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678157

18th century publication....

Item #678157

June 17, 1798

THE OBSERVER, London, June 17, 1798  A fine, folio size newspaper with various news & ads from the late 18th century, during the time of the Napoleonic war and the action in Egypt & elsewhere. Most of the news is from the United Kingdom but some other European reports as well. 

Complete in four pages, never-trimmed margins with a lighly inked. full red-inked tax stamp on page tw... See More  

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$22.00
678100

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1683...

Item #678100

April 16, 1683

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 16, 1683



* 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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$38.00
678057

Colonial Albany County land for sale...

Item #678057

July 07, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 7, 1770



* Albany County, New York

* Land for sale advertisement




The more famous newspapers of this period from shortly before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War--and from the year of the Boston Massacre--with an inside page containing the ad as seen in the photo below, headed: "AMERICAN LANDS to be sold..."in Albany County, New York, with oth... See More  

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$23.00
678013

First naval battle of the Revolutionary War between the British & French...

Item #678013

June 27, 1778

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 23-27, 1778 



* Naval conflict between the Belle Poule vs. the Arethusa

* British and French frigates - 1st naval battle

* Action of 17 June 1778




A  very notable issue reporting a significant naval event in the Revolutionary War. The front page & nearly half of pg. 2 are taken up with letters headed: "Victory, at Sea" which give deta... See More  

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$125.00
678009

Nice map of Jamaica...

Item #678009
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1762  This magazine still has the full page plate of "A Map Of the Island of Jamaica" which shows much detail (see). This map measures 5 by 8 inches and is in very nice, clean condition (see). There is also a report which relates to it titled: "Weak State of the Island of Jamaica" (see for portions).

There is also another artic... See More  

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$168.00
677963

(3) Gentleman's newspapers from 17th century England...

Item #677963

December 29, 1694

ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, England, Feb. 6 & 27 and March 6, 1694



* Rare 17th century publication

* Lot of 3 issues over 325 yrs. old




This was a fine gentleman's newspaper which was very popular in the coffeehouses of early England. Interesting reading on a wide range of topics. A very early English periodical now over 325 years old.

These newspapers were done in question/a
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$112.00
677903

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1668...

Item #677903

April 16, 1668

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 16, 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, measur... See More  

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677902

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1672...

Item #677902

May 26, 1673

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 26, 1673



* Among the earliest of 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 by 10 3/4... See More  

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677898

The effects of opium...

Item #677898
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1763 



* Effects of opium in the 18th century



Among the articles within this issued are: "An Account of the Effects of Opium as a Poison with the Method of Cure & Proper Directions what to do...", "Proposal for Establishing a National Bank" "M. Condamine's Journey into Italy" "Description of a Lamp... See More  

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677867

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1668...

Item #677867

March 30, 1668

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, March 30, 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, measur... See More  

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677781

Interesting title from the 17th century...

Item #677781

January 10, 1679

THE WEEKLY PACQUET OF ADVICE FROM ROME: OR, THE HISTORY OF POPERY, London, Jan. 10, 1679



* From the 17th century

* Rare variant publication




An unusual anti-Catholic newspaper which has a short life before being suppressed. Attached at the back is a single sheet headed: "The Courant: Or, The Jesuits Memoirs".

Complete in 8 pages, 5 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches, very nice condition.... See More  

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$62.00
677603

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1668...

Item #677603

August 03, 1668

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Aug. 3, 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, measurin... See More  

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677552

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1668...

Item #677552

May 25, 1668

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 25, 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, measurin... See More  

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677508

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1668...

Item #677508

May 07, 1668

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, May 7, 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, measuring... See More  

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677462

Terrific map of Eastern Canada...

Item #677462
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1746 



* Great Eastern Canada map

* Jacobite Rebellion




Certainly the prime content in this issue is the quite large foldout map titled in the ornate cartouche: "A New Chart of the Coast of NEW ENGLAND, NOVA SCOTIA, NEW FRANCE or CANADA with the Island of Newfoundland, Cape Breton, St. John's, etc...". The map show much great ... See More  

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$335.00
677461

Print of the siege of Rhode Island... Treaty with France...

