness the Princess Dowager of Wales, at Kew." ... See More  

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703509

See the displayable front page from the 18th century...

Item #703509

December 24, 1720

THE POST-BOY, London, Dec. 24, 1720 



* Nice masthead engravings

* Early 18th century original




One of my favorite 18th century newspapers with the two nice engravings in the masthead, plus the very decorative first letter in the text (see). Various European reports.

Single sheet, about 8 1/2 by 14 1/8 inches in nice displayable condition.... See More  

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703315

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #703315

August 16, 1766

(5) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Dec. 5, 1758, Nov. 18, 1760, Dec. 28, 1762, May 19, 1768, and April 11, 1772. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. 

Each issue is complete in 8 pages, 8 by 11 inches, perhaps minor rubbing & foxing to some, generally in very nice ... See More  

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703314

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1700...

Item #703314

November 14, 1700

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 14, 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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703104

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1684...

Item #703104

September 22, 1684

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 22, 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, measur... See More  

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703101

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1675...

Item #703101

July 15, 1675

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 15, 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, me... See More  

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703100

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1684...

Item #703100

November 03, 1684

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 3, 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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702905

Colonies wish to declare themselves "free and independent"...

Item #702905
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1776 



* American Independence

* John Hancock (1776)




It is rare to find newspapers or magazines with the magical date of "July, 1776". Here is one.

The first article is: "Debate on the American Restraining Bill" with has much interesting reading and takes six pages. There are also 3 pages of text on events in America, includin... See More  

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702887

Edmund Halley (23 years old)... Significant issue on the Popish Plot...

Item #702887

April 10, 1679

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 10, 1679 


* Early mention of Edmund Halley (he was only 23 years old)
* Popish Plot (to kill King Charles II)

 
The back page has not one but two items concerning the Popish Plot in England, a contrived conspiracy to accuse Catholic leaders of plotting to kill King Charles II.
A report from Dublin notes: "A Proclamation has
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702882

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1701...

Item #702882

August 18, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Aug. 18, 1701



* 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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702795

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1700...

Item #702795

May 16, 1700

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 16, 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 c... See More  

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702794

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1701...

Item #702794

April 03, 1701

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 3, 1701



* 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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702789

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #702789

August 16, 1766

(5) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Sept. 16, 1758, Nov. 13, 1762, Dec. 13, 1764, April 7, 1768, and May 2, 1772. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. 

Each issue is complete in 8 pages, 8 by 11 inches, perhaps minor rubbing & foxing to some, generally in nice condi... See More  

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702676

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1671...

Item #702676

June 15, 1671

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 15, 1671



* 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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702586

Ben Franklin creates a medal honoring the end of the Revolutionary War...

Item #702586
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1783  Near the beginning are 15 pages of: "Summary Proceedings in the Third Session of the Present Parliament" which include some discussions concerning America. Another article concerns the tune Yankee Doodle, particularly details on the presumed author of the famous tune (questionable) who had recently died. It notes: "Your readers, &a... See More  

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702561

Letter from John Wesley... State of affairs in Pennsylvania...

Item #702561
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1756  Among the articles within is a "Letter from Mr. Wesley Confirming the Yorkshire Earthquake", signed by him in type: John Wesley, the noted evangelist and founder of Methodism.

Also: "Of the Cultivation of Exotics" which concerns the red cedar & other trees in America. Another article taking over 3 pages is "A Dia... See More  

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702544

Convicts shipped off to America... Oglethorpe before founding Georgia...

Item #702544

March 13, 1728

THE DAILY POST-BOY, London, March 13, 1728 (1729 by today's calendar) 



* Early James Oglethorpe

* Convicts to America




Near the bottom of the front page is a terrific item noting: "Also the same day nine felons convicts, eight men and one woman, were brought from Oxford City to the Oxford-Arms at Holborn Bridge, and from thence carry'd down the river and put on board a shi... See More  

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702303

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1670...

Item #702303

September 08, 1670

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 8, 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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702029

Phillis Wheatley arrives in London...

Item #702029

June 22, 1773

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 22, 1773  Certainly the most notable report is found on the back page, which contains: "Last Thursday the celebrated negro girl Phillis, the Poet, whose extraordinary talents have lately been taken notice of in the News Papers, arrived in London from Boston in New England. She had a letter of recommendation from a merchant at Boston to a bookseller in ... See More  

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701947

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #701947

August 16, 1766

(5) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Aug. 12, 1758, June 24, 1760, May 5, 1761, Feb. 2, 1768, and May 21, 1772. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. 

Each issue is complete in 8 pages, 8 by 11 inches, perhaps minor rubbing & foxing to some, generally in nice conditio... See More  

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701522

Great map of America & the West Indies...

Item #701522
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1762 



* Very early Southern America map w/ West Indies



Certainly the prime feature of this early magazine is the terrific & very displayable foldout map titled: "An Accurate Map of the West Indies with the Adjacent Coast" as noted in the ornate cartouche. This map shows much of present-day Georgia & Florida to present-day... See More  

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$415.00
701355

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #701355

August 16, 1766

(5) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated June 20, 1758, Oct. 4, 1760, Feb. 12, 1761, March 31, 1768, and May 11, 1771. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. 

Each issue is complete in 8 pages, 8 by 11 inches, perhaps minor rubbing & foxing to some, generally in nice condi... See More  

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701198

A large & decorative masthead... Avoiding taxation...

Item #701198

January 02, 1722

THE ORIGINAL LONDON POST OR, HEATHCOTE'S INTELLIGENCE, London, England, Jan. 2, 1722 



* Great masthead engraving

* Very rare publication




A rare title with the text running continuously from issue to issue, the lead sentence is the completion of the last sentence from the previous issue.

This was done by several periodicals during this period to avoid the tax on newspapers. This fo... See More  

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701195

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1671...

Item #701195

November 20, 1671

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 20, 1671



* 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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701176

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1686...

Item #701176

April 01, 1686

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 1, 1686



* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

* Hold something original from the 17th 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 ce... See More  

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701152

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #701152

August 16, 1766

(5) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Aug. 15, 1758, Oct. 21, 1760, Aug. 6, 1761, May 24, 1768, and May 21, 1772. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. 

Each issue is complete in 8 pages, 8 by 11 inches, perhaps minor rubbing & foxing to some, generally in nice conditi... See More  

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700720

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1686...

Item #700720

March 29, 1686

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, March 29, 1686



* 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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700633

Treaty of Peace ending the Revolutionary War: abridged version...

Item #700633
THE POLITICAL MAGAZINE, London, October, 1783  Near the back is the full text of: "The Definitive Treaty between Great Britain & the United States of America, signed at Paris, the 3rd day of Sept. 1783 which consumes over two pages, and includes the signatures of John Adams, B. Franklin, and John Jay.

Further on are additional documents which were part of the treaty with... See More  

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700551

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #700551

August 16, 1766

(5) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Sept. 30, 1758; Sept. 16, 1760; July 28, 1761; May 21, 1768; & May 19, 1772. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with some damp staining & a little foxing or fold rubbing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American col... See More  

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700445

Front page reports of Indian attacks...

Item #700445

November 15, 1763

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 15, 1763  The top of the front page has a report from Sir Jeffery Amherst with a New  York dateline noting in part: "...very large body of Indians, supposed to be 500 or more, attacked a convoy of a sergeant & 28 men of Wilmot's regiment returning with some wagons from the fort at the lower landing at Niagara...marched instantly to support... See More  

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700420

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #700420

August 16, 1766

(5) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Aug. 17, 1758; Oct. 8, 1761; Feb. 19, 1763; Feb. 23, 1768; & Feb. 22, 1772. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with some damp staining & a little foxing or fold rubbing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colo... See More  

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700316

Death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart... Slaves revolting in Haiti...

Item #700316

December 01, 1791

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1791 



* Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart death (1st report)

* Musical composer - Classical music era original




Presented inconspicuously among other death reports is a brief yet very notable report on the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, ending with a prophetic comment:  " At Vienna, Wolfgang Mozart, the celebrated German composer. ... See More  

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699820

An attempted early demonstration of a parachute ends comically... News from America...

Item #699820

July 14, 1785

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 14, 1785  The back page has a report concerning the early use of a parachute, bits noting: "...persons were assembled...late Blanchard's Aerobatic Academy near Vauxhall, to be spectators of an experiment made by a Italian with a parachute, who was to have let himself down from a prodigious altitude and to manifest his composure by playing on a viol... See More  

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699520

A plea for separation of church & state in America... Indian troubles...

Item #699520

September 17, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 17, 1768 



* re. separation of church and state in America



Over one-third of a page is taken p with a letter concerning: "The establishment of a Protestant episcopate in America is also very zealously contended for; and is very alarming to a people whose fathers, from the hardships they suffered under such an establishment, were obliged to fly th... See More  

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$98.00
698821

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #698821

August 16, 1766

(5) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Dec. 26, 1761, May 19, 1763, May 3, 1766, April 2, 1768, & April 14, 1772. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with some damp staining & a little foxing or fold rubbing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colon... See More  

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698684

17th century Woman publisher... 1682 original...

Item #698684

November 04, 1682

THE OBSERVATOR, London, Nov. 4, 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 thi... See More  

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698460

Ben Franklin on learning to swim...

Item #698460
THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, January, 1779  Inside has nearly two pages on: "Useful Hints For Learning To Swim, In a Letter to a Friend, by Benj. Franklin, L.L.D. F.R.S."

Also within: "On the Fatal Effects of Revenge" and: "On Female Conduct" & so much more. Near the back are news reports of the day but I see no war-related content.

Complete in 48 pages, 5... See More  

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$58.00
698459

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #698459

August 16, 1766

(5) THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated Jan. 19, 1758, Jan. 8, 1760, Jan. 27, 1761, Jan. 27, 1763, and Jan. 15, 1771. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. 

Each issue is complete in 8 pages, 8 by 11 inches, perhaps minor rubbing & foxing to some, generally in good condi... See More  

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$75.00
698455

Newspaper edited by the famed Jonathan Swift...

Item #698455

August 28, 1713

THE EXAMINER, London, Aug. 28, 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.

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698443

South Carolina is quartering British troops... Creating a treaty with the Indians...

Item #698443
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, June 27, 1768 (currently spelled Gloucester)  Page 3 under: "America" is a report from Charleston, South Carolina, containing a letter to the governor noting in part: "The dutiful behavior of the Assembly of South Carolina, in cheerfully making provision for quartering his Majesty's troops & complying with what has been required of them h... See More  

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698438

Lord Lovat and the Duke of Cumberland: notables in the Jacobite Rebellion...

Item #698438

December 11, 1746

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Dec. 11, 1746  This was one of the more notable titles for the 18th century, and from the era of the Jacobite Rebellion with a few items relating to it.

Page 2 has a report noting: "The Duke of Cumberland has been received with the utmost joy at the Hague, so as to give hopes of soon hearing the States General declaring war against France...as will o... See More  

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$68.00
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