Item #677461
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1779  This issue leads off with reports on the debates in Parliament, which include discussion on the Revolutionary War, including: "...the conduct of the army under the command of Gen. Howe; he seized the opportunity of painting in the blackest colours the ingratitude of the Americans; & concluded with exhorting the House to unanimity in p... See More  

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677142

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1677...

Item #677142

December 24, 1677

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Dec. 24, 1677



* 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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$52.00
676426

Over 290 years old...

Item #676426

March 31, 1730

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, March 31, 1730



* 18th Century original

* Over 291 years old



This newspaper is 291 years old. Various news from London and other parts of Europe, with interesting advertisements as well.

This title is the oldest continuously published daily newspaper in the world which began in 1665 and is still in existence today. Complete as a single sheet, measuring
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$32.00
676361

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

Item #676361

December 29, 1720

THE POST-BOY, London, Dec. 29, 1720 



* Nice masthead engravings



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, good, displayable condition.

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$38.00
676172

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1692...

Item #676172

June 05, 1692

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, June 5, 1692



* 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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$39.00
676163

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1697...

Item #676163

January 13, 1697

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Jan. 13, 1697



* 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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$37.00
676076

Advertisement on the Salem witch trials...

Item #676076

February 11, 1693

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, Feb. 11, 1693 



* Rare Salem witch trials advertisement

* Very early and rare 17th century title




The back page has an advertisement for the book "The Second Edition of the late TRYALS of several WITCHES in New-England. Written by Cotton Mather, and Published by the Special Command of the Governour." (see)

This is the only periodical we have ever ... See More  

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675952

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

Item #675952

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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675904

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1675...

Item #675904

July 29, 1672

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, July 29, 1672



* 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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675777

Handsome, early, displayable newspaper from 1715...

Item #675777

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.

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675403

Great 18th century issue for display...

Item #675403

January 30, 1720

THE WEEKLY JOURNAL OR SATURDAY'S POST, London, April 23, 1720



* Great masthead engraving

* Early 18th century original




This title has one of the more beautiful & intricately engraved mastheads to be seen, and this issue has a particularly lightly-inked impression. Various news items from Europe.

Present are all 6 pages, as more typically the back leaf is lacking as it was often loo... See More  

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674777

From Charleston, with Oglethorpe mention...

Item #674777
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1740  Among the articles noted in the table of contents are: "Remarks on the Woolen Trade" "Article of the Treaty of Utrecht Relating thereto" "The State of the Press & Hardships of Printers" "Debates in the Senate of Great Lilliput Continued" "His Majesty's Speech equal to a Message"&nbs... See More  

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674571

Genuine London Gazette newspaper from 1677...

Item #674571

November 05, 1677

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Nov. 5, 1677



* 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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674356

Was George Washington ever a commissioned officer in the British army?

Item #674356
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1795  Included is a letter to the publisher concerning George Washington, referencing his bravery & military prowess from the French & Indian War. Further on it notes: "...In the regular standing army of Great Britain he never held any commission: and this perhaps may have been...why Lord Howe & General Howe declined acknowledging h... See More  

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673876

Vermont to come under a European power rather than submit to Congress?

Item #673876

August 21, 1784

THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England Aug. 21, 1784  Various news reports from Europe & elsewhere. The front page has an item: "...from New York...that the state of Vermont becomes more populated & powerful than any other part of the American continent which had caused no small jealousy to the neighbouring colonies, particularly as they refuse to submit to the authority of Congress an... See More  

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673852

Five issue lot from before the Revolutionary War...

Item #673852

August 21, 1766

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, A group of five issues dated June 4, 1757, Jan. 27, 1763, Aug. 21, 1766, April 2, 1767, & Nov. 3, 1772. Each issue is complete in 8 pages and is in good condition, a few with some damp staining & some foxing. A nice little group lot providing a flavor of life in England from the period when tensions were growing with its American colonies. Each measures about... See More  

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673837

Working towards creating a treaty of peace ending the Revolutionary War...

Item #673837

February 06, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 6, 1783  The front page has a report noting in part:  "...was a meeting of the merchants & others concerned in lands, in the province of West Florida...this province is agreed to be ceded to Spain...that the landholders, planters & other inhabitants of this province were left in a very imminent situation by the Preliminary Articles of Peac... See More  

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673834

A "newspaper" for commoners...

Item #673834

December 25, 1754

THE CONNOISSEUR "By Mr. Town [pseud.], Critic, and Censor-General", London, Dec. 25, 1755  A weekly paper which lasted about 2 1/2 years as a "commoner's" counterpart to "The World" (which we sell as well), a periodical of about the same time which dealt more with the interests of aristocrats.

James Boswell says in his "Life of Johnson", "...I... See More  

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673728

Interesting title from the 17th century...

Item #673728

January 03, 1679

THE WEEKLY PACQUET OF ADVICE FROM ROME: OR, THE HISTORY OF POPERY, London, Jan. 3, 1678/9  (double-dated depending on which calendar was used). An unusual anti-Catholic newspaper which has a short life before being suppressed. Attached at the back is a single sheet headed: "The Popish Courant" of the same date.

Complete in 8 pages, 5 3/4 by 7 1/2 inches, very nice condition.

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673692

American government is broke... Huddy/Asgill Affair...

Item #673692

September 26, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 26, 1782  Page 2 has news headed "America" mentions: "...lately sent to wheedle the Eastern provinces into a submission to the intolerable extractions of the Congress for the further support of their tyranny, are returned empty handed." Also a letter from New York: "People here in general talk much of peace...I fear it will be patc... See More  

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673675

Reflections upon the military actions of the Revolutionary War...

Item #673675

July 27, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 27, 1782   Page 4 has a portion of letter No. III of a continuing series: "A Brief Memorial Upon the American War..." which reflects upon the events of the Revolutionary War in nice detail, taking all of pg. 4 & over half of page 5.

More war news on pg. 6 including an item relating to the controversial Huddy/Asgill Affair, and also menti... See More  

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673662

Debating whether to grant independence to America or not...

Item #673662

July 04, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 4, 1782  The front page has a report from the House of Commons mentioning in a bill which could not pass unless it was stripped of amendments which had "...very serious consequences...that the bill was...an act of legislation for thirteen discontented colonies of America over which we had so often declared our readiness to renounce every species of leg... See More  

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673661

Debating whether to grant independence to America or not...

Item #673661

July 04, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 4, 1782  The front page has a report from the House of Commons mentioning in a bill which could not pass unless it was stripped of amendments which had "...very serious consequences...that the bill was...an act of legislation for thirteen discontented colonies of America over which we had so often declared our readiness to renounce every species of leg... See More  

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673544

The premiere issue of the war: the Declaration of Independence…

Item #673544

August 17, 1776

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, August 17, 1776  Certainly the overriding significance of this issue is the complete printing of arguably the most important document in American history, headed: "In Congress, July 4, 1776. A Declaration by the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress Assembled" which begins with the famous line: "When in the course of... See More  

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673532

The famous Jewish boxer Daniel Mendoza...

Item #673532

June 23, 1791

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 23, 1791  Inside has two-thirds of a column taken up with a nice account of a boxing match headed: "Boxing - Ward and Mendoza". Daniel Mendoza was a famous Jewish boxer who transformed the English stereotype of a Jew from a weak, defenseless person into someone deserving of respect. He is said to have been the first Jew to talk to the King, George... See More  

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673504

This title lasted less than seven months...

Item #673504

July 01, 1713

THE GUARDIAN, London, July 1, 1713  A very short-lived newspaper lasting less than seven months, notable for its publisher Richard Steele with contributions from Joseph Addison, Alexander Pope & others. Steele and Addison had previously collaborated on the "Tatler" and "The Spectator", issues of both we have offered for purchase.

Single sheet, 6 3/4 by 11 1/4 inches, ... See More  

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673503

Celebrating the repeal of the Stamp Act...

Item #673503

June 12, 1766

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 12, 1766  Page 2 has a report on the "Ascot Races", one of the more renowned horse races in the world. Another report is on the East India Company which talks in part about the tea trade. The back page has a note that: "A letter from New York...says that a solemn thanksgiving had been appointed to be held throughout the whole province on acco... See More  

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673500

A very rare 17th century title...

Item #673500

June 25, 1689

A CONTINUATION OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE PARLIAMENT IN SCOTLAND, London, England, June 25, (1689)  The year is noted in the dateline of the first report at the top of page 1, as well as in the imprint at the bottom of the back page. A very rare newspaper from England, other titles existing but which have slightly different wording, dealing primarily with Parliamentary affairs. Much of the fro... See More  

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$160.00
673498

Just before being "turn'd off'"...

Item #673498

September 20, 1716

THE POST BOY, London, Sept. 20, 1716  The front page reports of the battling between Ottoman - Venetian War where heavy loss had occurred and request for a truce for a few hours in order to bury the dead was denied. The last two assaults were made by hiding nails and iron spikes in the sand between the planks leading up to the Bridge of Communications which lamed their horses and then firing ... See More  

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673497

World's first daily newspaper...

Item #673497

January 22, 1726

THE DAILY COURANT, London, Jan. 22, 1726  This was the world's first successful daily newspaper, and is a landmark issue for any newspaper collection as such. It began in 1702. As would be imagined the issue is almost entirely taken up with various European reports, with half of the back page taken up with advertisements.

Complete as a single sheet newspaper measuring 8 1/2 by 14 1/4 inc... See More  

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$135.00
673457

Uncommon title from 1730...

Item #673457
THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, December, 1730  This is an uncommon periodical published during the reign of King George II, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely a periodical, with the more extended title reading: "... Giving an Account of all the Publick and Private Occurrences, Civil, Ecclesiastical, and Mili... See More  

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673429

Obituary of Josiah Wedgwood... Much on coins...

Item #673429
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1795  Under the "Obituary or remarkable Persons" is a full page obituary for Josiah Wedgwood, of Wedgwood Crystal fame. Two additional articles within focus on coinage: "Hints Towards Improving the British Coinage" and "Provincial Coins of Great & General Utility".

This issue has all 3 plates called for, one of ... See More  

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673386

Historic slavery medal by Josiah Wedgwood... Franklin's speech...

Item #673386
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, A two issue set: February & March, 1788  

February issue: Perhaps the most interesting article is: "Dr. Lindsay on Dr. Franklin's Doctrine of Water-spouts" which comments on Ben Franklin's work. This article takes 2 1/2 pages and one of the plates includes prints of various water spouts.

An article: "Edict in Favour... See More  

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$225.00
673365

Discussing the slave trade... Indian troubles near Detroit...

Item #673365
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1792  Among the articles are: "Dispassionate Remarks on the Slave Trade" "Remarks on the Various Opinions Fairy Rings" "A Protest Against all the Petitions for the Abolition of the Slave Trade".

Near the back is news of the day including over half a column headed: "America" which includes a report from Hawaii (v... See More  

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673293

Hebrew customs...

Item #673293
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1739  One of the articles is headed: "Continuation  of the Dissertation begun in our Last Whether the Hebrews Borrow'd any Customs from the Heathens" which takes over 1 1/2 pages.

Another article has the: "Manifesto of the Catholick Majesty..."concerning a payment to the South Sea Tea Company.

Near the back is the... See More  

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$61.00
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